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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Port Allegany Ambulance Dispatched For Assault Victim

At 11:51 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Ambulance dismissed to Maple Street near the Fire Station for an unresponsive male assault victim.
12:14 AM--Port Allegany to set landing zone at high school football field.

PSP Determined No Violation of Child Custode Order Occurred in Genesee

$2,400 Worth of Logs Stolen From Landing In Homer Township

Ceres Woman Charged With Bad Checks

Two Charged With Harassment After Fight in Sharon Township

Rock Thrown Thru Window On West Chapel Fork Road


Free programs and activities are being offered at Hills Creek and Cherry Springs State parks July 19-21, 2019.

At Hills Creek State Park

WELLSBORO—Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road.

Bats on the Brink is Friday, July 19
As darkness falls on Friday, July 19, at 8:30 p.m. in the Nature Center area in the campground between B and C loop, learn about the many benefits of bats, the very real threat they face today and what people can do to help them. At the end of this free, one-hour program, watch the park bats emerge for their evening meal of mosquitos and other insects.

Elk in Pennsylvania is Saturday, July 20
Join Mandy Marconi, Game Commission Northcentral Environmental Educator, in the park’s Nature Center area on Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m. for a free, one-hour program titled “All About Pennsylvania Elk.” During this free, hands-on program, learn fascinating facts about elk, their history and behavior throughout the year as well as the best places to see them in Pennsylvania.

Animal Olympics is Sunday, July 21
On Sunday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m., find out what amazing, record-breaking animals of the world do to survive during this free one-hour program in the park's Nature Center area in the campground between B and C loop. Also included will be record setters from Pennsylvania. Which animal jumps the highest? Which one jumps the longest distance? Which is the strongest?

Call the park office at 570-724-4246 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information.

At Cherry Springs State Park
COUDERSPORT—Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. All stargazing and other programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions.

Picnic in the Park
Those who get to the park early are always welcome to bring a picnic supper and make use of the park's picnic grove near the Night Sky Viewing Area. The grove has picnic tables and charcoal grills onsite. Preregistration is not required to picnic in the park.

Nature at Night is Friday and Saturday, July 19 & 20
Planning to attend a Night Sky Tour on Friday or Saturday, July 19 or 20 at the park's Night Sky Viewing Area? Arrive early on July 19 or 20 and join park staff from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. for Nature at Night, a free, family-friendly program on fascinating night creatures, such as fireflies, bats, black bears or coyotes based on animal activity in the park. Preregistration is not required.

Night Sky Tour is Friday and Saturday, July 19 & 20
From 9:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 in the Night Sky Viewing Area, experience the splendor of the night sky. Park staff will give a laser-guided tour of the constellations and recount the legends and myths surrounding these mysterious patterns. Afterwards, take an up close look at celestial objects through park telescopes. Pre-registration is required.

To Preregister for Night Sky Tour
Online preregistration for the Night Sky Tour on July 19 and 20 is required by visiting If there is a problem with registering online or for information about programs offered at the park, call (814) 435-1037 or email


The 14th Annual Endless Mountain Music Festival will be a 17-day celebration of music from the opening performance on Friday, July 19 to the closing concert on Sunday, Aug. 4. Tickets are available for individual shows, a flexible pass to attend any six or a season pass to attend them all.

There will be a different show every evening for 16 nights during this 17-day event with performances in Knoxville, Mansfield, Tioga and Wellsboro in Tioga County, at Cherry Springs State Park outdoors under the stars in Potter County and in New York in Corning in Steuben County and Elmira in Chemung County.

Added this year is a 17th concert, which is the seventh concert featuring the 62-member Festival Symphony Orchestra. Three of the orchestra concerts will be on consecutive Friday nights in Mansfield on July 19 and 26 and Aug. 2, and three on consecutive Saturday nights in Corning, N.Y. on July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3. The seventh orchestra concert is free and will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, rain or shine at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport. Ten chamber concerts will be offered Sunday through Thursday with a show a night from July 21 to 25 and July 28 to Aug. 1. Two of the 10 are free.

Performing will be a national and international selection of world-class musicians. Among them are the 62 members of the Festival Symphony Orchestra and guest artists, such as returning festival favorites jazz pianist Bram Wijnands of Kansas City, Missouri via the Netherlands; Spanish violist and teacher Dr. Ignacio Cuello who has an international career in Europe, China, Russia and the United States and holds positions with the Pacific Academy Foundation Orchestra and 88 Keys Music Academy, both in California; violinist Asi Matathias of Israel who is in his twenties and one of the most celebrated talents of his generation; and Israeli pianist Yevgeny Yontov who is currently pursuing a doctorate at Yale School of Music.

The Endless Mountain Music Festival's 2019 Season opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, July 19. Film clips will be projected on two big movie screens in Mansfield University's Steadman Theater as the Festival Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser performs selections from three animated musical fantasy films, "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "Frozen"; "What's Up at the Symphony," a medley of classical music heard in Bugs Bunny cartoons; the "Pink Panther" theme; and more. This is an event for all ages. Youngsters will receive a free gift. Adults in costume will be admitted free. Parents will be admitted for half price if accompanied by children in costume or free if they also dress in costume. Youth, 20 and younger are admitted free to all festival concerts.

The first Saturday night concert at the Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium will be at 7:30 p.m. on July 20. The Festival Symphony Orchestra under the maestro's baton will perform Óscar Navarro's energizing "Paconchita" and Russell Peck's "The Glory and the Grandeur" featuring spectacular sound and visual effects provided by three fast-paced percussionists as they play more than 110 different percussion instruments. "When the orchestra played these two pieces at Mansfield last year, they were so outrageously successful with the audience that we decided to include them in this year's first concert at Corning," said Gunzenhauser. The orchestra will also perform the 1874 version of Tchaikovsky's "Symphony #1 "Winter Dreams."

The first chamber music concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 in the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Due to health issues, pianist Maria Corley will not perform. Russian pianist Asiya Korepanova will present a different program featuring Russian, American and European composers.

There will also be five free Inspirations concerts presented by the festival interns, courtesy of the Inspirations program.

Youth, 20 and under, are admitted FREE to all festival concerts.

The Festival Symphony Orchestra concerts are $39 per person. The chamber concerts are $30 per person. A flex pass to attend any six festival concerts is $150. A season pass to attend 14 concerts is $225 or $16.07 per concert. Three of the 17 concerts are free.

To learn more about the 16 evening concerts being held July 19 through Aug. 3 and the 17th concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, about the Inspirations concerts or for tickets or flex or season passes, visit or call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at 570-787-7800.

Photo by Heather Mee Fotografee & Design
Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser (shown) applauds a performance by a guest artist during a 2018 Endless Mountain Music Festival Symphony Orchestra concert. The maestro will be conducting the orchestra on three consecutive Friday and Saturday nights beginning Friday, July 19 in Mansfield and ending on Saturday, Aug. 3 in Corning, New York as well as the newly added free orchestra concert at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4 at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport.


COUDERSPORT—On Thursday, July 18 beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the public libraries of Potter and Tioga counties are presenting a free program for youngsters and adults of all ages in the Night Sky Viewing Area at Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915. The park is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. This is the first time the libraries are partnering with DCNR.

"Potter & Tioga Libraries Under the Night Skies" is being offered as part of the libraries' summer reading program. The 11 libraries in the two counties participate each year in the National Collaborative Summer Library Program. This summer, the collaborative selected "A Universe of Stories" as the theme to commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

The libraries' free program on July 18 at Cherry Springs is being held the same week that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's manned Apollo 11 space vehicle landed on the moon in 1969. NASA, an independent agency of the United States Federal Government, launched the manned Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 16, 1969. Four days later, on July 20, the Eagle landed on the moon. The next day, July 21, Neal Armstrong became the first human being to step onto the moon's surface followed 19 minutes later by lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin.

At 7:30 p.m. on July 18 in the park's Night Sky Viewing Area, library staff will have free information available about the services the Potter and Tioga libraries offer to the public.

Three presentations about night sky sights will begin at 8 p.m. Well-known Coudersport photographer Curt Weinhold, a Pennsylvania Wilds juried artisan who teaches the Nightscapes Photography Workshop at the park, will talk about places at Cherry Springs to view the night sky and take photographs as well as along the Highway to the Stars. Jessica Spencer, a teacher with the Northern Tioga School District for the past 13 years, will tell a tale or two about animal constellations that can be viewed at night.

Longtime teacher and storyteller Bonnie Kyofski will then enchant those attending by sharing a tale of the universal child's fascination with starry skies from "The Little Prince." Kyofski will also talk about her own connection with pilots and a NASA scientist whom she has known since his babyhood and who has been involved for 40 years in the exploration of space.

Serving as MC for the program will be Tim Morey, park natural resource specialist.

The night will end with a laser-guided star tour highlighting several legends in the night sky and an up close look through park telescopes at Jupiter and its moons and other celestial objects.

In the event of rain or severe weather, the program will be cancelled. If cloudy, everything but the laser tour and stargazing will be held.

Those planning to attend are asked to register by visiting If there is a problem with registering online or for information about this or other programs offered at the park, call (814) 435-1037 or email

The Potter and Tioga County libraries can also provide Information about the July 18 program.


The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 in the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

This meeting is free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

To be shown during the first 55 minutes of the meeting will be a video titled “Fixing Your Fatigue and Constant Low Energy." The video is an interview with Dr. Evan Hirsch, a fatigue specialist who talks about different causes of fatigue, including deficiencies and infections, and natural remedies to deal with it. Fatigue is one of the common symptoms of Lyme disease and co-infections. A group discussion will follow.

Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and of the support group. Both have been diagnosed with and are being treated for Lyme disease and co-infections.

For information, contact Dunham and Putnam by email at or by calling Putnam at 570-439-2000.


At 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16 and 17, and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, the Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project is holding auditions for its October theatrical production "Let's Cast Some Light on the Subject" in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. No preparation or acting experience is necessary to audition.

Chosen for the production are five short plays and four monologues. They are already published works, none of them by local playwrights. Being cast are women and men who range in age from their 20s to their 80s.

Directing the short plays are: Yolie Canales, "Relative Strangers"; Noyes Lawton, "Grunions"; Kacy Zuchowski Hagan, "Precipice"; Jessie Thompson, "First Fireworks"; and Linda Iseri, "Lost". Directing two monologues apiece are Linda Young, "Prometheus" and "Tangerine Hunter" and Jen Painter, "Where Do Mermaids Stand" and "Cinderella and the Barking Pig".

The seven directors will attend all four audition dates, select their casts and schedule rehearsals in August, September and early October. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 in the Warehouse Theatre.

Co-producers of "Let's Cast Some Light on the Subject" are Barbara Biddison and Coleen Evert.

The production is sponsored in part by Keith and Hilma Cooper, Dunkin Donuts of Wellsboro, the Wellsboro Business & Professional Women's Club and the Friday Club of Wellsboro.

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


The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission see today’s introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. House of Representatives as landmark legislation that could provide more care for Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s growing list of fish and wildlife with the greatest conservation needs.

The bipartisan legislation introduced by Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) with at least 61 bipartisan cosponsors, including four from Pennsylvania, would dedicate $1.3 billion annually by Congress to states to conserve troubled fish and wildlife.

Similar legislation was introduced in the 115th U.S. Congress in December 2017, calling for dedicated funding from $5 billion to $12 billion in annual revenues generated by energy- and mineral- extraction royalties currently collected by the federal government from industries on federal lands and waters. That bill, which had 116 cosponsors, reached the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Hearings were held, but the bill went no further.

The legislation, now before Congress for its third consecutive year, has strong, bipartisan support for its innovative approach to solving America’s ongoing and deepening wildlife crisis. But like other historic conservation legislation – U.S. Migratory Bird Act, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Dingell–Johnson), U.S. Endangered Species Act – it takes time to build majority support in the House and Senate and for Americans to remind their legislators of this country’s lasting commitment to wildlife conservation.

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act proposes to provide sufficient funding to states to proactively conserve imperiled species identified in State Wildlife Action Plans. It is championed by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources, a think-tank of 26 energy, business and conservation leaders assembled in 2014 by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, which serves North America’s state and provincial wildlife management agencies.

Pennsylvania currently receives about $1.5 million in federal State Wildlife Grant funds annually to manage the state’s 664 fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need and their associated habitats to work toward goals in the State Wildlife Action Plan.

Under the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, Pennsylvania would receive dedicated annual federal fish and wildlife conservation funding that could exceed $30 million to better address the conservation actions for these species.

“Sometimes our actions in the crusade for American wildlife seem like listening to a broken record,” noted Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “But that repetition is needed to reach the masses and drive home our message that wildlife needs you to step up, get involved.

“The dividends this act can provide Pennsylvania should make its passage important to anyone who wants healthy and diverse wildlife communities and all the benefits those creatures provide daily to millions of Americans,” Burhans noted. “If we fail, wildlife everywhere loses, and our outdoors will relinquish more of its enchanting beauty. We’re approaching the eleventh hour. The time to act is now.”

The Fish and Boat Commission also recognizes the almost unprecedented value and expanded coverage this legislation could provide Pennsylvania’s fish and wildlife conservation.

“The state fish and wildlife agencies across the nation greatly appreciate the bipartisan recognition by Congress that our nation’s fish and wildlife are in peril and need help and attention,” said Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director Tim Schaeffer. “While additional funding will be directed towards fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need, the conservation efforts that will be applied by the states will benefit all species and enhance fish and wildlife populations and communities for the benefit of all people who enjoy angling, hunting and wildlife-associated recreation.”

“The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act legislation not only provides the states the requisite funding to continue the job of fish and wildlife management and conservation,” noted Schaeffer, “but also provides the necessary security to ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy all of the species that rely on clean water and healthy habitats.”

The Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission are working closely with state and national conservation partners to bring this once-in-a-lifetime initiative to a vote in Washington, D.C. The need for long-term dedicated funding is obvious, and the agencies are urging all Pennsylvania voters and conservationists to let legislators know how important the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is to them and Pennsylvania.

Estimates have a third of all American fish and wildlife as vulnerable or at risk.

Through federal funding provided by the State Wildlife Grants Program – created by Congress in 2000 – to support Pennsylvania’s species of greatest conservation need, conservation actions taken by the Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission, and partners have averted federal endangered species listings, such as the golden-winged warbler, and led to state delisting of several species: bald eagle, osprey, silver chub and spotted darter. Right now, wildlife needs all the friends it can muster to get the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act across the finish line.

“Our existing funding model can no longer keep up with the needs of the full array of fish and wildlife in this country,” said Ron Regan, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies executive director. “This bill will allow all Americans to become investors in conserving our nation’s fish and wildlife heritage.”

The emphasis of Wildlife Action Plans is proactive management that keeps marginal wildlife populations from slipping into more expensive care. In fact, most species identified in Pennsylvania’s Wildlife Action Plan do not appear on state or federal threatened or endangered species lists. But most also aren’t receiving sufficient care; there isn’t enough federal funding to provide it.

Pennsylvania is renowned for its enchanting mountains, meandering rivers and expansive marshes. But what value does it have without fish and wildlife? They’re the pulse of the Commonwealth’s great outdoors, what makes it so unforgettable.

To get involved, all Pennsylvanians are asked to contact their legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and ask them to support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Let them know America’s conservation of imperiled fish and wildlife currently is insufficient and that the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would bridge the funding shortfalls that make compromised fish and wildlife more vulnerable.

To learn more about the management of Pennsylvania’s wildlife and the state’s Wildlife Action Plan, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website at To learn more about the management of fish, reptiles, amphibians and other aquatic life, visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s website at To learn more about Recovering America’s Wildlife Act visit

Book Signing At The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library


Nancy Patton Mills
(St. Marys, PA) - The Elk County Democratic Committee will hold its annual Summer Picnic on Sun. July 21st at the Crystal Fire Department Training Facility on West Creek Road in St. Marys. Doors open at 12:30pm with the picnic getting underway at 1:00pm. A complete picnic dinner, drinks and dessert will be served. Reservations are currently being accepted via e-mail to or phone/text 814-594-5500.

In addition to local candidates for office, the Committee is pleased to announce its special guest speakers – Nancy Mills, Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party along with State Representative Scott Conklin from Centre County, candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General in 2020.

Nancy Patton Mills was born and raised in Allegheny County, where she led the Allegheny County Democratic Committee before being elected Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.

A lifelong Democrat, Nancy is a member of the DNC, Governor Wolf’s Pennsylvania Commission for Women, the Moon Township Planning Commission, and several nonprofit boards. Her previous leadership positions include Vice Chair of the PA Dems and Moon Township Board of Supervisors.

Nancy is also the Managing Partner for Roselea Farm Partnership and author of the college textbook “Hospitality Law.”

Rep. H. Scott Conklin has been a member of the PA House of Representatives since 2006. He serves as the Democratic Chairman of the Gaming and Oversight Committee. He also serves on the House Democratic Policy Committee, and is a member of the Alternative Energy, Early Childhood Education and Veterans caucuses as well as several others.

Rep. H. Scott Conklin
Prior to his election to the State House, he served as a Centre County Commissioner. He continues to be actively involved in numerous community boards and organizations and along with his wife Terri owns Conklin's Corner Antique Mall in Philipsburg.

An advocate for Rural Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Scott has been actively involved with the Penn-Ag Democrats organization and has served as master of ceremonies at many of their events. He intents to seek the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Auditor General in 2020 to help continue the strong record of oversight and accountability that his good friend, our current Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has established over his two terms.

Tickets for the dinner are $12 for adults with children under 12 free. The deadline for reservations is Thursday Evening July 18th. For more information about the Committee or picnic, visit

Wellsville Man Charged With Felony Criminal Sex Act

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department Blotter

Thursday July 11, 2019

Wellsville Police arrested David M. Rahr, age 23 of Wellsville, charging him with Criminal Sexual Act 2nd (Class D Felony), Sexual Abuse 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

The charges stem from an incident that took place on West Dyke Street in the Village of Wellsville in October of 2018. Rahr was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. 

Rahr was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $10,000.00 cash bail or $20,000.00 property bond. Rahr is due back in Wellsville Village Court on August 20th at 4:30 pm. (photo provided)

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched For Land Rescue of Bee Sting Victim

At 6:05 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to a land rescue of a patient with an allergic reaction to a bee string in an off road area off 75 Lanninger Creek Road.
6:23 PM--Dispatch engine from Port Allegany for LZ at Bucklers.
6:31 PM--Patient has been brought off the hill to the ambulance.
6:36 PM--Helicopter cancelled. Transporting to UPMC Cole.

Roulette Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 5:43 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 6 West for a patient with seizures.

Roulette Ambulance To Carley Hill Road

At 5:42 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to West Carley Hill Road for a female with difficulty breathing.

Tri-Co Connections Seeking a Marketing Representative

Fresh Produce; Spring Greenhouse Closeout & More At Hershey Farms Market in Coudersport

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched For Lift Assist

At 4:10 PM on Saturday, Roulette was dispatched for a lift assist on Main Street.

Coudersport Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 6 West

At 4:16 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire & EMS dispatched to Rt. 6 West of Toles Hollow for a motor vehicle crash. Unknown details.

Employees of First Citizens Provide Over 9,000 Meals to Those in Need

MANSFIELD, PA (July 2019) Volunteerism and giving back are key components of Community Banking. Employees of First Citizens Community Bank have a vested interested in making their towns a great place to live. Each month, their employees go casual for a cause, trading their business suits for blue jeans, and donating from their own pockets to help local families in need when medical bills are piling up, or one of their neighbors faces tragedy. In May, Bank employees donated funds and were able to provide 9,216 meals to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
The dress down day kicked off First Citizens new partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. The food bank serves the counties where the Bank operates as it collaborates with more than 1,000 agencies across Pennsylvania. Two primary locations, Harrisburg and Williamsport, average over 4 million pounds of food a month in a network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency food providers, schools and more. When the employees of First Citizens saw the need, they didn’t hesitate to reach into their pockets to help a neighbor.

“We are proud of our employees because they want to make a difference. They support our culture and commitment to the community. It’s part of our vision here at First Citizens to exhibit second-to-none social responsibility and citizenship, and what I am most proud of is that it comes naturally to our employees as they support that vision with great enthusiasm,” noted President and CEO Randall E. Black.

The donation made on behalf of First Citizens will support youth programs for at-risk students in local schools, including providing meals on weekends or through the summer months. Donations also support families with at least one member who served or is serving in the armed forces, and seniors. The food bank offers many programs to those in need throughout our communities, like “Fresh Express,” which provides fresh, healthy food for pickup all year across 27 counties. The employees at First Citizens Mansfield locations have been helping with the distribution of “Fresh Express” at the Tioga County Branch YMCA.

In the coming months, employees of First Citizens plan to provide hands-on opportunities to support the Central PA Food Bank. If you would like to know more about the Central PA Food Bank and how you can help, please visit their website at

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

Derrick City, Otto Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Residence on Narrow Guage Road

At 3:24 PM on Saturday, Derrick City & Otto Township Fire Departments have been dispatched to a residential automatic fire alarm at 12 Narrow Guage Road.

Multiple Police Units Responding To Incident At Cowanesque Lake

At 3:08  PM on Saturday, Police officers have been requested to respond to an incident involving several combatant individuals. 

State Police and Army Corps. are en route to assist at the South Shore boat launch at Cowanesque Lake. 

One male is reported in custody at this time by the sole officer on scene.

Edward Bancroft has been located and is in police custody

UPDATE: Suspect has been located and is in police custody.

Since the original press release was issued, State Police are investigating a stolen ATV and a truck stolen in the town of Almond.

The truck was pursued to the town of Ossian where the suspect, Edward Bancroft, fled on foot.

Bancroft is believed to be in the area of the Livingston/Allegany County line.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to West Academy Street

At 1:30 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to West Academy Street for syncope.

Hinsdale Dispatched For Trauma Call

At 1:10 PM on Saturday, Hinsdale ambulance called to Smith Hollow for a male cut with a chain saw.

Bolivar Dispatched For Search

At 1:05 PM on Saturday, Bolivar Fire Department has been dispatched to assemble for a possible search.
5 crews are searching. Richburg assembling crew to assist. 
They are searching for Sue's mom, missing from the Bolivar Manor on Main Street. 
1:47 PM--Person has been located. All units return to fire hall.

Derrick City Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash on Derrick Road

At 12:55 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. & City ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident near 66 Derrick Road. Report rear end collision. 2 patients, roadway blocked. Detour in place.

Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department
2 hrs ·

***DCVFD responds to 2 car mva***
At 1253 today Derrick City VFD was dispatched to a 2 car mva on Derrick Road with unknown details. Engine 113 and Rescue 111 responded to find a rear end collision w/ heavy damage and the roadway blocked. Chief 1120(Kelley) established Derrick Road command. 3 patients were evaluated and there were no injuries. Crew from Engine 113 cleaned up fluids and debris while Rescue 111 and Fire police held traffic control. Units were on scene for one hour and were assisted by MA-1 from the City of Bradford FD, Foster Township PD and Rain or Shine Towing.

Coudersport Ambulance to North Main Street

At 11:40 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the Dickinson Group Home on North Main Street for ALC.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Walnut Street

At 11:03 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to Walnut Street for a person fallen with a possible head injury.

PA Permit Violations Issued to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-07-11 to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk county. 78a57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect brine and other fluids produced during operation of the well in a tank, series of tanks, or other device approved by the Department for subsequent disposal or reuse.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-07-11 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-07-11 to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk county. SWMA 610(1) - UNLAWFUL CONDUCT - Person dumped or deposited, or permitted the dumping or depositing, of solid waste onto the surface of the ground or underground or into the waters of the Commonwealth, without a permit for the dumping of such solid wastes from DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-07-11 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-07-11 to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk county. SWMA 302(A) - DISPOSAL, PROCESSING AND STORAGE OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person disposed, processed, stored, or permitted the disposal, processing or storage of residual waste in a manner which is contrary to the rules and regulations of DEP or to any permit or to the terms or conditions of any permit or any order issued by DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-07-11 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-07-11 to Seneca Resources Co Llc in Jones Twp, Elk county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-07-11 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Cross Fork Area Events

Carol Hyde‎
Friends of Kettle Creek and Cross Fork Area
1 hr ·
Fri. & Sat., 9:30 PM - Cherry Springs Lunar Program - Telescopes available. Great viewing weather.
Sun., 7/14 - Snakes of PA - 9:30 AM - Kettle Creek Nature Center.
Sun., 7/14 - Whitetails of PA - 1:30 PM - Kettle Creek Nature Center.
Mon., 7/15 - Kettle Creek Community Dinner - Covered dish/pot luck - 6:30 PM at KCHC #1 Fire hall in Cross Fork - Everyone welcome, come meet your neighbors & make new friends.

Reminder!!! Chicken BBQ TODAY!!!

Chicken Bar-B-Q @ today the Roulette Firehall. 
11am until gone. $9.00 Dinners / $5.00 Halves. 

Please come out and support your local Fire Department. 
In-Town delivery available.


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Friday, July 12, 2019

Bradford Township Dispatched To Crash on South Avenue

At 11:40 PM on Friday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 1231 South Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. One person is reported to be self extricated.

Angelica, Belmont & Belfast Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 9:16 PM on Friday, Angelica, Belmont & Belfast Fire Depts. have been dispatched to 7919 Johnson Road in West Almond for a structure in the basement. Smoke & flames showing.

Wellsville Man Arrested For Felony Rape & More

Wellsville Police Blotter

Friday, July 12, 2019---Wellsville Police arrested Brock M. Burdick, age 21 of Wellsville, charging him with Rape 1st (Class B Felony), Sexual Abuse 1st (Class D Felony), Sexual Abuse 2nd (Class A Misdemeanor), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class A Misdemeanors) and Forcible Touching (Class B Misdemeanor). 

The charges stem from an investigation into incidents that took place in the Village of Wellsville between November of 2016 through July of 2019. 

Burdick was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. Burdick was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $20,000.00 cash bail or $40,000.00 property bond. 

Burdick is due back in Wellsville Village Court on August 20th at 4:30 pm. (Photo provided)

Port Allegany Dispatched To Gas Leak Outside Residence

At 9:08 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire  Dept. has been dispatched to 70 Church Street for a natural gas leak outside a residence.

Lois Lorraine Wolfe, 94, of Forestbrook Drive, Gastonia, NC, formerly of Bradford, PA

Lois Lorraine Wolfe

Lois Lorraine Wolfe, 94, of Forestbrook Drive, Gastonia, NC, formerly of Bradford, PA, went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 8, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family at her residence.

Born March 21, 1925 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Gertrude A. (Orton) Burns.

In 1949 in Allegany, NY, she married her husband James “Ralph” Wolfe who died September 16, 1993.

Lois was employed by Corning Glass Works for 31 years.

She is a treasured member of the body of Christ and was a faithful member of People’s Christian Fellowship Church in Bradford.

Lois lived a life made rich by her faith, family, and friends, of whom she had many. She is known for her prevailing strength, her enduring faith, her sense of humor, her giving heart, and her avid love of playing cards with her family and friends. Lois shared her exceptional talent for knitting and crocheting with all of those she loved and donated many handcrafted items to various medical facilities and schools.

Lois was the mother of four blessed children: the late James (the late Glenda) Whelan of Bradford, Lea (Esther) Wolfe of Abilene, TX, Lynn (Robert) Cotton of Gastonia, NC, and the late Janet (Clayton) Mealy of Kane. She was an extremely proud and supportive grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is also survived by one sister, Jean Burns Collins of Auburn, CA, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, husband, and children, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Violet Burns Shultz, Ruth Burns Feura, and Rose Burns Kalupson.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday July 27, 2019, at 11:00am in the New Life Fellowship, 50 Sullivan Road, Bradford.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in her memory to People’s Christian Fellowship Church, 10 Harding Ave. Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Donna M. Bullock, 89, formerly of 16 Julie Lane, Bradford, PA

Donna M. Bullock

Donna M. Bullock, 89, formerly of 16 Julie Lane, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Bradford Manor.

Born January 1, 1930 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Helen A. (Kloss) Bridge. She was a 1948 graduate of Bradford High School.

On July 1, 1950 in Bradford, she married Donald S. Bullock who died May 14, 1995.

She was a member of St. Bernard Church. She enjoyed gardening and watering her flowers, but her greatest joy came from being with her family especially her grandchildren.

Donna was employed at Georgia Pacific for over 40 years retiring in 1990. In retirement she worked part time in the cafeteria at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Surviving is one daughter, Tammy (Jerry) Pattison, of Bradford, three grandchildren, Marissa Sue (John) Golden, of Bradford, and Brianna (Kyle) Phelps, in Tucson AZ, Donny Pattison, of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews including one special nephew, Todd (Sharon) Bridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Leroy L. "Willie" Bridge and Norbert "Jack" Bridge.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where a prayer service will be held at 11:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pink Pumpkin Project, 2319 Valley View Drive, Allegany NY 14706.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Allegany Dispatched To ATV Rollover Crash

At 8:05 PM on Friday, Allegany Fire & EMS have been dispatched to an ATV rollover crash near 1579 4 Mile Road. A male is unconscious.

Bradford Dispatched For Fire Alarm At Bradford Hospital

At 7:05 PM on Friday, Bradford Firefighters dispatched to BRMC for a fire alarm.

Mansfield & Tioga Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 15

At 6:36 PM on Friday, Mansfield & Tioga have been dispatched to Rt 15 Northbound for a crash with 2 possible injuries. Vehicle struck a deer.

Police & EMS Dispatched To Report of Stabbing In Duke Center

At 6:06 PM on Friday, Otto Township Ambulance has been dispatched with Medic one to Fitzsimmons Street in Duke Center for a report of a woman stabbed.
Police are having a hard time finding the location described. 
The caller identified as Justin Prescott, said his wife was stabbed in an assault. 
EMS returned to quarters as police from 3 communities & State were not able to find a victim or the location. Possibly a fake call.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, July 12, 2019 The latest news from the State Capitol

This email includes:
  • Wolf Skirts the Legislature to Fund Voting Machine Replacement
  • Discussing the Issues
  • Helping Those in Need
  • What is PA 2-1-1?
  • How Many Deer Licenses Are Sold in PA?
  • Recognizing Our Future Leaders
  • Can't Start the Day Without It!

Wolf Skirts the Legislature to Fund Voting Machine Replacement

After vetoing a key election reform bill that would have also provided $90 million in funding to help counties replace their voting machines, the governor announced this week he would simply go around the Legislature and supply the funding unilaterally.

I question the constitutionality of his decision and leaders in both the House and Senate are investigating the governor’s authority to take such action without legislative authorization.

The need for the funding was brought about by the governor’s decision to decertify every type of voting machine currently in use in the Commonwealth. It is estimated to cost $150 million to replace machines in all 67 counties, a significant burden on taxpayers across the state.

By vetoing the legislation, the governor is also robbing voters of other needed election improvements, including extending the deadline for submission of absentee ballots to ensure all votes count and creating a commission to manage the process for election machine decertification in the future.

Finally, the bill would have brought Pennsylvania in line with more than 40 other states by eliminating the “straight party” voting option, the measure most strongly opposed by the governor. The change could have opened the door to more minor party candidates and encouraged voters to cast their ballots for a person rather than a party.
Discussing the Issues

I spent part of my Thursday afternoon at WHP-TV in Harrisburg, as a guest on their political roundtable program “Face the State.”

During the show, which will be broadcast this Sunday at 8:30 a.m., we discussed issues such as Gov. Tom Wolf's controversial end run around the Legislature in funding new voting machines, the state budget and my deployment to the Middle East last year.

On Monday, I will be posting a link to the show here on my Facebook page.

Helping Those in Need

This Wednesday, July 17, I am hosting an event at the Red Fern Banquet Facility in Elk County for senior and disabled citizens in our community.

Please click here for more information.

What is PA 2-1-1?

On Tuesday, I attended the official launch of PA 2-1-1 in Clearfield County (Elk County is already part of it) at the Clearfield Center for Active Living.

PA 2-1-1, which is available in 65 of our 67 counties, is a phone number that connects you to a database of human service resources in the state.

Pictured with me (from left) are United Way of Pennsylvania President Kristen Krotz and Clearfield County Area Agency CEO Kathy Gillespie.

How Many Deer Licenses Are Sold in PA?

Application for the purchase of antlerless deer licenses began Monday for state residents who already hold a 2019-20 hunting license.

Nonresidents may submit their first applications beginning this Monday, July 15.

Ever wonder how many licenses are sold and what section of the state sells the most licenses?

You can get your answer by clicking here.

Recognizing Our Future Leaders

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure to attend the Clearfield County Fair Queen Banquet. Six outstanding contestants will be vying for the 2019 crown.

Pictured with me (front row) are 2018 Fair Queen Jayna Vicary and Wade Cowder, founder of the Clearfield County Fair Queen Program.

Standing (left to right) are honored guest Ben Kline, former House Majority Leader and Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Sam Hayes and Clearfield County Commissioner Jon Sobel.

Can't Start the Day Without It!

Congratulations to Aegis Coffee Roasters on the opening of their new downtown DuBois location at the intersection of Brady Street and Long Avenue

I'm enjoying my morning cup of cheer!