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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Half Of Clarksville Residents Still Without Electricity

Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc added 8 new photos.
31 mins ·

Our company has not been as busy as some from this storm. We've handled a half dozen calls for assistance since Thursday night, mainly trees blocking the roadway due to the heavy snow, basement pump, and citizen assists with emergency supplies. 

The Western half of our district is still without electricity, anticipated to be restored sometime Sunday. Should you need non emergency assistance please call 585-268-9600. If you have an emergency call 911 and we will get to you.

There's is an emergency shelter at the Bolivar Richburg highs chool for those in need to a warm place to stay. If you need assistance getting to the shelter please call 585-268-9600.

Sister Nancy Clark is with us this Sunday at Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle

We are so excited to have Sister Nancy Clark with us this Sunday! We encourage everyone to try to make it to this service!

She has a prophetic word for the church body and we are setting in eight young couples as leaders in the church! Service starts at 11:00 AM! See you there!

Pike County 911 May Not Work

PIKE COUNTY — Officials with Pike County Emergency Management and 911 say some phones are unable to dial 911.

Anyone experiencing difficulty contacting 911 should call 570-296-7700.

Emergency assistance and further information can also be obtained by contacting the above phone number.

Update from Steuben County Emergency Management:

The Leader
16 mins ·

Update from Steuben County Emergency Management:

Approximately 5,600 electric customers across Steuben County remain without power, with NYSEG reporting it expects to restore power to 90 percent of their 4,100 customers by 11:45 p.m. Saturday, according to county officials. NYSEG also has provided dry ice and bottled water at the Hornell City Fire Department.

County Emergency Management Deputy Director Ken Forenz reported all county roads are now open, although motorists are advised to be on the lookout for falling branches or low, loose power lines.

In addition, the Red Cross shelters; Canisteo Greenwood High School and Prattsburgh Fire Department will remain open overnight and the sheriff’s office will continue to provide transportation to one of the centers if an individual has no other transportation. In addition, McLane Center at Alfred University will provide shelter.

Steuben officials also urge residents to clear furnaces and hot water tank vent pipes of snow, and to keep generators, gas grills and similar appliance in well-vented areas. Residents also should clear out the areas near fire hydrants in order to allow fire departments easy visibility and access to the hydrants in case of a fire.

Allegany Fire Department 2018 officers

Allegany Fire Department
2 hrs ·

Congrats to the 2018 officers of the Allegany Fire Department:

Chief- Richard Stady
1st Asst. - Jeremy Crowley
2nd Asst. - Robby Jones
3rd Asst. - Tony Papasergi
4th Asst. - Mark Finch
5th Asst. - Mitchell Muir
President - Jack Peck Jr.
Vice Pressident- Warren Alan Herbert
Sec/Treasurer -Bill Papasergi
Asst. Sec/Treasurer- Gordon Scott
Southwestern Delegate- Dave Schuman
Asst. Southwestern Delegate - Rick Stady

Several Areas Will Not Have Power Restored Tonight

Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services
47 mins ·

The following areas have proven to be major projects that will not be completed tonight after all. Crews will work until 11 p.m. and resume at 5 a.m. for:

Olean, Portville, Hinsdale, Great Valley, and Machias



The Pennsylvania Bulliten: [48 Pa.B. 1276], Saturday, March 3, 2018 ACTION ALERT! The Coudersport Area Municip...

Seneca Nation Rallies To Defend Allegheny River From Fracking Wastewater

Public Herald
Published on Mar 3, 2018
In Coudersport Pennsylvania, over 100 members of the Seneca Nation of Indians appeared at a public meeting to oppose a fracking wastewater treatment facility planned for development on the Allegheny River, known by the Seneca as the Ohi:yo’, which means “beautiful waters.” “We’re the protestors of tomorrow,” Seneca Nation of Indians Treasurer, Maurice John, stated during public comment to the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority (CAMA) board on the evening of February, 26.

Seneca Nation Rallies To Defend River From Fracking Wastewater

Cub Scout Pack 736 Pinewood Derby results

Cub Scout Pack 736 held their 2018 pinewood derby today at the Angelica United Methodist Church with the following results.

Best of Show- Jacob White Angelica

Most Original - Dominick Krzeminski Belmont

3rd place Brayden Cooper Belmont

2nd place Timothy Hunt - Belmont

1st place Stanley La Forge Belmont

Top 3 finishers from each pack in the Allegany Highlands Council will compete March 17 at Carters Auction House in Allegany NY for that “Top Banana”

Row 1 Stanley La Forge, Timothy Hunt, Lucas Fleischman
Row 2 Jacob White, Brayden Cooper, Dominick Krzeminski


1st Row: Neil Paddison, Denise Minderler, Areanna Quintrell; 2nd row: Ryan Estrada, Tom Howland; 3rd Row: Logan Weidner, Dee Broscious, Coach; Shawn Pritt.




Questioning The Coudersport Authority

An Opinion Letter
By Georgeanna DeCarlo

I like the way that Director of Media and Communications for the Seneca Nation Jason Corwin introduced himself to Coudersport Area Municipal Authority (CAMA) members at their meeting Monday, February 26. After thanking them for taking the time to listen to him, Corwin acknowledged a comment made earlier that night by Coudersport Borough Manager Beverly Morris's husband, David, who said, “The people that sit in front of you are smart, they're intelligent, they're hardworking. They will take everything into consideration and I trust their judgment one hundred percent.”

Corwin confronted what's been an underlying problem for everyone who's voiced their opposition to CAMA's partnership with Epiphany Environmental to put a frack Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) here since they heard about it last June - in a brilliant way.

“I'm glad to hear that you all are intelligent and thoughtful people,” Corwin said, “I'm relatively intelligent myself. I graduated with high honors and Dean's List from Cornell University and I have a Phd. in natural resources also from Cornell University.”

I grew up here, a third generation resident, same as some CAMA members. I barely recognize these people who now sit stoic during CAMA meetings allowing their solicitor to field questions for them.

Since when does questioning an authority insinuate that you think that they're stupid? That is an outdated strategy that served to instill fear and subsequently control a school room. Stifling input from residents who are paying you to serve in the position that you're in is indicative of dictatorship, certainly not what our founders had in mind when they created this country as a democracy.

Our leaders should expect to be questioned. What members of the public are bringing up at CAMA meetings is addressing a gaping hole, a void where data should be.

CAMA should have been prepared for a barrage of questioners and stood ready with risk assessments, environmental impact studies, background business portfolio of their new tenant and partner, Epiphany Environmental LLC (Epiphany). Especially after we got a crash course in the damage that frack chemicals, carcinogens can inflict on our environment and its inhabitants a few years ago when JKLM contaminated the aquifer at North Hollow and violations at wellheads have become commonplace. It could be years before we see the affect of radiation. But we have evidence from communities already afflicted; scientists discerning the data and journalists determined to expose the truth.

As a result of JKLM's toxic injection into the aquifer, and ongoing endangerment of fracking, some of us attended Frack University,

Even knowing this, CAMA still didn't feel obligated to produce documentation to prove that their acceptance of JKLM's proposal to create a local spot for JKLM to dispose of its frack waste was a well-rounded decision where wellness of environment and residents took precedence. A pattern emerges when we connect dots and recognize that some of these CAMA members, and the solicitor himself, George Stenhach, share positions on Coudersport's Water Authority. They were the ones that handled the aftermath and eventually took our town's water supply including that going to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, offline. They didn't knock on doors then to inform residents that their water was contaminated so expecting them to do business differently and work pre-emptively in the public's best interest, seems a stretch.

I think the reason that this gaping hole exists is because CAMA is well aware that processing the preliminary work that usually precedes implementation of a project of this magnitude – exactly what the public has been clamoring for - would have proven this project too hazardous of a risk to take.

Corwin also spoke to another glaring and significant difference in the way that business is conducted in the Seneca Nation and here, locally. He said that his degree wasn't what made him intelligent or wise, that what did was that he listens to the elders in his community.

“I listen to the women and what they've said is that the water is the most important thing. Air - the quality of life is more important,” Corwin said, “All of you have children and grandchildren and families. I know you don't want to do anything that will put their lives at risk.”

Since residents began attending CAMA meetings last year, their input has has been patronized, mocked and at times barely tolerated. I think CAMA members were banking on our fear of insulting or challenging them. That they counted on our politeness, the respect that we give to our relationships as their friends, neighbors, relatives to inhibit us from questioning their decision. And when they learned otherwise, tried to turn it back around on us, portraying it as if the people who questioned them were ignorant or misinformed.

We've seen the destruction firsthand of what frack waste does to an aquifer.

CAMA's response to questions regarding safety is to refer people to DEP or Epiphany. But DEP currently does not possess the agency oversight that most people assume that it does. DEP can approve a permit and provide full agency oversight on a frack WWTF that would still be spewing radioactive materials and countless chemicals, carcinogens. Ask Epiphany? They've never created nor operated a frack WWTF before and their proposal, particularly claims about safety are getting shredded by environmental scientists daily.

List of those harmed grows daily with fracking production. https://pennsylvaniaallianceforcleanwaterandair.wordpress.c… .

When is enough, enough? Are the fatalities, the birth defects, the assault to people and our environment's health, worth it? What do we value most?

There were many brilliant speakers who addressed all facets of this issue, the crux in the road we're on, to CAMA members at their February 26th meeting. So many, that transcribing the whole public comments meeting is something that I am working on. Resounding message was to consider first the impact of our actions on others; all is related, and to broaden our perspective to long-term thinking that upholds value of sustainable living in balance with the circle of life.

It is worthwhile for everyone to hear what CAMA members heard that night.

I will close with what one of those speakers that night ended his comment to CAMA members with. Steven Gordon from Seneca Nation said, “So my grandfathers always used to say at the end of my teachings, they would say, (speaks in onöndowa'ga:' gawë:nö', Seneca language)- When you go home, you think, you think really hard about this. And when you get up in the morning and you look at that face that's looking back at you in the mirror – can you live with that person? Are you satisfied with the decisions that you've made? I will hope and I will pray that you are all wise men and women.”

Monthly Meeting Of The Coudersport Arboretum

The regular monthly meeting of the Coudersport Arboretum Association will be held @ 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6th at the Gunburger conference room.

Please consider joining us. Everyone has something to contribute.

Memorial Service For Darryell D. Connelly Set For Saturday, March 10th At Roulette Fire Hall

A memorial service for Darryell D. Connelly of Roulette, PA will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Roulette Fire Hall from noon to 3 PM. A small lunch will be available after the service.

Darryell D. Connelly, 56, of Second St., passed away Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2018) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.

Born October 5, 1961, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Dale C. and Judy Day Connelly.

Darryell was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Port Allegany High School.

He had been employed with John Brown, Gary Fessenden, Pave-N-Save, and most recently worked in local stone quarries.

Darryell's full obituary was posted on Solomon's words here.

2 Shelters Still Open In Allegany County For Those Without Heat

Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc
1 hr ·

There are still 2 Red Cross Shelters open today if you need to get warm. Bolivar High school and McClain Center in Alfred. Transportation can be provided to get you out of your residence and to the shelter. There are NO SHELTERS AVAILABLE FOR PETS! Please call 585-268-9600 and not 911 if you need non emergency assistance or message us on here!

Power companies are still out and working on restoring power as they can. Please be patient. This storm is widespread so they are spread out throughout the area.

Diane Gayle Shaffer Waldeck, 65, Bessemer City, North Carolina

Diane Gayle Shaffer Waldeck

Diane Gayle Shaffer Waldeck, 65, Bessemer City, North Carolina passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 1, 2018. She was born on September 2, 1952 in Cattaraugus County, New York. Daughter to the late Kenneth Shaffer (Ardith Allen) and Doris Schwab Bhe (Norman Bhe).

Diane spent her time with her devoted husband by her side. She enjoyed family gatherings and holiday celebrations with specific detail to family traditions. Diane was very talented and creative and expressed this through her oil painting, photographs, sewing, woodworking and gardening. She took pride in helping others and offered support to anyone in need. Diane had a special place in her heart for her pets and treated them as if they were a part of the family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Norman Bhe, and Wayne Bhe of Fayeville, NC, Kenneth Shaffer Jr., and Andrew Shaffer of Eldred, PA, Joseph Bhe of Bradford, PA, and Sharon Towner of Smethport, PA.

Left to cherish her memories is her loving husband of 35 years, Bruce Waldeck; daughters Leslie D. Kio (Track) of Port Allegany, PA, Kelly J. Irons Heffner (Danny) of Kings Mountain NC, sons, Joshua Waldeck (Paula) of Shelby, NC, Jonathan Waldeck of Rothbury, MI; siblings Stephen Shaffer (Leatrice) of Ridgeway, PA, Una Hall (Larry) of Westfield, PA, Catherine Zombro (Tom) of Myerstown, PA, Joyce Slade (Melvin) of Smethport, PA, Robin Goss (Phil) of Wasilla, AK; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Diane's life, officiated by Rev. Cindy Spicer, will be held at 4:30 pm Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the Sisk-Butler Chapel, Bessemer City.

Her family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice,

Roulette Ambulance To Rt. 155 South of Port Allegany

At 3:13 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 155 South in Port Allegany for a woman fallen.

Ham & Turkey Party, Roulette VFD TONIGHT

3-3 Ham & Turkey Party, Roulette VFD

Final Performance Today At 2 PM At Coudersport High School Auditorium

3-3 Xanadu Jr. Coudersport 6th Grade

Steuben County 911---WINTER STORM UPDATE DAY 2 - Update #1

Steuben County 911
22 mins ·


BATH -- Roughly 7,000 electric customers remain without power but the travel advisory has been lifted the day after a winter storm blanketed many areas of Steuben County with as much as 18 inches of snow.

County officials said electric crews are working to restore power, but the damage is wide spread.

Motorist are advised to use caution with some county and town roads still difficult to travel due to blowing and drifting snow, downed trees, and low hanging wires.

Two Red Cross staffed shelters remain available to county residents for warmth and safety. They are the Canisteo-Greenwood High School and the Prattsburgh Volunteer Fire station.

As a precaution against carbon monoxide poisoning, Steuben officials also urge residents to clear furnaces and hot water tank vent pipes of snow, and to keep generators, gas grills and similar appliance in well-vented areas.

Residents also should clear out the areas near fire hydrants in order to allow fire departments easy visibility and access to the hydrants

The power companies are making strides today, nearly 1,000 more people have power now than at midnight

Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services
1 hr ·

The power companies are making strides today, nearly 1,000 more people have power now than at midnight. Although we understand if you're still out, that doesn't comfort you at all. Latest reports are that they're working on those feed lines and are hopeful that they'll make big progress today. We're doing our best to keep you informed but at this time there are no time estimates for restorations... I'm guessing they don't want to give false hope. Stay strong, Cattaraugus County! Hopefully most of us will have power by bedtime.

D9 Class AA Basketball Finals Tonight At Clarion University

Double header at Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University for the Coudersport Falcons basketball teams.

Girls game is scheduled to begin at 5 PM against the #1 seed Kane Wolves with the boys to follow against the #1 seed Ridgway Elkers.

Both Falcon teams are looking for back to back district titles.

Games will be broadcast live on WFRM 600 AM and starting at 4:50.

Go Falcons!

Whitesville Fire Hall is still open for you to get warm

Independence Emergency Squad, Inc
2 hrs ·

Reminder, the Whitesville Fire Hall is still open for you to get warm, if needed. They also have running water and coffee. 

Power has been restored in the village of Andover and crews have now moved over here.

National Grid just updated their restoration time for the Whitesville area to 8pm tonight! Let’s hope it happens! 

Shout out to line crews, who have worked through the night to restore services! Also, the Whitesville Fire Department and Independence town highway for their diligent efforts to keep the roads clear for safe travel! 

The Independence Police department has been out doing welfare checks on our citizens and property checks, as well. We appreciate all of you, and everything you do for our community!

Betty C. Schogren, age 57, formerly of Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, PA

Betty C. Schogren

Betty C. Schogren, age 57, formerly of Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, PA, died Friday morning March 2, 2018 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility following a lengthy illness. 

She was born September 30 , 1960 in Philipsburg, PA, daughter of the late Carl E. and Dorothy M. (Yates) Schogren. 

She resided in Ridgway all of her life and attended the Awakening Alliance Church. She was a member of the Malachi Community Worship Group. She was a 1978 graduate of Ridgway High School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Houghton College. She had been employed as a Registered Nurse by Elk Haven Nursing Home for 27 years and was also the co-owner of The Bethel Bookstore.

She is survived by 1 aunt Virginia Beckstrom of New York and several cousins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother David C. Schogren.

Funeral and Commital Services for Betty C. Schogren will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday March 4, 2018, at 4:00 PM. Officiating will be Chaplin John Smith of the Awakening Alliance Church. Burial will be at Oakmont Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 PM until the time of the service at 4:00 PM. 

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Elk County Historical Society.

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

Let James Young Show You More Ways To Save On Auto Insurance, Call For Free Quote!!

Ham & Turkey Party At Roulette Fire Hall Saturday, March 3rd

3-3 Ham & Turkey Party, Roulette VFD

Risser Truck Service LLC Hiring CDL Class A OVR Drivers

Custom Industrial Processing, Inc. of St. Marys, PA Seeking A CNC Operator

All You Can Eat Pancakes At Brydonson's Maple Farm Saturday & Sunday From 8:00 AM To 2:00 PM

Join Us For Breakfast Saturday & Sundays At Hamilton's Pancake House In Ulysses

Totally Veggies Classes Set For Thursday Nights In Coudersport; Register Now!!

Cole Memorial Medical Group Seeking LPN's, CMA's & RMA's

Class A CDL Water Haulers Wanted, $20/HR, Benefits After 60 Days

Truck-Lite Accepting Applications For Full-Time Assemblers At Coudersport Facility

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN For Day Supervisor Position

Grand Reopening of Schoolhouse Village Shoppes Saturday, March 10th In Eldred

Friday, March 2, 2018

Morris & Cogan House Substation Dispatched To Vehicle Over Embankment With Fire

At 10:36 PM on Friday, has been dispatched to Rt. 287, 1 mile south of Oregon Hill Road, for a one vehicle crash over the embankment with fire. Caller reports injured occupant are out of the vehicle.

Cameron County Businesses Brings Home Gold

What began as a hobby is putting Emporium on the foodie must visit list. Dave Smith from Pizza Palace Plus not only has bragging rights to the “Best Pizza in America”, voted one of the best places to eat by snowmobilers in Pennsylvania but has now taken his hobby of raising bees to the level of best wildflower honey in the world according to the Good Food Award announced earlier this year.
The awards line the walls at the entrance of Pizza Palace Plus. What many patrons do not realize is that Smith has replaced sugar in his sauce and dough with sweet sticky honey. Palace Apiaries hives can be found across Cameron County and within a few miles of the borders of the county. While his focus is on raising bees and selling them to bee keepers, he sells the honey at Pizza Palace Plus and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

The 2018 Good Food Awards judged honey from around the world. Smith’s Pennsylvania Wildflower Honey impressed the judges. Good Food Awards distinguish value added food and beverage products in fifteen categories. More than 2000 entries submitted.

Ring of Fire Performances are on March 9, 10, 11, 16 & 17

Frank "Sandy" Higgins is one of the six cast members in "Ring of Fire."
"Ring of Fire," a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family and roots and relationships is told in music from the iconic songbook of the late Johnny Cash. This show promises to be a foot-stomping, crowd-pleaser.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, March 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

For this Hamilton-Gibson production, a multi-talented cast of six and four instrumentalists will perform more than two dozen classic hits by "The Man in Black," such as “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune to paint "the essence of an American experience."

Cast members include: Cindy Bastian and Eric Bailey, both of Mansfield; Penny Eckman of Tioga; Frank "Sandy" Higgins of Blossburg; Logan Route of Canton; and Noyes Lawton of Wellsboro.

Instrumentalists are: Dan Krise on mandolin and fiddle and Thomas Putnam at the piano, both of Wellsboro, and Mark Moffett on guitar and Levi Seybert on drums, both of Middlebury Center.

Richard Maltby is the creator and director of the show conceived by William Meade. A Tony-award winning director, Maltby is known for conceiving and directing "Ain't Misbehavin'," co-conceiving and directing "Fosse" and co-authoring "Miss Saigon" and "Song and Dance."

In talking about "Ring of Fire," Maltby said, "I hope we will touch your heart, mind and soul and take you back to a part of your life you may want to return to through these wonderful songs."

Kenneth Jones wrote two different pieces about "Ring of Fire" for "Playbill." The first is titled “’Ring of Fire’ Musical Doesn't Tell Johnny Cash's Story - It Sings Our Lives" on Jan. 13, 2006 and the other “’Man in Black’ Inspires Musical 'Ring of Fire’" on March 12, 2006. In them, he points out what “Ring of Fire" is not. It is not a strict biography of Cash, nor is it a concert or a jukebox musical comedy. It does not include a character named Johnny Cash nor any scenes.

Jones writes: "What 'Ring of Fire' is aiming to be is a book musical without a traditional plot; a show with a multitude of characters and a broad-strokes sampling of life experiences that can be applied to the characters in the show" and that audience members can apply to themselves.

Co-sponsored by Partners In Progress and Dr. Donna and Kenneth Mettler this show is for people of all ages. Admission for each of the five performances is $12 per adult and $6 per youth, 18 and under. A FlexPass is $60.

To reserve tickets or for more information, call 570-724-2079 or email Tickets can also be purchased online at the HG website at or via links to Ticketleap on HG's Facebook page.

man hits vehicle and doesn't report incident, resulting in charges

Driver hits mailbox and flees the scene

driver attempts to turn around and hits mailbox, leaves the scene

Coudersport man charged after trying to buy firearm

PSP Coudersport release their February statistics

Coudersport man victim in blackmail scam

Genesee man in jail after domestic dispute

Wellsville Residents Needing Shelter Should Use Bolivar Richburg School

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department
Just now ·

It appears that power will not be restored tonight in the Village of Wellsville. A shelter has been established at the Bolivar Richburg high school for residents without heat. The school is located at the intersection of Wellsville St and School St. No pets please. If you need assistance getting to the shelter call 593-5600.

Allentown Fire Station Open If You Have No Power or Heat

Just a reminder if you are without power or heat, because of this storm our doors will be open. Feel free to stop by the fire station we have firefighters staying at the fire station. We are here for you.

Warming Center Set Up At Alfred University

Alfred Police Department
23 mins ·

Due to the weather and power outages, the American Red Cross has set up a warming shelter at the Joyce Walton Center at Alfred University for those in need. Anyone who wishes to use the warming shelter should show up and there will be someone to assist you. Anyone who is unable to find transportation to the shelter can call the Allegany County Sheriff's office at 585-268-9600 and they will try and assist you if possible. If there is an emergency, please call 911.

Port Allegany, Eldred, Smethport, Coudersport Dispatched For Kitchen Fire On Rock Run Road in Turtlepoint

At 7:31 PM on Friday, Port Allegany, Eldred, & Smethport have been dispatched to a kitchen fire at 1734 Rock Run Road in Annin Township. Reported to be a double wide. Everyone is out of the house.
Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched For a RIT Team with an engine.
7:50 PM--Eldred, Smethport Units RECALLED. Coudersport to stand by at Port A Station.

Canisteo/Greenwood High School Opened As Shelter

Canisteo Police Department
1 hr ·




Bolivar High school has been opened as a Red Cross Shelter to the public for the night

Allegany County Office of Emergency Management
43 mins ·

If you are calling into 911 with non emergency requests such as sheltering questions etc. Please call 585-268-9600.

Reminder *** that the Bolivar High school has been opened as a Red Cross Shelter to the public for the night.

There will be 2 more opening this evening so stay tuned. We are working on getting shelters opened up as needed. One of these will be in district 4.

Shelter Available at Friendship School

Friendship Police Department
24 mins ·

**ATTENTION RESIDENTS** Due to the severe weather that affected the Town of Friendship over the last 24 hours there are several power outages throughout town amongst other weather related issues. 

The Town of Friendship and the Friendship Central School are working together to assist those is need and have opened up the school to anyone who needs a place to go during this time. You do not need to contact anyone in advance, you can just go to the school and there will be someone there to set you up until the weather has passed and power is restored. 

The Friendship Police Department will be on duty into the early morning hours and will be back in service for the entire day/evening tomorrow if you need assistance. The number for the Friendship Police Department is (585)973-2222. Please call for any emergent need at any time. 

And please share to get the word out.


Olli Salumeria Americana Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Olli Salumeria Americana, an Oceanside, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,946 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Port Allegany, Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Rt. 155 North

At 6:18 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Quick Responders, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Route 155  North for a patient with seizures.

Warming Shelters Open In Cattaraugus County

Warming Shelters Open 3/2/18

News from Emergency Services, Posted on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 5:03pm

Warming Shelters Available:

Randolph Fire Department Bingo/ Community Hall
Salamanca High School
*as of 3/2/18 at 5 p.m.

10,000 Without Power In Steuben County; Shelters Open

Steuben County 911
4 mins ·

MARCH 2, 2018

BATH – The March 2nd winter storm continues to exact a toll on Steuben County residents, with people now sheltering in Red Cross-organized shelters at the Canisteo-Greenwood High School in Canisteo and the Prattsburgh High School in Prattsburgh, with a separate warming shelter opening in the City of Hornell.

The shelters are located at:
• 84 Greenwood St., Canisteo-now open
• 2 Naples St., Prattsburgh-opening at 6:00 p.m.
• A warming Center has been established at the Hornell Community Arts Center on Broadway in the City of Hornell which opened at 5:00

Should residents be unable to make their way to a shelter on their own, they should call 2-1-1 for assistance.

County emergency management officials said no snow is currently reported in the county but sustained winds of 20-25 mph, with confirmed wind gusts of up to 40 mph are creating dangerous conditions with significant blowing and drifting across the affected areas. “Electric crews are having a difficult time making restoration with the current winds,” Marshall said.

County routes 62 in the Town of Greenwood remains closed due to downed trees, while one lane of CR 46 in Dansville is now open. The travel advisory remains in effect throughout the county. All residents are strongly advised to avoid any unnecessary travel due to the hazardous weather conditions.

Current snow totals range from 18 inches in western Steuben to 2 inches reported in southeastern Steuben.

“The snow is very heavy and wet, so please use caution when shoveling.” Said Tim Marshall, OES Director.

Widespread electrical outages have been reported, with nearly 10,000 customers without power in Steuben County.

D. Faith Tanner, 96, of Smethport, PA

D. Faith Tanner

D. Faith Tanner, 96, of Smethport, PA, passed away peacefully into Jesus’ arms on Thursday (March 1, 2018) at the Lakeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Smethport.

She was born March 17, 1921 in Coleville, PA, a daughter of Harry M. and Dorothy Decker Dawley. In November of 1938, in Farmers Valley, PA, she married Claude E. Tanner, who died August 1980.

Mrs. Tanner attended Bradford Schools and was a LPN working first for Stone Manor of Smethport, then at the Port Allegany Hospital, and retired from the Sena Kean Manor of Smethport.

She was a member of the Smethport Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, the Farmers Valley Garden Club and loved doing puzzles and crocheting.

She is survived by:

three daughters: Elaine (Rodney) Newton of Farmers Valley, Sylvia (Ken) Johnson of Richmond, VA and Claudia (Donald) Fryer of Port Allegany

one son: James A. (Eleanor) Tanner of Farmers Valley, PA

many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rodney A. Tanner, one brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 11:00 am from the Smethport Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, with the Rev. Steven Heath, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Smethport Christian & Missionary Alliance Church or Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Power outages in the Westfield, Liberty and Morris areas

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative
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We still have a large number of wind related outages in the Westfield, Liberty and Morris areas. Crews are still out working but we expect some outages to last overnight. With the heavy winds, line sections continue to come down as repairs are made to other areas. We ask that you have patience as the crews are doing everything possible to restore power in wet and windy conditions.

Headline Harrisburg

Headline Harrisburg
Friday, March 2, 2018
The latest news from the State Capitol 
State Budget Hearings Continue

Next week is the third and final week of House Appropriations Committee budget hearings. Scheduled to testify are the departments of Education and Human Services, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, Office of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, and Gaming Control Board. The final day (Thursday) will feature Budget Secretary Randy Albright. You can watch the hearings on Rep. Gabler’s website,

The second full week of budget hearings wrapped up on Thursday, with members of the House Appropriations Committee asking agency and department officials a variety of questions about executive functions, programs and efficiencies. These questions, along with submitted written testimony, will serve as the foundation for budget negotiations this spring.
Attention Veterans

A representative from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit Rep. Gabler’s DuBois district office this Tuesday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for the men and women who serve or have served our country to check out programs and benefits that may be available to them.

You do not need to be an American Legion member to take advantage of this service.
Improving Fire Safety

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently announced newly renovated and replaced fire towers will be added to the Commonwealth’s wildfire fighting arsenal to support the Bureau of Forestry and volunteer fire company efforts in answering forest fire calls across the state.

Among the fire towers to be replaced are the Rockton, Chestnut Ridge (Knobs), Rattlesnake, Summit and Black Hills towers in the Moshannon State Forest; and the Brooks Run and Bootjack towers in the Elk State Forest. Many of the original towers still in operation today were constructed in the 1920s through 1940. The new fire towers will be safer to ascend, with improved stairs and railings, and be topped with weather-proof cabs.

Though winter weather crimped replacement work, construction will be resuming close to Pennsylvania’s Wildfire Prevention Week, March 3-10.

Emporium Alliance Church Ladies Conference Set For March 24th From 9 to Noon

Ham & Turkey Party At Roulette Fire Hall Saturday, March 3rd

3-3 Ham & Turkey Party, Roulette VFD

All You Can Eat Pancakes At Brydonson's Maple Farm Saturday & Sunday From 8:00 AM To 2:00 PM

Coudersport Dispatched To Automatic Fire Alarm On Rt. 49

At 2:56 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to 758 Rt. 49 for an automatic fire alarm.

Port Allegany High School Alumni of the Month - Travis Nenno

Alumni of the Month - Travis Nenno


Travis Nenno

Year of Graduation


What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?

I attended La Roche College in Pittsburgh for graphic design. Once I graduated I eventually landed a job at Dick's Sporting Goods' corporate office where I work in the marketing department primarily on the design team for promotional. I also work on e-mails, social media, and occasionally campaigns.

Where do you currently live?

I currently live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?

My favorite teacher would have to be Mrs. Hutton. She gave me the opportunity to study art independently where I was able to develop my creativity on any project and explore different mediums. That really helped me narrow my career choices to design where I couldn't imagine doing something else.

I also have to give a shout out to the band teacher, Mr. Stewart, who took me to district orchestra after I moved to Port Allegany. I played the violin, so he helped me go to districts which was the most fantastic experience I never would have gotten. Thank you. I am eternally grateful for that!

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?

My fondest memory would have to be graduating! Moving across the country in the middle of high school felt like my life was turned upside down for a long time and graduating was a huge feeling of accomplishment and the first step to where I am today.

Multiple Road Closures in North Central Pennsylvania

3/2/2018---Montoursville – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there
are multiple road closures this afternoon due to high winds with downed trees and

The following is a list of closures as of 2:30 PM today:


• Route 118 between Route 42 in Jordan Township, Lycoming County, and Route
487 in Sugarloaf Township, Columbia County.
• Route 487 between Route 118 and Camp Lavigne Road in Sugarloaf Township.
• Route 3001 (Tyson School Road) between Route 3010 (Middle Road) and Route

3008 (Bear Gap Road) in Cleveland township.

Lycoming County

• Route 54 between Brouse Road and Route 15 in Clinton Township.
• Route 1001 (Flanagan Hill Road) between Slacks Run Road and Rose Valley Road in Cascade Township.
• Route 1003 (Wallis Run Road) between Southard Road and Butternut Grove Road in Gamble Township.
• Route 4010 (Cogan House Road) between both intersections of Route 184 in Cogan House Township.

Northumberland County

• Route 4004 (Mile Post Road) between Mount Pleasant Road and Klines Grove in Upper Augusta Township.

Snyder County

• Route 235 between Three Rivers Road and Route 522 in Spring Township.

Sullivan County

• Route 220 between Route 154 in Laporte Township and Route 87 in Cherry Township.
• Route 4008 between Ellis Road and Lake Road in Elkland Township.

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 850 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.

To view a complete list of District 3 News Releases: Click

S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library’s annual Building Fun(d) 5K Run/Walk!

Love your library during National Library Week by participating in S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library’s annual Building Fun(d) 5K Run/Walk!

Saturday April 7th
5K Run starts at 9:00 am
5K Walk starts at 9:15am
Kids Fun Run 10:00 am
Race starts and ends at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library, 201 E Maple Street, Port Allegany, PA 16743

Pre-registration before March 26 $20.00 (guarantees the runner a Tech T-Shirt)
Registration after March 26 $25.00
Race Day Registration at the library $25.00 from 8:00 – 8:45am
Kids Fun Run $5.00 All participants receive a finisher’s medal
Registration forms available at the library, Citizens and Northern Bank Port Allegany, JVB Mill Street Branch Bank Port Allegany, Port Pharmacy, and Port Freeze.
Make checks payable to: S.W. Smith Library in memo please write “5K” in the memo.

Warming Shelters Available For Those Without Power In Allegany County

Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc
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This is a message for Allegany County Emergency Management

Please be advised that there are widespread power outages throughout Allegany County. The Power Companies are working on restoring power as they can.

There are warming shelters available at:

  • Wellsville Fire Hall
  • Whitesville Fire Hall
  • Friendship Fire Hall
  • Alfred University Church

Please if you do not have power and need a warm place please go to one of the warming shelters.

Capitol Update

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Friday, March 02, 2018 The latest news from the State Capitol
Ag Committee Discusses Dairy Industry Challenges, Solutions

The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, which I chair, had a great discussion with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and other leaders about the challenges facing our dairy industry earlier this week.

A major focus of the discussion was an ongoing study of the industry, commissioned by the department and the Center for Dairy Excellence, which has indicated investing in additional dairy processing capacity in the Commonwealth could generate as much as $34.7 million annually in combined revenue generation and cost savings. Information about the study is available here.

Other suggestions for improvement included capitalizing on branding and marketing opportunities, improving regulatory processes and the business climate, broadening workforce development and education opportunities, and investing in broadband infrastructure.

More than a third of the state’s agriculture revenues come from the dairy industry; however, many of these mostly family-owned farms are struggling because of an oversupply of fluid milk in the market and persistently low prices. Other challenges discussed in the meeting include regulatory issues and permit delays.

For more information about the meeting, click here.

Click here to watch video of the meeting.
Final Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinic Tuesday

The last of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate clinics hosted by my office will be held this Tuesday, March 6, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive.

If you weren’t able to attend any of the clinics but still need assistance with filing for the rebate, free assistance with filing the forms is always available at my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769); or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880). Forms and additional information are available at

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits are set at $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.
Reminder: Veterans Assistance Available

Veterans service officers will be available in my Bradford and Coudersport offices next week to assist veterans and their family members with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. The schedule is as follows:
  • Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office, 107 S. Main St. Appointments are required and should be made by calling 814-274-9769.
  • Monday, March 12, 1-3 p.m. – Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Bradford office, 78 Main St. No appointments are necessary.

Reel Them In: Trout Stocking Schedules Available

To find out when your favorite fishing spot will be stocked with trout from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, stocking schedules are now available in print, online and on the commission’s FishBoatPA mobile app.

The commission plans to stock 3.2 million adult trout in more than 720 streams and 126 lakes open to public angling each year. These figures include approximately 2 million rainbow trout; 640,000 brown trout; and 500,000 brook trout. The average size of the trout produced for stocking is 11 inches in length.

The statewide opening day for trout season is Saturday, April 14. Additionally, the commission will host a Mentored Youth Trout Day on Saturday, April 7. Last year, more than 30,000 kids signed up to participate. Youth under the age of 16 can join a mentor (adult) angler who has a current fishing license and trout permit to fish for trout the Saturday before the regular opening days. Youth anglers must obtain a mentored youth permit or voluntary youth fishing license as well. Click here for more information about the program.

Stocking schedules are available for pick-up at my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769); or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880).

For more information about fishing licenses or regulations, or to check the online stocking schedule, click here.