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Saturday, November 2, 2019

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11-3 Senior Thanksgiving Dinner, Coudersport Legion

11-3 Senior Thanksgiving Dinner, Coudersport Legion

11-3 Bingo @ Port Allegany VFW

11-3 Bingo @ Port Allegany VFW

11-4 Talk Baby, Coudersport

11-4 Talk Baby, Coudersport

Raymond E. Whitmer, better known as Ray, of Waterford, PA

Raymond E. Whitmer

Raymond E. Whitmer, better known as Ray, of Waterford, PA, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at home. He was born on January 17, 1932 in Emporium, PA to the late Charles and Ruth Logan Whitmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Louise Zwald.

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Marilyn Duncan Whitmer, and their children- Kirk Whitmer (Kerstin) of Wuppertal, Germany, and Janel Amodio (Ignazio) of Toms River, NJ; three grandchildren- Pietro and Niko Amodio, and Clara Whitmer; a brother, Charles Whitmer (Loyce) of Anderson, CA; several nieces and nephews, and many other that called him “Dad Whitmer”.

Korean War Veteran
Ray had a full life- he graduated from Emporium High School, Clarion State Teachers College, and Penn State University. He served in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and became a Korean War veteran of the 1st Marine Division Association. He was an elementary teacher and principal for 34 years in the Bradford Area and Fort LeBoeuf Schools, retiring in 1993.

His memberships included Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford since 1970, the VFW Post #6221 Emporium, PA, American Legion Post #285 in Waterford, and the Masonic Blue Lodge #749 F & AM Bradford, Coudersport Consistory. In 1971 he joined the Waterford Lions Club and held many offices including King Lion. The Club presented him with the Melvin Jones Award, the Fellow Award, and Joseph L. Wroblewski Award.

Ray spent much of his time reading, especially books on history. Sports were high on his list including all Ft. LeBoeuf sports, the Pirates and Steelers, and, of course, Penn State University, his favorite. He also enjoyed using his metal detector.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 4th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford. A funeral service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Tori Heath. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Asbury Church or a charity of choice.

Wallet Lost in Coudersport Between Dollar General in Town & the Hospital

I was wondering if you could make a post about my sister in law lost wallet. She lost it in Coudersport somewhere between the Dollar General in town and the hospital. It is sliver with black cats on it. It has all of her stuff in it. If someone finds it please contact her on Facebook or call 814-320-0611. Her name is Tiffany Blauvelt. Thanks

Roger Harrison Johnson, 78, of Warren, PA

Roger Harrison Johnson

Roger Harrison Johnson, 78, of Warren, PA., died peacefully, Friday afternoon, November 1, 2019 at his residence. 

He was born October 18, 1941 in Warren, PA. Roger was the son of the late Vernon and Helen Tirak-Gaydos Johnson. Roger was raised in Bradford, PA. until he was in the 10th grade. He had great childhood memories of playing with one of his best friends, his brother, Robert. 

The family then moved to Sheffield, PA., where he graduated from Sheffield High School Class of 1959. Upon graduation, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy Air Corp as an Aviation Machinist Mate. He was certified in engine maintenance of the P2V7 Airplane which flew with Patrol Squadron 11. While in the service he earned a good conduct medal, serving from June 25, 1959 to October 17, 1962 when he was honorably discharged.
US Navy Air Corps

After his service to his country and those he served with, he felt he could be of service to his community. He became a Police Officer with the Warren Police Department. When family came along, he felt that he needed to be direct all his energies into his family and therefore moved onto working with the Former National Forge Company. He was a superintendent for them in the Melt Forge Department, retiring in 2003 after 36 years employment. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but especially treasured his times hunting in Ludlow, PA. with his brother, Robert and his son, Jerry.

Roger’s true passion in life, was making is son, Jerry the light of his life and if you were a friend of Jerry’s you had Rogers unconditional friendship and loyalty. He is remembered as always being a devoted father, husband and true family man.

Another snap shot of his life was times he spent at Lake Chautauqua, boating with the Werlin Family.

He was a member of the Warren Eagles Aerie.

Roger is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karen Werlin Johnson whom he married April 16, 1966 at Holy Redeemer Church, Warren, PA., 1 Son – Jerry Johnson and wife, Michelle Betts of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Joy Nordin of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Robert R. Johnson (Judy) of Sheffield, PA., 2 Grandchildren – Jordan and Nicholas Willetts, 1 Brother-in-law, Brad Werlin (Marcia) of Oxford, FL., 3 Sister-in-laws, Maxine Underwood (Bruce) of Jamestown, N.Y., Sally Kates (Robert) of Lakeland, FL., Roxanne Gray (Dan) of Cherry Grove, PA., his loving and faithful Labrador, LeRoy, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant twin brother to Joy, Jay Allen Johnson, his father and mother-in-laws, Bert and Ann Rock Werlin whom Roger hunted with extensively, 2 Brother-in-laws, Craig Werlin, William “Bill” Nordin.

A private family funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Rev. Mark Hecht, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. funeral honor guard and the U.S. Navy Personnel.

Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Chapter #75 of the D.A.V., %Van Transportation, 7 Woods Road, Warren, PA., 16365 or the First United Methodist Church %Carillon Program, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Donald E. Catlin, 95, of Broad St., Port Allegany, PA

Donald E. Catlin

Donald E. Catlin, 95, of Broad St., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 30, 2019) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.

Born Sept. 6, 1924, in Tupper Lake, NY, he was a son of Clarence B. and Nettie J. Eastwood Catlin. On Dec. 8, 1946, in Port Allegany, he married Clasa A. Springstead, who died Mar. 21, 2008. They were married 61 years.
WWII Veteran

Donald was a veteran of WWII, having served with the US Navy, aboard the USS Fin Back, a navy submarine which rescued the late President George HW Bush, when he was shot down, during WWII.

Mr. Catlin was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 5, Bradford and later Pittsburgh, before his retirement.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post 258, Port Allegany, American Association of Retired Persons, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460, Port Allegany. He also enjoyed hiking and biking.

Surviving are a son Rance L. (Nancy Jane) Catlin of James Creek, PA; a daughter, Kim Turner of Port Allegany; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Clasa, a brother Clarence B. Catlin, Jr., and a sister, Virginia Catlin.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date, time, and place to be announced.
Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be to: 
Rance L. Catlin
2445 Timberlake Dr.
James Creek, PA 16657

Lynn F. Sorton, 69, of Parklane Dr., Port Allegany, PA

Lynn F. Sorton

Lynn F. Sorton, 69, of Parklane Dr., Port Allegany, PA, passed away Sunday (Oct. 27, 2019) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

Born Sept. 20, 1950, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of John W. and Eleanor Ward Taylor. 

On Aug. 24, 1974, in Winchester, VA, she married William J. Sorton, who died Sept. 9, 2001.
Lynn was employed by Saint- Gobain Containers, Inc., Port Allegany, retiring in 2010, after 20 years of service.

She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany. She was former president of the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Union, Local 54.

Surviving are a son, Thomas J. (Tonya) Sorton of Port Allegany; three daughters, Colleen M. (Kevin) Saulter of Port Allegany, Melissa L. Sorton of Harrisonburg, VA, Darlene J. Sorton of Port Allegany; 4 grandsons, and a granddaughter; a brother, John J. (Terri) Taylor of Monroeville, PA; a sister, Sandra J. Baehr of Pittsburgh, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband William.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 31, 2019) with Rev. James Campbell, pastor of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be to: 
Darlene Sorton
7 Parklane Dr.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

Glenn L. Bliss, 94, of Wellsboro, PA

Glenn L. Bliss

Glenn L. Bliss, 94, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away Friday November 1, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. 

Born May 29, 1925 to Lewis J. and Annie (Stott) Bliss in Wellsboro, he graduated from Wellsboro High School in the class of “1945”. During WWII served in the Army Air Corps and flew 22 combat missions over Europe. 

After the war, he owned and operated Bliss Hardware in Wellsboro. 

WWII Veteran
Glenn was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro, Ossea Lodge #317 F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory, he enjoyed the outdoors – working in the yard and camping, travelling, meeting with his WW II crewmates, history (especially Abraham Lincoln) and his hardware store.

Glenn is survived by his wife Brenda Bliss of Wellsboro; three daughters: Shirley Olmsted (Michael) of Wellsboro, Judith Romas (Florencio) of Visalia, CA, and Yvonne Davy (Harold Short) of Wellsboro; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Rosemary Boyce of Wellsboro. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife: Evelyn Bliss, two sisters: Sarah Mays and Ethel Davis, two brothers: Basil and Hugh Bliss, and a granddaughter: Kristine Davy.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Glenn’s life from 6-8pm Thursday November 7, 2019 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA, and Friday November 8, 2019 at 1pm for his funeral service in the funeral home with Pastor Rich Hanlon officiating. 

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Marian Roberta “Puddy” KRAMER, 92, of Whitesville, NY

Marian Roberta “Puddy” KRAMER

Marian Roberta “Puddy” KRAMER, 92, of Whitesville, NY, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in her home. 

Puddy loved an occasion....if granted, her wish would have been to be at and enjoy her own funeral? What a fun-loving person she was. A woman who loved life. As a child she was known for her unruly curls and pug nose, which earned her the name Puddy. 

Pud was born in her family home, June 26, 1927, and died on October 29, 2019, in the arms of her devoted daughter, Kay. 

She was the daughter of Ernest and Martha Crittenden Kear. Puddy skated her way into the heart of Donald J. Kramer at Funland Skating Rink, whom she married on October 11, 1947, in Olean. Don predeceased her on February 23, 2015. 

Puddy graduated from Whitesville Central School in 1945. She remained in Whitesville her entire life. On graduating high school, Puddy went to work for Harry Graves and Son. After marriage, she and Don owned and operated several businesses including, the DJ Kramer Jewelry and Appliance Store for 12 years, the Donald J. Kramer Insurance Agency from 1952-1989, and Kramer and Clark Arctic Cat Snowmobile Sales from 1970-1985. 

Pud also worked at Alfred State College as a secretary at what is now the University Police from 1968-1970. She left there and in 1971 opened what was known as “Ye Hubbard’s Cupboard” on Madison St. in Wellsville, a senior citizen outlet store. This led her to becoming an advocate for senior citizens in Allegany County. 

Puddy was an active participant in the Republican Party in Allegany County. She and Don were the Committee Chairpersons for the Town of Independence for many years. 

Puddy was also a lifelong member of the Whitesville Methodist Church and faithfully read her daily devotionals. She was involved in many, many activities that supported the church. Antiques, church, politics and senior citizens fulfilled her life, along with her great love for animals. 

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the outstanding care and love shown by Puddy’s caregivers, Kathy Luce, Sandy Knowles, Jackie Robbins, and Terri Outman. Our hearts are also thankful for the care and love from her nurse, Cheryl Richardson. 

Surviving are: a daughter, Kay (Stephen) Nagy of Whitesville; a granddaughter, Kristin Kazmirski of Syracuse; two great-grandsons, Jace Patrick and Cole Stephen; many nieces and nephews; along with her faithful little dog, Dixie. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by five brothers, Cleon Kear, Kenneth Kear, Clair Kear, Donald C. “Link” Kear, and Dougal Kear; three sisters, Donna Kailbourne, Dortha Krebs, and Norma Rounds. 

Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Whitesville, NY on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Kim Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. 

Memorials made be made to the Whitesville Ambulance, the Whitesville Rural Cemetery, the Ladies Auxiliary, or the Whitesville Library. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at

Winter Weather Advisory issued November 02 at 4:36AM EDT until November 03 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo

* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of
4 to 7 inches in the most persistent lake snows.
* WHERE...The higher terrain of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus
* WHEN...From 8 PM EDT Saturday to 1 PM EST Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

INSTRUCTIONS: Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Re-Elect Stephanie Vettenburg Shaffer McKean County District Attorney

Dog Found on Route 6 East of Port Allegany, PA

I found this dog wandering on Route 6 just East of Port Allegany early this morning. I was wondering if you could post it on Solomons words. The owner can call 814 558 8854.

Write In to Re-elect Jack Keifer for Councilman 2 Year Term - Coudersport Ward 2

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Clara Township Monthly Meeting Changed Due To Elections

Vote Nicole F. Larsen For Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds

Positions Available in the Coudersport Area School District


The purpose of the annual convention is to provide township officials with up-to-date information to help them better serve their residents and to give them an opportunity to exchange ideas on local government issues. The convention will feature a wide range of speakers, including Karen Preigo, Policy and Research Analyst for the Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors. 

Karen is responsible for a number of projects in the department, including drafting the script for the new TVN Question of the Week series at the PSATS YouTube Channel. She is available to answer township and legislative questions by phone or email.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the King’s College in New York City. Before joining PSATS, Karen worked for the Pennsylvania House Majority Caucus, where she drafted legislation and research issues on labor law, the Ethics Act, the Right to Know Law, and the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act. Karen has approximately one thousand nieces and nephews and resides in Mechanicsburg with her husband. 

Also being offered again this year will be our Panel of Experts. This panel consists of experts in a variety of fields, and will address questions from our convention attendees. Please bring any questions with you that need to be answered! 

Doors will open at 7:00 am, and the business meeting will begin promptly at 8:00am. Questions can be directed to Nancy Grupp, at 814-558-3970.

AVFD 4th Annual Gun Bash Tickets Are Now Available

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.

Please Vote Nancy Grupp For Potter County Commissioner on Tuesday, Nov. 5th

Write In Kevin Wright For Allegany Township Supervisor

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Vote Vicky Songer For Emporium Borough Tax Collector on Tuesday, Nov. 5th

Write In Bill Baker For Genesee Township Supervisor on Tuesday, Nov. 5th

Morgan Advanced Materials Has An Immediate Opening For A Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Our Coudersport Facility

Portville Central School Arts, Crafts & Antiques Show Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3

New Moon Advertisement – Gun Raffle Benefit 11/2

Morgan Advanced Materials Seeking a EH&S Engineer in St.Marys & Coudersport

Vote For Leaders Who Will Work For You; Vote Republican Tuesday, November 5th

Cameron County CYS Has An Immediate Opening For A Caseworker

Please Write In Martin Fry For Coudersport Ward 2 Councilman

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Public Auction Sunday, Nov. 3 at Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House in Bradford, PA

Friday, November 1, 2019

Derrick City Fire Police Dispatched For Traffic Control at Crash

At 11:22 PM on Friday, Derrick City Fire Police dispatched for  traffic control at a vehicle crash at 211 Derrick Road.

Saturday Events in the area; More on red sidebar on lower right side of blog.

11-2 Park Church Rummage Sale, Coudersport, PA

11-2 Christmas Bazaar, Pine Creek UMC

11-2 Rumors, Wellsville Secondary School

11-2 Pancake Breakfast Buffet, Roulette, PA

11-2 Vendor & Craft Fair, GGB School, Bradford, PA

11-2 Vendor & Craft Fair, GG Blaisdell Schoo

11-2 Potter County Township Officials Convention

11-2 NoPo Middle School's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar

11-2 Christmas Mini Photos at NoPo Holiday Bazaar

11-2 Ham & Turkey Party, Lewis Run VFD

11-2 Annual Bazaar, Riverside UMC, Roulette, PA

11-2 Ham & Turkey Party, Shinglehouse VFD

11-2 Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Eldred First Church of God

10/31/19 District 9 Volleyball: ECC over Cranberry

10/31/19 District 9 Volleyball: ECC over Cranberry.

Saturday big battle: ECC vs Clarion

Sunken Branch Photography

Roger H. Johnson, of Warren, PA

Roger Johnson

Roger H. Johnson, of Warren, PA., died peacefully at his home. 

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

Vote Nicole F. Larsen For Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds

Lloyd Crawford, 91, of Wellsboro, PA

Lloyd Crawford

Lloyd Crawford, 91, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away peacefully, Tuesday October 29, 2019, surrounded by his family at Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 

US Army Veteran
He was born raised and educated in Lucerne Twp., PA. During the Korean War he was drafted into the US Army and proudly served in Germany with the occupation and EWC (Electronics Warfare Countermeasures) unit. 

After his discharge Lloyd and his wife Elizabeth remained in Eatontown, NJ. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Oceanport, NJ, and served on the board of trustees for over 35 years, and as a deacon for many years. 

During that time he joined the USAR with the 78th Infantry Combat Division, where he proudly served for 34 years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant Major. During his military career he received multiple commendations, occupation force medal, national defense medal, Army commendation medal, meritorious service medal, three Army Achievement medals, and Certificate of Recognition. 

Lloyd was service manager at Park Chevrolet in Asbury Park, NJ for 34 years, and a licensed Insurance Broker.

Lloyd belonged to several civic and fraternal organizations. He was a charter member and first president of the 78th Division NCO association. He was a charter member and post commander of VFW Post 8965 Eatontown, NJ, and served as Post Quartermaster for 10 years. The post merged with VFW Post 2226 Oakhurst where he was a life member. He was a charter and life member of Eatontown Elks Lodge # 2402. Lloyd was a 62 year member of Ocean Masonic Lodge # 89 in Spring Lake and served as Master in 1972.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and cherished grandfather and great-grandfather, and as sound Christian man. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years: Elizabeth Crawford; his parents: Harry and Josephine Crawford; 3 brothers: Eugene, Robert and Charles Crawford; and a sister: Margaret Bowers.

Surviving are a son: Alan Crawford (Janice) of Lake Ariel, PA; a daughter: Lori Phillips (Steve) of Wellsboro; 4 grandchildren: Daniel (Jerry), and James Crawford all of NJ, and Steve Phillips, JR., and Dana McGuire (Brian) of NJ; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Ada McNatt, and Elsie Crayton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to Lloyd’s services: 11am Saturday November 16, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church in Ocean Port, NJ, 11am Saturday November 23 at the Stony Fork Baptist Church in Stony Fork, PA, or 11am Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Lafayette Memorial Park in Brier Hill, PA. 

Lloyd’s family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 with his arrangements. To Share a memory or condolence visit

PSP Lewis Run investigating a Harassment incident at the Mckean County Jail

PSP Emporium investigating an incident of Theft by Deception

No injuries when driver loses control after spiking the brakes to miss a deer


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Master of Social Work program has presented its Pamela J. Cousins Excellence in Social Work Award to Joleen Grolemund of Kane.

The award was made during a reception following a workshop on youth suicide with Kelsey Johnson of Western Psychiatric Institute’s S.T.A.R. Center.

Grolemund is a 2011 graduate of the Pitt School of Social Work at the Bradford campus. She is a forensic social worker with Dickinson Inc. in Ridgway, working with inmates at the Elk County Jail.

Colleague and fellow alumna Cassie Kreckel ’15 of St. Marys nominated Grolemund, citing her fierce, compassionate advocacy for those she serves and describing how Grolemund “works very hard to prevent recidivism as well as promote personal growth and well-being.”

Dickinson works with clients who have issues with behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Excellence in Social Work Award is given each year to a graduate of the MSW program at Pitt-Bradford who has made meaningful contributions to social work through consistent excellence.

Cousins was an alumna of the program as well as an instructor. She was a long-time member of the Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administration and director of Children and Youth Services for Elk County. She died in 2012 as the result of an automobile accident.

The Pitt MSW program at Pitt-Bradford is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and provides interested students in the region with the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in social work on a part-time, structured basis.

The program is now recruiting for its next cohort of graduate students. Those accepted into the Pitt School of Social Work will start classes in the fall of 2020. An information session will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 162 of Swarts Hall at Pitt-Bradford.

For more information, contact Stephanie Eckstrom at or 814-362-7527.


King Arthur Flour Updates Three Lot Codes of Voluntarily Recalled Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb.)
King Arthur Flour, Inc. was notified by ADM Milling Co. that three additional product lot codes of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 5 lb. were omitted from the original data they provided for the press release on October 3, 2019. The additional lot codes and their corresponding “Best Used By” dates are listed below:

Best Used by Date 12/09/19: Lot codes L18A09A & L18A09C

Best Used by Date 01/08/20: Lot code A19A08A

This new information only applies to “Best Used By” dates already disclosed in the prior release. No additional Best Used By dates are introduced as a result of these three updated lot codes.

As stated in the prior release, we have undertaken this voluntary recall because of the potential presence of E. coli 026.

King Arthur Flour has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses to date related to this product.

Hughey Family Award for Resilience established to support OHS grads

Ellen Hughey Reynolds credits a meaningful portion of her life’s success to the education she received, in both academics and life in general, at Olean High School.

In appreciation of that education, she has established the Hughey Family Award for Resilience at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to honor her family and express gratitude for the education her family received at Olean High School.

“Early in my career, it was apparent to me that I had received a terrific education, a grounding, in high school. I had my four-year degree and a degree beyond that, and I was working on Wall Street, but the Olean foundation was key,” said Hughey Reynolds, who had a long and successful career in human resources and management. “And not just in terms of academics, but also in terms of civic values and appreciating the individuality of students.”

Hughey Reynolds, her three siblings, and their mother all attended Olean High School. Without that solid education, she said, their future success may not have been possible.

“I feel strongly that the caliber of the academics was very high,” she said. “Equally important, we were expected to perform up to our potential and to demonstrate good values.”

Education was about more than academics, she said.

“Olean placed a value on being a well-rounded student, which communicated to us that it was also important to be a well-rounded person,” she remembered.

The Hughey Family Award for Resilience will support Olean High School students pursuing post-secondary education (including 2- and 4- year institutions or vocational schools), with an emphasis on a student who demonstrates resilience.

The award will be a minimum of $500 per student and is renewable for up to four years. The student recipient must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

Most importantly, though, the student’s goal statement in the application must demonstrate resilience by stating how s/he has overcome adversity with grace, carried on despite disappointments, failures, or hardships, or, if lucky enough not to have personally experienced a hardship, must state how s/he has demonstrated compassion and support of those who have had such challenges.

“The focus on resilience is because the older I get, the more I believe that the difference between success and failure is often perseverance,” she said. “It’s thinking, ‘Okay, that happened, but I am going to carry on. I am not going to give up or feel ‘less than’ because I have encountered this challenge. I am going to figure out how to make lemonade out of these lemons and not to be overwhelmed by what appears to be defeat.”

Hughey Reynolds felt compelled to include a component celebrating resilience in the scholarship because it was a character trait valued by her family, and honoring her family is at the heart of this scholarship fund.

“As you get older, you are in a position to do something other than just have good thoughts and feelings about how others contributed to your development,” she said. “You can do something tangible. This scholarship is an external expression of the love I have for my family and the deep appreciation I feel for OHS. I trust it will also lend a helping hand to someone who needs and deserves it.”

CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit expressed the foundation’s appreciation for such a thoughtful scholarship.

“It touches you to see an Olean native and OHS alumna decide to give back to the community where she grew up in such a meaningful way and with such sincere intentions,” said Buchheit. “As financially beneficial as the scholarship will be, it will be equally inspiring to student recipients, and we at the Foundation hope it will encourage and celebrate resilience, perseverance and compassion in a special group of students.”

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of setting up a scholarship, contact the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation at 301 North Union St., Suite 203 or online at

For 25 years, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation has been the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).


For the last few years, the PA Route 6 Alliance has produced a Motorcycle Loop Map that has become very popular. With the heavy promotion of the scenic route throughout the eastern states and Canada, Visitor Centers and businesses are reporting a definite increase in motorcycle travel across the Northern Tier.

Information on ads and listings in the PA Route 6 Motorcycle Loop Tour Guide and Map are available online at: Options run from expanded listings up to 1/2 page ads. If you are a member of your local Convention/Visitors Bureau, you will receive a 10% discount. Ads/listings range in price from $150/$165(Discounted Rate/Full Rate) for an expanded listing to $390/$429 (Discounted Rate/Full Rate) for a 1/2 page ad.

This campaign is supported with targeted advertising including RoadRUNNER magazine, social media, and targeted distribution. Distribution includes PA Welcome Centers, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, businesses and partner organizations, motorcycle rallies, travel shows, and to travelers requesting information from our office.

Space is limited. Deadline for participation is Friday, November 22, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PA Route 6 office 814-435-7706 or email


Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products
Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. This voluntary recall only covers specific batch codes of the following products, which include ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped “chubs.” These products were distributed in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Not impacted by this recall are the following products: Nestlé Toll House Morsels, Nestlé Toll House Ice Cream Sandwiches, Nestlé Toll House Edible Cookie Dough, and Nestlé Professional SKUs.

The recall is limited only to the ready-to-bake refrigerated products below, with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295.

Simply Delicious Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (18oz)
Simply Delicious Nestlé Toll House Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (18oz)
Simply Delicious Nestlé Toll House Sugar Cookie Dough (18oz)
Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Chub (16.5oz)
Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Chub (30oz)
Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Lovers Club Tub (80oz)
Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Tub (36oz)
Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Tub (80oz)
Nestlé Toll House Fall'n Leaves Cookie Dough (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House Frozen II Cookie Dough (14oz)
Nestlé Toll House Holiday Chocolate Chip Tree Sprinkle (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House Monster Munch (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House Pinch of Grinch Cookie Dough (14oz)
Nestlé Toll House Triple Chip Cookie Dough Bar (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House Ultimate Chocolate Chip Lovers (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House Ultimate Turtles Cookie Bar (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House White Chip Macadamia Nut (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Bar (16.5oz)
Nestlé Toll House Mini Chocolate Chip Bar (16.5oz)
Nestlé Toll House Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar (16oz)
Nestlé Toll House Sugar Cookie Bar (16.5oz)
Nestlé Toll House Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bar (16.5oz)
Nestlé Toll House Peanut Butter Cookie Bar (16oz)
M&M’S® Everyday Cookie Dough (14oz)
M&M’S® Ghouls Mix Cookie Dough (14oz)
M&M’S® Holiday Cookie Dough (14oz)

Today's Events; Tomorrows events on lower right sidebar

11-1 thru 11-22 Fish Fry, Shinglehouse

11-1/2 Christmas Bazaar, Pine Creek UMC

11-1/2 Rumors, Wellsville Secondary School


Southern Cameron Emergency Alerts & Info
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Cameron County T-302 Bridge over Sterling Run

After consultation with the project engineer and bridge inspector, the Cameron County Commissioners have closed the temporary bridge at the bottom of Mason Hill Road near Sterling Run. This is due to the damage caused by the recent heavy rain event and subsequent high water that occurred on the evening of Thursday, October 31, 2019. A marked detour will now be in effect.

The anticipated completion date for the permanent bridge project is November 19th, 2019. Any delays or changes to this anticipated completion will be communicated through future releases.

Cameron County Commissioners

Lori J. Reed, Chair
Phillip P. Jones
H. James Thomas

The Family of Mary Lou Lewis Says Thank You....



Due to a power outage Trick or a treat in Shinglehouse Borough has been rescheduled for Saturday night 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

It's almost time for Fall Story Hour at Coudersport Public Library

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood -- which means it's almost time for Fall Story Hour! The free, six-week series for preschool age children (age 3-5) begins Tuesday, Nov. 12 and runs on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. through Dec. 17, at the Coudersport Public Library.

This fall's theme will be "People in Your Neighborhood" -- with some fun visitors to help out, stories, music and crafts! Advance registration is required; stop in or call the Library at 274-9382 today to sign up your three- to five-year old!

Alfred and Alfred Station dispatched for a possible structure fire

Alfred and Alfred Station dispatched for a possible structure fire on County Rd 12
Reported smell of something burning and an outlet shooting sparks

C. Vincent Eaton, 86, formerly of Eldred, Pa

C. Vincent Eaton

CONROE, Texas - C. Vincent Eaton, 86, formerly of Eldred, Pa., passed away Friday (Oct 25, 2019) at Conroe Healthcare Center.

Born Dec. 23, 1932, in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of Clarence Vincent and Ethel Irene Rogers Eaton. On Oct. 7, 1967, he married Mary V. Crawford who died Jan. 7, 2004.

Korean war veteran
Vincent was a lifelong resident of Eldred and a 1950 graduate of Otto High School. He was employed with Todd Motor Sales until his retirement in 1998.

Mr. Eaton was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by six children, William J. Jobe of Owasso, Okla., Anne D. (Brian) Monroe of Lititz, Pa., Kenneth G. (Penny) Jobe of Thomasville, N.C., Beverly S. (Chris) McCracken of Bradford, Pa., Tina M. (Edward) Ponikvar of Montgomery, Texas, and David V. (Summer) Eaton of Auburn, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice