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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mansfield Dispatched To Vehicle Fire on South Academy Street

At 9:44 PM on Saturday, Mansfield Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a vehicle fire on South Academy Street at the light.

Smitty's memorial service is at 2 PM tomorrow (Sunday) at the Presbyterian Church

Paul W. Heimel is with Robert Smith.

Smitty's memorial service is at 2 PM tomorrow (Sunday) at the Presbyterian Church, Main at Fourth St. It will be a very fitting, emotional and appropriate sendoff.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Headline Harrisburg
Saturday, March 16, 2019
The latest news from the State Capitol 

This email includes:
  • Matching Good-Paying Jobs with the Right Training
  • On the Road Again
  • House Committee Hearing Focuses on Health Care Employment Issues
  • Every Consider Becoming a State Police Trooper?
  • Attention Hunters!
  • Report Potholes to PennDOT

Matching Good-Paying Jobs with the Right Training

House Republicans are focusing on good jobs and careers for all Pennsylvanians, working to improve our workforce development and career and technical education opportunities, and advancing policies to help transition people from minimum wage jobs to family-sustaining careers.

This week, a package of bills that will help us achieve these goals earned committee approval and will now advance to the full House for a vote.

This package includes bills that would boost awareness of workforce needs and increase the flexibility for secondary CTE programs. Bills would also create a comprehensive online CTE resource center and coordinate a state-level career exploration and workforce development opportunities.

Improving the way CTE works in Pennsylvania also would include putting at least one K-12 career and technical center administrator on each Workforce Development Board and creating a database with information on where courses, programs, certificates, and diplomas transfer among public schools and institutions of higher education.

Learn more about #GoodJobs4PA at

On the Road Again


PennDOT has opened Bendigo Road in Elk County, about a week ahead of schedule.

Emergency work was authorized late last month for slide repairs, and crews have been excavating the slide area and stabilizing it with rock fill material.

The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 10 miles per hour for safety reasons, as well as the rough roadway and loose gravel.

Crews will return later this spring to perform roadway paving with hot material.

House Committee Hearing Focuses on Health Care Employment Issues

This week, the House Health Committee heard testimony about difficulty in attracting doctors and other health care employees to Pennsylvania.

Experts from across the state who testified said burdensome government regulations have contributed to “burnout” and pushed younger doctors and nurses to move out of Pennsylvania. They also discussed issues with finding qualified candidates to fill important roles, including nurses and technicians.

As the session continues, the House will look at ways we can remove these barriers and help improve training for these important positions.

Every Consider Becoming a State Police Trooper?

Applications for the 2020 class at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy are being accepted now through June 30, 2019.

Please click here to apply!

Attention Hunters!

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a hunter training course on Saturday, March 23, at the Ridgway Rifle Club on Grant Road.

This course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.

Please click here if you are interested in registering for the class.

Report Potholes to PennDOT

With the thaw out of spring comes the growth of potholes on Pennsylvania’s roads.

Extreme fluctuations in temperatures, coupled with an active snow season, can contribute to more potholes on our roads.

To help combat potholes and prevent them from becoming a danger to vehicles and drivers on the road, you can report potholes to PennDOT.

You can report potholes by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or by clicking here to file a report online.

Lawrenceville Dispatched to Crash in NY

At 6:14 PM on Saturday, Lawrenceville Fire & EMS dispatched mutual aid to 10199 Church Creek Road for a vehicle crash.

Coudersport Pool Committee continues to get great donations for the Saturday March 30 th. fundraiser at CVFD.

The Coudersport Pool Committee would like to thank Paul at Perry Enterprises in Austin for this Henry Golden Boy 22. It will be raffled off at the Coudersport Pool Fundraiser on Saturday, March 30th, 6pm at the CVFD. All donations will go toward free swim lessons for children of Potter County and maintenance of the new facility. Anyone wishing to donate financially or auction items can do so at the borough office.

Shed Fever At Sinnemahoning State Park

Richard D. NELSON, 98, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Coudersport, PA

Richard D. NELSON

Richard D. NELSON, 98, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Wellsville Manor Care Center. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Rockton Gets New Attack Truck Today

Our new attack arrived today and here is a video of our chief Keith bailey bringing it home!

Coudersport Firefighters Have Busy Saturday With Crashes On Phoebe Lane And Route 44

Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 2:35 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a patient with leg pain.

Wellsboro Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash In Charleston Township

At 1:59 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Bryant Road near intersection of Catlin Hollow Road for a one vehicle crash with possibly injuries.
Caller reports occupants out of the vehicle. Firefighter reports vehicle off roadway on its side

Lois E. Stephens, 73, of 178 Pump Station Road, Alma, NY

Lois E. Stephens

 Lois E. Stephens, 73, of 178 Pump Station Road, Alma, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Wellsville Manor Care Center following a battle with cancer. 

She was born February 12, 1946 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Albert D. and Nina (Goodnoe) Hurd. On June 27, 1946 in Allentown she married Eldon Clark Stephens who predeceased her on October 2, 2012.

Lois was raised in Andover and Alma, and was a graduate of Scio Central School. She was employed at Worthington Corporation in Wellsville from 1978 to 1981 and the Miller Brewing Company in Fulton from 1983 to 1994. She enjoyed bowling, cross-stitch, and spending time with her pets.

She is survived by three sons, James (Jessica) Stephens of Cortland, Christopher (Tina) Stephens, and Darcy (Michele) Stephens both of Fulton, seven grandchildren, Ryan Stephens, Rachele (Kyle) Vincent, Hunter Stephens, Samantha Lott, Alexis (Joey) Cummins, Sophia Lott, and Aidan Stephens, two great-grandchildren, Toby Cummins, and Ava Vincent, two sisters, Lynda Klemm, Ulysses, PA, and Loni Gaunther, of Michigan, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 6:00 pm in the funeral home with Elva Cornell presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. 

Please consider memorial donations to the Allegany County Office for the Aging. To leave online condolences, please visit

Eldred Dispatched To Main & King Street For 2 Vehicle Crash

At 10:51 AM on Saturday, Eldred Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Main Street & King Street for a 2 vehicle crash.

Bradford Officers Capture Man Wanted On Warrants After Foot Pursuit

Kevin A. Armstrong
On 03-15-19 at approximately 1515 hrs, Officers with the City of Bradford Police Department attempted to stop and arrest Kevin A. Armstrong on East Ave. in the City of Bradford. 

Officers were aware Kevin A. Armstrong had an active arrest warrant out for him from the McKean County Sheriffs Department. Armstrong refused commands to stop for Police and a foot pursuit across East Main St. ensued. 

Officers were able to set up a perimeter between East Main St. and the Tunungwant Creek which was flowing at a fast rate with raised waters. Armstrong ran along the creek through wooded area and into parts of the creek at times attempting to evade Officers and continuing to refuse commands to stop. 

Officers closed in the perimeter on Armstrong and were able to take him into custody using physical force as he refused to follow repeated commands. 

After the arrest Officer determined that Armstrong additionally had an active arrest warrant out of Erie County PA for unrelated charges. Armstrong was taken to McKean County Jail on the two separate arrests warrants. Additional charges of Misdemeanor Flight to Avoid Apprehension and Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest are pending against Armstrong for this incident.

Preparations Continue For Eliot Ness Fest July 19-21 in Coudersport, PA

Bradford Man Jailed After Threatening To Shoot Son Over Chicken Wings

Donald K. McClelland
On 03-14-19 at approximately 1622 hrs, City of Bradford Police responded to 276 South Ave. for a Domestic dispute in progress. 

Upon arrival Officers were able to separate Donald McClelland and his son David McClelland whom were the two fighting within the residence. Officers on scene learned that Donald McClelland was under the influence of alcohol to the degree he was impaired when he engaged into this argument with his son David McClelland over pizza and wings. 

Specifically, the argument broke out in relation the size of the chicken wings that were purchased being to small. 

During the argument Donald McClelland went to the basement, retrieved his Ruger .45 Caliber handgun and loaded it with a full magazine of bullets and racked the slide placing one bullet in the chamber before pointing it at his son directly and threatening to kill him more than one time. 

The firearm was found loaded inside the residence next to Donald McClelland's full 16 oz open can of cold Miller Lite. The firearm was seized into evidence. 

Donald K. McClelland was arrested on scene for the following charges. Misdemeanor 1 Terroristic Threats, Misdemeanor 2 Simple Assault by Physical Menace, Misdemeanor 2 2705 Reckless Endangering Another Person, Summary 2709 A1 Harassment. Magistrate Richard Luther arraigned Donald K. McClelland and remanded him to jail on $25,000 cash bail.

Coudersport Dispatched To Crash on Rt. 44 North of 44/49 Intersection

At 9:44 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 44, one mile north of the 44/49 intersection for a one vehicle crash with injuries.

Man Charged With Felony Aggravated Assault On Bradford Police Officer

Michael Schoonover
On Wednesday 03/13/19, at approximately 2010 hours, City of Bradford Police Officers responded to the Chestnut Street Uni-Mart for a report of a male subject that refused to leave the premises. 

This was the same male that approximately one and a half hours prior to this incident had caused a disturbance and damaged items inside the same store, but had fled the scene. 

Upon arrival to the second incident officers found the male, Michael Schoonover, inside the store attempting to make a transaction with the cashier that she could not process. 

Officers began questioning Schoonover and asking to speak with him calmly when Schoonover became verbally combative with officers. Officers attempted to escort Schoonover out of the store when Schoonover became physically combative with officers and actively fighting. 

Officers then attempted to place him under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and were forced to use physical force as he resisted to place him into custody safely. During the struggle one City Police Officer was punched in the head/face area intentionally by Schoonover but the injuries were minor to the Officer. 

Upon arrest officers searched the back pack of Schoonover and located a cellophane wrapper containing multiple non-controlled prescription pills. 

As a result of this incident Schoonover was charged with Felony 2 Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Misdemeanor 2 Resisting Arrest, Misdemeanor 2 Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 3 Disorderly Conduct, and Misdemeanor Possession of Paraphernalia. 

Magistrate Richard Luther arraigned Schoonover and he was remanded to McKean County Jail on $100.000 cash bail.

UPMC Cole Seeking Candidates For Patient Accounts Representative

Residents of Port Allegany, Emporium, Smethport, Eldred Can Save Big $$ On Insurance; Call James Young To See How Much.

Tickets Available Now For The Passion Play At Coudersport Consistory on Saturday, April 6, 2019

Dump Truck Drivers Needed At Risser Truck Service LLC

Hamilton's Maple Products & Pancake House Open For Breakfast Sat. & Sun.


Leffler Estate Auction Part 2 Sunday, March 17 at Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House in Bradford, PA

UPMC Cole Is Seeking Candidates For LPN'S, CMA'S, & RMA'S

Maple Weekend "All You Can Eat" Pancake Breakfast At Brydonson's Only $5.; Serving 8 to 4

Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Invite You To Come & Visit Our Sugar Houses on March 16 & 17, 2019

Buckler Transport Seeking An Experienced Diesel Mechanic To Join Our Team

Zito Media Has An Opening For A Full-Time Recruiter

Big Selection of Used Vehicles At Bokman of Wellsville, NY

Friday, March 15, 2019

Minor Injury In Motorcycle Crash in Rixford

Joyce A. Quackenbush, 79, of Westfield, Pa.

Joyce A. Quackenbush

Joyce A. Quackenbush, 79, of Westfield, Pa., passed away at the Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro on March 13, 2019. 

She was born July 7th, 1939 in Buffalo NY. the daughter of Edward and Shirley (Lattimer) Yaeger. 

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Steve) Frost of Wellsboro, Christy (Mike) White of Lawrenceville, and Cathy Cole of Westfield. 

She is also survived by her grandsons, Jared (Jess) Lampman, Jordan Frost (Skye Ingerick) and Kaden Cole, her great grandsons, Felix and Sebastian Lampman, sisters, Carol Yaeger of Palmetto FL, and Mary Jane Bruno of Wellsboro Pa, brother in law Dale Dibble of Bradenton FL, sister in law Pat Tuleibitz of Simpsonville SC, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and the many friends that she was blessed to have. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ernest in 2005, her sisters, Cheryl in 1981 and Marilyn in 2016, her father Ed Yaeger in 2000 and her mother Shirley in 1999, and 2 nephews. 

She was a very active member of the Westfield Wesleyan Church where she served on numerous boards. She was also a caregiver and worked at Head Start. 

Family and friends are invited to call at Kenyon Funeral Home 222 West Main Street, Westfield on Saturday, March 16, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with a funeral service immediately following at 3:00 PM with Ed Heyler officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. 

Memorial donations are may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, 16 Charleston Street, Wellsboro Pa. 16901 or the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 US. 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. (

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