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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Port Allegany, Smethport, Roulette & Coudersport Dispatched To Possible Garage Fire

At 8:52 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany, Smethport, Roulette & Coudersport Fire Departments have been dispatched to 138 Comes Creek in Liberty Township for a possible garage fire.

Lois M. WHEATON, 84, of Wellsville, NY


Lois M. WHEATON, 84, of Wellsville, NY, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Wellsville Manor Care Center. 

Services will be private. 

 Memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or to SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at

Millerton & Daggett Dispatched to Wildfire On Alder Run Road

At 4:38 PM on Saturday, Millerton & Daggett Fire Companies have been dispatched to a wildfire at 1638 Alder Run Road.

Potter McKean Players Production of "Love is Here To Stay" Set For April 14th & 21st

Westons Mills Dispatched To Crash Near Kwik Fill

At 2:31 PM on Saturday, Westons Mills Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a crash near the Kwik Fill on Rt. 417.
3:05 PM--Olean 10 Medic dispatched to scene.

Roulette Fish & Game Club To Stock Streams with Trout On Saturday

The Roulette Fish & Game Club will be stocking trout in area streams on Saturday, March 31st. Volunteers who are able to help with the stocking are invited to meet at the hatchery on at the intersection of West Branch of Fishing Creek and White Chopin Road at 9 AM.

Fox Township Fire Dept. Dispatched To House Fire On Coal Hollow Road

At 2:21 PM on Saturday, Fox Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 267 Coal Hollow road for a single residence house fire.


.We've also had to change our April Weekend Packaging Dates to
SAT. & SUN. APRIL 7 & 8 from 1-5PM at "Santa's Workshop"
7 Main at Crafton St. Downtown Wellsboro PA 16901.
Please if you can, join us then or other Mon. Wed. Fri. mornings
from 9AM-Noon. We'll very much appreciate your help!
Thank you all for your support and prayers over these 12-3/4 years!
Happy Spring! Happy Easter! Happy Passover!
God Bless ~

Milton O. Stebbins, 81, of, Port Allegany, PA

Milton O. Stebbins

Milton O. Stebbins, 81, of, Port Allegany, PA, died Friday (March 23, 2018) in the Olean General Hospital, Olean.

He was born Jun 1, 1936 in Coudersport, a son of Leon and Eva McFall Stebbins, On Jan. 28, 1956 in Port Allegany; he married Betty Crowe, who survives.

Mr. Stebbins was a Maintenance Supervisor, employed by Pittsburg Corning, Port Allegany, PA, retiring in 2003 after 47 years of service.

He was a life member of both the Star Hose Co #1 of Port Allegany and the Keating Sportsman Club of Smethport PA. He was also a member of the VFW Post 6391 of Port Allegany.

Milton enjoyed hunting and most of all spending time with his family

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

Two daughters: Catherine (Mick) O'Brien of Smethport, PA and Corinne Lewis of Portville, NY, 

One son: Jeffery (Crystal) Stebbins of Ocean Side, CA

Thirteen grandchildren, Nathan (Laura) O'Brien, Kylee (Brian) Little; Ashley (Shane) Rice Joshuah Lewis, Jeffery, Andrew, and Mark Stebbins; Hunter and Sierra Brandt; Shannon (Megan) Yeager, Bryon (Jessie) Stebbins, and Mary and Margo Stebbins

Six great grandchildren

Two daughters-in-law, Karen Stebbins and Linda Stebbins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Mark and Brian Stebbins and one brother Marlin Stebbins

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00 am in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N Main St.,, Port Allegany, PA with the Rev James Kazimer, Pastor of the First Church of God of Eldred, officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany, PA.

Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743,
Star Hose Co #1/ Port Allegany Fire Dept., PO Box 295, Port Allegany, PA 16743 or the Grimes Cemetery Association, PO Box 383, Port Allegany, PA.

Online condolences may be made at

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

Reports Drilling Started

SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township

SWN PRODUCTION CO LLC reports drilling started on 2018-03-24 00:00:00 at site HOFFMAN 1H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Eldred Twp Township

SENECA RESOURCES CORP reports drilling started on 2018-03-21 00:00:00 at site RHONE GAMBLE 95H 52622 in Eldred Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

PA Permit Violations Issued

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-03-16 to Swn Production Co Llc in Middletown Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Cherry Twp, Sullivan County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-03-21 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Cherry Twp, Sullivan county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Bolivar Dispatched To Possible Gas Leak In Residence

At 12:26 PM on Saturday, Bolivar Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a possible natural gas leak in an upstairs apt. at 72 1/2 Liberty Street.

G2 Gymnastics – Wyalusing Results

Recently, G2 Gymnastics of Shinglehouse, traveled to Wyalusing, PA to participate in the Pajama Rama Gymnastics Invitational hosted by Endless Mountains Gymnastics. Thirty-five team members represented G2 at the event. They turned in a solid performance as the Level 2’s, Level 3’s, and Level 6’s took 1st Place in the team division while the Level 4 team came in 2nd. G2 also brought home 120 individual awards including All Around Champions: Level 2: Kate Mitchell (35.70), Catence Taylor (36.375), Jenna Wylie (36.80); Level 3: Kendra Niver (37.425); XCEL Silver: Kaylee Oswald (36.025); XCEL Gold: Ashley Oswald (35.25); and Level 6: Melissa Diegel (35.575). Event Champions included: Level 2-Kate Mitchell (vault-9.45, bars-8.50, floor-9.20), Aeralyn Salada (bars-8.875), Catence Taylor (vault-9.60, beam-9.40, floor-9.55), Jenna Wylie (vault-9.20, beam-9.45, floor-9.35), Mia Shaffer (bars-8.85); Level 3: Hannah Fleniken (vault-9.525), Kendra Niver (bars-9.375, beam-9.475, floor-9.425); Level 4: Kyla Andreano (beam-9.325, floor-9.10); XCEL Silver: Kaylee Oswald (vault-9.20, beam-9.20, floor-9.20), Natalie McDowell (bars-8.80); XCEL Gold: Ashley Oswald (beam-9.40), Anna Schuessler (vault-9.10, bars-8.575, floor-9.25); Level 6: Michaella Rhodes (floor-9.10), Austin Lawton (beam-9.625), Melissa Diegel (vault-8.50, bars-8.75, beam-9.375, floor-9.55). A special congratulations to Adelyn Walker and Kyla Andreano for qualifying to the Level 4 PA USAG State Competition held next month.

G2 Gymnastics will continue to train for the remainder of their season at their new facility located at 2748 State Route 44 Shinglehouse, PA. G2 Gymnastics offers programs for all children, starting at age 3. We accept new students at any time during our 5 week session, as space permits. For more information, please visit: or email

9.0 CLUB
VAULT: Kate Mitchell-9.45, Aeralyn Salada-9.30, Catence Taylor-9.60, Jasmine Miller-9.05, Jenna Wylie-9.20, Emma Sisson-9.20, Carly Reed-9.0, Madison Errick-9.45, Brynn Cygan-9.05, Sara DeLong-9.40, Hannah Fleniken-9.525, Kendra Niver-9.15, Genecis-9.20, Kaylee Oswald-9.20, Anna Schuessler-9.10.
BARS: Madison Errick-9.075, Kendra Niver-9.375, Laci Miller-9.0, Selin Sumer-9.05
BEAM: Aeralyn Salada-9.025, Catence Taylor-9.40, Reese Thompson-9.275, Adelaide Jeffers-9.375, Jenna Wylie-9.45, Mia Shaffer-9.15, Madison Errick-9.475, Kendra Niver-9.475, Genecis Easton-9.40, Kyla Andreano-9.325, Kaylee Oswald-9.20, Ashley Oswald-9.40, Selin Sumer-9.225, Austin Lawton-9.625, Lanie Allen-9.50, Melissa Diegel-9.375.
FLOOR: Kate Mitchell-9.20, Aeralyn Salada-9.175, Catence Taylor-9.55, Adelaide Jeffers-9.375, Jenna Wylie-9.35, Mia Shaffer-9.325, Madison Errick-9.40, Brynn Cygan-9.15, Sara DeLong-9.175, Hannah Fleniken-9.0, Kendra Niver-9.425, Genecis Easton-9.425, Kyla Andreano-9.10, Kaylee Oswald-9.20, Ashley Oswald-9.05, Anna Schuessler-9.25, Michaella Rhodes-9.10, Laci Miller-9.05, Selin Sumer-9.05, Melissa Diegel-9.55

34.00: Adelyn Walker-34.225, Kyla Andreano-34.025, Lynzee Nolder-34.075, Michaella Rhodes-34.15
35.00: Kate Mitchell-35.70, Carly Reed-35.175, Brynn Cygan-35.00, Hannah Fleniken-35.225, Natalie McDowell-35.00, Ashley Oswald-35.25, Anna Schuessler-35.125, Laci Miller-35.475, Lanie Allen-35.525, Melissa Diegel-35.575
36.00: Aeralyn Salada-36.375, Catence Taylor-36.55, Adelaide Jeffers-36.40, Jenna Wylie-36.80, Mia Shaffer-36.125, Sara DeLong-36.075, Genecis Easton-36.825, Kaylee Oswald-36.025, Selin Sumer-36.025, Austin Lawton-36.20.
37.00: Madison Errick-37.40, Kendra Niver-37.425.

Full Meet Results:
Skyler Cooper: vault-8.90-2nd, bars-7.225, beam-8.30, floor-8.60, AA-33.075-5th
Kate Mitchell: vault-9.45-1st, bars-8.50-1st, beam-8.55-3rd, floor-9.20-1st, AA-35.70-1st
Ella Austin: vault-8.65, bars-7.525, beam-8.875-2nd, floor-8.625, AA-33.675-3rd
Aeralyn Salada: vault-9.30-2nd, bars-8.875-1st, beam-9.025, floor-9.175-3rd, AA-36.375-3rd
Catence Taylor: vault-9.60-1st, bars-8.00, beam-9.40-1st, floor-9.55-1st, AA-36.55-1st
Reese Thompson: vault-8.75, bars-6.50, beam-9.275-3rd, floor-8.95-4th, AA-33.475-6th
Jasmine Miller: vault-9.05-3rd, bars-7.15, beam-8.35, floor-8.625, AA-33.175-7th
Adelaide Jeffers: vault-8.90, bars-8.75-2nd, beam-9.375-2nd, floor-9.375-2nd, AA-36.40-2nd
Jenna Wylie: vault-9.20-1st, bars-8.80-2nd, beam-9.45-1st, floor-9.35-1st, AA-36.80-1st
Emma Sisson: vault-9.20-2nd, bars-7.75, beam-8.225, floor-8.725, AA-33.70-3rd
Mia Shaffer: vault-8.80, bars-8.85-1st, beam-9.15-2nd, floor-9.325-2nd, AA-36.125-2nd,
Alyssa Wilson: vault-8.20, bars-6.0, beam-8.425, floor-8.50, AA-31.125-4th
Carly Reed: vault-9.0, bars-8.55, beam-8.75, floor-8.875, AA-35.175-7th
Madison Errick: vault-9.45-3rd, bars-9.075-3rd, beam-9.475-3rd, floor-9.40-2nd, AA-37.40-2nd
Brynn Cygan: vault-9.05, bars-7.85, beam-8.95-4th, floor-9.15-4th, AA-35.00-6th
Sara DeLong: vault-9.40-2nd, bars-8.70-3rd, beam-8.80, floor-9.175-3rd, AA-36.075-3rd
Hannah Fleniken: vault-9.525-1st, bars-7.75, beam-8.95-3rd, floor-9.0, AA-35.225-4th,
Kendra Niver: vault-9.15, bars-9.375-1st, beam-9.475-1st, floor-9.425-1st, AA-37.425-1st
Genecis Easton: vault-9.20-4th, bars-8.80-2nd, beam-9.40-2nd, floor9.425-2nd, AA-36.825-2nd
Irelyn Rounsville: vault-8.30-2nd, bars-8.50-3rd, beam-8.85-3rd, floor-7.80, AA-33.45-4th
Adelyn Walker: vault-8.55-3rd, bars-8.0, beam-8.90-3rd, floor-8.775, AA-34.225-4th
Brielle Fidurko: vault-8.35-4th bars-7.30, beam-8.825, floor-8.625, AA-33.10-8th
Ava Peterson: vault-7.80, bars-8.15, beam-8.85-4th, floor-8.825-4th, AA-33.625-7th
Kyla Andreano: vault-8.25, bars-7.35, beam-9.325-1st, floor-9.10-1st, AA-34.025-6th
Lynzee Nolder: vault-8.25, bars-8.45-4th, beam-8.675, floor-8.70, AA-34.075-5th
Kaylee Oswald: vault-9.20-1st, bars-8.425-2nd, beam-9.20-1st, floor-9.20-1st, AA-36.025-1st
Natalie McDowell: vault-8.75-2nd, bars-8.80-1st, beam-8.85-2nd, floor-8.60-2nd , AA-35.00-2nd
Ashley Oswald: vault-8.70-2nd, bars-8.10-2nd, beam-9.40-1st, floor-9.05-2nd, AA-35.25-1st
Anna Schuessler: vault-9.10-1st, bars-8.575-1st, beam-8.125-2nd, floor-9.25-1st, AA-35.125-2nd
Michaella Rhodes: vault-8.95-2nd, bars-7.15, beam-8.95, floor-9.10-1st, AA-34.15-6th
Laci Miller: vault-8.85-3rd, bars-9.0-3rd, beam-8.575, floor-9.05-4th AA-35.475-5th
Selin Sumer: vault-8.70, bars-9.05-2nd, beam-9.225, floor-9.05-4th, AA-36.025-3rd
Austin Lawton: vault-8.80, bars-8.70, beam-9.625-1st, floor-9.05-2nd, AA-36.20-2nd
Lanie Allen: vault-8.40, bars-8.70, beam-9.50-2nd, floor-8.925, AA-35.525-4th
Melissa Diegel: vault-8.50-1st, bars-8.15-1st, beam-9.375-1st, floor-9.55-1st, AA-35.575-1st

Pictured L-R
Front Row: Irelyn Rounsville, Skyler Cooper, Aeralyn Salada, Catence Taylor, Jenna Wylie, Jasmine Miller, Madison Errick, Brynn Cygan, Ella Austin, Adelaide Jeffers, Reese Thompson, Kate Mitchell, Carly Reed
Middle Row: Mia Shaffer, Emma Sisson, Genecis Easton, Adelyn Walkerr, Kaylee Oswald, Natalie McDowell, Sara DeLong, Alyssa Wilson, Ava Peterson, Kendra Niver
Back Row: Hannah Fleniken, Lynzee Nolder, Ashley Oswald, Anna Schuessler, Selin Sumer, Melissa Diegel, Michaella Rhodes, Lanie Allen, Laci Miller, Kyla Andreano, Brielle Fidurko
Missing from photo: Austin Lawton

Soup's On At Fishing Creek United Methodist In Roulette, PA

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

Limestone, Mulch, Top Soil, Mushroom Soil, Bulk & Bagged Coal Available at B & B Supply

Crooked Creek Campground Opens April 1 Along Pine Creek

Rev Hoopes Trucking Is Hiring Experienced Mechanics & Greasers

Daniels Learning Center In Coudersport, PA Seeking Special Individuals

Spring Steak Bake At Austin Costello Sportsman's Assoc. Saturday From 1 to 4

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

North Central PA's Largest Selection Of Surplus Doors Now Open In Galeton, PA

Cole Memorial accepting applications for Resident Care Giver

Cole Memorial looking for a Recreational Therapist

Part-Time Employment Opportunities At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA

Friday, March 23, 2018

Perez Sentenced for Fatal Fentanyl OD

By Anne Holliday
WESB Local News

Roberto Perez
Roberto Perez of Bradford has been sentenced to 8 to 16 years in federal prison in connection to the drug overdose death of Derek Clay of Driftwood in 2016.

Jeff Nuhfer has the story from Smethport:

Amber McKinney was sentenced last month to 2 1/2 to 5 years in state prison.


Margaret J. Simon, 89, of the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA, formerly of 16 W 5th St, Emporium, PA

Margaret J. Simon

Margaret J. Simon, 89, of the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA, formerly of 16 W 5th St, Emporium, PA, passed away Thursday evening (March 22, 2018).

She was born July 12, 1928 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Roy and Mary (Welch) Stroup.

On August 12, 1950 in Emporium, PA she married John A. Simon who preceded her in death in February of 2003.

Marge graduated from Emporium High School and from Penn State University where she received her BA in Education. While at Penn State she was a member of the Blue Band. 

She retired in 1988 after 26 years with the Cameron County School District. She was the District’s first elementary librarian. She was active in the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was also very involved in each of her children’s activities’ volunteering many hours with each organization. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, where she led the effort to reorganize the church library. She was also an active member of the Cameron County Historical Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Robby) McCollum, Charleston, SC; Mary (Tim) Meisel, Emporium; four sons, John P. Simon, Ridgway; Michael (Rita) Simon, West Seneca, NY; Steven (Sandy) Simon, Mechanicsburg, PA; Robert (Mary Jo) Simon, Pittsburgh, PA; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eileen Geleskie, and a brother, Edwin Stroup.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth St., Emporium, PA on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM, with the Reverend Paul Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 East Fourth St., Emporium, PA on Monday, at 11:00 a.m. followed by Mass at St. Mark’s Church and graveside service at St. Mark’s Catholic Cemetary. Burial will be in the St. Mark’s Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834.

Online condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Food Drive Supporting God's Food Pantry

Eliot Ness Fest: Update No. 1

We are pleased to begin a series of weekly updates to all of those who have expressed an interest in the inaugural "Eliot Ness Fest: Touched by the Untouchable" to be held Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, in Coudersport, Pa.

As most of you know, this annual festival celebrates the life and career of the famous lawman, who spent the final two years of his life in Coudersport. It is designed to both entertain and educate the public, while spotlighting the law enforcement community, reliving the Roaring '20s with captivating activities and attractions, and drawing visitors to Potter County to join in on the fun.

Each week, we will issue updates on the schedule of events and volunteer opportunities (of which there are many). We will also spotlight many of the featured events to assist you in choosing how you would like to spend your time at the Eliot Ness Fest. We've begun this process by activating an "Eliot Ness Fest" site on the Facebook social media platform and will soon be launching a website to share festival details; links to interesting sites related to Eliot Ness, Al Capone and related topics; online ticket ordering, and many more features.

Eliot Ness Fest is being organized by many individuals and groups under the direction of Co-chairs: David Castano, President, Potter County Historical Society; Bill Pekarski, writer and Ness Historian; and Jennifer Rossman, Community Development Director, Potter County. Committee members at present include: Paul Heimel, Meghan Larsen-Reidy, Paul Herzig, Todd Brown, Sharon Fitzgerald, Theresa Welsh, Hans Nielsen, Steve Green, Brian Ruane, and Curt Weinhold.

We welcome all inquiries, suggestions or offers of time and talents by email at:

Until next time, check out the attached schedule of events. This schedule highlights some of the activities throughout the weekend, by no means all of what is being planned or has yet to come together. We are encouraging businesses that are planning events in their establishments for the weekend to submit activities to highlight on the schedule. Advertising, sponsorship, and vendor opportunities will soon be released.

If you don’t wish to receive updates, please let us know. On the flip-side, if you know others who may want to receive these email updates, please have them send their email addresses to: with the subject line: ENF Mailing List.

With kind regards,
Eliot Ness Fest Committee

Check out the Ness A&E Biography

Vendor spaces are now available for the 2018 Weekend in the Wilds.

Vendor spaces are now available for the 2018 Weekend in the Wilds. This event will be taking place from Friday, July 6th to Saturday, July 7th.

Artists spaces include a table and a tent. The payments are $30.00 for a 6x6 one table or $50.00 for a 12x12 two tables. All other vendors must bring their own canopy, table, and items to sell. These spaces are a payment of $20.00. Spaces must be set up by 9am Saturday morning. To register a spot call: (814) 486-4314. Your payment reserves a prime spot for this event that draws thousands!

IU9 Knex Design Challenge on 3/22/18 in Smethport, PA.

​​​​Two fourth grade groups, from Northern Potter Children's School, participated in the IU9 Knex Design Challenge on 3/22/18 in Smethport, PA. The students were advised by their librarian/enrichment teacher, Mrs. Bryant. The groups worked hard for many weeks and created environmentally friendly devices that could help around home. They were required to journal their work, create blue prints of the design, and present the characteristics of their creations to judges.

The groups were:

The Master Builders and their Controlled Carrier:

​​Harley Thompson
Presley Graves
Ethan Hamilton
Dayton Gee

The Creators of C3PO 2.O (a robot): Who brought home the SECOND PLACE TROPHY

Kaleb Long
Lilly Steele
Alanah Luce
Caine Wright

Radiology Tech Stephanie Rathbun earns fourth certification

Stephanie Rathbun
Stephanie Rathbun, radiology tech at UPMC Cole, recently received magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) educational program. She’s also certified in the following imaging modalities: X-ray, Sonography and Computed Tomography (CT).

Stephanie is a graduate of the St. James Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Science in Hornell, New York. She’s been with the hospital since 2010.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is a leading credentialing organization that recognizes qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. With more than 330,000 registrants, they promote high standards of patient care with each new credential awarded.

For more information, ask your healthcare provider for a referral or call UPMC Cole’s Diagnostic Imaging Department at 814.274.9301 ext. 1273.

Coudersport Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Cole Hospital

At 7:22 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Cole Memorial Hospital for a fire alarm in skilled nursing rehab.

Coudersport Ambulance To Maple View Lane

At 6:13 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Maple Tree Lane for a woman fallen.

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, March 23, 2018
The latest news from the State Capitol 
Rate Increases for Hunting, Fishing Licenses

This coming week, the House Game and Fisheries Committee will receive annual reports from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (Tuesday, March 27) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (Wednesday, March 28). Both meetings will begin at 10 a.m. and be streamed through Rep. Gabler’s website,

Both commissions are expected to again request passage of legislation that would give them the power to set the amount of their licenses fees.
Did you know….

….there are six extended care facilities in Pennsylvania that are available to qualified veterans and their spouses? Please click here for more information.
Calling All Hunters

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a hunter training course on Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, at Elk County Catholic High School, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys.

The course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

If you are interested in registering for the class, please click here.
Long-Term Care in Pennsylvania

The House Aging an Older Adult Services Committee recently held an information meeting to examine licensed long-term care facilities in the Commonwealth.

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the meeting live on my website, please click here to watch a recording of it.
Attention Anglers

Trout season is just around the corner. Please click here for information on Opening Day in Clearfield and Elk counties, as well as this weekend’s Mentored Youth Program.

Roulette Library To Sponsor "Roulette Gas Boom" At Riverside Church

If you’ve ever been interested in the early gas boom history around Roulette, Potter

County, here is your opportunity to learn first hand. Sponsored by the Roulette

Township Library, this event is free and open to the public.

“The early Indians who ventured forth into the vast wilderness of what is today Potter County had no concept of the powerful forces trapped undisturbed below their moccasined feet. Their oral traditions spoke of deep rumblings from restless spirits hidden beneath the mountain and and ghostly forms that shimmered and rose from the forest floor in silence.

Learn about the era of natural gas discovery in the county and Roulette’s role as a leader in production and distribution of our most profitable natural resource. Potter County Historian, David Castano, will tell of the history of the Roulette gas industry on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 P.M. at the Riverside Methodist Church on River Street in Roulette. All are welcome to attend.”

QuickBooks 2017 Level I

If you’ve recently purchased QuickBooks or plan to in the near future we can help you learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of your payables and receivables. The Clarion University SBDC in partnership with the Clarion University Center for Accounting Education and Research is offering QuickBooks Level I as an approved CPE 8 credit course.

This seminar will include: Setting up a company file, navigating the program, Accounts Payable: entering/paying bills, Accounts Receivable: invoicing customers/receiving payment, and bank reconciliation.

This class is being taught by Corry Riley, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and Clarion University Outreach Consultant and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $199 per person and includes the QuickBooks training manual. Save $38 and register for both Levels I and Level II for only $360. (Level II is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th at the same location.) Registration deadline for is April 9th, so call (877) 292-1843 or email to register today.

CRCF scholarship applications due April 2

CRCF scholarship
applications due April 2

OLEAN, N.Y., March 23, 2018 — Area high school students applying for scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation must complete and submit their applications by April 2.
Scholarships are available to students throughout the region (including Cattaraugus, Allegany, Chautauqua and McKean (PA) counties) for a multitude of interests and career/educational goals.
Applications must be fully completed and include supporting documentation such as transcripts and recommendation letters by the April 2 deadline.
More information about scholarships, including a comprehensive list of available scholarships and a tutorial on using the scholarship portal, is available at
Students and parents are encouraged to contact CRCF Manager of Donor Services Ryan Michelle Wilcox with any questions at 716-301-2723 or
“We are really happy with the number of applications in progress this year,” said Wilcox. “We hope to see all of those applications complete, so the Foundation can support as many students in their educational pursuits as possible.”
Anyone interested in establishing a new scholarship fund may contact the foundation for more information.
Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

House Ag Committee to Discuss Forest Conservation Easements

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), is hosting an informational meeting to discuss forest conservation easements, as well as recent and pending PENNVEST transactions that finance the purchase of private forest lands and place conservation easements on a portion of that land.

WHO: Causer, members of the committee and the following presenters: Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Brion Johnson, executive director, and David Henning, project specialist, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST); Keith Klingler, president, PA Landowners Association; and Arthur Stewart, president, and Tyler Martin, vice president, Caledonia Land Company, Warren County.

WHEN: Monday, March 26, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Room 60 East Wing, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring any technical difficulties, the meeting will be streamed live at

Wellsville, NY, Police Department Blotter

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department

Friday March 23, 2018

Johnathan T. Russell
Wellsville Police arrested Johnathan T. Russell, age 34 of Wellsville, charging him with Assault 2nd (Class D Felony), two counts of Criminal Mischief 4th and Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd. 

The charges stem from an incident that took place on West State Street on February 23rd. 

Russell was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Justice Walsh. Russell was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 property bond. 

Russell is due back in Wellsville Village Court on March 27th at 4:30 pm. (photo provided)

Friday March 23, 2018

Wellsville Police arrested Hannah S. Himan, age 35 of Wellsville, charging her with Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd. 

The charge stems from an incident that took place on West State Street in the Village of Wellsville. Himan was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released. Himan is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on April 17th at 4:30 pm.

15 Year Old Male Olean High School Student Admits To Threat To Shoot Up School

City of Olean, NY Police Department
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Olean Police Criminal Investigators arrested a 15 year old male today at approximately 10:00 a.m. for charges of Making a Terroristic threat ( D Felony) and Falsely reporting an incident 3rd. degree ( A Misdemeanor). School officials were notified of writing left on a bathroom wall that indicated a shooting would happen on Monday March 26th. Olean Police were notified and conducted interviews and a fifteen year old eventually confessed to leaving the writing on the wall. The juvenile was processed and turned over to a parent and is to appear in Family court at a later date.

Part-Time Employment Opportunities At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport, PA


BD Updates Instructions for Use for Certain BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced it is updating the instructions for use of certain BD Vacutainer® tubes as part of its quality process to ensure that customers understand the appropriate uses of these products.

Since BD became aware of the concerns about inaccurate lead test results from Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare® Testing Systems, the company has been cooperating fully with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). BD launched an internal investigation and determined that Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV) technology, which is used in Magellan LeadCare testing systems, is not compatible with thiuram, a material found in the rubber stoppers of the BD Vacutainer® EDTA Lavender, Pink and Tan top tubes and BD Vacutainer® Lithium Heparin Green top tubes. Thiuram has been in these rubber stoppers since 1996, however, the effect of thiuram on lead testing when used with ASV technology was only recently observed through the course of this investigation.

PDX Aromatics Issues Second Expanded Recall of Kratom Products Because of Possible Health Risk
PDX Aromatics, DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is again expanding the scope of their 3/9/2018 and 3/15/2018 voluntary recalls to include certain red vein and green vein kratom powder and capsule products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The second expanded recall is being initiated in response to additional positive findings of Salmonella associated with PDX Aromatics’ products following the FDA’s investigation.

To date the company is aware of four confirmed cases of Salmonella associated with consumption of red and white vein products.

Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 1:12 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to South Main Street for a patient with chest pain. Coudersport Fire Dept dispatched for lifting assistance.

Officials From Three Counties Attend ‘Boot Camp’

Potter County Today

Times have changed in township and borough governing. New state laws have added responsibilities — but also opportunities — for public officials to improve services for their constituents. 

Last week, elected officials and administrators had an opportunity to receive training during a two-day “boot camp” at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel approved a proposal by Planning Director Will Hunt to provide the class. 

It’s part of a broader effort to develop a stronger county/municipality partnership in Potter County, and to equip local leaders with knowledge and skills required to do their jobs effectively. 

Officials from Potter, Tioga and Elk counties participated. Instructors were provided by the Pa. State Assn. of Boroughs. Among topics to covered were: Meeting Procedures, Sunshine Law, Managing Public Comment, Committees and Boards, Ordinances and Resolutions, Bidding Requirements, Fire and Police Management, Personnel Management, Municipal Budgeting, Taxation Requirements, Basic Planning and Zoning, Risk Management, Public Works and Code Administration.

Learn to Knit Socks

This 10-hour knitting class is for those who have a basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches and want to expand their knitting skills. You will learn to knit using double-pointed needles as well as how to knit socks.

This class is being taught by Doris Acre and is scheduled for Thursdays, March 29 – April 26, 2018 from 6:00 – 8.00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $50 per person and includes yarn and needles. Registration deadline is March 22nd, and class size is limited, so register soon at (814) 274-4877 or visit

Middlebury Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 287

At 12:46 PM on Friday, Middlebury Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the intersection of Joe West Road and Route 287 for a motor vehicle crash.

Pennsylvania State Police Have A New Leader; 92 New Troopers To Graduate Today

PA State Police

Today is an exciting day for the Pennsylvania State Police. Not only are we welcoming 92 new troopers who graduate from the Academy later this morning, we are also saying goodbye to Colonel Tyree C. Blocker, who is retiring after nearly 33 years of service. Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick has been appointed by Governor Wolf to serve as Acting State Police Commissioner. For more, see

We extend heartfelt gratitude to Colonel Blocker for his leadership and congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Evanchick on his new role.

Capitol Update By Rep. Martin Causer

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Great Turnout, Discussion at Farmer Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Farmer Breakfast this week in Ulysses. Nearly 100 farmers and others in the industry were on hand for an update about ag-related issues we are working on in Harrisburg, as well as a question-and-answer session with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.

The challenges facing the state’s dairy farmers was a primary topic of discussion, along with permitting issues with the Department of Environmental Protection and progress of a new law to boost agriculture education in our schools. The diversity of the industry was well represented, with dairy farmers, from both large operations and small; livestock farmers, including a veal farmer; crop farmers, including a potato grower; local FFA students; and more.

I appreciate everyone who took time out of their day to attend, and especially Secretary Redding who traveled from Harrisburg to join us. An extra special thank you to Larry and Phyllis Hamilton of Hamilton’s Maple Products for welcoming us and serving a delicious breakfast, and to Penn Ag Industries, which hosted the event.


It was especially nice to have officers from Headwaters FFA at the Farmer Breakfast this week. Pictured, from left, are Wyatt Kosa, secretary; Trevor Frey, president; Lynn Bartas, parliamentarian; and Clifton Erway, chaplain. We are joined in the photo by Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
Conventional Oil and Gas Legislation Introduced This Week

In an ongoing effort to support the thousands of people employed by the conventional oil and gas industry here, I introduced legislation this week to ensure fair and reasonable oversight of the industry.

The bill comes as a follow-up to the years-long fight to stop the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from applying regulations necessary to address unconventional, deep-well drilling in the Marcellus Shale to the very different process of conventional, shallow well drilling. Those changes threatened to drive many conventional operations out of business.

House Bill 2154 would re-enact an updated version of the Oil and Gas Act, which had governed the industry until the Marcellus Shale boom and proliferation of advanced drilling methods prompted development and passage of new regulations included in Act 13 of 2012. A similar proposal, Senate Bill 1088, was also introduced this week. The legislation was developed in large part by members of the Penn Grade Crude Advisory Council, of which I am a member, which was created by Act 52 of 2016 to advise and assist DEP with regulatory changes impacting the conventional industry. It has bipartisan support.

The conventional oil and gas industry is a vital contributor, not only to our local economy but to our statewide economy as well. The goal of this legislation is to ensure fair regulation of the industry that will effectively protect the environment while also protecting this valuable industry and the jobs it provides.

Read more here.   
Take a Kid Fishing!

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will again host a Mentored Youth Trout Day to help future generations develop an appreciation for fishing.

On Saturday, April 7, beginning at 8 a.m., participants can fish in any PFBC-stocked trout water. Kids can keep two trout, which must measure at least seven inches. Because the program is focused on kids, adult mentors are encouraged to fish with the children and provide encouragement and tips, but they must release their catch to the water unharmed.

To participate, adult anglers (16 years or older) must have a valid fishing license and trout/salmon permit and be accompanied by a youth. Youth anglers must obtain a free PFBC-issued permit, or a voluntary $1 youth fishing license. Both are available at or at any of the more than 900 licensing agents across the state.

Last year, more than 30,000 people participated in Mentored Youth Trout Days.

The statewide opening day for trout fishing is Saturday, April 14.
New License Plate Honors PA National Guard

New license plates are now available to members of the Pennsylvania National Guard to honor their service.

The new plates feature the standard Pennsylvania license plate colors of blue, white and yellow, along with a National Guard-approved emblem. This plate may only be used on passenger vehicles and trucks with a registered, maximum gross weight of 14,000 pounds.

Members of the National Guard interested in applying for one of these plates must complete Form MV-150AD, “Application for Members of U.S. Military Registration Plate.” The form requires the service member to certify his/her status as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

The addition of a registration plate recognizing members of the PA National Guard completes an assortment of plates available to Pennsylvania residents with ties to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Additional information and images of a variety of military license plates are available at The fee for the plate is $21.
Reminder: Join Me for a Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar in Shinglehouse

Join me for a discussion about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, 121 S. Puritan St., Shinglehouse.

Speakers will include Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson and Sheriff Glenn Drake.

Seating is limited. Please register in advance by visiting or calling the Coudersport office at 814-274-9769.