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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Emporium Woman's ID Used To Purchase Computer

WEllsboro Man Accused Of Falsifying Information On Firearm Form

Tioga County Probation Officer Finds Suspected Drugs & Paraphernalia

Jay Township & Bennetts Valley Dispatched For Victim Of ATV Crash

At 10:34 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire Dept. & Bennetts Valley ambulance have been dispatched to 2965 Mount Zion Road for a 50 year old male victim of a 4 wheeler accident. Caller reported the victim unable to move after initially being unresponsive. The accident is on the roadway. Stat is unable to fly due to weather.
10:54 PM--Units have arrived on scene and are reporting that there are no injuries in the crash. Medic & ambulance returning.

Coudeersport Ambulance Dispatched To North Main Street

At 10:25 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic have been dispatched to North Main Street for an infant ill.

Busy day for Smethport Fire Department Inc.

Smethport Fire Department Inc.

Busy day! 01/27/2018

1) Dispatched for cardiac arrest at the McKean County Jail.

2) Dispatched 2nd Alarm assignment to a structure fire in Port Allegany. Engine 23 and Chief 2 responded, Chief 3 reassigned the crew to standby at Station 3, command confirmed fire under control.

3) We have 2 members attending fire-school this weekend as they begin their journey with us.

Reserve Your Spot Now For Night Fishing In May On Lake Erie With Captain Fred Forsythe

Norwich Township Dispatched For Crash In Crosby

At 8:29 PM on Saturday, Norwich Township Fire Dept. and Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash at the intersection of White Hollow & Christian Hollow. Report one person self extricated with unknown injury.

Linda L. JOHNSON, 72, of Wellsville, NY


Linda L. JOHNSON, 72, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, January 26, 2018 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. 

Born October 10, 1945, in Kane, PA, she was the daughter of John and Ruth Bengtson Buhl. On January 15, 1966, in Kane, she married Richard C. Johnson, who survives. 

A graduate of Kane High School, she attended Duff’s Business School in Pittsburgh and beautician school in Clarksville, TN. She owned and operated Linda’s Hair Fashion for many years. Linda was a member of Grace United Church in Wellsville. 

Surviving besides her husband, Richard, are: two children, Dan (Kim) Johnson and Amy (Chad) Hunt, both of Wellsville; and four grandchildren, Luke, Skylar, Jacob, and Dakota. 

She was predeceased by her parents. 

Friends may gather for a celebration of life on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Willing Town Hall. A private graveside service will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, PA at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to Grace United Church or Hart Comfort House. Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at

Just a few of the cars that will be taking part in the Eliot Ness Festival

"Eliot Ness Fest: Touched by the Untouchable (July 20-22, 2018)"


Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m., the classic rock band Black Diamond Express will perform on stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
This band plays a wide selection of classic rock hits as well as some of todays. Among the artists they cover are: Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf, The Eagles, The Beatles, Bob Seger, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chuck Berry, The Stray Cats, Moody Blues, The Box Tops, The Kingsmen, John Cougar, The Blues Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, Maroon 5, The Doobie Brothers and more.

Lead guitarist Rod Patt founded Black Diamond Express 20 years ago in the Athens/Waverly area of the Penn-York Valley. The band's name was taken from the Lehigh Valley Railroad's flagship passenger train that ran from New York City to Buffalo from 1896 until 1959. The train's through coach from and to Philadelphia stopped near Towanda in Bradford County.

Born and raised in Wellsboro, Patt moved to Towanda in 1990. He taught music in public schools for 31 years until retiring from the Athens Area School District in 2017. The band's driving force, Patt has played guitar for 47 years with area jazz and rock bands and for school musicals.

Mark McEwen, the lead singer and rhythm guitar and harmonica player, writes music and has recorded two studio albums. Born and raised in Towanda, he has been playing professionally with various bands in the Towanda area for 25 years. McEwen is employed by Applications Stensanalyst in Phoenix, Arizona.

Don Gray plays bass guitar. A native of Aliquippa, he performed with Pittsburgh area bands. In 2007, Gray moved to Sayre. He is a research engineer at Dupont and has been performing music professionally for 49 years.

Paul Farrell, a retiree, has been playing drums for 46 years. He was born in Philadelphia and worked with various bands in that area to refine his skills. He moved to Forks Township in 2001.

Ed Arnold plays keyboard. A native of Towanda, he moved to Endwell, New York in 1997 and is a senior computing specialist for Jancoy, Inc. Arnold has played professionally for 48 years. He performed with the Westchester County Jazz Band in White Plains, New York, with the Northeast Navy Show Band and played keyboard at resorts in the Catskills.

This concert is a BYOB and Snacks event. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. For tickets and to reserve a table at no extra charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Members of the Black Diamond Express include: (from left) Don Gray on bass guitar; Paul Farrell on percussion; Rod Patt on lead guitar; Ed Arnold on keyboard; and lead singer Mark McEwen on rhythm guitar and harmonica. Gray, Farrell, Patt and Arnold are the band's backing singers.

Liberty, Blossburg Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 15 N

At 6:43 PM on Saturday, Liberty & Blossburg have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 15 north, just north of the Sebring Exit. Report possibly one injury.


(By Mike Leone)

(Edinburg, PA)...While the 2018 racing season is only a few months away, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2017 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. Sunshine and mild conditions prevailed as a record number of attendees filled the beautiful banquet hall as over $125,000 in cash and thousands in contingencies were distributed to Sweeney RUSH Late Model, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock racers. All told over a quarter million dollar of cash and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2017 season.

The Sweeney RUSH Late Models had events at 22 different speedways in 2017 with over 350 different racers participating in either a weekly-sanctioned and/or touring series event! Year four for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified season saw a record eight different speedways hold events with a record 52 different drivers competing in 42 different cars with a record turnout of 30 cars at Sharon Speedway. The Sweeney Pro Stocks continued in year three of their Weekly Series, while the second year Sweeney Pro Mods doubled in car count and added events at Bradford Speedway and McKean County Raceway in addition to Stateline Speedway.

Crowned 2018 Late Model champions were Bryce Davis-Sweeney Touring Series, Logan Roberson-Sweeney Weekly Series, Max Blair-Pace "Summer Chase", Justin Lamb-"Bilstein Bandits", Devin Brannon-"Futures Cup", and Jamie Wrightsman-Wheelman Bonus Event Challenge Series. In the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, it was Rocky Kugel-Bicknell Racing Products Weekly Series, Kyle Martell-Bicknell Touring Series and Jeremy Weaver-Bicknell "Futures Cup". Dennis Lunger, Jr. won the Sweeney Pro Mod Weekly Series crown, while Brian Mohawk earned the "Futures Cup". Corey McPherson captured the Sweeney Pro Stock title. All of the champions received their point fund monies, laser etched championship marble awards, inscribed RUSH championship leather jackets, and Hoosier championship jackets

After two years of coming home second, for the first time in his career, Bryce Davis is the RUSH Touring Series Champion. After waging a battle for the second straight year with his nemesis and fellow New Yorker John Waters throughout the season, the Hornell, NY driver would earn the $5,000 Sweeney Tour championship by just 12 points over the 2016 champion. Davis started off the year on fire with nine top 5s in the first 10 races and ended the season with 11 top 15s in 15 races including wins at Outlaw and Bradford in the first ever RUSH Tour races at those facilities.

For the first time in his career, Logan Roberson is a RUSH Champion. The 20-year-old Waynesboro, Virginia driver won six features at both Potomac and Winchester Speedway and had an impressive 26 top 5s and 30 top 10s in 34 starts, running more races than only one other driver. After hurting a motor at Delaware on a Thursday night, Roberson's team drove 400 miles to Race 1 in Ohio where they purchased a new motor then drove 350 miles to race on Friday night at Potomac in Maryland. Roberson earned $5,000 for the Sweeney Weekly Series title; Roberson added another $1,200 in point fund monies to take home $6,200.

Max Blair left Saturday's banquet as RUSH's top point fund earner once again by garnering $6,300. He received $3,000 each for winning his third Pace Summer Chase title and also finishing second in the Sweeney Weekly Series points. The Centerville, Pa. 28-year-old focused more on Super Late Model racing again in 2017 rather than following the Sweeney Tour, but did win two of his four Tour starts and finished runner-up in the other two. Blair also won the $300 member points at Stateline.

The third top earner was Justin Lamb at $5,900. The Coraopolis, Pa. driver had his best season ever and did it on the $135 "Bilstein Bandits" Shocks. Lamb won a feature at his home track Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway and finished third in the "Jook George Steel City Classic" Touring Series feature over a 43-car field. In 17 starts during the Sweeney Weekly Series period, Lamb had 16 top 5s with his worst finish being a seventh. That was good enough to earn him the $5,000 "Bilstein Bandits" title, 11th in the Sweeney Weekly Series, and first place in the member points at Pittsburgh.

Devin Brannon became the latest to enshrine his name as a "Futures Cup" Champion. The 14-year-old had 4 top 5s and 16 top 10s with his best finish being a second at Winchester where he finished third in the RUSH member points. He traveled to Roaring Knob for the first time ever on the final weekend of points, and his third place finish clinched him the title. Brannon earned $500 joining past champs Ryan Montgomery, Nico Dabecco, Michael Lake, Eric Wilson, Clinton Hersh, and Wyatt Scott.

Jamie Wrightsman won his first "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series title. The Cortland, Ohio driver won the non-qualifier at Eriez and Pittsburgh to help him win the title. Wrightsman received $200 cash and $200 in K&N gift cards in addition to his championship jacket and hardware.

The top five in RUSH member points at each RUSH Late Model weekly-sanctioned track shared in $800 cash ($300,200,100,50) with positions six through eight receiving contingencies that will be mailed out as part of the new "Track Pack" Weekly Bonus Program.

Rocky Kugel withstood two crippling crashes and would win the $3,000 Bicknell Weekly Series title for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds on the final night at Lernerville. The Aliquippa, Pa. driver raced from the 22nd spot and had to either win or finish second and hope Kole Holden didn't win. Kugel would make a three-wide move on the final lap to finish second and beat Holden by just one-point. Kugel picked up three wins at both Sharon and Lernerville, the Tour race at Expo, and one at Pittsburgh.

One year after winning the "Futures Cup", Kyle Martell of Rootstown, Ohio captured the 2017 Bicknell Touring Series title. The 17-year-old won the $800 opener at Thunder Mountain over a 26-car field then beat another 26-car field at Tri-City in race number two. Even though he didn't win another Tour race, Martell didn't finish worse than seventh the rest of the year in Tour events to capture the $800 title.

Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Weaver garnered the "Futures Cup" for the Sportsman Mods. The Stoneboro, Pa. driver fittingly won his first career race at Mercer- the track he grew up at watching his uncle Chris Haines race. Weaver also had a second in the Tour race at Thunder Mountain, had 5 top 10s at Sharon, 6 top 10s at Pittsburgh, 2 top 10s at Lernerville and one each at Eriez and Mercer showing his versatility. Weaver earned $300 and joins past champs Holden and Martell.

Veteran racer and still current RUSH Late Model driver, Dennis Lunger, Jr., joined the Sweeney RUSH Pro Mod ranks in 2017 and came out as champion. The Albion, Pa. driver won the first seven features at Stateline and would go on to win 12 of the 15 along with the championship at the Busti, NY track. Lunger also added wins at McKean and Bradford to give him 14 on the year to easily win the $3,500 title. Including his RUSH Late Model point funds, Lunger took home $5,500 car owner Rueben Schwartz. Gowanda, New York teen, Brian Mohawk became the newest "Futures Cup" champion and earned $300 thanks to 15 top 10s in 16 starts.

After finishing runner-up to inaugural Canadian champion Justin Ramsay in 2015, Corey McPherson captured his second straight $1,000 Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock Championship. The Tarentum, Pa. 29-year-old had another stellar season at Lernerville winning nine feature including two open rules events for the "Autum-Motive Fest" and the "Steel City Stampede" defeating some of the region's best open engine Pro Stock racers with him GM crate engine. McPherson finished in the top four in 13 of the top 14 events at Lernerville propelling him to his fifth Lernerville track championship in six years.

The highlight of the program was the special awards ceremony. The Series' major sponsor, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance, was recognized with a special appreciation plaque for their continued support of the Series. Don Blackshear, Director of Circle Track Development of Pace, accepted on behalf of both companies.

The "Legacy" Award is to honor historical significance as RUSH directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone have completed their 11th year of directing crate engine racing in the Northeast. The 2017 winner was Bud Rodgers. Rodgers, a fair board member at the Trumbull County Fairboard, has been instrumental in offering a Touring Series event for the Late Models over the past 10 years and now the last three for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Rodgers also operates the towing service at nearby Sharon Speedway.

The "Majestic" was awarded to Branden Lockwich. For the past two years, Lockwich has been a huge asset in making the "Jook George Steel City Classic" at Pittsburgh the richest RUSH event of the season. In 2017, Lockwich raised $12,000 as the event paid $4,010 to-win plus the show became a Touring Series event for the first time.

The "Car Owner of the Year" Award was won by the Davis Racing Team. Driver Bryce Davis won his first Sweeney Late Model Touring Series title, but a lot of effort was made by his team including his parents and other members that don't get a lot of notoriety. Between Davis' job and three children at home, the team went a long way in the excellent maintenance program and helping to get the car to the races.

Jessica Kriegisch was awarded the first "Outstanding Achievement". The Ellwood City, Pa. former go-kart racer joined her sister Chelsie, who won a race at Expo in 2016, by winning her first career feature at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. Jessica did it at the "Monster Half-Mile" in front of a large crowd for the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and got congratulated by Tony Stewart afterwards. The Kriegischs are the first winning sisters in the region.

The second "Outstanding Achievement" went to another female racer in Lauren Butler. The West Mifflin, Pa. racer became the first ever female RUSH Champion and did it by winning the Street Stock title at Jennerstown Speedway. An auto accident derailed her title run in 2016, but didn't stop her in 2017. Butler also became the first ever female Street Stock champion in the history of Jennerstown.

Jimmy Friedline of Jennerstown Engine Technologies was awarded the third annual Bill Hendren Memorial RUSH Engine "Rebuilder of the Year". The Jennerstown, Pa. business was key in the transition of RUSH sanctioning crate racing at Jennerstown Speedway in the Late Models, Modifieds, and Street Stocks as each engine had to be verified with RUSH seals before being able to compete in 2017.

Top racers from the K&N "Air Induction" Dash Championship in both the RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds received K&N gift cards. Champions were John Waters in the Late Models and Brandon Ritchey in the Sportsman Mods. Dash points were kept at all tour events.

RUSH Series announcer, Brian Spaid, emceed the affair and also previewed the upcoming 2018 season. Toni Carbone photographed the event and that link is now online.

2017 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Top 12 Driver Points: 1. Bryce Davis 1056 2. John Waters 1044 3. Jeremy Wonderling 1024 4. Jason Knowles 972 5. Brian Knowles 956 6. Brian Swank 897 7. Mike Pegher, Jr. 784 8. Tony White 698 9. J.J. Mazur 680 10. Jamie Wrightsman 612 11. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. 561 12. Eric Wilson 533.

2017 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Top 40 Points: 1. Logan Roberson 1342 2. Max Blair 1342 3. Chad Homan 1338 4. Jeremy Wonderling 1331 5. Jason Genco 1320 6. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1319 7. Mike Pegher, Jr. 1318 8. Bryce Davis 1315 9. John Waters 1314 10. Daryl Charlier 1310 11. Justin Lamb 1306 12. Kevan Cook 1304 13. Troy Shields 1303 14. J.J. Mazur & Brad Mesler 1302 16. Chris Fleming & Sam Pennacchio 1299 18. Mike Franklin 1296 19. Joe Warren 1295 20. Jason Parkhurst 1294 21. Sparky White 1292 22. Wyatt Scott 1290 23. Darren Alvey 1289 24. Jimmy Johnson 1286 25. Ben Policz 1283 26. Rob Pietz & Transton Stoner 1279 28. Darrell Bossard & Matt Glanden 1279 30. Kyle Zimmerman 1278 31. Matt Hill 1275 32. Bret Belden 1273 33. Michael Reft 1272 34. Andy Michael 1271 35. Scott Gurdak & Eric Wilson 1262 37. Dale Caswell 1261 38. John Mollick 1259 39. Clinton Hersh 1257 40. Brian Knowles 1256.

2017 Pace Performance "Summer Chase" Late Model Top 10 Points: 1. Max Blair 113.64 2. Chad Homan 113.61 3. Logan Roberson 111.17 4. Jeremy Wonderling 110.03 5. Jason Genco 109.94 6. Mike Pegher, Jr. 109.86 7. Sam Pennacchio 109.70 8. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 108.97 9. Brad Mesler 108.91 10. John Waters 108.57.

2017 "Bilstein Bandits" Late Model Points: 1. Justin Lamb 1306 2. Sam Pennacchio 1299 3. Mike Wharton 1215 4. Chuck Medved 1202 5. C.J. Irons 1179 6. Megan Mann 1173 7. Mike Lozowski 1128 8. Tony White 984 9. W.L. Stile 474 10. Roger Whitlock, Jr. 448 11. David Pettyjohn 312.

2017 Late Model "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Devin Brannon 1238 2. Jakob Piper 1235 3. Kyle Murray 1215 4. Levi Crowl 1213 5. Megan Mann 1173 6. Max Hill 1138 7. Hunter Hulley 1095.

2017 K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash Late Model Champion: John Waters

2017 "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Late Model Champion: Jamie Wrightsman

2017 Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. Rocky Kugel 1332 2. Kole Holden 1331 3. Chas Wolbert 1324 4. Kyle Martell 1306 5. Justin Shea 1283 6. Chelsie Kriegisch 1276 7. Steve Slater 1266 8. Brian Schaffer 1253 9. Jeremy Weaver 1247 10. Shayne Izzo 1244 11. Brandon Ritchey 1236 12. A.J. Gillespie 1225 13. Jessica Kriegisch 1206 14. Preston Cope 1169 15. Tiffany Williams 1168 16. Jacob Jordan 1158 17. David Kalb, Jr. 1140 18. Blaze Myers 1138 19. Gary Haupt 1131 20. Billy Myers 1126.

2017 Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series Top 10 Driver Points: 1. Kyle Martell 752 2. Kole Holden 719 3. Chas Wolbert 715 4. Brandon Ritchey 707 5. Chelsie Kriegisch 693 6. Blaze Myers 642 7. Anthony Gillespie 615 8. Nick Ritchey 605 9. Brian Schaffer 602 10. Shayne Izzo 598.

2017 Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Jeremy Weaver 1247 2. Preston Cope 1169 3. Jacob Jordan 1158 4. David Kalb, Jr. 1140 5. Blaze Myers 1138 6. Amelia Clay 431.

2017 K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash RUSH Sportsman Modified Champion: Brandon Ritchey

2017 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points: 1. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1339 2. Chad Carlson 1302 3. Ryan Scott 1300 4. Scott Gurdak 1281 5. Steve Dixon 1279 6. Matt Harvey 1257 7. Rich Michael, Jr. 1254 8. Jason Cove 1242 9. Nate Hartzell 1233 10. Justin Carlson 1226 11. Brian Mohawk 1203 12. Zach Johnson 1201 13. Dennis Hagg, Jr. 1072 14. Jarrod Silvis 966 15. Chad Silleman 894 16. Kevin Ruhlman 881 17. Vic Vena 846 18. Kevin Decker 484.

2017 RUSH Pro Mod "Futures Cup" Points: 1. Brian Mohawk 1203 2. Jarrod Silvis 966 3. Kevin Ruhlman 881.

2017 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Top 15 Points: 1. Corey McPherson 1328 2. Jason Fontaine 1267 3. Aaron Easler 1261 4. Joey Zambotti 1245 5. Jeremy Pilkerton 1221 6. Joe Kelley 1191 7. Steve D'Apolito 1186 8. Jim Fosnaught 1180 9. Brett McDonald 1169 10. Brandon Wearing 1165 11. Scott Byers 1143 12. Bob Egley 1139 13. Mike Bordt 1133 14. Chase Lambert 1114 15. Terry Young 1079.

Special Award Winners:
"Legacy": Bud Rodgers (Expo Speedway)
"Majestic": Branden Lockwich
"Car Owner of the Year": Davis Racing Team
"Outstanding Achievement": Jessica Kriegisch
"Outstanding Achievement": Lauren Butler
Bill Hendren Memorial "Engine Rebuilder of the Year": Jennerstown Engine Technology

2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring,,, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA,,, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Pro Mod and Pro Stock marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA,,, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is Like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.


For the third year in a row, the Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project is offering free workshops and read-arounds to women with an opportunity to have works performed on stage.
Lilace Guignard and Linda Iseri are co-producing this year’s project, “A Change of Scenery.” “For our October production, our goal is to have a weekend of women-directed adapted scenes or short original one-acts that take the audience through a variety of well-known stories from a gender-bender angle," said Guignard.

"We are hoping for a good mix of comedy, absurd, farcical and realistic drama. The selected adaptations and originals will be memorized, staged and performed,” she added.

During the free workshops in February and read-arounds in March and April, women will explore how the gender of actors and characters affects classic scenes and why directors and writers choose to change familiar stories.

The workshops and read-arounds will also prepare participating writer-directors to submit proposals for an adaptation of an existing work and/or a new script to be considered for the production.

Women who want to write or do an adaptation but not direct are responsible for finding someone willing to direct their work.

Those who only want to act are also encouraged to register for the workshops and read-arounds though the focus is on women who want to take on the writing-directing challenge.

The "Interpretation/Adaptation: Why & How" Workshop will be offered twice in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. The first time is Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the second is Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

In this workshop, writer-directors will learn how to choose a scene or monologue from a book or a play that can legally be adapted, or write a short script for a known but unwritten story. Also discussed will be the reasons and purpose for writer-directors to change the genders of characters when doing an adaptation of an already published work.

The "Look, Listen and Learn: Video and Script Excerpts" Workshop will be on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mansfield University. Registrants will watch and listen to examples of original works and adaptations. They will discuss the affect the changes had on their experience as an audience, whether there was a ripple effect and what ideas the adaptations provided.

The purpose of the read-arounds is to familiarize participants with a variety of script formats and the reasons they work. The read-arounds will be on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, April 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 28 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., all in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

The submission deadline for adaptations and original works is Tuesday, May 22.

Auditions for selected works will be the week of August 12-16. Performances will be Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 21.

To register for the free workshops and read-arounds or more information, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions a 570-724-2079 or

Linda Iseri (left) and Lilace Guignard are co-producers for "A Change of Scenery," the Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project for 2018.

Quick Work By Firefighters Saves Port Allegany Home From Fire

Star Hose Company #1
1 hr ·

Just after noon today, Box 0321 was transmitted for a possible electrical fire at 76 Pearl Street in the Borough. Chief 310 and Chief 3 responded immediately with the Deputy arriving first and reporting nothing showing. 

Upon investigation, a working fire was found in the rear of the first floor. Engine 33, Squad 3 and Rescue 3 arrived in succession and went to work stretching lines. 

Quick work by the engine crew held the fire to the room of origin and all searches proved negative. 

Star Hose units were assisted at the scene by Roulette Chemical Engine #1 while Smethport Fire Department Inc. stood by with an engine. Coudersport and Eldred were dispatched & recalled en route.

February Events at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library:

February 3: Registration for Winter Story Hour closes: Winter Story Hour for children ages birth to five years old will meet from 10-11am every Wednesday from February 14 through March 21, 2018. Story Hour library materials must be checked out on an adult patron's library account in good standing. Please come into the library to fill out the necessary registration paperwork. Our Story Hour program is funded through a Port Allegany Campaign for the United Way grant.
February 3: 7th National Take Your Child to the Library Day! Beat the winter blues and bring the family into the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library on Saturday February 3th from 10am-11am. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult:

• Listen to a winter-themed story
• Participate in a winter ornament craft activity
• Play with the Play-K and Wee Build Kits
• Purchase from the children and youth book sale to raise money for Friends in Reading (FIR) sponsored by Friends of the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library
• Sign-up for a library card

February 6: Construction Club, 5-6:30: Children and their adults are invited to Construction Club at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library. Build with all of our Block Party Kits: Legos, Wooden Blocks, Lincoln Logs, Magna-Tiles, Vehicles and Road Signs, Multi-cultural Community People, Animals: Ocean, Woodlands, Jungle, Farm, and Prehistoric. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

February 10: The library is closed for professional carpet cleaning.

February 13: Library Board of Trustees Meeting, 7pm.

February 22: Book Buddies, 6pm: Book Buddies Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month at the library to discuss the monthly book selection. Join us on the Book Buddies Blog at if you can't make it to the live meeting! The selection for February 2018 is Always by Sarah Jio--we couldn't resist a love story for February!

DEADLINE: Fracking waste in the Allegheny River?

A proposed fracking waste treatment plant along the Allegheny River could result in radioactive drinking water source for thousands of Pennsylvanians.

The proposed plant in Potter County would process over 20,000 gallons of toxic fracking wastewater, dumping the “treated” water back into the Allegheny's headwaters. But, a recent study found treated fracking waste could amplify the radioactivity of a local river 650 times.1 2

With the PA Department of Environmental Protection taking public comment through Monday, we have a short timeline to prevent the Allegheny from becoming radioactive. Tell the PA Department of Environmental Protection to keep fracking waste away from our rivers.

The company behind the facility admits there’s a potential for radioactive radium to remain in the treated wastewater. And another recent study from Penn State found elevated levels of the substance as far as twelve miles downstream from similar plants, with worries about what the combined effects of this fracking wastewater pollution could mean for the health of Pennsylvanians’ even further along the Allegheny.1 3

Pennsylvanians have a right to clean drinking water, and our most iconic rivers like the Allegheny deserve protection from the fracking industry’s hazards. The DEP is only accepting public comments about this wastewater plant until Monday, so add yours now to ensure clean water for our rivers.


David Masur
PennEnvironment Executive Director

PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center
1429 Walnut Street, Suite 1100, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 732-5897
1831 Murray Ave., Ste. 219, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, (412) 521-0943
Member questions or requests call 1-800-401-6511.
  1. DEP review of water treatment plant delayed,” Endeavor News, August 19, 2017.
  2. Radium again found in Allegheny River and tributaries,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 18, 2018. 
  3. Jennifer Matthews, “Treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater may pollute area water sources for years,” Penn State-News, July 13, 2017.

Anna Mae Short, age 80, of 613 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, PA

Anna Mae Short

Anna Mae Short, age 80, of 613 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, PA, died Thursday morning January 25, 2018 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

She was born July 10, 1937 in Clearfield, daughter of the late William and Ada S. (Shovestul) Washburn. She married Donald E. Short on August 23, 1953, he survives. 

She resided in Kersey for 56 years and was a member of the Ridgway Church of Christ. She was a member of the Fox Twp. Lioness Club, a volunteer at Fox Twp. Elementary School helping children with reading and math, she helped with the Fox Twp. Planning Commission, she loved to embroider and enjoyed bowling. She had been employed by the St. Marys High School Cafeteria at the sandwich bar.

She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Short of Kersey, 2 sons: Donald E. (Barb) Short, Jr. of DuBois, PA, Robert A. (Susan) Short of Falls Creek, PA, 1 daughter: Julia A. (David) Roman of Reynoldsvillse, PA, 6 grandchildren: Kasey, Adam, Colton, Taylor, Cory, Breanna, 4 step grandchildren: Jen, Joseph, Jason, Jeremy, 6 great grandchildren: Samantha, Sawyer, Cade, Lawson, Collin, Haylee, multiple step great grandchildren, 2 brothers: Paul (Doris) Washburn of Ridgway, John (Doreen) Owens of Morrisdale, PA, 1 sister Royetta Goss of Hyde, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son James H. Short, twin grand babies Kade and Erin Short, 1 brother Joseph Washburn, 2 sisters: Dorothy Dollinger and Ethel Louise Washburn in infancy.

Funeral and Committal Services for Anna Mae Short will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday at 4:00 PM. Officiating will be Randy Yeager, Lay Minister of the New Hope in Christ Church. Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at 4:00 PM. 

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Fox Twp Lioness Club, c/o Rita Gerber, 617 Shelvey Summit, Kersey, PA 15846.

Donald E. Scott, age 78, of 314 El Rancho Lane, Ridgway, PA

Donald E. Scott

Donald E. Scott, age 78, of 314 El Rancho Lane, Ridgway, PA, died early Thursday morning, January 25, 2018, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway following a brief illness. 

 He was born December 21, 1939 in Ridgway, son of the late Peter D. and Margaret C. (Yonker) Scott. 

US Navy Veteran
He resided in Ridgway for 8 years and was a former Daguscahonda resident. He was Catholic by faith. He was a life long member of the Ridgway V.F.W., Big Brothers, he loved watching Nascar on TV, working on old cars and making them look like new, he enjoyed telling funny stories about the kids on the bus, hunting, fishing, boating and 4 wheeler riding. He raced at the Hummingbird Speedway and drag raced at the St. Marys Airport. 

He served in the U.S. Navy and was as Peacetime Veteran. He had been employed by Muccio Bus Line and the Ridgway Area School District for over 30 years.

He is survived by 3 sisters: Jane L. Shelnutt of St. Charles, MO, Sandra M. VanSlander of Daguscahonda, PA, and Donna L. (Michael) Flannigan of CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Peter (Danny) Scott.

A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Leo Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home, Ridgway, PA

Basketball Broadcast: Coudersport Lady Falcons host the Lady Terrors of Otto Eldred

The Coudersport Lady Falcons host the Lady Terrors of Otto Eldred in a battle for first place in the NTL tonight. Both teams are undefeated in league play with tipoff set for 7:30.

Broadcast will be on
Tune in to hear the game live!

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Eleven Mile Road

At 1:35 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Coudersport ALS dispatched to Eleven Mile Road in Oswayo Township for a person fallen.

Port Allegany Dispatched To House Fire On Pearl Street

At 12:09 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to a house fire at 76 Pearl Street. Report electrical fire in bathroom. Everyone is out of the house.
12:31 PM--Roulette & Coudersport to scene. Shinglehouse to Roulette for standby assignment. 
12:35 PM--Command reports FIRE UNDER CONTROL.
12:43 PM--Smethport, Eldred, Roulette & Coudersport units not on scene are RECALLED by Chief 3. 
1:02 PM--Red Cross has been notified.

Lawrence A. "Larry" Swedenhjelm, formerly of 33 Tionesta Avenue, Kane, PA

Lawrence A. "Larry" Swedenhjelm

Lawrence A. "Larry" Swedenhjelm, formerly of 33 Tionesta Avenue, Kane, PA, died Friday evening at The Lutheran Home at Kane.

Arrangements are incomplete at and will be announced.

Changes underway in Genesee

By Sharon Corderman

Jim Smoker
The new year ushered in some changes for Genesee Township, beginning with a new supervisor. Jim Smoker, who ran as a write-in candidate for two open supervisorial positions against incumbents Scot Miller and Scott Luce, won both seats and chose to accept the six-year position. 

At the Jan. 2 re-organizational meeting, Supervisor Dann Thompson, who has four years left in his term, was nominated by Smoker to be board chairman and the appointment for the third board member was set for a special meeting on Jan. 16. At that meeting, Joe Wunderlich was chosen from a field of four candidates for the two-year supervisor term which, as an appointed rather than elected position, would be up for election in the next municipal election in two years, regardless.

Five people expressed interest in the supervisor position, but William Brown, who works part time for the township, hasn't been a resident in the township for the requisite year and therefore couldn't be included for consideration. The four eligible candidates were, in no particular order: Bill Baker, a lifelong resident of the community, whose listed qualifications included 34 years working for PennDOT, with extensive experience as a road maintenance foreman and bridge foreman; Jim Enty, a business owner who had served nine years as police chief in a nearby town; Joe Wunderlich, who has worked decades in business administration and cost management for Adelphia, Time Warner and Shell ; and David Furman, also a lifelong resident, who worked 29 years with National Fuel and noted his involvement in the community as a volunteer fireman and Little League coach. 

Also at the Jan. 2 meeting, letters of resignation were reviewed by supervisors from roadmaster Colby Cooney and auditor Mary Engle. Cooney, who worked for the township two and a half years, said he has accepted a job that will allow him to move forward in his chosen field and thanked the residents and officials of the township for the opportunity to serve them. Engle, who also has served the township for several years, likewise expressed appreciation for that opportunity, but noted that due to circumstances, health issues and current stresses, she would not be able to give full attention to the audit and therefore regretfully submitted her resignation. 

Smoker nominated Thompson to be roadmaster while the township accepts applications for the position; a hiring decision is expected at the February meeting.

Kim Palmatier will fill the empty auditor position, serving with Sandy Baker and Briana Calcote. The auditor team began their work in January, starting with a meeting to set the wages of working supervisors and the EMA coordinator. Supervisors appointed Bill Devlin to the coordinator position, for which wages were set at $12.50 an hour with a maximum of 15 hours per year. Hourly wages for the following positions, if they are performed by a working supervisor, are as follows: secretary, $12.50; skilled laborer without CDL (full-time) $13.73, (part-time) $12.38; skilled laborer with CDL (full-time) $14.00, (part-time) $12.65; roadmaster (full-time) $15.50, (part-time) $14.00. 

The date and venue of the February meeting of the board of supervisors has been changed to Thursday, Feb. 1, at the township building at 7 p.m.

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Summit Twp

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Summit Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-01-22 00:00:00 to JKLM ENERGY LLC for site SWEDEN VALLEY 104-7V in Summit Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swn Production Co Llc in Lenox Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-01-18 to Swn Production Co Llc in Lenox Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.91(a) - PLUGGING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Upon abandoning a well, the owner or operator failed to plug the well to stop the vertical flow of fluids or gas within the well bore under 25 Pa. Code §§ 78.92—78.98 or an approved alternate method.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Bradford Firefighters Snuff Out Attic Fire On Jackson Avenue

Bradford Firefighters
2 hrs ·

***Structure Fire***

At 1705 on Friday firefighters were dispatched to 97 Jackson Ave on box 0121 by McKean County 911. The original call came in by phone to the Central Station reporting the attic of the home was filled with smoke and possibly on fire.

 Firefighters responded with Tower 1, Engine 1, and MA-1. LT 111 (Campogiani) arrived on scene, assumed command, and reported light smoke coming from the rear of the structure. First in crews stretched a line to the attic and found smoke banked to the floor. 

They located a small fire and extinguished it. The smoke was cleared from the structure and firefighters returned shortly after. Firefighters were assisted on scene by Bradford City Police.

Teachers: Farmers Insurance Offers A Preferred Discount For Going The Extra Mile

Potter County Human Services Seeking Candidates For Certification as a Senior Center Operator

Cole Medical Group Seeking A Dental Office Manager

Consignments Sought For Annual Extravaganza Consignment Auction At Carter Auctions on Saturday, February 10th

Cole Memorial Wound Center Is Now Open 5 Days A Week

Super Bowl Rib Fest Saturday, February 3rd At Port Allegany Shop 'n Save

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN For Evening Supervisor Position

FREE TUNES 'N TACOS at the First Presbyterian Church Of Port Allegany Saturday From 6 to 9 PM

16th Annual West End Trailblazers Winterfest Saturday, Jan. 27th In Roulette, PA


Antiques Roadshow Appraisal & Purchasing Days Friday, January 26 & Saturday, January 27th At Daniel A. Carter In

Public Auction Sunday, Jan. 28th At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House In Bradford, PA

Coudersport Lions Club Chili For Charity Sunday At Coudersport American Legion

1-28 Lions Club Chili For Charity

IU#9 Offers Substitute Paraprofessional Training For Adults

Friday, January 26, 2018

Only One Injury In Rear End Crash On Route 6 In Richmond Township

Troopers Issue Warnings About Scams As More Victims Lose Their Money

Leah N. Lewis May, 93, of Laurel Lane, Port Allegany, PA

Leah N. Lewis May

Leah N. Lewis May, 93, of Laurel Lane, Port Allegany, PA passed away Thursday (Jan. 25, 2018) in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

Born August 17, 1924, in Wrights, PA, she was a daughter of Milford L. and Pearl Robbins Nelson. On Oct. 20, 1947, in Erie, PA, she married Lawrence O. Lewis, who died May 11, 2002. In May 2005, in Port Allegany, PA, she married Joseph May, who died Feb. 14, 2017.

Leah was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, class of 1942.

She was employed with North Penn Gas Co. of Port Allegany, and later with the Port Allegany School District as secretary for both the superintendent, and school board for many years, before retiring in 1984.

Leah was a member of the Port Allegany Senior Center.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara J. Major and a son, James L. Lewis both of Port Allegany; two grandchildren, Mick (Jodee) Caulkins of Port Allegany, and Krystal Wilcox of Gettysburg, PA; four great-grandchildren: Gage. Shaylee, and Brier Caulkins, and Scarlett Willcox.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, George M. Nelson, Ralph L. Nelson; and three sisters, Olive A. Nelson, Alice R. Nelson, and Edith L. Nelson.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Jan. 29, 2018) with Dan Helenek and Brad Wilson, co-officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights.

Memorials can be made to the Port Allegany Senior Center.

Condolences can be made to:
Barbara J. Major
31 Laurel Lane
Port Allegany, PA. 16743

Caroline Elizabeth Blyth Haslet, 76, of Warren, PA

Caroline Haslet

Caroline Elizabeth Blyth Haslet, 76, of Warren, PA, died peacefully at her residence, Thursday morning, January 25, 2018. 

She was born December 10, 1941 in Warren, PA., to the late John P. and Thelma Brooks Blyth. 

Carol resided most of her entire life in the Warren area. She was a 1959 graduate of Warren High School and was currently active meeting classmates for lunch. She was employed as a Real Estate Agent with the former Colleen Christy Real Estate Brokerage.

She was raised in the First Presbyterian Church and recently attended Irvine Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon. She was a member of the Zonta Club of Warren where she was a Past President, a member of the League of Women Voters. Carol was an active volunteer with Paws Along the River, where she would take animals down to the Rouse Home for patients to visit with. She is remembered as a very loving, generous person who loved her family and would help anyone she could. 

Carol is survived by her stepchildren – Michael Haslet and wife, Wendy, Jeffrey Haslet and wife, Diane all of the State College, PA. area, 1 Brother – Wallace E. Blyth of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Margaret Ann Shafer of Silva, N.C., 3 Grandchildren

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, James Haslet and her father-in-law, Robert A. Haslet whom she helped take care of in his final days.

Friends may call one hour prior to a funeral service on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Warren, PA., with Rev. Rebecca Taylor, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. 

 Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA., 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Three Pennsylvania Wilds Winners Announced for Pennsylvania Park and Forests 2018 Awards

Annual awards recognize exemplary work on behalf of parks, forests, recreation and conservation January 26, 2018

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) annual awards recognize the outstanding service, programs, and exemplary work being done in state parks and forests by leaders across the state. The Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) is honored to be the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award, and to share the spotlight with two other award winners from the Pennsylvania Wilds. The PPFF is the only non-profit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests.

Said Ta Enos, Executive Director of the PA Wilds Center, “PPFF is one of our key allies in the state working to conserve and enhance our precious state park and forest system. The Pennsylvania Wilds has 2.1 million acres of public land. These invaluable natural assets elevate quality of life in the region, and provide essential economic development opportunities for our rural communities via nature tourism and the outdoor recreation industry. We are grateful for the work PPFF does, and are truly honored they have recognized us as a leader in protecting open spaces.”

The winners will be honored at the 12th annual banquet on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the Susquehanna Club, New Cumberland.

“The awards banquet is one of my favorite times of year,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “The commitment of the award winners to the stewardship of our public lands for generations to come inspires and engenders a continued commitment to these precious resources.”

Ta Enos continued, “We are thrilled to share the spotlight with two other Pennsylvania Wilds award winners this year – Cook Forest State Park, and education volunteers Marilyn and Tom Fye. Cook Forest is a tremendous natural asset for the region, with its renowned Forest Cathedral, majestic old growth forest, and access to a 13-mile stretch of the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River, popular for outdoor recreation and stunning views. The PA Wilds Center also offers our congratulations to Marilyn and Tom Fye – volunteers like the Fyes are the backbone of the PA Wilds movement; educating youth and the public on the value of our natural resources so that they will be preserved for future generations.” Pennsylvania Wilds 

Region Award Winners:

President’s Award:
The Pennsylvania Wilds Conservation Landscape Program and the Pa Wilds Center are being awarded the President’s Award to recognize their outstanding work to protect open space, conservation, outdoor recreation, and volunteerism.

Park of the Year:
Cook Forest State Park is being recognized for its exemplary and innovative work in customer service, education, programming, recreation, stewardship of the natural, cultural, historic assets, and/or accommodation of special needs of visitors.

Education Award:
Marilyn and Tom Fye are being recognized for their help with decades of education programming, camp ground hosting, volunteerism, and commitment to Parker Dam and Clear Creek State Parks and their visitors.

Sponsorships are available for the Wednesday May 9, 2018 awards banquet at the Susquehanna Club, New Cumberland. For more information and to register for the awards banquet go to PPFF’s website at

Learn more:
About: The PA Wilds Center is a nonprofit whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Focusing on one of the largest blocks of green between New York City and Chicago, an important objective of the PA Wilds Center is to brand the Pennsylvania Wilds region as a world class destination for outdoor recreation experiences by promoting its heritage, cultural, entrepreneurial and natural assets, in an effort to attract tourists, create jobs and help sustain rural communities. For more information on the PA Wilds Center’s programs and services, please visit

The Pennsylvania Wilds region includes the counties of Warren, Forest, Elk, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Clinton, Lycoming, Clearfield, Jefferson, Cameron, Clarion and Northern Centre.

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Vehicle Fire On Dean Hollow Road

At 6:17 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to 288 Dean Hollow road in Pleasant Valley Township for a vehicle fire with exposures.

Isaac “Ike” Borland, Sr., 88, of Warren, PA

Isaac Borland, Sr.

Isaac “Ike” Borland, Sr., 88, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Thursday morning, January 25, 2018 at St. Vincent Allegheny Health Network, Erie, PA. He was born February 18, 1929 in Warren, PA., to the late Samuel and Lottie Schoebey Borland.

Ike was a lifelong Warren resident and employed for 35 years, with the Warren State Hospital, working in the maintenance and grounds departments. He was a 20 year 4H leader. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed working in his shop. He especially enjoyed attending Air Force Reunions.
Korean War Veteran

He was a very proud and honored veteran, serving with the Brown Shoe Air Force, as a Staff Sergeant, serving in Germany during the Korean War.

Ike is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ellen Louise Riche Borland whom he married October 30, 1953 in Warren, PA., 6 Children – Isaac “Ike” Borland, Jr. and wife, Susan, Sam Borland and wife, Chris all of Warren, PA., Vivian Sanford and husband, Paul of Youngsville, PA., John Borland wife, Rebecca of Vale, N.C., Richard M. Borland wife, Sandy of Tidioute, PA., Lottie Wood and husband, Joseph of Franklin, Il., 17 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin daughter, Valerie Borland, 1 Brother – Samuel Borland.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon when a funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Rouse Warren County Home, officiating. Full military honors will follow the funeral service by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard and the U.S. Air Force. Interment will be in Weiler Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Disabled American Veterans 75 Warren Company, 116 Redwood Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Baker Says $305,786 Awarded to Fire, Ambulance Companies in the 68th District

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that area fire and ambulance companies located in the three counties that make up the 68th Legislative District are set to receive $305,786.94 in state grants under the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

“Our fire and EMS companies do so much to ensure the safety of the people and structures in their communities, often with very little resources,” said Baker. “These grants provide some much-needed funding in order for these organizations to pay the bills, get the latest training and make sure they have any necessary equipment.”

Funding from the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program can be used for construction or renovation of a company’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.

The following Bradford County fire and EMS companies in the 68th District received grants:

  • Innes Hose Company: $12,280.41.
  • Oscoluwa Engine and Hose Company Inc.: $11,911.82.
  • Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,911.82.
  • South Creek Ambulance Association: $7,037.40
  • South Creek Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,727.52.
  • Tri Township Ambulance Association: $7,037.40.
  • Western Alliance Emergency Services: $7,037.40.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in the 68th District in Potter County:

  • Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc.: $7,037.40.
  • Germania Fire Company: $11,150.
  • Goodyear Hose Company No. 1 Inc.: $12,096.11.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in Tioga County:

  • Big Elm Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc.: $11,543.23
  • Blossburg Fireman’s Ambulance Association: $7,037.40.
  • Blossburg Volunteer Fire Department: $11,543.23.
  • Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Company: $12,096.11.
  • Crary Hose Company; $12,464.70.
  • Elkland Borough Volunteer Fire Department: $12,096.11.
  • Knoxville-Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company: $11,911.82.
  • Lawrenceville Fire Department: $12,280.41
  • Lawrenceville Firemans Ambulance Association Inc.: $7,037.40.
  • Mansfield Hose Company: $13,017.40.
  • Middlebury Ambulance Association Inc.: $7,037.40.
  • Middlebury Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,280.41.
  • Millerton Volunteer Fire Department: $14,123.37.
  • Morris Township Fire Company: $11,543.23.
  • Osceola Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,096.11.
  • Tioga Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $11,543.23.
  • Tioga Volunteer Firemen’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $7,037.40.
  • Valley Community Ambulance Association: $7,037.40.
  • Wellsboro Volunteer Fire Department: $12,833.30.

All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not taxpayer money.

Jeffrey E. Pessia, 57, of 185 Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

Jeffrey E. Pessia

Jeffrey E. Pessia, 57, a loving and devoted, husband and father, of 185 Derrick Road, Bradford,
PA, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at UPMC-Hamot in Erie, surrounded by his family.

Born October 10, 1960 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Barbara (Barnes) Sheridan and James Pessia. He was a 1978 graduate of Bradford High School.

On April 24, 1982 in Bradford, he married Susan M. (Foley) Pessia who survives.

Jeff was employed as the parts manager at Bradford Dodge until his death, and he formerly worked for Dexter's Service Station and Cantwell-Johnson. Jeff was his wife's best friend and a hero to his daughter.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sue, is one daughter, Angela M. (Dan) Sullivan, of Rixford, two brothers, Robert (Joan) Pessia, of TX, and Michael (Cindy) Pessia, of Bradford, two half-brothers, Gary Pessia and Steve Pessia and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Anthony "Tony" Pessia who died in August of 2012.

Friends will be received on Saturday February 3, 2018, from 11:00am to Noon in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, 33 South Ave., at Noon a Celebration of Jeff's life will be held with Rev. Brad Preston, officiating.

Memorial may be made to SPCA.

Online condolences may be made at

Bradford Dispatched To House Fire On Jackson Avenue

At 5:06 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire Department has been dispatched to a house fire at 97 Jackson Avenue.