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Plant Sale

Pollinator Plant Sale - Perennials Annuals, Vegetables, and Herbs. Saturday, May 28 from 9 am to 1 pm at Penn State Extension, 17129 Rt 6, Smethport, PA. Sponsored by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Jay Township, Sinnemahoning Dispatched To Report of Explosion & Fire

At 8:30 PM on Saturday, Jay Township & Sinnemahoning Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a report of an explosion & fire seen from the Elk viewing area at Benezette.

Coudersport Dispatched To Motorcycle/Deer Crash On Rt. 6 West

At 7:47 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire & Ambulance with Medic have been dispatched to Rt. 6 West near mile marker 174 for a motorcycle/deer crash with one person injured.

One person reported entangled in the guard rails. 
8:15 PM--Ambulance & Medic transporting to Wellsboro Hospital. 
8:39 PM--Coudersport Fire returning to quarters.

Bolivar, Richburg, Alma, Allentown & Shinglehouse Dispatched For Structure Fire In Little Genesee

At 3:30 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire Departments have been dispatched to a structure fire at 8118 Rt. 417 in the Town of Genesee.

Alma, Allentown & Shinglehouse dispatched & RECALLED.

Bolivar Chief reports fire is out. Thermal camera requested to scene.

Attention Firefighters: FEMA Announces Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

US Senator Pat Toomey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin accepting applications for the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8AM. The application period will close on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5PM.

These grants are available to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations, and State Fire Training Academies to assist in funding critically needed resources.

Eligible applicants should apply for AFG funding online via the e-Grants application at: For more information, applicants should review the FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Open Application Period Announcement.

Please note that applications cannot be submitted through my office, but I often provide letters of support to applicants once an application has been submitted

If you have any questions, please contact my Grants Coordinator Steve Meredith at (412) 803-3501.

Amateur Writers Group to Meet in Coudersport

Dennis J. Crandall, 64. of Warren, PA

Dennis Crandall

Dennis J. Crandall, 64. of Warren, PA, died peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday morning, September 22, 2018 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA.

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Eagle Report From Roulette

Saw this beautiful eagle on Railroad Avenue in Roulette on the way to work. Photos by Donna Copp.

Handsome Buck

Photo Shared by Kim Sickler

Scam Warning


Perhaps it would be advisable to let your readers know and be aware that there seems to be an increase in E-Mails stating that the individuals who receive them have made purchases at certain stores, (Walmart - Costco, et cetera), and if they did not make these purchases to click on a link.

I have received several in just the last two days and after checking with the web-pages for the appropriate stores that I do buy from and confirming that I did not I can only assume that these are attempts to get the receivers of these E-Mails to "Click" on the links for some scamming purpose.

Bob Boinski

Odin Woman Has A New Sports Blog

Madie Daisley of Odin has just started a sports blog and the link is below.

Austin VFD Gun Bash Tickets Now Available

Old Westfield Tannery Bites The Dust

Come join us at the Pleasant Street Fall Festival in Shinglehouse, PA today

Come join us at the Pleasant Street Fall Festival in Shinglehouse, PA today! The bird show starts at 1:00 p.m.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Snow Shoe Twp, Centre County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-09-18 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Snow Shoe Twp, Centre county. 78.91(a) - PLUGGING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Upon abandoning a well, the owner or operator failed to plug the well to stop the vertical flow of fluids or gas within the well bore under 25 Pa. Code §§ 78.92—78.98 or an approved alternate method.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Jklm Energy Llc in Eulalia Twp, Potter County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-09-21 to Jklm Energy Llc in Eulalia Twp, Potter county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-09-17 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site CORNWALL TURKEY UNIT 4H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-09-17 00:00:00 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC for site CORNWALL BEAR UNIT 1H in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cascade Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-09-17 00:00:00 to ARD OPERATING LLC for site MAC NORTH B-3H in Cascade Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cascade Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-09-17 00:00:00 to ARD OPERATING LLC for site MAC NORTH B-2H in Cascade Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Cascade Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-09-17 00:00:00 to ARD OPERATING LLC for site MAC NORTH B-1H in Cascade Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Oswayo

At 12:30 pm on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to Kibbeville Road for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Clarksville Reports Head On Crash on Rt. 305

Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc
15 hrs ·

Call #46

2 car MVA SR 305 & Barber Road. Clarksville Engine 2, Brush 4, All 3 chiefs, and fire police, also assisted by Clarksville and Portville Ambulances.

Belfast Dispatched To Vehicle Over Embankment On Rt. 19

At 11:34 AM on Saturday, Belfast Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 7358 State Route 19 for a vehicle over the embankment. Caller reporting one patient out of vehicle with no injuries.

Bradford Dispatched For Tree Down

At 10:53 AM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. dispatched for a tree down blocking the road near 30 Parkview Avenue.

Area's Best: West End Trailblazers Chicken BBQ Saturday in Roulette

My hometown, Coudersport, Pa.

Georgeanna DeCarlo

This song played on the radio on our trip home from Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo, NY last Friday. "My Hometown." As if I needed another reason to dissolve into tears. Every bit cleans the soul though and after all I'd been through, and even now - there's still much to release.

My hometown, Coudersport, Pa., that I was so eager to escape when I was 18. I had plans to become an airline stewardess. Even visited a school in Erie but luckily we couldn't afford it.
I ended up meeting the first love of my life and had my first son within a year. The relationships and endeavors that resulted from that brilliant meeting ended up shaping my entire life in a way that I wouldn't change an inch of.

My hometown. Fifty one years after I was born and so fortunate to be here yet.
Sure, we're finagling how we're going to manage our households, our community in this new age of revamping industry. Prioritizing welfare of people and environment will lead us into new sustainable direction. It's just going to take some time to get situated. Establishing a Rails to Trails program will work wonders... more on that later.

For now, I am happy to bask in the beauty that surrounds me. I am grateful to be in this community of extraordinary people. One by one we're hurdling over all the obstacles that kept us separated. We're returning to our primal essence of unconditional love that we were born with, the beauty we held before we "played the game" and adopted belief systems, prejudices that allowed us to gain perspectives.

Indigenous people honor natural law, Lakota saying Mitakuye Oyasin; translated to English means recognition that we are all relatives; every person, every speck of our environment on planet and off. Matching our motions respectful of next seven generations creates ripples mindful of long felt and far traveling repercussions. Sound, light, emotion riding a current to a matching inner/outer, upper/under frequency. Powerful stuff.

A neighbor called last night to see if we needed to borrow a car. Tears. Again. Just such an amazing outpouring of support that I am truly humbled and ever so grateful.

My hometown.

For those of you who don't know, I hit a deer and totaled my car a month ago - was looking for a car in Allentown when my kids were in a car accident. Three were okay, but one of the twins, six-years-old, suffered a basial skull fracture and complications. We're home now and he's recovering amazingly.

My oldest boys live in Wilmington, NC and evacuated to escape the hurricane. One home is okay, the other is visible now but still in the middle of a raging river.
Intervention of prayers and generosity, skill of our local first responders and those in Wilmington, NC, turned what could have even been more tragic situations into a plethora of miracles. Coudersport Elementary school is more than a teaching complex - it's an extraordinary family. Generosity of people at the school was incredible, and so appreciated.
In the midst of all this, the issue of selling our local memorial arboretum lingers. It's heartwarming to me to see how many people truly believe in honoring commitments and caring for neighbors as family.

During my stay at Oishei, I walked outside to talk on the phone so that Ayden couldn't hear my conversation. I kept my head down most of the time there, hurting so bad I couldn't make eye contact with people. While on the phone, I sat on a step and noticed for the first time a small plaque by a tree, then realized that the whole grounds around that building are surrounded by trees, shrubs, rose bushes, etc... dedicated to people.

Janet Perkowski founded the arboretum to give back to her hometown. Shock of losing her husband and with her children grown, her mother encouraged her to return to Coudersport. She worked at the Cancer Society and started the arboretum to create something beautiful and assist people who were grieving loss of loved ones, wanted to honor people by establishing living tributes. The white birch there is one of the trees dedicated to her husband, Cassimir Perkowski, and one of ones slated for removal.

My hometown. Filled with brilliant people who although some may be challenging with their opinions that differ from my own, inspire me to question what I value - instigate me to step up and defend what I love.

Bill Pekarski: Day 754, Living life on my terms.

Bill Pekarski

Day 754, Living life on my terms.

I know I talk about marching band a little too much, but it really is one of the proudest accomplishments in my life and most of my best friends that I have today are because of marching band. Since the activity is mostly based in the fall of the year, I put marching band up there with pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin pancakes at Sprague’s, autumn fest beers, and Potter County’s spectacular fall foliage as my favorite things about the season.

Now while Beth likes to see marching bands, especially if they have real majorettes, she unfortunately doesn’t share my level of affinity. Thus, I only get to listen to my old tapes and cd’s or watch you tube videos when she is not around.

Tonight I had to drive down to pick her up from work. While I am waiting for her I start watching the 1991 and 1992 IUP marching band complete shows on you tube. Even today, more than 25 years later, I can still remember the feeling of taking the field and performing those shows. For a moment, I am 20 years old again and I have a whole world of experiences ahead of me.

As I listened, I could hear my old friend, well he was an old friend to all of us in the band, Ross Brightwell announce for the band over the P.A. system. He was more passionate about the band than anyone else I ever knew. He volunteered his time to set up our tours each season and secure any extra funding we needed to be able to get us to our shows.

He booked us to play halftimes for professional football teams every year. We would perform at high school shows and competitions all around the state and beyond. He made sure that there was always a way to feed the band and we had a gym floor somewhere to sleep at night. I must say, we were fed pretty darn well too.

After my time at IUP, Ross and I continued to talk often as we became pretty good friends and really fairly close. In 1998, we even worked out a plan that brought the band that year to Coudersport to perform. It was, at the time, quite possibly one of my proudest moments ever.
I remember how amazed Ross was when he arrived in town a little earlier in the day and I showed him the venue where the band would play that night at CARP. It was October 6 and the fall foliage was really at a peak point. As we stood on the field at Carp and looked at the brilliant colored hillside, you would have thought the hill was on fire with all of the different shades of yellow, red, and orange.

Ever since that day, Ross said that was one of the most beautiful scenes he had ever witnessed. Later that night, when the band played Amazing Grace, you could hear the echo ringing down the valley. It was the perfect audio compliment to the visual scene we experienced earlier.
Sadly, we lost Ross in March of 2016. I can’t tell you how much I miss our conversations and his fellowship. We always said the IUP Marching Band was a family, and Ross was an important part of that family.

Then I started to think of some of the other band members from those years that are no longer with us; Jay Eggleston, Eric Woods, Bill Kellerman, Chris Cole, Andy Talarovich, and Eric Zetts were just a few of the names that came to mind. Unfortunately, I know there are more and I just can’t remember at this moment.

I like to think that each time the band performs; they are all there playing along or taking part in their own ways. We always referred to the IUP band as the legend and as we know, legends never die. As long as the band still plays, their memory lives on.

I am dedicating my progress today to Ross, Jay, Eric, Bill, Chris, Andy, and Eric, as well as any other lost members from all of the other years. Whenever I hear the band play Amazing Grace, or if I am listening to a recording, the goosebumps I feel are from the memory of all of you and the times that we shared. May all of you rest in peace.

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Opens September 29th in Ulysses

Cameron County Domestic Relations Section Seeking a Director

Residents of Galeton, Westfield, Ulysses, and Genesee Can Save Big $$ On Insurance; Call James Young To See How Much.

Online Auctions Featuring Vintage Coins and Arthur DuBois Estate Offered By Jelliff Auctions

Dedicated CDL Driver Needed In Bradford, PA

Check Out The Great Deals At Bokman of Wellsville

Huge Yard / Garage Sale in Roulette

Intermediate Unit #9 Has Positions Available

Great American Shootout Saturday At God's Adventure Camp In Roulette, PA

PSA Healthcare is Seeking RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, HHA’s and DCW’s

Morgan Advanced Materials Seeking General Machine Operators In Coudersport, PA

UPMC Cole Holding Open Interviews For Hospitality Services Associates

3 Day "Stan"niversary Sale At Coudersport Shop 'n Save on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Friday, September 21, 2018

Firefighters performing Multiple Water Rescues From Houses and Vehicles in Tioga County

There are multiple water rescues and evacuations due to flooding. Firefighters are assisting people trapped in their houses and in cars on the roadways. 

These incidents are in the northern Tioga County area. Ellison Road is closed due to water over the roadway. A person has been removed from a flooded vehicle there. Other locations are Rt. 49 near the school. Reiter Hill Road, Holden Brook Road and more.

Weather radar indicates about 2 inches of rain fallen in a short period of time. A water rescue has just been dispatched for a possible water rescue on the California Road where a vehicle is disabled in the water on the roadway. 

9:44 PM--Water rescue dispatched to 247 Rt. 86 in NY.



Kathleen Schnell is shown with three of her fused glass 
art pieces that will be in the club's Fall Show and Sale.
In celebration of the Wellsboro Art Club's 70th anniversary, club members are hosting their annual Fall Show and Sale at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro. The show is free and open to the public. There is no admission fee.

The show and sale will be open for eight days only beginning Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. on First Friday, Oct. 5. Gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30. The gallery is not open on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 2.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, a reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the main gallery. The reception is also free and open to the public.

Among the artwork that will be on display and for sale by members will be fused glass art pieces by Kathleen Schnell; hand-painted glass ball ornaments by Mary Wise; watercolor paintings by Connie Berberian; acrylic paintings by Letty Burd; wheel thrown pottery by Holly Hoover; watercolor paintings and a watercolor batik painting on rice paper by Suzan Richar; abstract acrylics on canvas and ink and watercolors on paper by Barbara Brace; needle felted critters by Emma Kotz; and Mandelas by Janet Gyekis.

These are just a few examples of the exciting artwork that will be showcased. Unique crafts and gifts will also be an important component of the show and sale.

The Wellsboro Art Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Gmeiner. A work group meets there every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is always welcome to attend.

For more information contact Club President Suzan Richar at 570-948-9001.


The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club has extended Skeet Shoots for members and non-members through the month of October. The shoots were originally slated to end on Sunday, Sept. 30.

From 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, skeet shoots will be at the club’s outdoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro.

The fee per round of 25 clays for members and non-members 18 years of age and older is $5 and for youth ages 12 to 17, $2. In addition, shooters who are 12 to 17 will be given up to two boxes of 12- or 20-gauge ammunition free to be used the day of a skeet shoot.

All shooters must provide their own shotguns and those 18 and older their own ammunition. Eye and ear protection are required.

For more information, contact Skeet Shoot Coordinator John Davis at or 570-439-1300.

PSP Coudersport investigating a possible Domestic Violence Incident

Wellsville man unhurt after car vs deer accident

No injuries for Wellsboro driver after crashing and driving away

Knoxville man charged after selling vehicles without a Dealer License

News from Harrisburg

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Friday, September 21, 2018
The latest news from the State Capitol 

Ending Taxpayer-Funded Vehicles

Members of the General Assembly have the option to use a taxpayer-funded vehicle for official business and personal use. Rep. Gabler has never taken advantage of this program because he believes he should use his own vehicle to go to and from work, just like all of you.

House Bill 482 would end this program that allows members of the General Assembly to receive a vehicle leased by the state. Rep. Gabler is a co-sponsor of the legislation, which is scheduled for a vote in the House next week. If enacted, it would require lawmakers to use their own vehicle while driving on official business and get reimbursed for mileage at rates set by the federal government.

State Funding Approved for Two Area Improvement Projects

Two improvement projects in the 75th Legislative District will benefit from more than $623,000 in state funding approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority this week.

DuBois received a $423,169 grant through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program to rehabilitate the gate and screen houses for its water system located in Union Township, Clearfield County.

St. Marys received a $200,000 grant through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program for Phase II development of a downtown walking park.

State Grants Available to Dairy Farmers

A $5 million grant program approved as part of the 2018-19 state budget is now accepting applications through the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program was established under Act 42 of 2018 to help dairy farmers overcome falling milk prices and other market challenges. The grants may be used for researching new technologies, products and best practices; marketing to new domestic and international markets; exploring new business opportunities to diversify their operation and revenue streams; transitioning to organic production methods; and incorporating or expanding value-added dairy production, such as cheese and yogurt products.

For more information about how to apply, click here.

Attention Hunters

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled a series of chronic wasting disease (CWD) informational events in areas where CWD has been detected and special rules are in place. One of the event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Brockway High School, 100 Alexander St. in Brockway.

New Webpage Dedicated to Unclaimed Military Medals

The Pennsylvania Treasury announced the launch of a new website that reunites military decorations with their rightful owners.

The new search function allows users to search their names, or the name of a loved one, to see if Treasury is holding a military decoration as unclaimed property. In addition, users can look through a photo gallery featuring some of the decorations that are in the unclaimed property vault, as well as medals that have been returned to their rightful owners. Military decorations are often reported to Treasury as contents held in a safe deposit box that has gone unclaimed or abandoned.

Since 2017, Treasury has returned 58 service decorations, some of which have been in Treasury’s custody for decades, including Purple Hearts, to their rightful owners. The department continues to search for the owners of over 500 unclaimed military awards.

Search for unclaimed military decorations here