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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bradford Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak at Hi Rise

At 10:41 PM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters have  been dispatched to the Hi Rise at 2 Bushnell Street for a natural gas leak inside the building on the 5th floor. The building is being evacuated at this time.

Corgratulations Miss McKean County Fair Queen Gretchen Henneman


Shinglehouse Ambulance to North Oswayo Street

At 10:01 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 to North Oswayo Street for a child accidental poisoning.

Gretchen Henneman Is The New Mckean County Fair Queen

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People stuck in a ravine on Canaseraga Road in Ossian

Allegany County EMS Wire
56 mins · 8:12 PM

Canaseraga Fire requested to assist Dansville with any available manpower and rescue equipment for a report of people stuck in a ravine on Canaseraga Road in Ossian.

Canaseraga has an ambulance standing by in Dansville’s station as well.

Ulysses, Harrison, Westfield Dispatched for Pole Fire

At 7:20 PM on Saturday, Ulysses, Harrison & Westfield dispatched for a pole fire.

Smethport/Port Allegany Ambulance Dispatched For Traumatic Injury

At 7:24 PM on Saturday, Smethport / Port Allegany Ambulance dispatched to Demo Derby at McKean County Fairgrounds for a 45 year old male with a traumatic injury.

Rollover Crash On West Main Street In Austin

At 7:17 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a rollover crash with entrapment at 331 West Main Street in Austin.
Coudersport Ambulance dispatched. 
Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched for a landing zone for stat medevac at the Leete Farm in Coudersport.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PARTS OF POTTER AND TIOGA COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PARTS OF POTTER AND TIOGA
COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

At 456 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a
line extending from near Elkland to near Galeton to near Wharton.
Movement was east at 30 mph.

Wind gusts 40 to 50 mph and penny size hail are possible.

Locations impacted include...
Mansfield, Wellsboro, Wharton, Morris, Elkland, Blossburg, Galeton,
Gaines, Covington, Arnot, Millerton, Keeneyville, Leetonia, Cherry
Springs State Park, Leonard Harrison State Park, Cedar Run, Ole Bull
State Park, Tioga, Roseville and Tioga Junction.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to Route 6 near Olmstead Road

At 4:25 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to Route 6 near Olmstead Road for water across the roadway.

Use caution in the area of Costas on Route 6 as there is a mudslide partially across the roadway.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for... Southeastern Allegany County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued August 17 at 3:36PM EDT until August 17 at 4:30PM EDT by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Allegany County in western New York...
* Until 430 PM EDT..
* At 335 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Wellsville,
moving northeast at 20 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include...
Wellsville, Alfred, Whitesville, Bolivar, Andover, Alma, Stannards,
Paynesville and Knight Creek.

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Potter County, Northwestern Tioga County

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Potter County in north central Pennsylvania...
Northwestern Tioga County in north central Pennsylvania...

* Until 500 PM EDT.

* At 359 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Roulette,
moving east at 25 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to trees, roofs, and siding.

* Locations impacted include...
Coudersport, Roulette, Galeton, Shinglehouse, Westfield, Genesee,
Gaines, Harrison Valley, Keating Summit, Denton Hill State Park,
Lyman Run State Park, Ulysses, Austin, Sweden Valley, Oswayo and
Ski Denton Ski Area.

Roulette Dispatched For Tree Down on Card Creek Road

At 4:10 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Dept. was dispatched to Card Creek Road for a tree down.
4:37 PM--Additional manpower needed at 102 Card Creek Road.

Missing black and white Springer Spaniel mix is home

Missing black and white Springer Spaniel mix with a red white and blue collar with tags is back home.

Clark M. Lerch, 89, of Austin, PA

Clark M. Lerch

Clark M. Lerch, 89, of Austin, PA, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at UPMC-Hamot, Erie.

Clark was born on October 1, 1929 in Cowanshannock, PA, the son of the late Lester Lee and Pearl (Schoonover) Lerch. He married the former Vella E. Carr on July 18, 1952 and celebrated 63 years of marriage until her passing October 3, 2015.
US Army Veteran

Clark was an Army veteran serving in Germany during the post WWII occupation. He was a graduate of Austin High School and retired from GTE Sylvania, Emporium, as a Plant Manager after 35+ years of service.

Clark was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church, the Austin Vets Club, Austin V.F.W Post 7810, a 60+ years member and past Master of the Arcana Lodge #580 F&AM Masonic Lodge, Austin, the Potter County Honor Guard, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Daytona Beach, FL Lodge 1263, and the Fraternal Order of Eagle’s, Ormond Beach, FL by the Sea Aerie 4435. Clark was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends in Florida.

Surviving are two sons, Clark L. (Randi) Lerch of Coudersport; Dennis Lerch of Austin; a daughter, Kathy R. (Mark) Jeffers of Austin; eight grandchildren; Angela Jeffers of Smethport; Sarah (Dustin) Stafford of Austin; Zachery Jeffers of Austin; Beth (Zeke) Drake of Shinglehouse; Candace Sturdevant of Galeton; Mark (Gail) Sturdevant of Emporium; Elliott Taylor of Australia; and Nicole Owens of Michigan; nine great grandchildren, a sister, Jeannine “Sis” Clark-Leavitt of Austin; a brother-in-law, Griff Ferguson of Oklahoma; and a sister-in-law, Ann Lerch of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents and wife, Clark was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lerch and a sister, Betty Ferguson. 

Family and friends are welcome to a visitation, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 1-2 pm at the Austin United Methodist Church, 26 Turner St., Austin with Co-Pastors Donald R. Caskey and Warren B Cederholm Jr. officiating. Burial will be private in Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions in Clark’s name to be made to the Austin VFW Post 7810, 293 Costello Ave, Austin, PA 16720 or the Austin United Methodist Church, 26 Turner St., Austin, PA 16720. 

Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport is in charge of arrangements

To share your fondest memories of Clark or to sign his guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Allegany County in western New York... * Until 430 PM EDT..

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued August 17 at 3:36PM EDT until August 17 at 4:30PM EDT by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Allegany County in western New York...
* Until 430 PM EDT..
* At 335 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Wellsville,
moving northeast at 20 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include...
Wellsville, Alfred, Whitesville, Bolivar, Andover, Alma, Stannards,
Paynesville and Knight Creek.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH

Helen B. Close, 87, a lifelong resident of Eldred, PA

Helen B. Close

Helen B. Close, 87, a lifelong resident of Eldred, PA, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 16, 2019, after a short illness.

Born on Monday, September 28, 1931 in Mayport, she was the daughter of Walter and Mildred Himes Johnson. On July 23, 1949 in Eldred, she married the love of her life, Donald E. Close, Sr., who passed away on August 20, 2017.

Helen’s greatest loves were traveling with her husband and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed attending the many activities and sport events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Donald E. (Sandy) Close, Jr. of Eldred, Patricia A. (Ray) Pepperman of Greenville, S.C., and Robert A. (Rene) Close of Eldred; four grandchildren, Michael E. (Barb) Close, Valerie L. (Keith) Cousins, Clint B. (Beth) Hicks, and Amanda L. (Todd) Tanner; eight great-grandchildren, Dylan Close, Brooke Close, Lauren Cousins, Haley Cousins, Dakota (Eve) Hicks, Dustin Hicks, Riley Tanner, and Ty Tanner; two brothers, Edward Johnson of Alexandria, Virginia, and James (Kathy) Johnson of Eldred; a brother-in-law, C. Ronald Wight of Wilmington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Letha Johnson; sister, Betty Wight; sisters-in-law, Peggy and Alzia Johnson; and son-in-law, Robert Fitch.

In keeping with Helen’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be with her husband in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Avenue, Bradford, PA 16701 or to the Eldred Borough Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 146, 4 Platt Street, Eldred, PA 16731.

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Helen, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or our Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Warning


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service State College PA
304 PM EDT Sat Aug 17 2019

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
McKean County in north central Pennsylvania...


* Until 400 PM EDT.


* At 304 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Scandia,
moving east at 45 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to trees, roofs, and siding.

* Locations impacted include...
Bradford, Port Allegany, Smethport, Rew, Coryville, Crosby,
Cyclone, Marshburg, Westline, Kinzua Bridge State Park, Eldred,
Lewis Run, University Of Pittsburgh - Bradford and Bradford
Airport.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Smethport Fire Police To Disabled Vehicle on Ormsby Hill

At 2:26 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire Police called to Rt. 59 on Ormsby Hill for traffic control for a disabled vehicle.

Clermont Dispatched For Log Skidder Fire

At 2:12 PM on Saturday, Clermont Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 70 Compressor Road off the Shawmutt Grade Road for a skidder fire.
2:22 PM--Hamlin Township tanker & engine dispatched to assist.

Coming Soon: Break The Chains Festival in Port Allegany Aug. 30 & 31

Sonny Turner is with Josh Hatcher and 9 others.

Good morning! I wanted to let everyone know that I will be flying home August 29th. I will be speaking the evening of August 31st in my hometown of Port Allegany. I will be accompanied by my lifecoach and mentor as well as my girlfriend Maddie. This event is for breaking the chains of addiction and giving hope to those who may still be lost. Come out and see us! #breakthechainsfestival2019

Coudersport Ambulance to Neefe Road

At 1:18 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to a cabin on Neefe Road for a female patient with possible seizures.

Explosion, Structure Fire with Burn Victim on Church Street in Westfield on Friday

Crary Hose Company

On August 16 at 11:38, Crary Hose Company responded to a structure fire at 318 Church Street reported as an explosion with injury. 

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire in the basement. 

One adult male burn victim who was in the basement at the time of the explosion was flown to Strong Memorial in Rochester. 

None of the other eight occupants ranging in age from 11 months to 48 years received injury. 

The fire was investigated by Fire Marshal Nick Lafredo and determined to be accidental in nature. The explosion occurred when a propane fueled water heater was being lit. 

All units were back in quarters at 15:00. The house was severely damaged by the explosion. A great job by all who responded from Crary Hose Company, Clymer Hose Company, Sabinsville Ambulance, Harrison Township Fire Department, Wellsboro ALS, Westfield PD and Guthrie Air. Thank you to Mountain Laurel Recovery for providing assistance and to the Tioga County 911 dispatchers for the great job they did.

McKean County Fair To Auction Artist's Creations at 4 PM Saturday


914 Without Power Saturday In McKean County

Most customers in the Port Allegany area have had their electricity restored, but a pole and wires down in Mt. Jewett have boosted the number of out of service homes & businesses to 914 at noon on Saturday.

Coudersport Ambulance To Assist Mercyflight At Leete Farm

At 12:07 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched to assist Mercyflight at the Leete Farm.

Lewis Run Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Accident on South Avenue

At 12:05 PM on Saturday, Lewis Run Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance dispatched to South Avenue & Irving Street for a 2 vehicle crash with injuries.

Crash on I-80 westbound between Exit 86 - PA 830 and Exit 81 - PA 28. All lanes closed


UPDATE: Crash on I-80 westbound between Exit 86 - PA 830 and Exit 81 - PA 28. All lanes closed.
11:10 AM · Aug 17, 2019

Coudersport Vol. Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ will be ready between 11-1130

Coudersport Vol Fire Dept
· 1 hr ·

Our famous chicken BBQ is on and looking great! Chicken will be ready between 11-1130.

PUBLIC IS INVITED TO WATCH BIRD DOG CHALLENGE IN JOHNSONBURG ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Kane Pa.: The Allegheny Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) is once again offering its popular “bird dog challenge” for bird dogs and their owners in North Central Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 7. This year, the Allegheny Chapter is opening the event up to spectators so they can watch good dogs work and see the bird flights. The bird dog challenge will be held at the Rolfe Beagle Club in Johnsonburg, Pa., at 1016 Long Level Road. Registration will be limited to 14 bird dogs only so the quality of the event can be kept at a high level for all of the dogs and their owners.

In addition to now opening the chukar challenge up to spectators, the RGS committee is also going to be offering prizes from Lion Country Supply, gift cards for birds, and the popular “Vegas birds”. Come on out and enjoy watching good dogs in action! The dogs will be in action from about 8:00 a.m. to around 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served.

All entries must be received by Tuesday, September 3, in order to be registered for the bird dog challenge. Submit your name, phone number, email address, and the name of your dog, breed, and whether or not it is a pointer or flusher, to Mary Hosmer at 1016 Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, PA 15845. You may also register by e-mail at wlhab@windstream.net.

All levels of dogs are welcome as this is a FUN challenge. E-collars are permitted. All dog owners, handlers, and watchers in the field must wear “Hunter Orange” clothing.

The Ruffed Grouse Society was founded in 1961 to promote and increase awareness of young forest management and to maintain suitable habitat that supports healthy populations of ruffed grouse, woodcock, deer and many songbird species that depend on forest diversity to survive and prosper.

Calvin Ray Cobb, 89, of Wellsboro, PA

Calvin Ray Cobb

Calvin Ray Cobb, 89, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Broad Acres Nursing home, in Wellsboro.

Calvin was born on July 27, 1930 in Pike Twp., Bradford county, the son of the late Purl Calvin and Susan E. (Goodwin) Cobb. 

He was predeceased in death by his brothers, Ted, Robert, Richard, and his sister Laura Mae.

He married F. Ruth Thomas of Wellsboro, who survives, on March 7, 1953, and they celebrated 66 years of marriage.

US Army Veteran
Calvin graduated from Wyalusing High School and immediately entered into the Army, serving during the post WWII occupation of Germany where he was a Cryptographic Specialist with top security clearance. He used his GI bill after leaving the Army to attend Penn State University, earning his teaching degree. Calvin was a Special Education Teacher for Mansfield and Wellsboro Area School Districts and retired from teaching in 1992.

Calvin was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, Wellsboro, and served as Lay Speaker for many United Methodist churches in the area. He was a member of Wellsboro American Legion, Post 84, Wellsboro V.F.W. Post 4907, Tioga Honor Guard, was an avid NRA supporter, and served as a Hunting Education Instructor. Calvin loved the outdoors, sharing his love of hunting and fishing with anyone who wanted to learn. He enjoyed spending time with his family as well as his fellowship with his many friends. He was well known for his sense of humor and his practical jokes.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Ruth, are his two daughters, Susan P. and Paul Gallagher of Conifer, CO; Dawn M. and JosephThomas A. Bergen of Wellsboro; five grandchildren Jamie Sue (Bergen) and Nicholas Parker, Eric Bergen, Andrew and Estelle (Blessing) Gallagher, Marion Bergen, Bryan Bergen; a sister-in-law Laurel Cobb of Bradford County; 6 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 1-2 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m., with Cathy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Wellsboro Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by the Tioga County Honor Guard.

The family requests that memorial contributions in Calvin’s name be made to the Tioga County Salvation Army, in care of Treasure Rose Wesneski, 303 S. Williamson RD., Blossburg, PA 16912 or to the Wellsboro V.F.W. Post 4907, P.O. Box 705, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

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

FREE Back to School Haircuts Today at God's Country Ministries in Coudersport from 10 to 2


ROUTE 6 HAS REOPENED to ALL TRAFFIC

11:29 AM UPDATE:  ROADWAY IS NOW OPEN

At 10:18 on Monday, Mount Jewett Fire Dept. requests Smethport Fire Dept. stop ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding to Mt. Jewett; 

Kane Fire Dept. to Lantz Corners to stop ALL vehicles traveling toward Mt. Jewett due to low wires over over Route 6 on Main Street in Mt. Jewett.

Mt. Jewett Dispatched For Pole & Wires Down

At 10:01 AM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Division Street & High Street for a utility pole down with wires.

Tree & Wires Down on Whitney Creek Road

Around 8:30 Saturday morning, Coudersport Fire Dept. was dispatched for a tree & wires down on Whitney Creek Road near Rt. 44. Tri-County arrived on scene to make repairs.
9:33 AM--Roadway is open. 
9:36 AM--Coudersport units returning to station.

Ceres Township Roads To Be Tarred & Chipped Starting Monday, August 19th


Seneca Highlands IU9 Positions Available


Fresh Local Produce Arrives Daily at Hershey Farms Market in Coudersport, PA

Kinney Farms Sweet Corn Today At Port Allegany Car Wash for $5. Dozen

UPMC Cole Homemaker Program Has Opportunities in Potter, McKean, Cameron & Tioga Counties

Galeton Borough Accepting Applications For A Part-Time Secretary Position

Allegany Township Meeting Moved Ahead One Week To August 29th


Burt Street In Bingham Township Will Be Closed August 12th Thru August 23 For Construction

2019 Clara Township Family Picnic

Open Interviews at Coudersport Shop n' Save August 20 & 22nd

Landscape, Environmental & Maintenance Technician Opportunity in Port Allegany

pvkaren@gmail.com

Wilson College Master Of Education Programs Offered At Seneca Highlands IU9 in Smethport

Ulysses Rabies Clinic is Saturday, August 24

114th McKean County Fair Ends Saturday in East Smethport, PA







Class A CDL Professional Truck Drivers Wanted By Rev Hoopes Companies

Friday, August 16, 2019

EMS Dispatched To Teuscher Hill Road

At 9:17 PM on Friday, EMS has been dispatched to 252 Teuscher Hill Road for a woman fallen with a serious head injury.
9:32 PM--Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to assist Coudersport Ambulance with manpower & possible landing zone on top of the hill. Mercyflight 7 is over the area.
10:05 PM--Mercyflight has landed.
10:23 PM--Mercyflight airborne.

Route 6 Closed by Natural Gas Line Rupture; Reopened At 9:40 pm

At 9:05 PM on Friday, Hamlin Township Fire Dept. to Close Route 6 at Rt 146 for a natural gas line rupture. No traffic allowed between 911 Center in Smethport and Marvindale. Gas company on scene at 9:31 PM.

ROUTE 6 REOPENED AT 9:40 PM.

Port Allegany, Coudersport Dispatched For Possible Apartment Fire

At 8:34 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire with Coudersport RIT dispatched to 31 1/2 West Mill Street for a possible apartment fire.
8:37 PM--Confirming burned food. Cancel except engine 3 to scene. 

Grants Available to Help Small Meat Processors, Owlett Says

HARRISBURG – A new grant program, to help with the costs of inspection and certification requirements for businesses that meet the federal definition of “very small meat processor,” is now available, said Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), a member of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.

The grant program is called the Very Small Meat-Processor Grant Program and will provide funding up to $50,000 to meat-processing businesses with annual sales of less than $2.5 million and fewer than 10 employees.

“This is big news for some of our small, family-operated businesses in Pennsylvania that want to process local meat,” said Owlett. “It is also great news for area residents who prefer to purchase fresh, local meat. This grant money can help these niche businesses stay in operation and perhaps even expand the business.”

Funds can be used to pay for up to 50% of the cost of a first-time purchase of equipment necessary to comply with the Federal Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan, a requirement processors must meet to ensure that meat is safely processed. Funds can also be used for the costs of technical assistance or advice from a food safety specialist to develop their plan.

Qualified businesses can apply for the grants at www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/login.aspx. The application period closes on Sept. 30.

Coudersport Ambulance Standby Station

At 8:26 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance Stand by station. Call center for details.
Cancelled--Unable to find patient.

Wellsville, NY Police Blotter

Thursday August 15, 2019

Wellsville Police arrested Luis A. Fernandez, age 36 of Alma, charging him with Tampering with Physical Evidence (Class E Felony). 

The charge stems from an incident that took place on South Main Street in the Village of Wellsville. 

Fernandez was processed and arraigned before the Town of Genesee Justice Tojek. 

Fernandez was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,500.00 cash bail or $3,000.00 property bond. Fernandez is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on August 20th at 4:30 pm.

Susan Hamric, 62, formerly of 3 Ranch Road, Lewis Run, PA

Susan Hamric

Susan Hamric, 62, formerly of 3 Ranch Road, Lewis Run, PA, and the Bradford Hospital Nursing Pavilion, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Olean General Hospital.

Born April 23, 1957 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Anna Marie (Granata) Hamric.

Susan was a 1975 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School, and a 1979 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

She was employed at Kendall Refining Company, and Witco Corporation for many years, retiring due to her illness with Multiple Sclerosis.

Susan was a lifetime member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, and an associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She served on the Lewis Run Borough council. Susan also was a former member of the Desk and Derrick Club and the Bradford Area Women's Club.

Surviving are her cousin, Stephen (Gail) Grillo of Ellicottville,NY, and two nephews, Matthew (Lauren) Grillo of Lincoln, NE, and John (Alix) Grillo of Golden, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Kathleen M. Hamric who died February 10, 2017, and one aunt Rose (Anthony) Grillo

Family will receive friends on Saturday August 24, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Avenue, where a prayer service will be held at 10:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired, may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Allegheny District Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, or N. West Chapter of Sisters of St. Joseph, 5031 N. Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16514.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Betty J. Benner, 83, formerly of 657 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Betty J. Benner

Betty J. Benner, 83, formerly of 657 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, at her residence on Williams Street.

Born July 3, 1936 in Coalport, she was a daughter of the late Chalmer and Martha (Thomishisky) Kline.

On April 11, 1955 in Winchester VA, she married Gary L. Benner who preceded her in death on March 22, 1998.

Betty was employed at Corning Glass for ten years and for 15 years at Zippo Manufacturing Company. She also waitressed at Togis, Gino’s, and the Pennhills Club.

She enjoyed playing rummy but loved going to bingo. She also loved cheering and watching her kid’s football games on Sunday, and spending time with family.

Surviving are three daughters, Rhonda (Dan) Bunce, of Lewis Run, Deborah (Kelly) Kirk, of Custer City and Sheri (Dennis Morelli) Benner, of Bradford, two sons, Jeffrey Benner, of Bradford and Timothy (Jamie) Benner, of Bradford, eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, two sisters, Vernetta Lego, of Altoona, and Anna Mae (Alvin) Davis, of Leudcadia, CA, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Sharon Benner in 1956, one grandson Danny Benner, two sisters, and two brothers.

Friends may call on Monday August 19, 2019, from 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, with the Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Roulette Township Supervisors to hold special meeting on August 20, 2019

Roulette Township
August 14 at 1:42 PM ·

The Roulette Township Supervisors will be holding a special meeting on August 20, 2019 at 6 p.m., at the Roulette Township office at 80 Railroad Ave., Roulette, PA. 

The meeting is being held to appoint a new supervisor and any other business that may come up.

***PUBLIC NOTICE***
The Roulette Township office will be closed from August 26 until September 2, 2019. The office will open on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 normal business hours. If you should have a water/sewer emergency during this time please call 544-4080 and leave a message if there is no answer. Thank you.

Rew Dispatched For Crash On South Kendall Ave.

At 7:42 PM on Friday, Rew Fire Dept. & Bradford ambulance dispatched to the area of 688 South Kendall Ave, for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Only 49 Customers Still Out Of Electric Power in McKean County at 6:45 PM


Power Company is still hoping to have most service restored by 10 PM. Readers report tree service trucks have arrived in Port Allegany. Penelec website will update.
9:35 PM UPDATE--15 customers still without power.

Coudersport Ambulance To Snowman Road

At 6:30 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Snowman Road for a child unresponsive with a possible head injury.

Paul Nicholas Pingie, 66, of 2 South Ave., Bradford, PA

Paul Nicholas Pingie

Paul Nicholas Pingie, 66, of 2 South Ave., Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center in Smethport.

Born January 25, 1953 in Bradford, he was a son of the late John M. and Marguerite Julia (Whitney) Pingie.

He was a 1970 graduate of Bradford High School and had attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Paul owned and operated Bay Drive Inn in Willow Creek in the early 1980's, as well as worked construction in Ellicottville. In the mid 80's, he moved to Florida and was the general manager of Cadillac Jack's, Penrod's and the Elbo Room in Ft. Lauderdale. He joined his brother Jim in 1988 and co-owned Players until 1996 when he retired due to his health.

He was a former member of the Pennhills Club, an active member of the American Legion, Italian Club and the Marquee Club. He was an avid fan of the Rolling Stones, and Buffalo Bills.

Surviving are two step children Jason Keck and Christy Keck, two grandchildren, Brenden Stidd and Kayla Keck, two sisters, Yvonne (Mike) Grekalski, and Judith Martin, all of St. Louis, MO, two brothers, Mark Pingie, and Jonathan "Jim" Pingie, both of Bradford, one uncle, Nicholas Pingie, of Lewis Run, several nieces and nephews including Kimberly Grekalski, Jennifer Fargo, Matthew Grekalski, Andrew Pingie, Scott Pingie, Katherine Martin, Ashley Martin, Jeff Gabel, and Jodie Gabel, he is also survived by many great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Allen "Al" Pingie, who passed away on April 23, 2019, and an infant brother John Michael Pingie.

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Paul's life, at a date to be announced in mid September. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the American Kidney Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Jean Marie Riche, 79, of Warren, PA

Jean Riche

Jean Marie Riche, 79, of Warren, PA, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.

Born on April 13, 1940, in Kane, PA, she was the daughter of Raymond C. and Clara Mae Griebel Cartwright. 

Jean was a graduate of Kane High School and later graduated from Jamestown Community College with a degree in Nursing. She was employed for many years as a registered nurse at Warren General Hospital, retiring in 2005. 

A devout Catholic, Jean was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. She enjoyed time with her family and grandchildren and spent time at the Warren Senior Center. She also had a great love of pets. Her family is very grateful for the care she received at the Warren Cancer Center.

Jean is survived by her 3 children – Michael Riche of Warren, PA, Beth A. St. Thomas and her husband, James, of Odum, GA, and Cheryl M. Riche and her husband, Robert G. Wilson, of N. Warren, PA; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 1 brother – John Cartwright of Kane, PA, and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Raymond J. Cartwright and Thomas E. Cartwright.


Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, from 10am until 11am at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. Steven Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Paws Along The River, 212 Elm St., Warren, PA, 16365. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com