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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Clarence H. “Rip” Francis, 91, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA

Clarence H. “Rip” Francis

Clarence H. “Rip” Francis, 91, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

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.

Joanne E. Dragone, 86, of Ridgmont Personal Care Home, Ridgway, and formerly of Ridgway Road, Johnsonburg, PA

Joanne E. Dragone

Joanne E. Dragone, 86, of Ridgmont Personal Care Home, Ridgway, and formerly of Ridgway Road, Johnsonburg, PA, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday night, June 28, 2018 at Ridgmont following a lengthy illness.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1932 in Johnsonburg, daughter of George and Helen McAlee Peters.

On April 18, 1958, Joanne married Santo Dragone in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg who preceded her in death on April 7, 2001. She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and graduated Johnsonburg High School Class of 1950.

She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburtg Senior Center and the Red Hat Society. She especially loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, gardening, bird watching and caring for her many pets throughout the years. She had worked at the Lynn Clare Flower shop for 10 years.

Joanne is survived by her children: three sons – Carmen Dragone of Ridgway, Joseph Dragone and his wife Wanda of St. Marys and David Dragone of Johnsonburg; three daughters – Sandy, Mrs. Frank Quattrone of Ridgway, Melinda, Mrs. Jeff Posterero of St. Marys and Maria Viglione of Olive Hill, Kentucky; nine grandchildren – Joshua Quattrone, Michelle Ramarge and Melissa Quattrone, Danielle Babiak and Santo Dragone, Tony and Claire Posterero, and Jena Shields and Nicholas Dragone; four great-grandchildren – Gavin and Paisley Ramarge, and Colton Babiak and Victor Posterero.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was predeceased by her parents and sisters: Dorothy Liscinski and Gloria Baieroski; brother, Robert Peters, and a daughter, Linda, in infancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joanne E. Dragone will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church on Monday July 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. with Rev. David J. Wilson, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be held at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F Ferragine Funeral Home 401 Chestnut St. Johnsonburg, Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Johnsonburg Public Library, 520 Market St., Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845 or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857

Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 7:07 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Oak Lane.

Kane Dispatched To Tractor Trailer Crash On Rt. 6 at Midway Road

At 7:07 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 6 near Midway Road for a tractor trailer accident with injuries.

Rew, Bradford Dispatched To Rollover Crash On South Kendall Avenue

At 6:56 PM on Saturday, Rew Fire & City Ambulance has been dispatched to the 1300 Block of South Kendall Avenue near the Kitchen Restaurant for a rollover crash. Report car rolled over completely off the road. No entrapment. One person self extricated denying injury.

Bradford Dispatched For Male Impaled On Fence

At 5:40 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Department & Ambulance have been dispatched to 261 Congress Street where a man has fallen from a tree and is reported to be impaled on a fence.
Fire Dept. Recalled by Ambulance.

Otto Township Dispatched To ATV Crash At Majestic Trails

At 5:39 PM on Saturday, Otto Township had been dispatched to Majestic Trails for an ATV rollover accident. A patient has a foot injury.

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 44 years old white/male last seen wearing shorts, no shirt, no shoes, carrying blue towel

DESCRIPTION: At the request of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of TIMOTHY BIBBINS; age 44; from HAMLIN, NY at 04:29 pm on June 30, 2018.

INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the link for further details.


Attention Public Partnership Workers or Recipients

Bradford Driver arrested for DUI after crashing car

Two area teens charged with Criminal Mischief

Community Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Announces $59,480 in Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship recipients. The Community Foundation currently administers funds that specifically provide scholarships to students in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties Pennsylvania and Tioga County, New York.

Community Foundation Scholarships can be established by individual donors, corporations, and are often in honor or in memory of a loved one.


Donald &Larene Ayres Scholarship
Name Joelle Urban
High School Canton Area High School
College Slippery Rock University
Amount $4,700

Neff Family Scholarship
Name Kaden Martell
High School Canton Area High School
College Misericordia University
Amount $1,000

John H. Hyde & Dr. Marcella M. Hyde Scholarship
Name Jasmyn Comerski
High School Canton Area High School
College Shippensburg University
Amount $3,500

Dr. John Kirkowski Scholarship
Name Alana Castle
High School Canton Area High School
College University of Pittsburgh
Amount $1,000
Dorothy Kemp Leonard Scholarship
Name SheaRoupp
High School Canton Area High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $4,000

Fallen Warrior Scholarship
Name Emma Bly
High School Canton Area High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $500

James E. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship
Name Nathan Schoonover
High School Canton Area High School
College University of Pittsburgh
Amount $500

Ritter Technology Scholarship
Name Sydney Crawford
High School Canton Area High School
Amount $500

Towanda Musical Society
Name Whitney Madill
High School Towanda High School
College DeSales University
Amount $500

Rockman's Tuxedo Shop - George & Babe Tymoski Scholarship
Name Emma Cole
High School Sayre High School
College Elmira College
Amount $500

Troy Lions Club "Huck" Scholarship
Name Rachel Hickok
High School Troy Area High School
College University of Pittsburgh
Amount $1,500

Florence Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Name Nicholas Superko
High School Wyalusing High School
College Wilkes University
Amount $1,000


Tomb Family Scholarship
Name Megan Empson
High School Northern Potter High School
College Alfred SUNY College of Technology
Amount $900

Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship
Name Jenna Hyde
High School Northern Potter High School
College University of Pittsburgh/Bradford
Amount $450

Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship
Name Dawson Coates
High School Northern Potter High School
College Pennsylvania College of Technology
Amount $450

Northern Potter Scholarship
Name Kalie Cowburn
High School Northern Potter High School
College University of Pittsburgh/Bradford
Amount $1,000

Northern Potter Scholarship
Name Megan Empson
High School Northern Potter High School
College Alfred SUNY College of Technology
Amount $500

Gerald F. Duffee, Sr. Scholarship
Name Jordan Brewer
High School Austin Area High School
College Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Amount $1,000

Patrick W. Ryan Creative Writing & English Scholarship
Name Savanna Eckert
High School Coudersport High School
College Pennsylvania College of Technology
Amount $1,000

Robert B Merten Circle of Fifths Music Scholarship
Name David Talkington
High School Port Allegany High School
College Jamestown Community College/Fredonia
Amount $900

Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship
Name Zachery Chase
High School Northern Potter High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $1,000

Rose Marie Tubbs Memorial Scholarship
Name Kiana Ordway Tilton
High School Northern Potter High School
College Corning Community College
Amount $900

Sullivan County Scholarships Total: $1,500

Stefana "Stevie" Shoemaker Scholarship
Name Johnathon Saxe
High School Sullivan County High School
College Gordon College
Amount $1,000

David A DeWire Scholarship
Name Kyleigh Ammerman
High School Sullivan County High School
College Alvernia University
Amount $500

Tioga County, Pennsylvania Scholarships Total: $3,480

Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship
Name Elizabeth Poirier
High School Wellsboro High School
College St. John Fisher College
Amount $480

Dr. Harry S. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Name Jenna Gee
High School Williamson High School
College Penn State/ Main Campus
Amount $1,000

Alan B. Carr Memorial Scholarship
Name Kelsey Streeter
High School Cowanesque High School
College Pennsylvania College of Technology
Amount $1,000

Dr. Harry S. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Name Madison Lee
High School Cowanesque High School
College University of Pittsburgh/Bradford
Amount $1,000

Tioga County, New York Scholarships Given Total: $27,200

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Paige Miller
High School Waverly High School
College SUNY, Cortland
Amount $4,000

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Elle Nittinger
High School Waverly High School
College Nyack College
Amount $4,000

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Julianne Lee
High School Waverly High School
College Canisius College
Amount $3,400

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Paige Miller
High School Waverly High School
College SUNY, Cortland
Amount $3,400

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Christopher Palumbo
High School Waverly High School
College Cornell University
Amount $3,400

Carl & Charlotte Lovejoy Scholarship
Name Morgan Zwierlein
High School Waverly High School
College Clarkson University
Amount $4,000

Elizabeth Alamo Nursing Scholarship
Name Elle Nittinger
High School Waverly High School
College Nyack College
Amount $500

Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship
Name Brinn Shaughnessy
High School Owego Free Academy
College Fredonia University
Amount $2,000

Bill Davis Scholarship
Name Brittany Hathaway
High School Owego Free Academy
College Lebanon Valley College

Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 93 funds valued at over $6 million dollars and has awarded over $1 million in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at 570.888.4759. Please visit our website at www.

PA Drilling Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Repsol Oil &Amp; Gas Usa Llc in Middletown Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-06-29 to Repsol Oil &Amp; Gas Usa Llc in Middletown Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Inflection Energy (Pa) Llc in Eldred Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-06-27 to Inflection Energy (Pa) Llc in Eldred Twp, Lycoming county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-06-25 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2660 41H 51344 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Four area students receive Pat McGee Nursing scholarship

Four area graduates and current college students recently received the Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

This year’s recipients include: Megan Shumway, a 2015 Olean High School graduate; Kaytelyn Powless, a 2016 Allegany-Limestone Central School graduate; McKenzie Rider, 2018 Salamanca High School graduate; and Megan Rose, a 2018 graduate of Belfast Central School.

The scholarship is given to traditional and non-traditional students from the 57th State Senate District, which includes much of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, who are pursuing nursing degrees. Established through the Pat McGee Endowment Fund, the scholarship memorializes the 57th district’s late state senator.

Rider and Rose each received $500. Powless and Shumway each received $200.

Rider will attend Hartwick College. Rose will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Both will study nursing.

Shumway and Powless are both currently attending Gannon University, where they are a part of the school’s nursing program.

Donations can be made to the Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 or online at

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).

Penn State DuBois announces spring 2018 Dean's List

Nearly 200 Penn State DuBois students were named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, full-time undergraduate students must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average. 

Dean's List students are:
• Minor Adams, Brookville
• Jordan Agosti, Saint Marys
• Katarina Allison, Munson
• Cory Anderson, Bellefonte
• Tory Anderson, Curwensville
• PasitAsavisanu, Prawet
• Christa August, Reynoldsville
• Gilbert Baez, Clearfield
• Matthew Ballard, Force
• Allen Barrett, Clarion
• Kyle Bear, DuBois
• Sierra Beiswenger, Ashville
• Brandon Bennett, Punxsutawney
• Caleb Bennett, Kersey
• Ryan Blochberger, Brookville
• Daniel Bowman,Ebensburg
• Chanice Britten, Brockway
• Caitlyn Bumbarger, Morrisdale
• Lucas Burkett, Punxsutawney
• Shawn Burnside , Reynoldsville
• Taylor Butler, Grampian
• Zachary Byers, James Creek
• Peter Casey, Saint Marys
• Kadie Chamberlin, Kersey
• Ian Cheatle, Penfield
• Nikol Chew, Clearfield
• Jacob Chileski, Saint Marys
• Keeley Chiodo, Weedville
• Marlee Chutko, Philipsburg
• Scot Coble, Marion Center
• Toner Corl, Mill Hall
• Brandon Cressley, Rochester Mills
• Lindsay Daugherty, Falls Creek
• Daniel Delaney, Reynoldsville
• Natalie Dewyer, DuBois
• Kurt Diehl, DuBois
• Emily Donahue, Penfield
• Grace Earle, Osceola Mills
• Hannah Eckert, Saint Marys
• Laura Fatula, DuBois
• Dylan Fenton, Clearfield
• Dylan Fezell, DuBois
• Kasie Fields, Brockway
• Jeremy Fischer, DuBois
• Brendon Foley, DuBois
• Cole Frederick, Brockway
• Brandon Gaines, DuBois
• Kaitlin Gareis, Rimersburg
• Zachary Garner, Saint Marys
• Tyler Garthwaite, DuBois
• Justina Gaylor, Clearfield
• Brandon Gettig, Bellefonte
• Alexandra Gilson, DuBois
• Emily Gmerek, Woodland
• Shane Haberberger, Saint Marys
• Angela Haggard, DuBois
• Tosha Hahn, DuBois
• Kameron Haines, Reynoldsville
• Nathan Halowell, Falls Creek
• Gracie Hamilton, Ulysses
• Chloe Hanes, Saint Marys
• Sierra Hanes, Grampian
• Jared Hawkins, DuBois
• Thomas Hazel, Woodland
• Taylor Hepler, Falls Creek
• Carlee Hidinger, Brookville
• Daniel Hinton, Saint Marys
• Rachel Homan, Clearfield
• Dana Huber, Sprankle Mills
• Logan Hutton, Irvona
• Jonathan Ingham, Punxsutawney
• Alexander Jaggi, DuBois
• Cory Jamieson, Walston
• Elizabeth Johnson, Ridgway
• Kelsey Johnson, Brookville
• Matthew Jones, Clearfield
• Zachary Jones, Anita
• RyanKemerer, Falls Creek
• NavjitKhaira, Clearfield
• TanjitKhaira, Clearfield
• Derek Knittle, Mahaffey
• Danielle Kocjancic, Kane
• Krista Kolesar, Curwensville
• Zachary Kovacik, Altoona
• Cole Kriner, DuBois
• Dylan Kriner, DuBois
• Jaret Kriner, Austin
• Christopher Lang, DuBois
• Sean Lauer, Felton
• Micaela Lefever, DuBois
• Carter Lellock, Punxsutawney
• Abby Lewis, Kingston
• Karlie Lewis, Clearfield
• Kelli Lingenfelter, Reynoldsville
• Matthew Lingle, DuBois
• Zachary Logan, DuBois
• Katelyn Long, Reynoldsville
• Yanru Lu, Xian
• Leah Lundberg, Morrisdale
• Rebecca Maine, Punxsutawney
• Brandon Mancuso, Punxsutawney
• Caitlyn Manduley, DuBois
• Ashley Mangiantini, Mayport
• Joelle Manners, DuBois
• Brent Mazary, DuBois
• Ashley McDermott, DuBois
• Nathaniel McGary, Big Run
• AddesonMcaninch, DuBois
• KorenMccullough, Cherry Tree
• Jacob Mclaughli, Brookville
• McKayla Meyer, Saint Marys
• Austin Miller, Rockton
• Samantha Miller, Woodland
• Andrew Moore, Reynoldsville
• Thayne Morgan, Bigler
• MickaylaMorris , Grampian
• JoeleneMurawski, Clearfield
• Emily O'Neill, Kersey
• Cierra O'Shell, Coalport
• Brandon Orsich, Clearfield
• Zachary Owens, Clearfield
• Jada Palmer, Brookville
• Marissa Pearce, Falls Creek
• Robert Pearce, Morrisdale
• Alexander Pendolino, DuBois
• Hannah Pletcher, DuBois
• Jess Polohonki, Falls Creek
• Noah Port, Clarion
• Joseph Pyke, Grampian
• Elizabeth Rankin, Punxsutawney
• Kacie Raybuck, Brockway
• Samantha Reinard, Brookville
• Olivia Reitz, Summerville
• Kyle Robertson, Summerville
• Laura Ruane, DuBois
• Jordan Rummel, Brockway
• Madison Rummel, Brockway
• Austin Sabatucci, Pittsburgh
• Samantha Satterlee, Punxsutawney
• Bradyn Schwabenbauer, Reynoldsville
• Charles Seitz, DuBois
• Andrew Serafini, Brockway
• Carly Shaffer, Wilcox
• Rick Shaffer, Brookville
• Cody Shakespeare, Reynoldsville
• Kendell Sherwood, DuBois
• Alyssa Simbeck, Saint Marys
• Brooke Simcox, Curwensville
• Abbie Smith, Nicktown
• Andrew Smith, Hamilton
• Timothy Smith, State College
• Tristan Smith, DuBois
• Aubree Snell, Reynoldsville
• Mandy Snyder, Brockway
• Ryan Spencer, Clearfield
• Matthew Stainbrook, DuBois
• Logan Steele, Brookville
• Summer Stephenson, Clearfield
• Timothy Sutley, Cranberry
• FayeannaTarner, Grassflat
• Adrianna Terwilliger, Brockway
• Julia Test, Curwensville
• La Troy Thornton, Brockway
• Nicholas Troisi, DuBois
• Chantel Tubbs, Grampian
• Kylee Turek, DuBois
• Jamie Turner, Luthersburg
• Danielle VanSteenberg, Corsica
• Alexis Vandervort, Reynoldsville
• Samantha Vida, DuBois
• Xavier Villeneuve, Carlsbad
• Erika Wagner, DuBois
• Carlee Walker, Bigler
• Janelle Wallace, Clearfield
• Makayla Whaling, Luthersburg
• Ryan Witham, Ebensburg
• Brandon Witmer, Port Matilda
• Jacob Wolfe, Sunbury
• ChuanzheXiong, Zhengzhou, China
• Lauren Young, Bellefonte
• Tyler Young, Punxsutawney
• Andrew Zilkofski, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Detour to Start Next Week on Route 449 (South Brookland Road) Bridge in Ulysses Township

Potter County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Construction for a Route 449 (South Brookland Road) bridge in Potter County is scheduled to begin next week as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. The bridge spans Buckseller Run in Ulysses Township. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Potter County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

Construction is expected to begin on July 5 and be complete in two weeks. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 49, Route 44 (North Main Street), US 6 (East 2nd Street), and Route 449 (North Brookland Road).

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

This bridge is referred to as JV-86 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at

Galeton Weather Report June 2018

June 2018 lived up to it's reputation. It was a very nice month. We had several very nice sunny days. Cool nights and warm days. On the 28th we had a 40 degree reading in the morning and then we had readings in the mid 80's mid month and on the 30th. We had two thunderstorms, fortunately we missed the big storm on the evening of the 13th. Tioga and Bradford Counties had high winds, a tornado or two with wind damage.

We received 2.81" of rainfall. Last year we measured 5.25" Rainfall for the first six months is slightly above the average with 21.15"

The average high temperature for June is 78 degrees and the average low is 56 degrees.

We had 7 foggy mornings.

Get ready to celebrate the fourth. Galeton is proud to have one of the best fireworks displays in the state and of course the Red Suspenders Weekend. Many local people work hard to make these things happen. Just west of town is the Bark Peelers event at the Lumbermen's museum. Dark Skies too. A lot goes on in this little town.

Henry W. Lush
National Weather Service Observer

Used Book Sale at Emporium Library

Missing Dog in Mills Area has returned home

Our coonhound is back home. Thank you

Positions Available At IU#9

Heat Advisory issued June 30 at 10:28AM EDT until July 02 at 10:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo

* LOCATIONS...Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and the western
Southern Tier.
* TIMING...From noon today through late Monday evening. The
highest heat index values will be from about noon through 8 PM
each day.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...In the upper 90s.
* IMPACTS...Consecutive days of dangerous heat and humidity will
bring an increased risk for heat related illness. The elderly,
very young, pregnant, and those with heart and respiratory
conditions that don`t have access to air conditioning are
especially at risk during long lasting heat waves.

INSTRUCTIONS: A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check in on relatives and
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. when
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 9 1 1.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Eldred Dispatched To Residential Fire Alarm on Artline Road

At 10:54 AM on Saturday, Eldred Township, Boro & Ambulance dispatched to 375 Artline Road for a residential fire alarm.
This was determined to be a false alarm.

ATV trails to be connected by 2020

New bill could increase tourism in the county


LOCK HAVEN — Due to a hard-fought change in the state’s fiscal code, Clinton County will finally have an all-terrain vehicle trail connecting the Whiskey Springs Trail to Bloody Skillet by 2020.

State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-Lock Haven) had a hand in pushing the legislation through, said county Commissioner Jeff Snyder, who has been supportive of ATV tourism in the region.

Hanna said the project had been in the works since the era of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who ended his term in 2011.

“We just decided it was time to get this,” he said.

The bill, an amendment to the fiscal code, says that appropriations for the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) must include the agency’s collaboration with PennDOT to “develop, open and maintain an ATV trail connecting the Whiskey Springs ATV Trail to the Bloody Skillet ATV Trail by utilizing existing state roads and state forest roads by April 1, 2020.”

The amendment also provides for DCNR and PennDOT to “implement the full Northcentral Pennsylvania ATV Initiative” which would create a network of ATV trails from Clinton County to the New York State border by April 1, 2024. This network would link the Haneyville, Bloody Skillet, Snowshoe Rail Trail, Denton Hills and Whiskey Springs trails. Read more....

God's Adventure Camp 2018 Schedule For Summer & Fall

Part-Time Secretary/Clerk Position Open at Galeton District Justice Office

Morgan Advanced Materials Seeking Candidates For Summer Maintenance Help

Carlson Dental Associates Seeking Full Time Receptionist / Secretary

Schedule for 2018 Music on the Lawn at the Ulysses Library

Please Vote For Thomas Wandel For Director of Tri-County Rural Electric Co-Op

MeKean County Seeking Applications For Assistant Public Defender

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

PSA Healthcare Needs RN's, CNA's and HHA's in McKean, Cameron, Elk, Potter, Warren & Tioga Counties

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

Blake Dentistry Seeking A Part-Time Hygienist For Coudersport Office

Town Wide Yard Sales Are Saturday, June 30th In Roulette, PA Starting at 8 AM

Maps are available at Drabee's MiniMart, Friendly Inn or US Post Office. 
Thanks to TC Specialties for donating the maps.

USED BOOK SALE at Roulette Township Public Library Continues Saturday


Roulette Township Public Library 
Friday, June 29th from 9am to 6pm
Saturday, June 30th from 9am to 5pm

Public Auction At Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House In Bradford, PA

Full Time & Part Time Yard Jockey Work Available At Buckler Transport In Bradford, PA

Friday, June 29, 2018


Open Arms Community Church will be "invading the community with love," says Pastor Mike McAvoy, with their Picnic In The Park event this Saturday, June 30 from 12:00p-3:00p at the Jan Hamilton Park on Campus Drive. 

This free event will have lunch, fun for the kids with a bounce house, face-painting, and other opportunities for fun and fellowship for families. 

"We're inviting the community out to the newly renovated park to enjoy food, fun, and make friends, " says McAvoy. "It's our way to show God's love in a practical way to our community and to share the message that God loves us, is for us, and wants us to experience His goodness in our lives and share it with others to make our community a better place."

 The church is also launching a new series of messages called "STORMS" this Sunday addressing the topic of how to get our bearings when storms of life hit and that God is with us to help and grow us. Services are Sundays 8:30a, 10:00a, & 11:30a at Bradford and 9 & 11 at Port Allegany. Services can also be viewed on YouTube and Facebook.

Hit & Run Driver Apprehended After Hitting Motorcyclist On Route 15 Near Sebring Exit

Cuba Dispatched For Crash On County Road 20

At 10:30 PM on Friday, Cuba Fire Department has been dispatched to a car in ditch crash near 8468 County Road 20. 4 patients are reporting no injuries.

Wellsville Dispatched For Power Lines On Fire On Bolivar Road

At 9:55 PM on Friday, Wellsville Fire Department has been dispatched to McDonalds on Bolivar Road for a report of power lines on fire.

Kane driver hits a utility pole in Wetmore Township

Elkland Driver receives injuries after falling asleep at the wheel

Susan Boser, Candidate for US Congress, PA 15th District To Speak at July 3 Meet-The-Candidate Event

The public is invited to meet Susan Boser, candidate for US Congress for Pennsylvania’s 15th District at the Meet-The-Candidate Event sponsored by James Heckman on July 3, 2018 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. All are welcome, but registered Republicans are particularly encouraged to come and hear her plan to work across the aisle.

At the meeting, Boser will listen closely to the concerns of those in attendance and discuss her plans to advocate for the district by promoting small businesses, providing high-speed internet access throughout rural areas, increasing business opportunities through renewable energy, spurring infrastructure development, expanding treatment for addictions, and funding education. She is keenly interested in developing working relationships that cross-party lines and that enable her to address the specific challenges of the PA 15th District.

During the program, she will also discuss how her background, education and experience have prepared her to tackle today’s most pressing problems to get positive results.

Boser is running for Congress because she cares deeply about the rural way of life. The oldest of five children, she grew up in a small rural town in southwestern New York state, next to northern counties in Pennsylvania. Even though her family struggled financially, Boser has fond memories of her childhood. She knew all the families in town and had a sense of safety and connection in the community. Thus, Boser has a deep understanding of what is important to rural families. For the last 22 years, she has lived in Indiana, PA. Boser has three children and one grandchild.

Boser has 20 years of experience in the mental health field and addiction services. She earned her Ph.D. at Cornell's Department of Policy Analysis with a focus on human services. She is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) union. Additionally, she is active in local government and non-profit organizations.

To learn more about Boser, visit her Facebook page at or her web page at

The event is free and will be held at Smethport Firehall, 109 S. Nelson St., Smethport, PA, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Minor Injuries for Driver in accident on Route 46

PSP Emporium Investigating a Theft in Shippen Township

Liberty & Blossburg Dispatched For Head-On Car/Motorcycle Crash On Rt. 15 Southbound

At 6:22 PM on Friday, Liberty & Blossburg have been dispatched to Rt. 15 in the southbound lane just north of the Sebring exit for a car/motorcycle crash.
The car, a Grand Cherokee SUV, driven by a female, left the scene traveling northbound. 
Lifeflight has been dispatched to the scene for the motorcyclist.
911 had received reports minutes before the crash of a car traveling northbound in the southbound lane.


Wish Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk and Egg in 15 oz. Wish-Bone House Italian Salad Dressing

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Wish Bone House Italian Salad Dressing 15 oz. with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. The recall was initiated after learning from a retail customer that a limited number of bottles were mislabeled. The product contains milk and egg, known allergens not declared on the bottle. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or egg may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. If you are not allergic to milk or egg, this product is safe to eat. No illnesses have been reported to date. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of its customer.  More...

LL's Magnetic Clay Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement

LL’s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas is recalling certain lots of Prescript-Assist, a dietary supplement it marketed until late 2017, because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, dairy, casein, eggs, and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific types of allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Prescript-Assist dietary supplement was distributed nationwide, including through online sales on the LL’s Magnetic Clay website and brick and mortar retailers. The Prescript-Assist product is available through distributors other than LL’s Magnetic Clay that purchased the product from the same source. Read more...

Bradford Dispatched To Motorcycle Accident at Minard Run & Rt. 219

At 4:52 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City Ambulance have been dispatched to South Avenue & Minard Run for a motorcycle accident. A female has a possible shoulder injury.

Genesee Dispatched To Motorcycle Crash On Ellisburg Road

At 4:44 PM on Friday, Genesee and Wellsville Rescue have been dispatched to a motorcycle crash with one reported injury on the Ellisburg Road about 5 miles from Genesee.
Wellsville units recalled. 
5:00 PM--Now reporting just west of the Risser Farm.

Penn State Extension Offers Food Preservation & Canning Workshop:

Whether you’ve been canning for years or are planning to can for the first time, people preserving fruits and vegetables should make sure they are using techniques and recipes that yield safe, high-quality and tasty products. Penn State Extension offers this workshop to share the most up-to-date, research based information on home food preservation.

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: Penn State Extension - Potter County, 7 Water St. Coudersport, PA 16915

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cost: $15

Register: Call 877-345-0691 or online at

The focus of this program will be the steps for proper pressure and boiling water bath canning and why certain foods can only be safely preserved using a pressure canner. The class will be presented as a lecture with plenty of time for questions and will include demonstrations of how to use various pieces of canning equipment. Numerous recipes and resources will also be provided.

Optional: Bring your pressure canner lid/dial to have it tested for accuracy.

Questions can be directed to Robin Kuleck, Senior Extension Educator, Food, Family & Health, at 814-486-9359.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Sheila Gabreski at 814-274-8540 in advance of your participation.

Jeffini the Great Reading Rock Stars Show

Jeffini the Great Reading Rock Stars Show
Monday July 2, at 1pm S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library, Port Allegany

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 - Gus the Gorilla, Daisy the Cow, Leo the Lion, and Horace the Donkey - as they lead the audience in hilarious sing-a-longs and magical stories based on their favorite books.

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 year old must be accompanied by an adult.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of July 2 – July 6, 2018

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of July 2 – July 6, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night

Potter County 0260
Sign Repairs:
● State Routes: Various State Routes throughout the County          

Bridge Repairs:
● State Route: 144 (Carter Camp area)

Crack Sealing:
● State Route: 2002 (West Branch)

Roadway Stabilization:
● State Route: 4017 (Sunny Side Road)

Roadway Reclaimation:
● State Route: 1015 (Collins Hill Road) – Daylight Road Closure – Detour in Place

Cameron County 0240

Spray Patching:
● State Route: 0120 (Driftwood to Cameron)

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway improvement work on State Route 44 from Shinglehouse Borough to Coneville. Alternating traffic patterns with short delays possible.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: bridge repairs on Oswayo Creek bridge near Millport on State Route 44. Temporary traffic signals, alternating traffic patterns and detours will be in place.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway improvement work on State Route 155 in Shippen and Portage Townships, from Emporium to Potter County line. Alternating traffic patterns with short delays possible.

● Rylind Construction Company: bridge replacement on Moore Hill Road (SR 3001). Temporary traffic signals and lane closures will be in place.

● Public-Private Partnership with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on State Route 44 (Pine Hill Road) near village of Carter Camp in Abbott Township. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals will be in place.

• Public-Private Partnership with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement
on State Route 449 (South Brookland Road) Roadway closed – Detour in place

For more information, visit or call 814-274-9181


Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to PENNSYLVANIA! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in AUGUST!
AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History.

The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST.
facebook: @GotAPick

PUC Offers #WaysToStayCool; Energy Saving & Cooling Tips as Summer “Hot Weather Alert” Is Issued

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's Online News Report.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission urged residents across the Commonwealth to consider ways to conserve energy and stay cool as temperatures across the Mid-Atlantic Region are expected to remain in the 90s through the weekend.

To view this press release in its entirety, select the following link:

Update on the Comcast outage

Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services
15 mins ·

Update on the Comcast outage. This affects customers of Comcast for VOIP telephone and internet services. 

Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services
5 mins ·

Most Comcast services have been restored in our area. Comcast continues to restore services Nationwide. They are now able to help customers restore services if you're service has not been restored.

Please understand we are not the voice for Comcast. We notified our residents to keep everyone informed so as to have a way to access Emergency Services if necessary.

C&N’s Brad Scovill Elected to Board of Directors for Statewide Association

WELLSBORO, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank’s President & CEO, Brad Scovill, has been elected to an officer position with the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) Board of Directors as the second vice chair.

The Board of Directors, which includes PA Bankers’ officers, Policy Committee chairs, group and deposit representatives, and at-large members will meet at least quarterly to determine the policies and administration of the association. Members of the board are CEOs and senior-level officers of PA Bankers’ member banks.

In the role of second vice chair, Scovill will serve on the PA Bankers’ Personnel Committee and its Audit Budget and Finance Committee, as well as attend banking industry and state bankers association meetings throughout the U.S. and represent the association at various events.

Scovill was elected into this position at the association’s annual meeting on May 17. He will officially become second vice chair on July 1, 2018, and will continue to serve as an officer in the association for the next four years.

Brad Scovill
Brad Scovill joined Citizens & Northern Bank as President & CEO in February of 2015. He previously served as President & COO of Kish Bank in State College, PA, and held previous executive roles with PNC, Sterling Financial Corporation and Bank of Hanover & Trust Company. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Penn State University, where he walked-on as the 3-year starter at tight-end under Joe Paterno. 

Since then, Brad has been an active PSU alumnus and remains connected to fellow alumni and the University. He serves as President of the Penn State Football Lettermans Club and has volunteered for the Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board. He is the President of The Fund for Northern Tier Development, a 501c(4) organization with the mission to support economic growth and job creation in the northern tier counties of PA. He serves as the Chairman of the Association's Government Relations Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Williamsport/Lycoming County Chamber Board of directors and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Community Depository Institution Advisory Council.

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s leading banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.

Sweden Valley Manor Helps Micki Elliott Tucker's Retirement; Welcomes New Administrator

Neil Shepard Appointed Liberty Township Supervisor

Liberty Township

Liberty Township, McKean County
Route 155 Building
June 20, 2018

A Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Liberty Township was called to order at 12:20 P.M. by Chairman Dick Brown. Supervisor Fred Ernst, III. and Secretary Cindy Speeth, were present. Also attending was Neil Shepard.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was recited by all.

On a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Chairman Brown it was unanimously agreed to appoint Neil Shepard as Liberty Township Supervisor.

As no further business was brought before the Board, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 12:25 p.m. on a motion by Chairman Brown and a second by Supervisor Ernst.

PUC Announces Natural Gas Impact Fee Disbursements - Potter County and JKLM Energy

JKLM Energy Contributes $1.65M in Natural Gas Impact Fees; Potter County receives $359,070, municipalities receive $593,092 in total

(June 21, 2018) On June 21, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) announced nearly $210 million in natural gas impact fee disbursements for 2017. Locally, Potter County government received $359,070, while individual municipalities within the county received $593,902 in total.

According to the PUC, JKLM Energy, LLC paid $1,651,900 in Impact Fees, nearly double its 2016 payment of $830,400. JKLM Energy’s total Impact Fee tax payments total more than $2.5 million since drilling began in 2015.

The Impact Fee is a tax paid by Pennsylvania’s natural gas producers. The tax is assessed on each well drilled and it is paid annually for 15 years of a well’s lifespan. The tax directly supports communities in every county across the Commonwealth, as well as key statewide environmental and conservation programs. However, funds are distributed in a way that ensures the counties and municipalities with drilling activity receive the vast majority of Impact Fee proceeds.

Local governments are authorized to allocate these funds to support a variety of needs in the community, including emergency preparedness and public safety, public infrastructure construction, environmental programs, water preservation and reclamation projects, storm water and sewer systems, housing projects, social services, judicial services, career and technical centers, planning initiatives, records management, reducing taxes, or for deposit into a capital reserve fund.

“Potter County has benefited from the impact fee, both at the countywide and local government levels. Each dollar we receive through the impact fee is a dollar that is not coming from our local taxpayers. Our board has been able to build up a modest cash reserve, largely as a result of the impact fee revenue. That will greatly reduce the burden that otherwise would have to be borne by local taxpayers for a new 911 emergency communications system,” said Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel.

The impact fee has generated nearly $1.5 billion in Pennsylvania since its inception 2012, and will continue to provide an important source of revenue for counties and municipalities in our Commonwealth.

S.W. Smith Library Honors Former Children’s Librarian.

S.W. Smith Memorial Library Board President Ed Vicic is pictured with Karen Strait during an Open House held at the First Presbyterian Church in Port Allegany. The event, hosted by the library board, recognized Karen for her many years of service at the library. The custom-made “book” cake was created by Jan’s Pastries. Also pictured is Edith Todd as she thanks Karen for her work at S. W. Smith Library.

New Addition to All Fired Up Kickin Ash BBQ Competition

All Fired Up and Kickin Ash BBQ Competition set for Saturday September 22 in downtown Emporium. New this year will be the opportunity for competitors to enter a Mystery Meats category.

Embassy Powdered Metals is sponsoring the unique competition where the competitors do not know what they will cook until hours before the competition begins. A set of judges will decide the winner of the Mystery Meat Competition and the winner will take home $500.

Registration forms now available at the chamber office and online at

PUC to Begin Process of Implementing Alternative Ratemaking Legislation Following Approval by Governor & General Assembly

Following approval by the General Assembly and the Governor’s signature, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will now begin the process of implementing Act 58 of 2018 (House Bill 1782), which provides for alternative ratemaking for natural gas distribution, electric distribution and water/wastewater companies.  Read more....


License buyers should make certain they were issued the booklet they wanted.

To ensure they’re informed before heading afield, those purchasing Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker licenses receive a complimentary pocket guide that summarizes seasons, bag limits, hunting hours and other basic requirements.

Whether buying licenses for 2017-18 or 2018-19, license buyers should make certain they’re receiving the pocket guide for the correct license year.

Through most of June, sales for the current 2017-18 license year and upcoming 2018-19 license year occur simultaneously, and it’s possible some license buyers are issued the wrong pocket guide.

The 2018-19 pocket guide is available online on the 2018-19 Hunting and Trapping Digest homepage, which can be accessed under Quick Clicks at The pocket guide can be printed at home on 8 1/2- by 14-inch legal paper.

Pocket guides also are available at the Game Commission’s headquarters and region offices.

The 2017-18 license year ends June 30 and the 2018-19 license year begins July 1.