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Saturday, March 7, 2020


On March 7, At 9:00 pm emergency services station 1 station 15 and station 11 responding to a fully involved structure fire on Hill street in Bradford City


On March 7, at 7:18 pm station one responded to a mva on main street one car into a bunch of parked cars self extracated

Madeline E. “Madge” Shanshala, of Warren, PA.

Madeline Shanshala

Madeline E. “Madge” Shanshala, of Warren, PA., died Friday afternoon, March 6, 2020. A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA.

I-80 Eastbound Closed at DuBois/Brockway Exit

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that I-80 eastbound is closed at exit 97 (DuBois/Brockway) due to a multiple vehicle crash at mile marker 99.

Traffic is being diverted off the Interstate at exit 97 and will follow Route 255 before reconnecting with I-80 at the DuBois/Penfield interchange at mile marker 101.

The detour is expected to be in place for at least two hours. PennDOT will issue an update once the closure has been lifted.

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 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.

Dorothea A. “Dot” Somogyi, 92, ULYSSES, Pa.

 Dorothea A. Somogyi
“2019 recipient of Ulysses Area Outstanding Citizens Award”

Dorothea A. “Dot” Somogyi, 92, a longtime resident of Ulysses, passed away in her home with her loving daughter by her side on Friday, March 6, 2020, after a long illness.

Born on Monday, August 29, 1927 in the Town of Allen, N.Y., she was a daughter of Clarence A. and Eleanor M. Griggs Steadman. On July 24, 1948 in Scio, N.Y., she married Henry W. Somogyi, who passed away on November 28, 2013.

Dot was a graduate of Fillmore (N.Y.) High School, Class of 1944. She worked for the US Postal Service for 20 years, 16 of which were as a Postmaster, retiring in 1989 as Postmaster of the Ulysses Post Office.

Dot was a member of NAPUS (National Association of Postmasters of the United States), a member of the Mailhandler’s Union, a life member of Carl E. Hyde Legion Auxiliary Unit #963, Ulysses, and a member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Dot enjoyed bowling, quilting, snowmobiling, four wheeling, hunting and fishing. 

Dot was honored by the Ulysses Area Improvement Association when they named her 2019 Ulysses Area Outstanding Citizen.

Dot and her family thank the many dedicated nurses, caregivers and volunteers who were so kind and helpful. Especially close to her heart were her nieces, Judith Ziegler and Diane Thompson, and special friends, Alice Barber, Carmie Barker and Sandy Potocki."

Surviving are a daughter, Yolonda J. “Lonnie” (Kari “Finn” Karhio) Somogyi of Ulysses; a sister, Patricia Morse (Carl) Holmes of Cuba, N.Y.; two brothers-in-law, Norbert Sylor of Arizona and Richard Wendland of Fillmore, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dot was predeceased by five sisters, Wilma Sylor, Marjorie Kozlowski, Ruth Wendland, Virginia Steadman, and Althea Martin.

In keeping with Dot’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses American Legion Auxiliary Unit #963 Scholarship Fund, PO Box 236, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Dot entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

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

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Patti J. Hess, 58, Westfield, Pa

Patti J. Hess

Patti J. Hess (Westfield, Pennsylvania), born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, who passed away at the age of 58, on March 3, 2020. 

You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Patti J. Hess.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Fordyce Easton and Beverly Ruef Easton. 

She is survived by : her daughter Jennifer Hess (Brandon Fields); and her sister Sandy Osgood (Raymon). She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 10th 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Kenyon Funeral Home (222 W Main St, Westfield, PA 16950). A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 10th 2020 at 4:00 PM at the same location.

Memorial donations may be made to your local animal shelter.

Investigation Ongoing For Dui And Drug Possiession

One Transported To Olean General Hospital In Two Car Crash On RT.6 In Liberty TWP.

Terry L Brown, 59 of Westfield, Pa

Terry L Brown

Terry L Brown (Westfield, Pennsylvania), born in Blossburg, Pennsylvania, who passed away on March 3, 2020, at the age of 59, leaving to mourn family and friends.

Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, George Brown and Roberta Bartholomew Brown; and his brother Charles Brown.

Moderate Damage And No Injuries In One Car Crash On RT.15 In Liberty TWP.

HUGE On-Site Public Auction by Burkhouse Auction House on Saturday, March 14th

Mckean County Historical Society Sponsoring a Pennsylvania Rattlesnake Presentation

Limestone, Mulch, Top Soil, Mushroom Soil, Bulk & Bagged Coal Available at B & B Supply

Cast Away Charters Now Booking 2020 Fishing Trips on Lake Erie Starting May 2nd

March Madness Anniversary Sale at the Port Allegany Shop' N Save and Bradford Save-a-Lot

Maple Season is here Again!! All You Can Eat Breakfast at Brydonson Farm

Friday, March 6, 2020

2020 Potter- Tioga Maple Producers Association "16th Annual Maple Weekend" March 21st & 22nd

Port Allegany and Roulette Fire Depts. respond to a two vehicle mva on Rt 6 in Port Allegany

Thomas Paul Zamberlan; age 81 of Lake Orion, formerly of Bradford, PA

Thomas Paul Zamberlan

Thomas Paul Zamberlan; age 81 of Lake Orion, formerly of Bradford, passed away February 28, 2020. 

He was a son of Joseph and Katherine Zamberlan

Thomas was a proud veteran of the Unite States Air Force and served overseas in Japan. He was Vice-President and later CEO at Our Credit Union in Royal Oak, MI. He retired after 26 years of loyal service. 

US Air Force Veteran
Surviving is his wife Diane, one son, Thomas Zamberlan, two daughters, Melinda (Andrew) Burry, and Lisa Mazur, three grandchildren, one sister, Mary Costello, one brother, Robert Zamberlan, one sister in law and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joseph and Ronald Zamberlan.

Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion

Memorials if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice

Online condolences can be made at

Bernadine Marie “Bernie” Keith, 80, of Warren, PA

Bernadine Keith

Bernadine Marie “Bernie” Keith, 80, of Warren, PA., passed away peacefully on Friday morning, March 6, 2020. Bernie was born April 26, 1939 in Morann, PA to the late Robert and Mable Greenland Rodkey. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA. During the Spring and Summer season you were sure to find Bernie sitting on her front porch, enjoying her flowers and the action from the hummingbird feeder. Many friends and neighbors would pass by whether on foot or car and visit. While sitting on the porch she learned about people, their joys, trials and helped when she could. Over the years, many children enjoyed sitting on the porch with Bernie and eating cookie or popsicle and reading a book before bedtime. She always had sidewalk chalk and a basket of toys for all of the children who visited.

Bernie showed her love by cooking and baking for those in need, or someone that just came to her mind. You could taste the love with every bite of her food that you enjoyed. Bernie spent many years catering with her friend Ann Simmons. To this day, people still remember her catering and her delicious food. She was a well-known crafter and sewer. Many people have received beautiful baby clothes, blankets, and more over the years.

Bernie enjoyed taking care of her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bernie and Grump enjoyed traveling to see Bob and Glenn and their families. They took trips to Branson, Missouri, Florida, cruises, and more. 

Bernie loved spending time at the Keith Camp in Cherry Grove for many years.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Glenn “Grump” Keith, whom she married on February 27, 1960 in Houtzdale,, PA., her sons, Glenn Keith, Jr and wife, Jennifer of Ashland, OH., Robert Keith and wife, Kelli of Lakeville, Minnesota, 5 grandchildren, Emily Anauo and husband, Andrew of Waconia, Minnesota, Amanda Carter and husband, Matthew of Independence, Kansas, Tanner Keith of Ohahu, Hawaii and Calvin and Piper Keith of Lakeville, Minnesota, 3 great grandchildren – Max and Loreli Anauo and Benjamin Carter, her sister – Nancy Kochan and husband, Michael of Morann, PA., several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Warren, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Potter County Conservation District says "Thank You"

"Thanks to all who joined us today for the annual Potter County Conservation District Legislative Luncheon, held at the beautiful Susquehannock Lodge and Trail Center! It was a productive afternoon of District and legislative updates, and other related Q&A. The event is a way to showcase our efforts, and discuss conservation issues and policies throughout the Commonwealth. District staff and the board have been busy planning and constructing numerous projects to conserve our natural resources here in Potter County. In addition, the District has been actively assisting and educating farmers and the general public on local resource concerns. Thanks to everyone for their support!"

PennDOT, Beer Belly Beverage Debunking 5 Myths of DUI Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Beer Belly Beverage of State College are urging motorists not to drive impaired this St. Patrick’s Day as law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired drivers during an enforcement wave that begins today and runs through Tuesday, March 17.

“Impaired driver crashes have been trending downward in recent years, but they still continue to be one of the biggest challenges we face on our road to zero highway fatalities in Pennsylvania,” said PennDOT District Executive Tom Zurat. “Until we overcome that obstacle, we’ll continue working with our partners in law enforcement on outreach and education efforts like this one.”

As part of this effort, PennDOT provided Beer Belly Beverage with handouts debunking the “5 Myths of Impaired Driving.” They will be on display at the establishment and distributed to customers while supplies last.

Some of the “5 Myths of Impaired Driving” include:
• Myth: Beer doesn’t have as much alcohol as hard liquor.
Fact: A 12-ounce bottle of beer has the same amount of alcohol as a standard shot of 80-proof liquor or five ounces of wine.

• Myth: You are OK to drive if you’ve only had a few drinks.
Fact: The safest choice for you and your friends is always to not drink and drive. The ability to drive after a drink is different for everyone, so have a designated driver.

According to preliminary PennDOT data, there were 109 impaired driver crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in two fatalities, between 6:00 PM Friday, March 15, and 6:00 AM Sunday, March 18, 2019.

For more information on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving, visit

Capitol News from State Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, March 6, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol

This email includes:
 •  Will a Higher Minimum Wage Mean Loss of Jobs?
 •   It’s About Jobs!
 •  Why I Support School Choice!
 •   Your Opinion on New ATV Trails Counts!
 •  Attention Veterans
 •   Standing Up for History

Will a Higher Minimum Wage Mean Loss of Jobs?

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There’s much debate over whether or not Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed minimum wage increase will cost Pennsylvanians jobs.

During one of this past week’s House Appropriations Committee budget hearings, I discussed that subject with representatives from the Department of Revenue.

The video above is a recording of our exchange.

It’s About Jobs!

The Northcentral Workforce Development Board, which serves Clearfield and Elk counties, has received a more than $323,000 grant to provide summer internships in our area through the State/Local Internship Program (SLIP). SLIP is 100 percent funded through federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Statewide, SLIP distributed funding to 21 Local Workforce Development Boards that submitted proposals.

The program will operate this year for an eight-week period between May 1 and Aug. 28 for young adults between ages 16 and 24.

Please call the board at 814-245-1835 for more information

Why I Support School Choice!

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One reason why I am a supporter of school choice is the way public and private schools in Clearfield and Elk counties work together.

During Monday's House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, I questioned Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera about school choice in PA, as well as other funding priorities in Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020-21 budget proposal.

The video above is a recording of our conversation.

Your Opinion on New ATV Trails Counts!

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has revised its policy and is now considering new ATV trails and connectors on state forest lands.

With demand for riding opportunities increasing above the existing more than 260 miles of trails, DCNR is examining the possibility of using existing forestry roads to expand ATV access and wants your opinion on the idea.

The proposal may be viewed by clicking here. 

Written comments are being accepted until Friday, March 27 and may be submitted to

Attention Veterans

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

Appointments are necessary! Please call the office at 375-4688 if you wish to meet with Brad.

Standing Up for History

Congratulations to both the Clearfield and Elk County Historical societies on each receiving a $4,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Eligible museums and official county historical societies must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services).

The goal of this program is to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museum community by supporting the general operations of eligible museums and official county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.

Tree Removal on Route 3013 Begins Next Week

Timothy Kohrs DBA Kohrs Excavating, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) contractor, is set to begin a tree removal project along Route 3013 (Grange Road), approximately one-half mile northwest of the Route 414 and Route 3013 intersection, in Franklin Township, Bradford County.

The contractor will be performing selective tree cutting, removal, and trimming using daylight signing with flaggers. The trees are being removed in preparation for a bridge replacement, which will take place in April and May of 2020, during which time a detour using Route 414 and Route 3009 will be in place.

The tree removal is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 9, during daylight hours. Traffic will be controlled using daylight signing with flaggers. 

The tree removal is expected to take two to three weeks to complete.

Motorists can expect a single lane while the work is being completed. Motorists are reminded to slow down, expect delays, stay alert, and watch for changing traffic patterns.

House Leaders Issue Statement on COVID-19

House Leadership from the Republican and Democratic caucuses issue the following statement regarding the COVID-19 virus:

“The House of Representatives continues to work with the legislature, the governor’s administration, multiple state agencies and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on statewide preparedness plans along with addressing potential impacts on our employees and their families. Meetings have occurred over the last few weeks to be as prepared as possible. We are ready to work to adjust state resources as necessary to address any COVID-19 related effects.

“Our efforts to protect Pennsylvanians as much as possible will continue and we will provide legislative updates through our caucus websites and our members’ social media accounts.”

For more information on COVID-19 visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website at

Potters Mills Update for Early March

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing a early March update for its Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeast Centre County. Up-to-date information can also be found on the PMG Project page at

Drivers can expect the following March 9 through 13:
• Work will continue off the roadway and drivers should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting Route 322 through the Potters Mills area. Flaggers in the roadway may be aiding construction vehicle movements. Do not follow construction equipment into the work area.
• Motorists are reminded that passing is not permitted when traveling through the work zone. Any motorist convicted of a passing violation in an active work zone faces a $50 fine and three points on their driver’s license.
• Motorists are reminded that eastbound traffic uses the new local access road (Route 2015) east of Potters Mills for one mile before using a crossover to return to existing Route 322. This traffic pattern will be in place for the duration of the project.
• Motorists are reminded that westbound traffic no longer uses the crossover and is now routed onto the new local access road (Route 2015) east of the intersection of Routes 322 and 144. This traffic pattern will be in place for the duration of the project.
• There is a 13-foot width restriction on the western end of the project between Route 144 and Mountain Back Road. This restriction will be in effect until the fall of 2020.

• There is a 14-foot width restriction on the eastern end of the project between Sand Mountain Road and Route 144. This restriction will be in effect until the fall of 2020.

This is the third and final phase of a construction project dating back to 2015. Phase One of the project constructed the new bridge at Sand Mountain Road. Phase Two created the new local interchange on Route 322 at Sand Mountain Road. The goal of Phase Three is to reconstruct Route 322 from Sand Mountain Road to Potters Mills – including a new Route 322/Route 144 intersection. The completed project will alleviate congestion and allow traffic to move more safely and efficiently from the Centre/Mifflin County line to Potters Mills.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $82 million project.

S. W. Smith Library closed on Saturday, March 7th

The S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany will be CLOSED on Saturday March 7 for professional carpet cleaning. We will reopen Monday March 9 at 9am. Volunteers to help move the furniture Friday afternoon at 3:30pm and Monday morning at 9am are welcome and appreciated! Thank you!

Patti J. Hess age 58 of Westfield

 Patti J. Hess

Patti J. Hess age 58 of Westfield passed away March 3, 2020 at her home. She was born June 12, 1961 in Wellsboro the daughter of Fordyce and Beverly Ruef Easton.

 She was an accountant, licensed real estate agent, homemaker and loved animals.

 She is survived by her daughter and fiance, Jennifer Hess and Brandon Fields, Mt. Washington, Ky., sister, Sandy (Raymon) Osgood, Sabinsville, brother, Nick Easton, Westfield, close friends, Paula (Terry) Dunham, Westfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 She was preceded in death by her parents.

 Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. where funeral services will follow at 4:00 pm. Ed Heyler, offc. Memorial donations may be made to your local animal shelter. (

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