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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Wellsville Dispatched to 2 vehicle crash on Memorial Bridge

At 10:55 PM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire & EMS dispatched to Memorial Bridge for a 2 vehicle crash with injury.

104th PA Farm Show Headlines: January 4, 2020

Recapping Day One of the 2020 PA Farm Show:
From Cutting one Blue Ribbon to Awarding Many

Governor Wolf Kicks Off 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Invites Pennsylvanians to Imagine the Opportunities
Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today kicked off the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show, inviting the show’s thousands of competitive exhibitors and nearly half a million visitors to embrace the 2020 theme and Imagine the Opportunities. Throughout the eight-day event, Farm Show-goers will have a chance to explore the breadth of Pennsylvania agriculture, its heritage, and the innovation driving its future.
Release | Photos

York County Cidery Takes Best of Show at PA Farm Show Cider Competition
Wyndridge Farm LLC of Dallastown, York County won Best in Show today at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show, with their Cider, Northern Spy.
Cider Results | Release | Photos

Berks County Breweries Win Best of Show, PA Preferred Legacy Honors in Farm Show Beer Competition
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Cheryl Cook announced winners of the second annual Pennsylvania Farm Show Beer Competition today, opening day of the 2020 Farm Show.
Beer Results | Release | Photos

Erie, Dauphin County Wineries Win Governor’s Cup in Wine Competition at 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show
At the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg today, three wineries were awarded the Governor’s Cup. They are The Vineyard at Hershey of Middletown in Dauphin County; Armstrong Valley Winery of Halifax, also in Dauphin; and Mazza Vineyard of North East in Erie County.
Wine Results | Release | Photos

Lebanon, Allegheny and Lancaster County Cheese Producers Win Best of Show in 2020 Farm Show Cheese Competition
Farmer Rudolph’s Creamery of Lebanon, Lebanon County won Best in Show with Sir Farmer during the Cheese Competition on opening day of the 2020 Farm Show.
Cheese Results | Release | Photos

Lehigh County’s Sharon Kurtz Takes Home First Place for the 2020 Blue Ribbon Pie Contest
Seventy-nine apple pies were brought to the Pennsylvania Farm Show today to compete for the top prize in the 2020 Blue Ribbon Pie Contest.
Blue Ribbon Pie Results | Photos | Recipe

Libell of Denver, Lancaster County awarded Supreme Champion in Poultry Judging
At the 104th PA Farm Show Poultry Show today, Ryleigh Libell and her Narragansett Turkey of Denver, Lancaster Co. received Supreme Champion of Show.
Poultry Judging Results | Release | Photos

Wae Up Farms of Montour County Sweeps PA Farm Show Draft Horse Decorating and Showmanship Contest
At the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Draft Horse Decorating and Showmanship Contest, Montour County’s Wae Up Farm took home the blue ribbon in both the youth and senior competitions.
Draft Horse Decorating and Showmanship Results | Photos

Indiana and Somerset County Lambs Awarded Grand and Reserve Market Lamb
Exhibitors from all over the commonwealth put in countless hours to compete in the Jr. Market Lamb Show, held today at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Market Lamb Results | Release | Photos

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 4 – 11, 2020. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.

Man Charged With Terroristic Threats After Violating PFA Order In Richmond Twp

Man Charged With Dui After Traffic Stop On RT.287

Gifford Residents Charged With Harassment After Physical Altercation

Traffic Stop On RT.219 Leads To Drug Prossesion And Counterfeit Currency Charges

Bradford Township Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak at Car Wash

At 7:45 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 251 West Washington Street at the car wash for a natural gas leak.
7:49 PM--BT RECALLED. City dispatched.

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

At 6:14 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a male to go to UPMC Cole.

Mariner East 2 owner fined $30.6 million for western Pa. pipeline explosion


PFBC Booth to Feature Angler/Boater Resources, Experts and Live Turtle

HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 3) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is excited to be part of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show from Saturday, January 4-11 in Harrisburg!

This year, the PFBC display is located at booths 610-612 in the Main Hall of the Pa Farm Show Complex, and features fishing license sales, free fishing/boating resource publications, and the opportunity to interact with PFBC staff including Waterways Conservation Officers (WCO).

PFBC Executive Director Tim Schaeffer will greet visitors at the booth on Wednesday, January 8 from 2pm-5pm.

“It is always a joy to be part of the tradition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show,” said Schaeffer. “Many of the same folks who travel from far and wide to enjoy the agricultural exhibits are also fishing and boating enthusiasts. Over the years, many anglers have made it a tradition to buy their fishing license at the Farm Show, and we make it easy for them at our booth.”

This year, license sales will be available at the PFBC booth from 10am-5pm daily. Anglers can also receive a free copy of the 2020 Pennsylvania Fishing Summary, plus other free publications such as Region Guides for fishing and boating opportunities, fish identification guides and snake identification guides. Fishing licenses are also available for purchase online at, and Fishing Summary books can be downloaded or printed for free using a computer or viewed on the FishBoatPA mobile app for smart phones. Fishing license buyers are reminded to be aware of several scam websites that offer to broker the purchase of a fishing license for an additional, unnecessary charge.

Visitors to the PFBC booth will have a chance to see a live Eastern Box Turtle (also known as Woodland Box Turtle), one of Pennsylvania’s beloved, protected native reptiles. The female turtle was confiscated by PFBC officers several years ago during an investigation into an individual who had illegally possessed the turtle, which is listed as a Species of Special Concern, and is among several protected native species that are unlawful to take, catch or kill. Unable to be returned to the wild, the Eastern Box Turtle specimen is now used for the PFBC’s educational programs. For more information about turtles and other native reptiles managed by the PFBC, read these Amphibians & Reptiles FAQ’s.

In addition to the 2020 PA Farm Show from January 4-11, The PFBC will also be represented at the following shows/expos happening across Pennsylvania:


9-12: Greater Philly Sportsman’s Expo; Oaks, Montgomery Co.

16-19: Pittsburgh Boat Show; Monroeville, Allegheny Co.

23-26: Early Bird Sports Expo; Bloomsburg, Columbia County

24-26: The Fly Fishing Show; Edison, New Jersey


1-9: Great American Outdoor Show; Harrisburg, Dauphin Co.

7-9: Washington County Sport Show; Washington; Washington Co.

14-16: Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show; Monroeville, Allegheny Co.

15-16: 21st Annual Valley Outdoors Cabin Fever Expo; Mifflinburg, Union Co.

21-23: Philadelphia Fishing Show; Oaks, Montgomery Co.

2/21-3/1: Erie Sport and Travel Show; Erie, Erie County


6-8: Greater Philadelphia Boat Show; Oaks, Montgomery County

7: Great Lakes Walleye University; Girard, Erie County

7-8: The Fly Fishing Show; Lancaster, Lancaster County

7-8: Western PA Musky Max; Canonsburg, Washington County

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, January 3, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol

This email includes:
     • The Country’s Largest Indoor Agricultural Exposition
     • Calling All Veterans
     • Building on 2019 in 2020
     • Front Row in the Nest
     • Attention Dog Owners


The Country’s Largest Indoor Agricultural Exposition

This Saturday, Jan. 4, marks the start of the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation.

This year’s theme is “Imagine the Opportunities,” which is designed to encourage all Pennsylvanians to learn more about how they can be a part of this diverse and promising industry.

The event features 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus more than 300 commercial exhibitors.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to taste a variety of delicious Pennsylvania grown and made foods in the always popular food court. And you won’t want to miss the PA Marketplace, where dozens of businesses provide samples and the opportunity to purchase a variety of Pennsylvania products, such as snack foods, candy, spices, processed meats, condiments, beverages and more.

Admission to the show is free, but parking is $15 per vehicle. Shuttle service is provided.

For all the latest news about the Farm Show, follow it on Facebook or visit

Calling All Veterans

This Tuesday, Jan. 7, Service Officer Bradley Baranski from the Pennsylvania American Legion will visit my DuBois district office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer individual questions and offer information on programs and benefits to the men and women who serve and have served our country.

You do not need to make an appointment with my district office staff.

Thank you Brad for your service to our country, and to the veterans who serve and have served it as well!

Building on 2019 in 2020

The second half of the 2019-20 Legislative Session will soon be underway, and I am looking forward to continuing our efforts on key legislative issues such as education, job creation and economic development, health care, public safety, criminal justice reform and more.

A few highlights from 2019 include:

GoodJobs4PA – We kicked off 2019 with action on several bills aimed at improving career and technical education and job training opportunities for students and workers looking at a career change.

Click here for the details.

Protecting Crime Victims – The House took action on several bills designed to protect victims of crime, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect in the criminal justice process. Some of those measures were specifically focused on child victims, including passage of the Hidden Predator Act, a two-bill package designed to address the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse.

Click here to learn more about the package.

Government Done Right – Taxpayers deserve an effective and efficient government that focuses on providing core services. Earlier this year, we worked to improve our operations by repealing out-of-date laws, reexamining the effectiveness of some state boards and commissions, identifying opportunities to reduce costs and cutting red tape. We also passed the most significant reforms to our election process in decades.

Click here to read more.

Helpers and Heroes – Recognizing the challenges facing the fire and emergency medical services we rely upon to protect our communities, we passed more than a dozen bills that encourage volunteerism, enhance access to training and provide more flexible funding options to emergency response organizations.

Learn more about those efforts by clicking here.

HealthierPA – Pennsylvanians need and deserve ready access to the care they need to be healthy, regardless of where they live. We passed several bills last month that aim to enhance access to care, especially in rural areas, as well as to remove barriers to treatment and better assess behavioral health and other needs.

Read more by clicking here.

Growing PA Agriculture – Agriculture is the state’s top industry and helps put food on our tables each and every day. To support the industry and the millions of people it employs, we passed a series of laws to help it grow and thrive well into the future.

Learn more by clicking here.

Education – Once again, this year’s state budget invested more than ever in our schools and students. In addition to boosting funding for basic education, we also committed more toward career and technical education, special education and higher education.

Read more by clicking here.

I welcome your feedback on these and any other issues of concern you may have. Feel free to contact my Clearfield office at 814-765-0609 or my Hastings office at 814-247-6210.

Front Row in the Nest!

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), HDOnTap and Comcast Business have teamed up once again to offer a new bald-eagle nest livestream for the 2019-20 nesting season.

The PA Farm Country Eagle Nest livestream offers viewers 24-7 access to live video and audio captured at a bald-eagle nest in rural Pennsylvania, in addition to the York County bald-eagle livestream that launched several years ago.

The Farm Country eagle nest livestream features two cameras, one that can be controlled remotely to capture different angles.

Eagles have nested in the vicinity of this site for at least 15 years, and in most years, have successfully fledged three young. Bald eagles typically lay eggs in mid-February and, if the eggs are viable, they’ll hatch in mid- to late March, with young fledging in June, but continuing to stop back at the nest.

To view the Eagle Cam, go to the Game Commission’s website, and click on the Bald Eagle Nest Livestream link in the Quick Clicks section of the homepage.

Attention Dog Owners

The Department of Agriculture is reminding dog owners to be sure they get a license for 2020.

All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed. The fee for an annual dog license is $6.50, or $8.50 if the animal is not spayed or neutered.

Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification such as a microchip or tattoo. Discounts are available for qualifying older adults and persons with disabilities.

Licensing dollars support the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which inspects Pennsylvania’s kennels and ensures the health and well-being of the dogs that spend their lives there; investigates and prosecutes illegal kennels and bad actors; protects the public by monitoring PA’s dangerous dogs and investigating dog bites; and reunites licensed lost dogs with their families and helps unlicensed lost dogs find shelter.

Pennsylvania dog licenses are available for purchase through Pennsylvania’s county treasurers. To ensure you’re purchasing a legitimate license and not being scammed, skip the search engine and type into your browser’s address bar find your county treasurer’s information.

Wellsboro, MIddlebury Dispatched To Vehicle Into Creek Crash

At 1:34 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro & Middlebury Fire & EMS dispatched to a vehicle into the creek in the area of 2064 Catlin Hollow road in Charleston Township.

You're Invited To Country Gospel Worship At Bradford 1st Free Methodist on Boylston Street

Foster Township Police Looking To Identify This Person

Hamiltons Maple Products Takes Multiple Awards At PA Farm Show

Hamiltons Maple Products
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Congrats go to Larry and Phyllis Hamilton as they swept a variety of awards for their beautiful syrup, baked goods, and educational display! If that is not epic enough they also captured Premier Exhibitor and Best Syrup of Show! Kicking off January birthday month for Larry and Phyllis and what we hope to be another great year!!!! See you at the sugar house in February to try this blue ribbon perfection! 🎈👏 🥇 🌳

Coudersport Ambulance to High School

At 12:30 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance dispatched to high school for a sports injury.

2020 Mini-Grant Announcement Applications must be received by March 2, 2020 at 4 pm

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania Inc. (LHR) is pleased to announce the region's 2020 Mini-Grant Program. Funding for the Lumber Heritage Region 2020 Mini-Grant Program is provided through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) and therefore must adhere to all statewide rules and regulations. Eligible applicants for the program would include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, municipalities, COG's, Conservation Districts, Educational Institutions, and Housing and Redevelopment Authorities. The project must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region.

The Lumber Heritage Region is one of Pennsylvania's 12 Heritage Areas covering 15 Counties.
LHR provides:

• Technical, educational, and financial assistance to communities, local governments, business institutions, and the general public.
• Coordinates programs which interpret the region's unique lumber history, celebrates its living heritage, and fosters a greater understanding of the contemporary lumber and forest products industry.
• Works to enhance the region's economy by providing forest management education; conserving and interpreting historic, natural, and recreational resources; and enhancing tourism in cooperation with local communities to make the region a better place to live, work, and visit.

The Lumber Heritage Region has funded and created some exciting projects throughout the Region. These projects are connecting communities, telling stories, creating opportunities, exploring economic development and much more. They represent more than $3 million dollars in public and private investments in the communities of the Region.

LHR in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), has funding of $30,000 available to support projects with a maximum award of $10,000 per application. The grant amount must be matched dollar for dollar with funds from other sources. Projects must be completed, and funds must be expended by May 1, 2021.
The type of grants considered will be projects that implement recommendations of the LHR Management Action Plan and strategic priorities as outlined below. Highest priority will be given to projects focusing on the use of technology in promoting the heritage of the area, eligible project activities would include but not limited to:

• Educational pieces that promote the forest products industry and the heritage of the region.
• Media pieces that highlight the history, heritage, and/or recreational opportunities in the region.
• Packaged itineraries and products associated with those itineraries.
• Elements from existing plans including but not limited to trails, watershed, greenway or heritage community plans.
• Projects that create short high-quality videos (up to 2 minutes) about one or more lumber assets in the region that can be used on the regional visitor site and LHR’s website (as well as for the applicant’s uses); or short videos that help tell the story that the LHR is a working forest and highlights the high performance sustainable forestry practices being done here.
• Projects that create high-quality digital stories (pictures and copy) about the region’s lumber assets (brick and mortar, events, history, artisan woodworkers) that can be used for LHR’s website, social media channels, as well as for the applicant’s uses.

Eligible applicants for the program would include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, Municipalities, Conservation Districts, Educational Institutions, Housing and Development Authorities. The project must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region.
Details and application packets are available on the LHR Website at or by calling the LHR at 814-486-9376. Funding is very competitive. Potential grantees are urged to submit an application as soon as possible.

Funding for the Lumber Heritage Region 2020 Mini-Grant Program is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC).

The Lumber Heritage Region includes the counties of: Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Forest, Elk, Cameron, Clinton, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield, Lycoming, Centre, Indiana and Cambria

Allegany Township Meetings Set for Monday, January 6th in Colesburg

Eldred Ambulance & EMS Dispatched For Crash In Andrews Parking Lot

At 11:24 AM on Saturday, Eldred Ambulance & QRS & Smethport medic dispatched to a car into pole crash in Andrews Sales & Service parking lot where a 24 Year old female is injured.

Family Design Resources, Inc. Seeking A Paralegal in Smethport, PA

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Wilmot Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-01-03 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Wilmot Twp, Bradford 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: 2020-01-03 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Wilmot Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-01-03 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Wilmot Twp, Bradford 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: 2020-01-03 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Wilmot Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-01-03 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Wilmot Twp, Bradford 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: 2020-01-03 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Gathering To Honor The Memory of Dr. Mark A. Shaffer at Port Allegany First Presbyterian Church

Join The Fun of ZYOUFIT Dance Fitness in Coudersport Or Ulysses

Saving For Retirement Just Got Easier at JVB

Full Time Night Shift Yard Jockey Work Available in Bradford, PA

Opening For Food Service Attendant at UPMC Cole in Coudersport, PA

Aveanna Healthcare Is Hiring RNs,LPNs,CNAs & DCWs in Bradford, Coudersport, Eldred, Emporium, Kane, Lewis Run, Port Allegany, Rixford, Roulette, Smethport, Sugar Grove, St. Marys & Ulysses

Friday, January 3, 2020

Little Nippers Meeting Announcement

The Little Nippers will hold a youth sports meeting on Sunday, January 5, at 6:00pm at the Fox’s Pizza in Eldred, Pa. 

On this meeting’s agenda will be discussion regarding the current basketball program and other general business. 

This meeting is open to the general public.

Pre-Show Highlights of the 2020 PA Farm Show

Pre-Show Highlights of the 2020 PA Farm Show

York County Hereford Takes Home Supreme Bred Gilt
At the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg today, Everett Wilson from York County received Supreme Bred Gilt with his Hereford named Kidwell.
Results | Photos

Crawford and Northampton Counties Earn Champion Maine-Anjou Breed Titles
The 2020 PA Farm Show kicked off its livestock competitions with the Open Beef show and Crawford County came to win. Ryan Mattocks, of Guy Mills in Crawford County, took home the Grand Champion Bull, and Grand Champion Female Maine-Anjou breed. From Crawford County, Nolan Schmidt of Dillsburg, received the honorable Reserve Champion Bull. Lastly, Hannah Imgrund from Lewisburg, Union County, earned Reserve Champion Female.
Results | Photos

Jefferson and Crawford County Take Home Champion MainTainer Titles
At the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show Open Beef Show, Wise Cattle Company took home honors of Grand Champion Female with their prized MainTainer. Josh Schmidt of Crawford County received the honor of exhibiting the Grand Champion MainTainer Bull.
Results | Photos

Featured Photos, January 3, 2020

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 4 – 11, 2020. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.

Note: High resolution photos and captions from today’s events can be downloaded from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Flickr page and attributed to the PA Department of Agriculture.

Ruth Fern Knight, 85, of Smethport, PA

Ruth Fern Knight

Ruth Fern Knight, 85, of Smethport, PA, passed away Monday (December 30, 2019) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

She was born Feb 6, 1934 in Bradford, a daughter of John and Ethel Walthers Porter. On April 3, 1965 in Bradford, she married Charles Duane Knight, who died in 2001.

Mrs. Knight worked at Viko Furniture of Eldred, where she was a pattern former before her retirement.

She enjoyed taking her car out for a ride with her dogs. She loved her dogs and all animals, in general.

She is survived by:

one son: Terry (Monica) Knight of Smethport

Three grandchildren: Emily (Frank) Cona, Glenn Knight, and Eric Pitman

One great-grandson: Benjamin Cona

One brother: Edgar Porter of Rixford, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Jim and Gerald, and two sisters, Viola and Dolores.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 6 th from 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7 th at 11 AM with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Rew & Derrick City Dispatched To Crash with Confinement

At 6:10 PM on Friday, Rew & Derrick City Fire Depts. dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Red Rock Ridge Road with one occupant confined. Caller reports no injury.

St. Marys Dispatched For Commercial/Industrial Fire At Advanced Heat Treating

At 6:03 PM on Friday, St. Marys Firefighters have been dispatched to 1059 Trout Run Road for a commercial/industrial fire at Advanced Heat Treating facility. Fire is reported in the fiberglass section. 
6:20 PM--Fire appears to be out. Checking for extension. Ambulance dispatched for 35 year old male with possible smoke inhalation.


BRADFORD, Pa. – “Searching for Beauty in a Broken World,” an art exhibition by local artist Merriam Ryding will open at noon Jan. 10 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The exhibition of encaustic landscape paintings will take place in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall through Jan. 24. The free opening will feature a gallery talk, encaustic demonstration and a light lunch.

Encaustic is an ancient technique used by the Egyptians and ancient Romans that suspends pigments in hot wax.

“I find that this medium is very receptive to layering,” Ryding said. “I enjoy embedding thin papers, and layer with opaque and translucent hot wax.”

She makes her own combination of beeswax and resin and mixes the colors, using both raw and manufactured pure pigments.

“Lately, I’ve been driven by the theme ‘Searching for Beauty in a Broken World,” Ryding said. “These paintings are abstract or impressionistic landscapes and townscapes that find the light in cracks of brokenness and also highlight those places of respite needed for renewal.”

In addition to her studio work, Ryding is an instructor at Pitt-Bradford and directs the local artists’ cooperative ArtWorks on the Summit in Kane. She has shown regionally and with the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, N.M.

In addition to working with encaustic, Ryding creates – primarily landscapes – in collage, with woodcuts and through other processes.

For more information or to see her work, visit

“Grey and Orange 1” by Merriam Ryding, whose exhibition, “Searching for Beauty in a Broken World,” opens next week at Pitt-Bradford.

January Announcements For S.W. Smith Library.

January 2-18 Warm it Forward Collection: In conjunction with The Collaborative Board of McKean County - through the county Housing Coalition - the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is collecting hats, gloves, and mittens for a project called “Warm It Forward” McKean County. A clothesline filled with mittens, gloves or hats in Ziploc bags will be hung on the library property for the entire week of January 19, 2020 to help keep our neighbors warm and to bring awareness to homelessness and housing issues in our area. Please bring your donations into the library to fill our clothesline for the community.

January 28, 4:30-6:30: It's National Lego Day! Patrons are welcome to come in and create with the library's Lego collection. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

January 31-February 1, 9-3pm: 2-Day Book Sale. Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale for great bargains on used books! The library is overloaded with used books, we are not currently accepting more book donations for the sale.

Gathering To Honor The Memory of Dr. Mark A. Shaffer at Port Allegany First Presbyterian Church

Oswayo Valley Pep Band Alumni Night, Tuesday, January 14th

Generous Donation From The Women Of The Moose.

Women of the Moose, Galeton Chapter No. 556 recently made a generous donation to the Cole Foundation. They raised $1,448.53 to help support women in the Galeton area who can not afford a mammogram screening due to being uninsured or under-insured. The Cole Foundation expresses their appreciation for their continued support over the years.

For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call 814-274-8200.
L-R: Michelle Burdick, UPMC Cole's Breast Health Specialist; Laura Haskins; Char Goodreau; Andrea Streich, Executive Director, Cole Foundation; Kate Hollar; and Kristy Carlson.

Ellen M. Bagnato, 90, formerly of 1408 High Street, Lewis Run, PA, currently of the Congress Street Apartments

Ellen M. Bagnato

Ellen M. Bagnato, 90, formerly of 1408 High Street, Lewis Run, PA, currently of the Congress Street Apartments, passed away Friday January 3, 2020.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at


While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.

The 2020 seedling order form is available online, and sales begin Monday, Jan. 6.

The Howard Nursery grows tree and shrub seedlings for use on state game lands and Hunter Access properties, as well as for the Seedlings for Schools program and the Game Commission’s conservation partners.

Any remaining surplus is available to Pennsylvania residents for purchase. Seedlings are sold in units of 25.

“Normally it takes three years to grow conifers and sometimes two years to grow hardwood trees from seed,” said Brian Stone, manager at Howard Nursery. “Our surplus of conifers and oaks is up from last year; next year we hope to have a greater supply of soft fruited species like domestic apple and wild plum.

The 2020 order form contains a small selection of evergreens and deciduous trees, most of which are native to Pennsylvania and collected from Pennsylvania sources. The order form also offers seedling descriptions, site preferences and benefits.

Those species available are: white pine, red pine, Norway spruce, red oak, sawtooth oak, Washington hawthorn and black locust.

Orders of 12 or more total units qualify for applicable discounted pricing. With the discount, prices are as low as $5.50 per unit. Regular price ranges from $7.50 to $9.50, depending upon the seedling species.

Stone said those who are interested in placing an order should call Howard Nursery at 814-355-4434. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Orders can be placed by FAX as well at 814-355-8094.

The order form is available at Place your cursor over “Information & Resources” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then click on “Make a Purchase” to find the 2020 Seedling Order Form.

Coudersport Ambulance to Berts Drive

At 2:45 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Birds Drive for difficulty breathing.

Roulette Ambulance To Oak Lane

At 1:51 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Oak Lane for AMS.

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department Blotter

Thursday January 2, 2020
Wellsville Police arrested David E. Kemp, age 49 of Woodhull, NY, charging him with DWI (Felony) and Improper or Unsafe turn w/o signal. The charges stem from a traffic stop on South Main Street in the Village of Wellsville. Kemp was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Justice Walsh with a representative from the Allegany County Public Defender’s Office present. Kemp was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $500.00 cash bail or $1,000.00 property bond. Kemp is due back in Wellsville Village Court on January 21st at 4:30 pm.

Sunday December 29, 2019
Wellsville Police arrested Saddi M. Leitzell, age 22 of Wellsville, charging her with DWI, DWI w/BAC of .08% or more, Moved from lane unsafely and Unregistered motor vehicle. The charges stem from a traffic stop on East Dyke Street in the Village of Wellsville. Leitzell was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released. Leitzell is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on January 14th at 4:30 pm.

Friday December 27, 2019

Wellsville Police arrested Wyait P. Crawford, age 25 of Genesee, PA, charging him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd, Operating while Registration Suspended/Revoked, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Operating without Insurance, Inadequate/No Muffler, No/Inadequate Plate Lamp & Failed to Notify DMV of change of address. The charges stem from a traffic stop on South Brooklyn Avenue in the Village of Wellsville. Crawford was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released. Crawford is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on January 28th at 4:30 pm.

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Bruce E. Miller, 67, of Shinglehouse, PA

Bruce E. Miller
“beloved son, father and grandfather”

Bruce E. Miller, 67, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

Bruce was born in Olean, N.Y. on July 5, 1952. 
US Marine Veteran

He attended school in Eldred and at Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. Bruce was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He held many jobs through the years, mostly as a manager. He was last employed the former Uni-Mart Store as manager in Shinglehouse before his retirement.

Bruce was a member of VFW Post #2092 in Eldred. He was an avid NASCAR fan, with his favorite driver being Chase Elliott. He enjoyed golfing and watching college football.

Surviving are his mother, Onalie Austin of Shinglehouse; his sons, Matt (Elizabeth) Miller of Rixford, Alex (Jessica Harvey) Miller of Shinglehouse, Justin (Cate Kuderka) Miller of Shinglehouse, Joe (Julie) Miller of Fairborn, Ohio; an older son; a daughter; and several grandchildren, including Jameson Emery Miller.

In keeping with Bruce’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. A celebration of his life will be held at a place and date to be announced by his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Bruce’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 Bruce, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.