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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Lucille Ann "LuAnn" Reed, 59, of 128 E. Fifth Street, Emporium, PA

Lucille Ann "LuAnn" Reed

Lucille Ann "LuAnn" Reed, 59, of 128 E. Fifth Street, Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA on Friday (November 30, 2018).

She was born July 16, 1959 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late L. Maxwell and Sharon Ramarge Narby. On May 17, 1980 in St. Mark Catholic Church she married Jeffrey E. Reed, who survives.

LuAnn was a member of the Emporium Borough Council since 2002 where she served as President of the Council since January 2016. 

She was a current member of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department and the Fire Police for over 20 years. She was a past member of the Relief Association, and a past Emporium Volunteered Fire Department Officer. 

She was employed for over 40 years at Northwest Savings Bank most recently in the position of Financial Consultant. She served as a board member of the Cameron County Extension. and a board member of the Conservation District, a past president of Cameron County School District Alumni Association and was a salutatorian of the Class of 1977. 

She was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs in Hershey PA at the Annual Conference, a past member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of St. Marks Catholic Church where she had served on Parish Council and Parish Festival Committee, participated in the Financial Accountability of the Parish, completed individual financial activities for many members of the county as a volunteer service and a member of the Bucktail Watershed Association and the Cameron County Gun Owners.

In addition to her husband Jeff she is survived by a brother, James (Laura) Narby, Emporium; nieces and nephews, Danielle (Philip) Reed and Alexis Narby and Melissa (Geoff Herlin) and Mark (Melissa) Reed; great niece and nephews, Kendall, Lathan and Gunner; mother and father-in-law, Earl and Verna Myers Reed, Emporium; sister-in-law, Vickie (Brad Bender) Reed, Maryland; brother-in-law, Joe (Cindy) Reed, Austin, PA.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, L. Maxwell and Sharon Ramarge Reed.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (December 6, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Celebrant and assisted by Pastor Joseph Short.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Dickens of a Christmas in Wellsboro..Galeton Gals win Appreciation Prize.

For over 10 years a group of friends from the Galeton area have dressed up and attended the Dickens festivities in neighboring Wellsboro. 

This year they registered as a group - "The Galeton Gals" for the Best Dressed Showcase Contest. In appreciation for their costume participation for the past 10 years, they were awarded $50. in Merchant Bucks that can be used at over 20 participating businesses in Wellsboro. 

Pictured from left to right are Barbara Welfling, Galeton; Ann Pharis , Renovo; Marcia Wingo, Brookland; Maxine Harrison, Gaines; Janifer Halter, Gaines

Anita G. Geiser, 90, of Valencia, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa. and Olean, N.Y.

Anita G. Geiser

VALENCIA, Pa.---Anita G. Geiser, 90, of Valencia, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa. and Olean, N.Y., passed away with her loving daughter by her side on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, after a short illness.

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

New funding from @BloombergDotOrg will help PA expand treatment programs & save more lives.

Robin Mazurkiewicz of Eldred Is A Winner

Marcia A. Lamar, 65, of Shinglehouse, PA, a former resident of Bolivar, N.Y. and Eldred, PA

Marcia A. Lamar

Marcia A. Lamar, 65, of Shinglehouse, PA, a former longtime resident of Bolivar, N.Y. and also a former resident of Eldred, passed away at home with her loving son by her side on Friday, November 30, 2018, after a brief illness.

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

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 9:21 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor.

Middlebury Dispatched To Automatic Fire Alarm

At 5:10 PM on Saturday, Middlebury Fire Department has been dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at 587 Cole Road.
5:12 PM--Homeowner reports false alarm. Chief to check out. Hold at station.

Lisa Rock (left) sings a Karen Carpenter song as Ken McMullen plays piano.

While the Carpenters, Karen and her brother Richard, are known for more than a dozen chart topping hits, such as "Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun, "Super Star" and "Rainy Days and Mondays," they are also fan favorites because of their Christmas songs.

At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece backing band are keeping the Carpenters' holiday traditions alive by bringing the siblings Christmas songs to the Coolidge Theatre stage at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

A Carpenters Christmas, the band's holiday concert, will feature Karen and Richard's “Merry Christmas Darling," the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town" and other spot-on renditions of their unforgettable music from their Christmas variety shows and two holiday albums. In addition, the group will perform a mix of other Carpenter songs in Wellsboro.

"I grew up with all of the Carpenters music and absolutely love it," Rock said. "In the 1990s, I thought about forming a band to perform their music but put it on the shelf." The idea came up again in 2009. "I wanted to do a show about the Carpenters and tell their stories from their biographies and firsthand accounts. The first person I thought of who could help me put a band together was Ken McMullen. We had become friends in 2004 when we were both performing in a musical. Ken is an outstanding piano player and music director."

McMullen was also instrumental in bringing the Carpenters show to Wellsboro. He is a Tioga County, Pa. native. The son of James and Martha McMullen who now live Iin the Pittsburgh area, he was born in Wellsboro and grew up in Keeneyville. His grandmother, Selma McMullen, just celebrated her 96th birthday and still resides in Wellsboro.

McMullen graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1992 and from Mansfield University in 1997 with a degree in music education. Following graduation from MU, McMullen played piano on Carnival Cruise Lines for six years.

He moved to Chicago in 2002 where he continues to direct music and gives piano lessons in the Chicago metropolitan area. McMullen has directed well over 150 shows in the past 16 years including the critically acclaimed "A Chorus Line" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

The new band began touring in 2010. "All of us are multi-instrumentalists, which is necessary to replicate the sound of the Carpenters because Karen played drums and on their Christmas albums they were backed by an orchestra," said Rock. "For example, Ken plays piano and drums, my drummer also plays trumpet and keyboard, and my reed player performs on saxophone, clarinet, recorder and flute," she noted.

"We are not trying to be the Carpenters," Rock said. "Our goal is to pay homage to them for the music they created. We are absolutely accurate when it comes to performing their songs. This our ninth year of touring. We started in October of 2010 and did one performance. By 2014, we were doing 40 shows a year. Now we are doing 50. At Christmastime last year we celebrated our 200th performance and this Christmas will hit our 250th," said Rock.

Karen and Richard began performing together in1965. In 1969, they signed with A&M Records as the Carpenters. During the next 14 years, until Karen's death in 1983 at age 32, they performed as a vocal and instrumental duo. They had a distinct musical style that combined Karen's contralto vocals with Richard's arranging and composition skills. It was called melodic pop. They recorded 10 albums, along with numerous singles and performed on several television specials.

"One of our missions is to give back so we donate a portion of our CD sales in Karen Carpenter's honor to food banks in the communities where we perform to help people and do something positive in her name."

The band is currently on a four-week 14-show tour performing A Carpenters Christmas. The tour began in California on Saturday, Nov. 24 and will end with the last show in Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 22.

For tickets for the show only or for the pre-concert dinner at the Steak House 29 Main Street and the show, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

Auditions for first three Hamilton-Gibson main stage plays in 2019 are on Dec. 15, 16 & 17

Auditions for Hamilton-Gibson Productions’ first main-stage shows of the 2019 Season are being held on the same dates at the same times, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Directors for all three plays will attend all three audition dates.

Being sought are people of all colors and genders from high school students to senior citizens with no acting experience to those who are experienced and all those in between. Auditionees can try out for a particular role in a particular play or let the directors choose the play and role for them. No one will be cast in two successive shows because of the scheduling issues involved.

Performances of "You Can't Take It With You" will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 15 and 16 and Feb. 22 and 23 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 in the Warehouse Theatre. Thomas Putnam is directing this American romantic comedy written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore falls for banker's son Tony Kirby. But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to bless the marriage, the staid Mr. and Mrs. Kirby find the Sycamore family might be too eccentric for them. There are roles for seven women of varying ages and temperaments ranging from a ditzy wannabe playwright to an exiled Russian baroness to a lovely ingénue and for 12 men ranging in age from twenty something to senior citizens from a handsome young man to a middle-aged man who spends most of his life in the basement creating fireworks to a wise old grandfather.

"Miss Holmes" performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, March 15 and 16 and March 22 and 23 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Gabe Hakvaag is directing Christopher M. Walsh's highly enjoyable gender-bending take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's maddeningly brilliant detective. When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. Eight men and eight women will be cast ranging in age from 20 something to seniors.

Performances of "Boeing Boeing" will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 in the Warehouse Theatre. Clare Marie Ritter and Linda Young are directing this comedy written by French playwright Marc Camoletti. It is about a swinging bachelor who is living the good life in Paris. Everything in Bernard's life is clean, crisp and planned to perfection. He shares his life with three perfect fiancées that he loves. Each is a beautiful airline hostess. The three work for different airlines and have different schedules, which keep them well away from each other, until today. Mix in an old friend from home and a live-in housekeeper who has seen it all and the play takes off into laughter. The roles include Bernard and his best friend who can each be in their late 20s to early 40s; His three fiancées - Gloria who is American, Gabriella who has an Italian accent and Gretchen who has a German accent and should each be younger than Bernard; and Berta, Bernard's older, wiser, laissez-faire housekeeper who has a French accent and can be in her 40s to her 60s.

Those who are cast in "Boeing Boeing" will not be considered for roles in "Little Miss Sunshine." Auditions for that musical comedy-drama will be in February with performances in May 2019.

For more information about the roles each show offers, contact Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email

Corvettes Doo Wop Revue Concert is on Saturday, Dec. 8

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue is returning to the Deane Center to perform on Dec. 8
Relive the music and comical antics of the doo-wop era on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. when the premier national touring Corvettes Doo Wop Revue takes the stage at the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

This group brings fresh new energy to the music of the 1950s and early 1960s, taking audiences on a trip back in time when it was cool to cruise the strip, hang out at the drive-in and crank up the tunes on the jukebox. Enjoy the ride during this all out doo-wop celebration with songs by the Platters, Del Vikings, Chubby Checker, Bill Haley and the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others.

In addition to performing their own shows, the group tours with many legendary doo-wop groups, such as the Platters, the Tokens the Shirelles, the Drifters and the Belmonts.

"We are bringing them back by popular demand," said Kevin Connelly, Deane Center executive director. "This is their fourth appearance on our stage."

Admission is $25, $22 for senior citizens and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. For tickets or information, visit the or call 570-724-6220.

December Library News

Holiday Hours: The library will be closed Tuesday, December 25th, and Tuesday, January 1st, for the holidays.

Christmas Story Hour: Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11th, for our annual Christmas Story Hour. Miss Pen and Miss Monica have planned stories, songs, and a craft to celebrate the holiday season! 
Please stop by the library or call 814-697-6691 to register.

Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to everyone.

For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
● Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Wednesday afternoon, 1-3
● Book discussion: 2nd Thursday of the month, 10:00AM
● Writer’s Guild: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30PM

The Oswayo Valley Historical Society is open for research every Friday afternoon 1-4.

Memorials & Donations:
● Donations:
○ George Daly
○ Gerald & Susan Swanger
○ Constance Stone
○ Sue Anne Drake
○ Gary & Vickie Johnstone
○ Terry & Brenda Witter
○ Linda Cummings
● Memorials:
○ Donetta Brandt from Rick, Anne Marie, Christina, & Matthew
○ Kathryn Nichols from Pamela Spees

Website: You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve. 

Board of Trustees Meeting: Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Daniel D. Denning, 72, of Bradford, PA

Daniel D. Denning

Daniel D. Denning, 72, of Bradford, PA, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by his wife, son and his sponsor.

He had persevered 46 years of physical and emotional trauma stemming from a head on collision with a drunk driver on March 28, 1972 followed by a stroke in 1975.

He was born on December 2, 1945 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Robert C. and Ione M. Lyons Denning.

He was a 1964 graduate of the St. Francis Preparatory School, Spring Grove, PA; he attended the University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH, and he graduated from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA in 1976 with his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
US Navy Veteran

He served in the U.S. Navy stateside, working on nuclear ordinance, during the Vietnam War from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1972.

On August 12, 1967 in the St. Bernard Catholic Church, he married Marsha L. Bentley who survives.

He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church; where he was an usher for many years, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, a 39 year member of the Friends of Bill W. and a past member of the Elks Club, Scranton and the American Legion, Scranton.

While attending the University of Scranton he owned and operated the former Denning Construction. He was later employed by Investors Diversified Services, Scranton, for several years and later by Metropolitan Life, Olean, NY, until his retirement in 1985.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, Marsha Denning of Bradford, he is also survived by one son, Robert C. Denning, II of Bradford and one step sister, Linda Hewitt of Farmers Valley.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. and again on Wednesday, at the Grace Lutheran Church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with funeral services to immediately follow at 11:00 AM with Dr. Eric B. Kessel, officiating.

Interment and the presentation of military honors will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, 79 Mechanic St., Bradford, PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Christopher M. Olin, 40, of Lewis Run, PA

Christopher M. Olin

Christopher M. Olin, 40, of Lewis Run, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

He was born on January 7, 1978 in Olean, NY, the son of Dale Olin and the late Debra Howard Olin.

He was a 1997 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

He attended Faith Baptist Church. Chris liked gambling at the casino, working on word search puzzles, country music and his beloved beagle, Bobby.

He worked as a dietary aide at a local nursing home for thirteen years.

He is survived by one uncle, Randy (Betsi) Howard of Lewis Run and several cousins.

In addition to his mother he was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Arlene Howard; with whom he lived for many years.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Chris’s life from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Comfort Inn, Bradford. The family asks that everyone please dress casually.

The family has asked that any donations be made to the funeral home to help with Chris’s funeral expenses.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Frances E. Wolfe, 92, of Wolfe Lane, Middlebury Center, PA

Frances E. Wolfe

Frances E. Wolfe, 92, of Wolfe Lane, Middlebury Center, PA, 16935, formerly of Keyser, WV, born January 23, 1926, passed away surrounded by her family on November 29, 2018, after an extended illness.

She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Leonard W. Wolfe. She is survived by her son, Gary Wolfe, and daughter-in-law, Gloria; grandsons, Kristopher (Fawn) and Anthony (Jessica); and great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Alexandra, Kaitlyn, Garrett, and Alyssa. 

She was also predeceased by siblings, Harold, Robert, and Dorothy. She is survived by her brother, Merle (Lavada) Fanto, and several nieces and nephews.

The immediate family will have a private service and will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be made to your local hospice agency or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Bkv Operating Llc in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-11-30 to Bkv Operating Llc in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Roulette Firehall Annual Craft Show is Saturday, December 1st

Coudersport Ambulance To Toles Hollow Road

At 12:10 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to a location behind 175 Toles Hollow Road for an unknown medical.

Tioga, Middlebury Dispatched To Crash On Hills Creek Road

At 12:03 PM on Saturday, Tioga & Middlebury Fire Dept. have been dispatched to Hills Creek Road & Sugar Bush Drive for a vehicle crash.

2019 Pennsylvania Fishing Licenses are Now on Sale!

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce that 2019 fishing licenses are now available!

A license purchased now is valid for up to 13 months, from December 2018 through December 31, 2019. Licenses and related permits can be purchased at, at more than 700 issuing agents, county treasurers’ offices and at all PFBC regional offices.

“Buying a fishing license this time of year makes a lot of sense,” said PFBC Executive Director Tim Schaeffer. “Not only will you maximize its value by being covered for all fishing seasons, but anglers who buy their license at a store can avoid the long lines we often see at the start of trout season in the spring.”

The price of a resident fishing license this year is still $22.90. The most popular add-ons, a trout-salmon stamp and a Lake Erie permit cost $9.90 each, or $15.90 for a combination permit. In addition, fishing licenses can make a great holiday gift! Customers can purchase vouchers that friends or loved ones can redeem for a license or related fishing privileges.

This year, customers will notice several changes and additions to the menu of license and permit offerings. Customers will no longer receive a complimentary printed copy of the annual Fishing Summary book of laws and regulations. Instead, printed copies of the publication will be available for $3 and can be purchased through issuing agents. An identical, digital version of the Fishing Summary including advertisements and coupons, can be viewed and printed for FREE at

Customers purchasing a license will also notice the addition of several new voluntary permits available for purchase. Funds generated through these permits will be reinvested into their respective program. The list of voluntary permits and pricing is as follows (cost includes vendor processing fees):

Voluntary Bass Permit $11.90
Voluntary Musky Permit $11.90
Voluntary Habitat/Waterways Conservation Permit $11.90
Voluntary Wild Trout and Enhanced Waters Permit $26.90

While the purchase supports individual programs, possession of a voluntary permit does not entitle the holder to any additional privileges.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is a user-funded agency that operates primarily on funds generated through the sale of fishing licenses, boating registrations and associated fees. PFBC receives no Pennsylvania General Fund tax revenue to support its programs.

PSP Coudersport is holding a Child Safety Seat Check at the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association on December 19

Port Allegany driver escapes injury in vehicle accident

Turn signal violation results in DUI arrest for Kane man

Wandering Dogs On Hummingbird Road/Williams Way

Jim, these two dogs were wandering around Hummingbird Road in Eulalia Twp this morning. They were headed for Williams Way.

Electric Power Is Out in Galeton & Ansonia Areas This Morning

There are power outages today in Galeton & Ansonia areas. Crews are being dispatched with 11:30 AM listed as estimated restoration time.
Ansonia is back on, Galeton restoration is now estimated at 1:30 PM.
You can access the outage map here.

Pictures With Santa Today From 1 to 4 PM At Cream & Sugar In Coudersport, PA

IU#9 Positions Available in Potter, McKean, Cameron & Elk Counties

Coudersport Area School District Accepting Sealed Bids For A Wheel Horse Lawn Tractor/Mower

Call James Young In Bradford To Save Money On All Kinds Of Insurance Needs

Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Has Updated Appearance & Lowered Prices
Click here for dignified & affordable packages.

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

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

Check out all that North Central Supply in Galeton, PA has to offer

Winter hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00-4:00, Saturday..9:00-3:00
Located at 25 West Street, Galeton, PA

Smethport Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 6

At 12:01 AM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to 15344 Route 6 near Little Bear Road for a motor vehicle accident. 
Report box truck struck deer, throwing it into the other lane where it was struck by a Toyota Corolla. Caller states no injuries.

Roulette Firehall Annual Craft Show is Saturday, December 1st

Come Out To A Warm Car This Winter With A Remote Car Starter

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

RN's, LPN's, CNA's, HHA's & DCW's Needed By PSA Healthcare, An Aveanna Company

Public Auction Sunday, December 2nd At Burkhouse Auction House in Bradford, PA

Friday, November 30, 2018

Dickinson Center's Holiday Helpers Giving Away Goodies In Emporium, Ridgway & Coudersport

December Schedule For "The Place" Drop In Center In Coudersport, PA

Dense Fog Advisory issued November 30 at 6:17PM EST until December 01 at 10:00AM EST by NWS Buffalo

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Dense Fog
Advisory, which is in effect until 10 AM EST Saturday.
* LOCATIONS...Hilltops of Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and
the western Southern Tier.
* TIMING...Through late Saturday morning.
* VISIBILITIES...As low as a quarter mile at times.
* IMPACTS...Motorists should exercise caution and slow down in
areas with poor visibility. The combination of fog and
temperatures around to below freezing will also result in icy
spots on area roads. Be especially alert for ice on elevated
highways, bridges and overpasses.

INSTRUCTIONS: A Dense Fog Advisory is issued when dense fog will substantially
reduce visibilities, resulting in hazardous driving conditions in
some areas. Motorists are advised to use caution and slow down,
as objects on and near roadways will be seen only at close range.
Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and tv stations for
further details or updates.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Recalls 11-30-2018

ANF Pet Inc. Issues Voluntary Precautionary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

ANF, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of ANF Pet Lamb and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.

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Little Nippers youth sports meeting Sunday, December 2

The Little Nippers will hold a youth sports meeting on Sunday, December 2, at 6:00pm at the Y Bar and Grille in Duke Center, Pa. This meeting is open to the general public.

Michael Miller

Students donate holiday care packages to those in need

DuBOIS – This holiday season, students in the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Club at Penn State DuBois continued their tradition of helping local individuals in need. Club members purchased items and assembled holiday care packages. They delivered those packages to area shelters that serve people who have been displaced from their homes, or who are victims of domestic violence.

Items in the packages included nonperishable food, personal hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste, paper products, cleaning supplies, blankets, and more. They were given to residents at Crossroads in Punxsutawney, a domestic abuse shelter; Haven House, in DuBois, a temporary housing facility for people who have been displaced; and the Pentz Run adolescent housing facility in DuBois.

HDFS Club President Laura Ruane said, “I feel this project is important to complete every year because there are individuals right in our own hometowns who don’t have the things that we take for granted every day under our own roofs. I feel it’s important that they can take care of their basic needs.”

To help those organizations provide their clients with everyday services, the students sought donations of household items to make up the care packages, and hosted fundraising drives in order to purchase additional items.

Students who are in the HDFS Club and enrolled in the HDFS program are studying to enter careers in social work, as counselors for addiction treatment, and in behavioral health and probation. In their careers, they likely will be involved with organizations and their clients such as the ones they have touched through this project. Faculty members say that in this way, the project also enhances the students’ education.

Some of the items sorted and ready to be assembled into care packages, and delivered to area shelters.

Westons Mills Dispatched To Rollover Accident

At 4:47 PM on Friday, Westons Mills Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to a rollover accident in the area of 2565 West Windfall Road. Report 2 occupants.

Dog Licenses for 2019 will be available at your County Treasurers’ Office beginning December 1st.

McKean County residents can purchase dog licenses for 2019 from their acting county treasurer, Sherri Swanson. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1st of each year.

“Dog ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities, and licensing your dog is on the top of the list”. “Buying a dog license is easy, and dog owners can purchase a license at their local county treasurer’s office, through agents and online.”

Beginning December 1st, 2018, licenses can also be purchased at the Bradford Senior Center, Port Allegany Northern Tier Thrift Store, Eldred Senior Center and the Kane Community Center.

An annual dog license is $8.50 or $6.50 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo. Older adults and people with disabilities may be eligible for discounts.

The dog license application is simple and only requests owner contact information and details about the dog being licensed, like name, age, breed and color.

• It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
• If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely.
• The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
• License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Dog Law Enforcement Office, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.
For more information visit or call the County Treasurer’s Office at 814-887-3220

ELM Pet Foods Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

ELM Pet Foods, Inc is issuing a voluntary recall of Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dog food because the products could contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Consumers, who have purchased the specific product above, during these dates, should stop feeding it to their dogs. Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund. All Bags in the recall are yellow with the Elm Pet Foods Tag on the front of the bag and have a silhouette of a chicken at the bottom of the front side of the bag. Consumers can check the lot codes on the back of the bag at the bottom center on the 3lb bags and in the center of the back of the bag on the 28lb bags. The 40lb bag lot numbers can be found on the bottom right of the back of the bag. Read more...

Eldred Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On South Main Street

At 4:24 PM on Friday, Eldred Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Main Street between Mechanic Street & Canfield Hollow Road. Responders on scene reporting no injuries.

#GivingTuesday at Penn State DuBois a success

DuBOIS - #GivingTuesday at Penn State DuBois raised nearly $3,000 to support the Penn State DuBois Future Fund. Gifts from alumni, friends, faculty and staff, as well as a $1,000 match from Chancellor M. Scott McBride all contributed to the total.

The Penn State DuBois Future Fund is unrestricted, which allows the chancellor to utilize funds to support the greatest needs of the campus. Gifts help to support emergency funding for students in crisis, student scholarships, career services and student internships, community-based research projects, lab equipment, books, student travel opportunities, student activities and cultural events and much more.

Held on Tuesday, November 27, this year #GivingTuesday is an annual global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

For more information on all giving at Penn State DuBois, contact Director of Development Jean Wolf, at 814-372-3038 or

Galeton, Pa. weather report November 2018

November 2018 was a cold, windy, snowy Fall weather month. At times it felt more like January.. A major snowstorm hit the area on the 15th and 16th. We received 11" of heavy wet snow. It was 6 degrees on the 21st and then zero on the 23rd. On the 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) the temperature barely reached 14 degrees. Records were set statewide. Of course, we all know we do not live here because of the weather.

This year we received 4.59" rainfall and melted snow. We recorded 14.9" of snow. We had 14 days with 1" or more on the ground. The greatest snow measurement was 11" on the 16th. Last year we received 2.90" of rainfall and 0.02" of snow. Berger Lake had a coat of ice for a few days 9 days we recorded foggy mornings, some very heavy. Average rainfall for the month is 2.95". The average temperature for November is 48 for the high and 30 degrees for the low.

Just think in three weeks the days will start get longer. Penn State Weather World senior forecaster, Eric Knight reported a few weeks ago that January looks like a very cold month and February looks very snowy. Sometimes they are not always correct.


Henry W. Lush
National Weather Observer

Bradford Dispatched For Possible House Fire On South Avenue

At 3:35 PM on Friday, Bradford Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a possible house fire at 1141 South Avenue for a possible house fire.