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Saturday, August 18, 2018

This dog was found on Church Street, Harrison Twp., Potter Co.

This beautiful, well behaved dog was found on Church Street, Harrison Twp., Potter Co.

Please call 814-274-0577 to let us know who he belongs to.

Thanks!

Freddy and the Jets To Perform Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library Sunday


The 8th season of Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library concludes on Sunday, August 19th at 6:00 PM featuring Freddy and the Jets, performing favorites from the 1950's. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain location is the Tri-Town Fire Hall. A collection will be taken during intermission to benefit the Ulysses Library Endowment Fund. Funding for Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library is provided by the Barbara Joy Olney Community Harmony Fund, an endowment fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers.

Rubbertown Bridge Named For Commander Philip F. "Jet" Palmitier, Jr Today in Coudersport

Paul W. Heimel is with Martin T. Causer.
2 hrs ·

Honored to be part of this afternoon's bridge dedication ceremony with (from left) Chuck Dillon (aide to Sen. Joseph Scarnati), Beryle Tate Palmatier, Alfreda Palmatier (Jet's mother), Jason Palmatier (Jet and Beryle's son) and State Representative Martin Causer. An emotional afternoon to say the least...

Carl D. ERWAY, 76, of Ulysses, PA

Carl D. ERWAY

Carl D. ERWAY, 76, of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, August 18, 2018 in his home. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Jeanette Mable Mingus, 82, of Livonia, formerly of Wellsville, N.Y. and Shinglehouse, Pa.

Jeanette M. Mingus

LIVONIA, N.Y.---Jeanette Mable Mingus, 82, of Livonia, formerly of Wellsville, N.Y. and Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris, after a short illness.

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

CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN IS SATURDAY, AUG. 25

Photos by John Eaton
Shown is a composite of two Citizens & Northern Bank dash plaques. Classic vehicle owners or drivers who participate in the Aug. 25 cruise in can choose a free dash plaque to take home.

This Saturday, Aug. 25 is the Wellsboro Classic Car Cruise In. From noon to 3 p.m. vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles are invited to park diagonally along the section of Crafton Street between Water and Main streets next to Citizens and Northern Bank, weather permitting.

The cruise in is free and open to all. There is no judging and no entry fee for classic vehicle owners and/or drivers and no admission fee for spectators. Each driver or owner who registers a classic vehicle that is 25 years old or older will receive a free dash plaque as a memento.

Hosted by the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce's Retail Committee, the cruise in offers fun, not only for those who participate but also for those who enjoy looking at and learning about classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Spectators are welcome to bring lawn chairs, sit in the shade and listen to owners talk about the history of their vehicles - where they found them, the restoration process, the company that made them and what is different or unique about them.

For more information, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.

GABE STILLMAN BAND CONCERT IS SATURDAY, AUG. 25

Jeff Solomon PhotoGabe Stillman (shown), a blues prodigy, formed the Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants in 2015. At the beginning of this year, he changed the name to the Gabe Stillman Band.

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, Gabe Stillman Band members will bring their skill and high energy music to the Coolidge Theatre stage at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

While the trio’s electrifying sound is unmistakably rooted in American blues, the group draws deeply from influences of soul, R&B, funk, and New Orleans jazz and blues music, performing both original tunes and well-chosen cover songs to pay respectful homage to the legends of the blues in the band’s own inimitable and dynamic way.

Based in Williamsport, this hard-stompin' blues band is led by ace guitarist and singer Gabe Stillman who formed the band in 2015, shortly after graduating from Boston's Berklee College of Music. Fueled by bassist Colin Beatty and current drummer Jesse Roedts, the band has been steadily climbing to the top of the regional blues circuit with standout performances at venues large and small. Roedts has been with the band since November of 2017 following the departure of Joel Vincent. In addition to sharing the stage with blues royalty The Nighthawks and Chicago powerhouse Toronzo Cannon, they've won over crowds at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival in 2016, 2017 and 2018, at the Destination Blues Festival in 2016 and the annual Billtown Blues Festival in their hometown of Williamsport in 2016 and 2018.

Joining the band for the Aug. 25 performance will be singer-songwriters Stacia Abernatha of Williamsport and Mike Brown of Geneseo, New York. Abernatha writes and sings her own original tunes accompanying herself on guitar. She and Stillman perform as a duo and she often sings with the band. Abernatha has previously performed with Stillman's band in Wellsboro.

Brown will open for the band on Aug. 25. A multi-instrumentalist, Brown will play his own original Americana blues material. He runs a successful recording studio in Geneseo and produced Stillman's just released extended play CD titled "The Grind." Four of the five songs on Stillman's CD are originals.

"The topics of my four original songs all come from personal, yet common, experiences," Stillman said. "They are heavily inspired by the work of my heroes in the blues genre." The fifth song is “My Baby Is The Real Thing” written by legendary New Orleans musician, Allen Toussaint. "I’m very much in love with New Orleans music and Allen Toussaint is one of the key figures in the history of New Orleans R&B. I love this song in particular and wanted to record it. It came out sounding very different from Mr. Toussaint’s original recording but I think it still captures the NOLA vibe," he said. "The Grind" will be available for purchase at the Aug. 25 concert.

For more about the band, their performance schedule, the latest news, and social media links visit www.gabestillman.com.

For this concert, everyone will be seated at tables so they can relax, bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and enjoy the music. Also available will be freshly popped popcorn and bottled water. Admission is $15. To reserve a table, for tickets or more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.

TIADAGHTON CHAPTER #688 OF TROUT UNLIMITED TO MEET ON TUESDAY, AUG. 21

Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 will meet at 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Wellsboro Community Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. This meeting is free and open to the public. Participants do not have to be a member of Chapter #688 to attend.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the September meeting is being held on Aug. 21. On the agenda are the election of officers and board members; seeking a chapter member to represent Chapter #688 at the Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited State Council Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fish and Boat Commission Centre Region Office in Bellefonte; speakers for Chapter #688 meetings for the remainder of 2018 through 2019; updates on the Pine Creek Watershed Council Hemlock Tree Replacement Project, the Babb Creek Watershed Acid Mine Drainage Project, and the Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee's Save the Tioga River project; and quilt raffle feedback.

Also on the agenda will be discussion about whether members should return to the Jon Grigg farm in Delmar Township to check on the status of the 500 bare root seedlings planted there on Friday, April 27 by volunteers from the Tiadaghton Chapter assisted by students from the Wellsboro Area Senior High School Grand Canyon FFA and Mansfield University as part of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership. A plastic tube was placed around each seeding to protect it from deer and voles. There is concern that the amount of rain that has fallen in July and August may have harmed the seedlings.

Regular meetings of the Tiadaghton chapter on the first Tuesday of each month at the Wellsboro Community Center will resume with the Tuesday, Oct. 2 meeting.

For more information, email Jere White at whitesgordonsetters@gmail.com.

This is Disturbing. What do you think?

Politicians say “less government”, then   .   .    submit more legislation. 


SENATE BILL 561    Grants the legislature veto power over any environmental regulation that costs more than $1 million to the state, to cities, or to private industry. This action would put the legislature in control of virtually all environmental protections. Passed in the Senate (29-20)
SENATE BILL 652       This bill makes protesting pipelines a felony. It imposes severe penalties for trespassing and in many cases, what are currently summary or misdemeanor offenses are enhanced to second- and first-degree felonies.  The bill passed in the Senate, 28-20.
HOUSE BILL 2154    Rolls back protections for shallow oil and gas wells to 1980’s standards .
HOUSE BILL 1960    Lets polluters off the hook for violations by appointing a compliance officer to establish guidelines for waiving fines or penalties.
 HOUSE BILL 209      Creates Office of “The Repealer” to decide which protections for our air, water, and health should be removed. This bill has the potential to weaken protections for our health and environment.
HOUSE BILL 1792   Weakens the permitting and rulemaking authority of all agencies subject to the Regulatory Review Act by prohibiting them from reissuing the same regulation or making a regulation that is similar. This bill interferes with these agencies’ abilities to protect our environment. Passed in the House.     
HOUSE BILL 1959     Allows industry to pick their own third parties to review and approve their permits instead of DEP. This bill passed in the House.   
HOUSE BILL 1237   Gives each chamber an effective veto over new environmental protections, skewing the balance of powers among our branches of government. The bill passed in the House.
SENATE BILL 977   The bill surrenders the executive power to issue regulations to legislative committees, allowing small groups of legislators to unilaterally block or indefinitely delay any proposed environmental protection.
 SENATE BILL 624    Creates a loophole in the Clean Streams Act to allow mining companies to damage or pollute streams based on a promise “to clean them up later”, instead of preventing the damage in the first place. This bill was designed to allow Consol mining to destroy a vital stream in Ryerson Station State Park in Greene County .   Governor Wolf allowed the bill to pass into law without his signature

You may look up individual bills at www.legis.state.pa.us  Enter the bill number in the upper right corner.  If you don’t like the bill, use the same link to look up your legislators and TELL THEM.

Conservation is a Conservative value, these bills damage our environment.


Dick Martin
Coordinator

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Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 3:01 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a fall victim with a knee injury.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Pennhills Resources Llc in Wetmore Twp, McKean County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-08-15 to Pennhills Resources Llc in Wetmore Twp, McKean county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids i..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Harford Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-08-16 to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Harford Twp, Susquehanna county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC Reports Drilling Started

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

ROCKDALE MARCELLUS LLC reports drilling started on 2018-08-17 00:00:00 at site INGALLS 710 4H in Liberty Twp township, Tioga county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Five Franklinville graduates receive CRCF scholarships

Five Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School District students received Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation-managed scholarships this year, including from three scholarship funds that the Franklinville school district moved under the Foundation’s management in 2017.

Samuel Erickson and Sabrina Skinner each received the Walter F. and Julia A. Dziekonski Scholarship for $2,500.

A scholarship of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, this scholarship is awarded to two graduates annually, one male and one female, with strong career goals. Preference may be given to students pursuing a degree in a law enforcement-related field.

Erickson will study business at Daemen College. Skinner will study early childhood education at Jamestown Community College.

Kathryn Willey received the William H. Schweir Memorial Scholarship for $500.

A scholarship of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, this $500 award, with a preference for graduates planning to enter a teaching profession.

Willey will attend John Carroll University to study biology and psychology.

Emilia Brotka received the Josephine S. Pepper Memorial Agriculture Scholarship for $500.

Also a scholarship of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, this scholarship is for students who have completed at least three units of agriculture and have been a FFA member for at least two years. The number of awards and award amounts varies from year to year.

Brotka will study nursing with an emphasis in dietetics at Jamestown Community College.

Shannon Brown received the Patricia “Ann” Heister English/Journalism Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.

This scholarship, in memory of the long-time Franklinville English teacher, is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School who will be entering a four-year college or university. First preference is for a student intending to major in English, journalism or a related field and who submits a letter of recommendation from his/her high school English teacher. Second preference is for a student with any major who submits a letter of recommendation from his/her high school English teacher

Brown will attend the Rochester Institute of Technology to study film and animation.

Donations can be made to any of these scholarship funds at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at cattfoundation.org.

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 foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Allegany-Limestone students receive CRCF scholarships

Six Allegany-Limestone Central School students recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, totaling $14,600.

Michelle Wohlers received the Joseph and Cecily Higgins Scholarship.

The scholarship, established by Joseph and Cecily Higgins, is for an Allegany-Limestone Central School or Archbishop Walsh Academy senior who intends to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree. The scholarship, $10,000 in total, is given in $2,500 yearly disbursements over four years.

Wohlers also received the Burt Scholarship.

Established by the Burt Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Olean in memory of Dr. Rudy Burt, the scholarship, $1,100 this year, is given each year to one student each from Olean High School and Portville, Allegany-Limestone and Hinsdale Central Schools.

Wohlers will be attending the University at Buffalo to study architecture and planning.

Morgan Davis received the inaugural Frank A. Martin III Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship, $500 annually, is for a graduating Allegany-Limestone Central School senior planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college who participated in a women’s sport. Recipients must be in high academic standing (at least a 3.0 GPA) and demonstrate strong community service. Mr. Martin’s family established the scholarship in memory of the long-time coach and educator.

Davis, who also captained Coach Martin’s 2017 New York State women’s basketball final four team, will attend SUNY Fredonia to study speech pathology.

Jacob Giardini and Anna Seamon received the Nicolas G. Pendl Memorial Scholarship for $500 each.

The scholarship is for a graduating senior from Allegany-Limestone Central School in good academic standing who intends to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree in environmental science or other science-related field. The scholarship, in memory of Nicolas G. Pendl, a 2013 Allegany-Limestone Central School graduate, was established by Peter, Mary and Bethany Pendl; the Pendl and Potter families; the Allegany Engine Company; and friends of Nicolas.

Giardini will attend Alfred State College as part of the pre-ESF program. Seamon will attend Wilkes University to study environmental engineering.

Grant Davis received the Fred G. Grace Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.

Established in memory of Mr. Grace, a long-time Allegany Central School administrator, the scholarship is for a senior from Allegany-Limestone Central School who will be majoring in business, education or a sports-related field. The recipient must also have lettered in a varsity sport. Walter and Michele Nye, Mr. Grace’s son-in-law and daughter, established the endowment at the Community Foundation. Mr. Grace dedicated more than 50 years to the Allegany Central School system, serving as a teacher, coach, principal and member of the board of education.

Grant will study elementary education at St. Bonaventure University.

Ashleigh Burroughs received the Thomas W. Conklin Scholarship.

The Thomas W. Conklin Sr. Scholarship, given over two semesters in $500 disbursements, is for a graduating senior of Allegany-Limestone Central or Olean High School attending the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The student must have maintained an overall grade point average of 85 or above during his or her high school career and exhibited high academic effort. The student must exhibit certain intangible qualities including: kindness to others, leadership, positive attitude, and sense of humor. The student must demonstrate past involvement in the community. Mr. Conklin’s family and co-workers at KOA Speer Electronics in Bradford, PA established the scholarship in his memory.

Burroughs will study forensics at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Donations can be made to any of these funds at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at cattfoundation.org.

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 foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Two Ellicottville graduates receive CRCF scholarships

Two recent graduates received scholarships for Ellicottville Central School students from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
Lisa Krotz received the Kristen Hintz Memorial Scholarship Award for $1,000.

This scholarship, which came under Foundation management in 2017, is named in memory of Kristen Nicole Hintz, who was a senior at Ellicottville Central School and at the top of her class when a tragic auto accident cut her life short in 2000. A leader at the in her class, she was a multi-sport athlete who always gave her best and persevered through difficult situations. Her kindness touched all she met.

Students applying for this scholarship must include an essay that describes and explains what characteristics and qualities he/she possesses that makes him/her deserving of this scholarship, including information that reflects the how he/she demonstrate kindness and perseverance, qualities for which Kristen was known.

Krotz will attend the University at Buffalo to study biomedical sciences.

Kirklind Kaleta received the Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Scholarship for $500.

The Janowicz’s son-in-law and daughter, Paul and Elizabeth Hanson, established the Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Fund with the foundation in 2014.

Each year, the fund makes possible a scholarship for students at Ellicottville Central School, where Ms. Janowicz served as a bus driver. The Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Scholarship is given to graduating seniors who demonstrated academic excellence and plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college.

Kaleta will study engineering science at Jamestown Community College.

Donations can be made to either of these funds at 301 North Union Street, Suite 203 or online at cattfoundation.org.

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 foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Three OHS grads receive CRCF scholarships

Three Olean High School graduates recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Mia Rogers received the Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship.

The scholarship provides three annual scholarships of $1,000 each for graduating seniors from Otto-Eldred High School (PA), Bradford Area High School (PA), Olean High School or Portville Central School who will be attending a four-year school. Preference is for students planning to pursue a degree or career in education, law enforcement or a related field.

Rogers will study early childhood education at St. Bonaventure University.

Alexander Jodush and Jordyn Washington each received the Olean High School Class of 1961 Scholarship.

Established by Duane A. Geuder, a 1961 Olean High School alumnus, and his classmates, the scholarship honors the class and its teachers, in particular Norm Utecht and Mabel Wilson. The $1,500 scholarship is given to one male and one female student who has the top GPA in their math and science classes.

Both Jodush and Washington will also attend St. Bonaventure University. Jodush will study history, while Washington will study health sciences.

Donations can be made to either of these scholarship funds at 301 North Union Street, Suite 203 or online at cattfoundation.org.

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 foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Food Bank available for anyone that has served in the military


Roulette Ambulance To Port Allegany

At 11:42 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to North Main Street in Port Allegany for a fall victim.

Ulysses Rabies Clinic- Next Saturday, August 25, 2018

A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday August 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Ulysses Tri-Town Fire Hall. All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually.

All animals attending the clinic must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Nana the Puppy Has Died

By Anne Holliday on August 17, 2018 WESB Local News

There’s sad news from Coudersport.

The five-month-old Newfoundland puppy people were donating to so she could have surgery, had to be put down.

Nana was hit by a truck a week ago, injuring her pelvic bone. Her boy, 6-year-old Carter, was going to hold a lemonade stand to help pay for her surgery. But it turns out her injuries — including nerve damage, a displaced spine, and injured bladder and bowels — were too severe.

Carter’s mom Lauren says all donations will be used to pay Nana’s veterinarian bills related to the accident.

Carter will still be holding his lemonade stand at 93 Allegany Avenue tomorrow, but the money will be going to the True Newfoundland Dog Lover’s Club in the hopes that if another Newfoundland puppy needs this kind of help, she can get it.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of August 20 – August 24, 2018

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 20 – August 24, 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: 4005 (Whitney Creek Road)

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 0244 (Coneville to Andrews Settlement) daylight road closure with detour in place - Monday

Mowing:
● State Route: 0872 (Austin area)
● State Route: 0607 (Austin area)
● State Route: 3002 (Cowley Hill Road)

Spray Patching:
● State Routes: 0044, 0144 & 1005 (Galeton area)

Seal Coating:
● State Route: 1015 (Collins Hill Road)
● State Route: 1010 (Mills to North Bingham)
● State Route: 0449 (State Route 6 intersection to Gold)
● State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills Road)

Pipe Flushing:
● State Route: 0144 (Germania area)

Cameron County 0240

Bridge Repairs:
● State Route: 4002 (Beechwood Road) Monday & Tuesday

Line Painting:
● State Route: 0120 (Emporium Borough) Wednesday - Friday

Ditch Cleaning:
● State Route: 4004 (Rich Valley) Monday & Tuesday

Shoulder Cutting/Ditch Cleaning:
● State Route: 4001 (West Creek Road) Wednesday & Thursday
● State Route: 0046 (North Creek Road) Friday

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: drainage work to begin on State Route 49 at various locations between Seven Bridges and Mills

● 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.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us or call 814-274-9181

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

William G. “Bill” Munter, 100, of Punta Gorda, Florida and formerly of Bark Shanty, Austin, PA

William G. Munter 

AUSTIN, Pa.----William G. “Bill” Munter, 100, of Punta Gorda, Florida and formerly of Bark Shanty, Austin, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa.

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.

Wolf Administration Opens Public Inquiry Hotline to Coordinate Volunteers for Flood Clean-Up

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today said a public inquiry hotline is now available to citizens who need assistance cleaning up after devastating flooding in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

“We’re working with volunteer organizations that have offered to help residents in these communities,” said Governor Wolf. “I know that some of these survivors have been hit multiple times in the last few weeks, and the willingness of these volunteers to do this hard work is greatly appreciated.”

Anyone who would like to request help should call 272-200-3211 for assistance. The hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including weekends through August 31. Volunteers will provide physical labor, such as mucking out basements, removing damaged flooring and drywall, and removing debris.

A variety of organizations make up the PA VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters).They provide assistance that complements the efforts of municipal, county and state governments. Their members active in this recovery mission include the American Red Cross, Southern Baptist Convention, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Lions Club International, Salvation Army, Team Rubicon, A.G.A.P.E of Columbia County, Mennonite Disaster Services, United Church of Christ, LDS Charities, Lend-a-Hand of Lebanon County, and Lutheran Disaster Response.

Callers will need to provide basic information, including but not limited to their address, the type of work they need help with, and the status of utility services at the site. Callers will also need to verbally give their permission for call takers to share their information with the volunteer organizations.

PEMA Director Rick Flinn said that while every effort will be made to help those who need it, the responding organizations will prioritize service delivery according to their own criteria and ability to assist. It may take several days for volunteer teams to respond.

In addition, the Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

“We know that this has been a stressful time for flooding survivors as well as first responders who have been doing stressful and dangerous work to help their neighbors,” Flinn said. “Please reach out if you need someone to talk to. Free help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

David A. Karkoska, 54, of 155 Elmwood Drive, Emporium, PA formerly of Phoenixville, PA

David A. Karkoska

David A. Karkoska, 54, of 155 Elmwood Drive, Emporium, PA formerly of Phoenixville, PA died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday (August 17, 2018) morning.

He was born January 31, 1964 in Phoenixville, PA a son of the late James J. and Catherine Wilson Karkoska. He married James (Jim) Wendel, who survives.

He graduated from Phoenixville High School. He worked as an underwriter for Fannie Mae Mortgage Company for many years and was recently planning his retirement. He and Jim, along with business partner Sharon Robinson, purchased the former Erskine home in Emporium and are in the process of extensive renovations on the it where they were awaiting the grand opening of The Hygrade Inn, the areas newest Bed & Breakfast, set to open Nov. 1, 2018. David had a passion for living, loved people, and touched the hearts of everyone with whom he came into contact. Life will be much lonelier without him.

Surviving in addition to his spouse James Wendel; two brothers, James W. Karkoska, Bethel, PA and Richard J. Karkoska, Lewes, DE; sister, Sandra J. (Lee) Marlow, Emporium; mother-in-law, Janice Fitch, Emporium; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents

There will be No Visitation. Services will be announced at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

St. Marys Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash With Entrapment

At 8:57 AM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire & EMS have been dispatched to 1616 Bucktail Road for a 2 vehicle accident with entrapment. Unknown injuries.

North Central Supply in Galeton, PA Has Windows, Doors, Lumber & More At Unbelievable Prices


8-23 & 25 Liquidation Auction by Carter Auctions, Cattaraugus, NY

Blake Dentistry Seeking Part-Time Hygienist In Coudersport Office

Opportunities For Landscape, Environmental & Maintenance Technicians at Pine Valley Nurseries In Port Allegany, PA

Three Rivers Forest Management Seeking A Forester in Coudersport

Morgan Advanced Materials Seeking Qualified Master Mechanic At Coudersport Facility

43nd Annual Germania Old Home Day Is Sunday, September 2, 2018

Morgan Advanced Materials Seeking A Drafting/Production Design Technician at Coudersport Facility


Friday, August 17, 2018

Eldred Dispatched For Vehicle Into Old Fox's Pizza Building on Main Street

At 11:11 PM on Friday, Eldred Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the old Fox's Pizza building where a vehicle has crashed into the building at a high rate of speed. Patient is reported out of the vehicle.

Kenneth J. Culp, 78, of Galeton, PA

Kenneth J. Culp

Kenneth J. Culp, 78, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. 

US Army Veteran
Born April 29, 1940 in Cleveland, OH, he was a son of the late Paine and Evelyn (Weimer) Culp. 

He was a 1958 Graduate of Galeton High School. Ken was a Veteran having served with the U.S. Army. On October 15, 1966, he married the former Shirley McKinley, who survives. 

Ken was an electrician with CNG in Leidy and Greenlick and also owned and operated his own sawmill, even driving his own log truck. 

He was a member of the Galeton VFW, was an avid hunter, liked farming, enjoyed fishing with his brother and loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, Shirley Culp, are four sons, Christopher (Debbie) Culp, Drums, PA, Clayton (Dawn) Culp, Easton, PA, Cory (Christine) Culp, Lansdale, PA, and Charles Culp, Galeton; a daughter, Cynthia (William) Kiel, Galeton; three brothers, Valren Culp, Wellsboro, Aaron (Jean) Culp, Galeton, and Theodore (Rose) Culp, Galeton; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by two brothers, Paine and Duane Culp and a sister, Helen Culp. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Ken’s name. 

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

Mt. Jewett, Hamlin Twp. Dispatched For Fire Near Rt. 219

At 8:55 PM on Friday, Mt. Jewett & Hamlin Township Fire Department have been dispatched to an unknown type fire on Rt. 219 near Myers Motorsports.

RECALLED by Chief 10. Controlled burn.

VETERAN RESOURCE FAIR FOR VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES

8/15/2018 (Erie, PA) – Veterans and their families are invited to attend a FREE one-stop shop with VA services and a variety of community resources during the Veteran Resource Fair on Wednesday, September 19 from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Home in Port Allegany, Pa.

The event, hosted by the McKean County Community Veteran Engagement Board, will begin with a brief welcome and a public forum to highlight several key services available on-site including:

 Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) & McKean VA Clinic health experts – will provide FREE blood pressure screenings and flu shots (if available) for Veterans eligible for VA services
 Erie VA Eligibility & Enrollment representatives
 Erie VAMC Behavioral Health Clinic staff – to provide information about mental health services
 Erie VAMC Women Veterans Program staff
 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) representatives – to answer questions about benefits and/or claims
 University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will have representatives on-site from the Admissions Office to discuss Educational Opportunities at Pitt-Bradford and the use of GI-Bill / Veteran’s Benefits
 Vet Center – to provide information about readjustment counseling available to combat Veterans
 McKean County & Community Veteran Service Officers – to assist Veterans in filing claims
 PA CareerLink – to support Veteran job seekers and family members who are looking for employment

Veterans who have never enrolled in VA healthcare are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD-214 service discharge papers and speak with an eligibility representative on-site to see if they are eligible for VA services. Veterans interested in speaking to a VBA representative or a county service officer about filing a claim should also bring a copy of their DD-214.

The Veterans Resource Fair & Town Hall is proudly sponsored by the McKean County Community Veteran Engagement Board and hosted by the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Home located at 4743 Route 155, Port Allegany, PA 16743. This engagement board is aimed at opening the line of communication between Veterans, VA and community stakeholders. For more information, contact Zach Pearson at 814-887-3241 or Byron Sutton at 814-363-9100.

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Duke Center driver receives minor injuries in one vehicle crash


Bradford man charged with DUI after traffic stop


No injuries in two vehicle crash in Delmar


Wellsboro, Middlebury & Mansfield Dispatched To House Fire On Swede Hill Road

At 6:24 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to 1346 Swede Hill Road in Charleston Township for a house fire. 

6:26 PM--Second Alarm---Middlebury & Mansfield Fire Departments dispatched.

6:30 PM--Report heavy smoke showing from second floor.

Bradford Dispatched To Vehicle Fire

At 5:56 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 8 Chautauqua Place for a vehicle fire.

Michael P. Casolo, age 95, formerly of 401 N. Broad St., Ridgway, PA

Michael P. Casolo

Michael P. Casolo, age 95, formerly of 401 N. Broad St., Ridgway, PA, died early Friday morning, August 17, 2018, at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following an illness of the last 2 years. 

He was born August 2, 1923, in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Jenny (Loicano) Casolo. He married Margaret Hooper on January 9, 1960, she preceded him in death on December 21, 2014. 

WWII Veteran

He resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School. He served in the U.S. Army - 1st Army under General Bradley 27th Armored Division and was a Veteran of WW II. He had been a self-employed truck driver for 30 years and also worked at Airco Speer for 8 years.

He is survived by 1 daughter Martha C. (George) Wingard of St. Marys, 2 grandchildren: Brandon Wingard and Dana Wingard both of Pittsburgh, 1 step daughter Molly Griffin of Fishers, Indiana, 1 step son John Taylor of Erie, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Severence, John, Anthony, and Joseph Casolo, and 2 sisters: Mary Casolo Donato and Florence Casolo McDivitt.

A Memorial Mass for Michael P. Casolo will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Friday August 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM with Military Honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Leo Cemetery. There will be no visitation. 

 Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Elk County Humane Society. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.