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Thursday, January 17, 2019

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BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its administrative offices and there will be no classes Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

This includes Hanley Library and café on campus.

Classes will resume, and offices reopened on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center will open during regularly scheduled hours during the holiday. Regular hours include 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the museum and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the café.




Did you know… that Medicare will not pay for its members to see a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)? If you are on disability, or are a senior citizen, you will only be able to see a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) unless you want to pay out of pocket. This wouldn’t be such a big problem, except that social workers have ZERO coursework in mental health. And I mean none. Nada. Zilch! I have the course lists for 3 different universities in PA for masters level social work as of 2013, and there is not one single mental health class among them! The social workers code of ethics clearly states in 1.04 - Competence (a) “Social workers should provide services and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education, training, license, certification, consultation received, supervised experience, or other relevant professional experience.” And yes, clinical social workers complete extra supervision, but it is under the auspices of another social worker who also has had no education in mental health, so what good does that do? From what I can tell, all of the social workers who are currently passing themselves off as counselors are violating their own code of ethics.

Social work has always been geared more toward global issues and community change, not the tools and tenets of individual change. Not that I wish to bash social workers. Those I have met are the most genuine, caring people on the planet, but if they only knew the many, many ways our mental health system gives them advantages over counselors, I am sure they themselves would raise a hulabaloo and demand change.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree and a 3.9 GPA (with student loans to prove it), attempting to open a private practice in my little hometown of Coudersport, PA. This is a very rural area, and I knew from the get-go that obtaining enough clients to sustain a private practice would be difficult. But now that I am here, fully licensed and ready to launch, I discover that it is simply financially impossible. Not being able to work with Medicare clients eliminates such a large segment of the population that I am not sure I will ever be able to fulfill my dream in any rural setting.

No problem, I will simply divide my time between Coudersport and Bradford, yes? No. It seems that Medicaid (Welfare) will only pay for me to see clients in Coudersport, but will not pay me to work with the residents of McKean County. They say they have enough clinicians in Bradford already. Why are they even allowed to make that decision? Seems like a conflict of interest to me.

So… I interviewed for a job as an outpatient therapist with Dickinson Center. But I was not hired. After all, why would they hire me, a therapist who cannot see Medicare clients, when they can hire a social worker who can? I wouldn’t even hire me.

When I completed my internship under the supervision of a social worker, she told me that when she completed her education and got her first job, she was handed paperwork with her name at the top, and the word “counselor” after it. She said, “I’m not a counselor,” and her new boss replied, “you are now.” Every social worker I have spoken with who is not earning their living as a counselor says the same thing – social workers are not qualified to be counselors. I think this is starting to change, but how many social workers are there already in the field?

In order to obtain my license I was forced to move to Harrisburg. I needed 3000 hours of work experience and 1500 hours had to be under the supervision of a qualified licensed counselor, and there were no LPCs in Potter County. Now I know why. Licensed counselors cannot survive in rural America.

I am sad to say that this is just one example of the many ways social workers have been given a huge advantage over professional counselors. Here are some more: 1) Social workers can be licensed with little more than a bachelor’s degree, counselors must have a master’s. 2) Social workers can get paid to complete their internships, counselors cannot (just try to survive working 40 hours a week for free – I had to move back in with my mother). 3) Social workers, marriage/family therapists and professional counselors all operate under the same legislative umbrella. Yet the accrediting agencies that determine the course requirements for these programs (Council on Social Work Education - CSWE, and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs – CACREP) are entirely different entities with entirely different requirements. CACREP has very stringent requirements for obtaining a license as a counselor, outlined in a 63-page document compared to the CSWE requirements, which amounts to 16 pages. 4) House Bill No. 816 of the General Assembly of PA states that in order to obtain a social work license to counsel in PA, an individual must have completed specific credits of coursework in counseling or a field determined by the board by regulation to be closely related to the practice of professional counseling. So, someone with a degree in education, divinity or nursing is permitted to practice in a mental health setting even though they do not possess the appropriate knowledge, clinical and technical skills, problem solving skills and personal congruence that studies show are necessary for human change to occur. With the complexity of human nature, individual biases, unique life experiences and early childhood conditioning, there is no such thing as “closely related to the practice of professional counseling.” 6) Social workers get paid more than counselors do for being counselors. 7) Social workers do not have to complete the same $350 four-hour exam that counselors do. While I do not know what kind of exam social workers do have to take, it seems to me that anyone who wants to be a counselor should be expected to measure up to the same standards.

I do not hate social workers. It is not their fault that the system is broken. In their defense, research shows no difference in outcomes between psychiatrists, psychologists (doctoral level), social workers, counselors (master’s level) and peer support specialists (little or no college and only a few weeks of training with a certificate). However, the same research also shows that there have been no improvements in outcomes in the entire mental health field in over 30 years, and since “professional counselor” has only been listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics as an official occupation for less than half that, one has to wonder what how the outcomes would change if counselors were given a fair shake and new students were encouraged to pursue a degree in counseling rather than being advised, as I was, to go into social work because “that’s where the money is.”

I am not asking to have all social workers removed from practice, because there are so many of them that our already-dysfunctional mental health system would completely collapse. I am only asking that the playing field be leveled and that social workers and counselors be given equal pay and equal treatment. Is that too much to ask?

Thank you for your time. If you are able, please contact your legislators and ask for counselors and social workers to be given equal treatment.


Karen Ingalls, LPC

Public Law 109-461, which was enacted December 22, 2006, explicitly recognized both “licensed professional mental health counselors” and “marriage and family therapists” as mental health providers within the (VA) agency.


Elk County Office of Emergency Services

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If you haven’t heard, there’s a significant winter storm that will impact our area Saturday-Sunday. The initial snowfall forecast is forecasting 12”-18” for all of Elk County.

While the total snowfall is is subject to change one thing is clear; a significant precipitation event will occur Saturday-Sunday. Those with travel plans should reconsider. If that’s not possible, allow plenty of extra time to arrive at your destination.

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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

UPMC Cole Positions Available In Skilled Nursinng & Rehab Dept.

Burkhouse On-Site Public Auction Saturday, January 19th On Clermont Road Near Mount Jewett, PA

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking an Experienced STNA to Join Our Team


OTR And Local CDL Class A Drivers Needed At Buckler Transport

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Allegany County Democratic Committee Meets in Belmont

The Allegany County Democratic Committee will meet next on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 the meeting room at the American Legion Post 808, 29 Schuyler St., Belmont, NY.All registered Democrats are invited to attend to learn more about the Democratic Party’s operations in Allegany County. 

The agenda will include a review of how the recent election law changes will affect Allegany County voters, and a visit from Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano. Please contact Secretary Jackie Kelly if you have an additional item for the agenda. 

The Allegany County Democratic Committee is the official governing body for the County Party. It aims to help Democrats combine their efforts to elect representatives to local, state, and national government. 

Learn more at or on Facebook, or phone (607) 661-8089.

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation

At 8:56 PM on Wednesday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 46 Plank Road for a carbon monoxide detector activation.

Statewide Amber Alert issued for 16-year-old girl abducted in Penn Hills

The Penn Hills Police Department issued a statewide Amber Alert for a 16-year-old girl from Allegheny County.

Authorities said Marani Aquil was abducted by Jermaine Laquay Rogers, 19. Aquil was last seen at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on Glenbrook Drive in Penn Hills.

Amber Alert UPDATE: Aquil has been located; the Amber Alert is canceled. Thanks to all for sharing the alert.

First Citizens Community Bank announces Change in Board Seats

First Citizens Community Bank announced the upcoming retirement of Rudolph van der Hiel as a director. Van der Hiel spent forty-four years as director of First Citizens Community Bank and thirty-five years as director of the bank’s holding company, Citizens Financial Services, Inc. (CZFS).

When van der Hiel joined the board at First Citizens Community Bank, the Bank was only operating four offices. At that time, The Bank holding company, Citizens Financial Services, Inc., had not yet been established. It wasn’t until 1984 that the holding company was created in order to provide the flexibility needed to respond to a rapidly changing financial industry. Through his years of service, van der Hiel has seen the Bank grow to twenty-eight offices across eleven counties in Pennsylvania and New York, and watched the Bank exceed one billion dollars in assets. Van der Hiel is the current Vice Chairman of the Bank and Holding Company, and retires in April from his role as director with these thoughts:

“One of the greatest honors and privileges of my life has been serving on these boards. I have seen the Bank attain unbelievable growth and success over the years. I know I am leaving our organization and its shareholders in very capable, dedicated, and ethical hands. I see nothing but a bright future for these entities.”

Mr. van der Hiel is an Episcopal priest for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Tioga, Pennsylvania, and a part-time priest for various churches in Ontario, Canada. He is also a retired attorney-at-law. Van der Hiel has 40 years’ experience providing legal counsel and operating a law office, as well as many years of community involvement through his church.

“Rudy’s commitment and contributions to the success of our company over these many years, and to the community, have been invaluable,” stated Randall E. Black, CEO and President. “On behalf of his fellow board members and all of our employees, I want to thank him for his loyalty to First Citizens, along with his personal interest and investment in me, and wish him only the very best in his retirement.”

In response to van der Hiel’s announced retirement, On December 18, 2018, the Boards of Directors appointed Christopher Kunes as a director of the Company and the Bank. Kunes is partner or owner of many businesses throughout the Centre County area and has extensive experience in real estate development, commercial contracting, building management, land holdings, farming, and mechanical engineering. He resides in Spring Mills, Centre County, and volunteers at a number of not-for-profit organizations, and planning and housing commissions. Kunes is a board member of the Centre County Y.M.C.A., Centre County PAWS, and a former board member of Nittany Bank in State College, Pennsylvania.

“We’re excited to welcome Chris to our organization and are eager to tap into his knowledge and leadership skills as we continue the advancement of First Citizens Community Bank,” stated Black. “His experience will greatly enhance our strategic planning process, and his connection to the Centre County market will help us take advantage of the potential that exists there.”

First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. They currently operate 28 offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Potter, Clinton, Union, Centre, Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and Allegany County, New York. For more information about First Citizens, visit, or find them on Facebook.

PSP Kane are having an Active Shooter Training at the Kane schools

No injuries when car hits a deer in the roadway

Sabinsville man uninjured when he rolls his car

No injuries in one vehicle crash

Caroline A. JOHNSON, 81, of Westfield, PA

Caroline A. JOHNSON

Caroline A. JOHNSON, 81, of Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. 

Born August 27, 1937, in Summerhill, PA, she was the daughter of Maynard and Crystal Carlin Bump. On April 28, 1957, in Canton, she married Bernard E. Johnson, who survives. 

She was employed by Galeton Production and Electri-Cord in Westfield. 

Surviving besides her husband, Bernard, are: five children, Melanie (Clair) Blencowe of Painted Post, NY, Bernard E. “Bernie” (Ting) Johnson of Westfield, Marlon M. (Terri) Johnson of Westfield, Sheldon (Donna Gunn) Johnson of Westfield, and Brendo (Deborah) Johnson of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five sisters. 

Funeral Services, at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, will be private. Rev. David Brelo will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA. 

Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Community Church, 51 Sherman St., Galeton, PA 16922. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at

Vivian W. Pollock, 93, life long resident of Aiken, PA

Vivian W. Pollock

Vivian W. Pollock, 93, life long resident of Aiken, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on November 8, 1925 in Wolf Run, the daughter of the late Claude and Agnes (Johnson) Whiteman.

Vivian graduated from Bradford High School in 1942.

She married Harold E. Pollock on June 27, 1946, in Bradford, who preceded her in death on October 9, 1993.

Vivian worked for the Bradford Area School District as a secretary for over 20 years, retiring in 1968.

She enjoyed listening to music, reading books, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and soduku. She was definitely well known for her counted cross-stitch.

Vivian was a member of Asbury Methodist Church, Bradford Senior Center, and enjoyed playing cards once a month with her card club.

She is survived by a son, Steve (Sharon) Pollock, of Toms River, NJ, one granddaughter, Jennifer (Matthew) Keelen, of Falls Church, VA, two granddaughters, Riley and Madison, and two sister in laws, Hazel Wolcott and Carol Pollock.

Vivian was along with parents and husband, preceded in death by a grandson Mark Evan Pollock and one sister Doris.

A Memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at the McKean Memorial Park Cemetery

Arraignments are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home Inc.

Online condolences can be expressed at

Mary Belle (West) Cassidy, 90, of Johnstown, PA

Mary Belle (West) Cassidy

Mary Belle (West) Cassidy, 90, of Johnstown, PA, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior on January 15, 2019, at Meadow View Nursing Center in Berlin.

Born January 29, 1928, in Fairmont, W. V., the daughter of Clint O. And Edna (Pople) West.

US Army Corps of Nursing
Mary Belle graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1945, and joined the U. S. Army Corps of Nursing as a Cadet. She graduated in 1948, from the School of Nursing at Fairmont General Hospital as a First Lieutenant. She went on to enjoy a career in nursing, working in Fairmont, W. V., Oakland, Md., and Somerset, Pa. Her last 26 years of nursing were at the Somerset State Hospital.

In retirement, she pursued her dream to live on Ocracoke Island, N. C. In 1991, she and her husband, Jay Cassidy, built their home there. She provided her family and friends many wonderful memories in her spacious vacation home.

Mary was known for her crocheting talent and always whipping out an afghan for family members. She loved to grow flowers, read, do crafts, send cards and host Grammy Camp. She spent a lot of time traveling to see her grandkids and share in their important events. For many years, she was a church organist for Sipesville Church of the Brethren and Buckstown Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mary was a member of the Freidens Lutheran Church and attended the Buxton United Methodist Church in Buxton, N. C.

Mary’s family was very important to her and she was loved dearly by them. She is survived by her four daughters to her first husband, Merlin Gnegy, Linda (Paul) Stahlman, Fairmount City, Pa., Debra (Ronald) Hoffman, Fountain Inn, S. C., Beverly (Rodney) Whited, Russell, Pa., and Susan (John) Coughenour, Berlin, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Matthew (Lisa) Stahlman, Ryan (Somayeh) Stahlman, Jonathan (Susan) Stahlman, Jackalyn Robertson, Scott (Connie) Hoffman, Sarah (Jeremy) Winkler, Melissa Whited, Kymberly (Richard) Lloyd, Brad (Erin) Custer, Jeremy (Mary Jo) Coughenour, and Lonnie (Jessica) Coughenour; 15 great grandchildren, Everett, Piper, Lydia and Nina Stahlman, Kyle Robertson, Samuel and Hannah Hoffman, Conner and Brendan Lloyd, Keirsten, Tanner, Alivia, Caroline, Samuel, and Jacob Coughenour; and one great-great grandchild Kade Coughenour. Mary is also survived by one brother, Lawrence (Nancy) West, Bridgeport, W. V., and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband Jay Cassidy, three brothers, John E., Lewis C. and Richard E. West; five sisters, Dorothea M. Nelson, Christine G. and Maxine D. West, Wilma M. Hillberry, and Martha Lake.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Mary Belle will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the Freidens Lutheran Church in Freidens, Pa., on May 4, 2019. Her family thanks the Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital Critical Care staff, the Meadow View Nursing Center staff and Interim HealthCare Hospice for their loving care. 

Memorial donations may be made to The Mary Grace Foundation, 322 Warren Street, Suite 250, Johnstown, PA 15905. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Linda Cheyney, 72, of Covington, PA

Linda Cheyney

Linda Cheyney, 72, of Covington, PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.

Linda Dawn was born on July 14, 1946 in Wellsboro, PA. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Blanche (Whitney) English. 

After graduating from Blossburg High School in 1964, Linda furthered her education at the former WiIliamsport Area Community College and Mansfield University where she obtained an English Degree. Linda worked as a Secretary for the Dean at the North Campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology and as a Professor of English and Communications for 30 years until her retirement.

Linda enjoyed reading, music, gardening and cooking. She was a lifetime member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church where she was active as a Sunday school teacher, choir director and playing piano for many years. She also held many offices in the church.

Surviving is her daughter; Robin Cheyney of Covington, brother; Douglas (Judy) English of Covington, two sisters; Brenda Nittinger of Blossburg and Gayle Belangia of Florida, two sister-in-laws; Sharon (Micky) Levandoski of Wellsboro and Lollie (Daniel) Short of Covington as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edwin R. Cheyney, Jr. on July 18, 2018.

Calling Hours are 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January, 26, 2019 at Cherry Flats Baptist Church, 2291 Cherry Flats Road, Mansfield, Pa 16933. Rev. Ken Smith will officiate a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Elk Run Cemetery at a later date. 

In Lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation in Mrs. Cheyney's name to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. 

Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Blossburg Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

Daniel LaRosee Brought, 58, of Wellsboro, PA,

Daniel LaRosee Brought

Daniel LaRosee Brought, 58, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 14, 2019, with his family by his side. 

He was married to Susan M. (Hullinger) Brought. He was born May 27, 1960, in Doylestown, PA, the son of Daniel Walter and Barbara Joyce (LaRosee) Brought.
US Navy Veteran

Dan was a United States Navy veteran, having served our country for 10 years. He also served the Wellsboro community for many years, not only as the superintendent of the Water and Sewer Treatment Plants, but also as the assistant superintendent of Public Works for the Borough of Wellsboro. 

He enjoyed the outdoors while playing golf, camping or fishing. He was also a huge Ford Mustang enthusiast and fond of all his pets. He took great pride in serving the Wellsboro community in many ways and was a former member/president of the Wellsboro Lions Club. 

Dan is known for being a generous man who would do anything for anybody. He will be remembered by family and friends for his sense of humor, quick wit, and truly positive attitude.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Susan M. Brought, of Wellsboro; son, Daniel Jacob Brought (Chelsey), of Wellsboro; step-daughter, Laurie Sue Trupe (Lindsay), of Leola, PA; his mother, Barbara Brought, of Spring Hill, FL; brother, Gilbert Brought (Grace), of Kingsland, GA; sisters, Karen Rogowski (Gerald), of Meshoppen, PA, Tammy Woodhams, of Spring Hill, FL; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 4-6 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Dan’s memorial service will immediately follow at 6:00 p.m., with Pastor Dennis Garner officiating and military honors. 

To share your condolences or fondest memories of Dan, visit

Coudersport Ambulance To Cole Manor

At 5:45 PM on Wednesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Cole Manor upstairs for a woman fallen.

Coudersport Ambulance To Angel Lane

At 3:52 PM on Wednesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Angel Lane for a woman fallen outside with a hip injury.

Mercer Livestock Auction, Mercer, PA Market Report for Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Mercer Livestock Auction, Mercer, PA Market Report for Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Sale Time 12:30 PM

Market Summary Report:

Heavy Commercial Bulls
Super Heavy Weight: to $77.00
Medium Weight: to $85.00

Commercial Cows
High Grades: to $56.50
Core Sales: $40.00 - $50.00

Fed Colored Steers
High Choice: $109.00 - $115.00
Choice: $103.00 - $108.00
Selects: $90.00 - $99.50

Fed Colored Heifers
High Choice: $107.00 - $114.50
Choice: $103.00 - $106.50

Fed Holsteins
Choice: $75.00 to $82.50

Feeder Cattle Summary
(No High Grades)
Core Sales: $75.00 - $100.00

Calves: $50.00 to $65.00

Hogs: to $59.50

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Tuesday is proven higher market day! Consistently the highest prices in the region! Every auction live internet viewing / bidding! *Receiving hours always for Tuesday Auctions, Monday, 4 to 8 PM & Tuesday, 8:30 AM to Sale Time (all day). *Rail, and private sale cattle on both days (all day) Region's top market for all commercial livestock! Now, cattle commissions as low as $10.00 / Head!!! As always, highest prices, lowest commissions, only at MLA! CONSIGN / TRUCKING 724-962-9145. Info, Market Reports, Take a Tour at! Business 110% as usual, during the private retirement sale offering of Mercer Livestock Auction Business & Facility.

Wolf Administration Announces State Investment to Stabilize Streams in Canoe Camp Creek Watershed in Tioga County

Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today announced a grant award of $25,430 to the Tioga County Conservation District to stabilize streams and reduce sediment pollution in the Canoe Camp Creek Watershed in Tioga County.

“Canoe Camp Creek is impacted by sediment and nutrient pollution from non-point sources, including streambank erosion and agricultural runoff,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “These projects will expand riparian buffers, enhance fish habitat, and improve water quality in Tioga County.”

The project is funded by a 2019 Growing Greener grant. One of the largest investments into Pennsylvania’s environment, Growing Greener projects have been instrumental in cleaning up abandoned mine lands, preserving farmland, and protecting and restoring watersheds throughout the commonwealth.

The Growing Greener grant program is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees.

Wellsville, NY Police Blotter

Jeffrey J. Howell Jr
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wellsville Police arrested Jeffrey J. Howell Jr, age 27 of Wellsville, charging him with 1 count of Predatory Sexual Assault against a child (Class A-II Felony), 1 count of Rape 1st (Class B Felony), 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Act 1st (Class B Felony) and Sexual Abuse 1st (Class D Felony). 

Howell was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. 

Howell was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $50,000.00 cash bail or $100,000.00 property bond. 

Howell is due back in Wellsville Village Court on February 19th at 4:30 pm. (photo provided)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Anthony J. Schoonover
Wellsville Police arrested Anthony J. Schoonover, age 22 of Rixford, PA, charging him with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd (Class D Felony), Unlicensed Operator and No/Insufficient tail lamps. 

The charges stem from a traffic stop on South Main Street in the Village of Wellsville. 

Schoonover was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. 

Schoonover was released and is due back in Wellsville Village Court on February 19th at 4:30 pm. (Photo provided)

Coudersport Ambulance To Roberts Road

At 12:17 PM on Wednesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Roberts Road for a patient with seizures.

Emporium, Sinnemahoning Dispatched For Cardiac Emergency

At 12:07 PM on Wednesday, Emporium & Sinnemahoning EMS have been dispatched to the Pepperhill Trail off Grove Hill Road for a 55 year old male in a vehicle with a cardiac emergency.

Worn gold money clip with 80 plus dollars lost in the Shinglehouse area

I have lost a worn gold money clip with 80 plus dollars in the Shinglehouse area. If found please call 814-203-5003. Thank you!


Photo by John Eaton
Anne Acker of Coudersport, one of the seven members of the BluJayz, rehearses for the band's upcoming performance this Saturday, Jan. 19 in Wellsboro.

At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 19, the BluJayz will perform blues, jazz, funk, southern rock, classic rock, pop songs, danceable tunes and more in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Anne Acker and Larry Herbstritt, both play keyboard and guitar. Mark Amman is on bass; Arthur Metzger on trumpet, flugelhorn and harp; Bryan Neff on percussion; Tod Twichell on guitar; and Tim Walck on tenor and soprano sax, clarinet and flute. Six of the band members live in Coudersport. Amman is from Andover, N.Y.

Herbstritt newest original, “Georgia Blue” will be performed at Wellsboro. Among the others are: “Take It Easy” by Jackson Browne; "Josie" by Steely Dan; “Jazz Man" by Beth Hart; "Sitting On Top of the World" by the Mississippi Sheiks; "God Bless the Child" by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.; "Steamroller Blues” by James Taylor and "500 Miles High" by Chick Corea.

Before returning to Coudersport, his hometown, Herbstritt was a songwriter and arranger in Los Angeles and Nashville where he scored movies and television programs and collaborated on songs with major artists from Ringo to Cher. Among his top 10 hits was “I Just Fall in Love Again" included on singer Anne Murray's 1979 platinum album "New Kind of Feeling."

The Jan. 19 concert is BYOB with audience members encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks and reserve a table at no extra charge. Tickets are $20 for adults. For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit


Organizers of the Ice Fishing Derby have put out an alert that if the ice is not safe on Hills Creek Lake this Sunday, Jan. 20, the derby will be held the following Sunday, Jan. 27 at Hills Creek State Park, near Wellsboro if conditions allow.

“We are posting updates on our Facebook page,” Jason Britton of by Ice Fishing Across Pennsylvania, derby organizer.

Avid and amateur anglers of all ages can register in advance online for this family friendly ice fishing event by visiting Or can register in person on the day of the event by 6:30 a.m. at derby headquarters.

Those who have registered or plan to register in person, can check Facebook or call Jason Britton at 570-971-8844 or email him at to find out the derby date.

The GPS address for the park is 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The park is in Charleston Township, eight miles northeast of Wellsboro.

The derby will begin at 7 a.m. and end with the weigh-in at 1 p.m. at derby headquarters under the pavilion near the concession stand in the park's Main Day Use Area, which is above Hills Creek Lake's beach.

The entry fee is $10 for those 13 years of age and older, including adults. Children 12 and younger participate for free and will each receive a prize.

First and second place finishers in the heaviest five panfish, heaviest bass and heaviest pickerel categories will receive cash prizes and third place finishers, a sponsor prize. The prizes are valued at $2,000 and are being provided by top names in the ice fishing industry.

For an additional $5, anglers can enter one of the lunker categories, panfish, bass or pickerel. Whoever catches the heaviest fish will win the lunker "pot" for that category. The amount of cash in each pot will be based on how many people put in $5.

During the derby, a rod and reel or tip up can be used. All fish must be alive and in water; dead or discolored fish will not be weighed. All Pennsylvania rules and regulations apply and will be addressed during a meeting 10 minutes prior to the 7 a.m. start.

For more information, email Ice Fishing Across Pennsylvania at or visit


Beginning at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Jan 19 will be a free public event presented by Trout Unlimited at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum located midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 in Potter County (GPS address: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948).

Included will be the showing of the Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited 20-minute documentary titled "Stories From The Fountain: A Native Brook Trout Odyssey." Sponsoring this free screening are the Tiadaghton and God's Country chapters of Trout Unlimited and the Tioga County Conservation District.

The film follows four student anglers, each one an officer in his college's Trout Unlimited fishing club, as they spend three weeks fly fishing and doing brook trout research in waterways along Route 6 as they cross Pennsylvania from the New Jersey to the Ohio border from May 30 through June 20, 2018.

The history of the brook trout, the only native trout species in Pennsylvania, has been traced back to the last Ice Age. Find out why Pennsylvania's State Fish is in danger and what can be done.

"Our mission for this trip was to understand the story behind native brook trout from the perspective of fishermen, scientists and conservationists," wrote Matteo Moretti, one of the student anglers.

The students were assigned to work with Penn State University doctoral student Sara Mueller who is doing genetic research on brook trout as her doctoral thesis. They assisted her by taking fin clippings so she could extract DNA samples to see whether brook trout from different watersheds have genetic and physical differences.

They also participated in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Unassessed Waters Initiative to determine if any of 17 streams had native brook trout populations.

Prior to the showing of the documentary, updates on area Trout Unlimited projects will be given, including one by Jim Weaver, chairman of the Pine Creek Watershed Council, who will talk about the status of the Pine Creek Watershed Headwaters Hemlock Project. The goal of this project is to plant replacement tree species under existing hemlocks as a preemptive strike on the potential loss of Pennsylvania's State Tree, the Eastern Hemlock.

For more information, contact Tiadaghton Trout Unlimited Chapter #688 Vice President Art Antal at or 570-439-4221.


The McKean County Conservation District is hosting a workshop for farmers and others interested in pesticide update credits and training. The Winter Farmer’s Meeting will be held Friday, February 8, 2019 from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm at the Port Allegany Veterans Club, Route 155 South.

Pre-registration is required by Feb. 1, 2019. Call 814-887-4001.

This afternoon class is worth 2 category and 2 core pesticide credits approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Registration is FREE. Lunch will be provided. Participants who attend the workshop and complete our survey will also receive a free soil test kit.

Presentations include: Weed Control in Agronomic Crops -Ellery Troyer, Botanist, Ecological Field Services; Chemical Storage, Transportation and Farm Safety – Port Allegany Fire Department; Invasive Plant Treatment in Riparian Areas – Dr. Kimberly Bohn, Forestry Educator, Penn State Extension; Farm Bill Update & NRCS Program Highlights – Wendy Coons, District Conservationist, USDA NRCS

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


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Lisa Rice and Patriot, her Golden Retriever, and other members of the Laurel Mountain K9 Search & Rescue Team will be at Winterfest, this Saturday, Jan. 19 at Hills Creek State Park, near Wellsboro.

"Snow or no snow, ice or no ice, Winterfest 2019 is a go and everything's free!" said Tim Morey, organizer. Winterfest is this Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free, fun, family friendly activities around Hills Creek State Park's beach parking area in Charleston Township, eight miles from Wellsboro. The park's GPS address is 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

"It looks like our best chance for snow is closer to Jan. 19 with cold temperatures and snow currently forecast for this Friday and into Winterfest weekend,” Morey said. “Time will tell if there will be enough for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding down Beach Front Hill,” he noted.

"We don't need a lot of snow for sledding. We do need at least five inches for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on park trails. If there is enough snow, we will hold the introduction to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing mini-clinics from 1 to 3 p.m. Adults and kids of all ages can sign out snowshoes and skis to use in the park free until 3 p.m. If there is not enough snow, we will show people how to select appropriate equipment to purchase," he said.

"As of Sunday, Jan. 13, Hills Creek Lake is fully frozen, said Morey. “With colder temperatures predicted, the lake will be building ice this week. Individuals will no doubt be ice fishing on Jan. 19 but the ice on the lake may not be the thickness required to safely hold activities such as ice skating or ice fishing for larger groups. Bill Carey, a Fish and Boat Commission volunteer, might be presenting his ice fishing program and demonstrations on land this year," he added.

“I am excited for the programs and events we have lined up that don't require snow or ice!" Morey said.

Meet Laurel Mountain K9 Search & Rescue volunteers and their dogs that assist on incidents involving lost or missing individuals. Learn how the team started, trains, is deployed and how others can join or help. A team member and dog will present a short program on search dogs at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Visitors can hike on park trails or participate in different types of guided walks or hikes. At 10 a.m. will be the one-hour Look-alike Tree ID” hike with forester Steve Hoover and at 1 p.m., an easy, slow paced, family friendly hike led by Daryl Warren. Tiadaghton Audubon Society members will take visitors on impromptu birding walks and are leading scheduled 30-minute birding walks at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Bring binoculars and cameras. The local birders group will also have a display of native garden plants that attract birds and another about Wellsboro becoming the first Bird Town outside of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

There will be fat-tired snow bike demonstrations and Tom Gibson of Milton will have Trackers Skishoes, a ski/snowshoe with a built-in traction device he invented for people to look at, put on, and try out.

Free hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available to everyone from 11 a.m. until gone. Fire rings and burn barrels will help visitors stay warm.

Mel Stafford will do 18th century pioneer-style outdoor cooking demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and give out free samples of his freshly made donuts.

Build a bluebird box, make paper snowflakes, bird guides or pinecone bird feeders and other crafts for children to take home. All materials are provided free. During "The Science of Snowflakes,” look through a microscope at a snowflake, see photographs and other cool things.

Snow and ice condition updates will be posted at and on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga PA. For more information, call Hills Creek State Park at 570-724-4246 weekdays.

Three Trips Planned For 2019

Are you planning to take a trip (or two!) this year? We have 3 trips planned for 2019 – Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries; Sunny Portugal; and National Parks of America. 

Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries – Visit Peru, one of the treasures of South America. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas." Discover Lima’s colonial heritage and see why the “City of Kings” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life from ancient times through present day during your stay in the Sacred Valley. Participate in workshops that teach you traditional agricultural methods and learn about local music and dance. Savor an authentic Pachamanca dinner, a unique process where food is placed on hot stones and buried in the ground to cook. Travel to Machu Picchu aboard the famed Vistadome train. Spend a night at the base of this “Lost City of the Incas” in a luxury hotel and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration. Immerse yourself in Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Meet the indigenous Uros people of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. Discover the exquisite cuisine of Peru, which has been awarded the top food travel destination in the world four years in a row.
This trip is planned for October 5 through 14, 2019, with an optional 3-night Peruvian Amazon Tour Extension.

Sunny Portugal - Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Discover Lisbon your way. Enjoy a three-night stay in a beautiful resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Savor time to meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal's scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Enjoy a sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Find a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages.
This trip is planned for May 3 through 12, 2019 with an optional 4-night Madeira island Tour Extension.

National Parks of America - Experience the grandeur of the American West as you explore five fantastic national parks on this exciting journey. Experience Yellowstone National Park and stay in a National Historic Landmark at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell. Marvel at the magnitude and color of Zion’s cliffs. Enjoy 2-night stays in Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory before seeing Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. Meet a local Lakota Native American at dinner and learn about their fascinating way of life, past and present.
This trip is planned for August 18 through 29, 2019.

Not interested in any of these trips? Not a problem. Call (814) 274-4877 or stop at our Coudersport office to learn about other exciting options!

Photography Workshop – The Basics

If you received a camera for Christmas or have had a camera but are confused by the menu system, this class is for you! Instructor Curt Weinhold can set up your camera for everyday photos of friends, family, and pets. Perhaps you may be one who hopes to become more serious about photography. If so, Curt will explain more in-depth details about changing settings for the best specialized subjects. Composition and natural lighting vs. flash will also be discussed.

This class will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. The cost is $35 per person. For more information or to register, call (814) 274-4877 or visit The registration deadline is January 31, so register today.

Lane Restriction Today on Route 220 NB in Lycoming County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists in Lycoming County are advised traffic is reduced to a single lane today on Route 220 northbound at Quenshukeny Road in Woodward Township.

The right (driving) lane is closed so a contractor can clean up at diesel fuel and motor oil spill.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the area.

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