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FREE Online Courses Now Available During Corona Pandemic

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Man Arrested for felony Attempted Theft by Extortion In Bradford

On 04/01/20 officers took Lloyd Baribeau into custody as a fugitive from justice. Baribeau was wanted for felony charges out of Chautauqua County, NY. The City of Bradford Police Department also had a warrant for Barebeau for felony Attempted Theft by Extortion.

Baribeau was taken into custody without incident at Aldi’s Store. Baribeau was subsequently arraigned before Judge Engman on both cases. Bail was set at $25,000 cash on the Arrest Prior To Requisition (Fugitive From Justice) and $25,000 cash on the Theft by Extortion case. Involved in the apprehension were the City of Bradford Police Department, City of Bradford Street Crimes Unit, Foster Township Police, the Pennsylvania State Police and the McKean County Drug Task Force.


FIRST News Now
March 31 at 10:34 PM ·

FNN Article 2020.

As many now know, the Galeton School started teaching projects for students at home.

With everything going on with the school, several high school seniors from Galeton thought they could offer assistance to to both teachers and students.

Jordan Rice is one of those seniors and he told FNN that he and others were thinking that the teachers were going to be really swamped with questions and such as things move forward for students.

"So I was wondering what I could do to help. I thought some of the senior class could offer to do Face-Time with any students from the Galeton Area School District that may need help" stated Jordan Rice.

So Rice went ahead and a made a post on his Facebook page offering to help Galeton Area School District students and their parents with setting up devices and offering assistance to students with any schoolwork in the upcoming weeks.

If you need help simply send a private message to Jordan Rice and he or a fellow student will video chat with the student and assist them with any questions or help that one may need.

To reach Jordan Rice visit his Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jordan.rice.7503

Thanks - Jordan and the Galeton High School Class of 2020.

Genesee Community Days event scheduled for June 2020 Cancelled

It is with heavy hearts that the Genesee Community Days Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Genesee Community Days event scheduled for June 2020. This decision was made using our limited knowledge of what "social distancing" measures will be in place in June and the awareness that this event is 100% funded by local businesses and community donations/fundraising and that during this time of uncertainty, especially with financial challenges our area businesses and individuals are experiencing, we do not wish to add any undo stress to those that continue to generously support this event. Please be healthy and well and we look forward to future celebrations.

Hilltop And Smethport Fire Dept. Dispatched To Rt. 646 For Possible Structure Fire

On April 2, at 10:10 am Hilltop And Smethport fire Dept. were dispatched to RT. 646 across the street from the Cyclone post office for a possible structure fire

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Found Property In Shippen TWP.

J-Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair

Germania 2020 Ham & Leek Smorgasbord has been CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Shinglehouse Fire And Ambulance Dispatched To Rt 44. South MVA With Ejection And entrapment And Possible Fire

On April 1, at 7:58 Shinglehouse fire and ambulance were dispatched to RT.44 for An MVA with ejection entrapment and possible fire.Now Reported only confinement

PSP Investigating Harassment By Communication In Eldred TWP.

Lost Fire Firearm In Layfayette TWP.

Psp Lewis run seeking Information Of A Motor Vehicle In Annin TWP.

Seneca Highlands CTC students will be offered planned instruction and enrichment activities aligned with their Program of Study

Seneca Highlands CTC students will be offered planned instruction and enrichment activities aligned with their Program of Study. Your teacher will communicate with you through your CTC Gmail account. Your primary contact will be your teacher. I will be your contact for technical issues. If you cannot respond to your teachers' email please contact me one of the following ways.
School phone message: 814-642-2573 ext. 2, leave message

Father James Comments On Current Pandemic Virus

In the past, whenever people experienced crises on a global scale, whether they were world-wide natural disasters, or even pandemics of biblical proportions such as the novel coronavirus, there were inevitably questions and discussions about divine wrath, just punishment, the apocalypse and judgment. We are no different in our time. Such discussions can be useful and of great benefit if they lead people to step back from who they are, where they are, and what they are doing and re-evaluate or take another look at who they are, where they are, and what they are doing. Such reflection is important because the way we see the world affects how we live our lives. Human beings by nature are finite not infinite. Humans have limits and capacities and as a result we hardly ever see the world as it truly is. For this reason a mother encourages her child to socialize, businesses are constantly urging employees to think outside the box, astronomers direct our attention to the stars, and microbiologists open our eyes to microscopic realities that lie hidden all around us.

As a student of theology I appreciate any and all attempts to direct the mind’s eye to God, to the divine, to the supernatural, and to the eternal. Some say that such reflection is grossly lacking in today’s world and point to empty churches and declining church membership as evidence of this reality. Others suggest that the opposite is true and would point to religious book sales and a resurgence of faith-based movies as evidence to support their claim. Regardless of the current milieu, theological and prayerful reflection is important, and changes the way we see and perhaps even how we live, as St. Paul wonderfully points out in his first letter to the Corinthians: “The message of the Cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction, but for those who are being saved it is the very power of God.” (1 Cor 1:18)

I was recently at the bedside of a parishioner who was lying ill and during my visit the discussion turned to the current pandemic. The question was posed to me, “People are saying that this virus is a punishment from God; his wrath and vengeance upon a sinful world. What do you think?” Personally, I think that’s a very complex question and one that needs to be approached more like a surgeon attending to delicate and complex matters rather than a politician rattling off talking points to reporters at a news conference.

First it should be acknowledged that God does have something to do with the current pandemic otherwise he has nothing to do with it. This latter assumption portrays God not as a personal God, Emmanuel (God with us), but rather as a distant God, who is indifferent, uninvolved, and powerless in the face of this world’s suffering. In this case he is not the God written of in scripture, revealed in Jesus Christ, and proclaimed by the Apostles and the Church, but rather a deist imposter and therefore not God at all. On the other hand, if God is who he reveals himself to be through scripture, in Jesus Christ His Son, and is subsequently proclaimed to be such by his Church, then it is left to us to meditate, reflect, and strive to understand what God has to do with this current pandemic.

Scripture reveals that “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him might not die but might have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16) Think about that for a moment. If someone wants to have a discussion about the wrath of God, or divine punishment and judgment, that discussion must be infused with this knowledge. As a result one would have to acknowledge that love is the underlying motivation behind any punishment or admonition attributed to God. Given the gravity or severity of the current pandemic and the tremendous suffering inflicted upon the world some may struggle to come to grips with such an idea and argue that love cannot manifest itself in the form of punishment. However, they need only to look to the love that a parent has for their child to see a magnificent contradiction to their presupposition. Parents regularly punish and correct their children, but the vast majority of them would never be accused of doing so for any other reason other than love, genuine care and concern for their child, their growth, maturity, and their child’s proper development. In fact if parents do not punish or correct their child from time to time one might accuse such a parent of negligence, indifference, and not having a genuine love for their child. Scripture says: “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” (Prov 13:24) The same book offers the following instruction; “Withhold not correction from the child” for correction and punishment saves and delivers one from death and hell. (Prov 23:13-14) Lastly, it is written, “The rod of reproof gives wisdom.” (Prov 29:15)

In addition to parents, a just society also imposes punishment on those who offend against its laws. In some cases they even deem it necessary to impose the death penalty. It is not out of hatred, anger, vengeance, or wrath that the government inflicts punishment upon those who commit infractions of the law, but rather out of genuine care and concern for the common good, including the good of the individual who broke the law. In theory a well-ordered government inflicts punishment in the name of justice, to restore, repair, and to pay debts owed to society. That well-ordered government also upholds law and order to ensure good, right, moral, and harmonious living among its citizens. In yet another realm, namely the realm of medicine, surgeons often saw through bones and cut through flesh and inflict terrible amounts of trauma to the body in order to fix, repair, and bring healing and wholeness to a person. In some cases there is high risk or a high morbidity rate and yet seldom would a patient question their doctor’s genuine care and concern for them. If they do they may need to find another physician that they can trust.

Suppose for a moment that this pandemic is a chastisement, then it needs to be clearly and unambiguously communicated, directly stated, and carefully articulated and understood that it is by God’s “permissive” will that he allows such things to happen and that God is not the cause of the evil in this world but rather sin is the cause of evil, both original sin and our actual sins or put another way, the evils we endure are the result of being rebellious toward God. Just as a child’s poor behavior has negative consequences that necessitate correction, so too sin has its negative effects that call for reparation. Additionally, just as no one could rightly blame a jury or a judge for the sentence handed down to a person for criminal behavior, neither should one blame God for the effects or consequences of sin. Now, this doesn’t mean that the victims of this pandemic are guilty, targeted, and taken out of a line-up and that those who don’t suffer are righteous and vindicated. On the contrary, many of the people who have died have been exemplary, like healthcare workers who contract the virus while they heroically minister to the sick and dying. Furthermore, there may even be children and pure and innocent infants who have fallen victim to this virus.

There is an episode in scripture that may help to highlight the message I’m trying to convey: “When told by some people about a group of Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus says, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them, do you think they were guiltier than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” (Lk 13:1-5)

To understand sin and God’s role in regards to the current pandemic is to recognize his power and authority and to return to Him; the remedy to rebellion is a return to order, a return to God, the remedy to godlessness is godliness, the remedy to evil is good, the remedy to wrongdoing is right-living, the remedy to disharmony is unity, and the remedy to sin is love. You don’t have to take my word for it. Look around. It is not only medicine and science that is combating this virus. It is also a unified and collective effort by ordinary Americans to stop its spread by social distancing, which is itself a kind of active expression of love, care, and concern for all affected. This is exemplified beautifully, inspiringly, and compellingly by countless individuals in hospitals, grocery stores, factories, and in our government. This should give us great hope.

Rev. James C. Campbell

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Resumes Limited E-commerce Sales

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Resumes Limited E-commerce Sales, Deliveries through www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com

Harrisburg – Beginning today, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board resumed limited sales from www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com, accepting a controlled number of orders per day with plans to increase order capacity as fulfillment capacity increases.

Customers will be limited to purchasing up to six bottles per transaction from a reduced catalogue of about 1,000 top-selling wines and spirits. All orders must be shipped to home or non-store addresses, and only one order per address will be fulfilled per day.

“We understand the public wants to have access to wines and spirits during these unprecedented times, but we have a responsibility to mitigate community spread of this virus to every extent possible and make sure our employees and our customers are as safe as they can be,” said Board Chairman Tim Holden. “We believe that re-opening FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com in a controlled manner will allow us to provide access to consumers while also protecting our employees and consumers from unnecessary risk.”
Access to www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com will be randomized to avoid overwhelming the site with high traffic, prevent order abuse and prolong access throughout the day, so that order availability isn’t exhausted in seconds or minutes each day.

“We expect consumer interest and site traffic to exceed what we’ll be able to fulfill, at least initially, so we ask that customers be patient and understand that the PLCB Is doing the best it can under extraordinary circumstances to balance consumer demand and public health,” said Holden.

The PLCB will be fulfilling orders from various facilities and is implementing public health best practices like facility sanitation, social distancing, and limiting the numbers of employees working in any facility at a time in an effort to protect its employees. As order fulfillment capacity increases, the PLCB will consider increasing the number of orders it takes each day.
The PLCB is not considering reopening stores at this time, although the agency continues to monitor the situation in consultation with the Wolf Administration and public health officials.
Consumers are reminded that the sale of alcoholic beverages without a license is strictly prohibited under Pennsylvania law.

McKean County Officials Support Governor’s Stay at Home Order

On April 1, 2020, Governor Wolf amended the “Stay at Home” order to include McKean County beginning at 8:00 p.m. The order went out to include all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. McKean County Commissioners, Tom Kreiner, Carol Duffy, and Cliff Lane and District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer agree that it is imperative that residents follow the established mitigations plan. 

“We need to limit the exposure as best we possibly can,” emphasized Kreiner. “Several other counties in Pennsylvania have been under the Stay at Home order for some time and Cameron and Forest Counties were added recently, now McKean County must take action.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf indicated nearly 1,000 new cases have been identified since yesterday and it is spreading rapidly across the state, in every corner of the state. With a deep concern for all Pennsylvanians, he is asking for full compliance and urging that you should not leave your home until absolutely necessary. This Stay at Home order will remain in place until April 30, 2020.

“We Pennsylvanians want to survive and we want our friends and our families and our neighbors to survive, too. We want to get through this as quickly but as safely as possible, so we can restart our economy and get back to work, said Wolf. “We will all work together in this. It’s our only choice.”

“Some of you might think that a month is too long to go without seeing your friends or family, but if won’t do everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19, there are some people who you will never see again,” warned Wolf. “We know if we implement strong mitigation efforts, we can stomp down that curve. Please assume everyone has the virus, including yourself. Avoid leaving your house like someone’s life depends on it, because ultimately someone’s life does depend on it”

The Stay at Home order does not prohibit residents from leaving their homes altogether, nor is it intended to be a curfew. The intent of the order is to ensure that people self-isolate in their place of residence, but people can continue to do things that are absolutely necessary.

The order is intended to reinforce that we should be staying at our homes except for essential activities and work that provides life-sustaining business and government services. Because the Coronavirus, or “COVID-19,” is easily transmitted, separating ourselves from other people is a critical step in preventing the spread of the disease. The intent of the order is to ensure that people remain at home while continuing to provide life-sustaining services.

“The Stay at Home order requires we Stay at Home except for allowable activities and essential travel and, when we have to leave our homes, to remain at least 6 feet from other people and practice other safety measures such as washing our hands frequently,” stated Vettenburg-Shafer. “Of course, many people in the county continue to work at jobs deemed life-sustaining and they face the risk of infection every day.”

“Law enforcement’s objective will be to educate people on the order and continue to address any issues that may arise in a calm and rational approach. Ultimately, we are all in this together and the sooner we isolate ourselves and prevent the spread of the disease, the sooner we can return to our normal lives,” noted Vettenburg-Shaffer.

The Governor’s Office has provided guidance in complying with the order, a summary of which is below. The entire document can be found at: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.23.20-Stay-At-Home-Order-Guidance.pdf.

• Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including, but not limited to, pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.

• Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as getting food and household consumer products, pet food, and supplies necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences. This includes volunteer efforts to distribute meals and other life-sustaining services to those in need.

• Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing.
• To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business (see below for details about life-sustaining business activities).
• To care for a family member or pet in another household.

• Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities (see below for details about life-sustaining business activities).
• Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.
• Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services.
• Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction.
• Travel required by law enforcement or court order.
• Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth.

Nothing in this order shall be construed to affect the operations of the followibg:
• Health care or medical service providers.
• Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including, but not limited to, food banks.

• Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders.
• The news media.
• Law enforcement.
• The federal government.
• Religious institutions.

Residents are asked to limit the number of outings for essentials to reduce chances of exposure. The goal of shelter in place is to reduce the spread of the virus in order to decrease the impact on healthcare services and to “flatten the curve,” noted Kreiner. “On Tuesday, March 31, the state saw its’ largest single day increase as of yet, bringing confirmed cases in the state to 5,805 with 74 COVID-19 related deaths.”
The White House response team has issued a warning that America must brace for 100,000 – 250,000 Americans to die in the coming months.

“As sobering as that is, we should be prepared for it,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top immunologist and advisor the White House response team.
“We have been monitoring all news briefings very carefully,” added Duffy.
In a news briefing on March 31, President Trump indicated that the 100,000 number could be a floor, not a ceiling. The president expressed concern that when you see 100,000 people and that’s a minimum and it’s unlikely you’ll be able to attain that.
During the press conference, Trump said, “This is a matter of life and death.”
Lane indicated, “More than 80% of Americans currently live under a Stay at Home order. As of Wednesday, 34 U.S. state have issued stay at home orders, asking residents to shelter in place and go out only for essential services like buying food and medicine.”
The Stay at Home order goes into effect at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1for all counties in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf indicated this order will remain in effect until April 30, 2020.

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"Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek scheduled for April 15-18 for the Pace Performance RUSH cancelled

(Pulaski, PA)...With stay at home orders and gathering bans in effect throughout the entire Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada through at least the end of April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RUSH Racing Series Directors along with the promoters of Delaware International, Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways have cancelled the "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek scheduled for April 15-18 for the Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. RUSH Directors and track promoters will work together on potential 2020 Touring Series dates at each track for later in the year.

"Everyone was really looking forward to the 'Battle of the Bay' kicking off our season but right now the focus is on everyone's health and safety," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The first two years of the 'Battle of the Bay' were tremendous with car counts ranging from 40-53 at all seven completed events. The 'Raelyn Huffman Memorial' added a lot of stature to the Delaware race last year and the other promoters all increased their show's payoff. We were looking for even more forward momentum this year as many new racers were planning on taking part. The promoters have shown an interest in rescheduling Tour shows for later in the year so we'll be working with them in the coming weeks to see how we can best coordinate these for everyone's benefit."

The RUSH Late Model Touring Series next scheduled events are Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17 at Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY and Eriez Speedway in Erie, PA. Stay tuned for further updates on these events in May.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Equipment Rental Options, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Accu-Force Dynos & Testers, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

Philip S. Arnone, 89, of Baldwinsville, NY

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 Philip S. Arnone

Philip S. Arnone, 89, of Baldwinsville, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse, NY. 

Born January 13, 1931, in Buffalo, NY, he was a son of the late Charles and Helen (Greco) Arnone. Philip graduated from Burgard High School in 1948 and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Food Merchandising from William & Mary College.

 He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army.

 He was married to the former Gloria Messino, who survives.

 Philip started his career in food merchandising in Galeton, PA at Greco’s Market in 1950. From there he worked at several stores helping to train employees and improve businesses. Eventually he ended his career as the Sr. Vice President of Giant Eagle in Cleveland, OH.

 Philip was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Baldwinsville, NY and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

 Surviving in addition to his wife, Gloria Arnone, are a son, Charles (Kathleen) Arnone, Montgomery, NY; two daughters, Nancy (Charles) Kuss, Cicero, NY and Ann Marie (Scott) Clifford, Webster, NY; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a brother, Gabriel Arnone, Buffalo, NY.

 In addition to his parents, Philip was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Rosalind Arnone. 

Private family services will be held at the West Hill Cemetery in Galeton, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lion’s Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders effective tonight, Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m.

This is the most prudent option to stop the spread of COVID-19 across our commonwealth, where cases continue to grow daily,” Gov. Wolf said. “We appreciate the shared sacrifice of all 12.8 million Pennsylvanians; we are in this together and this statewide stay-at-home order is being made after many discussions with multiple state agencies; Dr. Levine; and state, county and local officials as we continue to monitor the most effective ways to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Previously, there were 33 counties on statewide stay-at-home orders. The first orders were issued on March 23 for seven counties.

The statewide stay-at-home order takes effect at 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. All essential state services will continue.

“This statewide stay-at-home order is not just to protect ourselves from exposure to COVID-19, but it protects those on the front lines,” Dr. Levine said. “Our doctors, nurses, police, fire, EMTs need us to do this. And the CNAs who are taking care of our family in nursing or long-term care facilities need us to do this. Staying at home doesn’t mean making a daily stop at the grocery store because you need to get out of the house. Staying at home means you must stay at home.”

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
To care for a family member or pet in another household
Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
Travel required by law enforcement or court order
Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.

The following operations are exempt:

Life-sustaining business activities
Health care or medical services providers
Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks
Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders
News media
Law enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefighters
The federal government
Religious institutions

Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.

International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.

The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days.

At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.

State Police Refines Response Guidelines for Certain Non-Emergency Incidents

​Harrisburg, PA – Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced today a temporary change to the way troopers respond to select non-emergency incidents. With the goal of limiting in-person contact and mitigating the spread of COVID-19, the department has identified certain types of calls that may be resolved with limited or no on-scene response. The change went into effect April 1, 2020 and will remain until further notice.

"To enhance social distancing and keep our personnel and the public safe and healthy, we will begin collecting information via telephone for incidents that do not require an in-person response from a trooper," said Colonel Evanchick. "This change affects only a limited number of call types, and the public can be confident that the PSP has the personnel, equipment, and plans in place to respond to emergencies and other critical incidents."

Call types eligible for a modified response include lost and found items, littering, identity theft, and general requests to speak to a trooper. While limiting in-person contact and collecting as much information via telephone is the goal, the actual response will be based on the totality of the circumstances of each unique situation in consultation with a supervisor on duty. State police response protocol to emergencies and crimes in progress remains unchanged.

The department asks the public to be mindful of social distancing if they need to visit their local PSP station. Signs have been posted at each entrance instructing visitors not to enter the facility if they are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, they are instructed to contact the station by phone to speak to a trooper who may come outside to resolve the situation one-on-one if needed.

"Our facilities remain open as a public resource 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Colonel Evanchick. "Essential personnel remain ready to assist as needed during this unprecedented public health crisis, and we appreciate the public's continued support."

J. Timothy Kinsler (“Giz”), 82, of 382 East 5th St Ext, Emporium

J. Timothy Kinsler (“Giz”)

J. Timothy Kinsler (“Giz”), 82, of 382 East 5th St Ext, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Tuesday morning (March 31, 2020).

He was born January 27, 1938 in St. Mary’s, PA a son of the late John and Mildred Sebring Kinsler.

On April 7, 1978 in Emporium he married Janice Chiappelli, who survives.

Tim graduated from Cameron County High School in 1956. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education from Mansfield University, and later went on to receive his Masters of Education from St. Bonaventure University. After his initial teaching position in Galeton, PA,
Tim became a lifelong educator in the Cameron County School District where he served as a social studies teacher, vice principal and principal. He also spent many years as the junior high basketball coach.

Tim was a gentle and kind man. His most treasured times were those spent with his family, especially his grandchildren (Papa’s buddies), who will be forever grateful for their loving and devoted Papa.

Tim had a passion for golfing, and whether it was for 9 holes or “19”, he spent much of his spare time on the golf course. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was actively involved in the Emporium Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife, Jan; three sons, Kevin Genevro (Lori), St. Mary’s, PA; Brent Genevro (Tami), St.John’s, FL; James Genevro (Cal), San Francisco, CA; and a daughter, Stacie Dolan (Jeff), Red Lion, PA; six grandchildren; Marcus, Kevin, Jr., Taylor, Nathan, Alessandra, and Chiara; three great grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Grimone, Emporium; one brother, James Kinsler (Beverly), Ashville, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Pride.

There will be no visitation. A public burial service will be scheduled at a later date. Burial will be in the St. Mark’s Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Ted L. CARLIN, 78, of Petrolia, NY


Ted L. CARLIN, 78, of Petrolia, NY, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Born May 8, 1941, in Shongo, he was the son of Charles D. and Lillian F. Brown Carlin.

 On April 30, 1960, he married the former Mary Waters. They had three children, Michael (Kathy) Carlin of Elm Valley, Tammy (Bill) Meunier of Whitesville, and Vince (Dana) Carlin of Georgetown, TX. On October 8, 1967, he married the former Marilyn R. Greene, and gained a son, Dan (Tammie) Butler of Richburg; and Ted and Marilyn had a daughter, Batina Carlin (Mike Clark) of Richburg.

 Marilyn predeceased him on June 21, 2004.

 Also surviving are: eight grandchildren and a few he gained along the way who called him “Papa Ted” as well as a few great-grandchildren; two siblings, Wanda Nelson of Portville and Judd Carlin of Petrolia; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Mary Faulkner of Scio.

 He was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Blades and Turner & Magney.

 In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he was predeceased by six siblings, C. Ben Carlin, Ned P. Carlin, Frank J. Carlin, Carol Norman, Edith M. “Tookie” Cole, and Barbara Carlin. 

 Cremation will be at Olney-Foust Crematory. There will be no public services. Burial will be in Bowler Cemetery, Bolivar. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.


Dr. Adam Lee Cilli
BRADFORD, Pa. – University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty members continue to publish, and a few even managed to present at conferences before travel restrictions went into effect due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Dr. Adam Lee Cilli, assistant professor of history, has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Women’s History (published by Johns Hopkins University Press). His article, “The Curing of Ills: African American Women Reformers at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender during the Interwar Period,” unearths the crucial but understudied work of black women activists in early 20th-century Pittsburgh. This scholarship builds on Cilli’s 2019 article publications in the Journal of Urban History and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.

His colleague, Dr. Drew Flanagan, visiting professor of history, published a chapter in German in the book “Journeys into the Past: History Tourism in the 19th and 20th Centuries.” The chapter, “You are Going to Germany!: French travel literature and the History of the Rhine (1945-1955),” deals with the intersection of tourism history and the history of the Allied occupation of Germany after World War II.

Four composition instructors presented at the New York College English Association Conference: Catherine Kula, visiting assistant director of the writing center, presented “Writing Centers: The Academic Contact Zone,” Matt Salvia, visiting instructor of composition, presented “Radical Empathy Pedagogy: On Telling Stories about Whiteness,” Jessica Vigliotta, instructor of composition, presented “iTeach iGen: iNeed IDEAS!” and instructor Dani Michel presented “All the Kids are Doing It: Mainstreaming Diversity and Decolonization in Higher Education.”

Kula also presented a revision of her paper at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference held at Towson University in Maryland.

Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing, has had poems accepted to Gyroscope Review, Westchester Review and two anthologies, “The Louisville Anthology” and “From Newborn Stars to Old Woman Moon.”

Additionally, her essay “Metamorphosis,” originally published in Southern Indiana Review, was named to the list of Notable Essays of 2018 by Best American Essays 2019. It was the eighth time she had been recognized by Best American publications.

Dr. Tracee Howell, assistant professor of English, served on panels at two regional conferences. She served as chair of an academic panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference in San Diego.

She also served on a panel, presented a paper and worked in a mentorship program at the Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference in Boston.

Finally, Dr. Wes Chiang, assistant professor of marketing, will make a virtual presentation of his paper, “Marketing Mistakes or Unethical Marketing – Two Case Studies in the Era of Commercialization of Higher Education” at the International Conference on Management, Leadership and Business Intelligence at the Sam Houston State University in Houston March 30-31.

Sharon Township Monthly Meeting Notice

Playing our role to avoid the spread of COVID-19, Sharon Township Supervisors would like to inform the public that the April 11, 2020 Sharon Township Monthly Meeting will be closed to public attendance. However, the office telephone line will be open from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm for public comment and concerns.

The meeting will be held Saturday, April 11th, 2020.
Telephone #: 814-698-2418
Meeting Location: Sharon Township
93 Eleven Mile Road
Shinglehouse, PA 16748

Adverse Conditions Lead To One Car Crash On RT.414 In Liberty TWP.

Charges Pending After Crash On RT.287 In Delmar TWP.

Horseheads Woman Jailed After High Speed Chase In NY. And PA.

Coudersport Ambulance Responding To Avenue A For A Cardiac Emergency

On April 1, at 10:35 am coudersport ambulance were Dispatched to Avenue A for cardiac emergency

Penn College Practical Nursing Course in Coudersport

This full-time, clock-hour program is scheduled over one calendar year and includes classes and clinical experience. The program is divided into three levels of instruction for a total of 1,504 hours. Penn College’s Practical Nursing curriculum provides the knowledge base and experience necessary to become a safe practitioner, operating as a member of the healthcare team, sharing in the care of patients within the accepted scope of the licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Practical nursing education is a process through which a student acquires knowledge, skills, attitudes, and judgment to provide safe nursing care under the direction of a licensed professional nurse (RN), licensed physician (MD/DO), or a licensed dentist (DDS). Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure in the State of Pennsylvania as an LPN and be prepared to seek employment in multiple healthcare settings. These include nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, physician offices and clinics, and home care agencies.

This program is scheduled to start on Monday, August 31, 2020 and will end on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Most classes and clinicals will take place in Coudersport, but some travel to Wellsboro will be necessary. This program is eligible for financial aid. The application deadline is July 24, 2020. For more information or to request an application, contact Marie VanEss, Penn College at Wellsboro, at (570) 724-7703.

Remote learning connects students with NASA and other leading scientists for worlds of opportunity

DuBOIS – As individuals around the globe adjust to new ways of working and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, some Penn State DuBois students are taking advantage of real, out of this world learning opportunities right from their own homes. Penn State DuBois’ Associate Professor of Mathematics and Geoscience Neyda Abreu has established a unique, multidisciplined research group of undergraduate students that is connecting weekly with scientists from NASA and other organizations via Zoom.

“These students are part of my Planetary Sciences research group,” Abreu explained. “They are all engineering majors in fields of materials, aerospace, and mechanical. They are very gifted in chemistry, which is why I invited them to work with me.”

Recently, students participated in a Zoom session with Dr. Juliane Gross, a NASA scientist at the Johnson Space Center in Huston, Texas, who opened the Apollo samples that had been sealed for nearly 50 years. The lunar core samples can give scientists an up-close look at the makeup of the moon and a better understanding of the functions of the solar system.

Abreu’s own background lies in the study of the solar system. She has conducted extensive research into meteorites and their relationship to asteroids, including taking a six-week expedition in Antarctica to collect meteorite samples there that had fallen to Earth, earning her the National Science Foundation Antarctica Service Medal in 2011. Abreu holds degrees in Astronomy and Physics, and a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences and has served as a NASA principal investigator. Her research interests include understanding early solar system chemistry through the observation of primitive meteorites.

Abreu was able to enlist the assistance of students in the Planetary Sciences research group to not only further groundbreaking research in the field, but also to provide incredibly valuable learning opportunities for those she’s teaching. Even while dealing with the COVID quarantine, Abreu said innovation must move forward, and she was eager to find a way to keep offering the best educational opportunities possible for her students.

“Just because our bodies are at home, it doesn't mean that our heads cannot be in space,” Abreu said. “Exploration demands good planning and a long view of safety. But it also reminds us that when we give the best of our knowledge and capabilities, we can overcome challenges that appear insurmountable. Exploration requires collaboration and teamwork, but it also teaches us that true individual freedom is the ability to define ourselves and chart our courses, no matter what our external circumstances might be. We need to be explorers of our Cosmos - of nature - more than ever.”

Her willingness to provide these opportunities is something Abreu’s students are grateful for and taking full advantage of. Engineering major Dylan Treaster said the transition to remote learning has been much smoother than he could have imagined. Treaster said, “When it was announced that we would transition to strictly remote learning I was very concerned with my research as it is mostly hands on work. However, switching to remote learning did not stop my research advisor, Neyda Abreu, who was able to set up virtual meetings via Zoom with people in fields related to our research. We have already met with a NASA curator from Johnson Space Center and a curator of meteorites who works at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. I am very excited moving forward as she has more speakers planned. While we may not be able to work in labs, we can still obtain valuable

While Treaster was skeptical at first, he went on to say that he’s even found additional bonuses to the current remote learning situation. “The biggest advantage that I have found taking courses this way is that classes are now recorded, and the professors will send us the recordings after class,” Treaster said. “This is a huge help if you had trouble understanding the material the first time, or if you had a conflict and couldn't attend class, you are able to go back and obtain the notes.”

Abreu said finding a way to keep moving forward in the face of new challenges could be one of the greatest lessons in and of itself. She said, “Despite the daily grim reports, this is who we are. We are the people whose calling is creating science and technology breakthroughs that change lives, and that change how we see life.”

Abreu began teaching at Penn State DuBois in 2007. She is a member of an international research team with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), established to analyze material collected from asteroids during space missions. She has published and edited multiple academic articles and books on her work with meteorites and asteroids.


This young man proudly displays the spinning rod and reel he won at the 2019 Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament. He was one of 16 children ages 12 and under who won fishing equipment by entering Draw A Ball and Win A Prize. It will be among the activities being held at the 2021 tournament.

For the first time in its history, the two-day Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, has been cancelled. It was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.

Every May since 1991, the tournament has taken place along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough, Potter County and the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township, Tioga County.

Tournament proceeds are used to provide scholarships to three graduating high school seniors, to assist local charities and families with special needs, to groom and maintain area snowmobile trails and help cover the club's annual operating expenses.

"This year, we were looking forward to celebrating 30 years of wonderful memories with some very special prizes," said Jim Baney, snowmobile club president. "Unfortunately, with the coronavirus outbreak sweeping our country, the only prudent thing to do was to cancel our tournament," he said.

"Last year, each of the 518 participants in our tournament entered our small clubhouse on Route 6 to register and pick up their badges. Because COVID-19 is highly contagious and we want to keep everyone safe and healthy, we made the decision to celebrate 30 years of tournaments in 2021 rather than this year," Baney said. "Next year we hope to have this serious health concern behind us and hope everyone will join us in celebrating our tournament's 30th anniversary."

"We understand some people had made reservations ahead of time for this year's tournament and we apologize for that but Pine Creek is still open for fishing and there are a good many fish in the creek," Baney said.

"in 2021, we are planning to award two $1,000 cash prizes in appreciation of 30 years of memories. Both can be won by anyone of any age who registers and picks up their badge for the 30th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament before the special drawing that will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 next year."

Those who participate in the tournament in 2021 will also have a chance to win $1,000 and four $500 cash prizes all based on the luck of the draw. The club implemented a lottery system for the tournament in 2015. Participants must bring their tagged fish in “live condition” to the clubhouse on Route 6 where they draw a numbered ball for each tagged trout they catch. The number on the ball is matched to the number on the club's prize board to identify what the angler has won. "Anglers like the ball draw because everyone has an equal chance to win our largest cash prizes rather than those who happen to catch the 'right' fish," Baney said.

"In 2019, we had more than $14,000 in prizes," said Baney. The minimum prize for a tagged fish has a $50 value composed of cash, merchandise and/or gift certificates. Anglers can earn more than one prize depending on how many of the 250 float stocked tagged trout they catch.

"Last year we added Draw A Ball and Win A Prize," said Baney. This was a new, free event for youngsters, 12 and under, whether they were registered to fish or not. With help from Smitty's Sports in Gaines, the Tackle Shack in Wellsboro and club members who donated items, 16 youngsters won rods and reels and other fishing equipment. "We plan to do it again in 2021."

Visit www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com for more information.


Tickets for Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688’s annual Blast and Cast Raffle are available now, according to Dave Cahill, who is in charge of this year's raffle.

"No public events where we can sell our raffle tickets have been held since mid-March," said Cahill. That is when Gov. Tom Wolf first ordered social distancing actions statewide to stop or slow down the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed with patients. The governor closed schools for two weeks beginning on March 16, ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close and asked people to stay six feet from each other. On March 30, he extended school closures indefinitely.

"We had been selling raffle tickets at our Flies and Lies socials, regular meetings and other events before everything was cancelled, Cahill said. “With no idea how long it will take to contain the spread of this highly contagious disease, I felt people might be interested in purchasing tickets directly from me. I will mail tickets to those who email me their name, street address, including zip code and the number of tickets they want and include a check made payable to Tiadaghton TU," Cahill said. The price is $5 for one raffle ticket and $20 for five. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

"We are still planning to hold the drawing for the three Blast and Cast Raffle winners’ names immediately following the Laurel Festival Parade on Saturday, June 20."

The first prize is a Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle valued at $397. It has a stainless steel barrel and polymer stock, a detachable 10-round rotary magazine and carry case. The takedown enables a quick separation of the barrel from the action making it easier to transport and store it.

The second prize is a Moonshine Revival Classic Glass 3-weight, seven-foot rod with matched Lamson reel valued at $298.99. The Moonshine is a three-piece rod with two tip sections, double uplocking burl reel seat, hard canvas compartment rod tube and a lifetime warranty. The Lamson Liquid Smoke Reel has a sealed conical drag system, pressure cast aluminum spool and frame, and a large arbor to prevent line stacking.

The third prize is a Simms Headwater Fishing Backpack valued at $169.95. The 35-liter volume, four-way main compartment can be accessed from the sides, bottom or top. The flexible design includes an aluminum frame with mesh back and multiple tool attachments that allow the angler to carry all essential gear needed for a full day of fishing, from fly boxes to rod tubes, a net, hydration, extra layers of clothing and more.

All proceeds from this raffle benefit chapter activities, such as stream habitat enhancements, environmental programs. youth fishing, and funding of conservation and educational projects.

For tickets or more information, email Cahill at lapdoc2000@yahoo.com. Those with questions can call and leave a message at 570-439-5276.


Hamilton-Gibson is seeking a new actor to play Tiny Tim and other characters in the Warehouse Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol.” The show was adapted from Charles Dickens’ novela by playwright Christopher Schario.

"I am looking for a young actor, ages 6 to 8, either male or female, who reads well and can handle memorizing the script, as this is a large role," said Director Gabe Hakvaag.

"In light of the current COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines, children can make an audition video of themselves reading from the script and send it to Hamilton-Gibson Productions electronically via email at hamgib@gmail.com or mail it to 29 Water Street, Wellsboro PA 16901," Hakvaag said. Video auditions will be accepted until Saturday, May 2. For details and to get a script selection to read, contact Hamilton-Gibson by email or phone.

“The auditions are for Actor One,” explained Hakvaag. "Actor One narrates the play, plus appears as Tiny Tim, Dick Wilkins and The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Be.” Although seen only briefly, Tiny Tim is a major character and serves as an important symbol of the consequences of Scrooge's choices. Dick Wilkins, Mr. Fezziwig's apprentice, works with Scrooge and is seen during the Ghost of Christmas Past segment. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is the third and final spirit to visit the miserly Scrooge on Christmas Eve.

Each year as part of the Dickens Of A Christmas festival in Wellsboro, HG stages two productions of the play, one in the Warehouse Theatre and the other in the Coolidge Theatre. For each production, one actor plays Ebenezer Scrooge, while five others play all the other characters. The Warehouse Theatre production stars Thomas Walrath, Brian Kennedy, Kris Worthington, Mitch Kreisler and Sarah Knight.

A number of young actors have played the role of Tiny Tim over the years. “Bryson Fuhrer has played Tiny Tim for three years and while we love having him in the cast, he’s now a teenager and is just too tall to play Tiny," Hakvaag said.

Rehearsals for the Warehouse Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol" will begin in September for performances on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6.

For more information or to request a portion of the script, contact Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or hamgib@gmail.com.

Public Notice Keating Township Supervisors of Potter County PA

Public Notice
Keating Township Supervisors of Potter County PA
2964 SR 607, Austin, PA 16720

Regular Meeting held VIA PHONE CONFERENCE on April 6, 2020 @ 7 P.M.
This is due to the current disaster declaration related to COVID-19 Virus Pandemic.
At this time of social distancing the township supervisors need to protect the safety and welfare of the residents and our workers at this time.
The regular meeting agenda will be posted on:
Endeavor News
Solomon's word

Township building meeting door
Any Public Comments will be only on Agenda items at this time.
If anyone has a public comment on an agenda item and wishes it to be addressed at the time of the phone conference meeting.
Please email: keatingtwppotter@yahoo.com no later than 3PM Monday April 6th, 2020
Or drop off at township meeting door drop box by Monday April 6th, 2020 by 3 pm.
Any questions please call Secretary Sherry Clark 814-647-8431 or email: keatingtwppotter@yahoo.com
or our Emergency Management Coordinator Laura McLeod 814-642-9147

Keating Township Supervisors
Regular Meeting Agenda
April 6. 2020

Call the Regular Meeting to Order:
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag:
Keating Township Supervisors due to the Pandemic by the COVID-19 Virus are making every effort to protect the safety of our residents and township workers.

Public Comment on Agenda items:
Approval by motion for the Declaration of an Emergency due to COVID-19 Virus Pandemic requested by the State of PA and Potter County Commissioners was signed and approved by the Keating Township supervisors on March 17, 2020. The governing body consents to a renewal for the longer period of time. 90 days similar to PA Governor’s Authority. In the future if we are to hold an emergency meeting to vote on it, that meeting does not have to be advertised because it's an emergency.

Friday March 27, 2020 the email was sent to extend the declaration for another 90 days.
Sunday March 29, 2020 President Trump extended the time line for social distancing until April 30, 2020. Monday March 30, 2020 Gov. Wolf said all PA schools will remain closed indefinitely and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.
TRASH PICK UP will still continue until further notice. The road workers will still continue to work on the roads. (Filling potholes, clearing trees, cleaning ditches, sluice pipes.)
Approval by motion of the Regular Meeting Minutes for March 2, 2020:
Approval by motion of purchasing an outdoor locking mailbox and postage stamps for Township Tax Collector Monica Ludwig and an outdoor lockbox for trash sticker sales for Janice Baker. This is to limit the interaction with residents for the safety of our residents, our tax collector and Janice.

Road Report: The road crew has been out plowing and cindering when we got enough snow. The crew then put stone on Ludwig Road at Cowley Hill entrance and Lower Bark shanty at the bottom end. The crew filled potholes when weather permitted. Cleared trees and checked sluice pipes after the periods of any heavy rain.

Over the last few weeks the township roads were maintained enough to be passable to vehicles.
EMA Report: The Governor dropped the ban for townships and has allowed work on the roads and has left this up to the discretion of the townships. A PSATS webinar suggested that when sending our workers out it would be best if they drive in separate vehicles, equipment or machinery and to enforce that they use safe distancing. The township will make sure that the proper cleaning materials are available at all times and require the workers to clean them at the end of each use or end of the day. The vehicles, time clock, pens, building, etc. will be thoroughly cleaned by the township on a regular basis.

Laura will do the first cleaning of the trucks and building due to the fact that she doesn’t feel comfortable leaving the first cleaning task up to the workers.
The Supervisors discussed the option to forgo garbage stickers. The situation needed to be monitored due to the dynamic nature of the pandemic.

Effective immediately including Monday April 27th, 2020. The garbage pick-up will be free to Keating Township Residents. Residents are limited to 2 household garbage bags with weight limitations of 30 lbs. or less for each bag. Laura is checking to see if money could be reimbursed either through the EMERGENCY DECLARATION OR STIMULUS PLAN. There is not information about that at this time. Laura the EMC will continue to provide the supervisors and residents with any and all information as it is provided to her.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.

If this virus will continue to cause social distancing we need to consider a GO TO MEETING PROGRAM for future meetings. If this were to happen in the future the supervisors may consider a change to the meeting date/time to a weekend date and use a go to meeting program.
Approval by motion to Pay Monthly Bills:

The Potter County Conservation District Seeking Canidates For Paid Intern

Notice for Sweden Township Residents

Notice for Sweden Township

Sweden Township Residents:

A Dumpster will be placed at the Sweden Township Cinder Building (look for the orange cones and signs) starting on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 for Sweden Township residents only!! Each family is allowed a maximum of 2 bags per week of household garbage. The building will be open from 7:00AM to 6:00PM Monday thru

Thank you!
Sweden Township Supervisors

Country Boy Excavation & Demo Can Do What You Need

Summit Township Supervisors' Meeting Closed to the Public

Germania 2020 Ham & Leek Smorgasbord has been CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A Message From Chief Bartlett

 Bradford City Police

You may have heard or seen BRMC now has tents outside. This is a precaution only. There is no immediate problem. As always BRMC staff, are doing everything they can to keep our community healthy. I have been personally advised by BRMC administration there are no current plans of bringing patients in from out of the area. The tents are just another way BRMC and Emergency Management are working together and are being proactive to protect you and their staff. Thank you BRMC staff for what you do. A special thank you BRMC Emergency Department! You are on the front line and your service to our community is greatly appreciated. Please be safe! Chief Bartlett

Northern Potter School Distrct Lunch Menu Choices For The Week

Lunch Menu Choices for the Week

Lunch choices can be emailed to: lsiska@northernpottersd.org

Coudy Santa Says

Hi I have tested an idea where, as Santa, I can talk with your children and hopefully cheer them up a little bit. I will l be available each week day from 10:00 to 12:00 to have a video conference with your home so I can talk for 10m minutes or so with your children. They can live anywhere to contact me. Just send me a message through Facebook, Skype or my cell phone (if you have an iPhone) and tell me children's names and ages. Tell me the best date and time to call. I'll pick a time and send it to you and I'll call or contact you to initiate the conversation.
message me here, or pete.wyatt@zitomedia.net or call me at 814 655-6319. Please, only the days and hours I said.

Hi this is Pete Wyatt writing for Coudy Santa.

I'm working on an idea and I want to see if there is any support for it. It has to do with helping our children deal with this Quarantine. I want a way to help and do something.

Basically, it will go like this: A few times a week I'll brush out my beard, don my Santa hat and connect with you and your children for a brief Video chat from "The North Pole".

I can do this with Skype, Facebook video, Microsoft Messenger or from an iPhone. Maybe 10 or 15 minutes.

You call or text me with children's names and ages. Pick a date time from the list that I post and I will schedule you. Either you can contact me, or I contact you for the call.

I can also do this chat with just a phone call conversation then make a brief video using your names and a blurb about nice talking with you, etc. And send it to you.

I hope to get an idea if this is something you folks would want before I make any further time investment. There will be no charge for this.

Please let me know.


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Stay at Home order Preparedness

While McKean County is NOT under a Stay at Home order from the Governor, neighboring counties were included today. It is helpful to know what a potential order means to prevent panic or a rush for supplies. Residents are still permitted to go out for necessities, such as food and medicine, healthcare or to travel to essential work. Students may travel to schools to collect learning materials or for food program pickup. People may go outdoors to engage in activities including walking. Anyone in public is reminded to practice social distancing of 6 feet to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The intent of the order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible. The order has been extended to include Cameron County and was already in place in Erie County, PA.

Below is the Guidance as issued by the Governor of Pennsylvania.


Dawn I. Snyder, 64, of 1153 East Windall Road, Olean

 Dawn I. Snyder

Dawn I. Snyder: Loving Mother, Grandmother, Companion

Dawn I. Snyder, 64, of 1153 East Windall Road, Olean, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on July 11, 1955, in Salamanca, she was a daughter of Victor and Pauline Bliton Snyder.

She attended Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville Central School.

She was a Lead Quality Control Inspector at Stauffer’s Biscuit Company of Cuba for the last 21 years, prior to retirement.

Dawn enjoyed fishing, playing the slots, bingo, crocheting, bird watching, but most of all cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by
Her longtime loving companion John A. Robinson Olean
3 Daughters Kathleen (Reggie) Brown Cuba
Vickie (Joesph) Kenyon Alfred
Jolynn (Wayne) Krygier Cuba
Her Grandchildren Cody, Tyler, Antoine, Joesph II, Josiah, Isiah, Angel, Wayne Jr., and Dustin
3 Great grandchildren
A Brother Dennis (Lori) Snyder Franklinville
5 Sisters Connie (Charles) Shelley Franklinville
Kim Newhand Freedom
Debbie (Jeff) Howard Cuba
Paula (Robert) Secrist Rushford
Linda (Donald) Kellogg Huntersville, Alabama
Several Nieces and Nephews
And her beloved dog Cutie.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother Odell “Spike”
Once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted there will be a celebration of
Life service held at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service,
Inc., Cuba on a day and time to be announced.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Twenty-three students remain at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford following the move to online instruction last week, and campus officials are helping to keep those students healthy and engaged.

To avoid the spread of the coronavirus, all University of Pittsburgh campuses moved to online instruction last week. As a result, nearly all students have moved off campus, professors are now teaching virtually and almost all staff members are working remotely.

“As this pandemic has evolved over the last several weeks, we have had to adjust our procedures and practices, like many other businesses and organizations,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, president of Pitt-Bradford.

“While this has presented us with new challenges, we continue to provide the best possible services to our students, both online and on campus. I am so proud of how our entire campus community has been working together during this time.”

Some students were unable to move off campus, including students in the Bradford Regional Medical Center School of Radiography and those who could not return home due to distance, finances or safety.

Those students remaining on campus have been moved into the university’s town houses, where they have their own apartment and bathroom, allowing them to self-quarantine, if necessary.

To protect their safety as well as that of others, those students are not permitted to have any guests, must check-in with staff daily and practice preventive health measures. Dining services delivers meals to the students’ doorsteps twice daily.

For those remaining students as well as all the others, student affairs staff members are working with the Student Activities Council and clubs to organize virtual activities, ranging from esports to leadership programming, networking to online karaoke.

Additionally, this week staff members began calling every student, not just those who remain on campus, to check in with them and help them find answers to questions.

“It’s important for all of us to stay connected at this time, even if it’s remotely,” Koverola said. “It’s also essential that we keep all of our students active and engaged.”

While campus buildings are closed to the public, all offices are functioning. A minimal number of staff members, from campus police, facilities management, dining services and housing, still work on campus to serve the remaining students.

So far, no cases of COVID-19 have been reported on campus.


Those who placed orders will receive refunds.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced today its Howard Nursery will not distribute seedlings as a result of mandatory closings and delays caused by COVID-19.

The nursery annually has provided over a million seedlings to Hunter Access Program cooperators, who allow public hunting on their properties, the Seedlings for Schools program and public sales.

Thankfully, no seedling beds yet had been opened. All seedlings will remain in beds until next spring for 2021 distribution.

“It is disappointing our seedlings can’t be distributed this year, but we look forward to the 2021 seedling season,” noted Brian Stone, nursery manager. “We expect to have a greater variety and higher quantities of seedlings – some in larger sizes.”

Unfortunately, the nursery had already received public orders. So, over the next few weeks, nursery staff will contact those who ordered to provide refunds, which will be provided in the order in which they were received.

Seedlings for Schools orders also will be alerted through email in the same order requests were received.

The nursery is closed currently; no one is available to answer phone calls. If you call, leave a message and someone will contact you. Please be patient for refunds.

Brian K. Allen, 62, of 601 Smithfield Avenue, Kane,

US. Army Vet
 Brian K. Allen

Brian K. Allen, 62, of 601 Smithfield Avenue, Kane, died Monday evening, March 30, 2020 at his residence.

Born September 17, 1957 in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of Paul R. and Beverlee J. Olson Allen. On June 15, 1996 in Ludlow, he married the former Betsy E. Hollabaugh, who survives.

Brian served as a field medic in the U.S. Army after the Viet Nam War. He was an I.T. Specialist at Colibri Group in Warren and had received his masters degree in computer informatic. He attended the Nazarene Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilcox.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters Cassie Allen of Hanover, Mass., Katie Messer and Karleigh Percell, both of Canyon, Colo.; a son Kris Brocious of Colorado Springs, Colo., and a brother Jay Allen of Tucson, Ariz. Several grandchildren also survive.

Preceding him in death, besides his parents, is a brother Dean Allen.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date with Barry Morgan of Kane, officiating. Interment of his cremated remains will be in Gibbs Hill Cemetery, Ludlow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

Gov. Wolf: Early Refill Availability for Prescriptions for Medicaid Recipients

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Department of Human Services (DHS) has directed the state’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to let Medicaid recipients obtain early refills of all prescriptions at their pharmacy point-of-sale, which is especially important in light of 33 counties under stay-at-home orders. The MCOs are also being directed to be flexible with issuing prior authorizations for longer durations when medically necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and follow the stay-at-home orders, we must all reduce trips and interactions with others in order to limit the chance of coming in contact with or spreading the COVID-19 virus,” Gov. Wolf said. “By asking Medicaid providers and pharmacists to allow for earlier prescription refills and longer prescription supplies, we are all doing our part to practice social distancing to keep everyone safe and well.”

“During these stay-at-home orders, we strongly encourage Medicaid recipients to use this option to reduce the need for unnecessary trips out of the home that may jeopardize their or someone else’s health,” DHS Sec. Teresa Miller said. “We appreciate our Medicaid providers and pharmacists’ participation in this initiative to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Pharmacies are essential-to-life services and will continue to operate during COVID-19 mitigation efforts, so Medicaid recipients are able to fill these prescriptions now if they have not yet. If the prescription is current and there are refills remaining on the prescription, the pharmacist would be able to issue early refills. If the prescription is out of refills, contact your health care provider for a new prescription.

This directive extends to both recipients covered by HealthChoices managed care organizations and fee-for-service Medicaid. Consumers may obtain early refills for opioids for pain management, but the prior authorization requirement based on day supply for short-acting opioids remains in effect.

Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.