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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Salamanca, Bradford Dispatched To Arpartment House Fire In City of Salamanca

At 10:20 PM on Saturday, Salamanca Fire Department has been dispatched to a report of an apartment house fire at 28 Chestnut Street.
10:25 PM--Bradford City dispatched with Tower 1 and RIT Team for mutual aid assistance.

10:45 PM--Fire is under control.

Ginger Lee Williams, 71, of Cyclone, PA

Ginger Lee Williams

Ginger Lee Williams, 71, of Cyclone, PA, passed away Friday (August 31, 2018) in the UPMC-Kane Hospital.

She was born Dec. 15, 1946 in Bradford, a daughter of Raymond L. and Phyllis E. Price Meeks. On Nov. 30, 1968, in Rixford, PA, she married Norman Russell Williams, who survives.

Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Bradford High School class of 1965.

She worked at the Kennedy Street Café and for Case Cutlery over the years. She ultimately worked at Kmart before retiring.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:

two daughters: Jenny (Lenny Beane) Carpenter of Rew and Amanda (Sean) Stonemetz of Cyclone

five grandchildren: Brandi Williams, Russell (Jessica) Carpenter, Dustin Carpenter, Sydney Stonemetz and Noah Williams

three great grandchildren: Maddox Gelbhaar, Dalton Bunce and Harper Carpenter

one brother: Leroy (Judy) Meeks of Penn Yan, NY

one sister: Lynnette Clouser of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Norman L. Williams, and one brother, Gerald R. Meeks.

A celebration of life memorial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the Norwich Twp. Fire Hall in Crosby, PA, from 1-4 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 44

At 4:30 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to meet a pickup truck coming to Coudersport on Route 44 from the Cherry Springs area with a person with heart problems.

Austin UTV dispatched to assist in a land rescue in Emporium

At 3:32 pm on Saturday, Austin Dept. 44 has been dispatched to assist Emporium with a land rescue. They are requesting a UTV to reach a patient hiking on the Quehanna Trail System near Mix Run Rd. with an unknown medical emergency.

CRCF to lead second annual giving day, Cattaraugus Gives, this year

Cattaraugus Gives, the successful 24-hour fundraising challenge led by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will return this year on November 27, with the hopes of making an even greater impact in 2018.
In 2017, 40 nonprofit organizations together raised nearly $29,000 to benefit programs and projects in Cattaraugus County during Cattaraugus Gives. CRCF also offered $5,200 in monetary incentives to participating organizations for a total impact of more than $33,000 in the region.

“We were really proud of the Cattaraugus Gives program’s success last year,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “We want to continue to grow the number of participating organizations and dollars raised to continue supporting the nonprofits that provide such essential programs in our region every day.”

The Cattaraugus Gives program again will be part of the highly successful #NYGIVESDAY which will provide the online platform. Local participation is open to any 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in Cattaraugus County.

Organizations can register today at

Organizations that would like to participate in Cattaraugus Gives are asked to call Kirk Windus, CRCF communications and fund development coordinator, at 716-301-2723 to learn more and register for the chance to earn monetary incentives as well.

CRCF will again be offering up to $5,000 in prize money to participating organizations, said Buchheit.

“We saw the participating nonprofits have a lot of fun engaging in friendly competition last year,” Buchheit said. “It was exciting to see the way those prizes added to what organizations raised during the day. I believe it really helped make a difference.”

CRCF is again offering free workshops to organizations interested in participating in Cattaraugus Gives to help them get the most out of their giving day campaigns.

The first workshop will be held after CRCF’s Nonprofit Networking Day at St. Bonaventure University on October 17. Organizations are encouraged to register for the workshop at

Organizations that wish to attend only the Cattaraugus Gives workshop at NND may contact Windus by email at or by phone at 716-301-2723.

The success of one participating organization last year summed up the spirit of Cattaraugus Gives for Buchheit.

“One of the groups participating last year stressed to us before the day that they have to be so dedicated to their mission that time for fundraising is hard to find,” she said. “However, they worked very hard on their campaign and ended up raising over $3,000 and then won an additional prize.

“We are continuing with Cattaraugus Gives again this year because we want to see more of those stories, and we want to encourage the community to continue its support of these organizations,” Buchheit said.

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).

HG's "The Velocity of Autumn" Performances are on Sept. 14, 15, 16, 21 & 22

Alexandra (Pat Balon) demonstrates to son, Chris (Herb Johnson) her readiness to light one of her homemade Molotov cocktails.
In "The Velocity of Autumn,” Hamilton-Gibson’s upcoming comedy-drama, Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist who is healthy and quick-witted, is in a showdown with her three grown children about where she is going to live.

Alexandra wants to stay where she is. Her children don't want her to continue living in her Brooklyn brownstone because she is growing older and is alone. In response, she has barricaded herself in her apartment with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to take out her whole block.

Her estranged son Chris returns after 20 years, crawls through Alexandra’s second-floor window and becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. No sooner does he utter the words “Hi, Mom” than the emotional bombs start detonating.

Playing Alexandra is Pat Balon. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Balon moved to Elkland, earned her degree in education at Mansfield University and began teaching German in the Northern Tioga School District in 1975. She moved into elementary education shortly thereafter and retired in 2011. In the winter of 2012, she made her first appearance on stage in the Elmira Little Theatre’s production of "Dearly Departed,” followed by "Anything Goes" and "Hallelujah Girls." In Corning, she was in the Center Stage Community Theatre’s "Christmas Belles" and in 2017 was in HG’s "Wedding Belles.” In her spare time she enjoys gardening and crochets pillows for children preparing for surgery at Corning Hospital.

“Nearly everyone can identify with the issues raised in this warmhearted comedy, either from the perspective of the aging parent or the loving children,” said Balon.

"I admire Alexandra's feistiness and her willingness to stand up for her independence, against all odds, including the well-meaning but misguided intentions of her grown children,” Balon said. “I lived with an independent and strong woman - my mother - and can readily identify with the situation in this play."

Herb Johnson of Wellsboro plays Chris. Originally from the Renovo area, Johnson spent a number of years in Florida as a businessman. Shortly after his re-entry to the Pennsylvania Wilds, he was cast as Mayor Shinn in HG's “The Music Man” in 2010. Since then he has appeared on stage in a number of HG productions including the popular "Second Samuel," as Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family," "Unbeatable," "All Shook Up," "Spamalot," and nearly every production so far this year.

Johnson’s parents are both healthy and vibrant but he knows that the almost universal dilemma addressed in "The Velocity of Autumn" is one that he may face in the future.

This play is described as a wickedly funny and wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 14 and 15 and Sept. 21 and 22 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. The show is sponsored in part by Citizens and Northern Bank.

Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. There is a $60 FlexPass for adults. For tickets, call 570-724-2079, email or visit

“Our Town Coudersport”

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Charles Cole Closings in observance of the Labor Day Holiday

Coudersport ambulance dispatched for a fallen woman

At 1:45 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mapleview Lane for a woman fallen.

PennDOT’s Shared Ride Scheduling Software Program Named Finalist in America’s Transportation Awards

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was recognized in the America’s Transportation Awards competition for its project installing standardized technology at 42 shared-ride transit providers statewide that improved efficiency and service for the Pennsylvanians who use the door-to-door service in the 65 covered counties.

The statewide Demand-Response Transit Scheduling Software program was named as one of the Top 12 projects nationwide competing for the grand prize and the Socrata People’s Choice award.

Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Socrata, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the 11th annual America’s Transportation Awards competition recognizes transportation projects in three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development, Best Use of Technology and Innovation, and Operations Excellence.

“We are honored to be named a finalist for our program to improve shared ride services in Pennsylvania,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “This system helps deliver these important services in a more efficient and effective way for people who need rides for important daily functions.”

The service scheduling and dispatch software, called Ecolane, helps providers improve on-time performance, collect data, and maximize the number of trips provided. In 22 counties, the public can view available travel options as well as reserve or cancel shared-ride trips at

Shared-ride service provides on-demand community transportation service and is available in all 67 counties. The Ecolane software is in use in all counties except Philadelphia and Allegheny, where the shared-ride service providers have their own software in use.

The Grand Prize will be determined by an independent panel of transportation industry experts. The Socrata People's Choice Award will be selected through online voting by the general public. Online votes will be weighted to each state's population, allowing for greater competition between states with larger and smaller populations. The winners will be announced at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Online voting began Thursday, Aug. 30, and continues through 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Saturday, Sept. 22. Vote for the Pennsylvania project at this link:

"To Fill A Backpack" is hosting A Free Family Picnic, Public Welcome

PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing on Public, Private Sports

WHAT: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), chairman of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Legislative Oversight Committee, will hold a public hearing on separate championships, boundary and non-boundary schools, and classification of sports.

WHO: DiGirolamo and other committee members, including Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland) and Robert F. Matzie (D-Beaver) and Sens. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) and Jay Costa (D-Allegheny). Those offering testimony will be representatives from the PIAA; school district superintendents, William Hall of Millcreek Township, Leonard Rich of Laurel and Stuart Albaugh of Harmony Area; and Mike Bariski, athletic director, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.

WHERE: PNC Champions Club, Fourth Floor, Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., Pittsburgh.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Juvenile male taken into custody after fleeing from officers

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Alliance Petroleum Corp in Center Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-08-30 to Alliance Petroleum Corp in Center Twp, Indiana 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..
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Port Allegany Dispatched For Disabled Tractor Trailer on Rt. 6 West

At 11:55 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to Route 6 west on the first hill for traffic control for a disabled tractor-trailer.

Erin L. McKeone, 50, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA

Erin L. McKeone

Erin L. McKeone, 50, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Born on August 29, 1968 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Dr. Robert E. and Marilyn J. Jackson Wagner. On February 22, 1992, she married Sean P. McKeone, her high school sweetheart, who survives.

Erin was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1986. For two years, she attended Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., attaining a 4.0 grade point average. She spent the summer of 1988 on a mission trip to China.

Erin was a devoted and loving wife, mother, teacher, daughter, and friend who always put her family first. Each of her children was homeschooled by Erin. 

She was an active member of God’s Country Ministry (Coudersport Free Methodist Church), in Sweden Valley. She served on the lead team, Bible Study group, and was a member of the Soul Care group, where, despite her illness, she was still active. 

Erin recently organized, with the help of her family and friends, a dinner and service for Rev. Vilmer Paul, visiting from Haiti, to aid in building Christian schools for the children there. She had a special burden and vision for the people of that country.

Her faith never wavered. Through her illness, she chose to put her faith in God. Erin was very active in several homeschool co-ops, and was a substitute teacher for special needs IU9 students.

For over a year, Erin regularly shared a blog about her life on her own website, “To Fathom the Depths” where she shared her spiritual journey.

Surviving in addition to her husband and her parents of Coudersport are five children, Meredith B. (Joel) Hannon of Marlborough, N.H., Tanner J. McKeone, Ethan S. McKeone, Troy P. McKeone, and Evan B. McKeone, all at home; a granddaughter, River Grace Hannon; two brothers, Scott D. (Kathy) Wagner and Eric V. Wagner, both of Coudersport; a sister, Heather D. Keating of Coudersport; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of Erin’s life will be held at God’s Country Ministry (Coudersport Free Methodist Church), 1237 East 2nd St., Coudersport, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at noon with Pastor Peter J. Tremblay, officiating.

Erin’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Erin, please visit

Erin’s wishes were that memorials be sent to God’s Country Ministries, 608 S. East St. Coudersport Pa, 16915, in support of the Heavenly Brightness schools in Haiti.

Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sale is Today

Chicken BBQ At Coudersport Fire Hall Saturday

Shop n' Save RIB FEST on Thursday, September 6th in Port Allegany

Storewide Sale. Up To 80% Off at Eleni Interiors In Olean, NY

Last Weekend To See The Famous Coudersport Ice Mine in 2018

Country Moving Auction September 8th in Franklinville, NY by Carter Auctions

REV Hoopes Seeking Class A & B CDL Water Haulers; $20. Hr. With Health Insurance & 401K

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

Friday, August 31, 2018

Bradford Township Garage Fire Destroys House Too

Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department
34 mins · Click link above for more photos.

Yesterday at 1614 Bradford Township was dispatched to the 1000 block of West Washington St for a reported working garage fire. 

Moments after the initial dispatch McKean County Dept of Emergency Services advised Chief-15 (D. Burkhouse) that they were receiving multiple 911 calls on this, and that the house was now involved. 

At that point Chief-15 requested Corydon Township for their tanker to assist at the scene, as well as Lewis Run and Derrick City to standby at their stations for possible assistance. Engines 151, 155 and 153 all responded within four minutes. Once on scene, at the direction of Chief 15-10 (B. Eliason) the crews from Bradford Township and Corydon Township went to work protecting a neighboring home, initializing a defensive attack on the well-involved garage structure, and performing a strong offensive attack inside of the home that was partially involved. 

After roughly 10 minutes into the attack, due to hot temperatures and the need for additional manpower, Chief 15 requested an Engine from Corydon Township, two engines from Derrick city, and an ambulance with two firefighters on board, from the City of Bradford, for a RIT Standby.

Stats for this incident:
Bradford Township - Engines 151, 155, 153, and 20 firefighters
Corydon Township - Tanker 192, Engine 191, and 9 firefighters
Derrick City - Engines 112, 113, and 9 firefighters
Bradford City - Ambulance 1, and 2 firefighters
Lewis Run - Standby at their station
Bradford Township Police

No injuries reported

Dispatch time - 1614
All units clear - 1936

Fire was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and determined to be accidental.

A big thanks to all mutual aid departments and the 911 center for your assistance!

Kane Dispatched For Crash In Sheffield With 5 Patients

At 9:58 PM on Friday, Kane has been dispatched to Rt. 6 in front of the Sheffield High School for a motor vehicle crash with 5 patients.

Liberty, Blossburg, Cogan House Dispatched To Wildfire

At 9:36 PM on Friday, Liberty, Blossburg & Cogan House Substation have been dispatched to a wildfire at 1941 Steam Valley Road.

Roulette Ambulance Stand by For Port Allegany

At 8:50 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been asked to stand by at their station for Port Allegany.

Important Automation Certificate offered at Penn State DuBois

Penn State DuBois, in conjunction with Penn State Berks, is pleased to bring to the region an exciting certificate program in the field of automation. Process Instrumentation and Control is geared for individuals looking to enter or move up within the field of automation. This three-course certificate program will also help attendees better manage employees working in this field of technology.

These courses may be taken online from a home or work computer or arrangements can be made locally for a classroom to be set up either in St. Marys or DuBois if a number of students would prefer to take the class as a group. The class meets Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m., starting on October 10.

An informational webinar will be held at noon on Sept. 11 for those wanting to learn more about the program. A course outline and additional information can be provided for those wishing to see the different components of the three courses by contacting John Brennan at

This is a unique online program at Penn State DuBois and will be offered in three modules. The first course title, ENGR 5131: Sensors and Symbology, will begin during the Fall 2018 Semester on October 10, 2018. The subsequent courses, ENGR 5132: Control Functions (Spring 2019 – March 20, 2019) and ENGR 5133: Installation and Engineering Functions (Summer 2019 – June 19), must all be completed and an average grade of “C” (70%) or better must be achieved to receive the certificate and 15 continuing education units.

The cost of the individual classes would be $995 each, but those wishing to receive the certificate should register for all three classes at the same time in order to receive a discount. The cost for those registering for all three classes in advance is $2,785. Please contact the Penn State Berks Continuing Education Department in advance at 610-396-6221, to receive the discount.

A complete class schedule, instructor information and course outline can also be viewed on the Penn State Berks web site at

Penn State DuBois Fall 2018 Cultural and Performing Arts Series


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Alumni Association will honor alumna Karen Costello-Pecht ’11 and Dr. K. James Evans, former vice president and dean of student affairs, during its Alumni and Family Weekend Sept. 28-30.

Pecht will accept PBAA’s Denny Lowery Distinguished Volunteer Award, while Evans will receive the alumni association’s Teaching Excellence Award.

Both will be recognized at the PBAA Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The cost is $25 for adults, $12 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. For a reservation, visit or call 814-362-5091.

Pecht has served the last two years as president of the PBAA and has served on the association’s board since graduating with a Bachelor of Science in business management in 2011.

George Repchick ’82, who preceded her as PBAA president, nominated her.

“It’s easy to write a check and get recognized, but those individuals who give of their time are truly the pure definition of a volunteer,” he said, pointing to Pecht’s work as president to integrate Alumni and Family Weekend activities more into the larger Bradford Community.

“She has not only volunteered her time, but she has done it in a way that displays responsibility and commitment.”

John Foerstner ’79 seconded Repchick’s nomination. “Karen has long exemplified a level of commitment to the university that serves as a model for others,” he said “She clearly recognizes the impact of Pitt-Bradford on her life and has been an exceptional example of giving back to the institution and the community.”

In addition to her work with the alumni association, Pecht has served as an active board member of both the United Way of the Bradford Area and the Bradford Family YMCA since 2013.

She works at Control Chief Corp. in Bradford, where she handles human relations and web-based marketing. Recent recipients of the Lowery Distinguished Volunteer Award include Terri Smith-Leven ’69-’71, Fred Proper ’89, and Chris Luke ’94.

Evans retired this summer after 42 years of service at Pitt-Bradford. Yara Elbeshbishi ’15 nominated him for the Teaching Excellence Award.

“Year after year, student after student, Dean Evans took the time to get to know students and empower them,” she said. “His success connecting with students on such a remarkable level is due to his nurturing and teaching nature. His support and guidance through the years have left a mark on my education, career and life.”

Recent recipients of the teaching award are Tim Ziaukas, retired professor of public relations; Ernie Kallenbach, assistant professor of accounting; and Dr. Jean Truman, associate professor of nursing.

News from Harrisburg- Outreach Hours, Veterans Assistance Sessions Set for September

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Friday, August 31, 2018 The latest news from the State Capitol

Outreach Hours Set for Sept. 6

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will hold outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Sept. 6:
  • Emporium Borough Office9-10 a.m.
  • Port Allegany Borough Office11 a.m. to noon.
Services available include assistance with any state-related issues or concerns, driver license and vehicle registration applications, and applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug assistance programs.

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at or my Facebook page at for the latest news from state government.

Reminder: Veterans Assistance Available

Veterans service officers will be available at my offices in Coudersport and Bradford next month to assist veterans and their family members with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. The schedule is as follows:
  • Coudersport: Thursday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Coudersport office is located at 107 S. Main St. Please call 814-274-9769 to schedule an appointment with Dan Falls.
  • Bradford: Monday, Sept. 10, from 1-4 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment with Melissa Davis.
Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to take advantage of the services. Service hours in the Kane office are canceled for September due to the Labor Day holiday.

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PennDOT Making Plans to Roll Out REAL ID
Starting Sept. 4, eligible Pennsylvania residents who wish to obtain a REAL ID may begin the pre-verification process. Customers who received their first license before September 2003 and want to obtain a real ID will need to bring the required documents to a Driver License Center so they can be verified in person. (Residents who received their first license after September 2003 have been able to pre-verify since March.) Those documents include:
  • Proof of identity (original or certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal or valid U.S. Passport). Please contact my office if you need one. Processing times can take several months.
  • Unlaminated Social Security card.
  • Proof of all legal name changes (marriage certificate or court order).
  • Two proofs of current, physical Pennsylvania address (current, unexpired PA license or ID and a no more than 90-day-old bank statement or utility bill with the same name and address). 
PennDOT staff will scan the documents to the customer’s record, and when REAL IDs are available in March 2019, the customer can opt into the REAL ID program online, and their REAL ID product will be sent through the mail.
To obtain a REAL ID, customers will pay a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee (current renewal fee is $30.50 for a four-year non-commercial driver’s license or a photo ID). The expiration date of their initial REAL ID product will include any time remaining on their existing non-REAL ID product, plus an additional four years, unless the customer is over age 65 and has a two-year license.  
This expiration date structure means that the customer won’t “lose” time for which they’ve already paid. After the initial REAL ID product expires, the customer will pay no additional fee, beyond regular renewal fees, to renew a REAL ID product. 
When REAL IDs are available, customers will have three options for obtaining a REAL ID product: pre-verified customers may order their REAL ID online; they can visit a PennDOT Driver License Center, have their documents verified and scanned, pay the one-time fee, and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within seven to 10 days; or they can visit one of up to 13 REAL ID Centers and receive their REAL ID product over-the-counter at the time of service.  
PennDOT is in the process of retrofitting six of its existing driver’s license centers to allow for over-the-counter issuance of REAL ID (Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, Rockview in Centre County, Erie, Altoona and South 70th Street in Philadelphia) and adding five new locations in the following regions: Pittsburgh, King of Prussia, Allentown, Harrisburg and Lancaster. 
REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents. A federally accepted form of identification must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building on and after Oct. 1, 2020. There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID and PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.

More information about REAL ID in Pennsylvania, including frequently asked questions and information on documents required for REAL ID, can be found at

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Senior Expos, Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar

You won’t want to miss these upcoming events!

Kane Senior Citizens Expo
Friday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St., Kane

Potter County Senior Citizens Expo
Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Roulette Fire Hall, 12 River St., Roulette

Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar
Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m.
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, 5660 Route 6 West, Galeton
Space is limited! Register in advance by calling the Coudersport office at 814-274-9769 or click here to sign up online.   

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Traveling Over Labor Day? Check Traffic Conditions on

Travelers can log onto to check current traffic impacts from construction, traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.

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. Travelers are always reminded to buckle up, put their phones away and stay sober when behind the wheel.

PennDOT Driver License Centers Closed for Holiday Weekend

All driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,


Students playing a game to win Pitt-Bradford items during the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s annual Founders’ Day celebration.
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Bromeley Quadrangle.
The public is welcome to enjoy a free lunch of hot dogs, potato chips and cupcakes and meet Dr. Larry Feick, interim president, and Dr. Scott Kane, the university’s new vice president and dean of student affairs.

There will also be music, a photo booth and Pitt-Bradford prizes for the first 350 guests to try their luck at the Pitt-Bradford lollipop tree. In the event of rain, the celebration will be held in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

The Founders’ Day celebration began as part of the university’s 50th anniversary in 2013 and has continued yearly on the anniversary of the campus’s opening on Sept. 3, 1963.

Pitt-Bradford was founded with intense community support as a two-year regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh housed in downtown Bradford and at Hamsher House at Bradford Hospital.

In 1967, the Witco-Kendall Corp. donated the site of the former Harri Emery Airport for the current campus along the Tunungwant Creek in Bradford Township.

Pitt-Bradford became a four-year institution in 1979 and now has more than 40 majors and 50 minors. The campus has been recognized by several national organizations, including, most recently, Washington Monthly Magazine, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction.

Found Wallet Results In Charges For Owner

Brandon Lahnschofield
On August 30th, 2018 City of Bradford Police were contacted by Foster Township Police about a wallet that was turned in at their station that was found in the city. 

The wallet contained a photo identification card belonging to a Brandon Lahnschofield out of New York State. When officers ran the information from the identification card it showed that Lahnschofield had an active warrant out of Crawford County, PA. 

Officers had seen Lahnschofield earlier in the shift and recognized him from his photo on the identification card. Lahnschofield was located outside at 24 North Street in the City of Bradford. Officers made contact with Lahnschofield who identified himself to officers as Brandon Schultz. 

Officers were able to confirm Lahnschofield's identity and he was subsequently arrested for his warrant and false I.D. to law enforcement.

Arrest Date:
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Case Number:

(1) count False I.D. To Law Enforcement (M-3)

City of Bradford Police Department

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 now has a new UTV in service

It is with great pleasure that the 46 House announces our new UTV is now in service and ready to serve our communities. Patrol 46-14 was obtained through a State Grant award earlier this year. It is outfitted with a KIMTEK – Firelite Pacer FP-201 Skid unit that has a 70 gallon water tank, 5.5 hp pump, 20’ of 2” suction, 125’ of 1.5” attack line, quick disconnect system, Indian Tank fill system, and ems/rescue area. Patrol 46-14 is on a 2018 Polaris Ranger XP 900 base. Station 46 would like to thank Southern Tier Polaris, Auxiliary Member Stacey Kinney (donating and installing the graphics), Truck-Lite, and as always John Sly (Grant writer) for making this unit possible.


Justin W. Fillhart
Chief 46

PSP Kane looking for info on a hit and run on route 446

Salamanca Dispatched To House Fire With Entrapment

At 8:01 PM on Friday, Salamanca Fire Department has been dispatched to a house fire at 3295 State Park Avenue. A female is entrapped in the house. House is reported to be fully engulfed in fire.
Killbuck tanker dispatched to scene. 
8:23 PM--Olean 10 Medic dispatched for female patient.