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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Shinglehouse J.O. Wrestling says Thank You!

Coudersport Ambulance to Prosser Hollow

At 10:20 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to Prosser Hollow for difficulty breathing.

PSP Kane investigating an allegation of Theft when a Tree Removal Service does not complete their work


alert map
Radar valid at 502 pm EST, Dec 15th 2018
alert legend
McKean-Elk-Cameron-Northern Clinton-
Including the cities of Bradford, St. Marys, Ridgway, Emporium,
and Renovo
318 PM EST Sat Dec 15 2018


* WHAT...Freezing rain and mixed precipitation will develop around
midnight and continue through late morning. Total ice
accumulations of a tenth of an inch or less are expected.

* WHERE...McKean, Elk, Cameron and Northern Clinton Counties.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 10 AM EST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The ice will result in very slippery
conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges.


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.

Philly FD Helps Fallen FF's Son Renew Tradition

Philly FD Helps Fallen FF's Son Renew Tradition

Evan Potter, 10, lost his firefighter dad in 2016. This Christmas, he wanted to continue a tradition his father had: collecting fire company patches.

Evan Potter, 10, lost his firefighter dad, Michael, in 2016. This Christmas, he wanted to continue a tradition his father had: collecting fire company patches. Philadelphia's Engine 33 decided to give Evan's collection a boost.

Pauline E. SMITH, 77, of Harrison Valley, PA

Pauline E. SMITH

Pauline E. SMITH, 77, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Doris E. Galentine, 95, of Port Allegany, PA

Doris E. Galentine

Doris E. Galentine, 95, of Port Allegany, PA, passed away Saturday (December 15, 2018) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Northampton, England, a daughter of Charles and Maude Murby Higgins. On July 15, 1944, in Wantage, England, she married Rex Benjamin Galentine, who died on Feb. 24, 1974.

Mrs. Galentine went to school in Northampton, England and came to the U.S. with her husband in 1946.

Doris worked as a cook for the Canoe Place Inn of Port Allegany. She then worked as a cook at the Port Allegany Community Hospital until it closed. She then went back to the Canoe Place Inn and cooked there until her retirement in 1989.

She was a member of the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was also their director of VBS, was the church historian, and was an advocate for Euerence. She also belonged to the WWII War Brides Association, and the Port Allegany Senior Center.

Doris loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts, Bingo and going to the Senior Center She was a diehard Christian band "groupie" and could be found center stage at any Crown or JIM Band performance.

She is survived by:

Sons: Robert (Gloria) Galentine of Turtlepoint, Allen (Virginia) Galentine of , Sevierville, TN, Larry Galentine of Olean, NY and Gene (Barbara) Galentine of Stoystown, PA

Daughters: Lori (Scott) Freer of Eldred, PA, Evelyn (Carl) Winters of Red Lion, PA, Linda (Butch Burdick) Shaffer of Port Allegany, Brenda (Jack) Shaw of Red Lion, PA and Jane (Sam) Ruth of Boquete, Panama, Central America.

Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Sister: Ethel (Stanley) Broome of Northampton, England; Sister-in-law: Shirley (James) Sherwood of Turtlepoint and several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Daniels in 2006, one grandson, Dennis Galentine, two great-grandchildren, Katelyn Hilger and Isaiah Sanner, and several brother and sister-in-laws .

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral and committal services will be held on Wed. at 11 AM with the Rev. Dale Detwieler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Birch Grove Mennonite Church. Online condolences may be made at

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

Friendship, Cuba Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire

At 3:25 PM on Saturday, Cuba & Friendship Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 4933 Maple Grove Road, Lot 6 for a possible structure fire.

Lafayete, Lewis Run, Hilltop Dispatched To Commercial Fire Alarm On Rt. 219

At 3:16 PM on Saturday, Lafayette, Lewis Run and Hilltop have been dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at 7095 Rt. 219.
3:22 PM--RECALLED by Chief 21. False alarm.

Weekend Update By PA Governor Tom Wolf

The Wolf Weekender -- An update from Governor Tom Wolf. Governor Wolf is fighting for Pennsylvanians. Here's what you need to know:
Wolf announces 'Moving Pennsylvania forward' events for Inauguration Day This inauguration is about the people of Pennsylvania. Learn more >> Free naloxone: Pa. plans nation's biggest giveaway of overdose reversal drug It's imperative that we keep those suffering from opioid use disorder alive, so they can get into treatment. - Governor Wolf. Read more >> Gov. Wolf creates commission to find fair redistricting solutions. 'The redistricting process should ensure every citizen's voice is heard in our democratic process. - Governor Wolf. Learn more >> PA touted as criminal justice reform model, but officials say there's more to do We need to look at the data and say, we can have a better society all around if we do this right. - Governor Wolf. Read more >> Gov. Wolf: Saturday is deadline for Affordable Care Act signups. 'Whether you're generally healthy, have significant health needs or experience an unexpected illness or injury, comprehensive health coverage is critical to your well-being.' - Governor Wolf. Learn  more >>

Last day to enroll in health care plan; deadline is midnight

One Person Injured In Rt. 255 Accident Today In St. Marys

St. Marys Fire Department responded to an accident on Rt. 255 between a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle around noontime today. One person suffered facial injuries in the crash. Responders cleared the scene at 1:02 PM

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 15 at 12:32PM EST until December 16 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

* WHAT...Freezing rain and mixed precipitation expected. Total
ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected.
* WHERE...Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.
* WHEN...From 4 AM to 1 PM EST Sunday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A period of freezing rain early Sunday will
result in very slippery conditions on untreated roads,
sidewalks, and parking lots.

INSTRUCTIONS: Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery
roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while
Submit snow and ice reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

McKean County Fire Chiefs Hear About Newest Upgrades At 911 Center

McKean County Dept of Emergency Services

This past Wednesday Night McKean DES staff met with county Fire Chiefs to show them the newest upgrades to our 911 Center.

- New Cad (Tyler Technologies)
- Emergency Fire Dispatch (Priority Dispatch)

These features allow the Chiefs to be in more control on their response plans for each type of incident that may arise.

It was a great meeting and we look forward to more in the future.

PA Permit Violation Issued to Dannic Energy Corp in Horton Twp, Elk County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Dannic Energy Corp in Horton Twp, Elk County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-12-11 to Dannic Energy Corp in Horton Twp, Elk county. 78.64(a) - CONTAINMENT AROUND OIL TANKS - For a tank capacity of at least 660 gallons or tanks with a combined capacity of at least 1,320 gallons, the owner or operator failed to construct and maintain a dike or other method of secondary containment wh..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Lawrenceville, Tioga Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak

At 9:36 AM on Saturday, Lawrenceville & Tioga Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a natural gas leak at 161 Station Road. An excavator has punctured a gas line at that location. UGI has been notified.

Clarion University "First Step" Seminars

Logo for the Clarion University First Steps SeminarsClarion 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: 12/15/2018

Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites
2219 Bee Line Highway
DuBois PA 15801
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: 1/05/2019

Location: Clarion University SBDC
330 N Point Drive, Suite 100
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)

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Smethport: 01/11/2019

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)
Need additional small business training?

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

Christ Episcopal Church "Annual Community Service of Lessons & Carols" Sunday, December 16th

Millstream Inn Gift Shop Overflowing With Warm Winter Clothing; Shop 24/7 In The Lobby

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

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

Annual Community Christmas Dinner Sunday At St. Eulalia's Parish Center in Coudersport

Annual Super Christmas Auction At Shinglehouse Fire Hall Saturday, December 15th

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

Schott Associates Eye Care Seeking Full Time Associate In Coudersport Office

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas display was made by Leonard Brynolf Johnson Company of Smethport, Pa.,

Brad Crum holds his annual backyard model railway display. (PennLive file photo)

Brad Crum's Outdoor Garden Railway

This backyard model railway features nine model trains on multiple tracks running through tunnels, over a waterfall, over bridges and around buildings in a backyard landscape decorated for Christmas.

Also on display is a 1958 animated, hand-painted, wood display of Santa and elves. This display was made by Leonard Brynolf Johnson Company of Smethport, Pa., and was acquired at a public sale in Millersburg around 1998. The display is open, weather permitting.

6-8 p.m. Dec. 14; 5-7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Crum residence, 512 Hemlock Road, Halifax.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. Any donations received will be given to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Info: 717-362-9856.

What will they think of next; Don't fall for this one!!

April Stone
December 11 at 12:06 PM

Received a call from Social Security Office lady stated name and ID# she stated that my SS# has been tagged with drug trafficking and I need to verify my social security number to her so she could give me all information attached to my number and if I did not give her my information she was suspending my SS#. 

I told her that my SS# cannot be suspended it is given by the government she told me to either give it to her or she was hanging up and suspending I said I guess your hanging up! She did! 

BEWARE advise the elderly. She was very convincing!

Port Allegany High School "Chamber Choir" to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC on January 20th

The Port Allegany High School Music Department is proud to announce that the Port Allegany Chamber Choir is one of eight select choirs invited to perform at Carnegie Hall on January 20, 2019. The concert, entitled “Every Life Shall Be A Song” featuring the works of women composers and lyricists is the 13th annual choral invitational presented by Performing Arts Educators. Each invited choir will perform its own segment of the program and the combined choirs will perform the finale “Every Life Shall Be A Song” by visiting composer Gwyneth Walker (featuring piano, brass, and percussion) under the direction of artistic director Dr. Peggy Dettwiler of Mansfield University. 

The Port Allegany High School Chamber Choir is a 49-voice ensemble, under the direction of Kenneth J. Myers is comprised of auditioned students in grades 9-12. This invitation marks the third time the PAHS Chamber Choir has been invited to perform in the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall (2015 and 2017). 

The PAHS ensemble will present a challenging acapella program featuring a setting of the Latin text “Gloria In Excelsis” by Eleanor Daley, followed by an arrangement of “Thulele Mama Ya” by Australian composer Lisa Young (of the award-winning vocal group CoCo’s Lunch). Next the choir will perform Susan LaBarr’s lovely setting of the poet Sara Teasdale’s “Grace Before Sleep” followed by a contemporary arrangement of “Nearer, My God, To Thee” by Sara Adams, Lowell Mason and James Stevens (made popular by BYU Vocal Point).

Tickets are now on sale for this event. All tickets are reserved seats and will be distributed on a “first come/first served” basis. Tickets are $45.00 and payment may be cash or check (payable to “Port Allegany High School”). If you would like to purchase tickets, please refer to the Port Allegany School District website or contact Ken Myers at Port Allegany High School. Additionally, the Port Allegany Music Boosters are sponsoring a bus to NYC on Sunday, January 20th. You can purchase your reserved seating at Carnegie Hall and your seat on the motorcoach in one simple transaction!

Port Allegany Firefighters Certify as IFSAC & NBFSPQ Instructors

Austin Paint the Plow Certificate Presentation

Photos are from our Paint the Plow certificate presentation yesterday at Austin School District.

Scott Majot, our Highway Maintenance Manager for Potter County, is pictured at far left.

Penn State DuBois celebrates Fall Commencement

Barbara Reinard, assistant teaching professor in the campus Physical Therapy Assistant program, offered the commencement address on Thursday evening. Reinard is also the winner of the 2017-18 DuBois Educational Foundation Educator of the Year Award.
Fall 2018 graduates from Penn State DuBois made their official transition from students to alumni during Fall commencement Ceremonies held Thursday evening in the campus gymnasium. Chancellor M. Scott McBride presided over the ceremony, with Professor of Chemistry Arshad Khan serving as faculty marshal. Assistant teaching professor and winner of the 2017-18 DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Educator of the Year Award,Barbara Reinard, offered the commencement address.

Reinard began teaching in the Penn State DuBois Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program in 1997 and became the PTA program coordinator in 1998. She is also a staff physical therapist at Indiana Regional Medical Center where she has worked since 1988.

Reinard earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Clarion University in 1985, and a bachelor's in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. She went on to complete her master's in Adult and Community Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She recently earned a doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Shenandoah University.

“Parents, friends, and family, thanks for providing support to the graduates.They couldn’t have done it without you. Graduates, congratulations on your accomplishment, this is a big deal. Your hard work and dedication have finally paid off and no one can take this away from you,” Reinard said during her address. “In a few minutes you will be a college graduate and will be among the privileged in the world. According to a study by Harvard and the Asian Development Bank, only 6.7 percent of the world population has a college degree. The numbers are higher in the U.S. but still only 38percent of the population has a college degree. With this privilege, comes responsibility, and an obligation to use your newfound knowledge to make the world a better place.”

Reinard went on to provide her own updated version of the 10 Commandments, urging graduates to strive for a life well-lived through service kindness, and making positive contributions to their communities.
“Give more than you take, help those less fortunate than you, give of your time, talent and money. Do random acts of kindness. Volunteer,” she said. “Plan for tomorrow, but live as if today is the only day that you have. We are not promised another day so, make the most of it.”

Associate Chief Academic Officer Mary Mino presented academic awards. Kelsey Johnson received the Associate Academic Achievement Award for maintaining the highest GPA among associate degree students. Kasie Fields received the Baccalaureate Academic Achievement Award for maintaining the highest GPA among baccalaureate degree students.

Fall 2018 Penn State DuBois graduates are:

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Degree of Bachelor of Science

Earth Sciences
Joseph Knarr, Milroy, PA

University College
Degree of Bachelor of Science

Administration of Justice
John Prentice, Philipsburg, PA

Chanice Britten, Brockway, PA
Tyler Garthwaite, DuBois, PA
Brandon Mancuso, Punxsutawney, PA
Chantel Tubbs, Grampian, PA

Human Development and Family Studies
Kasie Fields (Cum Laude), Brockway, PA
Jordan Rummel, Brockway, PA
Gabrielle Wolff, Ridgway, PA

Information Sciences and Technology
Joseph Barber Brockway, PA
Dylan Clingan Emporium, PA
Zachary Pomeroy (Cum Laude), DuBois, PA

College of Agricultural Sciences
Degree of Associate in Science

Wildlife Technology
Zachary Garner, Saint Marys, PA
Lance Pennington, Punxsutawney, PA

College of Engineering
Degree of Associate in Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Matthew Ballard, Force, PA
Shawn Burnside, Reynoldsville, PA

University College
Degree of Associate in Science

Information Sciences and Technology
Ty Kephart, Philipsburg, PA
Christopher Lang (Cum Laude), DuBois, PA

Occupational Therapy
Katarina Allison, Pottersdale, PA
Marlee Chutko (Summa Cum Laude), Philipsburg, PA
Kaitlin Gareis (Cum Laude), Rimersburg, PA
Ashlea Heitzenrater, Punxsutawney, PA
Kelsey Johnson (Summa Cum Laude), Brookville, PA
Cheyenne Kephart, Houtzdale, PA
Abby Lewis (Magna Cum Laude), Kingston, PA
Elizabeth Rankin (Cum Laude), Punxsutawney, PA
Carly Shaffer, Wilcox, PA
Keara Shrefler, Kersey, PA
Janelle Wallace (Cum Laude), Clearfield, PA

Tori Miller, Pennsylvania Maple Ambassador has a message for you

Family Ties Concert is Saturday, Dec. 29

Members of Family Ties are: (from left) Mike Caschera Jr., saxophone, keyboard and vocals; Nick Laylon, bass; Michael Caschera III, vocals and guitar; Gino Caschera, drums; and Mike Steppe, guitar, harmonica and vocals.
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, Family Ties, a five-member indie rock group based in Williamsport, will perform on stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Seeds for the band were planted by brothers Michael III and Gino Caschera in 2010.

Their father, also a Family Ties band member, is Mike Caschera, Jr. From the late 1960s to the 1980s, he was a professional musician and traveled across the country performing with national recoding artists Spiral Starecase based out of Las Vegas. Their big hit “More Today Than Yesterday” was released in 1969.

Family Ties’ current configuration has been in place a little more than five years. Members are: Michael III, a singer-songwriter who composes original music for the band, is lead vocalist and guitarist. Gino is on drums, dad Mike on saxophone and keyboards and Nick Laylon on bass. Mike Steppe plays guitar and harmonica and Steppe and Mike Jr. are backing vocalists.

"When my sons were young and first showed an interest in music, they got what they wanted, a guitar for Michael and drums for Gino," said Mike Jr. "When they were older, they began playing as a duo. Then one day they came to me and said they wanted to add me to the band to play keyboards and saxophone and sing. We performed as a trio for awhile," he noted.

"Michael then told Gino and me that he felt it was time to start producing our own music," said Mike Jr. "That's when we added Nick and his bass to the band. Nick and my sons have been friends since high school."

A year and a half later, Mike Steppe, his guitar, harmonica and vocals were added to the mix. “My sons knew Mike because they attended South Williamsport High where he is a faculty member." Steppe teaches Technology Education, including photography, video production, animation and television production. Steppe is also the advisor of the high school’s Songwriters and Musicians Club.

“Michael and Gino both continued working on music in high school,” said Mike Jr. “Michael wrote a song and then attended the Songwriters and Musicians Club where Steppe helped him." Then, Michael and Steppe produced and recorded the song as part of the senior class video.

On May 25 of this year, Family Ties released their debut CD "Holding Onto The Earth” to a sold-out crowd at the Genetti Hotel Ballroom in Williamsport. Their CD can be found on Amazon, Facebook, iTunes, YouTube…"We're everywhere," Mike Jr. said, "and performing on a regular basis.” The band will bring copies of "Holding Onto The Earth” to their Deane Center concert on Dec. 29.

“My sons have been surrounded by strong musical influences. Since they were babies, they were exposed to the national musical group I worked with. And Mike Steppe helped them with their music in high school. To be performing with my sons now is incredible. I am very proud of both of them,” Mike Jr. said.

For this BYOB concert, audience members are invited to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and sit at tables with family and friends to relax and enjoy the music. Admission is $20. To purchase tickets, reserve a table at no extra charge or for more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

Burns & Kristy Concert is Friday, Dec. 21

On Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., husband and wife, Ron Kristy and Terry Buns, singer-songwriters from Ithaca, New York, are bringing their Indie-folky-pop with a spiritual and whimsical attitude to the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

They will perform a mix of original songs, some holiday favorites and some fun cover tunes with vocalists Rich DePaolo on guitar and Doug Robinson on bass. "Burns and Kristy have a warm and engaging performance style. Their harmonies and banter on stage made for a fun evening for all. 

We wished the evening would not end. Everyone is still chattering about the great evening," said Bruce and Sue Andrews of Cot and Crackers House Concerts of Schuyler Lake, New York. 

To listen to one of their songs search for "Burns and Kristy "Caravan" on YouTube. 

For this BYOB concert, audience members are invited to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and sit at tables with family and friends to relax and enjoy the music. 

Admission is $15. 

To purchase tickets, reserve a table at no extra charge or for more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit