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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Rew Dispatched To One car Accident On Route 46

At 11:02 PM on Saturday, Rew Fire Department & Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident near 2575 Route 46. Driver is confined.

Police, Ambulance Dispatched For Domestic Violence In St. Marys

At 10:30 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Police & Ambulance were dispatched to Lewis Street to assist a 31 year old male who was struck with a shovel in a domestic incident.


FIRST News Now
2 hrs ·

FNN Article © 2018. Images provided by Shawn Carey © 2018..

BLOSSBURG, PA - Around 11:40AM on Friday, 23, 2018, Blossburg fire units and an ambulance were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident in Blossburg.

According to Blossburg Fire Chief Shawn Carey, the red SUV did not stop at the intersection and was t-boned by the gray SUV. The impact was hard the red SUV ended up on its roof.

The roadway was blocked by crash for a short period of time. The vehicles were removed from the crash scene around 12:30PM.

No injuries were reported in this accident.

Big Elm Fire Dept. Dispatched For Traffic Control On Rt. 549

At 10:08 PM on Saturday, Big Elm Fire Department has been dispatched to Rt. 549 for traffic control at a motor vehicle crash.

Wellsville Fire Dept. Dispatched To Structure Fire At Jones Memorial Hospital

At 9:27 PM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Jones Memorial Hospital for multiple fire alarms going off.
9:45 PM--Fire Dept. & Ambulance respond to Jones Memorial for smoke in the basement. 
10:02 PM--Fire confined to overheated motor on hydraulic pump is out. Turned over to maintenance department.

Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Strreet

At 9:18 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the 100 block of East Second Street at the Potter County Jail for a patient with chest pain.

Batman Is Loose In Smethport

Shinglehouse Small Town Christmas Parade Goes Off On Schedule

Once again, the Small Town Christmas Parade was a success. Thanks to all who helped plan and to those who participated. Here is the first set of photos!

Wellsboro Dispatched For Vehicle Over Embankment With Child In Car

At 8:27 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to the area of 1471 Shumway Hill Road for victims of an automobile accident. Caller reports vehicle is over an embankment in the woods. He was able to get out and climb back to the roadway. A young child is still in the vehicle.

Michael W. Stoddard, 65, of Duke Center, formerly of Bradford, PA

Michael W. Stoddard

Michael W. Stoddard, 65, of Duke Center, formerly of Bradford, PA, died Friday November 23, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Ridgway No Match for Wilmington

Rev. Randall Walter Headley, 70, of Port Allegany, PA

Rev. Randall Walter Headley

Rev. Randall Walter Headley, 70, of Port Allegany, PA, died Saturday (November 24, 2018) at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Figures From Coudersort Fire Dept. Bear Check 2018
Coudersport Vol FireDept
4 mins ·

Update from Bear check for those that ask!

Lost Key

Someone hit a deer (buck) in front of my house,while I was cleaning up their mess I found a key in a magnetic key case, on rte 44 one mile north of Coneville. If they call me at 814-698-2176 they can pick it up at my house.

2018 Very Coudy Christmas is History; Winning Numbers Announced

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce
46 mins ·

The Coudersport Craft Show Team! Thanks to Empereon volunteers for helping today! And a huge thanks to all our Vendors!!!!
The winner numbers are:

1st prize - $250.00

2nd prize - Crittenden Hotel Dinner for 2

3rd prize - A & W West End Grill

To claim your winning ticket, call:
Must have visual proof of winning ticket

Keys Lost In Port Allegany

A friend of ours lost these keys in Port last Sunday. Some where between Open Arms Church in Port and Johnston's tools. 

The keys and key chain were found on Main St. in Port. Thank you for posting

Get your Tickets For The John & Doris Rigas Free Holiday Concert Featuring "Shattered Glass"

John Rigas is celebrating Christmas.
5 mins
Don't forget to pick up your tickets for the John and Doris Rigas Holiday Concert being held next Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 at the Coudersport Consistory! The tickets are FREE and are available at Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy, Zito Media, Wending Creek Farms Tree Store, Coudersport Theatre, and Kaytee's in Coudersport; at Fox’s in Shinglehouse; at The Corner CafĂ© in Ulysses; and at Perry’s in Austin. The concert features Shattered Glass, a string ensemble from NYC. Come celebrate the season!!!!

Penn York Ag-stravaganza on December 1

Penn York Ag-stravaganza
Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 
8:30 AM – 2:30 pm
Brookside Wesleyan Church
3469 Andover Rd. Wellsville, NY 14895
8:30-9:30 Registration& Welcome- refreshment & exhibits along with interactive hands-on Farm Safety Demonstrations. 

9:30-10:10 Dealing with Storm Water - Brain Rahm, Cornell University. Heavy rainfall events are becoming more and more common. It is critical for safety and protection of property that we learn how to become more aware of and better prepared for the risks associated with storm water.What can you do and who to call. 

10:10-10:20 break

10:20-11:00 Whether a Lease Agreement Is Good Depends on What Side of the Hedgerow You are On - Sustainable Agriculture Leases will be addressed by Steve Walker, JD, from the Scolaro Firm in Syracuse with a background in dairy farming. He will talk about the key provisions of a lease agreement and aspects important to a clear understanding between the landowner and the farm operator. 

11:00-11:45 Concurrent sessions
Pond Regulations, Site Selection, Construction &Maintenance – Brian Davis, District Field Manager, Cattaraugus County Soil & Water Conservation District. A successful, safe, and enjoyable pond begins with proper site selection, including site characteristics such as availability of water, soils, and topography. Proper planning, design, and construction techniques are important to make sure the pond safely holds water and meets the landowner's objectives. Periodic operation & maintenance will prolong the life of the pond and insure that it continues to provide years of safe, reliable, enjoyable service.

Delving Deeper into Lease Agreements – This session will give participants a chance to dig deeper into the topic of leasing with Mr. Walker. Discussion of tax considerations, insurance, termination, maintenance of improvements, assignability, dispute resolution, memorandum of lease, right-of-first-refusal, option to purchase and more will be driven by questions from participants.

11:45-12:45 Lunch & exhibits

12:45-1:30 Concurrent sessions 
Soil Health Indicators & Constraints –Cornell Soil Health Lab. Workshop will review the physical, biological and chemical health indicators of soil, how indicators are measured, and the implications for proper functioning of soil. 

Managing woodlots to control invasive species and other problem plants. - Kimberly Bohn, Ph.D. Extension Educator, Forestry and Natural Resources,Workshop will cover general woodlot management and incorporate invasive species identification and control.

1:30-2:30 Panel Discussion - Landowners and Farmers will share their approach to leasing, using conservation programs, soil health and more. Bring your questions to ask people with experience how they are achieving their goals for their land.

Jeff Cady – Dairy Farmer, Harrison Valley, PA
John Francisco – Dairy/Crop Farmer, Belmont, NY
TBA – Rural Owner Leasing to Farm
Fee: $10.00 per person and includes lunch.
Make checks payable to: PCCD
Return to: 107 Market Street Coudersport, PA 16915
Pre-registration also accepted by Phone: (814) 274-8411 ext. 4; Fax: (814) 274-0396 or Email:

Pre-registration appreciated by November 28, 2018to assist with plan for materials!
Walk-ins are Welcome.

Vendor Space Available. Please contact Jason Childs at 814-320-4012 or

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Funded in part by the Landowners and Farmers Working Together for Clean Water in the Great Lakes Project of American Farmland Trust with funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities, and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences research and extension programs are funded in part by Pennsylvania counties, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

John W. Snyder, Jr., 79, of Cogan Station, PA

John W. Snyder, Jr.

John W. Snyder, Jr., 79, of Cogan Station, PA passed away Thursday evening, November 22, 2018 at his home while surrounded by family. 

Born September 20, 1939 in Estella, PA, John Wesley Snyder Jr. “Buzz” to family and friends, was a son of the late John W. Snyder and Marjorie (Boyles) Martin. 

He was a graduate of Montoursville High School, class of 1956. On June. 16, 1976, John married the former Bonnie Jean Graybill in Williamsport, PA. Together they shared 42 loving years. 

“Big John” enjoyed his career as a machinist and was employed at Textron Lycoming for many years until retiring in 2001. Following employment, he worked at Sams Club as a door greeter. 

He appreciated woodworking, bowling, playing darts watching westerns and sports on TV, especially his favorite, the “New York Yankees”. He was a member of Friends Church of Hughesville. 

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Jean, five children, James (Lori) Steele of Florida, Terri (Joe) Higham of S. Carolina, Aaron (Cortney) Snyder of Clarkstown, Desiree Snyder (fiancĂ© Mike Selfridge) of Canton, Brian (Missy) Beam of Nesbitt, 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, a sister, Joyce (Bob) Taylor of Hughesville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and his dog, Josie. 

He was predeceased by two children, John and Kimberly Steele, five siblings, Wanda Weaver, Beverly Sechler, Robert, George and Daniel Snyder. 

In keeping with John’s wishes, services are to be private. 

The Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting with arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in John’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or UPMC Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

I-80 WB Rest Area in Montour County Now Open

Montoursville, PA – The Interstate 80 westbound rest area in Montour County is now open.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

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.

Final Score of Coudersport/Farrell Football Playoff Game

PSP Kane investigate an unattended death, determine it was due to natural causes

Blossburg, Liberty Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 15 SB

At 2:14 PM on Saturday, Blossburg & Liberty have been dispatched to Rt. 15 Southbound near MM 166 for a one vehicle crash.

Kane Santa parade has been cancelled due to weather

Kane Borough Police Department
5 mins ·

The Santa parade has been cancelled due to weather, however, Santa will still be stopping at Pepe's.

Portville Dispatched To Structure Fire On County Road 5

At 1:15 PM on Saturday, Portville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 8569 County Road 5 for a structure fire that is already burned to the ground.

Shinglehouse Small Town Christmas Parade at 5 PM Today

A Very Coudy Christmas at Elementary School Until 3 PM

Ham & Turkey Party At Roulette Fire Department Tonight

Bolivar, Richburg Dispatched To One Car Crash On Rt. 417

At 12:30 AM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 417 near Phillips Hill Road for a one car crash with three injuries.
Requesting 2 more ambulances.

Galeton GLOW Festival Postponed To Later Date

Winter Weather Advisory issued November 24 at 12:04PM EST until November 24 at 2:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

* WHAT...Areas of freezing rain. Additional ice accumulations of
a few hundredths of an inch.
* WHERE...Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.
* WHEN...Until 2 PM EST this afternoon.

INSTRUCTIONS: Periods of freezing rain will result in slick roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.
Submit ice reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Brafdord woman facing DUI charges

Traffic stop yields pending drug charges for Port Allegany man

Coudersport Ambulance To Roberts Road

At 11:54 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Roberts Road for seizures.

Ludlow Dispatched To Crash on Route 6

At 11:42 AM on Saturday, Ludlow Fire Department has been dispatched to Route 6 for a no-injury accident.

Multiple Vehicle Crash On Rt. 15 Northbound in 19,000 block

At 11:28 AM on Saturday, Blossburg, Liberty & Cogan House Substation have been dispatched to Rt. 15 Northbound for a report of a multiple vehicle crash.

Highland & Kane Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 948

At 10:51 AM on Saturday, Highland Fire Department and Kane Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 18991 Route 948 for a one car crash into a ditch with a 60 year old male injured.
11:45 AM--Crash finally found, vehicle is rolled on its side.

Roy Roger Baker, Sr., age 70, Blossburg, PA

Roy Roger Baker, Sr.

Roy Roger Baker, Sr., age 70, died Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY. 

He was born March 8, 1948 in Corning, NY, a son of Howard and Rose (Galusha) Baker. Roy was married to Elizabeth "Lisa" (Smith) Baker for 26 years. 

He was employed as a truck driver for RC Cola; worked installing oil tanks for Angler Oil; ran a tractor trailer business, did door to door sales of vacuum cleaners for 40 years, and owned Baker's Auto Sales in Blossburg. Roy was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church; enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, was an avid bowler and was a driver in demolition derbies. 
Vietnam War Veteran

He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam between 1965 – 1967.

Roy is survived by his wife, Lisa; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Roy (Annette Morseman) Baker, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA, Mark and Misty Graybill of Jersey Shore, PA, Jonathan Baker of Tioga, PA; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Heather Elizabeth (Shawn Wagner) Baker of Wilmington, DE, Ashley Marie (Alex Preston) Baker of Mansfield, PA, Kathryn Rose (Chance) Long of Mansfield, PA; 7 grandchildren, Malinda, Kirsten, Keaton, Jaxson, Thomas Roy, Paisyne and Chandler; 3 great grandchildren, Aaliyah, Brantley and Jayse; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Betty Baker of Liberty PA, John and Terry Baker of TN. 

He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers, Robert, Leland and Edward.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 4PM to 6PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10AM with Rev. Bryan Wright as celebrant. Burial will be at the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.


Winter Weather Advisory

....Light freezing rain is expected for a several hour period
Saturday morning...


* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of up
to one tenth of an inch are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...From 8 AM this morning to 2 PM EST this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in difficult travel

Instructions: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission remind motorists to adjust speeds based on driving conditions as winter weather impacts Pennsylvania roadways. Visit for the latest travel, roadway and traffic conditions.

State playoff game between Coudersport and Farrell can be heard

State playoff game between Coudersport and Farrell can be heard on

Game is today at 1 PM at Slippery Rock University. 

Winter Weather Advisory issued November 24 at 8:54AM EST until November 24 at 2:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

* WHAT...Freezing rain. Additional ice accumulations of a few
hundredths of an inch.
* WHERE...Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, mainly in the
typically cooler sheltered valleys.
* WHEN...Until 2 PM EST this afternoon.

INSTRUCTIONS: Periods of freezing rain will result in slick roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.
Submit ice reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Memorial Tree Service being held at Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home on December 4

Teachers: Farmers Insurance Offers A Preferred Discount For Going The Extra Mile

Black Forest Falcons Pistol Pin Shoot & Trap Shoot Sunday, December 2

Austin Volunteer Fire Dept. Christmas Auction November 25th

Part-Time Activities Aide Position Opening At Lakeview Health Care & Rehab Center

Hamilton's: Pancake House, Christmas Trees, Wreaths OPEN SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Friday, November 23, 2018

Kane EMS Dispatched To Crash In Sheffield

At 11:23 PM on Friday, Kane EMS-ALS has been dispatched to Sheffield for a 2 vehicle crash on First Mill Street with a vehicle into a parked vehicle and a vehicle into a house.

Coudersport Ambulance to Roberts Road

At 10:45 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Roberts Road for seizures.


Chunwei, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Monosodium Glutamate
Chunwei, Inc., a Huntington Park, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 65,023 pounds of various ready-to-eat and raw meat and poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain soy, wheat, dairy, egg, and sesame, known allergens, as well as monosodium glutamate (MSG), which are not declared on the finished product label.

Roulette Ambulance To Hansen Hollow Road

At 9:36 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Hansen Hollow Road for a fall victim with a hip & shoulder injury.

Winter Weather Advisory issued November 23 at 9:17PM EST until November 24 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Binghamton

DESCRIPTION: ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY...* WHAT...Light freezing rain and freezing drizzle expected. Total
ice accumulations of a light glaze anticipated.
* WHERE...In Pennsylvania, Bradford, Wyoming, and Luzerne
Counties. In New York, Steuben and Chemung Counties.
* WHEN...Patchy drizzle and freezing drizzle will move into the
central southern tier of New York and into Bradford, Wyoming and
Luzerne counties in northeast Pennsylvania between 7 am and 9
am. A steadier rain and freezing rain will move into these areas
between 9 am and 11 am with many areas seeing temperatures close
to freezing. Road surfaces likely will be at or below freezing
leading to icy conditions. Expect the freezing rain to change to
rain between 11 am and 1 pm as temperatures and road surfaces
climb above freezing.

INSTRUCTIONS: A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Wellsville, Belmont, Friendship & Scio Respond To Structure Fire In Amity

Wellsville Engine 2 - Dyke Street Engine Co. #2
8 hrs ·


At 18:54 Wellsville Fire Department was dispatched for the request for Wellsville 2 (4 wheel drive Engine) to the scene of a Structure fire in the town of Amity, with only access to off road vehicles. Wellsville 2 (J. Fleischman) responded right after dispatch. Once on scene the Engine went to work as the attack truck. With limited access, water was shuttled in by brush trucks. We operated on scene with Belmont, Friendship, and Scio Fire Departments, Amity Rescue Squad, and the NYSP. Crews operated on scene for hours, and returned to service at 00:00.

Special thank you to all who helped pick up frozen equipment and get the Engine back in service.

William J. Rothermel, 67, of Forest Ave., Smethport, PA

William J. Rothermel

William J. Rothermel, 67, of Forest Ave., Smethport, PA, died peacefully Thursday (Nov. 22, 2018) at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

Born July 31, 1951, in Kane, PA, he was a son of William and Mae Cummings Kinney. He was then adopted and raised by his loving grandparents, Beatrice and John Rothermel. On Nov. 23, 1984, in Port Allegany, he married Jean M. Cochran, who survives. 

William was a graduate of the Smethport Area Jr.-Sr. High School, class of 1969. Shortly thereafter he moved to Buffalo, NY, area and started working at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center. 

He later moved back to the area where he and Jean helped foster over 20 children with Beacon Light of Bradford. He had been employed as a rural mail carrier, with the US Postal Service, did maintenance for the Smethport Post Office, and worked for McKeirnan Bus Garage, Smethport, before his retirement. He also volunteered with the former Smethport Ambulance for 20 years.

He was a member of Mount Jewett Assembly of God. 

He enjoyed photography and Saturday night at McKean County Raceway, selecting action shots of race cars coming out of the turns. William loved a good joke and was passionate about life.

Surviving in addition to his father, William Kinney of Michigan, are four sons, Brian J. (Sabrina) Rothermel, of Newburgh, NY, Benjamin W. (Robin) Rothermel and Joshua A. (Kassie) Rothermel both of Smethport, and Bryan D. (Lori) Greenman of Rew, PA; a daughter, Julie A. Rothermel of Hamburg, NY; 18 grandchildren; two sisters, Holly (Tim) Hettwer and Kelly (Dorin) Denis both of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, Mae Cummings, and a brother, Roger L. Shunk.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, and from 10 – 11 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26, 2018) in the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Cam Mealy, pastor of the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: 
Jean M. Rothermel
113 Forest Ave.
Smethport, PA 16749

Donald Eugene Bane, 83, Eldred, PA

Donald Eugene Bane

Celebrating the life of Donald Eugene Bane, 83, Eldred, PA, who passed away on November 20, 2018 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. 

Don, as most people called him, was born in Cameron, WV on April 21, 1935. He was the son of Harry “Monty” Bane and Esta Paulina Stewart.
US Army, Air Force Veteran

On August 29, 1975, Don, married Pak Sun Duek who survives.

Don served our country in both the United States Army and United States Air Force serving a total of twenty-one years. Don specialized in Explosive Ordinance Disposal. Locally, he retired from Pittsburgh Corning Glass Co. of Port Allegany.

He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and loved all sports, especially WVU.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons; James Bane of Eldred, and Jason Bane of South Carolina, one daughter Eugenia Bane of New Jersey, and three grandchildren; Dylan, Gabriel and Ryleigh Bane.

Preceding him in death was his brother Richard Bane and sister, Marie Leffler.

Following Don’s wishes there will be no services.

Online condolences may be made at