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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Jigsaw Puzzle Contest Rescheduled Until Next Saturday

The Jigsaw Puzzle Contest scheduled for today at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library has been rescheduled for next Saturday, January 25th, 10-2 because of the threat of inclement weather. Those that have registered for the contest should have received a phone call. 

We do still have room for one more team. You MUST call the library to register! 814-697-6691

Rhonda Duell
Library Director

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

103 North Pleasant St.
P.O. Box 188
Shinglehouse, PA 16748

"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us." -William O. Douglas, author

Electri-Cord Manufacturing In Westfield, PA Accepting Applications For Full-Time Positions

UPMC Cole: Pain Management is Now Available in Westfield, PA

Saving For Retirement Just Got Easier at JVB

Maxim Health Care Seeking LPNs For Second Shift in Osceola, PA

Friday, January 17, 2020

Centerville, Fillmore & Rushford Dispatched to Chimney Fire

At 10:29 PM on Friday, Centerville, Fillmore, and Rushford Fire Depts have been dispatched to 9787 Clover Road for a chimney fire.
10:39 PM--Request tanker & pumper from Farmersville. 
10:53 PM--Oramel requested to  Rushford for standby.

Potter County Habitat needs volunteers to help us continue serving our community

Potter County Habitat for Humanity is an organization of volunteers devoted to providing homes to those who need them because we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live. 

Potter County Habitat needs volunteers to help us continue serving our community. We are seeking people who are willing to gift their time and energy for an organization that benefits our neighborhoods. 

We also have a specific need for volunteers who are skilled in construction or construction supervision. 

If you are interested in contributing to our cause or are experienced in construction/construction supervision (carpentry, electric, plumbing, etc.), please send us an email or call our office. 

For those who qualify, we participate in the AARP program which can provide some compensation. To be a great help to our organization and to your community, it doesn't require a large amount of hours, and the reward is great. Let’s keep building together.

Massive Public Auction Saturday, January 25th at Worth W. Smith Family Warehouse in Olean, NY

14 year old Nathaniel Austin Hawk Missing From DuBois

DuBois City Police Department
5 hrs ·

The DuBois City Police are asking for the public's help on locating 14 year old Nathaniel Austin Hawk. He was last seen leaving his residence on his bicycle on 1/15/20. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts are asked to please contact the DuBois City Police at 814-765-1533.

Coudersport Ambulance To North Main Street

At 6:58 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to North Main Street for a person with difficulty breathing.
7:04 PM--Roulette & Austin Ambulance dispatched.

Coudersport Ambulance To East Second Street

At 6:50 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the 1300 Block of East Second Street for a man fallen outside with a leg injury.

Otto Township Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 6:44 PM on Friday, Otto Township Fire & EMS with Medic 1 dispatched to Sweitzer Drive for a two vehicle crash with one person reporting a possible back injury.

Benefit Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner Set in Austin for Family of Taylor Lewis

Causer Announces Local Fire, Ambulance Grants

BRADFORD – Fire and emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded more than $420,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

“As our emergency response organizations continue to struggle financially, these grants are sure to be put to good use,” Causer said. “As always, I am grateful for the men and women who work so hard to protect our communities and am pleased we can continue to support them with this valuable funding.”

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue.

Since its inception, the program has provided approximately $6.2 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area. Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt. Grant recipients must submit their signed grant agreements to the OSFC by the end of May to ensure sufficient time to process payment.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

Cameron County

  • Cameron County Ambulance Service, Emporium – $9,192.44.
  • Emporium Fire Department Inc., Emporium – $11,509.46.
  • Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Emporium – $11,509.46.

McKean County

  • Bradford City Fire Department, Bradford – $9,192.44 for EMS operations; $14,248.03 for fire company operations.
  • Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $14,248.03.
  • Clermont Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Jewett – $11,509.46.
  • Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $11,920.24.
  • Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department, Derrick City – $12,057.17.
  • Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Department, Eldred – $11,646.38.
  • Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department, Cyclone – $11,646.38.
  • Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Kane – $11,646.38.
  • Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $11,646.38.
  • Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $11,509.46.
  • Mount Jewett Area Ambulance Association, Mount Jewett – $9,192.44.
  • Mount Jewett Fire Department, Mount Jewett – $11,646.38.
  • Norwich Township Volunteer Fire Department, Crosby – $11,509.46.
  • Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department, Duke Center – $8,852.41 for EMS operations; $11,509.46 for fire company operations.
  • Port Allegany Fire Department, Star Hose Company No. 1, Port Allegany – $13,837.24.
  • Port Area Ambulance Service Inc., Port Allegany – $9,192.44.
  • Rew Volunteer Fire Department, Rew – $11,783.31.
  • Smethport Fire Department Inc., Smethport – $11,920.24.

Potter County

  • Austin Volunteer Fire Department, Austin – $9,192.44 for EMS operations; $12,878.74 for fire department operations.
  • Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, Coudersport – $9,192.44.
  • Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, Coudersport – $13,563.39.
  • Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc., Galeton – $9,192.44.
  • Genesee Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Genesee – $8,611.63 for EMS operations; $11,646.38 for fire company operations.
  • Germania Fire Company, Galeton – $11,509.46.
  • Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Harrison Valley – $12,741.81.
  • Kettle Creek Ambulance Association, Cross Fork – $3,996.41.
  • Kettle Creek Hose Company No. 1, Cross Fork – $11,509.46.
  • Roulette Chemical Engine No. 1 Inc., Roulette – $9,192.44 for EMS operations; $11,783.31 for fire company operations.
  • Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, Ulysses – $11,920.24.
  • Tri-town Fire Company, Ulysses – $12,331.03.

Owlett Says More Than $375,000 Awarded to Fire, EMS Companies in 68th District

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that fire and ambulance companies located in the 68th Legislative District will collectively receive more than $375,000 in state grants thanks to the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

“Our fire and EMS personnel risk their lives daily to ensure the safety of our communities. They should not have to worry about being able to afford necessary equipment or maintain the quality of their facilities,” said Owlett. “These grants are one way the state seeks to alleviate some of those worries.”

This funding from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program can be used in several ways, including construction or renovation of a company’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.

The following Bradford County fire and EMS companies in the 68th District received grants:

  • Innes Hose Company: $12,057.17.
  • Oscoluwa Engine and Hose Company Inc.: $11,783.31.
  • Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $12,057.17.
  • South Creek Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,646.38.
  • Tri Township Ambulance Association: $9,192.44.
  • Western Alliance Emergency Services: $9,192.44.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in the 68th District in Potter County:

  • Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc.: $9,192.44. 
  • Germania Fire Company: $11,509.46.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in Tioga County:

  • Big ElmVolunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc.: $11,509.46.
  • Blossburg Fireman’s Ambulance Association: $9,192.44.
  • Blossburg Volunteer Fire Department: $11,509.46.
  • Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Company: $11,920.24.
  • Clymer Township Volunteer Hose Company: $11,783.31.
  • Crary Hose Company: $12,194.10.
  • Elkland Borough Volunteer Fire Department: $11,920.24.
  • Knoxville-Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company: $12,194.10.
  • Lawrenceville Fire Department: $12,194.10.
  • Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $9,192.44.
  • Liberty Volunteer Fire Company: $12,057.17.
  • Mansfield Firemen’s Ambulance Association: $9,192.44.
  • Mansfield Hose Company: $12,604.88.
  • Middlebury Ambulance Association Inc.: $9,192.44.
  • Middlebury Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $11,920.24.
  • Millerton Volunteer Fire Department: $13,426.46.
  • Morris Firemen’s Ambulance Association: $9,192.44.
  • Morris Township Fire Company: $11,509.46.
  • Nelson Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,646.38.
  • Osceola Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $11,783.31.
  • Sabinsville Firemens Ambulance Association: $4,661.77.
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital ALS: $9,192.44.
  • Tioga Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $11,646.38.
  • Tioga Volunteer Firemen’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $9,192.44.
  • Valley Community Ambulance Association: $9,192.44.
  • Wellsboro Firemen’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $9,192.44
  • Wellsboro Volunteer Fire Department: $12,604.88.

All funding comes from state gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue.

Owlett reminds companies they should file paperwork by the end of May to receive grants and retain eligibility through the Office of State Fire Commissioner.


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2020 on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters.

This meeting will be the first to follow a new format adopted whereby quarterly meetings will be held in two parts, one each on Friday and Saturday.

Quarterly meetings previously had been held on Monday and Tuesday, with the January meeting also including a Sunday session for public comment.

Public comment – limited to five minutes – will be accepted at the Saturday, Jan. 25 meeting on a first-to-register, first-to-speak basis. Registration begins when doors to the Harrisburg headquarters open at 7:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted during public comment periods.

Following the conclusion of public comment, the board will take up its regular agenda, then will discuss new business.

Public comment will not be accepted at the Friday, Jan. 24 meeting. The purpose of this meeting is for the board to hear reports from staff.

The agenda for the January meeting is available at the Game Commission’s website, Under “Quick Clicks,” on the left side of the homepage, select “Events and Board Meetings,” then click the link provided in the description of the Saturday, Jan. 25 meeting.

The Game Commission’s headquarters is located at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit off Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

Those unable to attend the meeting can watch much of it from home.

The meeting is scheduled to be live-streamed Friday and again on Saturday, following the conclusion of public comments. The live stream can be viewed on the agency’s YouTube Channel.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will close its administrative offices and there will be no classes Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

This includes Hanley Library and café on campus.

Classes will resume, and offices reopened on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center will open during regularly scheduled hours during the holiday. Regular hours include 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the museum and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the café.


Yes To Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Product Due to Skin Irritation Complaints ‘Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask’
Yes To Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of all lots of its Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask in response to complaints of skin irritation and redness. We have recently seen reports on social media that children have used the Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask unfortunately in skin irritation. We have also received similar reports from adults who have used the product. As such, we have decided to pull this particular product off of the shelves while we investigate the complaints that we have received and seen online.

The Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask is distributed nationwide in numerous retail and on-line outlets. No other Yes To products are included in this recall.

We apologize to anyone who was affected in this way, especially over the holiday season. While our products are all independently tested for safety, irritation, and allergy – and while we provide both warnings and instructions on our products about the potential for skin irritation – the safety and satisfaction of our customers are our main concerns.

Yes to Inc. is committed to ensuring the safety and integrity of all of our products and has maintained a strong track record of delivering quality products to our customers since our founding in 2006.

FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Drug Products Within Expiry Due to A Lack of Assurance of Sterility
FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical is voluntarily recalling all unused sterile drug products within expiry, to the user level, due to a lack of assurance of sterility. The recalled sterile products have been found to be inconsistent with federal guidelines.

Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections which may be life-threatening. To date, FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and is recalling all sterile products out of an abundance of caution and to promote patient safety, which is AXIA pharmaceutical’s highest priority.

For a full listing of the products, including lot numbers and expiration dates, being recalled, please follow this link:
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. Sterile drug product was distributed nationwide to consumers.

FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical is notifying its customers by letter and direct outreach. FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Customers that have any recalled products should stop using and return to FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical.

Gordon L. Schneider, 62, of 303 Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

Gordon L. Schneider

Gordon L. Schneider, 62, of 303 Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Olean General Hospital.

Born on March 9, 1957, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Albert C. and Jean (Knight) Schneider.

He was a 1975 graduate of Bradford High School.

Gordon was employed for many years as the Night Clerk at the DeSoto Motel and Restaurant for the Rink Family, Night Auditor at Best Western, ATA Courier.

He was a prior member of St. Bernards Catholic Church and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford. He was also a member at the Eagles and the Vets Club. When he could, he loved to bowl.

Gordon is survived by two nieces, Anita (David) Lawrinowicz, of West Seneca, NY, Robin Wiseman, of Las Vegas, NV, two nephews, Andrew Schneider of West Seneca, NY, Brian Schneider of Las Vegas, NV, sister-in-law, Aggie Schneider, of Las Vegas, NV, and his companion for five years, Cynthia Sturtevant of Bradford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Anthony C. Schneider and Ronald R. Schneider.

Friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 3-5 and 7-9PM at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc, 33 South Ave. than again on Thursday from 10-11AM with a funeral and committal service to follow. Pastor Robert Klouw of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will take place in the Presbyterian Memorial Garden.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Jorge W. Tufino-Tapia, 65, of 38 South Street, Cuba, NY

Jorge W. Tufino-Tapia

Jorge W. Tufino-Tapia, 65, of 38 South Street, Cuba, NY, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital after losing his battle to acute liver failure.

Born on August 5, 1954, in Ambato, Ecuador, he was a son of Jorge A. Tufino-Duque and Carmen Tapia-Garcia. On October 4, 2014 in Bradford, PA he married Margaret Bradley who survives. They had been together since 1997.

He and his family attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Bradford.

Jorge loved the game of soccer and enjoyed volunteering to coach soccer at Archbishop Walsh, YMCA Soccer League, Western Pennsylvania Soccer League, Reynoldsville Soccer League, and the Southern Tier Premier League at St. Bonaventure. But most of all loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife Margaret of Cuba and Mother Carmen of Ecuador he is survived by his children;
Jorge (Maria) Tufino-Cordova
Alberto (Lorena) Tufino-Cordova
Pablo (Jacqueline) Tufino
Eddison (Gina) Tufino
Lissa (Harold) Johnson
Maria Tufino-Cordova
Ryan Cook
Josh Cook
Cameron Cook
Patricio Tufino-Bradley
And their children.

Jorge is also survived by four siblings a brother Marcos (Margarita) Tufino of Miami FL and two sisters Rossy Tufino (Eduardo) Montenegro and Jeanina Tufino (Jaime) Quinones from Ecuador

He was predeceased by his father.

Friends and family will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 7-9 P.M. only. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at a time and place to be announced.

Online condolences may be sent at

Bibiana N. "Bibi" Park, 87, of 496 Meadow Road, Emporium, PA

Bibiana N. "Bibi" Park

Bibiana N. "Bibi" Park, 87, of 496 Meadow Road, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Thursday evening (January 16, 2020).

She was born January 3, 1933 in Sterling Run, PA a daughter of the late Fred and Marie Devling Summerson. On July 10, 1954 in Emporium she married the late James Park.

Bibi graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1949. After graduation she held many administrative secretarial positions at various companies until her retirement from The First United Methodist Church in 2018. She was a very active member of the Church and taught Sunday school from 1955 until 2016. She was a lifelong volunteer for several organizations including the American Cancer Society, Hospice, Little League Baseball and the Alumni Committee.

She is survived by two sons, Steven (Sue) Park; Edward (Marva) Park, of Royal Palm Beach, FL; and one daughter, Rachel (Allen) Dodd, Casper WY; four grandchildren, Danielle, Austin, Kendel and James; two great grandchildren, McKayla and Graysen; brother, Steve (Marge) Summerson, Emporium; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Bobbi (Sam) Olivett, Emporium.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Rees, three brothers, Donald, William and Robert "Jerry" Summerson and a longtime companion, Bob Jenkins.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the First United Methodist, Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Sunday from 2-5 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Church on Monday (January 20, 2020) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Lorena J. “JoAnn” Park, 79, of 1204 Old West Creek Road, Emporium, PA

Lorena J. “JoAnn” Park

Lorena J. “JoAnn” Park, 79, of 1204 Old West Creek Road, Emporium, PA, passed peacefully on Thursday morning, (January 16, 2020). 

She was born May 11, 1940 in Leon, Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Vernon and Lorena Hoisington Totty. 

On May 9, 1959 in Street, Maryland she married Harry G. Park Sr., who survives. Harry and JoAnn were the love of each other’s lives having celebrated 60 years of marriage.

JoAnn retired after 28 years from the former Pennsylvania Pressed Metals. She was a member of the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. JoAnn served as a Sunday School teacher and a Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed camping, gardening and playing cards with her special friends. JoAnn’s greatest passion was her husband and family. She proudly watched her grandchildren play sports and was always their #1 fan. JoAnn was very proud of her patriotic family as her father, husband, sons, grandson and brothers all served our great county in the armed forces.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Julia (Robert) Spehalski, Emmaus, PA; Brenda (Tom) Munz, Emporium, PA; and R. Michele Park (Jeff Snell), Driftwood, PA; two sons, Harry (Tammy) Park Jr., Virginia Beach, VA and Kevin (Beth) Park, Southampton, NJ; thirteen grandchildren (Steven, Andrew, Stacey, Justin, Brent, Courtney, Jordan, Taylor, Kevin, Nathan, Kayden, Jake and Katie); seven great grandchildren (Aubrey, Dylan, Ryder, Harper, Luke, Charlotte, and Ava); two brothers, Vernon (Marie) Totty, CA and Delbert (Thixie) Totty, OK; five sisters, Birdie (Wayne) McNutt, TX, Mary Sue Peterman, Glenda Brown, Verena “Neno” Smith, Donna Smith, all of OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Hildegard Totty and one brother, Claude Totty.

Friends will be received on Monday, January 20, 2020, 11:00am – Noon. Funeral Service immediately following visitation with Pastor Lionel Owen officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834.

Online condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an admissions open house on Jan. 25.

At the open house, those considering studying at Pitt-Bradford will be given tours and can meet faculty and athletics staff members. The open house will also provide an informational program that will cover student life, admission, and financial aid procedures for those considering an education at Pitt-Bradford.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. in the KOA Dining Hall, where attendees can enjoy a complimentary brunch. The formal event begins with a campus forum at 12:15 p.m., when attendees can speak with faculty in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

Representatives from the Housing Office and Seneca Battalion Army ROTC will be in the Commons as well to answer questions.

Following the academic fair, presentations will cover academics, financial aid and admissions information and guidelines.

The faculty speaker will be Zachary Stark, the instructor of exercise science. Following his talk, attendees will break out into sessions for various student interest groups.

Those who are unable to attend this open house can attend a First Friday program Feb. 7. First Friday begins at 10 a.m. and finish with a complimentary lunch.

A complete listing of admissions events and registration information can be found online at or call the admissions office at 800-872-1787.


The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on January 27-28 at its Harrisburg headquarters, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

As part of the Commission’s quarterly meeting, committees will meet beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, January 27. Formal consideration of the agenda by the full Commission will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28.

During this meeting the Commission will consider property access and real estate matters, changes to fishing and boating regulations, and proposed additions to the list of wild trout streams.

All committee meetings and the formal meeting are open to the public.

A complete copy of the meeting schedule and the full agenda for the meeting can be found on the PFBC’s website.

Richard M. “Slug” Bauer, 92, of 149 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, PA

Richard M. “Slug” Bauer

Richard M. “Slug” Bauer, 92, of 149 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, PA, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.

He was born April 10, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Leo and Clara Mayer Bauer. 

He was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of the St. Marys High School, and also a graduate of the Bliss Electrical School in Maryland. Slug was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring on January 1, 1988, after more than 40 years of service.

On July 1, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, Slug married Dorothy K. “Dotty” Kronenwetter, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, John Paul (Connie) Bauer of St. Marys; two sons, Daniel M. Bauer and his wife Diane of Southbury, CT and Timothy J. Bauer and his wife Lori of St. Marys; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Weis of St. Marys; and by nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Slug was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Lytle; and by three brothers, Michael, L. James, and Robert Bauer.

WWII Veteran
Slug was a member of the Queen of the World Church, where he served as an usher and volunteered at the Parish festivals. 

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and was a life member of the American Legion. 

Slug served as a Benzinger Township Supervisor and served on the committee to form the Homerule Charter for the City of St. Marys. He was also a member of the Airport Authority. 

He volunteered for the Christian Food Bank and for Grandpa’s Friday at the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School cafeteria. Slug enjoyed repairing and rebuilding things for himself and for others.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday morning, from 8:30 until 9:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be offered at

PSP Lewis Run conduct a Death Investigation

High school students charged with Drug Possession for having a marijuana sugar cookie

Austin woman uninjured when she hits a construction vehicle parked in the road

PSP Emporium charge local man with multiple charges

Ridgway woman rolls vehicle trying to avoid a fox in the roadway

St. Mary's driver uninjured when she loses control and hits a bank

Slushy roads cause driver to lose control of her vehicle


National Weather Service State College PA
301 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5

* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 7 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Some sleet and freezing rain could mix with
the snow at times by late afternoon.


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission remind motorists to adjust speeds based on
driving conditions as winter weather impacts will include snow
covered roads and limited visibility.

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

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

Turtlepoint man arrested for DUI

Eldred woman victim of Theft

Bradford Responding to 2 Vehicle Crash on South Avenue

At 3:18 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire & EMS dispatched to 1400 block of South Avenue for a 2 vehicle crash.

C&N Declares Dividend and Announces Fourth Quarter 2019 Unaudited Financial Results

Citizens & Northern Corporation (“C&N”) (NASDAQ: CZNC) announced its most recent dividend declaration and its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the three-month and annual periods ended December 31, 2019.

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House to Address Human Trafficking Crisis

The House is back for a shortened session week with a focus on bills aimed at addressing human trafficking. Legislation in the package will increase penalties for anyone knowingly patronizing a victim and anyone connected to trafficking victims. Other bills assist victims and aim to increase resources and protections. The package of bills passed through the committee process last week and are scheduled for floor consideration Tuesday and Wednesday.

Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for votes scheduled in committee or on the House floor are posted below. More information regarding these votes can be found at by clicking on the “House Business” tab.

Governor Wolf has Approved Closure Of SCI Retreat

Job Fair and Open House Held at PennDOT District 3-0

​Montoursville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 3-0 hosted a job fair and open house on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 15 with 290 attendees between the two days.

“We are thrilled with the attendance of the job fair and open house. The event enabled the district to showcase the many ways the department strives to improve transportation in the region and allowed us to connect with potential applicants”, said District Assistant Executive for Construction Justin Blakeney.

Those interested in a career with PennDOT were encouraged to speak with employees in the units of their interests and were able to apply on-the-spot for open positions. Pennsylvania CareerLink was also on hand to assist job seekers.

Design, Construction, and Maintenance units provided displays and demonstrations showcasing current projects such as the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project, technology such as adaptive traffic signals and samples of materials used throughout the district.

PennDOT’s Lycoming County Maintenance Organization had a plow truck on display for those interested in a maintenance position, or simply for attendees to learn about avoiding a truck’s blind spots on the road.

Three higher education institutes participated in the event: Professional Drivers Academy (Milton, PA), Central Pennsylvania Diesel Institute (Liverpool, PA) and The Academy (Williamsport, PA).

Attendees were able to try the district’s impaired/distracted driving simulator. Safety materials were distributed covering topics such as child safety seats, bicycle safety, teen driver and mature driving.

Mike Diehl with the Highway Safety Network, a PennDOT grantee, used a distraction game to demonstrate how difficult it is for a person to do two things at once, such as texting and driving.

The district plans on hosting other job fairs and open houses in the future.

Those interested in employment with the department that were not able to attend the event are encouraged to apply online by visiting

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, January 17, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol

Forestry Bills Introduced

I recently introduced two measures related to the forestry industry, including one that aims to bring transparency to the process of establishing forest conservation easements.

House Bill 2148 would establish several requirements that must be met when public funding is involved in an easement purchase. Among the proposed requirements are public notification that an easement is proposed, compliance with a sustainable forest management plan, availability of the land for outdoor recreational activities such as public hunting, and approval of the easement by the Hardwoods Development Council within the Department of Agriculture.

Forest conservation easements can be a valuable tool for conservation efforts. However, when public resources are used to purchase these easements, taxpayers deserve to know the details of the project before the easement is executed. The Commonwealth has long had a process in place for designating agriculture conservation easements; we should absolutely be doing the same for forest conservation easements.

In 2018, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) loaned $50 million to Lyme Timber Company to help the company purchase more than 60,000 acres of private forestland in five counties. As part of the agreement, the company placed more than 9,000 acres into a permanent working forest conservation easement with the option for the Commonwealth to purchase additional easements on the remaining 50,000 acres over the next seven years. There was virtually no public notice of the project until it was approved by PENNVEST.

In addition to the easement bill, I also introduced House Bill 2149, which would expand membership on the Hardwoods Development Council within the Department of Agriculture. The bill would add a logger and a forester to the council, provide for representation from all three hardwood utilization groups (HUGs), and guarantee representation on the council by the largest HUG, the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group.

Both bills were referred to the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for consideration.

Bill Establishing Separate Conventional Oil and Gas Regulations Advances

Earlier this week, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, on which I serve, approved legislation to establish the Conventional Oil and Gas Wells Act. This legislation represents the next step in ensuring separate regulations that are reasonable and relevant for conventional oil and gas drilling. The conventional industry differs significantly from deep well drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shales, and this law would reflect those differences while holding conventional well drillers responsible for maintaining the health of our environment.

Watch my comments in the video below.

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Tackling Medicaid Fraud, Abuse

To ensure taxpayer dollars are helping people truly in need and not being used fraudulently or misspent, a bipartisan group of lawmakers this week unveiled a comprehensive package of bills to stop fraud and abuse within the state’s Medicaid program.

The package of bills is the direct result of a grand jury report on fraud in Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid, released by the Office of Attorney General and a report recently released by the House Government Oversight Committee.

The measures would create a state version of the federal False Claims Act to recoup additional funds from false claims made against Medicaid; require state agencies to assess their program expenditures to determine how susceptible they are to improper payment; create a state-level Do Not Pay system to stop improper payments before they are made; establish requirements for contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations; and increase penalties for fraudulent claims.

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Completing the Census is Easier Than Ever

Each decade, the federal government counts the number of people in each state to help determine how many seats the state gets in the U.S. Congress and how to distribute more than $675 billion in funding to states, counties, municipalities, school districts and social service programs and organizations.

Being counted in the Census helps to improve our communities, roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, fire and police departments, parks, playgrounds and more.

Beginning in March, Census letters will be mailed. For the first time, people can respond to the Census online. There will also be a toll-free number so residents can share their information verbally. The traditional method of filling out the paper questionnaire will also be an option.

People can be confident that the Census Bureau will not share their information with anyone, including federal, state or local authorities of any kind, including law enforcement, immigration or landlords. There are no exceptions to this law, which is enforceable with five years in jail and a fine of $250,000.

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Two jailed for charges involving corruption of minors

Bradford Era
Two people have been jailed on multiple allegations regarding endangering children and allegedly directing two children to perform sexual acts on each other.

Perry Benjamin Green, 32, of Coudersport, and Leola Suzanne Davis, 32, of Leechburg, were jailed following arraignments this week.

According to criminal complaints against the couple, on multiple dates between June 1 and July 17, in Port Allegany and in Annin Township, Green and Davis engaged in sexual intercourse with each other in front of two children, ages 13 and 14. Read more...

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 17 at 1:38PM EST until January 18 at 10:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

* WHAT...Snow and sleet expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to
4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will produce some
blowing and drifting snow.
* WHERE...Livingston, Ontario, and Allegany counties.
* WHEN...From 8 AM to 10 PM EST Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on snow covered and slippery road conditions.
Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

INSTRUCTIONS: Periods of snow will result in snow covered roads and limited
visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving.
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Lafayette Dispatched to One Vehicle Crash on Rt. 59

At 1:52 PM on Friday, Lafayette Fire Dept. dispatched for traffic control at a one vehicle crash near 7197 Rt. 59. No injuries are reported.
2:20 PM--Bradford Ambulance dispatched for patient evaluation.

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 49 East

At 1:44 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 49 East for difficulty breathing.

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, January 17, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol

This email includes:
  • Going Where the Jobs Will Be!
  • Keeping in Touch with Our Schools
  • Tackling Medicaid Fraud, Abuse
  • Combating Human Trafficking
  • Preventing Repeat DUI Offenses

Going Where the Jobs Will Be!

The North Central Workforce Development Board, which services both Clearfield and Elk counties, is receiving a more than $191,000 Business-Education Partnership grant from the Department of Labor and Industry.

These investments in our communities will connect schools, employers, and students to provide career-related experiences and opportunities through soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring, all with the goal of preparing students for good local jobs.

Schools need to teach to where the future of the workforce is heading. Every sector of our economy is growing with the exception of manufacturing, and lack of job skills is a big reason why.


Keeping in Touch with Our Schools

I spent Thursday in Altoona, meeting with representatives from the PA Association of School Business Officials.  

It was a chance to discuss issues such as facilities, food service, transportation and information technology with school officials from Clearfield and surrounding counties.

Tackling Medicaid Fraud, Abuse

To ensure taxpayer dollars are helping people truly in need and not being used fraudulently or misspent, a bipartisan group of lawmakers this week unveiled a comprehensive package of bills to stop fraud and abuse within the state’s Medicaid program.

The package of bills is the direct result of a grand jury report on fraud in Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid, released by the Office of Attorney General and a report recently released by the House Government Oversight Committee.

The measures would create a state version of the federal False Claims Act to recoup additional funds from false claims made against Medicaid; require state agencies to assess their program expenditures to determine how susceptible they are to improper payment; create a state-level Do Not Pay system to stop improper payments before they are made; establish requirements for contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations; and increase penalties for fraudulent claims.

Judiciary Committee Advances Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

With the Commonwealth ranked 10th in the nation for human trafficking, the House this coming week will vote a package of bills that would combat the crime and ensure justice for victims.

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. The International Labour Organization estimates human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, of which $99 billion belongs to sexual exploitation. 

Several bills aim to increase penalties or expand definitions of crimes related to human trafficking, while another would expand the list of sexual offenses that require offenders to participate in a program of counseling and therapy designed for incarcerated sex offenders.

Other measures would prohibit defendants from introducing evidence of a human trafficking victim’s past sexual victimization; expand opportunities for expert testimony in human trafficking cases; and require courts to consider human trafficking convictions when considering child custody.

Finally, the committee approved a resolution to recognize the month of January 2020 as “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.

Click here to learn more about this crime and our efforts to address it.

House OKs Bill to Prevent Repeat DUI Offenses

Working to improve public safety, the House has approved a measure to require courts to evaluate repeat DUI offenders for the suitability of a substance monitoring program as a condition of bail.

A substance monitoring program prohibits the individual from using alcohol, controlled substances or both while also being required to use or participate in any of the following for no less than 90 days as a condition of bail: a continuous alcohol monitoring device; a remote breath testing device or any other alcohol monitoring technology or device; or random drug testing or another controlled substance monitoring device.

Recidivism rates for repeat DUI offenders who wore a device for at least 90 days are 50% less than those who did not.

A repeat DUI offender is an individual who is pending adjudication for a DUI and has one or more prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years; or is pending adjudication for two or more DUIs.

 The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.