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Pollinator Plant Sale - Perennials Annuals, Vegetables, and Herbs. Saturday, May 28 from 9 am to 1 pm at Penn State Extension, 17129 Rt 6, Smethport, PA. Sponsored by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lawrenceville Fire Department And Ambulance Association will rise again. #station8strong

Lawrenceville Fire Department And Ambulance Association
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We suffered a tremendous loss not just for our first responders but our communities. We saved 2 ambulances and the patrol truck. We got 1 engine out but it has heat and fire damage.

Right now we have replacement trucks and gear on loan and need nothing more but love right now.

No one suffered any serious injuries. We are grateful to every department that came to our aid. Every ambulance crew. And the churches and community members who fled us and opened their doors to us tonight.

We will rise again. #station8strong

Coudersport Ambulance to Ski-Denton For A child Fallen

At 9:29 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to Ski-Denton at the ski-patrol building for a child fallen with a head injury.

Little Nippers Meeting Announcement

The Little Nippers will hold a youth sports meeting on Sunday, July 28, at 4:00pm at the Little Nippers building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. This meeting is open to the general public.

Combine fire in a field on the Hanover Hill Road

Wellsville Engine 2 - Dyke Street Engine Co. #2
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At approximately 17:27 Wellsville Fire Department and Ambulance were dispatched for a reported combine fire in a field on the Hanover Hill Road in the town of Wellsville. Wellsville 2(R. Dennis) with a crew of three responded, and directed by on scene command to come out into the field. Wellsville units operated on scene until released by command. Wellsville 3, 6, & 7 responded, along with WVAC 802.

Video from Lawrenceville Fire Station Fire

Fully Involved Vehicle/Building Fire Reported in Lawrenceville Fire Station

At 5:59 PM on Saturday, A vehicle fire inside Lawrenceville Fire Station. Blossburg Rehab trailer dispatched on second alarm. Report a fully involved vehicle fire in the station. Mansfield & Millerton dispatched.
 Wellsboro & Knoxville dispatched for third alarm at Lawrenceville Fire Station for well involved structure fire.
Elkland dispatched with aerial.
Osceola & Middlebury dispatched. 
7:09 PM--Multiple ambulance have been dispatched to the scene.

Ridgway Dispatched To Grass Fire On Evergreen Drive

At 5:47 PM on Saturday, Ridgway Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a grass fire about an acre in size near 877Evergreen Drive in Ridgway Township.

Wellsville Dispatched For Harvester Fire On Hanover Hill Road

At 5:29 PM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire Dept. dispatched to Hanover Hill Road for a harvester fire.

Shirley B. FRANCIS, 90, of Ulysses, PA

Shirley B. FRANCIS

Shirley B. FRANCIS, 90, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, July 26, 2019 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Born October 28, 1928, in Ulysses, she was the daughter of Frank Llewwellyn and Beatrice Ada Owlett Brown. On April 20, 1952, in Ulysses United Methodist Church, she married Robert H. “Bob” Francis, who survives. 

A graduate of Ulysses High School and Westbrook Commercial Academy in Olean, NY, she was employed by Anchor Toy Factory in Coudersport. 

She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses for 42 years. 

Shirley was a member of the Gold Church and Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary. She loved to garden flowers and vegetables and had a passion for reading. 

Surviving besides her husband, Bob, are: two daughters, Audeen (Jon) Vincent of Ulysses and Valerie Barrile-Jones (Rodney) Jones of Harrison Valley; and wonderful nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Thelma (Noble) Chilson; and a brother, Malcolm O. (Elsie) Brown. 

Friends may call at the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Frank Mickle will officiate. A luncheon will follow in the church social room. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance to 4th Street

At 4:40 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to 4th Street.

Smethport Dispatched To Vehicle /Motorcycle Crash On East Main Street

At 4:41 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to a passenger vehicle versus motorcycle with injuries on East Main Street in front of Pumphouse Fuel.
The patient is a male. EMS is on scene. Cancel Mercyflight. 

Bradford Dispatched To Structure Fire In Salamanca

At 3:36 PM on Saturday, Bradford Tower has been requested to respond to a structure fire at 142 Wilson Street in Salamanca.

Potter County Fair Starts Sunday at Millport, PA Fairgrounds

Judith Ann (Thach) Wetzel, 78, of Mansfield, PA

Judith Ann (Thach) Wetzel

Judith Ann (Thach) Wetzel, 78, of Mansfield, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 25, 2019. 

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Dennis Duane Wetzel, in 2003 and most recently shared companionship with Wendel McClure, who survives. 

She was born on July 7, 1941, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of the late Charles and Magdline (Stewart) Thach.

Judy was employed as a Teller and Switchboard Operator with the Mansfield branch of First Citizens Community Bank, retiring after nearly 30 years. She was a life member of the V.F.W Auxiliary and attended monthly lunch dates with a group of local retired women. 

She used to do a lot of hunting and fishing with her late husband, Dennis. She also enjoyed painting, birdwatching, cooking for family & friends and traveling to such places as Alaska and Hawaii with her significant other, Wendel. Most importantly, Judy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her significant other, Wendel McClure, of Mansfield; son, Wesley (Tina) Frans, of Westminster, MD; step-sons, Matthew (Marla) Wetzel, of Mansfield, and Marc Wetzel, of Florida; step-daughter, Denise Harris, of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Nichole, Allan, Charles “Kenny”, George, Scott, Kyle, Tyler, Lacy and Lily; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Hunnell, of Kansas, and Juanita Watson, of Oregon; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and late husband, Judy was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Sue in 2011, and her brother, Charles Kenneth Thach, Jr. in 2010.

Memorial donations can be made in Judy’s name to either the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 5-7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Judy’s funeral service will immediately follow viewing at 7:00 p.m. A private burial will take place in the Wellsboro Cemetery. 

To share your fondest memories of Judy, visit

68th Annual Woodsmen Show Aug. 2,3,4, 2019 at Cherry Springs State Park

Fire Rescue, EMS Dispatched For Rescue at Rollover Accident Off Low Grade Road

At 1:30 PM on Saturday, Sinnemahoning Fire Dept., Jay Township Fire Dept Rescue 511 and Emporium Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 1866 Low Grade Road for a victim of an vehicle rollover. 

Emporium Fire Dept. dispatched with side by side UTV. 
A 62 year old male has a suspected head injury. Dispatch said UTV would be necessary to reach the victim.

Keys Fell Off Jeep On RT. 155 & Rt. 6; St. Marys Dealer Key Ring Attached

These keys fell off of a white Jeep (probably a compass) at the intersection of RT 6 E and 155 S of Port Allegany. The Jeep turned south on 155. 

I tried to flag them down but they wouldn’t stop. 

There are more keys on the ring but I’d like to use them for the owner to identify. There is a St Mary’s Dodge/Jeep dealer key ring attached. 

Ashley Simpson

MTS Dispatched To ATV Crash On Hamilton Road in Birdsall

At 1:03 PM on Saturday, MTS Ambulance has been dispatched to 3373 Hamilton Road for a side by side ATV accident with 3 persons injured. A second MTS ambulance is dispatched.

Sinnemahoning State Park Pontoon boat tours for Sunday, July 28th have been cancelled

Sinnemahoning State Park
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Pontoon boat tours for Sunday, July 28th have been cancelled. Our boat is in the shop for a tune-up. The boat will return to Sinnemahoning State Park next week and tours will resume on Sunday, August 4, 2019. To reserve a seat on the pontoon boat, please visit the DCNR Calendar of events at…/calendar/

Port Allegany Dispatched To Ruptured Natural Gas Line

At 12:12 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. dispatched to 1445 Coleman Mills Road for a ruptured natural gas line. Gas Company is responding.

4 Dead, One Injured In overnight Crash Near Canaseraga in Allegany County

One vehicle collision resulting in a quadruple fatal

On July 27, 2019 at approximately 4:32 A.M. Troopers out of SP Amity and Troop E responded to a one vehicle collision on County Route 13C in the town of Burns. 

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle with five occupants traveling east bound on County Route 13C failed to stop for a stop sign at the T-intersection at County Route 13C and County Route 13 traveling through the intersection striking an earth embankment then a tree. 

One of the passengers was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition. The operator and the other three occupants were pronounced at the scene.

New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Collision Reconstruction Unit assisted in this investigation.

No names will be released until notifications are made. Once families have been notified an updated release will be sent out.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

41st Annual Engine Show This Weekend in Port Allegany, PA

PA Permit Violations Issued to Repsol Oil & Gas Usa Llc in Covington Twp, Tioga County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Repsol Oil & Gas Usa Llc in Covington Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-07-25 to Repsol Oil & Gas Usa Llc in Covington Twp, Tioga county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-07-25 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Repsol Oil & Gas Usa Llc in Covington Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-07-25 to Repsol Oil & Gas Usa Llc in Covington Twp, Tioga 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: 2019-07-25 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Tragic Crash Overnight Near Canaseraga in Allegany County

At 4:39 AM on Saturday, Allegany County EMS Wire posted:

Canaseraga Fire and Ambulance with MTS dispatched to the intersection of County Road road 13 and 13C for the 1 car mva with 3 patients ejected, 2 on the hood. All unresponsive

Allegany County Fire Companies Dispatched For Fully Involved Barn Fire with Exposures

At 9:14 AM on Saturday, Angelica, Belfast & Belmont have been dispatched to a fully involved barn fire at 7588 Lamont Road in the Town of Angelica. Report nearby exposures.

Ongoing incident Lamont Rd near CR 15 Angelica. Multiple crews working a barn fire in that area. Angelica, Belfast, Belmont, Oramel, Fillmore, Birdsall, Short Tract operating on scene.

Coudersport Area School District Seeking Applicants For Librarian Position

Coudersport Dispatched to Crash On Rt. 49 Near Avenue A

At 12:56 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a vehicle into a guardrail on Route 49 near Avenue A in Rubbertown. Report possibly 2 patients.

Blueberries Are Ready At Swank Residence On Cherry Springs Road Across From Coudersport Golf Club

Cameron County Children & Youth Services Has An Immediate Opening For A Caseworker

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

Estate Sale Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 405 Arnold Avenue in Port Allegany, PA


Frosty Hollow Herb Fair on Saturday, August 3

Bradford Travel offering "Moose Trax in New Hampshire" package

2014 Yamaha TW200 Motorcycle For Sale

Full & Part-Time Counseling Positions Available in Port Allegany, Shinglehouse & Coudersport Areas


Friday, July 26, 2019

No Injuries Reported In 3 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 287

I-Pad Stolen From Barden Brook Residence After UPS Delivery

Two Injured, One Flown After Rt. 219 Crash

Emporium PSP Investigating Damaged Log Truck Tires

$5. Rabies Clinic Saturday in Galeton

A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, July 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Galeton Park Gazebo.  

All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually.

All animals attending the clinic must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. 

The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Robert Ellsworth Schwab, 84, of Tidioute, PA

Robert Schwab

Robert Ellsworth Schwab, 84, of Tidioute, PA., passed away, Friday afternoon, July 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. 

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA.

Multiple Depts. Dispatched To HOuse Fire On Ridge Road in Tioga Township

At 6:42 PM on Friday, Tioga, Lawrenceville & Middlebury Fire Departments have been dispatched to 3358 Ridge Road in Tioga Township for a house fire with smoke showing. The occupant is not in the house.
6:45 PM--Mansfield & Nelson also dispatched second alarm. Blossburg dispatched with rehab 4.
6:55 PM--Wellsboro Tanker to scene. 
7:34 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL. Elkland with manpower requested to the scene.