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Saturday, November 23, 2019


National Weather Service State College PA
1026 PM EST Sat Nov 23 2019

* WHAT...Freezing rain. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an

* WHERE...North central Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Ice will accumulate mainly on colder surfaces like car
roofs, trees, and power lines. Some sidewalks and roads may
become icy, but the temperatures of those surfaces may stay just
above freezing all night. Slippery travel is possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Sleet and snow will likely mix into the
rain, especially toward morning. While the accumulation of snow
and sleet is expected to be only an inch or less for most
locations, the snow and sleet could mask the glaze of ice which
could be underneath.


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission remind motorists to adjust speeds based on
driving conditions as winter weather impacts Pennsylvania

Call 5 1 1 or visit for the latest travel,
roadway and traffic conditions.

To report snow or ice, post to the NWS State College Facebook
page, use Twitter @NWSStateCollege, or visit

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is December 1- December 7, 2019.

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is December 1- December 7, 2019. The Allegany County Department of Health will be holding a Walk-In FLU ONLY clinic on Friday, December 6, 2019, no appointment is necessary and only flu vaccine will be given at this clinic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would like to remind everyone that it is not too late to get your influenza vaccine. Even though flu season has already started, being vaccinated is still effective in preventing illness.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. It can cause a mild to severe illness, and can sometimes lead to death. All people are at risk for serious flu-related complications, but people at high risk include young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, and those 65 years or older. Those who are at high risk can more easily develop serious complications that can lead to pneumonia, worsening of existing health conditions, resulting in hospitalizations and even death.

A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Many Allegany County residents ask, “Why should I get a flu shot?” here are some benefits:

· Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu illness, hospitalization, and even death in children.

· Vaccinating pregnant women helps protect them from flu illness and hospitalization, and also has been shown to help protect the baby from flu infection for several months after birth, before the baby can be vaccinated.

· A 2017 study showed that flu vaccine can be life-saving in children.

· Flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness.

This year, the flu vaccine can protect against three or four different flu viruses (depending on which vaccine you get). It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, so make plans to get vaccinated as flu season is highest between December and February, but can last as late as May.

Pharmacies and health care providers throughout Allegany County have been offering vaccinations for several years including the flu shot. The Allegany County Department of Health encourages residents to visit their local pharmacy or health care provider for their flu shot this season. The Allegany County Department of Health will offer flu shot clinics only at the County Office building clinic on the ground floor of the county office building.

· Please bring insurance cards with you. It is the responsibility of the insured to make sure the Allegany County Department of Health is within the insurance’s network and will cover the cost of the vaccine and administration fee.

· If insurance is not accepted, payment for the vaccine and administration fee will be billed to the patient.

· If you are paying cash:

o High dose flu for ages 65 and over is $82

o Regular flu is $48

o Pediatric flu for ages 6 months to 36 months is $50

· If you have no insurance or are underinsured, a sliding fee scale is available. To qualify for the sliding fee scale, bring household income verification and household size.

· Vaccines are NOT FREE!!!

· Anyone under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

· Please wear short sleeves.

· Walk in FLU ONLY clinic December 6th, no appointment necessary

· Immunization clinics are December 3rd, 10th and 16th from 9am to 3:30pm and you must have an appointment.

· Please call 585-268-9250 for an appointment.

Please contact the Allegany County Department of Health with any questions at 585-268-9250 or go to and click on health under government.

John W. Overturf, Jr., 59, of Emporium, PA

John W. Overturf, Jr.

John W. Overturf, Jr., 59, of Emporium, PA died at his residence on Saturday (November 23, 2019) morning surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 21, 1960 in Ridgway, PA a son of Sheila Bedford Bullers, Ridgway and the late John W. Overturf, Sr. 
On May 21, 1988 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Robin Berry, who survives.

John was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed riding and the time spent with the brotherhood of the Nam Knights. In addition to the Nam Knights he was a member of A.B.A.T.E. and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by his step-mother Patricia Overturf, Grant; one son, Levi A. Overturf, St. Marys; one brother, Ken Overturf, St. Marys; four sisters, Toni Bullers, North Carolina; Lucinda Overturf Beal, Latrobe; Jackie (Jamie) Stahlman, Punxsutawney; Theresa (Rick) Beck, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Overturf, Sr., step father, Richard Bullers, Sr. and a brother, Richard Bullers, Jr.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Tuesday (November 26, 2019) from 1-3 PM followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM with Mrs. Ginger Gardner, John’s cousin, officiating. Military services will follow the funeral and will be provided by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to The Nam Knights, c/o Mr. Hollis Langley, 3107 Rich Valley Road, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Get Outdoors Hike at Sinnemahoning State Park

Put down the devices and reconnect with the outdoors this season at Sinnemahoning State Park. On Sunday, December 1, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., get to know the newest member of the park staff, Ranger Troy, while enjoying a brisk 3-mile hike and discussing other hiking opportunities in the area.

Recommended for adults and children over 8 years old. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water. No pre-registration required for this free program. Meet at Pavilion 1 in the 40 Maples Day Use Area.

For more information about Sinnemahoning State Park and its programs, please contact the park office at 814-647-8401, email, or visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least seven days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Park Ranger Troy will be leading a brisk 3-mile hike at 40 Maples on Sunday, December 1, from 1-3 p.m.

Gloria J. Kemp, 80, of Eleven Mile, PA

Gloria J. Kemp

ELEVEN MILE, Pa.---Gloria J. Kemp, 80, of Eleven Mile, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Bradford Dispatched For Natural Gas Smell in Apartment Building

At 4:31 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Fire Dept. called to 31 Edward Street for a strong odor of natural gas coming from an apartment building.

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service State College PA308 PM EST Sat Nov 23 2019
...Wintry mix at higher elevations this evening into tonight...

Areas of freezing rain may bring a light glaze of ice across the
higher elevations this evening into tonight.

The icy mix will likely transition to a period of light snow late
tonight into the predawn hours Sunday, with accumulations up to 1
inch possible.

Ice and snow accumulation will primarily be confined to the higher
terrain north and west of Interstate 99.

Be alert for slick spots on untreated roads and elevated surfaces.

Lafayette Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 219

At 3:09 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Rescue & City Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 219 in the area of Hunkins Road for a one vehicle crash with possibly 2 patients.
Accident is 1/4 mile south of Westline Road. Reported to be vehicle/deer crash. Occupants ok, ambulance cancelled.

Bear Hunting At Leek Hunting & Mountain Preserve

Galeton Fireworks Committee Thanks D & B Adventures/Crooked Creek Campground For Their Donation

December Activities At The Roulette Township Library

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Headline Harrisburg
Friday, November 22, 2019 The latest news from the State Capitol

This email includes:
  • Ensuring Your Tax Dollars Are Spent Wisely
  • It's One Signature from Becoming Law!!!!
  • Attention Veterans
  • Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Nears
  • Working Toward a Healthier PA
  • Protecting Our Energy Producers and Consumers
  • A Warning About Genetic Testing Scams

Ensuring Your Tax Dollars Are Spent Wisely

Click here to view video.

Tax dollars designated for fixing roads and bridges should be used exclusively for fixing roads and bridges.

I am proud to serve on the House Transportation Infrastructure Task Force, which is rolling out a package of legislation that offers better ways to fund transportation infrastructure.

Together with #RepLyndaSchlegelCulver from Northumberland and Snyder counties, I'm sponsoring a measure that addresses money in the Motor License Fund being used to support the Pennsylvania State Police’s operating budget.

Please click on the video above to find out why.

It's One Signature from Becoming Law!!!!

It’s hard enough to find individuals to run for local government positions without process making it more difficult for candidates to simply get on the ballot.  

Pennsylvania has 2,560 municipalities, many with differing laws and requirements when it comes to conducting elections.

Please click here to read about my commonsense fix for one of the inconsistencies facing anyone considering serving on their local school board.

Attention Veterans


In my DuBois office, the first Tuesday of every month is reserved for veterans outreach. The November municipal election, however, forced a change.

Because we were closed that day, my staff and I had to come up with an alternative plan in order to maintain our commitment and will now be offering veterans assistance in consecutive weeks. I hope the men and women who serve and have served out country will take advantage of this opportunity.

This Tuesday, Nov. 26, and the following Tuesday, Dec. 3, a service officer from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit the district office in the DuBois Area Plaza, 1221 East DuBois Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The officer is available to answer individual questions and offer information on programs and benefits to veterans and their families.

You do not need to be a member of the American Legion in order to take advantage of this service, and there is no need to make an appointment either day.

Deadline Nears for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities have until Dec. 31 to apply for the state’s 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Remember, assistance through my offices is always free. You need not pay a private firm for assistance.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

For additional information and applications, click here, or contact my office(s) for assistance.

Working Toward a Healthier PA

Continuing our commitment to delivering affordable and accessible health care options for Pennsylvania families regardless of where they live, the House advanced several health-related initiatives this week.

With prescription drugs playing an important role in both treatment and preventive care, we approved bills addressing the Commonwealth’s use of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The measures aim to remove gag clauses that prevent pharmacists from advising their patients of options to save money on their prescriptions by bypassing insurance and ensure fair pricing and accountability regarding the use of PBMs for the state’s Medicaid program.

Other measures adopted by the House include additions to the state’s newborn screening procedures and requiring patients being prescribed opioids to have a treatment agreement with a prescriber to ensure they understand the risk of addiction, dangers of overdose and their responsibility regarding treatment.

Learn more about the #HealthierPA initiative here. 
Protecting Our Energy Producers and Consumers

Legislation introduced in the House and Senate this week would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in energy generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that would impose such a tax.

On Oct. 3, the governor issued an executive order directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to commence RGGI regulations. RGGI would establish a regional cap on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution that power plants can emit by establishing a trading system. Each unit of trade, known as an allowance, would represent authorization for a power plant to emit one short ton (2,000 pounds) of CO2. Power plants in RGGI-member states can trade allowances, preventing the total amount of CO2 emissions in the region from increasing. RGGI would also establish a carbon tax on fossil fuel users for the resulting CO2 emissions.

House Bill 2025
contends that the authority to make such a decision lies with the General Assembly, not with the governor’s office.

Legislators and industry union members in attendance stated that Pennsylvania’s entrance into RGGI would force energy producers to close and/or move out of state as well as cut hundreds of jobs, drastically increase the price of energy and severely damage Pennsylvania’s economy.

More information on the press conference as well as the two bills can be found here.

A Warning About Genetic Testing Scams

The Department of Aging is warning Pennsylvania seniors, their families and caregivers about a new scam targeting older adults.

Scammers are offering “free” genetic testing, claiming it is covered through Medicare, as a means for the senior to avoid disease or to find the right medications. This is simply an effort to gain access to a senior’s personal Medicare information, which can lead to access to financial information and more.

The Administration for Community Living suggests the following tips to avoid being scammed: Do not accept genetic testing services, including a cheek swab, from someone at a community event; always be cautious about giving out your personal information, including your Medicare number; don’t accept a genetic testing kit through the mail unless it was ordered by your physician; and always review your Medicare Summary Notice or Explanation of Benefits, watching for words such as “gene analysis” or “molecular pathology.”

If you or a loved one have already received a genetic testing cheek swab or screening that was not ordered by a trusted provider, or have any concerns about possible fraud, find and contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol here or call 1-877-808-2468.

Emporium Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak in a Residence

At 12:17 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 400 block of Allegany Avenue for a gas leak inside a residence.

Wayne G. BRAYMILLER, 81, of Riverside Drive, Wellsville, NY


Wayne G. BRAYMILLER, 81, of Riverside Drive, Wellsville, NY, died Friday, November 22, 2019 in Jones Memorial Hospital. 

Born May 1, 1938, in Yorkshire, NY, he was the son of Raymond D. and Ruth A. Smith Braymiller. On April 30, 1960, in Salamanca, he married the former Judith A. Evans, who survives. 
US Army Veteran

A graduate of Ellicottville High School and Alfred State College, he served honorably with the US Army. He was employed as an insurance agent for Prudential in Wellsville and as a mail carrier. 

Surviving besides his wife Judy, are: two sons, Eric Braymiller of Scio and Scott (Rita) Braymiller of York, PA; two daughters, Krista Braymiller of Denver, CO and Paula (Lester) Smith of South Cullen, VA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Donna Bowman of Franklinville, Sharon (John) Whitmer of Andover, and Mavis (Norman) Vaughn of Machias; nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents and a great-granddaughter. 

A memorial service will be held at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, at a later date. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio. 

Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895. Online condolences may be expressed at

Eldred Disp[atched For Chimney Fire on Indian Creek Road

At Noon on Saturday, Eldred Township & Borough fire departments have been called to 1367 Indian Creek Road for a chimney fire.

Court documents: Clarksville murder victims were shot November 5

William J. Larson, Jr.

According to the criminal complaint, which has redacted names, the defendant shot the victims with a rifle. The victims were shot November 5 in the driveway of the Cortney Hollow Road home. (see report below)

The neighbor described the teen as a normally polite and helpful teen who seemed to change over the last few weeks, and his mother seemed worried.

“He dropped out of school. He started staying up all night. He started sleeping in their vehicles instead of in the house," neighbor Bruce Hitchcock said. "That’s what she was telling me, that she would come out sometimes at 5 or 6 in the morning to go to work, and she would find him sleeping in the truck or whatever, and just odd behavior like that."

Larson was the subject of a several hours-long search in Allegany County after two bodies were discovered in a Clarksville home following a reported fire early Thursday. Read more....

Arctic Cat Snowmobile For Sale in Roulette, PA

Bill Naming Bridge for WWII Veteran Heads to Governor’s Desk, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – A Potter County bridge will be named in honor of a local World War II veteran under legislation introduced by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) and now awaiting the governor’s signature.

The bill would designate the bridge on State Route 4021 over the Honeoye Creek in Sharon Township the Tec 5 C. Virgil Voorhees Memorial Bridge. Voorhees grew up in a home on Honeoye Road just outside of Shinglehouse.

“It is important to memorialize the men and women from our region who served our country and gave their lives for our freedoms,” Causer said. “We owe it to brave soldiers like Virgil Voorhees to never forget their sacrifice.”

Voorhees served as a driver and radioman for the first platoon headquarters of Battery A, 155th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion, United States Army. On March 24, 1945, he was killed
instantly by enemy artillery fire as he was driving his jeep across open terrain in Germany.

Causer introduced House Bill 1754 to name the bridge at the request of Voorhees’ family and with the support of local officials and Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530. The bill was then amended into House Bill 1547, which is now awaiting the governor’s approval to become law.

Weekend Events: More events on lower right side of blog, Cell phones use full version

11-23 Christmas in a Small Town, Coudersport, PA

11-23 Harvest Dinner , Port Allegany Vets Club

11-23 Holiday Bazaar, Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport

11-23 Holiday Bazaar, East Kane

11-23 Christmas Craft Bazaar, Galeton School

11-23 Nathan Harris Benefit, Bradford VFW

11-24 Hunters Breakfast, Austin Vets Club

11-24 Hunters Breakfast, Austin Vets Club

11-24 Galeton Moose Ham & Turkey Raffle

11-24 Galeton Moose Ham & Turkey Raffle


“Euroline Foods LLC” Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In “Dry Fruit Mix “Quince Compote” (Tainy Vostoka)”
“Euroline Foods LLC” of Staten Island, NY is recalling its 17.65oz (500 gram) packages of “DRY FRUIT MIX “QUINCE COMPOTE” ” because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “DRY FRUIT MIX “QUINCE COMPOTE” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 17.65oz (500 gram), clear plastic package marked with container code# 27032019. Product UPC code is 4605932006203.

No illness or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the 17.65oz (500 gram) packages of “DRY FRUIT MIX “QUINCE COMPOTE”“ which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the “DRY FRUIT MIX “QUINCE COMPOTE” ” revealed they contained 31.7 mg per serving.

Coudersport Ambulance to Rt. 49 East

At 10:10 AM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance to 1600 block of Rt. 49 East for a possible CVA.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jackson Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-11-18 00:00:00 to SWN PROD CO LLC for site BROWN 9H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-11-18 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jackson Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-11-18 00:00:00 to SWN PROD CO LLC for site BROWN 10H in Jackson Twp township, Lycoming county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-11-18 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Hepburn Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-11-18 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site HENSLER WELL SITE 1 in Hepburn Twp township, Lycoming county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-11-18 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-11-21 to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga county. 78a56(a) - TEMPORARY STORAGE - Operator failed to contain regulated substances and wastes used at or generated at a well site in a tank, series of tanks or other storage structures approved by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-11-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-11-21 to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga county. 78.66(b) - REPORTING RELEASES - Owner or operator failed to report a reportable release of brine on or into the ground at the well site within 2 hours after detecting or discovering the releases.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-11-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-11-21 to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-11-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2019-11-21 to Clean Energy Exploration & Production Llc in Delmar Twp, Tioga county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2019-11-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

I-86 Rollover Crash Closes Westbound Lanes Friday Night

Angelica Fire and Rescue
8 hrs ·

Friday 11/22/19 at 8pm the Angelica And Almond Fire Departments were dispatched to a tractor trailer rollover blocking both west bound lanes of I-86 just east of the West Almond exit. The west bound lanes were shut down for many hours at the Almond exit and traffic was diverted onto county rd 2. One patient was transported to the hospital.

Thank you to the Almond Fire Department, AL-51, Allegany County Dispatch, NYS Police, Angelica PD, NYS DOT, Portville Truck, and IRM.

Rollover Crash Closes Rt. 219 in Great Valley

CLEARED: Police open Rte 219 NB/SB at 10:00am Cattaraugus Co, Town of Great Valley
Road Closure: Rte 219 NB/SB is closed at Hungry Hollow Rd due to a crash at 7:45am for up 6 hrs, Cattaraugus Co, Town of Great Valley

For more information, visit 511NY

Bradford Dispatched For Crash on West Washington Street

At 8:22 AM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fir Dept. & city ambulance dispatched to the area of 970 West Washington Street for a one vehicle crash.

Reserve by 11-25 For Coudersport Ladies' Golf Annual Christmas Party on December 5th

Coudersport Area School District seeking a Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

Cole Foundation Presents: "Light Up A Life" Event on Thursday, December 5th

AVFD 4th Annual Gun Bash Tickets Are Now Available

Excellent Service Doesn't Cost More At Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home

Daniel A. Carter Consignment Auction Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Good Times in Olean, NY

Austin Volunteer Fire Department New Merchandise Christmas Auction Sunday, December 1st

Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 23 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport

Bid Online Now Thru Nov. 27th on Costa's Food Mart Liquidation in Coudersport, PA

Coudersport Merchants Offer "Christmas in a Small Town" Open Houses Nov, 22 & 23

New Moon Power Equipment – Let Us Shovel For You!!

Friday, November 22, 2019

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Products Produced With Romaine From the Salinas, California, Growing Region

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to illnesses caused by E. coli O157:H7 associated with romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region. FSIS warns against consuming any wraps, sandwiches, prepackaged salad, salad kits, or other product containing romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California, growing region. Additionally, consumers should not eat any salad products identified in a Missa Bay, LLC, recall announced by FSIS on November 21, 2019.

On November 22, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers, retailers, and restaurants not to eat or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California, growing region. Most romaine lettuce products at retail are labeled with a harvest location showing where they were grown. CDC and the FDA are advising that if this voluntary label indicates that the romaine lettuce was grown in “Salinas” (whether alone or with the name of another location) do not eat it. If the romaine does not have information about harvest region or does not indicate that it has been grown indoors (i.e. hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown), throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

FSIS-regulated establishments are advised not to serve, ship, or sell products that contain romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region. This advice includes all types of romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, growing region, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and packages of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad. If you do not know the source of your romaine lettuce, and if you cannot obtain that information from your supplier, you should not serve, ship, or sell the product.

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Farrell Over Coudersport in States Competition

DuBOIS, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Farrell shuts out Coudersport 28-0 to advance to their 5th consecutive Western Final appearance. The Steelers are seeking back-to-back state titles after last year’s win over Lackawanna Trail (55-20).

Geraldine C. Carl, age 64, of Westfield, PA

Geraldine C. Carl

Geraldine C. Carl, age 64, of Westfield, PA passed away on November 20, 2019 at Corning Hospital. 

Born September 5, 1955 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Marylou (Potter) Mattison. 

Geraldine enjoyed making and giving away plastic canvas, shopping and buying gifts for everyone, taking pictures and Avon. She loved spending time with her family and her dogs – Baby, Glory and Duke. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Charles Carl, Sr.; her children, Ernie Fuller of Amboy, IL, Clara Mae Austin of Palatka, FL, Charles “C.J.” Carl, Jr. of Pine Grove, PA and Shawn Baker of Westfield; grandchildren, Orianna (Nick) Allison of Hornell, Austin VanGorden of Amboy, IL, Steven (Samantha) Austin, Jr. of Harrison Valley, Hunter (Gina) Austin of Palatka, FL, Kia Austin of Palatka, FL, Gabby Fuller of Amboy, IL and Ashlynne Carl of Mansfield; great grandchildren, Owin Austin, Lilly VanGorden and Oaklyn Austin; her siblings, Barbara Thomas, Belinda Flint, Herman Mattison, Jr., Lois Morseman and Tina Mann and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Geraldine was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernie Fuller, Sr. and her son in law, Steven C. Austin, Sr. 

Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM and on Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Champlin Cemetery.

William F. “Bill” Ordway, 73, of 97 South Street, Bolivar, NY

William F. “Bill” Ordway

William F. “Bill” Ordway, 73, of 97 South Street, Bolivar, NY passed away on Tuesday November 12, 2019 at home following a lengthy illness. 

He was the son of Charles and Christine Clark Ordway. 

Bill took great joy in helping family and friends with any jobs.

Bill is survived by Chuck Ordway, Westfield, PA, Larry Ordway, Wellsville and Terry (Maxine) Ordway, Bolivar; five Sisters, Virginia Ordway, Bolivar, Cindy Vennard, Bolivar, Julie Foster, Olean, Carol Gorney, Buffalo, Debbie Vennard, Ceres and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial service will be held at a later date that will be announced.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar.

Olean Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire on MacDuffy Road

At 10:18 PM on Friday, Olean Town & City firefighters have been dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 2853 MacDuffy Road. Heavy smoke is coming from Apartment 3. Possible entrapment.
10:25 PM--Knapps Creek, Allegany, Westons Mills & Portville dispatched or standing by. 

Patricia M Scott, 89, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Bolivar, NY

Patricia M Scott

Patricia M Scott, 89, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Bolivar, NY, passed away peacefully in her sleep on 11/21/19. 

Pat was born 8/2/1930 to Robert E Murphy Sr and Helen Weimer Murphy and married to Richard H Scott who predeceased her.

Pat is survived by her daughters Deborah Didion of Cuba, NY, Michelle Blauvelt of Little Genesee, NY and Susan (Michael) Huggins of Scranton, SC; her brother Richard (Gladys) Murphy of Wellsville, NY; 12 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews.

She enjoyed golf, cards, canoeing, hiking and traveling along with being an elementary school teacher in Portville, where she touched many lives before retiring to Daytona Beach, FL.

Pat was predeceased by her husband, sons William J. Scott and Robert J. Scott and brothers Jack (Betty) Murphy of Albion, NY, Tub (Marion) Murphy of Bolivar, NY and Thomas (Bobbie) Murphy of Rochester, NY.

Celebration of Life will be held on November 30th at 1:00pm at Blauvelt’s, 8393 RTD 417, Little Genesee, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Robert (Bob) Morgan Swift, 96, Ischua, NY

Robert (Bob) Morgan Swift

Cuba - Robert (Bob) Morgan Swift passed in the comfort of his ancestral home on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Bob was born and resided at his Carpenter Hill Road home in Ischua for almost 97 years. 

Born on December 16, 1922 to Rufus and May Morgan Swift, he attended the one-room schoolhouse on Yankee Hill Road and graduated high school at Ten Broeck Academy, in Franklinville. 

He married his long-time sweetheart Irma Elaine Botens in Rushford, January 26, 1948. Elaine predeceased him on May 1, 2017. Bob and Elaine had a love for each other that was evident by all who knew them; their stories and history were intertwined. 
WWII Veteran

Bob served his country during WWII in the United States Army Cavalry Unit from 1944 through 1946, where he was stationed in India. 

Not only was he a lifetime member of the NRA and the American Legion, Bob was also a past member of the Cuba Grange 799 and the Twin Ridge Conservation Club. Bob and Elaine were active in the Square Dance Club and would often be seen in the streets of Cuba and Rushford during parades. 

He was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman and a lifetime farmer. Until recently, he milked a handful of cows and ran all of his own machinery.

Robert leaves behind four children Dawn (George) Santangelo, Cathy (Chris Rogosienski) Hurlburt, Randy (Betty Slater) Swift, and Scott Swift all of Cuba; 11 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents and his wife of 69 years, Bob was predeceased by a granddaughter Jessa Santangelo, a daughter-in-law Judy Swift and three sisters; Aladene Kessler, Helen Lockwood and Ruth Wilkinson.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be at the discretion of the family at a later date. Interment will be at the Bellville Cemetery in New Hudson at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to be made to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY.