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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Belfast, Houghton, Oramel Dispatched for Trailer Fire

At 8:08 PM on Saturday, Belfast, Houghton, Oramel and fast team respond to a reported fully involved structure fire on Route 19 in Caneadea. Reported trailer.

Write In Larry Hinrichsen For Potter County Commissioner

 A Promotional Booklet for Potter County

Our booklet will say “Welcome to God’s Country, Potter County”. The advertising booklet now puts us on the short “end of the stick” by leaving out “God’s Country”. This is Potter Counties trade mark known all over the country. Our booklet will not leave out the towns of northern Potter County. Where Genesee would be there is now an arrow pointing to Wellsville NY. Shinglehouse is not shown at all on the map as are other smaller towns. Theses towns should be represented as well as the larger towns. This will show shoppers where the smaller towns are in Potter County.
This booklet would be free to the people of Potter County. In the past, this booklet listed more than fifty churches. The present advertising booklet shows one church.

Vote for Larry Hinrichsen for Potter County Commissioner as a write in.

Your Safety

Potter County can use me to protect your back for your safety. Diana and I have always been dedicated to the community fighting for organic food on a national level. In 2004 the “Dam Show” was kicked out of Austin by the people of Austin because of safety issues. We thought they had learned their lesson and gave them the Genesee Environmental Center to use for free. When the event took place they put underage children as their security force. After the show, I attended a meeting in Coudersport. I mentioned that they should have a mature safety force. Their response was they should throw me out “on the double yellow line “ in front of the court house. I left the meeting. Shortly after that the Genesee Natural Foods truck was stolen. Thanks to the Pennsylvania State Police, they recovered the truck. There were two hang man nooses hung on the rear view mirror. Not only did they recover the truck, they kept our company from going out of business. Our employees continued to receive their paychecks from 2005 to 2018. Also the the Potter County D A office looked into the matter which encouraged us to stay in business. This was a political crime.

Vote for Larry Hinrichsen for Potter County Commissioner, a write in.

A Creative Co-Op Plan for a Potter County Park System

We need a county park system that will make money for the general fund and improves the environment for the area. A year round swimming pool of clear mountain spring water would help do this. The quality of life this facility will provide will be enriching. It would encourage people in the high tech world to want to come live here.

Out door camping with great facilities is being sort after by many folks living in the cities. A co-op plan with the state, residents would pay a dollar, non residents, who would stay at the motels, would pay ten dollars. If you stayed at a state park you would receive a discount at this facility and the state would receive a “finders fee”. Let’s work together and make this a reality.

Vote for Larry Hinrichsen for Potter County Commissioner as a write in.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, October 18, 2019 The latest news from the State Capitol

This email includes:
  • Would You Enter a Burning Building?
  • How We’re Thanking Our Emergency Responders
  • CWD Update
  • Veterans, We’re Here for You!
  • Recognizing Our Future Leaders
  • Keeping Our Students Safe

Would You Enter a Burning Building?

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My fellow House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee members and I recently took part in a fire training exercise to get a taste of what our volunteer firefighters experience in the line of duty.

The experience gives me even more reason to say thank you to our emergency responders for all they do and sacrifice for our communities in time of need.


How We’re Thanking Our Emergency Responders


Over the next two weeks, the House will be taking up a package of legislation to benefit PA's “Helpers and Heroes” - our fire companies and emergency medical service providers who do so much for us.

As a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I've already seen a number of these bills and voted to advance them to the House floor. The subjects range from helping emergency responders with recruitment and retention of volunteers to giving them tools that allow them to better perform their tasks.

You can help too by supporting your local fire and ambulance companies. These volunteers are performing an incredible service for us, and there is a cost that comes with what they do.


CWD Update


On Monday, Oct. 28, the PA Game Commission will host an informational presentation on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Clearfield Fairgrounds' Agriculture Building, 5615 Park St., Clearfield, beginning at 7 p.m.

This is one in a series of statewide events designed to inform the public about CWD, which poses a serious threat to the state’s deer and elk.

The program will consist of a 30-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

There is no cost to attend the presentation, and you do not need to register in advance in order to attend.

Veterans, We’re Here for You!


Recognizing Our Future Leaders

Congratulations to Scott Lewis, whose Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held Sunday at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Wilcox.

Keeping Our Students Safe

More than $7 million in competitive, statewide Safe Schools Targeted Grants for the 2019-20 school year were awarded today.

The types of grants are divided into four categories of use - prevention and reduction of violent incidents (program grants), purchase of safety and security-related items (equipment grants), and training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

These schools, which have students in the district I represent, received the following grants:

• DuBois Area SD - $24,971.86 Equipment Grant and a $20,000 Program Grant
• DuBois Central Catholic - $22,372.50 Equipment Grant
• DuBois Christian - $16,416.61 Equipment Grant

DuBois takes fourth consecutive win in BEST Robotics

DuBois Area High School students raise their flag in celebration after winning first place in the Penn State DuBois BEST Robotics Competition on Saturday.
DuBOIS – DuBois Area High School has taken the top spot in the BEST Robotics Contest at Penn State DuBois for the fourth year in a row. Taking first place in BEST means the team's performance in robotics, their engineering design notebook, marketing plan, and other areas of the competition were all tallied and combined for a total score. This gives DuBois a bid to advance to the regional competition planned for December 7, and 8, in Denver, Colorado.

First place in the individual robotics portion went to Mentor Christian School, from Mentor, Ohio. Taking first in robotics also gets Mentor a bid to the regionals in Colorado.

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) took place on Saturday, October 19,
in the campus gymnasium. This year’s theme was titled “Off the Grid” and was based on a scenario where a natural disaster has taken out the supply of electricity to an area. In the simulation students were required to use their robots to repair the electrical grid.

BEST provides all necessary parts and equipment for teams to build a robot that they can use to run a course and perform specified tasks. The robot must be built within a six-week time frame. On the days of the contest, all teams run the course, competing for the best times and course completion. Through participation in this project-based program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. The goal is to better prepare these students for further education and careers in STEM fields, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The learning opportunities with BEST don't stop at STEM fields. Teams also compete and receive awards for other areas of the project, which include marketing, exhibition, an engineering notebook, sportsmanship, team spirit, and more.

“The greatest thing about BEST Robotics is how it brings together people with different skills and teaches them that each person has talents, whether it’s graphic arts, programming, marketing, building, or leadership skills, that are all equally important to the success of an organization,” said Stephen Feldbauer, instructor in the Penn State DuBois engineering programs, and coordinator for BEST at Penn State DuBois.

Schools participating in Penn State DuBois BEST this year were Altoona High School; Bethlehem Center High School; Cranberry Area School District; DuBois Area High School; Mentor Christian School, from Mentor, Ohio; Oil City School District; The Tatnall School, from Wilmington, Delaware; Redbank Valley High School; and Redeemer Lutheran School.

Other awards included Best Notebook: Cranberry Area; Marketing: Cranberry Area; Spirit and Sportsmanship: DuBois; Team Exhibit and Interview: DuBois; Best T-Shirt: Cranberry Area; Best Team Flag: Cranberry Area; Founders Award: DuBois; Most Robust Robot: DuBois.

BEST Executive Director Michael Steiner attended Game Day at Penn State DuBois, as he did for the kick-off event in September. Steiner oversees the entire nation-wide organization, based out of Pittsburgh, including 47 hubs, more than 900 schools, and nearly 30,000 students participating each year. He praised the DuBois hub for its organization, talented students, and exciting atmosphere.

“The reason I’m here is that I see in every one of you an amazing scientist or engineer,” Steiner told the students. “I believe in you, and I want to see you go forward and succeed.”

BEST at Penn State DuBois is made possible by Platinum Sponsor Miller Fabrication Solutions, Silver Sponsors Atlas Pressed Metals and Comtec Manufacturing, Inc, and Bronze Sponsor Eastern Sintered Alloys, Inc.

Coudersport Ambulance to South Main Street

At 1:47 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance called to South Main Street for a man fallen.

Today's Events; See more events on lower right sidebar of blog.

10-19/25/26 Haunted Barns, Fairgrounds, Smethport, PA

10-19/25/26 Haunted Barns, Fairgrounds, Smethport, PA

10-19/20 Allegany Artisans Tour, Belmont, NY

10-19 Seneca Chapter of Trout Unlimited: Bar Flies at Port Freeze

10-19 Ham & Turkey Party, Port Allegany Fire Dept.

10-19 Harvest Dinner at Genesee United Methodist Church

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swn Prod Co Llc in Franklin Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-15 to Swn Prod Co Llc in Franklin Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a73(b) - GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION - Operator failed to prevent gas, oil, brine, completion and servicing fluids, and any other fluids or materials from below the casing seat from entering fresh groundwater, and prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Swn Prod Co Llc in Franklin Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-10-15 to Swn Prod Co Llc in Franklin Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Lafayette & Corydon Dispatched To Crash on Rt. 59.

At 11:02 AM on Saturday, Lafayette & Corydon dispatched to crash on Rt. 59 a mile east of the ranger station. One person is reported injured.

Knell's Sport Shop in Port Allegany Is Liquidating All Inventory of Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Items

Tri- County Connections Seeking Central Office Technician

IU9 Positions Immediately Available For 2019-2010 School Year

Shinglehouse Fire & Ambulance Annual Halloween Party Friday, Octoberv 25th at The Fire Hall

D. E. & Ada Smith Estate Auction Saturday, Oct. 26th in Genesee, PA

Health Ride Plus Is Looking For Drivers To Join Our Team

Immediate Need For Full Time Deli Manager at Coudersport Shop n' Save

Check out these Great Deals on vehicles at Bokman's of Wellsville, Ny

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AVFD 4th Annual Gun Bash Tickets Are Now Available

Call James Young In Bradford To Save Money On All Kinds Of Insurance Needs

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Is Open Saturday & Sunday Through Oct. 27th in Ulysses

Open Arms Trunk or Treat Set for Oct. 26, 2019 on Port Allegany Town Square

Friday, October 18, 2019

Dr. Mazen Fouany, MD, FACOG, Co-Authors Article

October 18, 2017 ·

Mazen Fouany, MD, FACOG, a board-certified OB/GYN, Medical Director of maternity and children's services at Cole Memorial and Assistant Professor of the Lock Haven University Physician Assistant Program co-authored an article to appear in the Encyclopedia of Reproduction, 2nd Edition. Read more at

Daniel T. “Dan” Martelle, 62, Wellsville, NY

Daniel T. “Dan” Martel

Wellsville, NY - It took a long time – more than 18 years, in fact – but cancer finally got the best of Daniel T. “Dan” Martelle, who died October 18 at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville, N.Y., surrounded by his family. He was 62.

It's hard to briefly summarize such a full life. Dan, who was born in Scarborough, Me., and relocated with his family to Wellsville in 1965, was for decades a fixture among Wellsville’s brigades of first responders. He began with the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps at age 16 and remained involved with volunteer services until 2018.

Among his roles: President and first assistant rescue chief of the WVAC, member of the Genesee Hose Company/Wellsville Fire Company, trainer of emergency responders in rescue, and more recently a trainer for police departments in how to handle encounters with autistic people and others who may not be able to respond to their questions. He was joined in many of those volunteer efforts by his wife Karen (Curtis), making them a potent combination of selfless help to others. Dan also served a term on the Wellsville Central School District board of education and was a former member of the village zoning board.

But Dan’s most enjoyable volunteer role was as co-founder and CEO of Race Services Inc., which provided the rescue team and other volunteers at the Watkins Glen International race track, where he, Karen and a shifting posse of relatives and friends spent nearly every summer weekend camping at night – bonfire, anyone? – and directing all emergency services for race teams and fans during the day. Dan also traveled around the country to work as a firefighter/medic on Rescue 91 with the Sports Car Club of America’s pro series.

Of course, the nature of volunteer work means those passions went unpaid, at least in dollars, so Dan made his living through a series of jobs including a stint as a Wellsville village police officer, running his own business inspecting and charging fire extinguishers, working with his father, Mickey Martelle, at the family’s Right Now Printing on Wellsville’s Main Street, and, since 1993, as a cell-site technician, most recently for AT&T, a job that had him scrambling across hillsides in all manner of weather to keep cell towers alive.

But it was volunteer work that invigorated Dan, a manifestation of his defining spirit of generosity. A case in point: When he and Karen took guardianship of their autistic grandson, Ryan, they converted their backyard into a playscape which they made available to other families with special needs children.

In fact, Dan and Ryan developed an unusually deep bond despite the generational, and communications, divide, and in many ways each helped the other expand their worlds.

Over the years, Dan assembled an extensive collection of tools in the workshop he built in the family’s backyard, and readily granted access to friends and neighbors who happened to have a little project that needed a router or a belt sander or a small drill press. He and Karen also hosted regular barbecues and informal gatherings around their backyard fire pit through which they fed and entertained a revolving group of family, neighbors and friends.

It was around the firepit, in fact, where firepit buff J.R. Rummel (Dan’s doctor, neighbor and fellow woodworker) teamed up with Dan to create the Martelle Marshmallow Institute, an uncredentialled school of lesser learning designed to craft exotic, and occasionally, high-octane S’mores.

Dan for a time also was a semi-avid deer hunter, venturing out in the woods each fall with Mickey and his friends. But Dan and Mick were more interested in the camaraderie than in the hunting. In fact, Dan only dropped one deer during all those excursions – a small buck that ran right at him.

“I shot it in self-defense,” he said.

Over time, Dan and Mickey realized their favorite part of the outings was lunch afterward, so they dropped the hunting and just went to lunch. They reached the same conclusion about golf, eventually skipping the nature walks in search of lost balls to proceed directly to beef on weck.

Dan enjoyed a wide circle of friends, including – in addition to the Rummel family – Jim, Susan, Scott and Jamie Cicirello; Sylvia Masin, Tom Kristoffersen and family, and far too many others to list.

Dan is survived by his wife, Karen, whom he married August 20, 1976, and their children Becky of Horseheads, and Katie and Chris (Jeana) of Wellsville; grandchildren Ryan, Matthew, Tripp and Harlee, all of Wellsville; his mother, Dorothy Martelle of Wellsville; siblings Scott (Margaret) of Irvine, Ca., Lisa (Joe Harvey) of Pasadena, Md., Craig (Tammy) of Conestoga, Pa., and Jen (Steve) Heicklin of Medford Lakes, N.J.; sister-in-law Carol Howard of Virginia and Chuck (Joan) of Perkiomenville, Pa.; and a small village of nieces, nephews, and extended family in Maine.

Dan was predeceased by his father, Mickey, in 2015, and a brother, Michael, in 1956.

Visiting hours will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday (Oct. 25) at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home at 34 West State Street, Wellsville. The funeral will begin with visiting hours from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (Oct. 26) at The Presbyterian Church of Wellsville, 68 North Main Street, followed by a memorial service at noon and then a reception. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville, the Allegany Arc, or to an organization of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit

Roulette Ambulance to Railroad Avenue

At 7:50 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Railroad Avenue for a fall victim.


FIRST News Now

FNN Article Update © 2019.

MANSFIELD, PA - Mansfield fire and ambulance personnel responded to a reported pedestrian struck by a vehicle around 10:42PM on Thursday evening, October 17, 2019.

It has been learned that a young female was ran over by her boyfriend after the couple had an argument outside their home, according to information FNN collected.

The female was struck at the residence located at 15324 Route 6 in Richmond Township, where she lived with her boyfriend.

It was stated to FNN, that the victim was first struck by the vehicle's side mirror when Starks was behind the wheel, next Starks backed the vehicle over the woman's foot, causing serious injuries and then he drove away, leaving his girlfriend laying in the driveway bleeding.

The injured female was able to get herself back into the home, where she called 911 for help.

The victim was transported by Mansfield ambulance crew to Williamsport Hospital, where doctors are hoping to save the female's foot.

The boyfriend, 26-year-old, Alan Michael Starks of Mansfield, was taken into custody sometime on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Starks has been charged with the following;
* Aggravated Assault with a Vehicle - Felony in the Third Degree.
* Aggravated Assault - Felony in the Second Degree.
* Aggravated Assault - Felony in the First Degree.
* Simple Assault - Misdemeanor in the Second Degree.

Starks was unable to post the monetary bail of $7,500 and was placed in the Tioga County Prison.

Mary Lou Perkins, 87, of Shinglehouse, PA

Mary Lou Perkins
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Mary Lou Perkins, 87, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 18, 2019, after a long illness.

Born on Saturday, December 5, 1931 in Oxford, Alabama, she was a daughter of James Franklin and Van Dora Bailey Walker. On August 10, 1963 in Talladega, Alabama, she married Louis A. “Louie” Perkins, who passed away on March 22, 2019.

Mary Lou graduated from high school in Anniston, Alabama. She had been employed in the cafeteria for the Oswayo Valley School District in Shinglehouse and for many years, along with her husband, had owned and operated Perkins Air Tools.

Mary Lou was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a member of Eureka Chapter #52 OES in Shinglehouse where she served as Worthy Matron three times. She served as an Appointed Grand Chapter Member numerous times, was also a past District Deputy Grand Matron, and past Grand Representative to Kentucky. She enjoyed quilting, reading, and word search puzzles.

Surviving are two daughters, Becky E. Ebbert of Allegany, N.Y. and Sharon A. Dean of Pelham, Alabama; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Chandler of Heflin, Alabama; two sisters, Jean Donahue and Edith (Paul) Trammell, both of Anniston, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Lou was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Gail Snyder; four sisters, Lillie Morris, Sara Mobley, Laura Reaves, and Gladys Owens; and a son-in-law, Bill Ebbert.

Family and friends may call from 9 am to 11 am on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 120 Academy Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 am with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eleven Mile Cemetery, Chrystal.

Members of Eureka Chapter #52 OES will conduct a memorial service at 10:45 am on Monday in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Mary Lou had entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, share a fond memory or view a video tribute of Mary Lou, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

Tiadaghton Audubon Society to Present Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Robyn Graboski and Live Animal Ambassadors Saturday, Oct. 19

Robyn Graboski is shown with Andromeda, a red-tailed hawk she will be bringing to Wellsboro on Saturday, Oct. 19.
On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m., the Tiadaghton Audubon Society is presenting "Take a Walk on the Wild Side," a one-hour program for children and adults in the Wellsboro High School Auditorium at the Wellsboro High School administration building at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro. This program is free and open to the public.

Robyn Graboski, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and the founder of Centre Wildlife Care in Centre County, Pa. will bring live animal ambassadors with her to Wellsboro and talk about some of her wildlife rehabilitation experiences and about Centre Wildlife Care. Among the animal ambassadors she is bringing will be Andromeda, a red-tailed hawk; Bobbles, a barred owl; Petunia, a skunk; Cammo, a snapping turtle; and Onyx, a black snake.

As the executive director of Centre Wildlife Care, Mrs Graboski currently oversees the professional care of more than 1,500 compromised wild animals each year and provides educational programs about bunnies to bald eagles with a staff of approximately 50 volunteers. All species of native wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are brought to CWC from more than half of Pennsylvania.

Centre Wildlife Care operates with s volunteer staff and donations. An area will be set up near the auditorium for those who would like to bring items to donate to the program. For a list of needed supplies for CWC, visit and look for the wish list.

Mrs. Graboski holds permits from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Fish and Boat Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to rehabilitate wildlife and use live animals in educational outreach. She has taught classes on wildlife rehabilitation and nutrition nationally and internationally. In addition to doing educational programs in person, she has a TV segment called “Wildlife Wednesday” where she talks about animals in her care and their natural history.

For many years while she was rehabilitating wildlife, Mrs. Graboski worked full-time and part-time as a veterinary technician and as a research assistant at Penn State University in the areas of physiology and nutrition.

Mrs. Graboski is a member of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Council, an advisory committee to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. She has received awards for her work, such as the Eckerd 100 Salute to Women Award, Outstanding Citizen award from the State College Jaycees 2003 and the Central PA 4th Fest America’s Got Heroes award in 2017.

She earned a bachelor's degree in Animal BioScience with an emphasis on animal nutrition from the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University in 1984 and has been professionally rehabilitating wildlife since 1988.

Those who want to learn more about the Tiadaghton Audubon Society are welcome to attend the organization's monthly business meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 in the Old Music Room at the Wellsboro High School administration building at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro. This meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact or or email or call Sean or Robin Minnick at (570) 948-9052.

Drowsy Maggie to Perform on Friday, Oct. 18

On Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Drowsy Maggie will perform a mix of Americana, old-time, folk, bluegrass and Celtic music, both instrumental and vocal arrangements, in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

This band includes five musicians. Danny Shipe and Molly Cary are both lead and harmony vocalists with Cary playing guitar and Shipe playing guitar and banjo. Daria Lin-Guelig plays hammered dulcimer and concertina; Carl Conn, the fiddle, flute and whistles; and Bruce Smith, bass.

Lin-Guelig and Conn have been playing together for eight years. Smith has been with them for five years, Shipe for four years, and Cary for three years.

Their setlist includes both new selections and old favorites by musicians such as Nanci Griffith's "Crazy Horse, Deadwood, South Dakota", "Don't Think Twice" by Brandi Carlile, "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young, "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" by Patty Loveless, and old standards such as "Jolene" as well as new Celtic instrumental standards.

For this BYOB concert, audience members are invited to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and sit at tables with family and friends to relax and enjoy the music. Admission is $15. To reserve a table at no extra charge, purchase tickets or for more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

William W. “Billy” Goode, 59, of Shinglehouse, PA

William W. Goode
“beloved son, brother and uncle”

William W. “Billy” Goode, 59, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away with his loving family by his side in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, after a brief illness.

Born on Saturday, June 18, 1960 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of Allyn W. and Shirley A. Smith Goode.

Billy was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, Class of 1978. While in school, he was a member of the Rifle team. 

Billy was employed for 40 years by McGraw Edison, which became Cooper Power Systems, and lastly became Eaton in Olean, N.Y., retiring due to ill health.

An avid fisherman, Billy traveled to Florida to fish. He traveled with his “Shinglehouse fishing buddies” to Oneida Lake and with his late brother, Mike, and their friends to Black Lake and to the Adirondacks. He and his best buddy, David Kotarski, fished together at every opportunity. He also enjoyed hunting, but fishing was his true passion.

Surviving besides his mother of Millport are a sister, Debbie (Bill) Clark of Hebron Center; a brother, Tom Goode of Eleven Mile; a sister-in-law, Robin Goode of Shinglehouse; a brother-in-law, Bill Shelp of Shinglehouse; seven nephews; three nieces; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his father, Billy was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Shelp; and a brother, Mike Goode.

In keeping with Billy’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Eleven Mile Cemetery, Chrystal.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 186, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Billy’s family has entrusted his 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 Billy, please visit or the funeral home’s Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

Seneca Highlands IU9 To Host Documentary "Intelligent Lives" at Coudersport Theatre on Oct. 23rd

Schedule Announced for Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

It’s back! The Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration returns to Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 4:30-8:30 PM. With activities for younger kids and frights for the adults and older kids, this popular Halloween event is a spook-tacular deal at just $10.00 per carload. Admission fee includes haunted trail, hayride, bonfire and more.

The evening of fun begins with activities and games for younger children from 4:30-6:00 PM. Children and their families can create make-and-take crafts, play fun games for prizes, or take a walk through the less-scary daytime version of the trail.

Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show begins at 6:00 PM in the classroom of the Wildlife Center. Bwana Jim, from Shinglehouse, PA, will bring an assortment of exotic animals including armadillos, wallabies, snakes, and birds, and share his knowledge of these animals in a fun, witty, and entertaining show for all ages.

At 7:00 PM, the “Full-Terror” version of the Haunted Trail opens for older children and adults. Spiders, ghosts, zombies, and the chainsaw guy have all returned, plus other creepy characters that are sure to stir up the Halloween spirit.

Hayrides and a bonfire will run from 4:30-6:00 PM and from 7:00-8:30 PM. Refreshments will be sold by the students of Austin School throughout the event.

The Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration event will be held, rain or shine, at the Park Office and Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 26, from 4:30-8:30 PM. Trail covers about one-half mile over uneven ground. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, dress for the outdoors, and be prepared to be scared.

For more information about the Haunted Trail or other programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or email

Everett J. “Coopy” Cooper, 79, a resident of Youngsville, PA

Everett J. “Coopy” Cooper

Everett J. “Coopy” Cooper, 79, a resident of Youngsville, PA., died peacefully Friday morning, October 18, 2019. 

He was born June 18, 1940 in Westfield, PA., to the late Almond H. and Edith Marie Grover Cooper. He was employed several years with Crossett Inc.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. McCool Cooper, 4 Children – Robert J. Cooper and wife, Sue of Scandia, PA., Raymond S. Cooper and wife, Brenda, Robin M. Gage and husband, Bryan all of Warren, PA., Jason S. Cooper and wife, Beth of Avon, IN., 1 Sister – Carol A. Carter Sarasota, FL, 9 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Gage.

There will be no visitation hours observed. A private family gathering will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. 

 Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or at website

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

McKean County 4-H Youth Qualify for 2019 PA State 4-H Horse Show

The District VIII 4-H Horse Show was held on September 6-7 at the Centre Hall Grange Fairgrounds. Youth from McKean, Potter, Elk, Jefferson, Clearfield, Warren, and Forrest counties competed for the top spots for a chance to qualify for the state horse show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from October 25th-27th.

McKean County had 7 qualifiers who will be competing at the State 4-H Horse Show!

Bethany Bednez qualified with her miniature horse in English Grooming & Showmanship 

Senior, Miniature Horse Obstacle Trail Senior, and Miniature Horse Jumping.

Allison Deiter qualified with her pony in Cutback Ponies Junior.

Hailley Edgreen qualified with her pony in Barrel Race Ponies Senior.

Grace Finn qualified in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat Intermediate and Breed Type Hunter Under Saddle Horses Junior.

Jesse Gould qualified in both his classes. He will be competing with his horse in Therapeutic Riding Minimum Assistance and Obstacle Trail Minimum Assistance.

Reese Kinney qualified with two horses. Her miniature horse will be competing in Miniature Horse Obstacle Trail Junior and her riding horse in Barrel Race Ponies Junior.

Bre’aunnaTronetti qualified with her pony in Raised Bow Keyhole Ponies Senior, Barrel Race Ponies Senior, and Pole Bending Ponies Senior.

Online Voting Set for Paint the Plow Program in North Central Region

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) north central region invites the public to vote on eight plows decorated by high school students as part of the “Paint the Plow” program.

“Paint the Plow” is a statewide outreach aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fostering appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity.

Earlier this year, PennDOT invited high school students across the nine counties of District 2 to paint plow blades based on the statewide theme “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” The theme was chosen to highlight the importance of taking precautions before traveling in wintry weather. Allowing for extra travel time helps drivers arrive to their destinations safely.

Students from Bellefonte High School in Centre County, Cameron County High School, Central Mountain High School and Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in Clinton County, Coudersport High School in Potter County, and Clearfield Alliance Christian School, DuBois Central Catholic High School, and Harmony High School in Clearfield County all participated this year in District 2’s competition. District 2 serves Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties.

A new voting format has been introduced for the 2019 “Paint the Plow” program. Members of the public can vote for their favorite plow through the PennDOT website at by clicking on the “Paint the Plow” icon. Voters will be taken to a survey site where they can pick their favorite plow. The plow photo that receives the most votes between October 21 and 11:59 P.M. October 27 will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.”

Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to promote voting. PennDOT will also post the pictures on Facebook in the album labeled 2019 Paint the Plow – District 2, however responses on social media will not count toward the voting totals this year.

The plows have been on display in their home counties—most at PennDOT’s County Maintenance offices. During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain area roadways. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” honor that will be determined by a panel of judges.


T & R Enterprise USA Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due to Insanitary Conditions

T & R Enterprise USA Inc., a St. Louis, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 118,000 pounds of meat and poultry egg roll products that were produced and packed under insanitary conditions. Read more...

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to Voluntarily Recall a Single Lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States
Out of an abundance of caution, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) announced that it is initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test indicating the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than 0.00002%) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. Despite the low levels reported and in full cooperation and collaboration with the FDA, JJCI is initiating this voluntary recall of Lot #22318RB of Johnson’s Baby Powder, from which the tested sample was taken.

JJCI has a rigorous testing standard in place to ensure its cosmetic talc is safe and years of testing, including the FDA’s own testing on prior occasions--and as recently as last month--found no asbestos. Thousands of tests over the past 40 years repeatedly confirm that our consumer talc products do not contain asbestos. Our talc comes from ore sources confirmed to meet our stringent specifications that exceed industry standards. Not only do we and our suppliers routinely test to ensure our talc does not contain asbestos, our talc has also been tested and confirmed to be asbestos-free by a range of independent laboratories, universities and global health authorities.

MawMaw's Chicken Pies Recalls Chicken and Meat Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

MawMaw's Chicken Pies, a Kernersville, N.C. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken pie and meatloaf products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Read more....

Pride of Florida Recalls Beef Products due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Pride of Florida, a Raiford, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 64,797 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Read more...

George’s Prepared Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork and Turkey Products due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

George’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Read more....

Otto & Rew Dispatched For ATV Accident At Majestic Trails

At 3:45 PM on Friday, Otto Township & Rew have been dispatched to Majestic Trails for an ATV accident with one patient injured.  Reported to be on the dirt track about a mile back in.

Robert E. Rudolph, 74, of 148 Lynch Road, St. Marys, PA

Robert E. Rudolph

Robert E. Rudolph, 74, of 148 Lynch Road, St. Marys, PA, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, at his residence, after a brief illness.

He was born March 14, 1945, in Ridgway, son of the late Charles and Laura Brown Rudolph. Bob was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1963, and also a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College. He was a retired employee of Osram Sylvania, retiring in 2008 after more than 30 years of service.

On April 22, 2011, in Williamsport, Bob married Sharon Goetz, who preceded him in death on November 5, 2011.

Bob is survived by four daughters, Melissa Zimmer (Rick) of Erie, Justine Fox (Joseph) of Shippenville, Renee Hepburn (Paul Hornung) of Shippenville, and Julie Rudolph (Zoltan Laska) of St. Marys; and by nine grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, Zachary, Joe, Riley, Jackson, Bradyn, Spencer, and Nathan.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Ellsworth “Rudy” Rudolph and Charles “Chuck“ Rudolph; and by a nephew, Chuckie Rudolph. He was the last member of his immediate family.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Dan Reigel officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning, from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be offered at

Maureen M. Fredrickson, 68, of 120 Swede Street, Dagus Mines, PA

Maureen M. Fredrickson

Maureen M. Fredrickson, 68, of 120 Swede Street, Dagus Mines, PA, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a brief illness.

She was born January 27, 1951, in St. Marys, daughter of the late George R. and Clara Wilhelm Fox. Maureen was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1968. She was a retired employee of Morgan AM&T, retiring in 2013.

On January 16, 1971, in the Sacred Heart Church, Maureen married Albert W. Fredrickson, who survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Missy Jesberger and her husband Eric of Dagus Mines and Krista Nelson and her husband Jason of Ridgway; a son, Adam M. Fredrickson and his wife April of Dagus Mines; one granddaughter, Chloe Jesberger; and by two brothers, Bruce A. Fox and his wife Judy and John M. Fox and his wife Linda, both of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, Maureen was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L. Fox and at birth, Bruce Robert Fox.

Maureen was a member of the St. Boniface Church. She enjoyed cooking and swimming in her pool.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Justin Pino officiating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday morning, from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.

Online condolences may be offered at

Betty J. Lyle, 95, of 4 Gallup Avenue, Mt. Jewett, PA

Betty J. Lyle

Betty J. Lyle, 95, of 4 Gallup Avenue, Mt. Jewett, PA, died late Friday morning, October 18, 2019 at her home.

Born September 22, 1924 in Kane, she was the daughter of Victor R. and Bess M. Watterson Lantz. She had been married to Alfred Holmberg, who died in 1973, then to Wells Lyle, who died in 1999.

Betty had worked at the former Suzanne Shoppe in Kane as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church, the Mt. Jewett American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star in Smethport for over sixty years, where she had also served as Past Matron.

Surviving are two daughters Susan Jefferds and Nadine (Gene) Staiger, both of Mt. Jewett; a son John (Jacque) Holmberg of Erie; a sister Dot Sluga of Kane; a stepson Skip (Judy) Lyle and a stepdaughter Karen Lyle, both of Kane. Seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and ten great step-great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her husbands and parents, by her son Kenneth Holmberg, grandson Ian McCloskey, brothers Victor and Carl Lantz and her sister Beaty Cunningham.

Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00, and on Monday at the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church from 1:00 until 2:00, at which time a service will be held there with the rev. Cindy Duffee, pastor of the Mt. Jewett – Hazel Hurst United Methodist Churches, officiating. Interment will follow in Nebo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ian McCloskey Memorial Fund at any Hamlin Bank location; the Mt. Jewett Memorial Library, P.O. Box Y, or the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church, Boyd Street, both in Mt. Jewett, PA 16740.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Dr. Tony Gaskew, professor of criminal justice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will take part in a panel discussion in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.

The discussion, “When Government Kills: State Violence and Youth Movements” is part of an international conference at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, Oct. 24 through Oct. 26.

Kent State’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies is sponsoring the conference as part of

Activities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, shooting by the Ohio National Guard of Kent State students during a demonstration against the U.S. wars in Vietnam and Cambodia, and the occupation of the Kent State campus by the Ohio National Guard.

“The horrific shootings that took place during the student-led protests at Kent State University in 1970, are a sober reminder that the threat of state violence has always existed in one form or another on college campuses,” Gaskew said.

“As Kwame Ture once noted, students on a college campus play a vital role in society, serving as the gatekeepers of revolutionary change. The state has always feared this reality. This is true today, just as it was 60 years ago.”

The other experts in the discussion include Christine Nobliss, a Plains Cree-Salteaux from the George Gordon First Nation in Canada who is active with Standing Rock youth activists; Dr. Thomas Grace, a nationally recognized historian and one of the Kent State University students shot by the Ohio National Guard; and Sibley Hawkins, program officer at the International Center for Transitional Justice at Kent State University.

Gaskew is director of the criminal justice program at Pitt-Bradford and has more than 20 years of policing experience. He is a Fulbright Hays Fellow and is the founding director of the Prison Education Program, where he has created post-secondary education initiatives in prisons since 2007.

Gaskew garnered national recognition when he was selected by the White House and the Obama administration to serve on a criminal justice roundtable. Over the past several years, he has spearheaded numerous grant-funded research projects that have examined the impact of systemic racism within the policing culture and the broader criminal justice system, and new pedagogical platforms in post-secondary prison education programming.

He is the author of two books, “Policing Muslim American Communities” and “Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility.” His upcoming third book project, “Stop Trying to Fix Policing: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines,” is a critical examination of community-controlled alternatives to policing in America.

Grants Available to Help Farmers and Small Businesses Save Money and Reduce Pollution

Harrisburg, PA – Grant funding for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects for small business owners and farmers is still available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through the Small Business Advantage Grant program.

“This grant program was created with small businesses and farmers in mind. There are tremendous monetary savings available to Pennsylvania’s small business entrepreneurs by installing energy-efficient equipment, such as LED lighting, and Energy Star rated HVAC and boilers,” said Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Pennsylvania farmers can also benefit from these grants by receiving support for undertaking projects to help them divert sediment and nutrient runoff from our waterways.”

Pennsylvania farmers and other small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for the grants. Projects must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 percent annually in energy consumption, or pollution-related expenses. Natural resource protection projects are exempt from the minimums; however, the projects must be able to quantify sediment and nutrient reductions into nearby waterways.

“Clean water and healthy soil are the keys to sustaining our farms and feeding our communities,” Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. “These grants are an investment in our future, and I encourage Pennsylvania farmers to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching funds for equipment or materials, up to $7,000, when adopting energy-efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be accepted until fiscal year 2019-20 funds are exhausted, or April 12, 2020, whichever occurs first.

The complete grant application package, which includes step-by-step instructions for completing the online application as well as all related forms, is available by visiting the DEP Small Business Ombudsman’s Office site.

To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office, call 717-772-5160 or email