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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Mansfield & Blossburg Dispatched To House Fire On Canada Road

At 11:52 PM on Saturday, Mansfield & Blossburg have been dispatched to a house fire at 120 Canada Road.
11:57 PM--Cancel by Chief 4. Controlled burn.

Grandparent Scam Nets $48,000 For Thieves

Luthersburg Driver Has Minor Injuries After Tractor Trailer Runs Off Route 6

Speeding Stop Results in DUI and Drug Possession Charges In Richmond Township

Troopers Make Arrest for DUI in Coudersport Borough

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Set for May 15th at Coudersport Ambulance Hall

Liberty Dispatched To Car Fire On Rt. 15

At 8:11 PM on Saturday, Liberty Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a motor vehicle fire on Rt. 15 North of Bloss Mountain Road intersection.

Chainsaw Carvers Cutting Up In Ridgway, PA on Saturday

Big Elm & Mansfield Dispatched For Crash

At 7:25 PM on Saturday, Big Elm & Mansfield Fire Depts. dispatched to a vehicle into tree crash near 162 Benson Avenue in Roseville. Unknown injuries.

Natalie Ann Smith, age 64, of Wellsboro, PA

Natalie Ann Smith

Natalie Ann Smith, age 64, of Wellsboro, PA passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at her home. 

She was born on June 6, 1954, a daughter of Stuart and Phyllis (Hartzell) Smith. Natalie was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro. 

Her greatest passion was for animals. Natalie was active in the Tioga County Democrats, a book club, and an avid volunteer in the community. 

Natalie is survived by her two sisters; Beth Eileen Smith of Duck Key, FL and Sharon Louise Smith of Brookville, PA; many cousins including, Jim, Mike (Dianne), and Bob Hawk of Wellsboro, PA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00am with Pastor Michael Birbeck officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Rd. Tioga, PA 16946 or the First Presbyterian Church. 

Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main S. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

Sweden Twp Residents on S Dry Run Rd, Apache trail, and those that utilize the southern end near SR 6

Congratulations to Bolivar-Richburg Central School Trap Team

4 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured In Rt. 219 Crash In Hamlin Township Saturday Morning

Anna R. Manners, 87, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace, formerly of 145 Madison Street, St. Marys, PA

Anna R. Manners

Anna R. Manners, 87, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 145 Madison Street, St. Marys, PA, died on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.

She was born on November 16, 1931, in Anita, PA, a daughter of the late Gustaf B. and Beulah A. Henry Swanson.

On May 19, 1948, she married the late Alfred "Pete" Manners, who preceded her in death on September 3, 2013.

Mrs. Manners was a member of First United Methodist Church and retired from the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital after many years of service as a pastry chef. In her free time, she liked to crochet and stitch plastic canvases. She also enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, and playing games. She will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family.

She is survived by one daughter; Ellen Harry and her husband Mark of West Decatur, four sons; Thomas Manners and his wife Cathie of Tennessee, Anthony Manners and his wife Rose of St. Marys, Michael Manners and his wife Robbin of Georgia, and Alfred Manners, Jr. of Georgia, as well as by 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers; John (Brenda) Swanson of Allansville, and James (Ellie) Swanson of Irwin, by numerous nieces and nephews as well as by a son-in-law, Francis McCarren of Force.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary McCarren in 2013, four brothers; Fred Swanson, Paul Swanson, Frank Swanson and Gustaf Swanson, Jr.; and by four sisters; Lois Lexsell, Marjory Raybuck, Ellen Swanson, and Kathleen Swanson.

Funeral Services for Anna R. Manners will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, 140 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, PA 15857 with Rev. Tim Hoover, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Center or to Elk County Rides for Vets.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at

Rose M. DANIELS, 88, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of McDonald, PA and Bradenton and Hobe Sound, FL


Rose M. DANIELS, 88, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of McDonald, PA and Bradenton and Hobe Sound, FL, died Saturday, April 27, 2019 in her home. 

A complete obituary will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at


National Weather Service State College PA
245 PM EDT Sat Apr 27 2019

...Up to several inches of wet snow expected across the Northern
Mountains of Pennsylvania late tonight and Sunday morning...

* WHAT...Snow, possibly falling heavy at times during the early
to mid morning hours Sunday.

* WHERE...McKean and Potter County. The greatest accumulations
will occur across the higher terrain over 1800 feet above sea

* WHEN...The period of heaviest snow should be between 4 am and 9
am Sunday when snowfall rates could be between one-half of an
inch...and one inch per hour.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The wet snow will cling to trees branches
and the weight of the snow could snap some weakened limbs,
downing adjacent power lines and causing isolated power


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reminds motorists
to adjust speeds based on driving conditions and to take it slow
in ice and snow.

Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous in Ridgway, PA

There are still baked goods and pork left at Redmond's BBQ at the Burtville Bridge

Port Allegany American Legion Baseball Tryouts are this Sunday

Port Allegany American Legion Baseball Tryouts are this Sunday, April 28 at the Port Allegany Sr. Little League/Varsity Baseball field on Route 155 (Moose Park)

There are two opportunities to tryout on Sunday:
1-3 pm and 5-7 pm RAIN or SHINE!

Boys ages 13-16 with a birth year of 2003-2006 are eligible. Any questions, reach out to Bob Guilds, head coach.

*If your child would like to tryout and has not yet registered, they can register at tryouts.
Seen by Jenn Wallace Moses at Friday 4:28pm

PA General Energy Withdraws Permit Application On Reed Run Well

Derrick City Dispatched to Outside Fire

At  1:20 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. dispatched to an outside fire at 543 Bolivar Drive.


7:00 P.M. ALL WELCOME . 814-848-7950

West Creek Road Closed Due To Tree Down with Fire

At 11:26 AM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Dept. has been dispatched to close West Creek Road for a tree on fire with wires in St. Marys City.

Roulette Ambulance To Horseshoe Curt Drive

At 11:19 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Horseshoe Court Drive for an unknown medical.

Investigation into vehicle fire in Elk County

Posted on April 27, 2019 by wcednews

Fox Township, PA – A vehicle caught fire early Friday morning in Elk County.

Fire crews were called out to Laurel Lane in Fox Township around 1:15 a.m. Friday for a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac truck that had caught fire.

By the time crews arrived, the flames had already fully engulfed the truck. Read more....

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit For Tammy Slaugenhaupt Today at Open Arms

PA Drilling Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil & Gas Llc in Cherry Twp, Sullivan County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-04-23 to Chief Oil & Gas Llc in Cherry Twp, Sullivan county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-23 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Repsol Oil & Gas Usa Llc in Armenia Twp, Bradford County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 2019-04-19 to Repsol Oil & Gas Usa Llc in Armenia Twp, Bradford county. 78.83GRNDWTR - Improper casing to protect fresh groundwater
Incident Date/Time: 2019-04-19 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Olean Police Arrest Three on Drug Charges

City of Olean, NY Police Department
4 mins ·

Three people were arrested last night at approximately 5:30 p.m. for drug charges stemming from a call Patrol Officers and the Street Crimes unit responded to in a parking lot of a business located at 415 North Union St. 

During the investigation of the original call of suspicious activity by these people, Police located materials used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Prescription pills and a hypodermic needle containing drugs.

Arrested persons:

Richard Hopkins, age 34, of Olean, NY for Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 7th degree and Criminal possession of Methamphetamine materials 2nd. degree.

J. B. Spates, age 41, of Cuba, NY for Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th degree

Margaret Rodgers, age 28, of Cuba, NY for Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.

All three were issued appearance tickets to appear in Olean City court at a later date.

Roulette Ambulance To Lyman Road

At 9:10 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Lyman Road for a fall victim with a back injury.


Route 219 is closed between Tack's Inn and Lantz Corners due to a 2 vehicle accident. The closure is expected to be lengthy. Alternate routes are recommended.

Roulette Township Cleanup Postponed Until Tomorrow At 1 PM

Roulette Township
Just now ·

***ATTENTION*** due to the weather we are canceling the Roulette township park clean up for today and going to try it tomorrow at 1 pm

Port Allegany Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 6 West

At 8:39 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to 20189 Rt. 6 for a one vehicle accident with one minor injury. The location is between Lower Grimes & Freer Road.

Fire Rescue, EMS Units Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash With Entrapment on Rt. 219

At 8:00 AM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett, Kane, Bradford & Smethport ambulances along with fire rescue units have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 219 near Meade Run Road, Entrapment has been confirmed. Air medical has been requested airborne to Foot Rest Campground. Mt. Jewett, Hamlin Township & Lafayette fire rescue units dispatched to scene.
Route 219 is closed. Coroner called to scene.
9:00 AM--Helicopter medical team is being transported to the scene. 
9:08 AM--Blood needed from helicopter to scene. 

Wilson College Master of Special Education Program At Seneca Highlands IU9 This Summer

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner Saturday For Anna Nicka At Austin-Costello Sportsman's Club

Redmond's Spring Pork Barbeque Saturday At The Burtville Bridge

Andover Dispatched For Vehicle Crash With Fire On County Road 22

At 12:20 AM on Saturday, Andover Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 3543 County Road 22 for a vehicle crash with fire. Location is near Rt. 417.
12:25 AM --Car is fully involved in fire. Unknown if anyone in the vehicle. 
12:30 AM--Estimated 21 year old male injured. Helicopter requested to LZ.

RN's, LPN's, CNA's & DCW's Needed in Bradford, Coudersport, Emporium, Kane, Port Allegany, Rew, Sheffield, St. Marys, Sugar Grove, Ulysses, Wellsboro & Warren

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

Area's Best Chicken BBQ Saturday by West End Trailblazers in Roulette

Howard's in Coudersport is Your Husqvarna Headquarters

Public Auction Sunday, April 28 at Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House in Bradford, PA

Friday, April 26, 2019

William A. “Bill” GILL, 98, of Galeton, PA

William A. “Bill” GILL

William A. “Bill” GILL, 98, of Galeton, PA, died Friday, April 26, 2019 in Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. 

WWII & Korean War Veteran
 Born August 10, 1920, in Galeton, he was the son of Dexter and Edna Hilfiger Gill. 

A World War II and Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Navy from 1940 – 1960. On July 15, 1977, in Ulysses, PA, he married the former Leona J. Hunter, who survives.

 Bill owned and operated Bill’s Radio and TV Sales and Service in Galeton, retiring in 1989. 

He was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, Galeton Masonic Lodge, River Valley Golf Club in Westfield, and Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611 in Galeton, having served as Past Commander and manager. He served as a driver with Gale Hose Ambulance for 13 years. 

Surviving besides his wife, Leona, are: four children, Gregory Gill of Milledgeville, GA, Philip (Kim) Moshier of East Corning, NY, Brenda (John) Conte of Lafayette, CO, and Nancy (Tom) Williammee of Frederick, CO; ten grandchildren; three great-grandsons; a sister, Joanne Post of Galeton; nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by a step-son, Gary Gill; four brothers, Leonard Gill, Kenneth Gill, Richard Gill, and Gordon Gill; and two sisters, Donzella Kefover and Marjorie Cosentino. 

Friends may call at Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Thadius Sales, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery, where Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard at 2:00 PM. 

Memorials may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Galeton, PA 16922. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Garland R. Ward, 90, of Derrick City, Pa

 Garland R. Ward

Garland R. Ward, 90, of 20 West Hall Road, Derrick City, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, at his residence.

Born November 12, 1928 in Jeannette, he was a son of the late Robert J. and Dorothy Mae (Barnett) Ward.

He attended Bradford High School.
Korean War Veteran

In November of 1950 he enlisted in the United States Marines. He served in Korea as an Amphibian Tractor Crewman and was honorably discharged on September 17, 1953.

On December 20, 1952 in Warren, he married Jean P. (Petersen) Ward who died February 5, 2002.

Garland had been employed for 32 years at Penelec and retired as Foreman in 1988.

He was a member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scratching lottery tickets, and snowplowing for neighbors and friends.

Surviving are four daughters, Deborah Ward, of Bradford, Sandra (Steven) Sprouse, of Oakland Park, FL, Jacqueline Ward Hill, of Erie, and Terri (Dominic) Piganelli, of Bradford, one sister, Winona Ward, of Canal Fulton OH, two brothers, Glenn A. Ward, of Sacramento, CA, Gary L. (Kathy) Ward, of Eldred, six grandchildren, Michael (Katie) Sprouse, Matthew (Lauren) Sprouse, Andrew Piganelli, Kara Piganelli, Krista Piganelli, and Natalie Piganelli, three great grandchildren, Conrad, Heidi, and Axel Sprouse, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son-in-law Brian Hill, one infant sister Wanda, and one brother Robert Ward.

Friends will be received on Thursday May 2, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, with Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Tractor Trailer driver tries to avoid a car in the roadway, sustains minor injuries


University of Pittsburgh at Bradford nursing graduates take a minute to celebrate on their last day of clinical rotations. After being awarded their Associate of Science in nursing Sunday, many of the students will take positions in local hospitals.

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford graduates are headed on to further study in fields ranging from public relations to veterinary medicine, while others will begin working in health, technology, business and more.

After placing six seniors in doctoral programs in 2019, the exercise science program will send four more on this year on to doctoral programs in physical and occupational therapy.

Getting into such programs is highly competitive. According to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, there are, on average, 500 applicants per program with an average of 44 students enrolled.

Graduating seniors who will pursue a doctorate of physical therapy next year are Kahlee Bowen of Olean, N.Y., University of Pittsburgh, and Justin Fishkin of Bradford and Kiyah Taggert of Eldred, both at Gannon University. Jade Adams of New Bethlehem will study for a doctorate of occupational therapy at Slippery Rock University.

Biology graduates will pursue a variety of graduate degrees and careers. Courtney Shade of Bradford will attend Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Caitlin Nolan of Scio, N.Y., will pursue a doctorate at the University of Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Lucas Smith of Lewis Run will study to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Karman Masown of Upper St. Clair is headed to dental school.

Victoria Ogundayo of Bradford will work toward a master’s degree in kinesiology and health studies at Queens University in Canada. Michael Thomas of Columbus will study for master’s degrees in public healthcare and healthcare administration at Pitt.

  Sadie D’Angelo, a broadcast communications 
major from Ashville, N.Y., will graduate from the 
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Sunday. 
She is one of many students who will go on 
to attend graduate school.
Other biology graduates will enter the workforce. Brittany Adedinsewo of Pottstown will be a medical scribe at Jefferson Hospital. Hunter Chamberlain of Andover, N.Y., will be an assistant radiographer with U.S. Inspection Services Inc.

Pitt-Bradford nurses will begin working with patients at Penn Highlands DuBois ,Jasmine Adams of New Bethlehem and Andrea Allegretto and Brianna Cardoni, both of Johnsonburg; J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Tiara Hood of Huntingdon; Bradford Regional Medical Center, Kirstin Lekas and Laura Tingley, both of Bradford; Warren General Hospital, Chelsea Loney of Warren; UPMC Cole, Nicole Nolte of Smethport and Jefferson Stehle of Port Allegany.

Radiological science graduate Amanda Hollabaugh of Townville will also work in a medical setting at Titusville Area Hospital.

Some students will head into the business world. Joseph Adcock, an economics major from East Amherst, N.Y., will join the U.S. Army Reserve in civil affairs while working on his Master of Business Administration at St. Bonaventure University.

Destiny Fitton, an accounting and business management major from Bradford, will be an accounting assistant with Allegheny Bradford Corp.; Katelyn Hayden, a business management major from Derrick City, will join human relations at BRMC; Alexis Hoak, a sociology major from Warren, will be a legal assistant with Schoenborn & Associates, LLC;

Accounting and business management graduates Rylee Lundgren of Lewis Run and Christopher Plate of Seneca Falls, N.Y., will study for a Master of Business Administration in professional accountancy at St. Bonaventure; and Scott Pattison, a business management major from Bradford will be a client associate with RBC Wealth Management.

Several computer information systems and technology graduates already have plans for post-graduation. Joel Austin of Sewickley will pursue a master’s in information systems at Pitt; December graduate Beyleigh Duda is working in information technology at Seneca Gaming Corp; Wesley Dugan of New Columbia is an operations engineer with Verizon Media Services (formerly Yahoo);

Zhongtian Hu is a technical engineer with Microsoft in his home country of China; December graduate Michael Skaggs of Bradford is a technical solution analyst with Cerner, a healthcare solutions company, in Kansas City, Mo.; and Noah Warns of Sylvania, Ohio, will be an operations assistant with Kiemle-Hankins, an industrial maintenance company.

Two graduates will be studying for a Master of Science in public relations -- Maya Bingaman, an international studies major from Stevens, at Syracuse (N.Y.) University and Sadie D’Angelo, a broadcast communications major from Ashville, N.Y., at Indiana (Ind.) University.

Kaitlyn Geyer, a criminal justice major from Marienville, will pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice at Slippery Rock University. Kaitlin Mock, a psychology major from Hanover, will study for a Master of Education in the School of Counseling at Millersville University.

Kenneth Reilly, a history-political science major from Brooklyn, N.Y., will work toward a Master of Public Administration at Pitt. Bethany Schumann, a sociology major from Warren, will pursue a Master of Social Work at Edinboro University.

Others joining the workforce include Nolan Brisbee, an environmental studies major from Bradford, who will work as a canvasser with the Fund for the Public Interest. Matthew Dennis, a triple major in engineering science, energy science and technology, and environmental studies from Bradford, will work at American Refining Group; Katherine Hallett, a hospitality management major from Jamestown, N.Y., will work at the Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua (N.Y.) Institution; and Jeffrey Rook, a hospitality management major from Kane will be a coordinator at Walt Disney World.

May Events at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library

May 1: registration opens for Summer Story Hour and SummerQuest. Please stop in the library by June 1 to complete the necessary paperwork. Online registration is not available at this time.

May 8, 13, 15, and 20 at 9am Port Allegany Elementary School Kindergarten classes visit the library and receive a book through the FIR program sponsored by Friends of the Library.

May 15: Historian Ken Serfass portrays General Ulysses S. Grant with a 60 minute lecture/question & answer, sharing stories of his life and career. This program was made possible by VFW Post #6391. This program is free and open to the public.

May 16 Senior Lunch and Learn, 11:30: A meet and greet and conversational lunch time with historian Ken Serfass as General US Grant. This event is for Seniors 60+. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please call the library by May 15 at 4pm to reserve your seat: 814-642-9210. 
Reservations for this event can only be accepted by phone and are not taken online.

May 25: Early Closure: The S.W. Smith Library will be open from 9-1pm.

May 27: The S.W. Smith Memorial Library will be closed for Memorial Day.

May 30 Book Buddies, 6pm: The May book selection is Savage Feast by Boris Fishman. 

Book Buddies Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 6pm at the library to discuss the monthly book selection. Any adult is welcome to join!

Allegany County Democratic Committee Meets in Belmont

The Allegany County Democratic Committee will meet next on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. in 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 recap of the Democratic Rural Conference, and support for numerous Democratic candidates running for local office in November. Also on the agenda are reports from the fundraising and membership committees regarding summer events and activities. Please contact Secretary Jackie Kelly if you have additional items for the agenda. 

The Allegany County Democratic Committee is the official governing body for the County Party, working toward broader representation by Democrats at the local, state, and national levels. 

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

Project on I-180 in Lycoming County Continues Next Week

An 8.6-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 180 from Cemetery Road in Fairfield Township to the Muncy Creek bridge in Muncy Creek Township continues next week.

There will be shoulder closures on the I-180 westbound off- and on-ramps at the Route 405 Interchange (Muncy/Hughesville). The shoulder closures will be implemented from approximately 7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday so a subcontractor can construct a new highway lighting system at the interchange.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019.

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the prime contractor on this $6 million contract.

Tra Electric of Watsontown is the electrical subcontractor.

Delineator Project Continues Next Week in Lycoming County

A PennDOT delineator project continues next week with work in Lycoming County.

The contractor will install ground mounted and guide rail mounted delineators on Interstate 180 westbound and east bound and Route 15 northbound and southbound.

This project is a moving operation with alternating lane restrictions.

Motorists should be alert, drive with caution and watch for slow-moving vehicles.

Weather permitting, this project will be completed by early May.

Median Cable Guide Rail Project on Route 15 in Tioga County Next Week

A PennDOT contractor will continue work next week on a median cable guide rail project on Route 15 in Tioga County.

The contractor, Morgan Rail Inc., will install median cable guide rail on Route 15 northbound and southbound from Mansfield to the New York state line. This moving operation will require left lane closures at work locations.

Minor delays are expected. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This work, which is part of $ 1.6 million project at multiple locations in north central Pennsylvania, is expected to be completed in September.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties at

Chairman Saylor Responds to Latest Audit on Motor License Fund

 House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor issued the following statement on the auditor general’s claim of finding $4.25 billion being diverted away from the Motor License Fund.

“For anyone, let alone the auditor general of the Commonwealth, to claim he ‘found’ $4.25 billion is, at best, misleading, as it has been published in the governor’s budget book every year. Since at least the 1960s, the Motor License Fund has helped fund the Pennsylvania State Police. The General Assembly has been actively working to reduce the funding dependence of the state police on the Motor License Fund so that we have more money for road and bridge repair. In fact, two years ago the General Assembly passed legislation that was signed into law to gradually reduce state police funding from the Motor License Fund.

“When he was a House member, the auditor general voted for many budgets which decreased the state police dollars coming out of the General Fund and increased the state police funding out of the Motor License Fund. Instead of seeking publicity for things we already know, it is time that the auditor general focus on investigating things like Medicaid fraud or why the Commonwealth has wasted over $1 billion on a radio system for the state police that never worked.”

Celebrating Arbor Day

Otto Eldred first grade students with their tree seedlings
The McKean County Conservation District celebrated Arbor Day by sponsoring the “My Growing Tree” program with the assistance of Eric Monger, Service Forester and Stan Hess, volunteer from DCNR Bureau of Forestry. First and second grade students throughout McKean County received an Eastern Hemlock seedling and a poster that included charts to enable the students to monitor their own height as well as the growth of their tree.

McKean County Conservation District staff members and DCNR staff spoke about the importance of Arbor Day, the benefits of trees, and the sustainable use of forests. Students learned that the Eastern Hemlock is Pennsylvania’s state tree, and discussed the parts of the tree. They also discussed how to plant a tree properly so they can help their family take care of their new tree.

Special guests Smokey Bear and McKean County Commissioner Cliff Lane helped kids recite a pledge to conserve our natural resources and to work for a cleaner and healthier McKean County. A donation from Seneca Resources helped provide this program to over 500 students.

Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April. For more information on Arbor Day or tree planting, visit

A Way Out Benefit For Domestic Violence Awareness

The deadline for ordering flowers for our fundraiser has been extended to May 6th and we'll have
order forms at the Maple Festival.

American Legion Baseball Tryouts, Sunday April 28

Port Allegany American Legion Baseball Tryouts are this Sunday, April 28 at the Port Allegany Sr. Little League/Varsity Baseball field on Route 155 (Moose Park)

There are two opportunities to tryout on Sunday:
1-3 pm and 5-7 pm RAIN or SHINE!

Boys ages 13-16 with a birth year of 2003-2006 are eligible. Any questions, reach out to Bob Guilds, head coach.

*If your child would like to tryout and has not yet registered, they can register at tryouts.

Penn State Extension Offers Alzheimer’s Workshop

Penn State Extension is pleased to announce a new educational program entitled Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This workshop will be offered in Coudersport on Wednesday, May 8th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Extension office located at 7 Water Street.

Join us to learn about:

the impact of Alzheimer’s
the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
current research and treatments available
resources from the Alzheimer’s Association.

This educational program is offered at no charge. Reservations are requested by calling the Penn State Extension office at 274-8540 or emailing Walk-ins are also welcome.

Player of the Week sponsored by E & G Auto

VanWhy    .333   3-9   1 RBI    2 Runs 
VanWhy   (W) Port Allegany 6 IP  2H   0BB  15K   1 Run (0 Earned)
Kolby VanWhy of Coudersport High School and son of Shayne and Casey VanWhy of Coudersport is this week’s Coudersport Falcons baseball player of the week, sponsored by E&G Auto Plus. 

VanWhy, a junior, has been a starter for the Falcons for each of the last 3 seasons. As a freshman Kolby stepped in as a starting pitcher and showed early on how vital he would be to the Coudersport pitching staff. When not on the mound Kolby has played a solid short stop for the Falcons. 

With 2 games last week Kolby was 3 for 9 at the plate with and RBI and a run scored in each contest. VanWhy was dominant on the mound last Wednesday in Port Allegany holding the Gators to 1 unearned run while striking 15 and scattering 2 hits through six and a third innings. 

Coach McClintic notes, “Kolby VanWhy is a three-year starter who has contributed offensively, defensively and has been one of our best pitchers. Kolby’s bat has really come to life this week sparking our offense.” 

Come see Kolby and the rest of the 2019 falcon baseball team when they host Wellsboro,Friday April 26th at CARP, game time 4:30.

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police Urge Caution When Traveling Through Work Zones

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) held a media event today urging motorists to exercise caution and avoid aggressive driving behaviors when traveling through work zones.

At the event, PennDOT and PSP representatives discussed the six-week aggressive driving enforcement wave that concludes Sunday, April 28. During the wave, which focused on work zone safety, speeding, distracted driving and school bus enforcement, PSP and 213 municipal police departments worked to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and fatalities on Pennsylvania highways.

Participants also discussed the recently enacted automated speed enforcement in work zones law. Under the law, speed cameras will be installed in active work zones on interstates and federal aid highways such as Route 322. Drivers traveling more than 11 miles per hour over the posted speed limit in these work zones are now subject to a written warning for the first offense, a $75 fine for the second and a $150 fine for the third.

The PennDOT Workers’ Memorial, which honors the 89 PennDOT employees killed in the line of duty since 1970, was on display. The memorial was created by Bradford County maintenance crews in 1996 following the of death Leah Rumsey, a co-worker who was struck and killed by a motorist while flagging in a work zone.

Tragically, two stands were added to the memorial in 2018. On February 17, 2018, Robert Gensimore, a foreman in Blair County, was struck and killed by a motorist on I-99 while setting up flares to warn motorists of a separate crash. Gensimore was a captain at his local volunteer fire company and left behind a wife and two children.

On August 30, 2018, Bryan Chamberlain, an equipment operator in Blair County, suffered fatal injuries after becoming trapped beneath a piece of heavy equipment during a shoulder widening operation. Chamberlain enjoyed hunting and fishing and left behind a wife.

“We put our lives on the line every day to make sure Pennsylvania’s roads are safe,” said Bryan Baker, an equipment operator for PennDOT in Juniata County who spoke at the event. “We have families that we want to get home to safely and too many of us don’t make it. Think about that the next time you’re frustrated about the few extra minutes it takes to get through a work zone.”

Paulie the PennDOT robot, created by Abigail Taylor for a school assignment, was also on display. Abigail’s father, John Taylor, is a PennDOT foreman in Tioga County, and she created Paulie to educate others about work zone safety.

According to PennDOT 2017 data, there were 1,789 work zone crashes resulting in 19 fatalities and 1,114 injuries last year.

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Harrison Township Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak

At 4:08 PM on Friday, Harrison Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a natural gas leak in the area of 919 Marsh Creek Road.

Project on Route 6 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Continues Next Week

Montoursville, PA – A bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing project on Route 6 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, continues next week.

The contractor will begin road widening work next week. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place.

This project, which began last year, includes rehabilitating a bridge spanning a tributary to Charleston Creek, milling, widening, paving, drainage upgrades and new guide rail on approximately .75-mile section of roadway.

This project is expected to be completed in September 2019.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., of State College is the prime contractor on this $3 million project.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 44 N

At 3:42 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 North for a person ill.

Coudersport Ambulance To River Lane

At 3:25 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance was dispatched to River Lane.