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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bradford Era Editor Marcie Schellhammer captures first place honor

Congratulations to Marcie Schellhammer for First Place Win

At Friday’s Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors awards in Harrisburg, Era Assistant Managing Editor Marcie Schellhammer was honored with a first place win for best column writing.

The judges comments on her entries read, “Awesome, slice of life columns that everyone can relate to in some way. Loved these. Great job.”

The entries submitted included columns about reading books, following in her mother’s footsteps, funny words, childhood memories, a mouse in her home and a U.S. Pain Foundation event in Florida.

Schellhammer has been with The Era since 2001, working as a reporter until 2010 when she was named associate editor. She was named assistant managing editor of The Era in February.

She is a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  Read more....

Lafayette Township Fire Rescue On Scene At Plane Accident at Bradford Airport

Mansfield, Tioga Dispatched For Tractor Trailer Tire Fire on Rt. 15

At 10:39 PM on Saturday, Mansfield & Tioga Fire Departments have been dispatched to Rt. 15 Southbound for a tractor trailer in motion with a tire fire.
10:45 PM--Lawrenceville dispatched to Rt. 15 & Rt 287.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 8:21 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched Rt. 44 South for a woman fallen.

Elkland Search & Rescue Dispatched For Search For 81 Year Old Female

At 6:24 PM on Saturday, Elkland Search & Rescue has been requested to 162 Carbide Road south of Curwensville in Clearfield County to assist in a search for an 81 year old female alzheimers patient who walked away from her home while her husband was napping. Her name is Ruby, about 100 pounds and gray hair missing for about an hour.

7:17 PM--Female has been found.

Roulette Ambulance To Trout Brook Road

At 5:34 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Trout Brook Road for a possible CVA.

Iraq War Airman Honored at Bridge Dedication, Causer Says

The bridge on U.S. Route 219 over the Kinzua Creek, also known as the Tally Ho Bridge, was officially dedicated as the Staff Sgt. Carl Enis Memorial Bridge at a ceremony Saturday. Pictured from left are Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson; Eddie Enis, brother; Rep. Martin Causer, who sponsored legislation naming the bridge; Dr. Colleen Enis, mother; Angela Drzewiecki, widow; and Rodger Klenovich, a friend of Enis and fellow pararescueman.
BRADFORD – Dozens of veterans, friends and family members gathered Saturday to remember the service and sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Carl Enis by dedicating an area bridge in his honor.

“It is a privilege to be a part of the tribute to this young man who died in service to us and our country,” said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), who sponsored legislation naming the bridge. “While we can never fully repay the debt we owe service members like Staff Sgt. Enis, we can ensure they are remembered by both current and future generations.”

The Iraq War airman and pararescueman was killed in the line of duty last March when his helicopter crashed during a mission in western Iraq. He was just 31 years old.

Act 161 of 2018 designates the bridge on U.S. Route 219 over the Kinzua Creek, also known as the Tally Ho Bridge, as the Staff Sgt. Carl Enis Memorial Bridge. Signs marking the bridge’s new designation, located at either end of the structure, were unveiled as part of the ceremony Saturday.

Enis served as a pararescueman, one of the most challenging roles in the Air Force. Members of Air Force Special Operations, pararescue (PJ) specialists rescue and recover downed aircrews from hostile or otherwise unreachable areas. These highly trained experts perform rescues in every type of terrain and partake in every part of the mission, from search and rescue, to combat support to providing emergency medical treatment, in order to ensure every mission is a successful one.

Enis was assigned to the Air Force Reserve’s 308th Rescue Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, where he served for eight years. His awards and decorations include the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. In the past two years, he received multiple awards, including Airman of the Year for both the 920th Rescue Wing and Air Force Reserve Command.

Although he resided in Florida, Staff Sgt. Enis has generations of connections to the McKean County area and spent a great deal of time locally with family, hunting and fishing in the Kinzua Creek over which the bridge named in his honor crosses.

Enis’ grandparents owned the Enis Hotel in Westline, now known as the Westline Inn. His family also owned a hunting lodge in the area that he frequently visited.

Causer introduced the legislation at the request of local veterans with the support of the Lafayette Township supervisors.

Blossburg Dispatched For Rollover Crash on River Road

At 3:55 PM on Saturday, Blossburg Fire & EMS have been dispatched to River Road for a rollover crash into a tree with injuries. Call may be in Canton territory.

Conservation District’s Annual 5th Grade Field Days a Success

On May 14th and 15th, 2019, the Conservation District held their annual 5th Grade Conservation Field Days at the Millport Fairgrounds, open to all 5th grade students of Potter County. In total, 160 students from Austin, Coudersport, Oswayo Valley, Northern Potter, and Galeton School Districts were able to attend – making this one of the District’s best-attended education events of the year. 

Stations included Storm water education with Danielle Rhea of Penn State Extension, Macroinvertebrates with Conservation District Watershed Specialist Jared Dickerson, Birding with Conservation District Educator Emily Shosh, Maple Syrup Production with Conservation District Resource Conservationist Glenn Dunn II, Waterfowl and Aquatic Habitats with Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Fair, and Tree Identification with DCNR Service Forester Eric Monger. Students learned the role each of these topics plays in conservation, citizen science, and environmental stewardship.

Special thanks go to McKean County Conservation District and our local DCNR State Parks for their generous loan of equipment, aforementioned agency presenters, and the help of the Millport Fairgrounds Association.

District Educator Emily Shosh discusses Raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds in Potter County and led students in birding with the use of binoculars. A grand total of 29 different bird species were identified over the course of the two Field Days!

DCNR Service Forester Eric Monger leads students through identification of common trees in Potter County. Each student received a free handbook on PA trees to take home.

Tires Locked Up Causing Vintage B-Plane To Flip Over On Landing At Bradford Airport

At 10:07 AM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Dept. & 2 ambulances from Bradford City have been dispatched to the Bradford Airport for an aircraft emergency.

Reporting a single engine aircraft flipped over on the runway with possibly 2 patients. One minor injury reported. Minor fuel leak, no fire.

10:14 AM--Smethport & Hilltop fire departments dispatched full company response to scene. Chief 210--Only one Smethport engine to respond non-emergency.

10:16 AM--Norwich Fire Dept. to Smethport for standby. 
10:25 AM--RECALL Hilltop, Smethport & Norwich. 

1:34 PM UPDATE: 

Wellsboro Dispatched To Crash On Route 6

At 2:25 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 6 near intersection with Kingdom Lane for a 2 vehicle crash with one injury.

NY State Police Terminate 100 MPH Plus Pursuit On I-86

At 2:10 PM on Saturday, New York State Police are in pursuit of a black Nissan going 100 MPH plus headed westbound on I-86 near the Hinsdale exit. The vehicle has crossed the median and proceeded Eastbound. Police are attempting to stop the vehicle for speeding. 

The vehicle is now Eastbound on I-86.

2:16 PM--A State Police Sergeant has ordered State Police units to terminate the pursuit.

2:19 PM--Vehicle is now reported to have run other vehicles off the road in the area of Firemen's Park in Cuba. Cuba Police is now believed to be in pursuit. 

2:22 PM--Cuba lost sight of vehicle. Caller reports vehicle is on Rt. 446 headed back toward Cattataugus County.

Blossburg Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

At 1:54 PM on Saturday, Blossburg Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 2900 Cherry Flats Road for a report of a natural gas leak.

Veterans Memorial Car Show Continues In Port Allegany


MANSFIELD—The eight-hour National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Class is being offered on Saturday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the pistol range at the Lambs Creek Sportsman's Club, near Mansfield. This handgun training class is open to women only whether they are novice or experienced pistol shooters and owners.

A shooter can borrow a .22 pistol for the day or bring her own pistol or revolver to learn how to use it and become comfortable shooting it. Participants should also bring eye and ear protection.

Those taking the class are asked to bring 100 rounds of ammunition for the gun they bring or .22 long rifle ammunition for a borrowed gun.

Participants are asked to arrive at 7:45 a.m., leave all of their ammunition in their vehicles and give their unloaded pistols or revolvers to the instructor at check-in for a safety check and clearing.

Women who register for the May 25 class will receive a handbook and information handouts when they arrive that day. Topics to be covered will include the rules of gun safety, information about the parts of both the gun and ammunition, the fundamentals of proper and safe pistol shooting and how to clean and store a pistol. Upon successfully completing the written test and shooting exercises, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and a Basic Pistol Class rocker patch.

A cadre of women will teach this course. Lunch, soda and water will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring snacks.

Shooters need to dress for the weather and for shooting. To avoid being burned by spent cartridges, it is recommended that women wear a long-sleeved, cotton shirt over a T-shirt and closed-toe shoes. Not recommended are shorts, tank tops, halters and open-toe footwear.

Those interested in registering are asked to contact Lead Instructor Marilyn Jones whether they borrow a .22 pistol or bring their own gun and whether they do or don't have eye and ear protection.

The fee is $50. To register, send a check for $50 made out to Marilyn Jones to her at 1155 Old State Road, Covington, PA 16917. To register, each woman is asked to provide her name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth to Jones. To borrow a .22 caliber pistol or eye and ear protection and for more details about this class, call 570-549-2794 or email


The 29th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament with more than $14,000 in prizes is this Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, the tournament takes place along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough, Potter County and the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township, Tioga County.

Top prizes are $1,000 and four $500 cash prizes. The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three.

Anglers can win more than one prize depending on how many of the 250 float stocked tagged trout they catch. What they win is based on the luck of the draw. Tournament participants have to bring their tagged fish in “live condition” to the check-in station. There, the angler draws a Ping-Pong ball for each tagged fish he or she catches. The number on the ball identifies the prize.

The tournament check-in station is the snowmobile clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. The clubhouse is located on the south side of Route 6, halfway between Galeton and Wellsboro.

For those who want to register, the check-in station will be open this Friday, May 17, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during tournament hours, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 18 and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, May 19. The entry fee for adults is $25 and $15 for youth under 16.

All fish must be legally caught. No fish will be accepted one hour after the cut-off time. Anglers caught fishing before or after stated tournament times will be disqualified.

Those competing in the tournament must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and must observe and obey landowners’ rights. Trespassing on private property is not allowed, nor is littering.

For more information, call 1-717-881-9358 or the club at 570-724-2888 or visit the club’s website at


 "Have you ever thought you'd like to get up on stage, but were afraid of the time commitment and all that memorization? asked Gabe Hakvaag. "Then, this may be for you," he said.

Open auditions are being held for male and female performers of all ages to try out for radio plays being presented during Hamilton-Gibson's third Tune in to Radio HG Festival. No memorization or previous acting experience is required. Hakvaag is producing the event.

Auditions will be at 1 p.m. this Saturday May 18 and this Sunday May 19 and at 7 p.m. Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

The Tune In To Radio HG festivals have featured individual evenings of short plays - both new works and classic radio shows such as Flash Gordon, The Lone Ranger and The Bickersons. The Warehouse Theatre will once again be transformed into WBFR studios, with a live audience watching actors stand before mics with their scripts in hand, while live sound effects and music are combined to create an old-fashioned program of radio plays. Actors will not wear costumes or makeup and will read their lines live, using only their voices to create characters like Popeye and Olive Oil, Archie of Duffy's Tavern, The Shadow and more.

Actors are asked to read from scripts, sing, and create accents and unusual voices. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on availability.

Tune In To Radio HG festival performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 8, 9, and 10 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday August 11 at the Warehouse Theatre.

For more information call the Hamilton-Gibson Productions office at 570-724-2079 or email


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BLOSSBURG, PA - Blossburg Borough Police Cpl Scott attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling along the South Williamson Road late Friday evening, May 17, 2019, around 11:40PM.

According to local police, the vehicle failed to yield and turned onto Taber Street before coming to a stop. Once the vehicle stopped the suspect bailed out and fled on foot behind residences near a wooded area. Officer Warren responded to the area to assist and began to setup a perimeter. Mansfield Borough Police and Pennsylvania State Police were requested to assist with this incident.

As the foot pursuit continued near Taber Townhouses the suspect managed to returned to his vehicle. Officer Warren attempted to stop the male subject who was wearing blue jeans, a camo shirt and a ball cap, but the male drove off. Once again Officer Warren gave chase from Taber Street, to South Williamson Road, to Gulick Street and eventually the subject turned onto Morris Run Road. At that point it was around 11:45PM the chase was discontinued by the police officer due to a mechanical issue with his patrol vehicle.

Police did continue to search the area and were even seen in Morris Run around 2:30AM, as they looked for the suspect's vehicle.

Blossburg Borough Police Department reported they have identified the driver but the investigation continues. If any citizens that were witnesses have any additional information, please contact the police office at (570) 638-3134.


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FNN Article © 2019.

Early Friday evening, May 17, 2019, Wellsboro and Galeton fire crews were dispatched to a reported water rescue involving two adult males and three juveniles in the water of the PA Grand Canyon.

The call for help went out just before 7:30PM and early reports indicated that the group of individuals were pinned against the rocks.

The incident occurred in a section of the rapids near the cable bridge approximately two miles from Darling run.

At 7:55PM good news was announced that all five individuals made it out of the water safely. however, it was learned that fire units were on the opposite side of the river from the individuals.

By 8:00PM fire personnel were provided an location from the 911 center, as the pinged the cell phone call. The group was waiting in the area of 2905 Colton Road, at a maintenance building FNN was told. That location was south of Ansonia.

All individuals that were in the canoe were not believe to have been injured.


HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 17) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce a new state record lake trout!
On May 11, 2019, angler Keith Miller, 73, of Cranberry Township, Venango County joined friends with God’s Grace Sport Fishing, a charter company, for a scouting trip for the upcoming summer fishing season on Lake Erie. Departing from the North East Marina in Erie County, Miller along with Captain Lane Brown and first mate Tom Thompson ventured between 2 and 2.5 miles off shore, fishing in an area known as “The Mountain.”

At around 4:30pm, the boat was trolling above 55 feet of water when a fish struck on an Orange Crush UV Copper colored Michigan Stinger spoon on 30lb. braided line.

“I could tell it was a lot bigger than the ones we’d been catching,” recalled Miller, who said the crew had already boated several lake trout in the 14-pound range earlier that day. “At first it was like dead weight, but then the fish started taking quite a bit of line and put up a really great fight.”

After an approximately 15-minute tug of war, Miller says the large lake trout appeared at the surface of the water and the crew immediately suspected it could be a state record contender. Upon boating the fish, a preliminary weight taken using a handheld scale indicated the lake trout was approximately 31 pounds. If accurate, Miller’s catch was heavier than the previous state record lake trout weight of 29-pounds, 4-ounces, also caught in Lake Erie in 2012 by an angler from Nazareth, Northampton County.

“It was almost like one of those ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’ moments,” said Miller. “We’re just out there fishing for fun and all of the sudden you might have a state record on your hands.”

The crew immediately pulled its remaining lines from the water and headed back to shore where the fish was transported to Poor Richard’s Bait and Tackle in Fairview, where a certified scale is located. At 6:40pm, a weigh-in was conducted under the supervision of PFBC Waterways Conservation Officer Matthew Visosky, where the lake trout tipped the scales at 31-pounds, 13-ounces, exceeding the previous record by two-pounds, nine-ounces. Miller’s fish measured 40-inches in length with a girth of 24.25-inches.

As is required for state record consideration, in addition to a witnessed weigh-in and an in-person PFBC inspection, Miller completed an official state record fish application including color photographs, which was reviewed by PFBC officials and confirmed. State record fish are judged only by weight and must exceed the previous state record by at least two ounces.

Miller says while he is proud to hold the new record, he gives credit to Brown and Thompson.

“It was a team effort. Those guys are the ones who know the lake and found where the fish were biting,” he said.

Upon weighing the lake trout, Miller turned the fish over to staff at Poor Richard’s to be preserved in a freezer so that it can eventually be accurately replicated and mounted for display at the business.

“I live alone,” said Miller. “If I put it at my house, nobody would ever see it and all it would do is collect dust. I also think records are made to be broken and this might not last very long. I suspect there are other lake trout in Lake Erie that would enjoy mine for a snack.”

A list of current Pennsylvania State Record Fish, official rules and application can be found at

Port Allegany Class of 2019 Members Headed To College Soon

Class of 2019 members who will soon be headed off to college show off their colors. They are Avery Mitchell, Keely Tarbox, Jenna Sprankle, Betty Hooftallen, Nia Klein; (middle) Erin Stauffer, Emi Tanaka, Nikki Roller, Kierra Keck; (back) Rylie Lawton, Wayne Shelley, Cheyenne Heffner, Collin Smith, Ailaina Saltsman, Owen Russell, Lorissa Roys and Reese Vollmer. (Alexis Reed photo)

A Class Act Variety Show Saturday, May 18 at the PAES Gymnasium

Photo by Alexis Reed

Three of the singers who will perform Saturday, May 18 at A Class Act Variety Show are pictured (kneeling) Leila Stuckey; (back) Anastasia Penick and Collin Stuckey. 

The talent show is sponsored by the PAHS Yellow Ribbon Club and will be held in the PAES Gymnasium. Show time is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are adults - $4 and students/senior citizens - $2. Tickets will be sold at the door. A variety of acts will take the stage in addition to the singing there will be drum, gymnastics, comedy and more. 

You’re invited to an evening of entertainment while supporting the local Yellow Ribbon Club. (Alexis Reed Photo)

Georgia L. OUTMAN, 89, of Westfield, PA

Georgia L. OUTMAN

Georgia L. OUTMAN, 89, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born January 29, 1930, in Whitesville, NY, she was the daughter of Clayton L. and Madge Fillmore Graves. On October 2, 1948, in Harrison Valley, PA, she married Robert M. “Shorty” Outman, who predeceased her on February 15, 2004. 

She was a school bus driver in the Northern Potter School District for 14 years. 

Georgia was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church and the Westfield Area Historical Society. 

Surviving are: a daughter, Charlotte (Donald) Bellows of Austinburg, PA; two sons, Bradley (Janet) Outman and Gary (Kim) Outman, both of Westfield; a son-in-law, Daniel C. Wheeler of Harrison Valley; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clayton L. (Pauline) Graves, Jr. of Little Marsh, PA, Gordon (Charlotte) Graves of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Francis Graves of Westfield; a sister, Gretchen Lewis of Raleigh, NC; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon L. Wheeler; a sister, Maxine Graves; and two brothers, Mark Graves and Ed Graves. 

Friends may call at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 7:00 PM. The Rev. Edward Heyler will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Austinburg United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at

Emporium Hardwoods Tour

On Thursday, May 16, the newly renovated Emporium Hardwoods held an open house. Tours of the  renovated facility ran throughout the afternoon. At last count over 80 people had registered to walk through the state of the art facility. I was at the facility on Thursday and was amazed at the changes that have been made. It doesn't resemble the old mill at all. Increased production, efficiency, and safety for the workers is apparent. The Rossi website describes what machines are utilized. Everyone I spoke to was impressed with the changes and happy that the Rossi Group chose to re-invest in this company.

Richard A. Cook, 59, of Byesville, Ohio

Richard A. Cook

Richard A. Cook, 59, of Byesville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

Richard was born on Nov. 15, 1959 in Port Allegany, PA. He was the son of the late Leonard M. and Ruby L. (Smith) Cook. He was an active member of the Crosby Fire Hall.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was the mechanic at Corbett’s Welding & Repair in Crosby, PA and was the owner of Rasors Drive In of Byesville.

Richard is survived by his wife, Josie (Kasper) Cook, whom he married on May 18, 1993; his son, Matt (Rebekah) Motes; his grandchildren, Bobby Motes, Brody Motes, Boston Archer and Lindsey Butler; his siblings, Sara Lathrop, Chris (Richard) Hall and Donald (Jana) Cook; sister-in-law Maria (Ron) Neff, brother-in-law Paul (Coleen) Kasper, and mother-in-law Orpha Kasper and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard M. Cook, Jr., maternal grandparents Keith and Sarah Smith and paternal grandparents Melvin and Jenny Cook.

A family “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Farus Funeral Home of New Concord, OH.

Richard gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. To share a memory of Richard, please visit

Fire, EMS Dispatched For Aircraft Emergency At Bradford Airport

At 10:07 AM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Dept. & 2 ambulances from Bradford City have been dispatched to the Bradford Airport for an aircraft emergency.

Reporting a single engine aircraft flipped over on the runway with possibly 2 patients. One minor injury reported. Minor fuel leak, no fire.

10:14 AM--Smethport & Hilltop fire departments dispatched full company response to scene. Chief 210--Only one Smethport engine to respond non-emergency.

10:16 AM--Norwich Fire Dept. to Smethport for standby. 
10:25 AM--RECALL Hilltop, Smethport & Norwich. 

1:34 PM UPDATE: 

Overnight Crash On Rt. 46

Cameron 14
Route 46 area of Racoh Products
MVA with entrapment and wires down.
Route 46 is temporarily closed.
Road is now open.

Vote Nicole F. Larsen for Potter County Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds on Tuesday

Vote Larry Hinrichsen for Potter County Commissioner

Coudersport Area School Seeking Applicants For Supplemental Positions

You're Invited To Meet The Candidate Event for J. David Buckler for Potter County Commissioner

Howard's Inc. in Coudersport is Your Husqvarna Headquarters

Stop At Hershey's Farm Market in Coudersport For Huge Selections

Area Contractor Seeking Laborer With Some Experience

Vote Nancy Grupp For Potter County Commissioner On Tuesday, May 21st

Estate Auction Saturday, May 25th at 173 Dry Run Road, Coudersport, PA

Full Time Material Handler Coordinator Needed At Truck-Lite In Coudersport

IU9 Positions Available For The 2019-2020 School Year

Please Write In Tammy Boyd & Cory Thomas For Open Seats On Port Allegany Council

Re-Elect District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg Shaffer

Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer's Pre-Election Statement

Friday, May 17, 2019

President Trump to Visit Montoursville On Monday May 20th

Montoursville Police Department
***President Trump Visit***

On Monday May 20th, Montoursville will be honored with a Presidential visit. This is an exciting and historic event. Please enjoy it.


The population of Montoursville may more than double that day. You can expect traffic jams and difficulty finding parking.

There will be protesters. Be respectful of their rights and give them space.

There will be a lot of people from out of town not familiar with Montoursville. They may be asking for directions, looking for places to eat and other general questions. Please be hospitable.

Non-emergency Police responses will be delayed.

Parking will be challenging. The Borough is on board with and is encouraging residents to charge visitors for parking on their private property.


Plan for the possibility of traffic jams in the morning. Leave for work early.

Plan extra travel time for after school and after work activities.

This is a onetime event don’t let this short term congestion and confusion upset you.


Access to the event is from South Loyalsock Ave only.

There will be a designated protest area in the 200 block of Jordan Ave at S Loyalsock Ave.

Please find a legal place to park and plan on the possibility of walking over a mile. Also remember where you parked your car.

The temperature is projected to be in the high 70’s. Please hydrate.


There will be a heavy Law Enforcement presence dedicated to handle the Borough needs.

We have retained volunteers to handle any clean up needed after the event.

We thank you for your patience and we encourage you to enjoy the event. Be safe and calm. We will make another post as more detailed information is available.

UPDATE ***President Trump Visit***

-The only item you can bring in to the event is a store bought, clear plastic, factory filled bottle of water(Any size). NO Yeti style travel mugs, hydration backpacks or coolers. NO chairs are allowed to be brought into the event. NO backpacks or bags. We will not store items brought to the event that are not allowed in. Travel light.

-BUSES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED!!! Park at the Lycoming Mall and buses will start picking up at 9am. (300 Lycoming Mall Circle Muncy, PA 17756) As of right now there is no handicap parking at the event. The buses are wheel chair accessible and will drop off as close to the event as vehicles can get due to the construction at the airport.

-Remember, if you plan on parking in Montoursville, entry to the event must be made on foot from South Loyalsock Ave. Crossing the railroad tracks from S Arch, S Montour, Tombs Ln, PennDOT or Savoy Plaza will NOT be allowed.

-The decision has been made to completely shut down Mill St all day Monday. Access will not be allowed to the soccer fields or baseball fields due to concerns about visitors parking on and unintentionally ruining the fields.

Thank you for your cooperation. If any further information comes to our attention, we will post it on our Facebook page.

Mayor Bagwell, Chief Gyurina and Deputy Chief Bentley

Vote Larry Hinrichsen for Potter County Commissioner

Belmont, Amity Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On County Road 48

At 8:31 PM on Friday, Belmont Fire & Amity EMS have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on County Road 48 in front of BOCES.

Tyler and Madison Fillhart will be holding a bake sale from 4pm throughout bingo this Sunday

Roulette Chemical Engine #1

To all members and Bingo patrons. Tyler and Madison Fillhart will be holding a bake sale from 4pm throughout bingo this Sunday, 5/19/19 to benefit Lt. Mark Rees' new baby Ryker. Baby Ryker has been transferred from Children's in Pittsburgh to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP). All proceeds will be given Mark and Gabby to help them with medical and travel expenses as baby Ryker still has a long road in front of him. Anyone wishing to make a donation can see Tyler and Madison prior to Bingo this Sunday. Please help us show support to baby Ryker and the Rees family.


Justin W. Fillhart

Johnsonburg Dispatched For Audible Alarm

At 7:59 PM on Friday, Johnsonburg Fire Dept. investigating an audible alarm on Grove Street. Caller doesn't know source or if fire or CO.
Alarm in unoccupied house. No emergency.

Smokey Bear Fire Prevention & Safety Presentation Saturday at PA Lumber Museum