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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched To Outside Fire

At 11:52 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Dept. dispatched to an outside fire near 653 County Road 33.

Ridgway Dispatched To Unknown Fire On Depot Street

At 11:44 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Department has been dispatched to the end of Depot Street for an outside fire.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 9:13 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to North Union Street for a patient with chest pains.

Corydon, Bradford Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash

At 8:00 PM on Saturday, Corydon & Bradford Township Fire Dept. with City Ambulance dispatched to a motorcycle accident with one patient in front of 2449 West Washington Street.

Roulette Ambulance To Fishing Creek Road

At 7:32 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Fishing Creek Road for a woman ill.

Lawrence Newton Grigsby, 80, of Clarence Drive, Coudersport, PA

Lawrence Newton Grigsby

Lawrence Newton Grigsby, 80, of Clarence Drive, Coudersport, PA, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.
Larry was born on January 18, 1938 in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Lawrence O. Grigsby and Helen (Voss) Van Geuns.

US Air Force Veteran
Larry served his country in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He worked for the former Texas International Air Lines, now part of Continental Air Lines from 1961 to 1978. He moved to Coudersport in 1978 and retired from Morgan Advanced Materials, Coudersport, after 25 years as a Lathe Operator. 

In the 1980’s, during his free time, Larry worked as a skate guard at the Magic Valley Skateland. He loved skating and was so smooth on wheels. In the 1990’s he also worked at Ski Denton in the repair shop. He also enjoyed downhill skiing at that time.

Larry was a very active member of the Cole Fitness Center and volunteered at the Blue Marble Co-Op Farm, Genesee. He loved working in his yard and also loved and looked after the wildlife and ‘little critters” that roamed his property. Larry also had been a long time supporter of the Teacher’s Pet Rescue, Coudersport.
Surviving are three children, Angela F. Howard of Coudersport; Larry E. and his wife Susan Grigsby of Olean, NY; and Trish L. Grigsby-Connell and her husband Dennis of Townsend, DE; five grandchildren, Gabrielle Howard, Eric Grigsby, Elizabeth Grigsby, Mark Grigsby and Michael Perise, a brother, Roger and his wife Rosalie Grigsby of Caton, NY; a sister, Jeanette and her husband Fred Svirbly of Gardners; and his former wife and close friend, Janice Freeman of Coudersport.

In keeping with Larry’s wishes there will be no viewing or service but family and friends are welcome to a visitation with family from 2- 4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm, Friday, September 21, 2018 for at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport.

Family suggest contributions in Larry's name be made to the Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA.

To share your fondest memories of Larry or to sign his guestbook, please visit

Great Weather For Today's Ulysses Fall Festival Celebration

Larry A. Ayers, 61, of Roulette, formerly of Coudersport, PA

Larry A. Ayers
“beloved father, grandfather, and brother”

Larry A. Ayers, 61, of Roulette, formerly of Coudersport, PA, passed away in his home on Friday, September 14, 2018, after a short illness.

Born on March 30, 1957 in Coudersport, he was a son of Randall B. and Iva I. Knowlton Ayers. On July 6, 1985 in Shinglehouse, he married Dorrie A. Bhe, who passed away on October 29, 2007.

He graduated from Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1976, in Shinglehouse. 
US Army Veteran

Larry enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves, serving from 1977 to 1980. From 1980 until 1983, he served active duty. He was employed for 36 years by Morgan AM (formerly Pure Carbon) in Coudersport, retiring on May 24, 2018 due to ill health.

Larry was an avid hunter. He loved playing golf and riding his motorcycle. He served as a coach for the Potter County Special Olympics.

Surviving are a son, Walter D. “Fred” (Roxanne) Miles, Jr. of Roulette; a daughter, Michele L. (Adelbert) Thompson of Port Allegany; two granddaughters, Natasha M. (Jeffrey) Birath of Port Allegany and Brittany M. (Travis Clark) Leyva of Milesburg; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty L. Nolan of Shinglehouse, Shirley A. (Clayton) Watson of Bradenton, Florida, and Delores M. (Michael) Broscious of Shinglehouse; four brothers, William B. (Paula) Ayers of Bolivar, N.Y., James F. Ayers of Shinglehouse, Raymond D. (Terry) Ayers of Summit, N.Y., and Gary W. (Laura) Ayers of Grand Haven, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Larry was predeceased by four brothers, Gene E. Ayers, Ronald J. Ayers, Charles L. Ayers, and Leland C. “Bacon” Ayers.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Bell Run Union Church, Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Chad Shaffer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ayers Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to Potter County Special Olympics, PO Box 255, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Larry’s family has entrusted his 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 Larry, please visit

St. Marys Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash On Bucktail Road

At 3:04 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash with possibly 3 injuries in the area of 1461 Bucktail Road. Report vehicle into back of trailer.

Lost Chihuahua at Burger King in Bradford, PA Has Been Found

On Saturday around 12:30p.m our little male Chihuahua jumped out of the window of our car while we were in Burger King. 

The Chihuahua has been found safe.

State Police warn of potential scams after "Hurricane Florence"

Burglars force open a door to gain entry, don't take anything

All parties uninjured when a Roulette man rear ends the car in front of him

Multi-Fire Departments Dispatched To Working House Fire On Rt. 59

Les Jordan photo on Discover Smethport
At 11:30 AM on Saturday, Multiple fire companies have been dispatched to a working house fire at 11243 Rt. 59. Homeowner reports everyone is out of the house.
Hilltop, Smethport, Rew, Lafayette & Norwich are some of the units dispatched. Heavy smoke is reported.



S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler (middle) is pictured with a check given to the library from five groups that call the Veterans Memorial “home”. 

Pictured (from left to right) Ed Vicic, representing the Sons of the Legion; Vicki Butler, representing the VFW Auxiliary; Mrs. Kisler; Britta Nichols, representing the Legion Auxiliary; and Jim Nichols, representing the Legion Post #258. 

The Sons of the Legion donated $1,000 for new computers; the VFW Auxiliary donated $1,000 for Senior Citizen Programs; the Legion Auxiliary donated $1,000 to teen programs; the American Legion Post #258 donated $1,000 to children summer programs and the VFW Post #6391 donated $1,000 for Veterans programs. The $5,000 in donations was presented Thursday night at the VMI.

Port Allegany, Ulysses Men Arrested By NYSP On I-86 For Felony Drug Charges

Ryan P. Johnston
Seth R. Sharp
Two Pennsylvania men arrested for felony drug charges

On September 13, 2018 Troopers from SP Olean arrested Seth R. Sharp, 26, of Ulysses, PA and Ryan P. Johnston, 26, of Port Allegany, PA for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Sharp was additionally charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs.

During an investigation of an apparently disabled vehicle on I-86 eastbound in the town of Cold Spring, Troopers observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle operated by Sharp in which Johnston was a passenger. Both also appeared to be under the influence of drugs. During a subsequent vehicle search, Troopers located a quantity of methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Sharp and Johnston were arrested and arraigned in Allegany Town Court. Sharp was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail without bail, and Johnston was remanded on $500 bail.

News from Potter County 4H

Fraternal Order of Police "1st Annual Sporting Clays Tournament Benefit Shoot"

Potter County Farmers' Market Art Contest Winners

Earlier this year the Potter County Farmers' Market held an art contest open to Potter County residents. The contest centered around the products sold at the Potter County Farmers' Market and the portrayal of the local event. A big "Thank You" goes out to Laura Mangan for directing the competition. Students from Northern Potter High School participated.

Congratulations to the following Northern Potter students for placing in the contest:

7th-9th grade:
1st Adric Howell
2nd Maura Hess

2nd Autumn Button

Students with Special Needs:
1st Miranda Snyder
2nd Dylan Mannix

Bradford, PA man arrested on outstanding warrant and drug possession

Tyler Yohe
On September 10th, 2018, Troopers out of NYSP Jamestown arrested Tyler Yohe, 29, of Bradford, PA, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

Yohe was pulled over on I-86 in Sherman for a traffic violation and a check of Yohe’s license revealed that he was wanted by the Erie County Sheriff Department. 

Yohe was taken into custody and while being searched, a suboxone strip was found in his possession. 

Yohe was processed for the drug possession at SP Jamestown, issued an appearance ticket and a traffic ticket both returnable to the town of Sherman Court, and turned over to Erie County Deputies.

Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Celebration in Coudersport


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will show the documentary “Break the Chain” as the first film in its On Screen/In Person series this year.
In the movie, two survivors of child sex and labor trafficking provide a harrowing look at how human trafficking hides in plain sight. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 21) in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall at Pitt-Bradford. Cost of the film is $5 for the public and free for all students.

Following the screening, filmmaker Laura E. Swanson will join a panel of local experts for a question-and-answer session.

The university received a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation for the series, which brings filmmakers to campus to talk about their films in order to increase accessibility and appreciation for film through direct audience engagement.

Swanson’s work is heavily rooted in building awareness for important, yet misrepresented, issues of social justice using a non-sensationalized and victim-centered artistic approach.

Before turning to film making, Swanson worked several years in a sexual and domestic violence crisis clinic helping survivors receive support and resources while also healing from her own experiences with rape and relationship violence. She attempted her first documentary film about sexual assault in 2014, appearing alongside 17 other survivors. This is her second feature-length documentary.

The film tells the story of Kwami and Debbie, who were enslaved and exploited as children for years in Michigan before anyone took notice. Also featured in the film are U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Bridgette Carr, a nationally recognized expert in human trafficking and the director of the University of Michigan Law Clinic; and Colleen Owens of the Urban Institute of Policy and Research in Washington, D.C.

A Q&A panel discussion will follow with Swanson, McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenberg-Shaffer, Heather Schultz-Piche of the Bradford YWCA Victim Resource Center, and Megan Inghram, an ambassador of Shared Hope International.

Pitt-Bradford received a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to bring the On Screen/In Person films and filmmakers to campus during the 2018-19 academic year. On Screen/In Person is a program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For a full listing of the films to be shown, visit


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Financial Aid staff will be offering free financial aid advice to college-bound students.

The financial aid high school night presentations begin in the next several weeks at Cameron County High School and will continue through the beginning of November 2018. The schedule is as follows:

5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 Cameron County High School

6 p.m. Oct. 3 Otto-Eldred High School Library

6 p.m. Oct. 3 Smethport Junior-Senior High School

6 p.m. Oct. 9 Oswayo Valley Junior-Senior High School

6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 Coudersport Area Junior-Senior High School

6:00 p.m. Oct. 25 Bradford Area High School

6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 Port Allegany High School

Information covered will include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, deadlines, and tips that will make completing the FAFSA easier. A counselor will also talk about the financial aid process and the different types of aid that are available to families and students. Finally, the counselor will talk about different situations that can affect aid, such as income, academic progress and whether or not a student is considered a dependent or independent student. There will be time for questions during or after the presentation.

On Nov. 6, the Financial Aid staff will offer a FAFSA completion night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pitt-Bradford Sport and Fitness Center computer lab room 158. A FAFSA completion event will also be offered in Warren from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Warren-Forrest Higher Ed Council at 589 Hospital Dr.

Those sessions will enable families to complete the FAFSA online with aid from the staff. Those interested should bring their 2017 Federal tax return with related W-2 forms. Families should also bring Federal Student Aid user names and passwords, if they have them, and investment statements for assets other than retirement accounts.

For more information you may contact, Deborah Woodley, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at (814)362-7550 or

Fundraisers for dog shot in legs are Sept. 15 in Lawrenceville, Sept. 21 in Tioga

 Fundraisers for an injured dog are on Sept. 15 in Lawrenceville, Pa., and Sept. 21 in Tioga, Pa.
Buster, a four-year-old mixed breed male, went missing from his home in Lindley, New York, near the Pennsylvania border on Sept 2. A few days later, Buster was found after he crawled into his owners’ field. He had been shot twice on the inside of both back legs. 

Buster’s owner, Jill Hall, posted on Facebook after he was found, “Buster has been found! He’s in rough shape. He was shot twice on the inside of each leg and left to die! He cannot come home until further notice.”

Since then, Buster spent one night at home, but has remained under veterinary care. On Sept. 9, he was taken to Cornell University Hospital for Animals, where he underwent surgery to further clean his wounds.

Hall posted to Facebook after the surgery, “Buster came through surgery well. A large piece of bullet was retrieved from his left thigh. Vacuum assisted wound machines have been attached to both wounds and ideally will be in place for three days. His surgeon says he’s the star of ICU stealing cuddles from all the students. No more surgeries in the near future are expected if everything stays on track. It’s all supportive care from here on trying to keep infection at bay.”
Buster is well-known in the community, as he accompanies Hall to work at the Lawrenceville Borough office, and helps read to kids at the Bostwick-Perry Memorial Library in Lawrenceville.

To assist Buster’s family with his growing medical expenses, two fundraisers are planned:
• “Team Buster Bustin’ Bootie For Buster” is on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. as part of Lawrenceville Days at the Cinderella Softball Field in Lawrenceville. Gift baskets will be raffled, and baked goods, craft items, and “Bustin for Buster” T-shirts will be sold. Anyone wishing to donate items to raffle or sell, contact Darcy Leach or Deb McCullen through private messenger on Facebook. 

• A second fundraiser will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at Hall’s Homes and Lumber on Route 287, Tioga. Baked goods and T-shirts will be for sale starting at 9 a.m. until items are sold out.
Order forms will be available at both events for additional shirts. Event organizers thank Moose Enterprise/Moose Signs of Troy for their dedication and quick turnaround of the shirts.
Further donations can be sent to Wellsboro Small Animal Hospital at 12043 Route 287, Middlebury Center, PA 16935, or by calling 570-376-2800. Mention the donation is for Buster Brown, owned by Jill and Brian Hall. 

Donations can also be sent via PayPal to

A community member is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of the party responsible for shooting Buster. Anyone with information is asked to call the Steuben County, New York, sheriff at 607-622-3911.


Pharm D Solutions, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Sterile Compounded Drugs Due to A Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance

Pharm D Solutions, LLC is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products within expiry to the clinic, physician or consumer level. These drug products are being voluntarily recalled due to concerns that practices at the pharmacy have the potential to pose a risk of contamination to products that are intended to be sterile. These concerns arose following a routine inspection of the pharmacy by FDA.

Administration of a non-sterile product that is intended to be sterile by subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous or ocular routes of administration may result in serious injury or death. The pharmacy has not received any reports of patient complaints or adverse events related to this recall. To date, Pharm D Solutions, LLC is not aware of any adverse events related to this recall. Nor is there any indication that the compounded sterile drug products being recalled are actually contaminated. Read more...

Roulette Firefighters Chicken BBQ Today Starting At 11 AM

Potter County Housing Authority Seeking Bids For Snow Removal

Donate Blood on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Coudersport Area Recreational Park

The Community Blood Bank, is honored to partner local veterans service organizations on  Saturday, september 15, 2018 from 10 AM  to 2 PM at Coudersport Area Recreational Park in conjunction with the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

The blood drive will be held on our mobile unit located near the entrance of CARP.  All area blood donors are invited to give blood at this event. New donors are encouraged to stop in, as well.  

Donors will be provided the opportunity to send a postcard to a veteran to let them know they donated in their honor.

Clarion University First Step Seminars

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: This monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan.  Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research tools and what to expect in financing your business.  See below for dates, times and locations.

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: DuBois: 9/15/2018

Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites
2219 Bee Line Highway
DuBois PA 15801-6319
Class Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presented By: Clarion University SBDC Consultant
Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Smethport: 10/12/2018

Location: McKean County Housing Authority
415 W Main Street
Smethport PA 16749
Class Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presented By: Clarion University SBDC Consultant
Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Clarion: 10/13/2018

Location: Clarion University Barnes Center
330 North Point Drive
Clarion, PA 16214
Class Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presented By: Clarion University SBDC Consultant
Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

Potter County Conservation District holding a "Rain Barrel Workshop" on Saturday, September 22

Open Interviews Monday, Sept. 17th For Multiple Openings At Empereon/Constar in Coudersport, PA

Morgan Advanced Materials Seeking General Machine Operators In Coudersport, PA

Keating Summit United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner Benefit Saturday For Church Repairs

Sweden Valley Manor is looking for vendors for Holiday Bazaar being held in November.

UPMC Cole Holding Open Interviews For Hospitality Services Associates

On Site Public Auction By Burkhouse on Saturday, Sept. 15 in Wilcox, PA

2018 Summer Madness Sale at Select Shop n' Save and Save-a-Lot Stores

Estate Sale September 15-16 in St. Marys, PA

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Crash On Ceres Road

At 12:15 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire & EMS dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Ceres Road at Horse Run Road with possibly 2 injuries.

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Nutrition Services Supervisor

Open Interviews Tuesday, Sept. 18th For Multiple Positions At Shop 'n Save in Coudersport, PA

UPMC Cole Seeking Candidates For Maintenance Mechanic I

Public Meeting September 17, 2018 To Open And Read Clara Township Road Bids

Barnett Farms Seeking Seasonal Laborers To Help Harvest Potatoes