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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

To Fill A Backpack Christmas Raffle Is Over, Final Drawing Was Tonight

Well everyone...we are done...final draw was tonight. 31 draws in 31 days that included a couple days of double prize draws...that really shows the support that the Backpack program has. Final calculation shows that we gave out approximately $4,017.00 in prizes this year...yep...the value continues to grow. Thanks to everyone involved whether they donated a prize, part of a prize or suggested a prize...Everything is much appreciated.

Emporium Dispatched To Head-On Crash On Nickler Road

At 9:12 PM on Tuesday, Emporium Fire Department & EMS have been dispatched to a head on crash in the area of 24 Nickler Road in Emporium. One patient is confirmed entrapped. Patient extricated & being transported.
Updated location of 155 and Nickler Road Shippen Township.
***Route 155 is closed with DETOUR***

11:55 PM--Fire Police dismissed from scene. 

Betty Hurler KIBBE, 83, of Harrison Valley, PA

Betty Hurler KIBBE

Betty Hurler KIBBE, 83, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in her home. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Scott L. Cox, 63, York, PA

Scott L. Cox

Scott L. Cox, 63, passed away December 14, 2019 in York from a long battle with cancer.

He was born born in Coudersport, PA on June 2, 1956 to Hazel Kuhn and Charles Cox. He married Colleen Mitchell on May 21st, 1994 in Smethport, who survives. 

He worked for Maryland PA Railroad for many years. 

He’s survived by his children: Steven and Chelsea Cox of Coudersport, Shauna Cox, New York State, Carrie and Chris Gift, Manchester, PA. Jason Kaziska, West York, James and Heather Kaziska, Manchester, PA., Richelle Cox, Port Allegany, PA and Zachary Cox of West York. 19 grandkids and 7 great grands and aunts and uncles. His sisters: Diane Haggard of Bradford, Wanda Bradley of Missouri. Brothers: Dan and Joe Gray of Oklahoma and Steven Cox, Bradford PA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and several sisters and brothers  and one grandchild Jozy Ferrer.

A memorial is planned January 4, 2020 at 4 pm at the Hilltop Church with food to follow.

St. Marys Dispatched For Jeep Rolled Over on Robyn Road

At 7:53 PM on Tuesday, St. Marys  Fire & EMS have been dispatched to 105 Robyn Road at the car wash for a Jeep rolled over. Report no injuries. Police are looking for the occupants who left the scene.

Coudersport Dispatched For Traffic Control at Rollover Crash

At 6:19 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Fire Dept dispatched to the area of 255 North Ayers Road for traffic control at a motor vehicle crash.  Units hold in quarters per Captain 48.

December Weather Report for Galeton by Henry W. Lush

December 2019 started out cold and miserable with sleet, ice and snow. Galeton and surrounding areas were without power for over 30 hours. 

It was a major winter storm. Over 5" of snow fell. Many businesses and churches were closed. It then became clear and cold. After this weather event normal temperatures prevailed until mid month then the cold weather returned with heavy morning fog and flurries.  

I recorded 8 degrees on the 20th. Berger lake was partially frozen over and the Canada geese headed south. Then for the remainder of the month we enjoyed above normal temperatures with readings in the 40's and it even hit 50 on the 30th.

We received 3.65" of rain and melted snow for the month. The snowfall total was 7.6". We had 13 days of 1" or more of snow on the ground and 11 days with at least a trace of snow on the ground.

Last year the totals were 4.17" of rain and melted precipitation and 3.1" of snow.

This year we had 7 foggy mornings and ice and glaze on one day.

The average high temperature for December is 34 degrees and the average low is 20 degrees, Average rainfall is 3.17".

The days are now getting longer and spring will be here before you know it. Happy New Year!!

Henry W. Lush
National Weather Service Observer

Shinglehouse Ambulance to North Puritan Street

At 6:04 PM on Tuesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to North Puritan Street for a cardiac emergency.

Doris M. Carr Nuhfer, 92, of Warren, PA

Doris Nuhfer

Doris M. Carr Nuhfer, 92, of Warren, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren, PA. Born May 29, 1927 in Farmville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ruffin and Carrie Brann Carr.

Doris had lived in Warren since 1946 and was employed with the former Anderson’s Shurfine for 12 years. She was a faithful member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where she served on the Church Center committee, funeral luncheon committee, and had been in charge of the Church activities schedule and was active in the RCIA program and confirmation classes. She also served as an usher, and as a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Doris was also a member of the Warren Bocce League, Warren YMCA, AARP, Gold Star Mothers, and the American Legion Post 135 Ladies Auxiliary VFW.

Doris is survived by her 5 Children – Marty Nuhfer and wife, Jen of Warren, PA., Timothy R. Nuhfer and wife, Barb of Reading, PA., Joseph A. Nuhfer and wife, Cindy of Warren, PA., John A. Nuhfer and wife, Cindy of Sacramento, CA., Katherine “Kay” Klakamp and husband, Chris of Sheffield, OH; 4 sisters – Shirley (William) Sutton of Goldsboro, NC, Nicey King, Diane (Gordon) Whitehurst, and Carrie Hudson, all of Greenville, NC; 2 brothers – Richard Carr and C.L. Carr, both of Greenville, NC; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, William J. “Bill” Nuhfer, Jr., whom she married on October 5, 1946 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church in Warren, PA, and who passed away on October 21, 2017; 1 son – Danny Nuhfer; and 1 sister – Grace Boyd.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, January 5, 2020, from 6pm to 8pm where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., by Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 707 W. 38th St., #128, Erie, PA 16508. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Charles G. “Charlie” Sinnamond, 78, of Wharton, PA

Charles G. Sinnamond

WHARTON, Pa.---Charles G. “Charlie” Sinnamond, 78, of Wharton, PA, passed away at home with his loving wife and family by his side on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, after a brief illness.

Funeral 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.

Eldred Dispatched for Crash On Rt. 155 Near Larabee Y

At 5:19 PM on Tuesday, Eldred Township fire, Eldred Boro Ambulance & Smethport Medic have been dispatched to a  vehicle crash on Rt. 155 near the Sartwell Road.

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Snow Squall Warning

National Weather Service State College PA319 PM EST Tue Dec 31 2019
The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Snow Squall Warning for...
Potter County in north central Pennsylvania...
Tioga County in north central Pennsylvania...

* Until 445 PM EST.

* At 319 PM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located near Cherry
Springs State Park, moving east at 45 mph.

HAZARD...Extremely poor visibility in snow and blowing snow. Wind
gusts greater than 40 mph.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel.

* This includes the following highways...
Route 6 from west of Coudersport to the Bradford county line.
Route 15 from near Liberty to Lawrenceville.
State Road 14 from Roaring Branch to the Bradford County line.

This snow squall will be near...
Ole Bull State Park around 320 PM EST.
Galeton around 330 PM EST.
Leonard Harrison State Park and Leetonia around 340 PM EST.
Wellsboro and Morris around 350 PM EST.

Other locations impacted by this snow squall include Knoxville,
Osceola, Tioga, Roseville, Austin, Ulysses, Tioga Junction, Sweden
Valley, Ski Denton Ski Area and Mansfield University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Consider avoiding or delaying travel until the snow squall passes
your location. If you must travel, use extra caution and allow extra
time. Rapid changes in visibility and slick road conditions may lead
to accidents.

Wet roadways will quickly freeze. Black ice will cause roads, bridges
and overpasses to become slick and dangerous. Slow down and be
prepared for sudden loss of traction.

Multiple Crashes Across The Area

There are multiple accidents across the area associated with the snow squalls. Too many to gather information on as they are all talking at once. If you have to travel, be very careful as road conditions in any areas are treacherous.

Shinglehouse driver uninjured when truck loses traction on ice and slides backwards over an embankment


Saint Marys Holiday Tournament day 2, 12/28/19









"Frozen Junior" Winter Theatre Arts Camp to Open This Thursday at Blossburg

The 11-day Hamilton-Gibon Winter Theater Arts Camp opens this Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Blossburg School Auditorium on Hannibal Street. During the camp, the 91 participating third through ninth graders who live in the Southern Tioga, Wellsboro Area and Galeton Area school districts will learn theatre arts skills as they prepare to perform the Disney musical "Frozen Junior". Pay-What-You-Can performances for the public will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18 at Blossburg. 

Pictured are Kate DeCamp (left) as Sven, the reindeer, and Gunnar Bowen as Kristoff. The Blossburg camp is sponsored by UPMC Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital. 

For more information, email hamgib@gmail.com or call the H-G office at 570-724-2079.

Winter Outings are This Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4 & 5

The 2020 Step Outdoors Winter Outings Series continues this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4 and 5. All activities are free and open to people from beginners to the experienced and of all ages, including adults and children under adult supervision.

Dress for the weather, including wearing proper footwear with traction devices if necessary or, if there is enough snow, snowshoes or cross-country skis. Bring water and a snack. A limited number of cross-country skis and snowshoes with traction devices will be available to use free during activities. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it.

Snowshoeing Basics is This Saturday, Jan. 4 at Sinnemahoning
This Saturday, Jan. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. join experienced snowshoer Kimberly Lott for Snowshoeing Basics at the Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center at 4843 Park Drive in Austin, Potter County. It's free. Some snowshoes and trekking poles will be provided for youth and adults or participants can bring their own. The program will begin indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom with an introduction to snowshoeing equipment and styles, followed by a guided practice instruction on level ground and then a short excursion on the trail. If snow depth is insufficient for snowshoeing, the indoor program will be held followed by a two- to three-mile nature hike. For more information, call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

Eagle Watch is This Sunday, Jan. 5 at Tioga-Hammond Dam Spillway
At 1 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 5, a free, one-hour Eagle Watch led by local expert Matt West will be at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tioga-Hammond Dam spillway at 94-98 South Main Street in Tioga Borough. This is one of the best spots in the area to see bald eagles. Bring a camera and binoculars. A limited number of spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. West will talk about the life of the bald eagle, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's reintroduction program, how to identify this raptor and areas in Tioga County where people can go to see them. To get to the spillway from Wellsboro, take Route 287 north for 17 miles, turn right at the stop sign onto South Main Street in Tioga Borough, drive to the end of the street, wind past the park entrance gate and drive past the spillway to the parking area. For information, call the Ives Run Visitor Information Center at 570-835-5281.

Register by Jan. 9 for Saturday, Jan. 11 Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners at Sinnemahoning
Those interested in attending Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners on Saturday, Jan. 11 are asked to register by Thursday, Jan. 9. It's free. All ages are welcome. Skis, poles, and boots in adult sizes will be provided or participants can bring their own. Join experienced cross-country ski instructor Curt Weinhold for a fun lesson from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center at 4843 Park Drive in Austin, Potter County. The program will begin indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom with an introduction to cross-country skiing equipment and styles, followed by guided practice instruction on level ground and then a short excursion on the trail. If snow depth is insufficient for skiing, an overview of ski equipment and techniques will be held indoors, followed by a two- to three-mile nature hike. Register online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park. For more information, call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

Women's Introduction to Ice Fishing is Saturday, Jan. 11
The free Women's Introduction to Ice Fishing on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will begin with an indoor morning session and continue outdoors in the afternoon at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, near Wellsboro. The program is for adult women and young ladies ages 11 and up who preregistered. Covered will be ice fishing basics like rigging and using a tip-up, working a jigging rod, selecting bait and lures, using an auger to bore a fishing hole, how to be safe on the ice and a demonstration of how to prepare and cook freshly caught fish. Equipment will be provided. This program will be held whether or not there is enough ice on the lake. The fishing license requirement is waived. For more information, call Amidea Daniel, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Northcentral Region outreach education coordinator at 814-359-5217 or email adaniel@pa.gov.

FMI:
Visit http://www.stepoutdoors.org any time to learn more about Winter Outings events or for updates on trail conditions, directions and other information. Information is also available by calling 570-724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

First Heritage Federal Credit Union Sponsors Christmas Trees for Wellsboro's Main Street Boulevards

Representatives of the First Heritage Federal Credit Union surround Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie VanNess (center). Each year First Heritage sponsors the purchase of the 16 Christmas trees that line Wellsboro Borough's Main Street boulevards. 

Shown are (from left): Bob Blair, chairman of the First Heritage Federal Credit Union Board of Directors; Wellsboro Branch Manager Nancy Stamilio; VanNess; Regional Manager Deb Meachem and Financial Services Representative Diane McChesney. 

This year, a special wooden ornament (held by Nancy Stamilio) was placed on each of the trees. Inscribed on it are the words: "Tree compliments of First Heritage Federal Credit Union."

News from County Line 4H Club


Our club County Line 4-H group had our meeting on Sunday 12/29/19. The first thing we did was go over old and new business. After that our guest speaker Mary DeGolier taught us about how to groom and take care of sheep for the fair. The Clover Buds made sheep mask and black sheep from cotton balls. Our next meeting will be held on January 12, 2020 at 2 o'clock at the Sartwell Creek Church.

Emma Baker (12)

* Snow Squall Warning for...ELK, CAMERON, MCKEAN & POTTER

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Snow Squall Warning for...
Northeastern Elk County in north central Pennsylvania...
Eastern McKean County in north central Pennsylvania...
Potter County in north central Pennsylvania...
Cameron County in north central Pennsylvania...

* Until 330 PM EST.

* At 211 PM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line
extending from near Belfast to near Smethport to Marienville,
moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD...Whiteout conditions. Zero visibility in snow and blowing
snow. Wind gusts up to 30 mph.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel.

This snow squall will impact US Route 6 between Smethport and
Galeton.

This snow squall will be near...
Smethport, Crosby and Coryville around 220 PM EST.
Port Allegany around 230 PM EST.
Coudersport around 250 PM EST.
Betula and Genesee around 310 PM EST.

Other locations impacted by this snow squall include Austin, Eldred,
Ulysses, Oswayo, Sweden Valley and Ski Denton Ski Area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Consider avoiding or delaying travel until the snow squall passes
your location. If you must travel, use extra caution and allow extra
time. Rapid changes in visibility and slick road conditions may lead
to accidents.

Wet roadways will quickly freeze. Black ice will cause roads, bridges
and overpasses to become slick and dangerous. Slow down and be
prepared for sudden loss of traction.

Kane Dispatched To Crash on Rt. 6

At 2:16 PM on Tuesday, Kane Fire & EMS dispatched to 3480 Rt. 6 for a 2 vehicle crash. Caller reports no injuries. Vehicles are still in the roadway.

Snow Squall Warning--ROADWAYS REPORTED TREACHEROUS


Snow Squall Warning
National Weather Service State College PA
211 PM EST Tue Dec 31 2019
The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Snow Squall Warning for...
Northeastern Elk County in north central Pennsylvania...
Eastern McKean County in north central Pennsylvania...
Potter County in north central Pennsylvania...
Cameron County in north central Pennsylvania...

* Until 330 PM EST.

* At 211 PM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line
extending from near Belfast to near Smethport to Marienville,
moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD...Whiteout conditions. Zero visibility in snow and blowing
snow. Wind gusts up to 30 mph.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel.

This snow squall will impact US Route 6 between Smethport and
Galeton.

This snow squall will be near...
Smethport, Crosby and Coryville around 220 PM EST.
Port Allegany around 230 PM EST.
Coudersport around 250 PM EST.
Betula and Genesee around 310 PM EST.

Other locations impacted by this snow squall include Austin, Eldred,
Ulysses, Oswayo, Sweden Valley and Ski Denton Ski Area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Consider avoiding or delaying travel until the snow squall passes
your location. If you must travel, use extra caution and allow extra
time. Rapid changes in visibility and slick road conditions may lead
to accidents.

Wet roadways will quickly freeze. Black ice will cause roads, bridges
and overpasses to become slick and dangerous. Slow down and be
prepared for sudden loss of traction.

Snow Squall Warning issued December 31 at 2:01PM EST until December 31 at 2:45PM EST by NWS Buffalo

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued
* Snow Squall Warning for...
Wayne County in western New York...
Southeastern Cattaraugus County in western New York...
Livingston County in western New York...
Allegany County in western New York...
Southeastern Monroe County in western New York...
Ontario County in western New York...
* Until 245 PM EST.
* At 201 PM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line
extending from near Ontario to Olean, moving east at 35 mph.
HAZARD...Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow. Wind gusts
greater than 30 mph.
SOURCE...Radar and webcams.
IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel.
* This includes the following highways...
Interstate 390 between exits 4 and 6.
Interstate 90 between exits 45 and 42.
Interstate 86 between exits 28 and 33.
Locations impacted include...
Olean, Geneva, Canandaigua, Fairport, Dansville, Wellsville, Ontario,
Newark, Williamson and Marion.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Reduce your speed and turn on headlights! During snow squalls, the
visibility may suddenly drop to near zero in whiteout conditions.
Slow Down! Rapid changes in visibility and road conditions are
expected with this dangerous snow squall. Be alert for sudden
whiteout conditions.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Bradford Dispatched For Crash Into Pole

At 2:05 PM on Tuesday, Bradford City Fire & EMS dispatched to West Washington & Interstate Parkway for a car into a pole crash.

Road CLEARED: Route 394 EB/WB closed from Morley Road to I-86 due to a crash

CLEARED: Route 394 EB/WB closed from Morley Road to I-86 due to a crash at 12:45, for up to 2 hours. Town of North Harmony, Chautauqua County.

For more information, visit 511NY

R/2/R05-09

Wilford D. "Dave" Wheaton, age 69, of Knoxville, PA

Wilford D. "Dave" Wheaton

Wilford D. "Dave" Wheaton, age 69, of Knoxville, PA, passed away at his home Dec. 29, 2019. 

He was born Mar. 29, 1950 in Knoxville, the son of Wilford and Arloine Steadman Wheaton. 

He retired from PennDOT after 34 years of service, was head grounds keeper at River Valley Country Club, had a car detailing business, small engine repair business, plowed snow and mowed lawns for several people and was a member of numerous organizations. 

He is survived by his wife, Louise (Stahli), daughters, Elizabeth(Russell) Stanley, Tulsa, Ok., Erynn (Greg) Taft, Elkland, mother, Arloine Beebe, Knoxville, grandchildren, Warren Stanley, Miranda Tegtmeier, Mara Stanley, Wyatt Stanley, Payton Wheaton, Abel Taft, Bowen Taft, sisters, Judy (Alan) Payne, Knoxville and Sandy Marzo, Elkland, brother, Scott Beebe, Knoxville, several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father Wilford Wheaton and stepfather Eugene Beebe. 

Friends are invited to call Saturday Jan. 4, 2020 from 12;00 to 2:00 pm. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, where a memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm. Rev. Larry O'Dell, offc. 

Memorial donations may be made to the River Valley Country Club, 80 Bailey-Burrous Ave., Westfield, Pa. 16950. (kenyonfuneralhome.com)

Annabell M. Neal, age 74, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA

Annabell M. Neal

Annabell M. Neal, age 74, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. 

Born March 16, 1945 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late David F. and Dorothy R. (Horton) Johns. 

She enjoyed crafts, gardening and being outdoors. 

Annabell is survived her children, Donna (James) Townsend of Lindley, NY, William Neal of Elkhart, IN, Jan (Chris) Neal of Nelson, Sheila (Matthew) Yungwirth of Wellsboro, Carol Neal of Lindley, NY, Randy Neal of Elkhart, IN and Charles (Mariah) Bisel of Westfield; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; her siblings, Robert Johns of Coopers Plains, NY, Betty (Gordon) Swarthout of Beaver Dams, NY, Evelyn McFall of Westfield, Donna Tucker of SC and Jack (Rosella) Johns of Sabinsville and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by three sons. 

A Celebration of Annabell’s Life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.

Happy Birthday Vera

We would all like to wish Vera a Very Happy Birthday from all the Sheetz employees and Sheetz friends. 

Stop in at Sheetz in Coudersport today and say Hi and wish Vera a Very Happy Birthday!

Gerald R. "Butzie" Cuneo, 87, of 713 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA

Gerald R. "Butzie" Cuneo

Gerald R. "Butzie" Cuneo, 87, of 713 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Penn Highlands Elk. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Fire Alarm on Caulkins Road

At 12:03 PM on Tuesday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 980 Caulkins road for an automatic fire alarm.

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service State College PA
1036 AM EST Tue Dec 31 2019
...DANGEROUS TRAVEL POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

Dangerous travel along highways is possible this afternoon and
early evening as snow squalls should drop visibilities below a
half a mile with icy roadways.

Snow squalls will begin in northwestern Pennsylvania early this
afternoon. These squalls will move through the northern and west
central portions of the state through the afternoon and early
evening hours. The heaviest snowfall will be in the northwest
mountains with a quick one to two inches possible.

It is also possible snow squall warnings may be needed this
afternoon and early evening, possibly along US Route 6, I 80, I
99 and US route 15 north of Selinsgrove, as this snow moves
through. Expect the snow to transition to lake effect snow showers
by early this evening.

If traveling this afternoon, be alert to rapidly changing visibility.
Untreated roads could become covered with snow during periods of
heavier snow.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 31 at 4:32AM EST until January 01 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8
inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE...Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie
counties.
* WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 1 PM EST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could become difficult.

INSTRUCTIONS: Periods of snow will result in snow covered roads and limited
visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving.
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Former Bradford man to serve lengthy prison sentence for rape

By RUTH BOGDAN r.bogdan@bradfordera.com
Bradford Era

A former Bradford man accused of sexually assaulting children in McKean and Elk counties will serve a lengthy prison sentence.

Michael A. Chittester, 28, will serve 37 ½ to 75 years in state prison for the charges. He was sentenced Dec. 12 in Elk County Court. Read more...

I-86 Eastbound is closed from Exit 9 (Rte 430) to Exit 11; REOPENED AT 9:25 AM

I-86 Eastbound is closed from Exit 9 (Rte 430) to Exit 11 (Strunk Rd), in the Town of Ellery, Police have opened roadway at 9:25am

I-86 Eastbound is closed from Exit 9 (Rte 430) to Exit 11 (Strunk Rd), in the Town of Ellery, due to crash at 5:30 AM until further notice.

PA Permit Violations Issued to to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a73(b) - GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION - Operator failed to prevent gas, oil, brine, completion and servicing fluids, and any other fluids or materials from below the casing seat from entering fresh groundwater, and prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a81(a)3 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a81(a)2 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent migration of gas or other fluids into sources of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a81(a)3 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a81(a)2 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent migration of gas or other fluids into sources of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a73(b) - GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION - Operator failed to prevent gas, oil, brine, completion and servicing fluids, and any other fluids or materials from below the casing seat from entering fresh groundwater, and prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a73(b) - GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION - Operator failed to prevent gas, oil, brine, completion and servicing fluids, and any other fluids or materials from below the casing seat from entering fresh groundwater, and prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a81(a)2 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent migration of gas or other fluids into sources of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a81(a)3 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-12-20 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-12-20 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Five individuals escaped from a car that caught fire in Whitneyville

FIRST News Now
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VEHICLE FIRE IN WHITNEYVILLE
FNN Article with images © 2019.

WHITNEYVILLE, PA - Five individuals escaped from a car that caught fire while traveling along the Charleston Road on Sunday morning, December 29, 2019, around 10:15AM.

The driver of the car was quick to pull over off the roadway when heavy smoke started pouring out from the engine compartment, as the driver stopped the vehicle flames erupted from the front of the car. The driver and passenger quickly got out of the vehicle and and assisted getting the younger passengers out of the back of the burning vehicle.

The car belonged to Melody Youngs of Towanda, who had her two young children, her brother and another male who were all traveling to see family for a Christmas get together.

Wellsboro fire crews were dispatched around 10:20AM to the vehicle fire, which was located across from the Benedict's Bus Service.

As soon as everyone was out of the car, it just went up in flames.

A Blossburg firefighter that was in the area stopped to assist and reported the vehicle was fully involved. Soon Wellsboro crews arrived on scene and went to work at extinguishing the fire. Later that firefighter would assist with traffic control.

The car was a total loss as it sat smouldering for some time.

The Charleston Road was closed down for nearly 40 minutes while firefighters carried out their task. One lane was reopened to allow traffic to pass through around 11:00AM.

Cooper's Towing Service was called in to remove the vehicle from the scene.

Fighters were cleared from the scene around 11:15AM, as the vehicle was towed away.

The family that was traveling was was picked up by another family member. No one was injured in the incident and the vehicle was a total loss.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating this incident as the car was in motion when it caught fire.

Youngs believes that her transmission may have been the cause of the fire, however, that has not been confirmed by authorities..

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Port Allegany High School Alumni of the Month, Jennifer Shelley, Class of 2013

We are proud of our alumni legacy. Over the past 180 years, many remarkable individuals have walked through the halls of Port Allegany schools. We think these people have fascinating stories to tell, and we want to share some those stories here with you. May all of our alumni know how honored we are to know you; you are always welcome here at “home.”

Leaving a Legacy

We are very pleased to showcase noteworthy individuals who have left a fine legacy and defined the very essence of what and who we are - those who have made us better simply because they were here.
Alumni of the Month - Jennifer Shelley
Jennifer Shelley
Year of Graduation
2013
What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School? 
Upon high school graduation, I continued my volleyball career as a Tomcat at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. I studied early childhood education and special education while at Thiel.
During my junior year at Thiel, I was awarded the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship (an international experience program for women in global leadership). I chose to immerse myself in the Thai culture by traveling to Thailand by myself, staying in a homestay, and teaching English in an all Thai-speaking school. Between my homestay family and my friends from the school, I was able to experience the Thai culture and also sight-see some very incredible landmarks in Thailand. That same summer, I traveled to Costa Rica with my volleyball team at Thiel for our international trip.
After graduation in December 2016, I accepted a long-term substitute teaching position with the Grove City School District in Grove City, Pennsylvania. I taught kindergarten for four months. That summer, I accepted a summer school teaching position at George Junior Republic in Grove City, Pennsylvania (an all-boys at-risk youth middle/high school).
Following the summer, I was offered a full time position with the Grove City School District as a 4th/5th grade learning support teacher. I stayed in this position for two years. This year, I teach 3rd grade social studies, science, and math. This is my third full year with the Grove City School District.
In addition to teaching, I also referee volleyball at the high school and collegiate level. This year was my first year as an assistant coach for the girls varsity volleyball team at Grove City. I stay heavily involved in volleyball as an adult between coaching, refereeing, and playing in tournaments year round.
Where do you currently live?
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Who was your favorite teacher in high school?  Why were they your favorite?
My favorite teacher in high school was Sharon Daniels. Mrs. Daniels taught many subjects in high school, but on top of that, she was also my volleyball coach.
I was able to get to know Sharon outside of the classroom, and she became my second mom throughout my high school career. She truly cared for her students and players. She always made sure to give us motivating speeches and always reminded us to make good choices. We shared many laughs, sad moments, and cheers, among many more memories.
My favorite memory of Mrs. Daniels was from volleyball. She would set a goal for our team during practice, and once we reached that goal, she served us breakfast at her house on Friday morning.  That really goes to show just how much she cared about us, going over and beyond for the youth in the Port Allegany High School.
What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School? 
My fondest memory from high school is winning back-to-back NTL championships my junior and senior year and the send-off the school had for us for our road trip to state playoffs. I loved having the stands always full of fans cheering us on.
I also really enjoyed going to homecoming and prom with all of my friends.

Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 9:09 PM on Monday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to North Main Street for a woman ill.

Jay Township Dispatched To Assist Ambulance With Fall Victim

At 8:09 PM on Monday, Jay Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist Bennetts Valley Ambulance with a 63 Year old male who fell down a slippery embankment. Manpower is needed to extricate the male from the bottom of the embankment at 500 block of Spring Run Road.

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Port Allegany Dispatched To Crash on Route 6 Near North Open Brook Road

At 7:29 PM on Monday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 6 & North Open Brook Road for a one vehicle crash with no reported injuries to its 3 occupants. Report something fell off a tractor trailer and hit her vehicle causing it be be disabled in the roadway.

Route 44 Closed Near Turbotville, Northumberland County

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists in Northumberland County are advised Route 44 is closed in both directions between Route 4001 (County Line Road) and the Borough of Turbotville due to a vehicle crash.

A detour is in place using Route 4008 (Gearhart Road) and Route 1012 (Comly Road).

The roadway is expected to be closed for several hours.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

13 Fire Companies Confine Fire At Stauffers in Cuba To Attached Garage

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Daniel Gonska
7 hrs

At 2031 on Sunday 12/29/2019, Cuba Fire Department (Allegany County) was dispatched to a reported working structure fire at the former Stauffer Biscuit Company 8678 Farnsworth Road in the Town of Cuba. Several phone calls to 911 reported smoke and fire showing from an attached garage. Initial dispatch included Cuba Fire, Cuba Ambulance, Friendship, Clarksville, Rushford, New Hudson, DC-1, DC-4, DC-6 and from Cattaraugus County - FAST Team 4. 


Cuba Fire and Police arrived on scene reporting heavy smoke and fire visible from the second floor of an attached garage. Cuba Chief called for an immediate 2nd alarm. Additional departments called to the scene include Belfast, Oramel, MTS Ambulance, Bolivar, Units from Cattaraugus County FAST Team include Allegany Fire, Westons Mills, Portville and Deputy 4.

Approximately 75-100 members from 13 departments in two counties worked to contain the fire to the second floor garage. Fire was under control at 2202. The cause is under investigation by Allegany County Fire Investigators.

Standby Units:

Bolivar at Clarksville
Amity Rescue Squad in Quarters
Lyndon at New Hudson
Hinsdale Ambulance at Cuba
Allentown in Quarters

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Coudersport Dispatched For Traffic Control At Crash on Rt. 44 North

At 5:19 PM on Monday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to Rt. 44 North for traffic control at a no injury crash.

Kathleen “Kitty” Carpenter, 91, of Youngsville, PA

Kathleen “Kitty” Carpenter

Kathleen “Kitty” Carpenter, 91, of Youngsville, PA, passed away at the home of her daughter, P.J Edwards, on Sunday, December 29, 2019, after a brief illness.

Born on November 13, 1928 in Warren, PA, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Delia Mary Mangini Seitz.

Kitty attended schools in the Warren area and was formerly employed with Blair Corporation in the mailing department. She was known for her cooking and baking and was always willing to share her cooking tips with anyone! Kitty always enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and family.

Kitty is survived by her 2 children – Doug Carpenter and his wife, Robin, of Irvine, PA, P.J. Edwards and her husband, Joel, of Youngsville, PA; 6 grandchildren – Joshua Carpenter, Amanda Adams, Katie (Mark) Reed, Padraic Carpenter, Aric (Michelle) Edwards, 15 great grandchildren – Isiah Fox, Megan Adams, Lilly Carpenter, Jake Carpenter, Leah Carpenter, Cole Carpenter, Dexter Reed, Daniel Reed, Chester Reed, Wilder Reed, Avery Brown, Amara Burch, Peyton Burch, A.J. Edwards, and Shanick Branch; 1 great-great granddaughter – Aysia Wenzel; one niece and 2 nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert “Huie” R. Carpenter, Jr., whom she married on May 23, 1953 in Warren, PA, and who died on July 4, 2007; 1 grandson – Jacob Carpenter; and 2 sisters – Rita Joyce Salerno, and Sarah Elayne Robbins.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Friday, January 3, 2020, from 6pm to 8pm and on Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 10am until 11am at which time a funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Dorothy Hilliard, Pastor of Faith Fellowship Church of God, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. 

Those wishing to place a memorial may do so to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Family House, 5001 Baum Blvd., Ste 545, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, or visit www.familyhouse.org. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

William M. Hanson, 85, of Chapel Ridge, Bradford, PA

William M. Hanson

William M. Hanson, 85, of Chapel Ridge, Bradford, PA, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, at UPMC Hamot, in Erie.

Born July 27, 1934 in Bradford, he was a son of the late George and Marjorie (Peterson) Hanson.

Bill was a 1953 graduate of Bradford High School and a graduate of Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo NY.

In 1969 he married Genie (Cullom) Hanson who preceded him in death on February 3, 1996.

Bill was employed in the airline industry for over 30 years, starting with Allegheny Airlines in Bradford, then US Air, and he retired from American Airlines as Management Director.

He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Bradford Lodge 749 F&AM, the Jamestown Consistory, Zem Zem Temple in Erie and the McKean County Shrine Club. He was also an avid golfer. He also enjoyed time with family at hunting camp and was always quick with a good joke.

Surviving is one daughter, Alli (Mike) Pepperling, of Apex, NC, three grandchildren, Madison Petermann, Orrin Petermann, and Avery Petermann, one brother, Jack (Gloria) Hanson, of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday, January 3, 2019, from 11:00 AM to Noon in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., at Noon funeral services will be held with Rev. Matt Blake, Pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, 1645 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.

Funeral arraignments are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com