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Dennis A. “Sam” Ford, 74, of Shinglehouse, PA

Dennis A. “Sam” Ford
“beloved father, grandfather and brother”

Dennis A. “Sam” Ford, 74, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born on Thursday, July 26, 1945 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of O. Glenn and Eva Sherwood Ford. On August 7, 1965 in the Bell Run Union Church, Shinglehouse, he married Sandra L. “Sandy” Daily, who passed away on March 5, 2016.

Sam started his school years in a one room schoolhouse on Bell Run and then attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.

At one time Sam ran a dairy farm on Sunnyside Road in Shinglehouse. He retired from Stroehmann’s Bakeries in Olean, N.Y., after more than 40 years of service.

Sam attended Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse. For several years, Sam and his wife were volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program in Potter County. He enjoyed mowing lawns and handing out “Tootsie Pops” to young and old. “Smiling Sam” always had a twinkle in his eye.
Surviving are a son, Gregory A. Ford of Shinglehouse; two grandsons, Matthew G. Ford and Joshua G. Ford; a brother, Kenneth (Teresa) Ford of Shinglehouse; a sister, Jessie Schoonover of Bradford; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Sam was predeceased by three brothers, Orville Ford, Rollie Ford, and Jack U. Ford; and three sisters, Lorena Pratt, Loretta McCaffrey, and Agnes “Aggie” Pratt.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Bell Run Union Church, Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 12 noon with the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Bell Run Community Club, c/o Becky Austin, 308 Austin Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Sam’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Sam, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

Sandra L. “Sandy” ERWAY, 43, of Spencer, MA, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Sandra L. “Sandy” ERWAY

Sandra L. “Sandy” ERWAY, 43, of Spencer, MA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, February 28, 2020 in Worcester, MA. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

John W. Krouse, 53, of Bradford, Pa

John W. Krouse

John W. Krouse, 53, of 43 Forman St., Apt. #4, Bradford, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at his home.

He was born on November 14, 1966 in Bradford, the son of the late George Krouse of Salamanca, NY and Connie Mott of Bradford.

John attended Kane and Bradford schools.

John was a self-employed subcontractor.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. John loved to go hunting, fishing and camping.

John met Robin Krouse in 1989 and they had four children. John was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his wife Robin Krouse of Bradford; five children, Ashley Krouse, John Krouse, Jr., George Krouse, Austin Krouse and Krissy Miller all of Bradford; four grandchildren, Braelynn Wertz, Olivia Krouse, Michael Krouse all of Bradford and Ashton Krouse of Kane; mother-in-law, Glenda Davis of Bradford; three sisters, Dianne Krouse of Bradford, Kerrie Krouse of Delaware and Georgianne Krouse of North Carolina; two brothers, Randy Krouse of Bradford and David Krouse of New Mexico; one sister-in-law, Carol (Craig) Miller of Bradford; one brother-in-law, William Davis of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one sister, Alison Teribery; one brother, Michael Krouse and one son, James Krouse.

At the family’s request there will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701 or the American Cancer Society, 108R North Second St., Suite 1B, Clearfield, PA 16830

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Little Nippers Meeting Announcement

The Little Nippers will hold a youth sports meeting on Sunday, March 1, at 1:00pm at the Little Nippers building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. All prospective baseball, softball, and tee ball coaches are encouraged to attend. This meeting is open to the general public.

No Injuries In One Car Crash On RT.219 In Lafayette TWP.


Both Parties Charged In Domestic Incident In Hamlin TWP.


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I-80 Eastbound Open Between Penfield and Clearfield

I-80 Eastbound Open Between Penfield and Clearfield

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that I-80 eastbound between the Clearfield/Penfield exit at mile marker 111 and the Clearfield/Shawville exit at mile marker 120 is now open to traffic. The road was closed earlier today due to a jackknifed tractor-trailer.

A detour that saw traffic diverted onto Route 153 at exit 111 has been lifted. PennDOT reminds motorists to slow down and increase their following distances when driving in winter conditions.

To help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24
hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should consider special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

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Public Auction, Sunday March 1st at Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Indecent Assault Investigation Continues In Mount Jewett


Suspected Minor Injuries In One Car Crash On RT.321 In Corydon TWP.


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No Injuries And Disabling Damage In One Car Crash On RT.6 In Hamlin TWP.


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PITT-BRADFORD STUDENTS ON SPRING BREAK MARCH 9-13

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students will be on spring break March 9 through 13.

The University will close administrative offices on March 13 for a spring holiday.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume March 16.

Hanley Library will be closed March 7 and 8 and March 13 and 14. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 through 12 and from 6 to 11:30 p.m. March 15. Regular hours will resume March 16.

The café in Hanley Library will be closed from March 7 through 14.

The café in the Frame-Westerberg Commons will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 through 12.

The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center and Café in Marilyn Horne Hall in downtown Bradford will remain open. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Regular café hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Job seekers invited to Penn State DuBois career fair

Professionals who are searching for jobs with area companies are invited to attend a career fair at Penn State DuBois on March 25.

Employers from nearly 50 companies will be on hand, representing career fields that are thriving in Central Pennsylvania, such as human services, business management, engineering, marketing, and more. Representatives from Penn State DuBois will also be available speak with individuals about educational and training opportunities that could qualify them to work in these fields.

Job seekers are advised to bring copies of their résumé, and dress in business appropriate attire.

The career fair is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in the Multipurpose Building gymnasium at Penn State DuBois. This event is made possible by Penn State DuBois Career Development, the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society, and the DuBois Educational Foundation.

Jobseekers can find more information by visiting http://dubois.psu.edu/careerfair

Video Games, Gamers, and Gaming

This six-week course is designed to introduce learners to the many elements of video games. We will focus on gaming industry history, game development processes, game genres, storyboarding, game environment, character design, interface design, game play, and the psychology of game design.

This course, taught by Brent Bryant, Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Network Systems Technology Instructor, is scheduled for Wednesdays, April 1 – May 6, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Networking and Security Shop at Seneca Highlands CTC in Port Allegany. The cost is $75/person; all class materials will be provided. The course is open to students in grades 6 through 12. Student arrivals are welcome after 3:35 p.m. Registration is required, so register today by calling (814) 545-1333 or online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org

Invasive Plant Treatment Grant Opportunity for Landowners

The McKean County Conservation District, a member of the Allegheny Plateau Invasive Plant Management Area (APIPMA), has received new funding for invasive plant treatment. Through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Rapid Response fund grants, treatment will begin on two highly-invasive plants: Japanese knotweed and goatsrue. This grant provides funding to treat infestations of goatsrue within the 5-county area: McKean, Elk, Potter, Forest, and Warren. Japanese knotweed infestations will be treated throughout the Tionesta watershed, which has lower occurrence of the plant. Both plants are extremely invasive and can grow in a wide range of conditions- including along roadsides and ditches, streambanks, and even in your backyard. Private landowners with these plants in the treatment area quality for the free program.

Japanese knotweed has large leaves, white flowers, and hollow stems, similar to bamboo. Goatsrue is an upright shrub, standing 3-5’ tall and has pinnately compound leaves with white or purple colored flowers. Goatsrue is a federally and state listed noxious weed, so eliminating it from the landscape is a high priority. It is illegal to spread or propagate this plant.

If you are not certain the plants you have are Japanese knotweed or goatsrue, contact the McKean County Conservation District and we can help.

If you are interested in having Japanese knotweed or goatsrue treated on your property by a licensed applicator, please contact Maddie Stanisch at (814) 887-4020 or at mmstanisch@mckeancountypa.org.

East Third Street in City of Williamsport to Close Next Week

Motorists are advised that East Third Street will be closed between State Street and Basin Street in the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, beginning Monday,  March 2.

The Gateway Project is set to resume construction on Monday, March 2 through Tuesday, August 18.

All travel lanes will be closed during this time. A detour has been established and marked with signage for alternative routes. Additional signage is in place for alternative routes to local businesses.

The Gateway Project is a three-year, $10 million reconstruction project which partners the City of Williamsport, Lycoming College, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Motorists are advised to be alert, slow down, and expect stopped traffic near the construction area.

Joyce L. Jordan, 65, of Bradford, PA

Joyce L. Jordan

Joyce L. Jordan, 65, of Bradford, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Causer to Host Veterans Service Representative

In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting a veterans service representative from the American Legion at his local offices in February.

The schedule is as follows: 

Coudersport office: Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Coudersport office is located at 107 S. Main St. Please call 814-274-9769 to schedule an appointment.
Bradford office: Wednesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St., first floor. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment.
Kane office: Wednesday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Kane office is located at 55 Fraley St. Please call 814-837-0880 to schedule an appointment.

Assistance is available with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to participate.

Causer to Hold Satellite Office Hours

State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) or one of his representatives will hold office hours on Thursday, March 5, at the following locations:
Emporium Borough Office – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE prescription drug assistance programs.

People who cannot make the satellite sessions may contact Causer’s offices in Bradford at 78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400; or Coudersport, 107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769; or Kane, 55 Fraley St., telephone 814-837-0880. Information is also available at www.RepCauser.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepCauser.

SR 220 South Bound Lane Closures Expected Early Next Week

Motorists who travel Route 220 southbound are advised that single lane closures can be expected in the area of the West 4th St. Interchange, Woodward Township, Lycoming County, for tree removal.

A sub-contractor will be on site removing trees to clear for overhead utility relocation beginning Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Motorists can expect the right lane (driving lane) to be restricted while the work is being completed.

This work is part of the 220 Safety Corridor Project. The Project is expected to be completed in Fall of 2022.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is the prime contractor on this $41 million project.

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McKean County Coroner’s Office Seeking Help Finding Family of Vickie Lynn Lehman

On Sunday 02/23/2020 the McKean County Coroners Office investigated the death of Vickie Lynn LEHMAN, 64, of 132 High Street Bradford, PA 16701.

As of this date, no relatives have come forward to claim her body. Anyone with information about known relativities, please contact the Coroner’s office at 814-362-6643. 

Clean-Up Project on I-80 WB in Union County Rescheduled

Motorists who travel on Interstate 80 westbound in White Deer Township, Union County, are advised a soil remediation project has been rescheduled to take place on Monday, March 2.

A contractor will be working in the area of mile marker 202.5 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM, weather permitting. 

Motorists should expect the right lane (driving lane) to be closed while work is being completed.
Motorists are urged to slow down, drive with caution, and be alert for stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties at www.penndot.gov/District3.

UPMC Cole’s Babies are Unbe-LEAP-ably Cute

UPMC Cole is celebrating Leap Year with a hoppin’ nursery full of little leapers wearing hats hand-made by the Knotty Knitters of Lock Haven. Babies born at UPMC Cole from Feb. 27 to 29 will be provided with a hat and little frog outfit in recognition of Leap Year 2020.

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Smith Cunningham, 89, of North Warren, PA

Jacquelyn Cunningham

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Smith Cunningham, 89, of North Warren, PA., died Friday morning, February 28, 2020 at the Rouse Warren County Home, Youngsville, PA.
A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

PITT-BRADFORD PLANS ACTIVITIES FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

A scene from “RBG,” a Magnolia Pictures release, which will be shown at Pitt-Bradford next week as part of Women’s History Month. (Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures/ CNN Films.)
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will celebrate “Valiant Women of the Vote” marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States during Women’s History Month in March.

All events are free and open to the public.

The month will begin with an open mic and kickoff event, “Celebrating Women’s Voices,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons, where food and mocktails will be served.

On Tuesday, the university will offer Safe Zone Training for the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the first floor assembly room of Marilyn Horne Hall at 2 Marilyn Horne Way. 

The Safe Zone program provides education on LGBTQ issues so those who go through the program can serve as an ally. Refreshments will be served.

On Wednesday evening, the university will show “RBG,” a 2018 documentary about octogenarian and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her lengthy legal legacy and status as a pop culture icon. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater, followed by a panel discussion.

On March 18, award-winning author Margaret McMullan will read from her new memoir, “Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile and Return” at 7:30 p.m. in the University Room. “Where the Angels Lived” traces McMullan’s search for members of her family who disappeared in Hungary during the Holocaust.

Students in Dr. Helma DeVries-Jordan’s “Women in Politics” course will lead a discussion panel about Women in Politics at 1:30 p.m. March 28 at the Bradford Area Public Library.

The month will close out with another “Celebrating Women’s Voices” vocal recital and banner march at noon March 31 at Harriett B. Wick Chapel.

F. Donald Kenney Fund provides $22k for biennial art exhibition

With the support of the F. Donald Kenney Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, the Tri-County Arts Council will be holding the first solo show of the Southern Tier Biennial in its new gallery space this fall. 

The F. Donald Kenney Fund, established by the late philanthropist and patron of the arts, has provided annual support to fund the annual arts exhibition since 2004, to the tune of $334,890 over the years.

This year’s grant of $22,339, will be especially meaningful to the Tri-County Arts Council, as it will provide for the first-ever solo artist exhibition to be held in the council’s gallery space.
The biennial alternates each year between a juried art competition, followed by a solo gallery showing for the competition’s winning artist. This year, the biennial will showcase the work of Angelica native Ryann Cooley. 

“This is a perfect example of how the philanthropic generosity of the Kenney Fund—and others—in our area enriches the cultural climate for all of us. This program would not be possible without that support, and we are deeply grateful for the Fund’s support over these many years,” said John Bartimole, Tri-County Arts Council Co-Executive Director.

Cooley’s work merges the mediums of photography and glass in a way that challenges the perception of traditional portraits. 

For artists in rural communities, like Cooley, the biennial is a unique opportunity to share their artistic voice.

“Being an artist in a rural area is exacerbated by the potentially limited opportunities to share the artist’s work and to have it juried,” added Bartimole. “But, because of the Kenney Fund, Ryann—and others before and yet to come—have the chance to have their work celebrated by the community. It’s a deeply rewarding experience for all involved.”

CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit stressed the importance of philanthropy in the arts as funding from state and federal programs waver from year to year.

“We are proud of the role that we play in facilitating philanthropy for the arts here at CRCF,” said Buchheit. “The reality is that the status of arts funding at the state and federal level is in constant flux, and funds like the Kenney fund ensure that arts and culture can continue to enrich the community.”
The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Practical Nursing Program from Penn College coming to Coudersport

Come to an Information Session on the upcoming Practical Nursing Program. Learn how becoming an LPN can help give you a great career boost! Graduates find jobs in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private homes, physician offices, and other health-related offices. Successful completion of the course enables students to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure as an LPN.

This full-time clock hour program starts August 31, 2020, and students will graduate August 19, 2021. Graduates earn a certificate in practical nursing. An information session about the LPN Program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4th at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. For more information or to register for a Coudersport Information Session, contact Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

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PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION AWARDS BOATING FACILITY GRANTS

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today awarded more than $500,000 in boating facility grants to assist with twelve projects in eleven counties.

Recipients of the grants, including local governments and eligible nonprofit groups, successfully applied for funding to assist with the planning, acquisition, development, expansion or rehabilitation of public boating access areas. Funds awarded through the program will be used to provide or improve public recreational boat access facilities that are open and available for general public use.

"Making our recreational waterways safer, more welcoming, and accessible is a priority for our agency," said Richard Lewis, PFBC Boating-At-Large Commissioner and Chair of the PFBC Boating Committee. "We're excited to partner with others to get these projects going."

Grants awarded through this program can be used for site acquisition, project design, construction and major rehabilitation of recreational boat access facilities. Activities will benefit and directly support public recreational boating.

"These grants represent additional opportunities for boaters across the Commonwealth," said Charlie Charlesworth, PFBC Boating-At-Large Commissioner. "Creating those opportunities requires resources and these dollars are being well-invested."

The boating facility grants include:
Armstrong County; Manor Township, Fort Run Park Canoe/Kayak Launch, Allegheny River
Berks County; Schuylkill River Greenways, Yarnell Park Access, Schuylkill River
Berks County; Muhlenberg Township, Jim Dietrich Park Water Trail Landing, Schuylkill River
Chester County; North Coventry Township, Riverside Park, Schuylkill River
Cumberland County; Borough of Camp Hill, Creek Road Kayak Launch, Conodoguinet Creek
Crawford County; Cochranton Area Redevelopment Effort, Cochranton Landing, French Creek, Crawford County
Dauphin County; Lower Swatara Township, Fulling Mill Boat Launch, Swatara Creek
Delaware County; Natural Lands Trust, Inc., Stroud Preserve Boat Launch, East Branch of Brandywine Creek
Huntingdon County; Mapleton Borough, Riverside Memorial Park, Juniata River
Montgomery County; Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Collegeville Access Project, Perkiomen Creek
Philadelphia County; Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Glen Foerd Kayak Dock, Poquessing Creek and Delaware River
Westmoreland County; Conemaugh Valley Conservancy, Seward Fifth Street River Access, Conemaugh River

All projects funded for this round of grants must be completed by December 31, 2022.

The PFBC expects to issue additional calls for proposals in the coming months to support projects that will connect anglers and boaters to Pennsylvania waterways. More information about the Boating Facility Grant Program can be found on the PFBC website.

I-86 WB Reopened

I-86 West has been reopened from Exit 11 (Strunk Rd) to Exit 10 (Rte 430). Road was closed due to a crash on Thursday, February 27th at 2:50pm, Town of Ellery, Chautauqua Co.

Lake Effect Snow Warning issued February 28 at 5:09AM EST until February 29 at 10:00AM EST by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations of
6 to 12 inches in the most persistent lake snows. The most
widespread and heaviest lake snows will occur later this
afternoon into tonight. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph this
morning near the Lake Erie shoreline will result in areas of
blowing and drifting snow.
* WHERE...Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie
counties.
* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing and
drifting snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening
commutes.

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

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Lakeshore Flood Advisory issued February 28 at 4:35AM EST until February 28 at 11:00AM EST by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST
THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...Minor lakeshore flooding.
* WHERE...Erie and Chautauqua counties.
* WHEN...Until 11 AM EST this morning.
* IMPACTS...Some water on low lying roads and property along the
lakeshore. Water may spray across Route 5 in Hamburg.

INSTRUCTIONS: Residents on or near the shore should take appropriate action to
protect property from rising water levels.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7
inches in the most persistent lake snows. The most snow will
occur over the northern portion of the county. Winds gusting as
high as 30 mph with areas of blowing snow.
* WHERE...Allegany county.
* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

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

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Trap Shoot **CANCELLED**

The Black Forest Falcons Youth Trap Team Open Shoot scheduled for tonight has been canceled.

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THINK ABOUT IT!!

Indecision
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Indecision, the ability of not being able to make a decision quickly. Does that describe you? How does it feel when you’re on the receiving end of someone’s indecision?

There are many reasons for a person’s indecisiveness. Wanting to make the right decision, fear, and insecurity are just a few of the reasons. But here’s the real kicker, no decision is still a decision and that often causes the greater problem. I deal with people on a regular basis that seem to live in indecisiveness, and it drives me crazy. I’ve asked questions that took over a month to get a response too. Why? Simply because the person was weighing all the options and trying to come up with the right one. Really? Make a decision and go because I’m getting ready to fall asleep on my end.

The writer of the Book of Revelation states something that I have always found interesting, “But because you are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm, I am about to spit you from my mouth.” (Revelation 3:16) What does this mean? I’ve understood it to mean that God can work with your no or your yes but not your maybe. In other words, don’t try to straddle the fence. Get on one side or the other but get there. You can always do a course correction later. But when you sit on the fence you’re actually not going anywhere. You’re just marking time. It is in the course of moving that decisions are made. It is from this position that one is able to make course corrections when errors are discovered. Life is not linier, it’s full of twists and turns. Rather than getting yourself bogged down with indecision in the moment, set yourself some larger goals and objectives that you can shoot towards. In doing so it can make your daily decision making that much easier because you’ll have a better idea of where you’re headed.

Probably the greatest frustration that people struggle with are the “what if” scenarios. Reality is, you can’t plan for every single one. Take your life and GO! Set your goals and don’t look back. You’ll be surprised how less stressful your life will be. Think about it.

Potter County CareerLink Hosting a "Cupcakes & Careers" Event on Tuesday, March 3rd

Last call to register for CASA Spring Soccer

Port Allegany Apartment Available for Rent

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service State College PA

SNOW SQUALLS MOVING THROUGH THE REGION...

HAZARDS...Snow squalls, which can rapidly reduce visibility to less
than a quarter of a mile, will affect parts of the area between 1125
pm and 115 AM. If you encounter squalls while traveling, slow down
and allow extra stopping distance between the car in front of you.

SAFETY INFO...
Use extra caution if you must travel into or through this squall.
Rapid changes in visibility and potentially slick roads are likely to
lead to accidents. Consider delaying travel until this squall passes
your location.

Recalls

Choice Products USA, LLC Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Premier Choice

Choice Products USA, LLC of Eau Claire, WI, is recalling 275 - 3lb tubs of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, because it may contain undeclared milk from milk chocolate chips. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume these products.

3 lb. tub Peanut Butter Cookie Dough was distributed nationwide. The product was purchased through an online ordering system and delivered via fed ex directly to customers. No other products offered through online ordering are affected.

The product was distributed in 3 lb. white plastic tubs with the date code of 19330. The label refers to “Premiere Choice” Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Some containers of the 3lb. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough have been found to contain milk chocolate chips which were mistakenly included in the mixing process of the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing milk chocolate chips was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an inadvertent adherence to the company's “production and packaging procedures."

American Health Packaging Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ranitidine Tablets

American Health Packaging has voluntarily recalled eleven (11) lots of Ranitidine Tablets, USP 150 mg, 100 count Unit Dose Blisters to the consumer level due to the potential N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) amounts above levels established by the FDA. This recall was initiated in response to the recall by the manufacturer (Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC), which included affected lots that were repackaged by American Health Packaging.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen, a substance that can cause cancer, based on laboratory testing. NDMA is also a known environmental contaminant found in water and foods, including meats, dairy and vegetables. No reports of injury or adverse events to date.

Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Prescription ranitidine is approved for multiple indications, including short-term treatment for active duodenal ulcers, maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients, treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions, short-term treatment of active, benign gastric ulcers, maintenance therapy for gastric ulcers, treatment of GERD and treatment of endoscopically diagnosed erosive esophagitis.

Wind Advisory issued February 27 at 9:52PM EST until February 28 at 1:00AM EST by NWS Binghamton

DESCRIPTION: ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* WHERE...Otsego, Chenango, Cortland, Tompkins, Chemung,
Schuyler, Steuben, Yates, Onondaga, Tioga, Madison, Southern
Oneida, Broome, Seneca and Southern Cayuga counties.
* WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
Snow showers will combine with blowing snow to produce localized
reduced visibility at times.

INSTRUCTIONS: Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Blizzard Warning issued February 27 at 8:33PM EST until February 28 at 4:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 5
to 9 inches with total amounts of up to 2 feet. Winds gusting
as high as 50 mph.
* WHERE...Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and the western
Southern Tier.
* WHEN...Until 4 PM EST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing
snow will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact commutes through Friday. Strong winds
could cause some tree damage and result in isolated power
outages.

INSTRUCTIONS: Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow,
frequently reducing visibilities to zero. Travel is strongly
discouraged.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Capitol News from State Rep. Martin Causer

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol


It was an exciting day last week when Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative officially launched its high-speed, fiber-to-the-home Internet project. The six-year initiative aims to place over 2,800 miles of fiber line, making broadband service available to every one of Tri-County’s more than 16,000 members across seven counties.

The first phase of the project is supported by $1.5 million in state redevelopment assistance funding, a worthwhile investment in a service that is no longer just a luxury – it is a necessity for our schools, businesses, health care facilities and more. I believe this project will be a model for other regions of the Commonwealth. Just as our rural electric cooperatives brought power to the most rural areas of our state, they are now ready to do the same for high-speed Internet. Learn more about the project at www.Tricoconnections.com.

I am pictured here with Congressman Fred Keller; Craig Eccher, president and CEO of Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative; and state Rep. Clint Owlett.
 

School Safety Grants Awarded

Area school districts serving the 67th Legislative District were awarded more than $875,000 in School Safety and Security Grants this week. The grants are authorized the Legislation and awarded by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

I am pleased to see funding devoted to school safety coming back to each and every one of our schools here in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties. Safety is something we used to take for granted at school, but that is no longer the case. This funding will go a long way toward helping our students learn and our teachers teach in a secure environment.

For a full list of the grants awarded, click here.                                    
 
 

Celebrate Charter Day with Free Admission to PA Lumber Museum

In honor of the Commonwealth’s 339th birthday, the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will be among nearly two dozen museums and historic sites offering free admission next Sunday, March 8.

The annual Charter Day celebration offers visitors to The State Museum of Pennsylvania a rare opportunity to see the original Charter of Pennsylvania written in 1681. Additionally, in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th Amendment, the Pennsylvania State Archives will exhibit two rarely seen documents: Pennsylvania’s Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery (1780) and the state’s ratification of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1869), which ensured the right of American men to vote, regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The documents will be on display until 1 p.m. Friday, March 13.
                                    
For more information about Charter Day activities, including a full list of participating museums and historic sites, click here.
 

Governor’s Proposed State Police Fee, Ag Spending Among State Budget Hearing Issues

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A second week of budget hearings has drawn to a close with lawmakers continuing to dissect the governor’s $36 billion spending proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

As chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, I participated in the state Department of Agriculture’s hearing on Wednesday and took the opportunity to question Secretary Russell Redding about the way his agency is spending money appropriated to it by the General Assembly. In the current year’s budget, for example, the agency took money from specific line items to fund IT needs though no requests for IT money were made during budget negotiations. It is important for the executive branch to implement the budget as written by lawmakers.

Another issue I’ve been following closely in the budget hearings is the governor’s proposed fee for state police services. He has been making similar proposals for a couple years now, and this year’s version actually charges a fee to all municipalities, regardless of whether they have their own police force or not (previously, only municipalities that did not have their own police departments were subject to the fee).

Despite the changes the governor has made, the bottom line is the proposal hits rural Pennsylvania the hardest. We already pay for state police through our taxes. I do not support an additional fee that could easily lead to municipalities having to increase taxes on their residents.

Next week is the last week of budget hearings, and it’s a big one. The two biggest state agencies in terms of funding – the departments of Education and Human Services – are on deck. The hearings begin at 10 a.m. Monday with the Department of Education, followed by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Tuesday brings the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and state-related universities. The Department of Human Services hearing will be held all day on Wednesday, and hearings close on Thursday with the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association and the state budget secretary. To watch live streams or archived video of the hearings, click here.

Additional information about the 2020-21 state budget proposal may be found here.
 

Final Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinic Next Week

The last of our free Property Tax/Rent Rebate clinics is coming up this Wednesday, March 4, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Ulysses Senior Center, 522 Main St., Ulysses.

If you’re not able to make it, you are welcome to visit any of our local offices in Bradford, Coudersport or Kane for assistance.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits are set at $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits. Also, applicants with veterans disability benefits and/or pensions do not need to declare that income.

Residents are reminded to bring all necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

For more information, contact my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769) or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880).
 

Website Helps Voters Learn New County Voting Systems

With the Commonwealth’s April 28 primary election about two months away, the Department of State has launched 67 new webpages – one for each county – where voters can learn specifics about their county’s voting system and how to use it.

Each webpage includes a description of a county’s voting system along with photos and videos that guide voters through a step-by-step process of how to use it. The webpages also include accessibility information for voters with disabilities and contact information for county election offices if voters have additional questions.

The county webpages are part of the Department of State’s Ready to Vote 2020 initiative, which aims to educate voters about new voting systems and other changes enacted by the Legislature under Act 77 of 2019. Those changes include:

•   Vote by mail-in ballot.
•   Extended periods of time to submit absentee ballots and applications.
•   Extended periods of time to register to vote.

For more information on voting in Pennsylvania, including key dates for upcoming elections, visit the Department of State’s website at www.votespa.com.
 

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Dennis A. “Sam” Ford, 74, of Shinglehouse, PA

Dennis A. “Sam” Ford

Dennis A. “Sam” Ford, 74, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

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

Dale B. GREEN, 72, of Wellsville, NY

Dale B. GREEN

Dale B. GREEN, 72, of Wellsville, NY, died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. 

Born November 28, 1947, in Wellsville, he was the son of Arnold K. and Dorothy A. Johnson Green. A graduate of Scio Central School and Breeden School of Welding in Genesee, PA, he served honorably with the U.S. Army from 1967 -- 1968. On September 29, 1973, in Hallsport, he married the former Jo Ann Billings, who survives. 

He was employed as a pipeline foreman by Otis Eastern for over 45 years. Dale was a member of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702 and Operating Engineers Local #158. In retirement, Dale’s world revolved around spending time with his grandchildren outdoors, in his shop building, and attending their sporting events. 

Surviving besides his wife, Jo Ann, are: two sons, Kristopher (Allison) Green and Chad
(Shannon) Green, both of Wellsville; five grandchildren, Alex, Trenton, Ella, Wyatt, and Liam; a sister, Roseanne Perry of Wellsville; brother-in-law, Terry (Theresa) Billings of Greenwood; sister-in-law, Gayle (Dennis) Clark of Belmont; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth A. Green; and brothers-in-law, Dale Billings and Douglas Billings. 

Friends may call Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Jon Schink will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. Military Rites will be accorded by members of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702. 

Memorials may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 206, Wellsville, NY 14895. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.