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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, June 23, 2018

Kane Dispatched For Tractor Trailer/Utility Pole With Lines Down

At 11:05 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to the 500 block of Chase Street for a tractor trailer versus utility pole with multiple lines down. No injuries are reported. Police are responding as tractor trailer is reported to be leaving the scene.

EMS Responding To 4 Year Old Fallen From 2nd Story Window In Belfast

At 7:12 PM on Saturday, EMS has been dispatched to Sherman Street in Belfast for a 4 year old female that has fallen out a second story window. A helicopter has been placed on standby.

Chris Bathgate is a missing 13-year-old male from Westfield, PA

Horton Township Dispatched To Structure Fire In Snyder Township

At 5:13 PM on Saturday, Horton Township has been dispatched to 144 Patch Road in Snyder Township for mutual aid to a structure fire assisting Brockway.

St. Marys Dispatched For Smoke Investigation

At 4:59 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Department has been dispatched for a smoke investigation at 913 South St. Marys Street. Caller is across the street.

Limestone Dispatched For Rollover Crash On I-86 Eastbound

At 4:50 PM on Saturday, Limestone Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched along with Olean 10 medic have been dispatched to a one car rollover into a creek at MM 68.3 Eastbound on I-86. 4 occupants are reported in the vehicle. This is just east of Limestone exit.

4:57 PM--Limestone chief requests more help to scene. 

5:04 PM--Allegany dispatched with ambulance. Salamanca ambulance also dispatched. 2 people reported still in the water.
Stokes basket requested from Allegany.

Fillmore, Wiscoy-Rossburg Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 19

At 4:40 PM on Saturday, Fillmore Fire & Ambulance & Wiscoy-Rossburg have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash in front of Stryker's Grocery on State Route 19 in Fillmore.

Elmer Holland Akerley, age 99, of Wellsboro, PA

Elmer Holland Akerley

Elmer Holland Akerley, age 99, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at his family’s residence in Cummings, GA. 

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10-11am on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Elmer’s funeral service will immediately follow at 11am, with Pastor Rich Hanlon officiating. 

Burial will be held in Union Cemetery, Liberty. Full obituary to be released on Monday.

Coudersport Dispatched To Pole Fire On Town Line Road

At 4:13 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to 155 Town Line Road for a pole fire.

Canoe Place Fish and Game Club Work Party

Bring your tools, weed eaters, lawn mowers, etc

Tuesday, June 26th 6pm at the Clubhouse on Pleasant Drive, Port Allegany

Lets join together as a community and bring this club back to life.

Perfect place to spend the afternoon, hiking, shooting targets or just
enjoying the peace and quiet

Ulysses man charged after stealing a car

PSP Coudersport investigating a stolen road sign from Abbott Township

Austin Dispatched For Sofa Fire

At 3:41 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the lumberyard in Austin for a sofa fire.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Standby For Bolivar

At 12:54 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance to stand by at their station for Bolivar.

Bradford Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Hi Rise

At 12:38 PM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to the Hi Rise at 2 Bushnell Street for a commercial Fire Alarm. Reported to be general (Zone 1).
On scene reporting burned food in Room 120. Exhaust fan needed.

Patricia A. Lathrop, 83, of Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, PA

Patricia A. Lathrop

Patricia A. Lathrop, 83, of Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, PA, passed away Friday (June 22, 2018) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 10, 1934, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Earl and Pauline Lindsey Hults. On April 17, 1955, in Port Allegany, she married James E. Lathrop.

Patricia was a lifetime resident of the area and had worked for Sylvania Co. (now GTE) formerly of Emporium, the former Cameo Doll Factory, Port Allegany, and most recently in housekeeping, with the former Port Allegany Community Hospital, for several years, before her retirement.

Patricia had attended the former United Brethren Church of Port Allegany, was a member of the Women of the Moose, Lodge 2188, Port Allegany, and former member of the Star Hose Auxiliary.

Patricia enjoyed spending time with family, playing bingo, and listening to music.

Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Lathrop of Port Allegany, Mark E. (Sonya) Lathrop of Cumberland, MD; two daughters, Deborah J. (Gordon) Dudley of Brookville, IN, Diane (Robert) Shelley of Port Allegany; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grand-children; a brother, George E. (Eunice) Hults of Coudersport; a sister, Lucille M. (Charles) Larson of Conneaut, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (June 26, 2018) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., with Rev. Steve Heath, pastor of the Smethport Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be made to: 
 Diane L. Shelley
1995 Lillibridge Creek Rd.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Smethport Dispatched to Power Line Arcing On East Water Street

At 12:05 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to East Water Street for a powerline arcing behind Dickinson Manor.

St. Marys Dispatched To Power Lines Down/Small Brush Fire

At 11:11 AM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a power line down with a small brush fire on West Creek Road & Jackson Road intersection.

Wellsville N.Y. Police Blotter

Wellsville N.Y.  Police Blotter

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Donald E. Brundage
Wellsville Police arrested Donald E. Brundage, age 38 of Wellsville, charging him with DWI (Felony), DWI w/BAC of .18% or more (Felony), Aggravated DWI w/BAC of .18% or more (Felony), AUO 1st (Felony – Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st), Use Rented/Leased/Loaned Vehicle W/O Interlock and No Distinctive Plate/One Plate. The charges stem from a traffic stop on Madison Street in the Village. Brundage was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. Brundage was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,500.00 cash bail or $3,000.00 property bond. Brundage is due back in Wellsville Village Court on July 17th at 4:30 pm. (Photo Provided)

Wellsville Police arrested Patty L. Cain-Limage, age 34 of Belmont, charging her with Public Lewdness. The charge stems from an incident that took place on North Main Street in the Village. Cain-Limage was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. Cain-Limage was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $250.00 cash bail or $500.00 property bond. Cain-Limage is due back in Wellsville Village Court on July 17th at 4:30 pm.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sidney D. Allen
Wellsville Police arrested Sidney D. Allen, age 25 of Wellsville, charging him with two counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (Class E Felony) and two counts of Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals; Failure to provide sustenance. The charges stem from an incident that took place on Crowner Avenue in the Village. Allen was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Justice Walsh. Allen was released and is due back in Wellsville Village Court on June 19th at 4:30 pm. Wellsville Police were assisted by the Allegany County SPCA. (Photo Provided)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Wellsville Police arrested Everton L. Brown, age 59 of Brooklyn, NY, charging him with AUO 3rd (Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd). The charge stems from a traffic stop on the Genesee Parkway in the Village of Wellsville. Brown was issued a traffic citation and released. Brown is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on July 24th at 4:30 pm.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wellsville Police arrested Randy T. Aglira, age 44 of Coudersport, PA, on a Family Court Warrant. Aglira was turned over to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department and is due to appear in Allegany County Court at a later date.

Wellsville Police arrested Sammy D. Gonzalez, age 43 of Wellsville, charging him with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment 2nd. The charges stem from an incident that took place on South Main Street in the Village. Gonzalez was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released. Gonzalez is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on June 26th at 4:30 pm.

Smethport Fire Department Inc. Fireworks date change, to the 30th

The fireworks will be held Saturday, June 30th

Due to the weather we have cancelled for today June 23rd. The fireworks are now set for our rain date the 30th.

Public Auction, Sunday, June 24 at Burkhouse Auction House in Bradford, Pa

Schedule for 2018 Music on the Lawn at the Ulysses Library

Coudersport Area School District Seeking Applicants For 2018/2019 Positions

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

Clara Township Dumpster Day Saturday, June 23, 2018 Form 9 AM Until Noon

The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine Is Open Wednesday Thru Sunday From 10 to 6

Rev Hoopes Trucking, LLC Is Hiring Full Time and Part Time Diesel Mechanics In Ulysses, PA

Homer Township Clean-Up Days Set For June 23 & June 24, 2018

William G. "Doc Holliday" Munsell, 72, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA

William G. "Doc Holliday" Munsell

William G. "Doc Holliday" Munsell, 72, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA
died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor on Friday evening (June 22, 2018)

He was born June 14, 1946 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late William H. L. and Marguerite Ginther Munsell.

Bill graduated from Emporium High School and then from Williamsport area Community College in 1968 as a draftsman. He was a retired draftsman and salesman having worked many years in the powdered metal industry. 

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Emporium Moose Lodge, Port Allegany Legion, North American Fishing Association, and the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club. 

He was often referred to as “Doc Holliday“ by his friends. 

He was an avid fisherman who loved fishing on Lake Ontario, deep-sea fishing and fly fishing on most any stream he could find. He enjoyed NASCAR, country music and attending jamborees. His family and friends were most important to him.

He is survived by son, Randall S. (Mia) Munsell, Finleyville, PA; daughter, Lisa A. (Steven) Housler, Emporium; daughter, Jill M. (Anthony) Catalano, Howard, PA; son, Aaron P. Munsell, Emporium; Nine Grandchildren: Darienn & Cali Housler, Mara Munsell, Sean, Jenna & Nicholas Catalano, Nathan Munsell, Tylar Botera & Tory Younkin; one brother, Don (Diane) Munsell, Austin.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Tammy Munsell and a sister, Greta Erickson.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (June 28, 2018) at 5:00 PM with Pastor Emelia Burdick, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home one hour prior to the Service.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, c/o: Donald Bickford, 174 Nickler Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 in Ceres

At 12:12 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 in Ceres for a hemorrhage.

Ulysses Township Accepting Resumes For Full Time Road Worker

Check Out The $0 Down, 0% A.P.R. Financing Kubota Deals At Howard's Inc. In Coudersport Until June 30, 2018

Seneca Highlands IU9 is seeking part-time adult educators in Cameron and Elk Counties

Seneca Highlands IU9 is seeking a part-time tutor coordinator

Take The Family Go Karting At Amego Karting Route 155 South of Port Allegany

Friday, June 22, 2018

Elkland Dispatched To Vehicle Fire

At 11:38 PM on Friday, Elkland Fire Department has been dispatched to a vehicle fire at 301 Proctor Avenue.

2018 Cross Fork Snake Hunt in Cross Fork, PA Saturday & Sunday

Area Little League Champions

Article & Photo provided

Firefighters Responding To Fully Involved House Fire In Randolph, NY

At 10:45 PM on Friday, Firefighters are responding to a fully involved house fire at 56 Washington Street in Randolph, NY.

Businesses Evacuated In Wellsboro After Gas Leak Reported


FIRST News Now
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WELLSBORO, PA - The following missing child information was shared to FNN by several readers.

A 13-year-old male was last seen by Coopers Monuments. The teen was wearing blue shorts with white stars, a gray shirt, was wearing sandals and he was carrying a black back pack with orange on it. The teen ran from Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 22, 2018.

It is believed the teen is headed towards Knoxville If someone sees him please contact the state police at 570-662-2151.

Around 9:25PM, FNN has received word that the teenager has not yet been located. If anyone can provide an update to FNN just send in a private message. Please share. Thanks going out to all who share and are praying for a safe return of this young teenager.

Pedestrian Injured in Olean Monday

Olean Times Herald
• Monday, 12:46 p.m., One injury was reported from a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Barry and Main streets. Amelia A. Good, 80, of Shinglehouse, Pa., was heading south from Main Street onto North Barry when she allegedly struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk. Good told police she did not see the pedestrian.

Henry J. Peroginelli, 93, of Bradford, PA

Henry J. Peroginelli

Henry J. Peroginelli, 93, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home.

He was born on November 22, 1924 in Rochester, NY, the son of the late Richard and Rose Nuzzo Peroginelli.

Mr. Peroginelli was pulled out of school to enter the military and at the age of 86 he received his diploma from the Bradford Area High School at the same time as his youngest grandson Brandon.

On May 31, 1947 in the St. Bernard Catholic Church, he married Marie A. Tascone, who preceded him in death on June 26, 2007.
WWII Veteran

He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Pacific Theater onboard the merchant marine ships SS Nicholas J. Sinnott and the SS Luther S. Kelly and the aircraft carrier USS Gilbert Ireland during World War II.

He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church; where he was an usher for many years. He was a fifty year member of the former Moose club and a lifetime member of the La Stella Lodge. He was a bartender for many restaurants and clubs in the area and he also worked many weddings and parties over the years.

He was employed by the former Dresser Manufacturing Co., for forty one years; retiring in 1987.

He is survived by one son, Richard (Maureen) Peroginelli of Bradford; three daughters, Rosanne (Kevin) Wyman of Bradford, Susan (Ted) Egger of Hornell, NY and Nancy (Tony Lonzi) Bridge of Bradford; eleven grandchildren, Gina Peroginelli-Ditzenberger, Dr. Michele Peroginelli-Cox, Emily Wyman, Michael Wyman, Sarah Egger-Becher, Theodore Egger, Julie Egger-Stuart, Brian Egger, Eric Egger, Mark Bridge and Brandon Bridge; fourteen great grandchildren, his loving and devoted caregiver Peggy Pyle and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father and his mother, Rose Verrelli and his wife he was also preceded in death by one sister, Kate Persichini and his step-father, Carl Verrelli.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 27 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held at 1:30 PM in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be conducted at 2:00 PM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant.

Burial and military honors will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Futures Rehabilitation Center, Inc., 1 Future’s Way, Bradford, PA 16701 or the Ashley Booth Griffin CARE for Children Center, P.O. Box 616, Bradford, PA 16701.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Wilder elected chair of county Democratic committee

Bradford Era

Marty Wilder, former managing editor of The Bradford Era, was unanimously elected chairman of the McKean County Democratic Committee at a reorganization meeting Wednesday evening at Lewis Run Firehall.

Patrick Barrett of Port Allegany, who was elected vice chairman, returned to McKean County in 2014 after owning a construction company in Phoenix, Ariz.; and, prior to that, serving as a licensed import broker with the U.S. Customs Service.

Harriet Nevil of Eldred, Annin Township, was elected secretary. She is a retired rehabilitation nurse manager at Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital and is now a geriatric nurse consultant serving nursing homes by educating staff in rehabilitation, leadership, and insurance utilization.

Kevin Slocum of Cyclone, Keating Township, an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, was elected treasurer. He is on his third term as a committeeman and has worked on various groups with fundraising and campaigning.

The group met in caucus and elected members of the executive committee comprising the officers, Democratic state committeeman Jim Heckman of Bradford, and Ron Mcgonigle of Bradford, at-large member.

Representing geographical regions within the county are Susan Tessmer, committeewoman from Bradford City, 6th ward, 2nd district; Joseph Kelsey, Bradford City, 4th ward; Maryanne Cole, Foster Township, 2nd district; Walter “Gene” Johnson of Hamlin Township; Denise Hale, committeewoman for Norwich Township; and Joel Greene, Keating Township, 2nd district.  Read more....

Coudersport Ambulance To Bank Street

At 8:15 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Bank Street behind the Verizon building along the river for a fisherman experiencing a cardiac emergency.
8:21 PM--Coudersport police report patient unresponsive.

July Events for the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library

July 2: Jeffini the Great Magician, 1pm: Join us for a free “Jeffini's Reading Rock Stars” show at the S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library! Jeffini the Great uses magic, music, and puppets to encourage children to read & love music! This new show features fabulous magic, audience participation, and Jeffini’s puppet friends. Books and songs highlighted include: Mary Poppins, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Beauty and the Beast, Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, and MORE! Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

July 4: The S.W. Smith Library is closed in observance of Independence Day.

July 7: The S.W. Smith Memorial Library begins a summer Saturday schedule on July 7. The library will be open on Saturdays from 9-1pm July 7 through September 1. Regular business hours will continue Monday-Friday: MWF 9-4pm, T TH 10:30-7pm.

July 10: Teen Game Day, 11:30-12:30: A Teen Library Leaders Program for ages 12-17. Teens are invited to play games on the library’s Xbox and explore our STEM toys like robots and circuit boards or build with Legos, K’Nex and other construction kits. Pizza will be served!

July 12: Teen/Adult Yoga, 7pm: Amy Mickle will be teaching a free Yoga Class for Teens and Adults ages 13-100. Wear comfy clothes, bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket and plan to be barefoot.

July 17: Teen Escape Room, 11:30-1pm: A Teen Library Leaders Program for ages 12-17. The Lost Mummy by Lock, Paper, Scissors: Can you escape the Mummy’s Tomb? Use the Archeologist’s diary to decipher the hieroglyphics and solve the puzzles to find the way out. Pizza will be served to escapees!

July 19: Kids Yoga, 7pm: Children age Pre-School to 6th Grade are welcome to attend a free Yoga for Kids class taught by Amy Mickle. Please bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket and plan to be barefoot. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

July 20: Art Mobile Summer Library Program, 11am: The Regina Quick Center for the Arts Art Mobile is coming to the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library! Children age 6-10 are welcome to sign-up at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library. The Art Mobile needs a head count for supplies so please sign up by July14. This is a free program. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

July 24: Teen Book Club, 11:30-12:30pm: Teen Library Leaders Program for age 12-17: Discuss Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco with your peers and discover new authors and books to read! Chocolate will be served!

July 25: The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library will close at 1pm so that we may host our SummerQuest party for participating students! Library services will be available from 9-1pm and will return to regular business hours on Thursday July 26.

July 26: Book Buddies, 6pm: Book Buddies Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 6pm at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library to discuss the monthly book selection. Any adult is welcome to join! The July book selection is Artemis by Andy Weir.

CNB Bank creates Open Doors Scholarship for Penn State DuBois Students

CNB Open Doors
CNB President Joe Bower, right, presents a $30,000 check to Penn State DuBois Strategic Communications Director Steve Harmic to establish an Open Doors Scholarship.
With a $30,000 pledge, CNB Bank of Clearfield has created an Open Doors Scholarship at Penn State DuBois.

The Open Doors Scholarship Program, with donor contributions and University matching funds, has generated nearly $2 million for student scholarships at Penn State DuBois so far. This unprecedented giving opportunity runs in its current form through June 30, 2018, offering the 2:1 match to donors who make a minimum $30,000 pledge, payable over five years, to establish a scholarship. Donors can also choose to donate any amount above $30,000, which the University will also match at 2:1. After June 30, the University will provide a 1:1 match to gifts of $50,000 or more to create Open Doors Scholarships.

"CNB is committed to assisting students in achieving their personal goals," said CNB President Joe Bower. "This opportunity to have the scholarship matched 2:1 is a phenomenal chance to help in an even bigger way."

Studies have found that only 50 percent of students from low-income households graduate in six years. The Open Doors Scholarship Program is aimed at addressing such issues by funding scholarships for students enrolled in programs that will address the financial, academic and personal challenges students face in graduating from Penn State. At Penn State DuBois, 90 percent of campus students have a need for financial aid. Though $450,000 in scholarship dollars is currently awarded annually, many students remain in need. The average unmet need per student is over $7,000 a year.

This gift from CNB Bank will help to advance "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a focused campaign that seeks to elevate Penn State’s position as a leading public university in a world defined by rapid change and global connections. With the support of alumni and friends, “A Greater Penn State” seeks to fulfill the three key imperatives of a twenty-first-century public university: keeping the doors to higher education open to hardworking students regardless of financial well-being; creating transformative experiences that go beyond the classroom; and impacting the world by fueling discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” visit

Arthur R. Shonts, 93, of Bradford, Pa

Arthur R. Shonts

Arthur R. Shonts, 93, of 535 West Corydon Street, Bradford, passed away, Friday, June 22, 2018, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Richard L. Whiteman, 61, of Bradford, Pa

 Richard L. Whiteman

Richard L. Whiteman, 61, of 493 Harrisburg Run Bradford, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his residence.

Born March 5, 1957 in Olean, NY, he was the of the late Malcom T. and Angelina (Barrile) Whiteman.

He graduated from Limestone High School in 1975. On June 22, 1975 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was honorable discharged on July 21, 1979.

U. S. Air Force Veteran
Richard was employed at Zippo as a machine operator for 35 years. He was a member of the Italian Club, Eagles Club, Limestone Fireman's Club, Limestone VFW, and was a Limestone Volunteer Fireman for many years.

Surviving are three sons, Justin (Lacey) Whiteman, of Bradford, Allen (Bryn) Whiteman, of Bradford, and Daniel (Dani) Whiteman, of Rumsten Air Force Base Germany, four brothers, Thomas (Susan) Whiteman, of Goldsboro, NC Robert (Karen) Whiteman, of Great Valley, NY, Charles Whiteman, of Limestone, and Michael Whiteman, of Florida, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Following the funeral Military Honors and burial will be accorded by the members of the United States Air Force and the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 108 in St. Patrick Cemetery in Limestone.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701 or Limestone Volunteer Fireman Department.

On line condolences may be made at

Preview of Roulette Chemical Engine Co. #1's newest addition, Patrol 46-14

Roulette Chemical Engine #1
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Preview of Roulette Chemical Engine Co. #1's newest addition, Patrol 46-14. This addition was made possible through a state grant administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Traditionally, members of the 46 house would bring their personal ATVs and UTVs to assist at wildfires, land rescues, and searches. With this addition, Station 46 will be able to respond quicker to an incident. The 46 house would like to extend a huge Thank You to Southern Tier Polaris for helping make this purchase happen as well as our grant writer, John Sly for ensuring we were awarded the grant. This unit will be put in service once outfitted completely by the end of August. Stay tuned for updates.

Bil Lepp to Perform on Saturday, June 30

Grin, smile and laugh out loud is what audiences do at Bil Lepp shows.
Need a Good Laugh? On Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m., spend a night of family friendly comedy with Bil Lepp, a nationally known, award winning storyteller, humorist and recording artist. He will be on stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

His style is described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. Although a five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest, his outrageous tall tales and witty stories contain morsels of truth which present universal themes in clever ways giving delightful insights into everyday life. Lepp can find the humor in any situation, be it a plunger, a hunting trip or a funeral.

Growing up in a family where it was always the responsibility of the listener to decide whether or not a story was true, Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. "While my stories may not be completely true, they are always honest," he said.

"(Lepp) goes for the funny bone. He stuffs his hands in his pockets and leans back as he nonchalantly lets drop the zinger to his tale," writes The Boston Globe.

Said storyteller Barbara McBride Smith, "Bil Lepp is the Wonder Bra of storytelling. He takes something small and insignificant and pushes it up into something realllly BIG and mighty interesting."

A storyteller for more than 27 years, Lepp has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee since 2002 and at other festivals and events around the country, such as the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Comedy Central's Stage on Hudson in Los Angeles.

He is a recipient of the National Storytelling Network Oracle Circle of Excellence award, is a PEN Award winning author and Parents’ Choice Gold Recipient for his picture book, "The King of Little Things and is featured regularly on WV Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage. He lives with his family in South Charleston, West Virginia.

Admission is $15, $12 for seniors 65 and older and free for youth ages 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult. His performance is part of the History Comes Alive Series. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit

The street dance has been cancelled but there WILL be a dance

Smethport Fire Department Inc.
17 mins ·

The street dance has been cancelled but there WILL be a dance, the dance has been moved to the Legion! Dance is indoors due to weather.

3D to Perform on Thursday, June 28 at the Green Free Library

Band 3D members are: (from left) David Milano, Daria Lin-Guelig and David Driskell.
On Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m., the band 3D, a local favorite, will perform on the front porch at the Green Free Library at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Bring friends, family, blankets and lawn chairs and sit on the library's lawn to enjoy the music. This free event is part of the library’s 2018 summer program, which features a musical motif.

This concert is for all ages and will include a mix of tunes from a variety of eras and genres played on an assortment of different instruments, plus just-for-fun demonstrations of homemade musical instruments.

3D came into being in late 2016 when local musicians, Daria Guelig, Dave Milano, and Dave Driskell wondered what might emerge if they synthesized their distinctly varied musical backgrounds. Daria’s hammered dulcimer delivered traditional old-time and Celtic music. Multi-instrumentalist Dave Driskell added jazz and ragtime, and Dave Milano’s finger-style guitar fetched in folk, pop, and Americana. Their genre-blending experiment gave each of the three an opportunity to stretch their musical legs, and happily resulted in a unique ensemble group with an uncommonly engaging and diverse musical repertoire.

If it rains, the concert will be in the library's Main Room.

For more information, call the Green Free Library at 570-724-4876.

PSP Kane investigating a criminal mischief incident on Barnum Road

Turzai Applauds Increase in Education Improvement Tax Credit

HARRISBURG – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement applauding the expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) to help students attend the schools that best meet their needs and prepare them for success.

“Families who want educational opportunities – to attend non-public schools or to participate in afterschool educational enhancement activities – but cannot afford them have found the educational improvement and opportunity scholarships to be positively life-changing,” Turzai said. “The House taking this step to increase the funding for EITC programs continues to prove the importance placed on education for all Pennsylvanians by the House.”

As part of the state budget package, language within the Public School Code, which passed the House today, increases the amount of the EITC by $25 million, from $135 million to $160 million, and increased the maximum annual household income from $75,000 to $85,000.

“Increasing the maximum annual household income will allow more middle-class families the opportunity to have their children learn in the environment that allows them to best succeed. Education does not have a one-size-fits-all solution, and we want to help all students in Pennsylvania succeed.

“With scholarships changing lives and demand growing accordingly, it was imperative we increase the supply,” said Turzai. “Parents, students, businesses and taxpayers all benefit from this program, which delivers increased parental choice for positive educational outcomes.”

The EITC program provides tax credits to businesses which make contributions to approved scholarship organizations (SOs) offering scholarships to children in kindergarten through grade 12, educational improvement organizations (EIOs) providing funding for innovative educational programs in public schools, and pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations (PKSOs) offering scholarships to children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs.

“By allowing parents, not systems, to choose what is best for their children, these tax credits ensure children of all backgrounds are afforded a quality education,” said Turzai.

The new regulations will also allow businesses wishing to participate in the EITC program to file in Commonwealth Court if the Department of Community and Economic Development misses notification deadlines by more than 10 days.

Susan E. Rondinelli, 90, of Tidioute, PA

Susan Rondinelli

Susan E. Rondinelli, 90, of Tidioute, PA., and a resident of the Warren Manor Nursing Home, Warren, Pa., died there peacefully, Saturday morning, June 16, 2018 after an illness of the past 2 month. She was born in Utica, Venango Co., PA. 

Susan was the daughter of Eugene and Margaret Corl White.

She was a lifelong Tidioute, PA., resident and a graduate of Tidioute High School. She was employed as a cashier with Shanley Red & White Grocery Store and Coughlin Market.
Susan was a member of St. John R.C. Church. She enjoyed going to the casino.

She is survived by her 3 children – Mark Rondinelli and wife, Cheryl of Warren, PA., Peg Fedale of Tidioute, PA., David Rondinelli and wife Diane of St. Augustine, Fl., 1 Brother – John “Skip” White and wife, Dawn of Garden Grove, CA., 7 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rondinelli whom she married November 24, 1950 in Tidioute, PA., 1 Brother – Charles White.

A private graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family in St. John Cemetery, Tidioute, PA., 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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