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Plant Sale

Pollinator Plant Sale - Perennials Annuals, Vegetables, and Herbs. Saturday, May 28 from 9 am to 1 pm at Penn State Extension, 17129 Rt 6, Smethport, PA. Sponsored by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Wellsboro Dispatched To Crash On Broughton Hollow Road

At 11:07 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. & EMS dispatched to the Broughton Hollow Road for a motor vehicle crash.

Otto Township Dispatched To ATV Crash On Kansas Branch Road

At 10:41 PM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Department and Ambulance have been dispatched to 373 Kansas Branch Road for a 41 year old male injured in an ATV accident. Patient is reported unconscious but breathing. No helicopters are available. Medic 1 is en route.

Firefighters Rescue 6 From Fire In Long Avenue Apartments

At 9:53 this morning the DuBois Fire Department was alerted for a working building fire with multiple entrapment at 322 West Long Ave. 

DuBois PD arrived immediately and confirmed heavy fire on the first division with multiple people trapped on the floors above. Crews quickly arrived and began search and rescue and fire suppression operations. 

A number of residents had self evacuated from the structure however several still remained trapped. Shortly after arrival firefighters were able to rescue a total of 6 residents from the structure including one roof rescue. 

After 2 1/2 hours of tedious work the fire was brought under control and at approximately 8pm the box was placed in service. 

Today was the epitome of team work and proof that hours of training does pay off, today is the reason we work so hard to hone our skills, just 12 hours earlier we spent the evening practicing some of the techniques used for rescues today. 

A BIG thank you to all the agencies that assisted today, West Sandy Hose Co., Oklahoma Fire Co., Reynoldsville FD, Sykesville FD, Clearfield FD, Brookville FD, Lawrence Twp Fd, Brockway FD, The Salvation Army, Dusan ambulance, DuBois EMS, Jefferson County EMS, Clearfield EMS, Clearfield EMA, PSP Fire Marshall unit and the Allegheny County Fire Marshall Unit. And another huge shout out to Firehouse Pizzeria, Subway, and Sheetz for food and drinks. Thanks to all!!!

Wellsboro Dispatched To Chimney Fire On Marsh Creek Road

At 9:39 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to a chimney fire at the Hockenberry residence at 144 Marsh Creek Road in Delmar Township.

First baby spring 2018! Born 3 days ago

First baby spring 2018! Born 3 days ago. Her eyes are still blue. Photo by Annette.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Oak Lane

At 7:38 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Oak Lane for a person choking.

Donna M. Causer, 66, Eldred, PA

Donna M. Causer

Donna M. Causer, 66, Eldred, PA, passed away on Friday (May 18, 2018) at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Erie following complications of surgery. 

Friends may call at the First Church of God, Eldred, on Monday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at the church. 

A complete obituary will be in the Monday edition of the paper

Online condolences may be made at

Willow is Missing From Brennan Street In Bradford

Colleen Quinn

Our cat got out sometime this morning on Brennan street. If anyone sees her please return her or call 8143316307

Her name is Willow and has bright blue eyes and loves soft canned food. She belongs to my daughter and if she finds out willow is gone she is going to be so upset! Please share!

Myrl E. Knickerbocker, 92, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA

Myrl E. Knickerbocker

Myrl E. Knickerbocker, 92, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA, passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Brodhun's Power House Color Run @ Mitchell Park in Coudersport

Brodhun's Power House Color Run @ Mitchell Park in Coudersport

 Benefit for Coudersport 

Photos by 
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Shinglehoue Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 4:45 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for an infant fallen with a head injury.

Kaelee Ross Crowned Prom Queen At Jefferson County ARC Prom

Kaelee Ross was Prom Queen at last night's Jefferson County ARC Prom at the Recreation and Respite Center!!

Bradford Dispatched To UTV Accident

At 4:06 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire & City Ambulance have been dispatched to a UTV accident involving a 13 year old female. A side by side struck a tree.

Roulette Ambulance To Railroad Avenue

At 3:14 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance  has been dispatched to Railroad Avenue for a patient with seizures.

PAHS Yellow Ribbon Club presents "A Class Act Variety Show" tonight


Donate blood on Friday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at the Port Allegany elementary school located at 85 Clyde Lynch Drive. All signed in donors will receive a chance to win a kayak package—consisting of two kayaks, 2 paddles and a $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card.

“This is an exciting promotion,” says Lora Cope, Community Blood Bank (CBB) mobile drive coordinator. “The winner can explore our area’s waters in new kayaks.”

Even more importantly, donors will save lives. Donations made to the Community Blood Bank impact the blood supply at local hospitals.

“This is a chance to help our neighbors, friends and family,” says Stephanie Phillips-Taggart, CBB community relations coordinator. “Make an impact on area patients by donating blood.”

According to the America’s Blood Center, nationally more than 40,000 pints of blood are needed daily. One donation roughly equates to one pint.

Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; they are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu Donors must have a valid photo ID in order to register. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good solid meal and drink at least 18 oz. of water. Appointments are not necessary, but can be made if preferred.

Donors who attend Community Blood Bank drives from May 1-26 will automatically be interested in the kayak drawing. The winner will be announced during the last week of May.

For more information, to schedule an appointment or to learn more about hosting a drive, call 570-789-4026 or visit

About Community Blood Bank

As a non-profit organization, Community Blood Bank has been providing a safe, reliable supply of volunteer blood to hospitals through regional partnerships since 1966. Community Blood Bank is regulated by the Food & Drug Administration and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The organization is an independent blood center and is a current member of multiple nationally recognized blood banking associations such as the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and America’s Blood Centers (ABC).

Almon G. FREEMAN, 97, of Fox Hill, Ulysses, PA


Almon G. FREEMAN, 97, of Fox Hill, Ulysses, PA, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA. Born March 16, 1921, at home on Fox Hill, Ulysses, he was the son of Charles and Matie E. Carpenter Freeman. He attended the country school on Fox Hill and graduated from Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses. 

On June 16, 1946, in All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, he married his soulmate, the former Irene M. Palmatier, who survives. Almon and his wife owned and operated a farm, which was recognized as a Century farm. He was a school bus driver in the Northern Potter School District for many years and served on the Northern Potter School Board. He was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, 70-year member of Lewisville Lodge #556 F&AM in Ulysses and Coudersport Consistory, Gold Grange, and a life member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Co. in Ulysses. He served as an officer of the Fox Hill Cemetery for many years. Almon and Irene were honored as Ulysses Citizens of the Year in 2012. He and his wife went on many bus trips. Almon enjoyed boating, fishing with friends and family, trapping, and camping, especially the Labor Day camping weekend with the whole crew at the farm campsite. He even tried his hand at flying and was told, “Almon straighten up and fly right.” A soft-spoken man, he never said a whole lot at one time, but listen well, because it was worth remembering every word he said. 

Surviving besides his wife of 71 years, Irene, are: six children, Theresa (Ronald “Ronnie”) Hall of North Bingham, John (Lorrene) Freeman of Ulysses, Karen (Mahlon, Jr. “Mick”) Cole of Mills, David (Robin) Freeman of Ulysses, Paul (Cheryl) Freeman of Ulysses, and Rita (Scott) Braymiller of Troy; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Charlene Nelson of Haines City, FL; nieces and nephews. 

 He was predeceased by a brother, Volney Freeman; and a son-in-law, Ray Hancock. 

Friends may call Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. A Masonic Service will be held 8:30 PM Tuesday in the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Todd Lamer will officiate. 

Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Ulysses. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 277, Ulysses, PA 16948 or to Fox Hill Cemetery, c/o Richard Erickson, 499 Erickson Road, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 2:46 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Freeman House for a medical emergency.

Minor injuries in ATV accident

Ulysses man charged with trespassing

Shinglehouse man and woman charged after domestic incident

PSP Coudersport investigating stolen license plate

2 NY men arrested in Shinglehouse area

PSP Coudersport looking for owner of a bag of marijuana

11 year old girl receives inappropriate messages through social media

Wellsboro Dispatched For Automatic Fire Alarm At Hospital

At 1:34 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to the Wellsboro Hospital for an automatic fire alarm.

Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in Pennsylvania


Whole deer may not be brought into Pennsylvania from any state with CWD.

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer anywhere in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia no longer may bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD).

As part of the fight to slow the spread of CWD in the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has updated its executive order prohibiting the importation of high-risk deer parts into Pennsylvania.

While the order has always prohibited whole deer from being brought into Pennsylvania from most U.S. states and Canadian provinces where CWD exists, it previously permitted deer harvested in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia to be brought in, so long as the deer weren’t reported to have been harvested in any county where CWD has been detected.

The updated order gives Pennsylvania’s free-ranging deer better protection, said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans.

“The previous rules didn’t provide assurance that deer harvested in CWD-positive counties within New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia weren’t making their way into the Commonwealth,” Burhans said. “While the order prohibited the high-risk parts of those deer from being imported into Pennsylvania, enforcement of the order relied on out-of-state hunters being knowledgeable and honest about harvest sites.

“As we’ve seen in Pennsylvania, just because CWD appears confined to a specific area, doesn’t mean it won’t turn up somewhere completely new, miles away,” Burhans said. “Tightening up this order puts teeth in the Game Commission’s ability to enforce it, allowing us to better protect our deer and elk from CWD.”

Now that the updated order has taken effect, there are a total of 24 states and two Canadian provinces from which high-risk cervid parts cannot be imported into Pennsylvania.

The parts ban affects hunters who harvest deer, elk, moose, mule deer and other cervids in: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming; as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Those harvesting cervids in the identified states and provinces must leave behind the carcass parts that have the highest risk for transmitting CWD. Those parts are: the head (including brain, tonsils, eyes and any lymph nodes); spinal cord/backbone; spleen; skull plate with attached antlers, if visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; cape, if visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; upper canine teeth, if root structure or other soft tissue is present; any object or article containing visible brain or spinal cord tissue; unfinished taxidermy mounts; and brain-tanned hides.

Hunters who are successful in those states and provinces from which the importation of high-risk parts into Pennsylvania is banned are allowed to import meat from any deer, elk, moose, mule deer or caribou, so long as the backbone is not present.

Successful hunters also are allowed to bring back cleaned skull plates with attached antlers, if no visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; tanned hide or raw hide with no visible brain or spinal cord tissue present; capes, if no visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present; upper canine teeth, if no root structure or other soft tissue is present; and finished taxidermy mounts.

Pennsylvania first detected chronic wasting disease in 2012 at a captive deer facility in Adams County. The disease has since been detected in free-ranging and captive deer in parts of southcentral and northcentral Pennsylvania. To date, 104 free-ranging CWD-positive deer have been detected in Pennsylvania.

The Game Commission in late February also established its fourth Disease Management Area, DMA 4, in Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks counties in response to CWD turning up at a captive deer facility in Lancaster County.

Burhans said hunters who harvest deer, elk or moose in a state or province where CWD is known to exist should follow instructions from that state’s wildlife agency on how and where to submit the appropriate samples to have their animal tested. If, after returning to Pennsylvania, a hunter is notified that his or her harvest tested positive for CWD, the hunter is encouraged to immediately contact the Game Commission region office that serves the county in which they reside for disposal recommendations and assistance.

A list of region offices and contact information can be found at by scrolling to the bottom of any page to select the “Connect with Us” tab.

First identified in 1967, CWD affects members of the cervid family, including all species of deer, elk and moose. To date, there have been no reported cases of CWD infection in people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the disease is always fatal to the cervids it infects.

As a precaution, CDC recommends people avoid eating meat from deer and elk that look sick or that test positive for CWD.

More information on CWD can be found at CDC’s website,

There currently is no practical way to test live animals for CWD, nor is there a vaccine. Clinical signs of CWD include poor posture, lowered head and ears, uncoordinated movement, rough-hair coat, weight loss, increased thirst, excessive drooling, and, ultimately, death.

Much more information on CWD, as well as a video showing hunters how they can process venison for transport and consumption, is available at the Game Commission’s website.


Bradford’s annual Town Wide Garage Sale will take place this Saturday May 26th. Garage sale maps are now available for $1 at the following locations; The Tin Ceiling Gift Shoppe, Bella Capelli Salon, Wright’s Music Shed, The Little Fabric Garden, and Michelle’s Flair for Hair. 

“This is such a popular event” Says Main Street Manager Chelsea Schwab. “So many people take advantage of the town wide garage sale to either host a sale of their own or get out there and find some great items. The maps are very useful for sale-goers. All of the sale addresses are listed along with a description of the items they will have for sale. This makes it easy for someone who is looking for particular items to plan out which sales to hit first. There is also a map view that lets you see where clusters of garage sales are and help you plan out the best route for you or your group.

Maps are available all week leading up to Town Wide Garage Sale day on Saturday. Get your map and enjoy this fun event!”

For more information contact the Main Street Manager 814-598-2646 cschwab@bradford

PA Route 6 Alliance "Do 6" Award Winners!!

Heritage Partnership Award – Photo L to R, Kevin Abrams, PA Route 6 Alliance Board President; Joseph Doherty, Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park Association; and Deborah Pontzer, Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office.

Heritage Tourism Award – Photo L to R, Tracey Olenick, Venango General Store; Kevin Abrams, PA Rout 6 Alliance Board President; Mark Olenick, Venango General Store; Deborah Pontzer, Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office.

Artisan of the Year – Photo L to R, Kevin Abrams, PA Route 6 Alliance Board President; Curt Weinhold, Weinhold Photography; and Deborah Pontzer, Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office.

Heritage Leadership Award- Photo L to R, Kevin Abrams, PA Route 6 Alliance Board President; Dan Glotz, Warren County Planner, Warren County; Deborah Pontzer, Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office; and Richard Bimber, State Representative Kathy Rapp’s office.

Heritage Community of the Year- Photo L to R, Kevin Abrams, PA Route 6 Alliance Board President; Hank Loftus, Dorflinger Glass Museum and Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary; and Deborah Pontzer, Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office.

OV Track and Field

The Oswayo Valley girls track and field team is sending 5 girls to the PIAA State Track and Field Championship Meet in Shippensburg next week. All first and second place finishers qualified for the State Meet, as well as all competitors who met the State qualifying standard in their events.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Sara McKean, Shayla Bickel, McKenzie Gross and Faith Coole took second (50.79) and will be moving on to the State Meet. Coole took second in the 100 meter dash (13.22).

McKean claimed individual championships in the 200 meter dash (26.80) Long Jump (17’7 1/4”)and Triple Jump (36’ 5 1/2”) For her efforts, she took home the James Manner Award for meet MVP.

Full results and articles are available at

 4x100 relay team of (L-R): Faith Coole, McKenzie Gross, Shayla Bickel and Sara McKean.

Sara McKean with the James Manner Award. Pictured with her are coaches Craig Moshier and Clark Cummings.

Sinnemahoning, Jay Township, Dispatched To Crash On Quehanna Highway

At 12:43 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of Quehanna Highway & Red Run Road in Gibson Township with entrapment. Coudersport medics have also been dispatched. 
Report 2 patients out of the vehicle, conscious and alert.
Ambulances responding from Emporium, Renovo, St. Marys & Karthaus. Medics from St. Marys & Coudersport. No helicopters available due to weather.
Report one patient was ejected, second patient was initially entrapped. Both are injured.

Update of information regarding a wanted Clymer Pa man found on Wykoff Run Rd

Arlene L. Clark, 97, of Bradford, PA

Arlene L. Clark

Arlene L. Clark, 97, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

She was born on February 23, 1921 in Bradford, a daughter of the late Carl and Leona Funk Johnson.

She was a 1939 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

On December 17, 1942 she married Ned J. “Joe” Clark, Jr. in Bradford; he preceded her in death on February 23, 2005.

After their retirement Arlene and her husband enjoyed camping and boating.

She was employed by Zippo Manufacturing Co. until her retirement in 1983.

She is survived by one son, Carl (Diane Batt) Clark of Bradford; one daughter, Kathleen (Larry) Saar of Bradford; two granddaughters, Michaele Ann (Jeff) Hale of Bradford, Lori (Dave) Hallock of Bradford; one grandson, Larry (Katie) Saar of Cyclone; six great grandchildren, Dani Tolin, Michael Tolin, Amber Hallock, Luke Saar, Ryane Saar and Keyanna Ludwig and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Keesler and one daughter-in-law, Jan Clark.

Visitation will be held at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM with a funeral service to immediately follow in the funeral home at 1:00 with the Rev. Matthew Blake, Pastor of the Bradford area parish, officiating.

Burial and committal services will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

PA Permit Violations Issued to Mds Energy Dev Llc in Corydon Twp, McKean County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Mds Energy Dev Llc in Corydon Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-05-16 to Mds Energy Dev Llc in Corydon Twp, McKean county. 78.65(2) - SITE RESTORATION - Owner or operator failed to restore the constructed well site within 30 days after the expiration of the well permit, at a well site a well was not drilled. No extension was granted by the Department.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Mds Energy Dev Llc in Corydon Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-05-16 to Mds Energy Dev Llc in Corydon Twp, McKean county. 78.65(2) - SITE RESTORATION - Owner or operator failed to restore the constructed well site within 30 days after the expiration of the well permit, at a well site a well was not drilled. No extension was granted by the Department.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

FIRE ALERT: 300 block of West Long Avenue in DuBois

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FIRE ALERT: Fire crews are working to contain an apartment fire in the 300 block of West Long Avenue in DuBois, near Mike's Lock and Hardware. Please stay away from the area at this time. Updated: May 19, 10:20 a.m.

Special Olympics - Coudersport 5/18/18

Special Olympics - Coudersport 5/18/18
Photos  by Sunken Branch Photography

Smethport Native Chosen as Clearfield's Woman of the Year

Gwen Crandell Chosen as Clearfield Woman of the Year
Gant Daily

CLEARFIELD – Gwen Crandell of Clearfield was named Woman of the Year at a dinner banquet Thursday at the St. Charles Café dining room.

She was nominated and then chosen to receive the award by members of the Clearfield Business & Professional Women’s Club. The club has given the award annually since 1944.

A vital member of the community for almost 40 years, Crandell has been involved in many groups, such as the American Association of University Women (AAUW), NON Club, Clearfield Woman’s Club, Clearfield Hospital Auxiliary, among others.

Crandell grew up in Smethport, Pa., and graduated as her class’ valedictorian. She went on to study English and drama at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

A teacher in Harrisburg, she later moved to the Clearfield area with her husband and four sons. Soon thereafter, she became a storyteller at the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library. Read more....

Potter County Conservation District Seeking Agriicultural Conservation/Chesapeake Bay Technician

Call James Young In Bradford To Save Money On All Kinds Of Insurance Needs

Simplicity Packages From Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home In Coudersport, PA

Northern Potter School District Seeking a Vocational-Agriculture Classroom Aide

UPMC Cole Seeking Candidates For Resident Care Giver.