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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Coudersport Fire Dept. Holds Annual Awards Dinner

Kane, Lafayette, Ludlow Dispatched For Structure Fire On Chappel Fork Road

At 10:33 PM on Saturday, Kane, Lafayette & Ludlow Fire Departments have been dispatched to Chappel Fork Road for a structure fire. Reported to be the 3rd or 4th camp from Rt. 321. All of the occupants are out of the building.
10:42 PM--Mt. Jewett Engine & Crew requested to standby at Kane. 
10:56 PM--Chief 5 on scene reports fire possibly out.

Jay Township Dispatched For Unconscious Male Found In Creek

At 10:20 PM on Saturday, Jay Township & EMS have been dispatched for a water rescue of a approx. 50 year old male found unconscious in a creek behind 689 Hicks Run Road in Benezette Township.
10:58 PM--Helicopter & LZ cancelled. 


BENEZETTE, Pa. (WJAC) — State police are conducting an investigation after a man died in Benezette Township.

Authorities responded to Hicks Run Road just before 11 p.m. Saturday, where 54-year-old Donald Dinger, of Smicksburg, had died. According to a release, authorities believe Dinger died sometime between 7 and 10 pm.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Tractor Trailer Blocking Rt. 6

At 10:05 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched for traffic control for a disabled tractor-trailer on Route 6 blocking the roadway near the Open Brook Intersection.
RECALLED BY CHIEF 3

Mansfield, Blossburg Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 9:10 PM on Saturday, Mansfield & Blossburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to 500 West Hill Road in Covington Township for a structure fire. Reported to be a porch.

Jean A. FANTON, 78, of Wellsville, NY

Jean A. FANTON

Jean A. FANTON, 78, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, April 12, 2019 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. 

Born March 26, 1941, in Genesee, PA, she was the daughter of William and Vada Graves Harrison. On September 1, 1960, Jean married Lester E. Fanton, Sr., who predeceased her on February 7, 2000. 

 A 1960 graduate of Whitesville Central School, she was employed by Allegany County ARC and worked private duty care for many years. 

 She enjoyed reading, spending time with family and friends, sewing, embroidery, John Wayne movies, traveling with her sister, racing, and cooking. She especially loved baking bread. 

Jean was a member of the Belmont First Baptist Church. 

Surviving are: a son, Lester “Ike” (Susan) Fanton of Wellsville; four daughters, Jeanene Austin of Wellsville, Wanda (Tim) Dickerson of Alma, Della Fanton of Wellsville, and Paula (Ed) White of VA; 13 grandchildren, James (Casey) Fanton, who was raised by his grandparents, Isaac (Tonya) Austin, Crystal (Steve) Hull, Heather (Paul) Davidson, Nathaniel (Wendy) Dickerson, Bethany (Benn) Pettenati, Britny Foster, Shawn Foster, Seth (Brittany) Carl, Lester E. Fanton III, Evie Fanton, Jason Fanton, Racheal (Derek) Winterhalter, Edward (Sam) White III; 14 great-grandchildren, Mason, Boone, Jasper, Ella, Cotie, Isaac, Hailee, Preston, Mia, Arlo, Everyte, Harper, Blake, and Cooper; a sister, Wilma Waters of Woodhull; special friends, Judy Peters and Ruth Cornelius; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. 

 In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jessie Fanton on May 1, 2016; three brothers, Harold, Earl, and Charles; and a sister, Sara Waters. 

Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Byron Brooks will preside. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery, Town of Willing. 

Memorials may be made to Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corp., 37 S. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895, or Friends of Allegany Arc Foundation, 50 Farnum Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. 

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

Derrick City Dispatched To Outside Fire At Sheetz

At 5:25 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Sheetz on Bolivar Drive for a mulch fire around the drive thru sign involving electrical wires.

Sally O. Wykoff, 81, a longtime resident of Roulette and formerly of Genesee, PA

Sally O. Wykoff
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Sally O. Wykoff, 81, a longtime resident of Roulette and formerly of Genesee, passed away with her loving daughter by her side on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, after a long illness.

Born on Wednesday, June 9, 1937 on the family homestead on Wykoff Run in Austin, she was a daughter of Gerald and Lillian Shutt Wykoff. 

Sally attended school in Genesee until age 14 and graduated from Roulette High School. She was employed as a registered nurse in Wichita Falls, Texas and in Warren, Pa. 

She was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge, a member of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of Coudersport Fire Police. 

Sally loved to travel, camp, crochet, knit, yard sales, family “get togethers”, dancing, gardening, and mowing her lawn. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra D. (James) Ostrom of Roulette; a son, Steven G. (Brenda) Meacham of Gerry, N.Y ; seven grandchildren, Steven J. (Amanda) Meacham, Brandon (Brandi) Meacham, Heather (Jake) Wilson, Sara (Christian) Sallade, Melany (Mary) Cartwright, Ashley (Caleb) Kilgore, and Jacob (Teresa) Ostrom; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Naomi Lewis of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and previous husbands, Sally was predeceased by a sister, Delores Nichols; and two brothers, Douglas and Bernard Wykoff.

A private celebration of Sally’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 15, Erie, PA 16505 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Sally, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneral.com

Brenda Mae Langs, age 65, Wellsboro, PA

Brenda Mae Langs

Brenda Mae Langs, age 65, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. 

She married James E. Langs on June 19, 1992 and they shared over 26 years of marriage together. She was born on January 22, 1954, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Newcombe) Buss.

Brenda was a true caregiver, not only as a wife, mother, and grandmother, but also as a Registered Nurse who specialized in hospice care. She took great pride in assisting and comforting families through hospice and home health care. 

She was a member of the God’s Family Fellowship Church of Wellsboro, where her passion for music allowed her to play piano and sing with the worship team. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, completed undergraduate studies at Robert Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, and obtained her bachelor of science in nursing from Corning Community College. Brenda enjoyed the outdoors, camping with family & friends, but most importantly, spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

She will be dearly missed by family and friends for her selfless, caring, and nurturing personality.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, James E. Langs, of Wellsboro; son, James E. Langs II (Samantha), of Cameron Mills, NY; daughter, Brittany M. Langs (William), of Wellsboro; step-daughters, Robin Mast, of Wellsboro, Tammy Langs, of Wellsboro, and Kara VanBuskirk (Terry), of Winfield, PA; six grandchildren, Kaiden, Daxton, Ryan, Mitchell, Madison and Dawson; one great grandson, Leo; brother, Carl Buss (Carol Anne), of Warrenton, VA; sister, Carol Cavanaugh (Skip), of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her son, Jason Tenny Langs, her great-niece, Callie Anne Cavanaugh, and her mother-in-law & father-in-law, LaVerne and Elizabeth (Drew) Langs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Brenda’s name to the Callie Cares Fund, 1770 McConnell Dr., Williamsport, PA 17701, in memory of her great-niece.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Brenda’s funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Joe Wagner officiating. Burial will be held in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield. 

To share your fondest memories of Brenda, please visit www.tusseymosher.com.

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FINAL 2019-20 HUNTING/TRAPPING SEASONS APPROVED

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2019-20 license year.

Modifications adopted for the 2019-20 seasons include: moving the opening day of the firearms deer season to the Saturday following Thanksgiving, creating an 13-day season that includes three Saturdays; shortening to two days the late November turkey seasons to accommodate a Saturday firearms deer opener; expanding the mid-October muzzleloader and special firearms deer seasons to include bears statewide; increasing to two weeks the length of the statewide archery bear season and shifting it to the two weeks following the muzzleloader and special firearms bear seasons; expanding four-day extended bear seasons to seven days in most wildlife management units (WMUs) where they are held; expanding the late archery and flintlock deer seasons by more than a week, to end on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday; establishing a September archery season and a January antlerless season for elk hunters; expanding bobcat hunting and trapping seasons to WMU 4B; extending fisher trapping opportunity to WMU 4A; extending the fisher trapping season by three days to end Jan. 5; increasing the season limit on beavers from 20 to 40 in WMUs 2A and 2B; and reducing the length of the porcupine season by about 10 weeks statewide.

The commissioners also set the number of antlerless deer licenses to be allocated, as well as the number of elk licenses to be allocated for the coming license year.

The board voted to allocate 903,000 antlerless deer licenses statewide, which is up from the 838,000 licenses allocated for 2018-19. Allocations by Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) are as follows, with the allocation from the previous license year appearing in parentheses: WMU 1A – 49,000 (48,000); WMU 1B – 35,000 (37,000); WMU 2A – 46,000 (49,000); WMU 2B – 54,000 (58,000); WMU 2C – 52,000 (44,000); WMU 2D – 66,000 (63,000); WMU 2E – 32,000 (27,000); WMU 2F – 31,000 (23,000); WMU 2G – 26,000 (30,000); WMU 2H – 6,000 (6,000); WMU 3A – 20,000 (22,000); WMU 3B – 38,000 (29,000); WMU 3C – 46,000 (38,000); WMU 3D – 25,000 (25,000); WMU 4A – 41,000 (38,000); WMU 4B – 32,000 (26,000); WMU 4C – 36,000 (30,000); WMU 4D – 46,000 (34,000); WMU 4E – 34,000 (32,000); WMU 5A – 22,000 (23,000); WMU 5B – 67,000 (58,000); WMU 5C – 70,000 (70,000); and WMU 5D – 29,000 (28,000).

Hunting licenses for 2019-20 go on sale in mid-June and become effective July 1. After hunters purchase a general hunting license, they may apply for antlerless deer licenses based on staggered timelines, which will be outlined in the 2019-20 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, to be given free to all license buyers.

The board also voted to issue 142 elk licenses (32 antlered, 110 antlerless) for 2019-20, but two additional elk seasons and lottery drawings for licenses have been added. For the one-week general season to run Nov. 4-9, 27 antlered and 71 antlerless tags have been allocated. An early archery season open only in select Elk Hunt Zones will run from Sept. 14-28, with five antlered and 10 antlerless licenses available. And there are 29 licenses available for a late antlerless-only elk season to run from Jan. 4-11.

All licenses will be awarded by lottery, and hunters must apply separately for all seasons they wish to be eligible to hunt. Each application costs $11.90, meaning hunter can enter all three drawings for $35.70. Individuals can be drawn for a maximum of one elk license per license year.

Here is a more-detailed look at the 2019-20 seasons and bag limits.


SPLIT FIREARMS DEER SEASONS APPROVED

The Board of Game Commissioners adopted a slate of deer seasons for 2019-20, including a split, six-day antlered deer season (Nov. 30-Dec. 6) and seven-day concurrent season (Dec. 7-14) in 20 Wildlife Management Units. The list includes WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B. The package also retains the full-season (Nov. 30-Dec. 14) concurrent, antlered and antlerless deer season in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D.

This season will start on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, rather than on Monday.

Hunters with Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) antlerless deer permits may use the permits on the lands for which they were issued during any established deer season, and would continue to be allowed to harvest antlerless deer from Nov. 30-Dec. 6 in 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B. Fees for DMAP permits are $10.90 for residents and $35.90 for nonresidents.

DMAP permits also may be transferred to Mentored Hunting Program participants.

The board retained the antler restrictions that have been in place for adult and senior license holders since the 2011-12 seasons. It remains the “three-up” on one side, not counting a brow tine, provision for the western Wildlife Management Units of 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 2D, and three points on one side in all other WMUs. Those exempt from these antler restrictions are mentored youth hunters, junior license holders, disabled hunters with a permit to use a vehicle as a blind and resident active-duty military on leave.

Once again this year, the commissioners gave approval to concurrent hunting of antlered and antlerless deer in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D during most seasons, with the first segment of the archery season to run from Sept. 21 to Nov. 29 in those WMUs.


FALL TURKEY SEASON CHANGES ADOPTED

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to fall turkey seasons for 2019 and spring turkey dates for 2020.

All recommendations on fall turkey season length are made in accordance with guidelines in the Game Commission’s Wild Turkey Management Plan.

The fall season in WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A and 4B is one week (Nov. 2-Nov. 9), plus a two-day Thanksgiving season (Nov. 28 and 29).

In WMU 1B, the season remains one week (Nov. 2-9), with no Thanksgiving season.

In WMU 2B (shotgun and bow only), the season runs from Nov.2-22 and Nov. 28 and 29.

In WMU 2C, the season is Nov. 2-22 and Nov. 28 and 29.

In WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4D and 4E, the season is Nov. 2-16 and Nov. 28 and 29.

In WMU 5A, the season is from Nov. 7-9.

In WMU 5B, the season is from Nov. 5-7.

And in WMUs 5C and 5D, the season would remain closed for the fall seasons.

For the 2020 spring gobbler season, which is to run from May 2-30, the board continued with legal hunting hours to reflect the following: from May 2-May 16, legal shooting hours will be one-half hour before sunrise until noon; and from May 18-30, hunters may hunt all day, from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

The one-day Spring Gobbler Youth Hunt will be held on April 25, 2020, and run from one-half hour before sunrise until noon. All junior license holders and Mentored Youth Hunting Program permit holders can participate in this special half-day hunt, as well as the other spring season dates.


FINAL 2019-20 HUNTING SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS

SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth – Oct. 5-19 (6 daily, 18 in possession limit after first day).

SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Oct. 19-Nov. 29; Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (6 daily, 18 possession).

RUFFED GROUSE: Oct. 19–Nov. 29 and Dec. 16-24 (2 daily, 6 possession).

RABBIT (Cottontail) Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license: Oct. 5-Oct. 19 (4 daily, 12 possession).

RABBIT (Cottontail): Oct. 19-Nov. 29, Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (4 daily, 12 possession).

PHEASANT: Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license – Oct. 12-19 (2 daily, 6 in possession). Male pheasants only in WMUs 4E and 5A. Male and female pheasants may be taken in all other WMUs. There is no open season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, except as authorized by executive order.

PHEASANT: Oct. 26-Nov. 29, Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (2 daily, 6 in possession). Male pheasants only in WMUs 4E and 5A. Male and female pheasants may be taken in all other WMUs. There is no open season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, except, as authorized by executive order.

BOBWHITE QUAIL: Oct. 19-Nov. 29, Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (8 daily, 24 possession).

HARES (SNOWSHOE RABBITS) OR VARYING HARES: Dec. 26-Jan. 1, in all WMUs (1 daily, 3 possession).

WOODCHUCKS (GROUNDHOGS): No closed season, except on Sundays and during the regular firearms deer seasons. No limit.

CROWS: July 5-April 12, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. No limit.

STARLINGS AND ENGLISH SPARROWS: No closed season, except during the antlered and antlerless deer season. No limit.

WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): WMU 1B – Nov. 2-Nov. 9; WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow) – Nov. 2-22 and Nov. 28-29; WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A and 4B, – Nov. 2-Nov. 9 and Nov. 28 and 29; WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4D and 4E– Nov.2-16 and Nov. 28 and 29; WMU 2C – Nov. 2-Nov. 22 and Nov. 28 and 29; WMU 5A – Nov. 7-9; WMU 5B – Nov. 5-7; WMUs 5C and 5D – CLOSED TO FALL TURKEY HUNTING.

SPRING TURKEY (Bearded bird only): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored youth – April 25, 2020. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt.

SPRING TURKEY (Bearded bird only): May 2-30, 2020. Daily limit 1, season limit 2. (Second spring gobbler may be only taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.) From May 2-16, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon; from May 18-30, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

BLACK BEAR, ARCHERY (WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D): Sept. 21-Nov. 29. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR, ARCHERY (WMU 5B): Oct. 5-Nov. 16. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR, ARCHERY (Statewide): Oct. 28-Nov. 9. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR, MUZZLELOADER (Statewide): Oct. 19-26. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR, SPECIAL FIREARMS (Statewide): Oct. 24-26, Junior and Senior License Holders, Disabled Person Permit (to use a vehicle) Holders, and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty in U.S. Armed Services or in the U.S. Coast Guard only. Also included are persons who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for a license and hold a valid adult license, or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR (Statewide): Nov. 23-27. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR (WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 5A): Nov. 30-Dec. 7. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR (WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D): Nov. 30-Dec. 14. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

ELK, ARCHERY: Sept. 14-28

ELK (Antlered or Antlerless): Nov. 4-9. Only one elk may be taken during the license year.

ELK, EXTENDED (Antlered and Antlerless): Nov. 11-16. Only one elk may be taken during the license year. Eligible elk license recipients who haven’t harvested an elk by Nov. 9, in designated areas.

ELK, LATE (Antlerless only): Jan. 4-11, 2020

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Sept. 21- Nov. 29 and Dec. 26-Jan. 25, 2020. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license. One antlered deer per hunting license year.

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlered and Antlerless) Statewide: Oct. 5-Nov. 16 and Dec. 26-Jan. 20. One antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Nov. 30-Dec. 14. One antlered deer per hunting license year. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER (Antlered Only) WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B: Nov. 30-Dec. 6. One antlered deer per hunting license year. (Holders of valid DMAP antlerless deer permits may harvest antlerless deer on DMAP properties during this period.)

DEER (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B: Dec. 7-14. One antlered deer per hunting license year. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERLESS SPECIAL FIREARMS (Statewide): Oct. 24-26. Junior and Senior License Holders, Mentored Youth Permit Holders, Disabled Person Permit (to use a vehicle) Holders, and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty in U.S. Armed Services or in the U.S. Coast Guard only, with required antlerless license. Also included are persons who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for a license and hold a valid adult license, or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERLESS MUZZLELOADER (Statewide): Oct. 19-26. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERED OR ANTLERLESS FLINTLOCK (Statewide): Dec. 26-Jan. 20. One antlered deer per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERED OR ANTLERLESS FLINTLOCK (WMUs 2B, 5C, 5D): Dec. 26-Jan. 25. One antlered deer per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERLESS EXTENDED REGULAR FIREARMS: (Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties): Dec. 26-Jan. 25. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERLESS (Military Bases): Hunting permitted on days established by the U.S. Department of the Army at Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County; New Cumberland Army Depot, York County; and Fort Detrick, Raven Rock Site, Adams County. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.


FINAL 2019-20 FURBEARER HUNTING SEASONS

COYOTES: No closed season. Unlimited. Outside of any big game season (deer, bear, elk and turkey), coyotes may be taken with a hunting license or a furtaker license, and without wearing orange. During any big game season, coyotes may be taken while lawfully hunting big game or with a furtaker license.

RACCOONS and FOXES: Oct. 26-Feb. 22, unlimited.

OPOSSUM, STRIPED SKUNKS and WEASELS: No closed season, except Sundays. No limits.

BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Jan. 11-Feb. 5. One bobcat per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

PORCUPINES: Oct. 12-Feb. 1, 2020. (3 daily, season limit of 10).


FINAL 2019-20 TRAPPING SEASONS

MINKS and MUSKRATS: Nov. 23-Jan. 12. Unlimited.

COYOTES, FOXES, OPOSSUMS, RACCOONS, STRIPED SKUNKS and WEASELS: Oct. 27-Feb. 23. No limit.

COYOTES and FOXES, CABLE RESTRAINTS (Statewide): Dec. 26-Feb. 23. No limit. Participants must pass cable restraint certification course.

BEAVERS (Statewide): Dec. 26-March 31 (Limits vary depending on WMU).

BOBCATS (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Dec. 21-Jan. 12.

One bobcat per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

FISHERS (WMUs 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Dec. 21-Jan. 5. One fisher per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

RIVER OTTERS (WMUs 3C and 3D): Feb. 15-22, 2020. One river otter per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.


FINAL 2019-20 FALCONRY SEASONS

SQUIRRELS (combined) Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (6 daily, 18 possession)

BOBWHITE QUAIL Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (8 daily, 24 possession)

RUFFED GROUSE Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (2 daily, 6 possession)

COTTONTAIL RABBITS Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (4 daily, 12 possession)

SNOWSHOE OR VARYING HARES Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (1 daily, 3 possession)

RINGNECK PHEASANTS (Male or Female combined): Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (2 daily, 6 possession)

No open season on other wild birds or mammals.

Waterfowl and Migratory Game Bird seasons to be established in accordance with federal regulations at a later date.

WELL ARMED WOMAN SHOOTING CHAPTER, TIOGA COUNTY, PA TO MEET THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

The monthly meeting of the Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa. followed by the training "Review Six Basics for a Good Shot” with shooting drills and scenarios." Leading this training is Marilyn Jones.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Mill Cove Shooting Range followed by a training, "Shooting International Defensive Pistol Association Scenarios."

"Any woman who is 18 or older from any county or state is welcome to join our chapter," said Jones who with Pat Butts lead the Well Armed Woman meetings. Membership is not limited to women who live in Tioga County, Pa. Those who join can be a beginner or novice with absolutely no experience in handling a gun to those who are skilled and experienced shooters. The fee is $50 per year.

Women who don't own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or want to find out about joining the chapter are welcome to contact Jones at 570-549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.

Cuba Police Make Arrests In Graffiti Vandalism Case

Cuba Police Department
April 11 at 12:09 PM ·

*** Attention Residents ***

We are asking for the public’s assistance with a case. Last night, at approximately 11:45pm, two suspects caused criminal mischief to the public bridge that connects to Prospect Street. Many people utilize this walkway and many children frequent this bridge especially to go to and from school. The suspects responsible spray painted several inappropriate sexual images as well as profanity on the brick foundation of this bridge. Many people put a lot of time and effort into restoring this bridge. The Village DPW is working hard to remove the spray paint. The Cuba Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for this act. If you recognize the person in this video and the photos that will be attached, please contact our office at 585-968-1666. If you wish to remain anonymous please send and email to tips@cubapd.org. Let’s work together to hold these individuals accountable and keep Cuba looking like the great community that it is! If you are the ones responsible for this act and want to do the right thing please turn yourself into the Cuba Police Department.

*** All photos and video were supplied from a resident’s security camera system. The date of 2007 is not accurate. This crime did occur on April 10th, 2019. 

***Cuba Police Department
19 hrs ·

*** Press Release ***

On Friday April 12th, 2019, at approximately 2:30pm Cuba Police arrested the following:

Elizabeth C. Gavett (34) of Cuba was charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd (Felony), and Making Graffiti (Misdemeanor).

Gavett was processed and released to appear at a later date. These charges stem from an investigation into alleged property damage and graffiti of Village property and WNY and Pennsylvania Railroad property.

The Cuba Police Department would like to take this time to thank the public for all of their assistance with this case.

*** Press Release ***

On Thursday April 11th, 2019, at approximately 11:30pm Cuba Police arrested the following:

Trenton J. Erwin (23) of Cuba. Erwin was charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd (Felony), Criminal Mischief 4th (Misdemeanor) and Trespass (Violation).

On Friday April 12th, 2019, at approximately 11:30am Cuba Police arrested the following:

Sarah N. Gavett (31) of Cuba was charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd (Felony), and Making Graffiti (Misdemeanor).

Erwin and Gavett were processed and released to appear at a later date. These charges stem from an investigation into alleged property damage and graffiti of Village property and WNY and Pennsylvania Railroad property. Additional arrests are pending.

The Cuba Police Department would like to take this time to thank the public for all of their assistance with this case.

Feds Charge Batavia Man For Taking 14 Year Old Female Across State Lines For Sexual Activity

Guillermo Torres-Acevedo
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced today that Guillermo Torres-Acevedo, 23, of Batavia, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with transporting a minor across state lines for sexual activity. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie O. Lamarque, who is handling the case, states that according to the complaint, on Nov 29 the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding a missing 14-year-old girl (Victim 1). Surveillance video from Byron Bergen Junior/Senior High School showed Victim 1 exiting a school bus at the school and walking to a blue vehicle and leaving the property. Victim 1 had recently been romantically involved with the defendant.

As a result of this, Torres-Acevedo was arrested and charged by the New York State Police three days prior on Nov. 26 with second- degree rape and second-degree criminal sex act. An order of protection was also issued against the defendant.

Further investigation determined that on the morning of Nov. 29, Torres-Acevedo took his mother’s vehicle against her wishes. The vehicle matched the vehicle that Victim 1 was seen to get into in the surveillance video. As a result, an Amber Alert was issued.

Investigators traced Torres-Acevedo and Victim 1 to a truck stop in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Police were contacted and located Victim 1 and the defendant in the parking lot of a retail store. Torres-Acevedo was taken into custody, and Victim 1 was returned to her parents.

The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and is being detained.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff William A. Sheron Jr.; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton; the Pennsylvania State Police, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Mature Female Caregiver Wanted In Coudersport

JOURNEY HEALTH SYSTEM GRANTED TRADEMARK BY U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE

BRADFORD, PA (April 9, 2019)—Journey Health System®, a 509(a)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Bradford, Pennsylvania, recently received a registered trademark status from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for their name and logo.

Founded in July 2015, Journey Health System provides integration and administrative services to the following affiliates: Beacon Light Behavioral Health System of Bradford, Beacon Light Adult Residential Services (Ramsbottom), Dickinson Center, Forest-Warren Mental Health and Stairways Behavioral Health of Erie. Several support services include finance, marketing and communications, information technology, plant and operations, human resources, clinical best practice consultation and other functions.

Overall, Journey Health System’s affiliates employ over 1,200 people, provide behavioral health services in 18 Pennsylvania counties, and generate over $80 million annually. Richard B. Seager is the president and CEO of Journey Health System and the Board of Directors is comprised of representative board members from each affiliate organization.

Journey Health System applied for the registered trademark status several months ago to protect the organization’s brand and the positive reputational history of their affiliates. The mission of Journey Health System is “to serve your mission”. This is done by…

· Bringing like-minded agencies together under a support corporation concept to maximize strengths while neutralizing weaknesses.

· Increasing opportunities for service growth and leveraging best practices for better outcomes.

· Enhancing financial stability and bargaining strength.

· Identifying needs within individual communities and developing programs and services locally to serve those needs.

· Leveraging the extensive expertise of clinical care, as well as, human service administration and support to provide the public, as well as other providers, with the stability of local healthcare options.

For more information about Journey Health System, visit www.journeyhealth.org .

DEP Invites Comments on Draft Plan to Reduce Pollution and Improve Water Quality in Pennsylvania’s Part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites comments from residents, communities, farmers, and local government leaders on a draft plan to improve water quality in streams and rivers by removing nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds.

The draft Pennsylvania Phase 3 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (Phase 3 WIP) was developed with input from local government leaders, agricultural operators, community organizations, county residents, university researchers, federal agency partners, expert volunteers, and a steering committee led by DEP, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The Phase 3 WIP is part of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandated reductions of nitrogen and phosphorous in local streams and rivers in Pennsylvania’s 43 counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by 2025.

“Pennsylvania is fortunate to have many state and local partners committed to improving the health of local streams and rivers and bringing their communities the benefits of better water quality,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “County level planning will be critical to this effort, and several counties are leading the way in identifying on-the-ground projects to reduce water pollution. DEP, DCNR, and the Department of Agriculture will continue to work with county and municipal governments as well as our agricultural community to identify and implement projects that prevent and reduce pollution in local streams and rivers.”

The plan recommends actions for the agriculture, forestry, stormwater, and wastewater sectors and state government initiatives, such as legislative actions to ensure stable funding for water quality projects and privacy protection for farmers who put projects in place.

Recommendations include ways to maximize federal, state, and local funding sources and to distribute funds more flexibly and efficiently.

Comments on the Phase 3 WIP can be submitted at https://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment/ or via email to ecomment@pa.gov. The comment period ends on June 7, 2019, and the final version of the Phase 3 WIP will be submitted to Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership on August 9, 2019.

Come join us today and tomorrow for the Spring Antique Show at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

The vendors are all set up. Come join us today and tomorrow for the Spring Antique Show.

Galeton Easter Sunrise Service

The annual Galeton Easter Sunrise service will be held Easter morning April 21 at 7am in the John J. Collins Memorial Park.

State Police Investigting Shooting Damage To Natural Gas Equipment in Mt. Jewett


Bicycle Found In Area of Whitmore Road In Emporium


DEP Announces PFAS Sampling Plan to Identify Possible Water Contamination

Harrisburg, PA – As a part of the Wolf Administration’s efforts to address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a statewide sampling plan to identify impacted drinking water supplies.

The sampling plan will test water taken from more than 300 public water supplies (PWS) with elevated potential for contamination, based on proximity to common sources of PFAS, such as military bases, fire training sites, landfills, and manufacturing facilities. The sampling plan will begin collecting information in May 2019, and the first planned phase will last approximately one year.

“Addressing PFAS in drinking water is one of the top priorities for DEP,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “DEP is taking unprecedented steps to address PFAS, including beginning the process to set a Maximum Contaminant Level for the first time, and this sampling plan will shed light on the extent of PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania.”

DEP announced that it is beginning the process of setting a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFAS after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not commit to doing so in February 2019. This will mark the first time that DEP has set an MCL rather than adopting standards set by the federal government, as it has with all other regulated drinking water contaminants.

“DEP will not hesitate to step up when the federal government fails to,” said McDonnell.

The sampling plan will be discussed at the next PFAS Action Team meeting, scheduled for April 15, 2019, at the Abington Senior High School. Governor Tom Wolf created the PFAS Action Team in September 2018 to address PFAS contaminants across the commonwealth and protect Pennsylvania residents.

The sampling plan will not be the first time that Pennsylvania PWSs will have been tested for PFAS. In 2012 EPA had sample results collected from 175 systems under the “unregulated contaminant monitoring rule” (UCMR) which collects data on chemicals suspected to be present in water, but do not have set regulations. In the third iteration of the UCMR, EPA sampled for six PFAS chemicals, including PFOS and PFOA. These chemicals now have an EPA health advisory limit of 70 parts per trillion (ppt). In Pennsylvania, this sampling included some of the largest systems, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, both of which were found to be below the 70 ppt level.

More information on PFAS in Pennsylvania can be found here www.dep.pa.gov/pfcs.

Marian F. Micklich, 83,Timonium, Maryland formerly of Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

Marian F. Micklich

Marian F. Micklich, 83, of 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd.,Timonium, Maryland formerly of Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at Stella Maris Nursing Home, Timonium, Maryland on Thursday (April 11, 2019) following a lengthy illness.

She was born January 15, 1936 in Penfield, PA a daughter of the late Emery and Frances Benton Van Horn. She was married to the late John "Jammy" Micklich of Emporium.

Mrs. Micklich graduated from the former Houston Township High School in Penfield and from the Clearfield School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse working at several area hospitals, private duty and at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor from where she retired in 2000. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Scott (Mary Ellen) Gearhart, Eldersburg, MD; Chris (Jeanne) Gearhart, South Windsor, CT; and one daughter, Kim (Mike) Burlingame, Dayton, OH by former husband Charles Gearhart, Clearfield; one step-daughter, Michele (Mike) Reed, Emporium, PA; two step-sons, Albie (Gregory Leet) Micklich, DMA, Phoenix, AZ; Ryan (Randy) Micklich, Eldred, PA; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three brothers, Vern (Dorothy) Van Horn, DuBois; Les (Donna) Van Horn, Florida; Mike (Ellen) Van Horn, St. Marys; and one sister, Carol Parziale, Weedville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Emery (Joan) Van Horn.

Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St., Emporium, PA on Wednesday (April 17, 2019) from 10:00 -11:00 AM followed by the funeral Service at 11:00 with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Truck Drivers Stunned by Arrest of CDL Examiner



NANTICOKE, Pa. WJAC-- State police arrested a former commercial driver's license examiner who they say failed to properly test people trying to become professional truck drivers.

The man troopers arrested was an examiner at Luzerne County Community College. They say he was responsible for about 140 truck drivers being allowed to drive on highways who were not properly trained.

State police say our roads should be a little safer now that they have arrested Michael Jordan, 51, of Larksville.

"It shocks me that they would just take somebody off the streets and no proper, train them and throw them in one of these trucks," said truck driver Brian Luckado.

Jordan was a CDL examiner at Luzerne County Community College. Troopers say he falsified PennDOT examination reports and failed to properly test people training to become truck drivers between 2016 and 2017.

During their year and a half long investigation, troopers say they found that Jordan was responsible for about 140 truck drivers being out on the highway without proper safety training. Read more...

Reserve Now For The Hotel Crittenden's Easter Brunch Sunday, April 21st

It's that time of year again when The Hotel Crittenden hosts our annual Easter brunch buffet. Come see the newly renovated dining room and more importantly enjoy the lavish feast our chefs have been busy preparing for you and your family. Space is limited and reservations are Highly recommended.
Call 814 274 8320 between 9 am and 9 pm.

Buffet hours 10am to 5pm

29.95 adult
26.85 senior
13.95 12 and under
5 under free

Prime Rib
Smoked Salmon en croute
Brown sugar and honey glazed Ham
Sausage links
Bacon
Scrambled Eggs
Sausage gravy/biscuits
Waffle or French toast ( berry maple)
Maple whip
Roasted red rosemary potatoes
Home fries
Green beans medley
Full soup and salad bar
With coleslaw Mac salad ambrosia
Fruit carved display
Spinach Artichoke dip
Deviled eggs (Easter eggs)
Meatballs
Stuffed shrooms
Desserts:
Assorted Danish
Bagels/toaster cream cheese (flavored)
Churros/cinnamon rolls
Chocolate mousse
Strawberry shortcake parfait
Lemon blueberry parfait
Fresh baked bread display
Assorted cakes and dessert bars
And more

Galeton Borough Is Hiring For Part Time Seasonal Positions

Port Allegany Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at VFW

Potter County Snowmobile Riders Club Chicken BBQ Saturday Across From Kwikfill In Coudersport

Public Auction Sunday April 14th At Burkhouse Auction House in Bradford

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Morgan Advanced Materials Is Currently Seeking Qualified Candidates For Master Mechanic.

Olson & Tenglund, Inc. Taking Applications For A Full-Time Parts Clerk in Smethport, PA

Massive Coin Auction Sat., April 27, Daniel A. Carter Auctions Inc., Allegany NY.

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Family Design Resources, Inc. Is Seeking A Full-Time Paralegal In Emporium, PA.

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Reserve Now For The Hotel Crittenden's Fabulous Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21st

It's that time of year again when The Hotel Crittenden hosts our annual Easter brunch buffet. Come see the newly renovated dining room and more importantly enjoy the lavish feast our chefs have been busy preparing for you and your family. Space is limited and reservations are Highly recommended.
Call 814 274 8320 between 9 am and 9 pm.

Buffet hours 10am to 5pm

29.95 adult
26.85 senior
13.95 12 and under
5 under free

Prime Rib
Smoked Salmon en croute
Brown sugar and honey glazed Ham
Sausage links
Bacon
Scrambled Eggs
Sausage gravy/biscuits
Waffle or French toast ( berry maple)
Maple whip
Roasted red rosemary potatoes
Home fries
Green beans medley
Full soup and salad bar
With coleslaw Mac salad ambrosia
Fruit carved display
Spinach Artichoke dip
Deviled eggs (Easter eggs)
Meatballs
Stuffed shrooms
Desserts:
Assorted Danish
Bagels/toaster cream cheese (flavored)
Churros/cinnamon rolls
Chocolate mousse
Strawberry shortcake parfait
Lemon blueberry parfait
Fresh baked bread display
Assorted cakes and dessert bars
And more

2 Week Spring Special To Play Golf At Coudersport Golf Club

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

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Check Out These Used Vehicle Bargains at Bokman Of Wellsville, NY

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Dedicated CDL Driver Needed In Bradford, PA

Wellsville Secondary School Presents "Mary Poppins" April 12, 13 & 14

2019 Spring Show At PA Lumber Museum Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14th

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

www.puremapleproducts

Call For Limestone, Mulch, Top Soil, Mushroon Soil & Bulk & Bagged Coal Available In Coudersport

Friday, April 12, 2019

Roulette Ambulance To Station

At 10:55 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to station along with Coudersport Medics for a possible overdose.

Pancake Supper Saturday, April 13th At Sartwell Creek Union Church


Vehicle Hits Guide Rails After Driver Falls Asleep on Route 15


RECALLS

SD Import Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Aphrodisiac Capsules Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil

SD Import, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Aphrodisiac, Capsules to the consumer level. The products have been found to be tainted with sildenafil. FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active pharmaceutical ingredient in FDA approved product used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The presence of sildenafil in Aphrodisiac capsules renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall.

Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; consumption of undeclared sildenafil along with nitrates could result in a drop in blood pressure that is life-threatening and could result in serious adverse health consequences. To date, SD Imports, LLC has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

HG Youth Choirs & Maryland Choir to Sing Together at Concerts on Saturday, April 13 at Wellsboro and Sunday, April 14 at Williamsport

The Eleanor Roosevelt High School Chamber Choir is shown.
The Hamilton-Gibson Young Women’s and Young Men’s Choirs from Wellsboro, Pa. and the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Chamber Choir from Greenbelt, Maryland will present two concerts. The music will be the same at both.

“We met the Eleanor Roosevelt chamber choir on our performance trip to Washington, D.C. last May and sensed a powerful bond,” said Thomas Putnam, HG choir director. “Their choir can sing like you’ve never heard. We’re looking forward to our weekend together.”
Hamilton-Gibson's Young Women's and Young Men's choirs.

The first concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 in the Auditorium at the Wellsboro Area School District Administration Building at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro. It is sponsored in part by the Penn Wells Hotel & Lodge. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children,18 and under. For tickets, visit hamiltongibson.org or HG's Facebook page and via links go to TicketLeap or buy tickets at the door.

The second concert will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church in Loyalsock Township. The church’s GPS address is 1301 Clayton Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. Admission is free.

During the concerts, the choirs will join in singing a few numbers including the rousing "Glory" from the film "Selma."

The Maryland-based chamber choir, composed of 10th through 12th grade students and directed by Michele Fowlin, will sing five selections. The beautiful and stirring arrangement of "There is a Balm," a beloved African-American spiritual, will "make the wounded whole." "O Clap Your Hands" with lyrics from two Psalms is a rousing call to praise the Creator. "The Tortoise and the Hare" by Darmon Meader is a clever recounting of the familiar Aesop fable of the slow but steady victory of the tortoise over the vain and assuming Hare. "Reincarnations No. 2 - Anthony O'Daly," composed by Samuel Barber, has intense, rich harmonies and is based on a poem by James Stephens. It has been selected by the National Endowment of the Arts as one of the American Masterpieces of choral music. "I Can Tell the World" is a traditional spiritual. It is arranged by Moses Hogan, one of the most prolific and sung arrangers of this genre in the world.

The chamber choir is in high demand and performs for numerous political and social events throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Among the choir's more memorable performances were two at the home of Vice President Joe Biden for Christmas and Black History Month and with award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams. Fowlin is currently the director of choral programs at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, including the chamber choir, and also the artistic director for the Washington Performing Arts Society's Children of the Gospel Choir.

Ninth through twelfth grade students in the Hamilton-Gibson choirs under Putnam’s direction will sing four different selections, including the haunting "Sure On This Shining Night", a poem by James Agee set to music by Morten Lauridsen. They will also sing the pop tune "Brave" by Sara Bareilles; "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which has become known as the Black National Anthem; and "Please Stay" by Jake Runestad, a powerful song with lyrics based on tweets using #IKeptLiving - expressions of hope from those who battle depression and chose to live.

This August, the HG Children and Youth Choirs are entering their 25th Season. Putnam founded the choirs in 1996. The HG choirs were designated as Tioga County's Singing Youth Ambassadors by the Tioga County Commissioners and Pennsylvania's Singing Youth Ambassadors by the Pennsylvania State Legislature. On April 28, 2015, the HG choirs completed their never-before-attempted goal to sing in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

For more information about these concerts, call 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

Bonnie G. HURLER, 77, formerly of Potter Brook Road, Westfield, PA

Bonnie G. HURLER

Bonnie G. HURLER, 77, formerly of Potter Brook Road, Westfield, PA, died Friday April 12, 2019 in her granddaughter’s home, Westfield. Born May 3, 1941, in Elkland, she was the daughter of William and Harriett Evans Kilburn. On September 14, 1957, in Harrison Valley, she married Mahlon C. “Tom” Hurler, who predeceased her on August 24, 1998. 

She was employed by Galeton Production, Hancock’s Personal Care Home, Little’s Personal Care Home, and owned and operated Bonnie Hurler’s Personal Care Home. 

Surviving are: three children, Greg (Alois) Hurler of Westfield, Kelly (Rick) Shenk of Knoxville, and Tom (Kayla) Hurler of Westfield; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Kilburn of Elkland; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Robert Kilburn, Ronald Kilburn, William Kilburn, and Clifford Kilburn. 

Friends may call Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. 

Memorials may be made to Patterson Cancer Center, c/o UPMC Cole, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. 

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

Mary Young Campbell, 66, of Starbrick, PA

Mary Young Campbell

Mary Young Campbell, 66, of Starbrick, PA., died at her residence on Friday morning, April 12, 2019 after an extended illness. She was born June 18, 1952 in Bradford, PA. Mary was the daughter of Gordon S. and Gertrude E. Green Young. She was a longtime Warren area resident. Mary was a home healthcare aide working for families in their homes.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Terry W. Campbell whom she married June 15, 1979 in Warren, PA., 2 Children – Michelle Jenkins, Michael Campbell, 2 Brothers –Jack E. Young and his wife, Gloria, William D. Young all of Warren, PA., 1 sister – Linda Wareham of St. Petersburg, FL., 4 Grandchildren – Conner Campbell, Steven, Hailey and Tanner Jenkins, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother – Gordon S. Young, 2 Sisters – Sandra Knopf and Patricia Cummings.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2 to 4 followed by a funeral and committal service conducted by Rev. Dorothy Hilliard, Chaplain of Hospice of Warren County, officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, Pa. 16365 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

James W. Stebbins, Sr., 78, of Sabinsville, PA

James W. Stebbins

James W. Stebbins, Sr., 78, of Sabinsville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA. 

Born September 1, 1940, in Sabinsville, he was a son of the late Joe B. and Iola (Wilcox) Stebbins. On May 7, 1963 in Sabinsville, he married the former Ramona Griffin, who survives. 

He worked as a lab technician at Corning Glass for over 40 years. He was a member of the Clymer Baptist Church in Sabinsville and enjoyed hunting, gardening, bowling, wood working, and camping. Jim was loved and cherished by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. 

Surviving in addition to his wife of almost 56 years, Ramona Stebbins, are a son, James (Cheri) Stebbins, Jr., Duncannon, PA; a daughter, Jacquelin (Vincent “VJ”) Calvario, Elkland, PA; three grandsons, Vincent Calvario, Geno Calvario, and Joshua Williams; three great grandchildren, Oliver and Willow Calvario and Amariana Williams; two sisters, Joann Burrous and Janice Amann, both of Sabinsville; a brother-in-law, Rodney (Catherine) Griffin; sisters-in-law, Colleen (Rocky) Matchaletti, Rowena King, Roberta (Dino) Pedrone, Rosalee (Richard) Womer, and Roxie (Glenn) Trout; his beloved dog, Piper; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by a brother, John Stebbins and a sister, Julia “Judy” Stebbins. Friends may call at the Clymer Baptist Church in Sabinsville on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00-11:00am. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00am with Rev. Dino Pedrone, Rev. Vane Gunn and Pastor Kyle Horton co-officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clymer Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Sabinsville, PA 16943. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.

Sign Language Grads

Seated, left to right, are Ana Arthurs, Gayle Bowser, Lindsey Gagnon, Instructor Marla Ball, Margaret Eshelman, and Tanis Young.
Standing, left to right, are Gary Bowser, Valerie Stager, Libby Hoover, Tammy Pesce, Kristie Kromer, Tarin Nusker, Pam Streich, and Martin DeLucia.
Graduates of the “Listen with your Eyes” Intro to American Sign Language course at Penn State DuBois completed a service project recently while using their new sign language skills. Members of the class worked as a group to plant new flowers in some campus flower beds, working together and communicating only by signing.

Introductory and advanced level sign language courses will again be offered at Penn State DuBois beginning in October. For more information, contact John Brennan at 814-375-4836 or jpb367@psu.edu

Headley's Headliners and More! Saturday, April 13

Headley’s Headliners and More! will take place Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church located at 307 North Main Street in Port Allegany. Proceeds will fund The Pastor Randy Headley Memorial Award for Community Service to be presented to students at PAHS during the Awards Assembly in May.

The event will feature entertainment by “Headley’s Headliners” ….and more including a bucket auction, baked food sale, 50/50 raffle, photography contest and lottery frame raffle. Friends of Pastor Randy are sponsoring the event along with the Port Allegany Rotary Club.

The tentative schedule for Headley’s Headliners is as follows: 10 a.m. - Simple Faith; 10:45 a.m. - Maycie and Levi Howard; 11:00 a.m. Randy Andreano; 11:45 - Hymn Sing with Denny Bloss and Barb Headley; 12:00 p.m. - Port CMA Praise team; 12:45 p.m. - Neighborhood School of Dance Students - Lillianne Reed, Makayla Alcorn, Breah Fillhart, Kendra Meade and Sophia Bienkowski; 1:00 p.m. - Samantha Sallade and Steve Limeburner; 1:45 - Anna and Shelby Stewart; 2:00 p.m. - Gloria Richardson and Second Chances; 3:00 p.m. - Walk and Mandy Miles. MC for the event is Joy “Bunky” Barnard. There is no charge for admission to the entertainment, donations will be accepted.

Pastor Randy graduated from Kiski Area High school in Vandergrift, Class of 1966. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Duke Divinity School at Duke University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968-1972 obtaining the rank of Sergeant.

Before becoming a pastor, Pastor Randy was employed in Sales, both retail and direct for many years. “I have always been in sales, I just have a better “product” now,” he often said. He entered the ministry in 1991 in Shinglehouse and served United Methodist Churches in Shinglehouse, Ceres, Trinity (now Port Allegany UMC) Port Allegany Evangelical UMC (now closed), Crosby, Riverside and Fishing Creek, all in the Kane District of the UMC.

His hobbies have included hunting, sports and reading, but mostly Rev. Headley enjoyed being with people.

Pastor Randy’s memberships included Western PA Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany Ministerium, having served as president for many years, Community Health Advisors Committee of the Cole Memorial Health System, Port Allegany American Legion Post #258, Board of Directors of the Veterans Memorial, Inc., NRA and AARP.

In the past he has served on the Board of Directors of the Cole Memorial Health System (also served on Executive, Patient Safety, Public Relations and Voluntary Chaplains Committee) and was named an Honorary Director of the Board at Cole Memorial at the 2016 Annual Meeting. He is a former member of the Port Allegany Rotary Club where he served as President and was named a Paul Harris Fellow, twice. He also served as a board member of the Port Allegany Ambulance Service, Port Allegany Borough Council, Economic Development Council and Port Allegany Asbestos Advisory Council.

Some of the highlights of his 15 years of service in Port Allegany are serving Port Allegany and Crosby churches from 2002 until the Evangelical UMC was added to the Port Allegany Area Charge; the merger of Port Allegany and Evan congregations in 2005 after the closing of the Evan Church; the sale of the Evan building and property to the Port Allegany Library Board and the building of the new library on that site; the addition of the Riverside an Fishing Creek UMCs to the newly created Allegany Headwaters Charge (Port Allegany Crosby, Fishing Creek and Riverside UMCs) in 2014.

His pastoral duties in the last 15 years at Port UMC and surrounding areas included 55 baptisms, 98 weddings and 276 funerals.

Rev. Headley and his wife Barb have three daughters - Nicole (Steve) Fowler, Jaclyn (Aaron) Pearsall, and Jenn (Dave) Norton; two sons - Howard Wheeler and Justin (Jessica) Wheeler; four grandsons and nine granddaughters.

Pastor Randy’s plans for retirement were to “continue serving my Lord as he directs me; enjoy the “good life” in the community that was my first choice to retire in and where I have so very many friends.”

Sadly, Pastor Randy passed away in November 2018. Pastor Randy loved serving his church and community and loved spending time with and supporting the youth of our community. To help keep his memory alive and to encourage more youth involvement in community service, The Pastor Randy Headley Memorial Award for Community Service will be given to students in grades 7 - 12 at PAHS with the winners being selected based on their service to their school, church and community.

Tioga County Talks Technology, Highway Infrastructure at Policy Roundtable, Oberlander, Owlett Report

The deployment of rural broadband was one of the focuses of discussion at a roundtable event held by the House Majority Policy Committee at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, Tioga County, said Reps. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).

The roundtable discussion featured nearly 50 educators, elected officials, business owners, nonprofit organizations, and representatives from various industries, namely health care, energy, construction, food service, engineering and real estate. The attendees included organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions within the Tioga County community.

“Thank you to the entire Tioga County community for welcoming us and talking to us about the issues important to your businesses and organizations,” said Oberlander. “From rural broadband to emergency response, we understand these issues are crucial to everyone in your area. We will take your concerns and ideas back to Harrisburg so that we can craft good public policy to address your needs.”

Two other major topics covered today included emergency response funding and recruitment, along with transportation infrastructure and upgrade of U.S. Route 15 to Interstate 99, from Lycoming County to the New York line. Much of the discussion involved an update about current efforts underway, the need to coordinate efforts and support, and ways to fund improvements on both issues.

“I want to thank the Policy Committee for coming to Tioga County to hear directly from our business owners, organization leaders and elected officials about how policies at the state level can directly translate into stronger rural communities,” Owlett said. “We covered a wide range of issues this morning, and I believe our conversation will make a difference when advancing legislation at the state Capitol.”

Other members attending were Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria).

The event was part of the House Republican Caucus’s #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.

God's County Ministries hosting "Annual Easter Egg Hunt"


House Continues to Speak Up for Crime Victims

This week the House will wrap up the bulk of bills in the bi-partisan crime victim protection package of legislation. By Wednesday, the four recommendations made by the grand jury investigating sexual abuse within the Catholic Church that were turned into House bills will have faced floor votes. The first two recommendations were passed through legislation last week.

Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com. Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP.

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for votes scheduled in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these votes can be found at PAHouseGOP.com by clicking on the “House Business” tab.

Department of Health, PennDOT Commemorate Donate Life Month

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers, along with representatives from Donate Life Pennsylvania, highlighted the importance of organ and tissue donation at an event at the new Summerdale Driver License Center in Enola today in conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April.
Nearly 49 percent of current driver’s license and ID card holders - more than 4.88 million Pennsylvanians - are registered organ donors. Almost 7,300 Pennsylvanians are currently awaiting organ transplants.

“PennDOT is proud of our partnership with the Department of Health and Donate Life Pennsylvania,” said Deputy Secretary Myers. “Becoming a registered organ donor can lead to saving a life.”

“Donate Life Blue and Green Day is a reminder of just how important it is to sign up to be an organ and tissue donor,” Dr. Levine said. “Registering to be a donor takes just a few minutes, as it can be done online, but it has the potential to save a number of lives. After registering, it is important to have a discussion with your family on why you believe organ donation is essential, and what your wishes are.”

To add the organ donor designation to an existing driver’s license or ID card, visit www.dmv.pa.gov and select the “Donate Life Pennsylvania” icon in the middle column of the page. Once the designation is added, individuals will receive a designation card that they must carry with them to affirm organ donor status until they renew or replace their driver’s license or ID card. There is no charge for adding the designation to your driver’s license or ID card.

Driver’s license and ID card holders, as well as registered vehicle owners, can also support organ donation programs by donating $1 to the Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund at the time of application and/or renewal. Proceeds from the fund are used to educate and promote awareness of the organ donor program through non-profit organizations like the Center for Organ Recovery and Education and the Gift of Life Donor Program. Pennsylvanians have generously donated more than $15 million to the fund to date.

For additional information about organ donation in Pennsylvania, visit www.donatelifepa.org.