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Monday, September 16, 2019

Freedom man arrested for felony DWI in Angelica wrong-way incident

On September 15, 2019, SP Amity Troopers arrested Colin B. Vosburg, 32, of Freedom, NY for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – Previous Conviction Within Ten Years, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – BAC of 0.18% or More, Reckless Driving, Drinking Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle on a Highway, Driving Wrong Direction on a One-Way Street, and other traffic violations.

Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle traveling east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 86 in the town of Angelica located Vosburg’s vehicle parked in the median in the town of Angleica. They determined he had been operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. Vosburg was then arrested and transported to SP Amity, where a chemical breath test revealed him to have a 0.20% BAC.

Vosburg was arraigned in Friendship Town Court, where he was remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond. He is due to appear in Angelica Town Court later this month.

Keith M. Hopkins, 53, of Shinglehouse, PA

Keith M. Hopkins
“DJ Keith”

Keith M. Hopkins, 53, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Hornell, N.Y., passed away in his home on Saturday, September 14, 2019, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Born on Friday, January 14, 1966 in Liberty, N.Y., he was a son of Stuart and Nettie Meyers Hopkins. 

Keith was a graduate of Hornell High School. Known as DJ Keith, he performed DJ music services for 35 years in local bars and community events, often at no charge to help with fund raising benefits. He also mowed lawns and did odd jobs in the community.

Keith was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. He enjoyed traveling and watching pro wrestling on television. 

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved companion of 11 years, Deidrah L. Shutt of Shinglehouse; several brothers and sisters; and Rebecca “Becca” Drew, who Keith loving referred to as “Dee’s Kid”, and his honorary grandson, Zachary, who he dearly loved.

Keith was predeceased by his parents and a brother.

In honoring Keith’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.

Keith’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Keith’s name may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Keith, please visit or visit our Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

Wellsville, NY Police Blotter

Sunday September 15, 2019

Wellsville Police arrested Robert L. Gardner, age 48 of Salamanca, charging him with DWI, DWI w/BAC of .08% or more and Unlicensed Operator. The charges stem from a traffic stop on North Main Street in the Village of Wellsville. Gardner was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released to a third party. Gardner is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on October 8th at 4:30 pm.

Saturday September 14, 2019

Wellsville Police arrested Jason M. Becker, age 32 of Wellsville, charging him with Endangering the Welfare of a child, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment 2nd. The charges stem from an incident that took place on Pleasant Street in the Village of Wellsville. Becker was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. Becker posted $250.00 cash bail and was released. Becker is due back in Wellsville Village Court on September 17th at 4:30 pm.

Wellsville Police arrested Juston W. Conklin, age 26 of Wellsville, charging him with Criminal Mischief 4th and Harassment 2nd. The charges stem from an incident that took place on Madison Street in the Village of Wellsville. Conklin was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Justice Walsh. Conklin was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $500.00 cash bail or $1,000.00 property bond. Conklin is due back in Wellsville Village Court on September 17th at 4:30 pm.

Thursday September 12, 2019

Wellsville Police arrested Sara L. Carpenter, age 34 of Wellsville, charging her with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The charge stems from an incident that took place on West State Street in the Village of Wellsville. Carpenter was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released. Carpenter is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on September 24th at 4:30 pm.

Wellsville Police arrested Susan C. Pierce, age 47 of Shinglehouse, PA, charging her with Petit Larceny. The charge stems from an incident that took place at Tops in Wellsville. Pierce was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released. Pierce is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on September 24th at 4:30 pm.

September 15-21st is Surgical Technologist week; UPMC Cole Technologists Recognized

Front row: Left Larissa Davis CST, Kelsey Smith CST, Kimberly Nomland CST. Second row left: Nicole McCaslin CST, Keri Fairbank ST, Susan Hooftallen ST, Joseph Hepnfer ST, Christopher Perkins
September 15-21st is Surgical Technologist week. This week UPMC Cole is taking the time to thank their surgical technologists for the great service they provide to their patients. They are an intricate part of the surgical team. The surgical technologist prepares the operating room by setting up sterile surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies. They assemble sterile equipment and check to ensure it is all working properly. They create and maintain the sterile environment doing everything to prevent a surgical site infection. They are a key component and anticipate the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and providing needed supplies. Their role at the surgical table is key to a smooth operation. They are a true extension of the surgeons.

Thank you for all you do. We have several surgical technologists on our team that are committed to excellence and have obtained certification for their specialty.

Derrick City Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash

At 10:14 AM on Monday, Derrick City Fire Dept & Bradford Ambulance dispatched to the area of 19 Derrick Road for a 2 vehicle crash. Both drivers self-extricated.

Cheryl A. Stanley, 71, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Latrobe

Cheryl A. Stanley
“servant of the Lord”

Cheryl A. Stanley, 71, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Latrobe, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 14, 2019, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on Thursday, June 24, 1948 in Latrobe, she was a daughter of Chester and Eleanor Shirey Fyalkowski. On March 17, 1984 in the Latrobe Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, she married David A. Stanley, who survives.

Cheryl attended Latrobe schools and graduated from high school in Deland, Florida. She was employed for 25 years as a medical secretary in the radiological department at the Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette.

Cheryl was a member of the Latrobe Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the former Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Shinglehouse. She loved to read and do word search puzzles. Her greatest love was her Lord and her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sisters, Donna (Paul) Mularski of Mt. Pleasant and Karen (Michael) Toth of Latrobe; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chuck and Estella Stanley of Shinglehouse; four nieces; and two nephews.

In addition to her parents, Cheryl was predeceased by a sister, Bonita Odom.

Family and friends may call from 10am to 11am on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11am with Anthony Stanley, Cheryl’s nephew and the pastor of Verndale Alliance Church, Verndale, Minnesota, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Cheryl’s name may be made to the Pink Pumpkin Project, 2319 Valley View Drive, Allegany, NY 14706 or at

Cheryl’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Cheryl, please visit or our Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

RN Clinician Wanted For Night Shift at UPMC Cole Skilled Nursing Unit

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Prepare for Autumn Photos

This workshop, which is intended for intermediate photo enthusiasts, is a combination of technical camera skills, photo editing and composing an interesting scene. Local photographer, Curt Weinhold will teach participants effective methods for capturing colorful autumn landscapes. You will also learn how light and the weather influence what we photograph.

This class is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $35 per person, payable by cash or check to PCEC. The registration deadline is September 17, so call (814) 274-4877 or visit to register today.

Horton Township Dispatched To Rollover Crash on Rt. 219

At 8:15 AM on Monday, Horton Township Fire & EMS dispatched to Rt. 219 for a rollover crash with minor injury & wires down.

Part-Time Career & Vocational Mentor-Aide Wanted In Coudersort School District

Sew Much More is Ready for All Your Homecoming Needs

North Central Supply has all your Needs and More! Nobody Beats Our Prices!! TO SEE PHOTOS OF PRODUCT WE HAVE AVAILABLE.

Potter County Human Services Has Two Openings In Children & Youth Department

Reserve Now for McKean County GOP Chicken BBQ Thursday, Sept. 26th at Hamlin Lake Park in Smethport, PA

Check Out Our New Menu at the Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport

Open Interviews For Positions At Sweden Valley Manor Sept. 19 & 26

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Chainsaw Lost Along Rt. 6 Between Mina & Dollar General in Coudersport

I talked to the gentleman today about the chainsaw. It is a small echo yellow chainsaw. Lost between Mina and Dollar General (Coudersport) RT 6. on Wednesday September 11 2019. If found please call Ralph @ 1-717-756-1634 or 1-814-203-0463 , leave msg and I will return your call. Thank you

Friendship Dispatched For Fully Involved Vehicle Fire

At 9:06 PM on Sunday, Friendship Fire & EMS dispatched to a fully involved vehicle fire near 4302 Rt. 275. Caller did not know if vehicle was occupied or not.
9:12 PM--Friendship chief on scene reports everyone out of the vehicle.

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 9-15-19

by Martha Pennell,

Women’s Bible study meets at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church Wednesday, September 18th,
at 10 am. 

Shared Ministry committee meets there Tuesday, September 24th, at 7 pm. Jim Paxon from Wellsboro, representing Gideons International, was our speaker. According to the Gideons International web site, in 1908 an association of Christian business and professional men and their wives formed, dedicated to telling people about Jesus. They began placing Bibles in hotel rooms. 

Today there are Gideons in 200 countries and territories. Mr. Paxon gave several examples of how people’s lives were transformed through the power of God’s word. In one example, an Ohio man lost his job and began to drink heavily; causing him to lose his house and car, and his wife of 27 years left him. Homeless, he bought heroin and went to a hotel to commit suicide. He opened a night stand drawer and began reading the Bible. He discarded the drugs, is now employed and reunited with his wife, and attends church. 

Mr. Paxon told us God has a story to tell of Jesus and his love. The fields are ripe for harvest. People in prisons and jails are ready to hear God’s words. To be without Christ is to be without hope. 

Recently, thousands of Bibles were distributed in Peru, and this month in Angola. There will soon be major distributions in Trinidad and Tobago. The New Testament is offered at the Pennsylvania Universities of Lock Haven, Mansfield, and Penn State. 

Every time there is one heart beat, three scriptures have been placed, allowing the reading of God’s word. One New Testament costs $1.25. 

Locally, donations may be sent to: Gideons International of Potter County, P.O. Box 758, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Norman is home safe and sound!

Norman is home safe and sound! 

Thanks to all for your prayers and support! 

Thanks to Teacher’s Pet Rescue for loaning us the trap! 

And a special thanks to the husband and wife who rescued him! We are very blessed!

Coudersport Dispatched For Live Wires Down on Dwight Street

At 7:15 PM on Sunday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to 715 Dwight Street for live wires down.

Immediate Opening for Part-Time Bartender at Coudersport American Legion Post

Coudersport Ambulance to Rt. 6 West

At 6:31 PM on Sunday, Coudersport Ambulance to Westgate Inn Lobby for a female with back pain.

Fillmore, Houghton, Short Tract dispatched to Rollover Crash

At 6:18 PM on Sunday, Pike, Short Tract Fire & Houghton & Fillmore Ambulance dispatched to a rollover crash on Stone Spring Road.

Thomas A. Loree, 64, of Warren, PA

Thomas Loree

Thomas A. Loree, 64, of Warren, Pa, passed away on Friday evening, September 13, 2019, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Tom was born on September 5, 1955 in Warren, PA, and was a 1973 graduate of Warren Area High School. He was employed for 40 years on the road crew with Conewango Township. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church. 

Tom was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and was a great help to others who thought of him as their angel. He loved his animals and they loved him.

Tom is survived by his wife, Stacy McCollough Loree, whom he married on June 18, 1988 in Warren, PA; one brother – Jim Loree and his wife, Brenda, of Warren, PA; 2 sisters – Amy Bathurst and her husband, Tim, of Philadelphia, PA, and Lilly Suppa and her husband, Michael, of Warren, PA; 7 nieces and nephews – Jason, Jake, Rachel, David, Sam, Evan, and Griffin; 3 great-nieces and nephews – Westyn, Ava, and Ryker; his beloved dog, Chewie; and Dan and Isaac who were brothers to him. 

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Ralph “Bucko” Loree, who died in 2018, his mother – Rachel Blomquist Loree, who died in 1969, and his mother – Joan Rote Thomas Loree, who died in 2018.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 10am until 12 Noon at which time a funeral and committal service will be held with Rev. Ralph Culp, Pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Tim Olson. Interment will be in Weiler Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place a memorial may do so to the National Kidney Foundation, 2403 Sidney Street, Suite 230, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203, or to Covenant United Methodist Church, 1624 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA, 16365. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 5:15 PM on Sunday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a female with difficulty breathing.

Second Alarm Fire in Clubhouse on Parker Road in Granger

At 5:08 PM on Sunday, Short Tract & Fillmore Fire Depts. have been dispatched to 4174 Parker Road in Granger for a structure fire at the Dalton Gang Sports Clubhouse. 

Second alarm to Angelica & Wiscoy-Rossburg & Dist. 1 Fast-Team dispatched to scene.

5:34 PM--Fire under control. Fire investigators to scene.

Corning, NY driver is uninjured when he wrecks after overcorrecting

Register by Friday, Sept. 20 for Mill Cove's Second Annual Clays for Kids

Representatives of the Wellsboro Social Club and Mill Cove's Second Annual Clays for Kids are shown with the oversized check that represents the club's $5,000 contribution as the major sponsor of the Oct. 5 event. Pictured are: (standing, from left) Charlie Newlin, Wellsboro Social Club Board President Danny Dinnison, Clays for Kids Co-chairs Mark Hamilton and Gary Wilson, Joe Woodruff and Rob Dibble and (sitting, from left) Robin Adams, founder and executive director of Asa's Place, and Board Secretary Jenny Harer. Newlin, Woodruff and Dibble are social club trustees.
Members of the Wellsboro Social Club Board of Trustees recently presented a check for $5,000 to Mark Hamilton and Gary Wilson, co-chairs of Mill Cove's Second Annual Clays for Kids. The social club is the event's major sponsor.

"We donated $5,000 to Clays for Kids to support this great cause because it benefits many community children," said Wellsboro Social Club Board Secretary Jenny Harer. The Wellsboro Social Club at 127 Kelsey Street in Wellsboro is a nonprofit organization that offers activities and manages a restaurant and bar where members from the community and their families can relax and spend time together.

Volunteers, including the Mill Cove Environmental Area and Education Center Board of Directors, are organizing Clays for Kids. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays at 619 Leon Brown Road in Middlebury Center, PA 16935.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the outdoor Mill Cove Environmental Education Center where children learn about nature up close and personal, and the Tioga County Children's Advocacy Center, an Asa’s Place program, which will serve child abuse victims ages four to 18 at 16 Water Street in Wellsboro. The facility is expected to open late in 2019 or early in 2020.

The entry fee for men and women participating in Clays for Kids is $130 per person and for a team of four is $500. Lunch only is $20 per person.

Included in the entry fee are: four boxes of ammunition, either 12- or 20-gauge per shooter; 100 target rounds per shooter; golf cart use; lunch and an event T-shirt. Registrants must bring their own gun and eye and ear protection.

Registration and check-in for the Oct. 5 shotgun shoot will begin at 8 a.m. with the shoot to start at 9 a.m. The pork barbecue lunch and presentations about the beneficiaries, the Mill Cove Environmental Education Center and Tioga County Children's Advocacy Center, an Asa’s Place program, will be at noon. At 1 p.m., a raffle will be held and awards presented to the top male, female and team shooters.

Friday, Sept. 20 is the registration deadline for shooters to guarantee an event T-shirt and ammunition.

Those who register online between Sept. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 3 or in person at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, the day the event is being held, will participate in the shoot but will not receive an event T-shirt and may not receive ammunition.

Register and pay online at on or before Sept. 20. Or to register, mail the following information: Individual shooter’s name, his/her shirt size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL or 3XL), type of ammunition (12- or 20-gauge) and his/her phone number or the name of each member of a four-member team, each team member’s shirt size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL or 3XL) and type of ammunition (12- or 20-gauge) and the name of the team’s contact person and the contact person’s phone number. Make checks payable to Mill Cove, Inc. and mail with the registration information to 54 S Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 so it arrives before Sept. 20.

For more information about registering to participate in Clays for Kids or to learn about available sponsorship opportunities, call Mark Hamilton at 570-772-1299 or Gary Wilson at 570-337-8699 or email

Emporium Fire/EMS Dispatched For Traumatic Injury

At 3:40 PM on Sunday, Emporium Ambulance with assistance from Emporium Fire Dept. have been dispatched to West Creek Road for a traumatic injury. A 29 year old female is trapped between a backhoe & a trailer.
Air Medical has been requested on standby. 
3:49 PM--Patient has been freed.
4:08 pm--Transporting to Penn Highlands Elk

Wellsboro Couple Named Outstanding Volunteers in 2019 for Hurricane Harvey Work in Texas

Tom Rose holds the certificate and his wife, Laura, the wood-based, glass engraving they were awarded for being named RV Disaster Corps Volunteers of the Year 2019 for their work in Refugio County, Texas.
Husband and wife, Tom and Laura Rose of Wellsboro are on a mission. They are looking for people willing to travel to Refugio County in Texas to help repair or replace homes damaged in Hurricane Harvey.

“More volunteers and funds are needed to get the people of Refugio back on their feet,” Laura said. "It's been two years since Hurricane Harvey devastated the area and there is still a lot of work to be done."

On Aug. 24, 2017, Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall. Hardest hit were Texas and Louisiana. Also impacted were six other states and Caribbean islands. With damage estimated at $125 billion, Harvey is tied with 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as one of the costliest on record. In Texas alone, there were 103 storm-related deaths with an estimated 300,000 structures and 500,000 vehicles damaged or destroyed.

Tom and Laura had both retired in 2016. “Our plan was to spend several years living in our RV, traveling in America and doing disaster relief work. We had done a lot of relief work after Katrina,” said Laura.

The couple changed their plans when Laura's mother was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer, "In November of 2016, we leased our home in Wellsboro, got in our RV and headed for my mother's in Athens, Georgia," Laura said.

“When Harvey struck, Tom and I were still in Georgia taking care of her 24/7. That’s how we found out about the nonprofit RV Disaster Corps in Waco Texas. They were asking for volunteers who owned recreational vehicles to go to Refugio to help with disaster relief. We completed the required training and testing online and were accepted. After my mother passed away in November of 2017, we notified the RV Disaster Corps we were available for deployment," said Laura.

The Roses arrived on Jan. 1, 2018. One room in the town's chamber of commerce building was serving as the Refugio Volunteer Reception Center.

"At the center, Tom and I helped homeowners fill out applications identifying the type of work that had to be done to make their property habitable, from clearing fallen trees and other debris to replacing roofs to sheet rocking walls. The majority of work completed in 2018 was to reduce mold by putting up tarps over holes in roofs and broken windows to keep homes dry until it could be determined whether they could be repaired or had to be demolished," Laura said.

It wasn't long before the center's director and the Roses realized the center was not big enough. "Tom and I were attending the First Presbyterian Church in Refugio and knew it was the perfect place for it." The church said yes.

Tom set up the center’s website and Facebook page and created databases and spreadsheets so information about home locations and needed repairs could be linked to volunteers based on when work could be done.

Laura helped stock the center with tools and supplies for volunteers, created a bunkhouse where they can sleep, a shower trailer and a kitchen. She also cooked meals.

The Roses stayed in Refugio for four months. "We left on April 30, 2018, spent two months last summer in Alaska and about five weeks in Wellsboro before returning to Refugio for six months, from November of 2018 to April of this year. We're going back to Refugio for the third time early this November and will stay there for six months, through April of 2020," Laura said.

Through the Volunteer Reception Center, Laura and Tom have worked with many different organizations while in Texas, from the American Red Cross to the Salvation Army, Samaritan's Purse, Seventh Day Adventist Disaster Aid, Mennonite Disaster Service, Habitat for Humanity, All Hands and Hearts and the Texas-based Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group.

“The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, our home church, is supporting our efforts in Refugio through its Missions Committee,” Laura said. "We are planning to return to Wellsboro when we get too old to be on the road. Tom just turned 70 and says he's good for another five years."

"People in Refugio County are still living in hotels or motels or with family and friends because they can't get back into their own homes," Tom said. "We are asking groups and individuals to volunteer and come to Refugio to lend a hand. Desperately needed are estimators, people who can go through a home and estimate the cost of making needed repairs as well as skilled tradesmen - plumbers, electricians and construction workers."

Anyone who wants to donate funds, volunteer to help with repairs or build new homes or in any other way are invited to contact Laura Rose at 570-453-7985 or The Roses will be in the Wellsboro area until mid-October.

To see the video on YouTube about the RV Disaster Corps in Refugio County, visit To view the website Tom created, visit

William Herschel Stowell III, Mt. Morris, NY, formerly of Black Creek, NY

William Herschel Stowell III

William Herschel Stowell III, Mt. Morris, NY, formerly of Black Creek, NY, passed away after 1 year at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia Saturday (9/14/2019) surrounded by his wife and family. 

US Army Veteran
Born June 4, 1931 at home in Olean, NY was the son of William H. and Dorothy (Donovan) Stowell II. He was proud of his North Olean roots and would tell stories of his adventures as a boy and young man. 

He graduated from St. Bonaventure ROTC and received a Bachelor of Science (chemistry) degree and finished his Army career as 1st Lt. at Ft. Sill, OK, Artillery Division.

Bill did a heap of living in his 88 years. In his earlier days he enjoyed bowling, hunting, and driving his Plymouth Road Runner, loud and fast. Bill was employed as an engineer by Bovaird & Seyfang and Dresser-Clark. This is where he would meet Yvonne and where you would see him flourish into a family man, his proudest achievement. He especially loved being a Dad, husband & Grampa “Papa Broke” & Great Grampa. 

He was a great history buff and before there was the Internet, there was Bill. When the family moved to Black Creek you saw his interests grow. For many years he planted a large garden with his Farmall A tractor and canned tomatoes and chili sauce. Bill was a meticulous wood craftsman, building desks, shelves, and trim for the house renovation. 

He enjoyed square dancing with the Reel Squares, line dancing, and identifying bird species as they visited his feeder. Binoculars and the bird book were always on hand. He was a great cook and baker and always claimed that he was the World’s Best Pie Maker. 

He was semi-retired at 55, staying active as an engineering consultant. He also was treasurer of the Enchanted Mountain Stock Club. It was during this time he was able to enjoy quality time with his grandchildren, taking them to pre-school, helping with homework and filling their minds with his knowledge. 

He will be missed beyond measure by his wife H. Yvonne (Campbell/Hardy), sons Todd A. Hardy (Christine) Conesus, NY, Timothy D. Hardy Mt. Morris, NY, William H. Stowell IV (Julie) LeRoy, NY and daughter, Mary L. Guldenschuh (Carl) Nunda, NY, Brothers Robert and Gerald Stowell, brother-in-law Garry Jones. Grandchildren Joshua, Jennifer & Katherine Gordon, Elijah, Benjamin and Samuel Hardy, his namesake William V and Joelle and 6 great grandchildren: Jalise, Kylie, Avayah, Stephen, Lev and Yael. 

He was preceded by son, John D. Hardy 1996 and daughter, Julie E. Gordon (Hardy) 2015, Brother Norman, sisters Audrey Jones and Mary Zinion and sisters in law Donna & Amy Stowell.

Arrangements are under direction of the Mark Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc, Cuba, NY.

Online condolences may be sent at

Strong Women of Port Allegany beginning it's 5th year next week

Strong Women of Port Allegany, a weight training exercise group for women 40+, is beginning it's 5th year next week, Monday, September 16th. We meet Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Gator Den at the Port Allegany Elementary School. There is no cost. Come to our first night to find out how weight training can help you gain muscle, improve strength, and increase flexibility and balance. Find out more when you come to class! If you have any questions, call Terri 558-5158 or Mary 598-7580.

Bradford City dispatched for smoke alarm activation

At 1:57 PM on Sunday, Bradford Station 1 Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 47 School Street for a smoke detector activation.

Coudersport Ambulance dispatched for a medical emergency

At 1:36 PM on Sunday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to Tennessee Pipeline Road for a medical emergency.

PSP Lewis Run investigating an incident of Criminal Mischief

Bradford woman charged with Harassment

Driver hits pole when trying to stop and avoid a vehicle stopped halfway in the roadway

Driver hits water on the roadway and loses control of vehicle

Warren L. Gourley, 59, of Bradford, PA

Warren L. Gourley

Warren L. Gourley, 59, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Pavilion at BRMC.

He was born on May 16, 1960 in Delaware, OH, a son of the late David and Doris Rayburn Gourley.

He was a 1978 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

He was a member of the Italian American Progressive Club, Bradford. He was the singer, songwriter and cofounder of the local band “Barfly”; where he was the lead guitarist and lead vocals. Warren was an avid hunter and fisherman. When he was younger he was a talented football player who received many awards and trophies. The most important thing in his life was spending time with his family and friends and anyone that knew him knows that he had an outgoing personality and was always the life of the party.

He was employed by the former Gourley Electric & Heating and later as a self-employed subcontractor who worked with various local contractors.

He is survived by one son, Lee Gourley of Bradford; two brothers, Jimmy (Cheri) Gourley of Bradford and Randy (Jill) Gourley of Bradford; two half-brothers, Wayne (Stephanie) Gourley of Florida and David (Barbara) Gourley of Florida; a former wife and longtime love, Lisa Pascarella of Bradford; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Michael Gourley.

A celebration of Warren’s life will be held at a later date to be announced by the family.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Driver uninjured when she hydroplanes and loses control of her vehicle

Genesee woman loses $ by looking at a Facebook ad

Sabinsville man arrested for Assault

Someone makes off with over $4,000.00 worth of conduit from a work site

Bradford man arrested for possessing a small amount of Marijuana in his vehicle

Two men charged for riding 4-wheelers on posted properties

Hometown Science Festival is Saturday, Sept. 21 on The Green

On Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to 4 p.m., children and adults are invited to take part in the third annual Hometown Science Festival on The Green in the heart of downtown Wellsboro. The festival is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

"Our goal with the festival is always to spark interest and passion for science in our community by sharing important ways we use and rely on science every day, right in our own neighborhoods and backyards," said Barbara St. John White, one of the event's founders. "We do this by inviting local people working in science and science education to lead hands-on science activities for children and families.

A future entomologist? A young girl looks through a magnifying glass to sort and identify aquatic insects found in a stream at the 2017 Hometown Science Festival on The Green in Wellsboro.
Participating will be ecologists, botanists, citizen scientists, natural resource managers, professors, teachers and students representing more than 20 different organizations.

Musician and environmental science teacher Van Wagner of Danville, Pa. will give a presentation entitled “Soft Coal, Hard Times…The History of Bituminous Coal Mining in Our Region." Wagner was a coal miner. He will also give a concert of his original songs about Pennsylvania's cultural and natural heritage.

Members of the Physics Department at Mansfield University will lead “Marvelous Magnetism", which will include a demonstration of how audio speakers work and the basics about the subtle and complex interaction between the sun's plasma atmosphere and its magnetic field called the magnetohydrodynamics of the sun.

USGS Northern Appalachian Laboratory staff members will provide an opportunity to learn about the life history and ecology of freshwater mussels and American eels of the Susquehanna River.

Staff from the Tioga County Conservation District will lead activities in aquatic insect identification and the life cycles of the monarch butterfly.

Playing With Science STEM program after-school staff will launch water pressure rockets, build unsinkable foil boats and create coffee filter parachutes.

Professors and students from the Mansfield University Department of Psychology will share sensory kits so youth can better understand how human sensory processing works and how our sensory systems can be calmed or stimulated.

Members of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society will dissect owl pellets to teach children about owl diets and digestion and lead bird walks around town.
Children built and launched "stomp rockets" to learn about basic principles of physics and aerodynamics at the 2017 Hometown Science Festival. This year, there will be water pressure rockets among the more than 20 hands-on, science-based learning activities offering fun and excitement for children and families.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources staff will share their knowledge about two invasive insects, the spotted lanternfly, which is native to China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam and poses a severe threat to local crops like fruit trees and grapes, and the emerald ash borer, which is from Asia and responsible for the loss of so many local ash trees.

Professors and students from Lycoming College in Williamsport will bring live hellbender salamanders to the festival and share their knowledge about the biology and ecology of Pennsylvania's new state amphibian.

There will be additional opportunities to learn about telescopes, hydrology, honey bees, the importance of hemlock trees for trout and headwater streams, simple machines, scientific illustration, and more.

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Joe Crookston to Perform Friday, Sept. 20

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, nationally acclaimed American folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter Joe Crookston will perform in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. A resident of Ithaca, New York, Crookston regularly tours in the United States, Canada and Ireland.

"I will be performing upbeat, high-energy songs along with artful and quiet songs," Crookston said. Not only is he known for his lyrics, "created with wit, intelligence and heart" but also for his excellent musicianship and charismatic stage presence.

A master storyteller, Crookston has written many songs based on true American stories. His music is deeply rooted in the grand celebration of life, death, ancestry and the interconnectedness of us all.

In 2007, he was awarded a year-long Rockefeller Foundation songwriting grant for a project called "Songs of the Finger Lakes." He traveled around the region setting its people and history to music.

After meeting Dina Jacobson, an elderly Holocaust survivor from Poland who was living in Elmira, N.Y., Crookston wrote "Blue Tattoo." She bore an identification number tattooed on her body from her time in the Auschwitz concentration camp. That 2007 song was the inspiration for a 2014 documentary of the same name. The film is about how Crookston and Jacobson met and formed a unique friendship. Their common goal was to help keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and its lessons of humanity relevant.

In 2017, another of Crookston's story songs, "Brooklyn in July" was made into a short film produced by Laura Delano and directed by Bob Celli. It is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American World War II veteran who was working as a chauffeur.

In Wellsboro, Cookston will perform two of his story songs, "The Letters of Florence Hemphill", which he wrote about a nurse from Wilson County, Kansas who volunteered to serve in World War I, and "Blue Tattoo."

Crookston is also a painter. When he sings those two songs, the supersized acrylic portraits he painted of Hemphill and Jacobson will be displayed on stage.

During intermission, the singer will have some of his 8½- by 11-inch matted, framed and autographed monoprints available for purchase. Crookston created them based on lyrics in his songs.

This concert is BYOB. Audience members can bring their favorite beverages and snacks and reserve a table at no extra charge. Admission is $20. For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Marge Green will turn 100 years old on September 24

A very special member of our congregation will reach a milestone on September 24. 

Marge Green will turn 100 years old! 

Marge has been a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church and was active with the church's Women's Association. 

Family members said she would be delighted to receive cards -- preferably with personal messages -- and they can be sent to her at 1014 Southwoods Road, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

We've also been advised that Marge loves to read, so please bear that in mind. 

Let's make her feel as special as she truly is!

Constitution Day (Sept. 17) To Be Observed With Bell-Ringing

Shown with Commissioners Susan Kefover, Paul Heimel and Doug Morley are DAR members Sue Halloran (left) and Barbara Heimel.
Constitution Day (Tuesday, Sept. 17) will be celebrated in Potter County with the Daughters of the American Revolution taking charge of the observance. 

Members of the Allegewi Chapter will hold a ceremony at the courthouse square at 3:45 pm, followed by a ringing of the courthouse bell at 4, recognizing the time of the ratification of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Local churches will also be sounding their bells. 

Communities, schools, churches, and individuals are encouraged to participate in the Bells Across America tribute to the Constitution. At today’s meeting, the Potter County Commissioners passed a resolution commending the Allegewi Chapter and designating Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.

Tax Claim Bureau ‘Upset Sale’ Moves Three Properties

TCB personnel conducting the Upset Sale were, from left, Karin Karr, Jake Ostrom, Deanna Johnston and Linda Gambino.
Just three properties were sold during Monday’s annual Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) “upset sale” at the Gunzburger Building. It’s a last-resort auction to sell those properties on which taxes for 2017 or earlier have not been paid. The resultant revenue is divided among the affected school district, municipality and county. 

A Vine Street property in Coudersport Borough was sold for $9,000 to Thomas Majot following bidding that started at $6,700. Two other parcels, one in Bingham Township and the other in Austin Borough, were sold for the minimal bid covering taxes, interest and costs. 

Fourteen properties that did not sell will be re-offered during the TCB’s Continuance Sale at 10 am Monday, Sept. 23, at the Gunzburger Building.

As of mid-August, more than 200 properties from across Potter County were slated to go to the auction block. TCB has implemented a series of changes to make things easier for those who have fallen behind on their taxes to redeem their properties. These include a monthly installment option and a credit card payment system. These changes have had positive results, according to TCB Director Deanna Johnston. “The number of delinquent properties has been tracking downward in recent years,” she said. “Selling someone’s property due to unpaid taxes is always a last resort and we work with anyone who has fallen behind to try to avoid that outcome.” Tax Claim Bureau personnel are located in Suite 111 of the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915; telephone (814) 274-0488, option 1.

Two Potter County Departments Create GIS Prototype

Two Potter County departments have teamed to create a new tool that streamlines environmental inspections for everything from the Clean Streams Law to road and bridge projects. It combines internet-based data entry and storage with geographic information systems (GIS) technology. This week, three Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials came to Coudersport for a demonstration of the mobile applications, which have impressed DEP and other agencies. They’re being viewed as best practices that can be emulated in other counties and perhaps at the statewide level. Will Hunt and Charlie Tuttle from the county’s Planning/GIS Department were joined by Jason Childs and Glenn Dunn II from the Potter County Conservation District in sharing information about the new tool with the DEP representatives. Dunn, who has been kept busy inspecting clear-cut forest tracts and road construction related to a major wind energy generation system in northeast Potter County, described how the application has reduced his burden in the field and improved data collection. Flanked by two of the DEP representatives in the photo above are, from left, Will Hunt, Glenn Dunn II and Jason Childs.

Galeton Project Recommended For County’s CDBG Grant

On Nov. 1, the Potter County Commissioners plan to submit an application to the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The board is proposing that the federal funding be expended in support of the Galeton Borough Authority wastewater treatment plant, with $182,560 to be used for rehabilitation of the facility and $40,000 for administration. A public hearing to receive comments on the proposed use of these funds will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Gunzburger Building. Following the hearing, the commissioners will consider the approval of Potter County’s 2019 CDBG application at their 11 am meeting. Potter County strives to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, vision, hearing, and language-impaired persons. If you have a disability or limited English proficiency and require an auxiliary aid or accommodations, please contact Glenda Ruch at SEDA-COG, available at 1-800-332-6701, 1-800-654-5984 TTY, 1-800-654-5988 TDD to discuss your needs. Translators will be available upon request. Any complaints should be submitted to Glenda Ruch.

SEDA-COG has been contracted by the county to assist with administration of the CDBG program, which requires a significant amount of administrative responsibilities, as promulgated by the U.S. Dept. of House and Urban Development and the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development. Ruch assisted the commissioners in assessing the three projects that were proposed to the board. She recommended that the Galeton facility receive the funds, based on multiple factors, including the severity of the treatment plant’s deficiencies and the anticipated high cost of rehabilitating the facility. Ruch further advised that projects submitted by Ulysses and Shinglehouse boroughs do meet the CDBG criteria. Each could be considered during the 2020 CDBG funding cycle, or could be eligible for other state or federal funding programs.

Deborah Kay Herbert, 67, Lancaster, PA

Deborah Kay Herbert

Deborah Kay Herbert, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 67, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on July 19, 1952 at Lancaster General Hospital to the late George W. and C. Bernice McFarland, she was a 1970 graduate of Hempfield High School. 

US Marine Corps Veteran
After graduation, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, attending Basic Training at Parris Island, SC and then Basic School at Quantico, VA earning the rank of Private First Class prior to her Honorable Discharge in 1971.

On April 19, 1984, she married Mark C. Herbert of Lancaster after being together for seven years and he survives. 

Deb last worked at Weis Markets as a Bookkeeper. She was an avid Civil War enthusiast as well as Salunga, PA historian and the family historian. She adored her miniature schnauzer "Strudel" who was with her for thirteen years.

Mrs. Herbert is also survived by her three children: Mark A. (Susan) Herbert of Port Allegany, PA, Shannon L. (John) Tshudy of Lancaster, PA, Shawn C. (Heather) McFarland of Findlay, OH, her two brothers; Dennis (Judith) McFarland and Douglas (Sherry) McFarland, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A "Celebration of Life" visitation and service will be held at The Groffs Family Funeral Home, 528 W. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Conestoga Memorial Park. Those who attend are encouraged to dress casually in a joyous fashion and are welcome to share memories of Deb.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Deb's memory to The American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Please visit Deb's Memorial Page at: