DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page

Bark peelers

Bark peelers

Howard hanna

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Amazing Crop Dusting by Helicopter In Roulette On Saturday Afternoon

Smethport Dispatched To Unknown Type Fire On East Valley Road

At 10:02 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to East Valley Road for a report of an unknown type fire.
10:18 PM--UTV's have been requested from Norwich Township for an unknown type fire in the woods.
10:38 PM--Report controlled burn.

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:42 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a patient to go to UPMC Cole.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Champlin Hollow Road

At 9:21 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Champlin Hollow for a patient with difficulty breathing.

John T. Starks, 72, of Wellsboro, PA

John T. Starks

John T. Starks, 72, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at his home. 

He was born April 5, 1946 to the late Alvin Starks and Leora (Colegrove) Starks. John worked many years in the heavy and highway construction business.

John is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cheryl (Fuller) Starks; sons, Joe (Ruth) Starks of Williamsport; Nick (Susan) Starks of State College, Ben (Samantha) Starks of York; daughter, Amber (Ryan Rose) Starks of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Kayla (Curtis) Geyer of Trout Run, Felicia Starks, Savanna Springman of Williamsport, Aaliyah Starks, Alyssa Starks, Emma Boyd of York, Shawn Starks of Wellsboro; brothers, Gordon Starks of Ohio, Don Starks of Covington, Roy (Eileen) Starks of Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to Noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with a memorial service at Noon.

Morris Dispatched For Land Rescue For Injured Person

At 7:55 PM on Saturday, Morris Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Bradley Wales Road at the Wales Picnic area for a land rescue of a patient with a knee injury.

Roulette Ambulance To Creekside Drive

At 6:07 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Creekside Drive for a male patient with chest pain.

St. Marys Dispatched To Motorcycle Crash With Injuries

At 4:43 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 1415 Glen Hazel Road for a motorcycle accident with a female passenger in her 40 injured.

Port Allegany Class of 1988 30 Year Reunion Set for August 25, 2018

Engine Show Continues Today In Port Allegany

Morris Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Rt. 414

At 3:32 PM on Saturday, Morris Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to the 1400 block of Rt. 414 for a one vehicle crash.

Kane, Mt. Jewett Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash On James City Hill

At 2:52 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept., & Ambulances from Kane & Mt. Jewett have been dispatched to the top of James City Hill on Route 66 South of Kane for a motorcycle accident with two patients.
3:02 PM--Highland Fire Company dispatched for traffic control. Landing zone at James City ball field.

Coudersport Dispatched for Wires Down **RECALLED**

At 2:15 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Dept 48 has been dispatched to Route 6 near the old Paul's Motel for wires down.

2:19 pm, Station 48 Recalled

3rd Annual Festival July 28-29 2018 Gathering Of The People's Pow Wow

Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Port Allegany

At 1:32 pm on Saturday, Roulette Dept. 46 Ambulance was dispatched for mutual aid to Carlson Lane, Port Allegany

To Tackle Widespread Problem of Stormwater Runoff Pollution, DEP Workshop Series Educates Educators

Registration open now for next workshop, August 2 in Beaver County

Stormwater runoff pollution is a widespread challenge for communities across Pennsylvania. In an effort to combat this problem, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has broadened its outreach efforts accordingly by educating educators about the issue in a series of workshops called “Weathering the Storm.”

“Stormwater runoff has no boundaries. All Pennsylvanians contribute to the problem of nonpoint source pollution getting into streams and rivers, and we all need to be part of the solution,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Educators can help by providing children and adult learners hands-on lessons on small things they can do in their daily lives that make a big difference.”

In 2016, DEP labeled approximately 19,000 miles of rivers and streams in Pennsylvania impaired for water supply, aquatic life, recreation, or fish consumption. Stormwater runoff pollution is one of the biggest sources of this impairment.

Over the past 100 years, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs have become a major part of our communities. As a result, rain that should naturally soak into the ground instead goes into storm drains and, from there, directly into rivers and streams. This stormwater carries significant pollution, including sediment, car oil, lawn fertilizers, pesticides, pet poop (and viruses and bacteria), and cigarette butts.

DEP is working to raise awareness of stormwater pollution and support actions by municipalities, businesses, community organizations, and citizens to reduce it, through Growing Greener Grants, Small Business Grants, and Chesapeake Bay Watershed Stormwater Special Project Grants. A downloadable “Be Stormwater Smart, PA” video, a stream maintenance guide for property owners, and mapping tools are currently available, while training webinars are being developed.

The DEP Environmental Education Center launched the “Weathering the Storm” series last fall, and since then has offered workshops in Dauphin, Erie, and Westmoreland counties, teaching formal and informal educators from more than 30 entities, such as Erie County; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Indiana school districts; the Allegheny County Parks System; and Westinghouse.

The next workshop will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Beaver County Conservation District Office, 156 Cowpath Rd, Aliquippa, PA 15001. It’s provided in partnership with Penn State Extension, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Beaver County Conservation District.

Teachers, municipal personnel, informal educators, homeschoolers, and scout and youth group leaders are invited. Teachers are eligible for Act 48 credit hours.

Registration is required by July 30, 2018. Please register at Ticketleap or by contacting Bert Myers, DEP Environmental Education Director, at (717) 705-3767 or

PA Wilds Center Receives Grant

PA Wilds Center to develop educational videos that highlight sustainable energy practices as part of regional tourism effort

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center), a regional nonprofit, received a $32,800 grant from West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) to develop, produce, and distribute educational videos that showcase the deployment of sustainable energy technologies and their impact in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Tataboline Enos, Executive Director of the PA Wilds Center, said “Sustainable energy and stewardship is a core theme of the PA Wilds work; our brand principles talk about the importance of ‘cultivating the relationship between people and the environment’ and the PA Wilds Design Guide promotes practical, energy efficient building designs. So many people on the ground are carrying the torch of sustainability and stewardship in the Pennsylvania Wilds, from the private sector to the public sector, and private citizens. We’re excited to have WPPSEF’s continued support to help tell stories of sustainable energy work in the region and its impact.”

The PA Wilds Center is planning the locations and subjects for filming this year, focusing on feature sites in the Pennsylvania Wilds that showcase the deployment of sustainable energy technologies with a demonstrated positive impact. The videos will debut in 2019.

Enos continued, “The video format allows us to really tell a story, both in words and visually, on the power of sustainable energy practices and to build awareness and understanding. Consider how many of our communities and small businesses struggle with how to revamp these old buildings in our downtowns. These structures have so much character but they can be a real challenge to bring up to code and make energy efficient on a small business’ budget. We know there are folks in the region working on this, and WPPSEF is a resource to some of those projects, so that is a subject we hope to start to capture – how are they doing it, what’s working? There are powerful stories to be told, and we’re grateful to have the platforms and financial support to tell them.”

WPPSEF has teamed up with PA Wilds Center in the past, helping it create marketing materials to better tell the story of several high-performance conservation visitor facilities that have come online in the Pennsylvania Wilds in the past few years, such as the Elk Country Visitor Center, Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, Bald Eagle Nature Inn and the visitor center at Kinzua Bridge State Park. All of the facilities are owned by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a longtime partner in the effort to grow nature tourism in the region. WPPSEF also featured PA Wilds Center as part of its Quiet Ones video series. Those projects are featured at

“WPPSEF’s ‘Quiet Ones’ video series actually inspired us to start a multi-year video series of our own to help tell the Wilds story through the great work of our many community partners,” Enos said. “People and organizations in our region are marrying conservation and economic development in the most incredible, innovative, practical and inspiring ways, and we really look forward to telling that overarching story and helping spread their good ideas and best practices. We plan to call the series “The Wilds Are Working” – a nod to the fact that we are hard at work here in rural PA, figuring out how to revitalize our communities. With WPPSEF’s help, we’ll be able to focus in on a few energy- themed stories. There are many other topics important to the Wilds work, and we look forward to tackling those in coming years, too, with other funders’ support.”

“The WPPSEF is a proud supporter of the PA Wilds Center’s efforts to showcase sustainable energy across the PA Wilds landscape. We hope that these videos will be inspire communities, businesses, and individuals across the PA Wilds region to think about their energy choices and how that choice will impact the region and their families,” said Joel Morrison, WPPSEF Director.

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to marry conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The Pennsylvania Wilds region includes the counties of Warren, Forest, Elk, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Clinton, Lycoming, Clearfield, Jefferson, Cameron and Clarion, Northern Centre. Learn more about the PA Wilds Center’s programs and services for communities at:

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that invests in the deployment of sustainable energy technologies that benefit West Penn Power ratepayers in Pennsylvania. WPPSEF investments are focused in three broad categories:

ü Deployment of sustainable and clean energy technologies;

ü Deployment of energy efficiency and conservation technologies; and

ü Facilitating economic development, environmental betterment, and public education as they relate to sustainable energy deployment in the WPP service region.

Visit for further information. YouTube - Listen to what our project partners have to say about us.

Woodsmen Show is Aug. 3, 4 & 5 at Cherry Springs State Park

Powerful horses pull hundreds of pounds of logs the old-fashioned way.
Perennial lumberjack favorites Arden Cogar Jr. and Mike Sullivan are bringing their Lumberjack Show of Champions to the main arena for the 67th Annual Woodsmen Show being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3, 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County. The park is located at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, about 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44.

During their one-hour shows at 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, Cogar and Sullivan will entertain the audience with humorous, informative demonstrations of the skills needed to be a lumberjack.

Contestants in Friday's 2 p.m. hands-on amateur competition will get to rub elbows with these two lumberjack champions as Cogar, Sullivan and DCNR staff assist amateurs competing in the two-person log roll, axe throw and two-person crosscut. Amateurs must be at least 13 years of age to adults to compete; those 13 to 17 must have parental consent. Register for the contest Friday morning at the DCNR trailer and practice for the contest beginning at noon.

Visitors are encouraged to stick around to see if Sullivan can win the overall lumberjack title for the third year in a row during the professional competition on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. As seen on television, the top lumberjacks and jills in the country will compete in eight different events, including log rolling, axe throw, springboard, tree felling, standing chop, hot chainsaw, one person buck crosscut and two-person buck crosscut.

On Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m., the horse pulling competition will be in the main arena. Draft horses weighing 1500 to 2000 pounds each will pull thousands of pounds of logs the same way trees were removed from the forest during the logging era.
Crosscut action demands strong teamwork.

Jay Smar will perform different music at each show he does on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. He plays two guitars, a claw-hammer banjo and fiddle and does flat footing, a type of clog dancing. A baritone, Smar sings traditional American and original folk, old time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania.

On Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Johnny "Cash" Barnett on guitar will perform hits made famous by the legendary Johnny Cash as well as several others by artists, such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams Sr. and Jr., David Allen Coe, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Willy Nelson, Alan Jackson and Elvis Presley. Barnett has been doing a tribute show to Johnny Cash for the past 30 years, since he was 25 years old.

Lumberjacks compete in springboard chopping in the arena.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, visitors to Woodhick Grove can experience the lifestyle of woodhicks in an 1890s logging camp. Among the topics and demonstrations will be log rafting, split rail fence building, blacksmithing, music, woodcarving, lumber camp operation and storytelling. All topics are based on extensive research and are historically accurate to the period. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, participants in the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum's Cork Camp will demonstrate the skills they have learned from this bygone era.

All three days will be a treasure hunt with prizes for children nine and under and food, craft and retail vendors. Available for purchase will be a variety of food and wood-related items, such as wood-turned art, wood sculptures, rustic furniture and wooden novelties as well as commemorative T-shirts, trapping supplies, lumber maintenance products, homemade baskets, chainsaws, a portable sawmill, etc.

During the three days, more than 10 hours are scheduled for chainsaw artists entered in the Masterpiece Competition to each do a carving. These carvings can be viewed as they are created in the individual artists' booths. Judges will pick the top three place winners for awards to be presented at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Chainsaw artists will also compete each day in one-hour Quick Carve contests to create special pieces that will be immediately auctioned off to the highest bidders.

Being raffled off during the Woodsmen Show will be a chainsaw on Friday at 2:30 p.m.; safety chaps and safety helmet on Saturday at noon; a chainsaw on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.; and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., a powered blower. Also being raffled off on Sunday are three firearms, including a Mossberg 500 .410 Pump-Action Shotgun, Ruger .308 caliber - Serial No. 1 of 1,000 made; and a Henry Golden Boy .22 Long Rifle. Need not be present to win.

The gates open each day at 9 a.m. Admission for adults is $9 on Friday and Sunday and $12 on Saturday. Admission for children 6 to 12 years old is $7 all three days. Children 5 and under are admitted free. A three-day pass for adults is $23 and $16 for children 6 to 12 years old.

The Galeton Rotary Club sponsors the Woodsmen Show. All proceeds from the event are used to support local projects. For more information, contact the Galeton Rotary Club at (814) 435-6855 or visit

Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection Report First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania in 2018

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection

Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2018 has been detected in an Allegheny County resident. Samples are being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The Departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents minimize their exposure to mosquitoes.

“Detecting the first human case of West Nile Virus this year serves as a great reminder for Pennsylvanians to take the proper precautions when they are outside or near areas where mosquitoes are prevalent,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “With our recent heavy rains, Pennsylvanians may see an increase in mosquito activity. There are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito-related diseases.”

Although mosquitoes can bite at any time of the day or night, the mosquitoes that transmit WNV are most active at dawn and dusk. When outdoors, people can avoid mosquito bites by properly and consistently using DEET-containing insect repellants and covering exposed skin with lightweight clothing. To keep mosquitoes from entering a home, make sure window and door screens are in place and are in good condition.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducts regular surveillance and control to manage mosquito populations around the state. So far, DEP has detected WNV-infected mosquitoes in 48 counties.

“Today’s announcement reminds all Pennsylvanians to be vigilant and take precautions to protect against mosquito bites. Using a personal insect repellant or staying indoors during dawn and dusk will help prevent exposure to mosquitoes,” said Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “DEP monitors mosquito populations across Pennsylvania for the presence of disease.”

The mosquitoes that transmit WNV breed in areas with standing and stagnant water. These areas can include urban catch basins, clogged gutters, discarded tires, poorly maintained swimming pools, flower pots and other types of plastic containers.

Simple steps to eliminate standing water around the home include:

• Remove tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, discarded tires or any object that could collect standing water. Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors.
• Have roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from nearby trees have a tendency to clog the drains.
• Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
• Do not let water stagnate in birdbaths.
• Aerate ornamental pools, or stock them with fish.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools and remove standing water from pool covers.
• Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.
• Treat standing water that cannot be eliminated with Bti products which are sold at outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. Bti is a natural product that kills mosquito larvae, but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.

DEP will continue to survey affected communities to monitor mosquito activity and WNV. DEP biologists have initiated a survey of the mosquito population to determine the risk for further human illness. If necessary, adult mosquito populations will be reduced. These efforts will continue through October.

For a fact sheet on WNV, including symptoms, please click on the Department of Health’s West Nile Virus Fact Sheet.

For more information, including current WNV test results for mosquitoes, birds and horses, visit and click on Surveillance Maps and Tables, or call 1-877-PA HEALTH.

For more information on West Nile Virus, visit or or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Nighttime Lane Closures on I-80 EB in Columbia County Next Week

Nighttime lane closures will be in effect next week on Interstate 80 eastbound in Columbia County between Mile 242 (Mifflinville Exit) and the Luzerne County line.

There will be alternating lane closures from 9 PM to 9 AM Sunday, July 29, through Thursday, August 2 on I-80 eastbound so survey work can be performed.

This work is part of a project that includes shoulder patching in both eastbound and westbound directions of I-80 between Buckhorn and Berwick, milling and paving on I-80 eastbound from Mifflinville to the Luzerne County line, and drainage work near the Columbia County rest area at the Luzerne County line.

This project is expected to be completed in early October.

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the prime contractor on this $3.1 million project.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

Emporium couple almost scammed out of $2,800

Coudersport man determined to be DUI

Domestic incident between two teens results in charges

Austin man in jail after domestic incident

Mars, Pa man charged after crashing and leaving the scene

Noon Update: Roads Impacted in North Central PA

Montoursville, PA –  Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised several roads remain closed in the area due to flooding. The following roads are closed as of noon today:
• Route 4024 (Centerville Road) between Berwick Turnpike Road in Ridgebury Township and Wilawana Road in Athens Township.
• Route 339 between Dog Town Road and Mountain Shadow Lane in Beaver Township.
• Route 2019 (Hetlerville Road) at the intersection with Shaffer Road in Mifflin Township.
• Route 3010 (Middle Road) between Jackson Road and Jefferson Road in Cleveland Township.
• Route 4009 (Millville Road) between Millertown Road in Mt. Pleasant Township and JTM Enterprises/International Housewares Inc. in the Town of Bloomsburg.
• Route 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) between Route 44 in Cummings Township and Route 287 in Pine Township.
• Route 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) between English Run Road in Pine Township and Little Pine Camp Area Road in Cummings Township.

Floyd A. Lounsbury, 83, Galeton, PA

Floyd A. Lounsbury
12/6/1934 – 7/26/2018

The oldest of three boys, Floyd was born and grew up on a small family dairy farm in Ulysses, PA. After a battle with rheumatic fever and polio as a teen, Floyd chose a life of teaching vs milking and haying. With a degree from Mansfield and later a master's degree from Alfred, he joined the teaching staff in Galeton where he would remain for 34 years until he retired in 1993. During those years, not only did he impact so many students during his classes of English and Speech, but also as a coach.

Having learned to play tennis from a book, he led the Galeton High School team for 18 years and ended with a record of 180 wins and only 18 losses. Much of the success was due to the summer tennis program he started and ran for years. He continued his involvement through financial support up to this day. Girls basketball was another place where he influenced many, by displaying sportsmanship and team work. All with humor and kindness.

Many of his summers were spent traveling with his family throughout the United States, first pulling a pop-up camper behind their Saab, then by motorcycle.

Floyd enjoyed the outdoors, hunting fields and forests around the area as well as fishing the lakes and streams. For the past 20+ years he had been spending the better part of each summer on a lake that is part of the Rideau Canal in Ontario.

A 60-year member of the Galeton community, he will be missed dearly by his family, friends, former students and colleagues, but living on in the memories of all those he has touched. Floyd is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beth, daughter Sue and her wife Carol, son David, grandchildren Emily and Andrew, and brother Raymond.

A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, July 31st at the Galeton Library from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in support of the Galeton Library in Floyd's name. Contributions can be sent to CFTT, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched Across From Hospital

At 12:28 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to a location across from UPMC Cole for a person fallen.

Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Liberty Twp Township

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC reports drilling started on 2018-07-28 00:00:00 at site INGALLS 710 2H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Bolivar Dispatched For Low Hanging Power Line On Wellsville Street

At 11:35 AM on Saturday, Bolivar Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Wellsville & Cole Streets for a low hanging power line.

Coudersport, Austin, Roulette Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 11:30 AM on Saturday, Coudersport, Austin or Roulette Ambulances dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a patient fallen with a head injury.

Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Street

At 11:18 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to East Second Street for a fall victim.

St. Marys Dispatched To Elk Towers For Oxygen Tank On Fire In Apartment

At 10:45 AM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Department & Ambulance dispatched to Elk Towers at 185 Center Street for an oxygen tank on fire. Caller has fled to balcony of Apt. 204.
10:50 AM--Additional manpower requested. Report heavy smoke on second floor.
11:00 AM--Fire extinguished. Heavy smoke remains. Fox Township engine dispatched. EMS to front of building.

Harry D. “Jiggs” Comes, Jr., 80, of, Crosby, PA

Harry D. “Jiggs” Comes, Jr.

Harry D. “Jiggs” Comes, Jr., 80, of, Crosby, PA, died Thursday (July 26, 2018) at his home in Crosby.

He was born Apr 11, 1938 in Port Allegany, a son of Harry D. and Hilda Berg Comes, Sr., On Feb. 14, 1976 in Crosby, PA; he married Barbara A. Kandare, who survives.

Mr. Comes was a 1957 graduate of Smethport High School.

Jiggs had a lifelong passion for farming and was involved with the ED Comes Dairy. Jiggs had an amazing way of expressing his joy for farming. In between long hours of tending the farm, Jiggs had a second career at SenaKean Manor which he enjoyed and eventually retired from. He was the Supervisor for Norwich Township for several years as well. His dogs will miss him greatly Rainy, Sasha and Lilly

He was a member of the Norwich Twp. Fire Dept.

In addition to his wife and farming partner of 42 years, he is survived by

One daughter: Deborah (Bruce) Sharro of Smethport, PA

three sons: Rodger (Ann) Comes of Ormsby, PA, Jeff (Kathryn) Comes of Peoria, AZ and Ron (Janice) Comes of Smethport, PA,

8 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents 4 brothers Donald, Gordon, William, and Paul Comes and 3 sisters Harriett Burghart, Esther Harriman and Virginia Sayers.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 am with the Rev Randall Headley, officiating. Burial will be in the Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove.

Memorials may be made to the Charity of the donor’s choice

Online condolence may be made at

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

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Motorcycle/vehicle Crash on Rt. 44 North

At 9:40 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 44 North & Bells Run Road for a vehicle versus motorcycle with injuries. Motorcyclist reported lying in the roadway.
Olean 10 dispatched. Helicopter requested airborne to Olean helipad. Patient enroute by Shinglehouse ambulance,
9:54 AM--Two Portville ambulances dispatched. Possibly 2 more patients in this crash.

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

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

Position Open for Full-Time Deputy II in Potter County Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts Office

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support in Port Allegany, Shinglehouse & Coudersport

Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Seeking Full Time LPN

Olson & Tenglund, Inc. Taking Applications For A Parts Clerk in Smethport

Free Kids Fishing Derby At Frank Weeks Pond In Roulette Saturday, July 28th

See Ohio's Amish Country Highways & Byways August 18th On This Bradford Travel Motorcoach Journey

REV Hoopes LLC Seeking Class A CDL Water Haulers, $20. Per Hour

Sagewood, Inc. Seeking Mental Health Therapist For Work In Port Allegany, Shinglehouse & Coudersport

Garage Sale in Coudersport this Sat. and Sun.

See you all on Saturday and Sunday! (9am-3pm).

Remember... it's a "name your price" system (reasonable offers gladly accepted).... and anything left will be donated to Potter County Habitat

Directions: In Coudersport. Take Main street and head North. Turn right onto 7th street. Go over the bridge. Turn right at the corner, and go down Woodlawn Ave. #15 is about half way down on your right.

Frosty Hollow Herb Fair Set For Saturday, August 4th In Coudersport, PA

Friday, July 27, 2018

Vehicle Crash Into Creek Reported In Covington Township

At 11:43 PM on Friday, Mansfield Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 225 Old State Road in Covington Township where a vehicle has gone off the roadway into a creek. 
11:50 PM--Occupants reported to be self extricated.

Leonard, Coleman & Blunt to headline Penn State DuBois Benefit Celebration

LCB, left to right, Glenn Leonard of the Temptations, Joe Coleman of the Platters, and Joe Blunt of the Drifters, will perform classic hits from all three of their groups at the Penn State DuBois Benefit Celebration on October 6.
All members of the community are welcomed to support Penn State DuBois at the campus' first Benefit Celebration, planned for October 6, 2018, at the DuBois Country Club.

Featured entertainment at this event will be provided by Leonard, Coleman, and Blunt, (LCB) the former lead singers of the Temptations, the Platters, and the Drifters. The groups rose to fame with such hits as the Temptations’ “My Girl” and “Get Ready”, The Platters’ “Only You” and “The Great Pretender”, and the Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk” and “Stand By Me”.

Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman, and Joe Blunt grew up singing together in church and on street corners throughout the 1960's before finding fame and fortune separately, then reuniting after 30 years to harmonize together once again.Glenn Leonard joined Motown’s legendary Temptations, recording ten hit albums, touring the world, and singing lead on many of their 1970’s and 1980’s R&B hits. Joe Coleman joined the Platters for a two-decade stint as the group’s lead singer in addition to gaining a successful career as a songwriter and playwright. Joe Blunt performed and recorded with the Drifters for over a decade in venues all over the world alongside Ben E. King and Johnny Moore, earning a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sony Records.

Also included in the evening’s program will be a recognition of this year’s Penn State DuBois Alumni Society Award recipients. Christine Beretselwill receive the Outstanding Alumni Award, Ross Kester, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Robert G. Johnson, the Distinguished Ambassador Award.

A reception, dinner, drinks, and the LCB performance are all included in the ticket price of $100 for the evening, with $50 from each ticket sale being donated directly to Penn State DuBois scholarships funds.

The reception begins at 6:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., and Alumni Award recipients will be recognized beginning at 7:30. LCB will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, contact Laura Pentz at 814-375-4705 or

Allegheny Mountain Engine and Implement Association Show This Weekend

It's happening at the show and much more tomorrow.

Engines running, Flea market, Children's activities, ICE CREAM.

After reversal, Bolivar-Richburg community airs concerns

District moving forward with 2nd full-day Pre-K program following debate
Corning Leader
BOLIVAR — It was a standard motion to appoint a teacher, one that often comes before school boards, especially in the summer.

The discussion surrounding this particular teacher’s future classroom was anything but ordinary, though.

The Bolivar-Richburg School Board hired Paige Payne to join the district as a Pre-K teacher at Tuesday night’s standing-room-only meeting, perhaps bringing some manner of closure to an ongoing hot-button issue in the community.

In June, the board initially voted down a motion to establish a second full-day Pre-K classroom for the 2018-19 school year. However, at its next meeting, that decision was reversed following a passionate debate, and the district approved a motion to add a second full-day Pre-K classroom after all.

Tuesday night, both sides of the issue were presented a forum to clear the air and voice their concerns.  Read more....

Coudersport Dispatched To Fire Alarm At UPMC Cole Sleep Center

At 9:21 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to UPMC Cole for an automatic fire alarm. The location is in the sleep center.
9:39 PM--RECALLED by Chief 48-10. No fire.