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MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO RAIN OR SHINE- LOTS OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND FURNITURE FOR SALE July 9, 10, 11- We will follow the CDC recommendations for safe distancing. Please do not attend if you are sick. Masks are recommended 68 Watson Farm Road Austin pa 16720 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Follow the signs from the intersection of Rt 6 and Rt 872

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Emergency Responders Sent West Main Street For Vehicle Into A House

On March 28, at 9:48 pm Emergency responders were sent to West Main Street in Smethport boro for a vehicle into a house no injuries unknown damage

Kane Fire Dept. Dispatched To Grieve ST. And Clay ST. For A House fire

On March 28, at 7:08 pm Kane fire Dept. were dispatched to the intersection of grieve St. and clay ST. for a house fire.Update Recalled

Confirmed Case Of Corona Virus In Mckean County

Smethport Police Department YES: there is a confirmed case of the virus in our county. There is no details as to who or where it is at. Please be careful.......

Douglas M. “Skip” CARPENTER, 77, of Harrison Valley

 Douglas M. “Skip” CARPENTER



Douglas M. “Skip” CARPENTER, 77, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Friday, March 27, 2020 in his home. Born June 15, 1942, in Ulysses, he was the son of Monroe Martin and Gertrude Mitchell Carpenter.

 In November of 1970, he married the former Marjorie L. Moshier Mesler, who predeceased him on November 7, 1988.

 He was employed by Woodcraft in Ulysses. 

 Surviving are: eight step-children, Bradley J. Mesler, Kenneth A. Mesler, Steven O. Mesler, Barry J. Mesler, Brody J. Mesler, Michael R. Mesler, Bonnie J. Mesler, and Georgia Jean Mesler; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Norma Cobb Nichols of Coudersport, Laura (Charles) Nelson of Genesee, and Beverly J. Lehman of Ulysses; a brother, James (Ruth) Carpenter of Carbondale; nieces and nephews.

 In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by three brothers, Leonard C. Carpenter, Robert I. Carpenter, and Monroe Seldon Carpenter; and two sisters, Bonita Anne Carpenter and Neva Hardy Stockstill.

 Honoring his wishes, there will be no service. Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Lost Cat In Shinglehouse

Spice went missing March 24th in Shinglehouse, PA in the vicinity of the Acorn Mart. He has a grey Seresro collar and has been chipped. He is a very loveable and friendly cat. If you find him, please call 814-904-0113. We are also offering a $100 reward if he's found. Please help. My son is just beside himself!

Marie F. Gleason, 77, Wellsville

Marie F. Gleason

Marie F. Gleason, 77, most recently a resident of Wellsville Manor and a former resident of Underwood Manor passed away Sunday, March 21, 2020 after a brief illness.

Born on October 9, 1942, in Cuba, she was a daughter of Leonard and Eva Coughlin Gleason.

Marie was a graduate of Friendship Central School.

She had worked for Motorola, Farnsworth Cookies, Hy-sol in Olean, and delivered Meals on Wheels for Allegany County for many years. Last she was a taxi-cab driver for Alle-Catt Taxi in Olean prior to her retirement.

She enjoyed Bingo and Advanced Coloring books, coloring many pictures that she shared with her doctors offices and throughout Wellsville Manor for residents and employees to enjoy.

She is survived by 3 Sons
Ted (Renee Simmons) Cassady Belfast
Michael Cassady Andover
Dale (Maureen Vogel) Miles North Java
8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A Brother Robert Gleason Friendship

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a daughter Eva Goldbrick.

Graveside Services will be held at date and time to be announced once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com

Potter County Coronavirus Response: SATURDAY P.M. Update

More local and area Coronavirus cases have been confirmed by public health agencies. A second person has tested positive in Potter County, while Cameron County and Cattaraugus County, N.Y., now have one confirmed case. There have been two confirmed cases in Lycoming County, two in Allegany County, N.Y., and one each in McKean and Tioga counties. Public health officials believe it’s likely that those numbers will change. Entering Saturday, Pennsylvania had 2,751 confirmed Coronavirus cases — up by 533 from the previous day — and 34 fatalities. Some 25,254 patients have tested negative. The bulk of the cases have been reported in the Philadelphia area and more cases are emerging in western Pennsylvania. Only about one in every 10 Coronavirus tests given in Pennsylvania has come back positive. It’s not known how many test results are pending. Due to laboratory overloads, delays have been extending for a week or more.

Read more HERE.

Gordon L Cook,of Wellsville, NY

Gordon L. Cook 

Gordon L Cook, loving husband, father and longtime resident of Wellsville, NY passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020 at the age of 92. Gordon was born in Roseville, PA to Orin & Marie Cook on April 3, 1927. 

He is survived by his wife Anna Cook of Genesee PA, a sister Beverly Stockman (Ralph) of Wellsville, NY, two daughters, Diann Potter (William) of Genesee PA and Kandy Flynn of Fort Collins, CO; a son Gordon Cook II of Wellsville, NY and six grandchildren including Nicholas Flynn (Bethany) of Curwensville, PA and Stephanie Chu (Colin) of Fort Collins, CO and several great grandchildren. 

WWII Navy Veteran
He was predeceased by his father, mother, and sister Marjorie (Howard) Thompson of Bradford PA.

Gordon served in the Navy during WW2, attained the rank of Gunners Mate 2nd, and served aboard the CVB Franklin D Roosevelt aircraft carrier. He was the last surviving member of the group who established the American Legion of Ulysses PA. He had a wide and varied career including 20+ years at Air Preheater Corp (Wellsville NY) and was in sales all of his life including real estate. He joked that there was very little he hadn’t sold at one time or another.

He had a big heart and went out of his way to help people whenever he could. He was never happier than when he was visiting with friends or strangers and had an extraordinary ability to listen and draw people out. I think they could instinctively know that he could be trusted, wouldn’t judge, and would keep their confidence. He often spoke of his friends who gathered weekly for coffee and shared their thoughts and company. Members of their group came and went but he loved them all as brothers. He worried about bothering or inconveniencing others but was always there to help however he could. I am absolutely certain he has gone to a better place than he has ever known. It’s a sad thing to have to say goodbye but we will see him again and that reunion will be a joyous occasion.

There will be no service at his request. He has asked his family and friends to gather at a later time of their choosing to remember him and the life he lived. Memorials can be made in his name to the charity of your choice.

Germania 2020 Ham & Leek Smorgasbord has been CANCELLED


Bronislaus L. “Brownie” Lewandowski, 78, of Black Creek, NY

Bronislaus L. “Brownie” Lewandowski
Loving Husband, Father, and Friend.

Bronislaus L. “Brownie” Lewandowski, 78, of 6302 Crabb Hollow Rd., Black Creek, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born on May 11, 1941, in Buffalo he was a son of Constantine and Hedwig Sadowski Lewandowski. After the sudden passing of his mother he was raised by his father and stepmother Eleanor Bilinski. On October 11, 1963 at the Fist Baptist Church of Cuba he married the former Marie E. Edwards who survives.

Brownie was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1959. He then graduated from Tri-State University in Indiana with a degree in Engineering.

He had worked for Clark Brothers in Olean, Air Preheater in Wellsville and then in 1964 started working for Fibercel Packaging in Portville and later owned and operated the business with a partner prior to retirement. In retirement he was a consultanting engineer for Fibreform in Wisconsin for several years.

Brownie enjoyed painting acrylic landscapes, restoring his “Polish Prince” 18ft Cabin Cruiser boat, and was always looking for a way to re-engineer something to reuse or re-purpose it. When his children were younger he enjoyed hosting their friends on the Neighborhood Ice Rink.

In addition his to wife he is survived by
His son Brian Lewandowski and his wife Sherry Campbell of Lancaster
A Daughter Alison Lewandowski Clarence
And Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Nancy Mendell.

A private funeral service will held at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home and Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba. on Monday, March 30, 2020. A Celebration of Brownie’s life will be held later this year at a date, time, and place to be announced.

Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, New York.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com

Memorial may be made to the CRCS Fisheries and Wildife Program 5476 Rte. 305 North, Cuba, NY 14727 or to the Cuba Rushford Central School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Brien Learn, 56 West Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727

Notice For Sweden Township Residents


Betty J. Kerr, DUKE CENTER, Pa

Betty J. Kerr


Betty J. Kerr, loving mother, grandmother and caregiver

DUKE CENTER, Pa. — Betty J. Kerr, 88, passed away at her longtime residence, with her family beside her.

Born on Dec. 24, 1931, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Lute and Nina Cass Kuhn. On Feb. 3, 1951, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bolivar, N.Y., she married Donald J. Kerr, who passed away on Sept. 29, 1988.

A longtime resident of Duke Center, Betty was a homemaker who took excellent care of her family, and was one of the last of the domestic goddesses.

She was a dedicated member of the St. Raphael Church, in Eldred, where she was a former religious education teacher; a member of the Altar Rosary Society; the choir; and the Bereavement Committee. She was also active with the election board in Otto Township for many years.

She loved taking care of her grand and great-grandchildren, and sitting for her grand dogs. She loved baking, and feeding everyone who came to the house, and was especially well known for her cookies.

She enjoyed reading; sewing; bingo; and playing cards with the Duke Center Card Club.

Surviving are a son, Steven (Kathleen) Kerr of Duke Center, five daughters, Nancy (Al) Burris, Mary Kay (Carl) Templin and Karen (Jim) McClelland, all of Rixford, and Susan (Art) Ewings and Sandy Kerr, both of Duke Center; nine grandchildren, Timothy (Crystal) Burris, Cara Burris, Kristen (Ryan) Down, Jacob Northrup, Kacey (Michael Mills ) Northrup, Sophia (Holden) Graham, Lauren Kerr, Benjamin Kerr and Gregory Tyler; a granddaughter-in-law, Emily Ewings of Erie; great-grandchildren, Maria and Evan Ewings, Kemp and Paysen Burris, Damen and Cole Palmer and Kolt and Kaine Graham; a sister, Julie (Dan) Baldwin of Bolivar; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Jean Kerr on May 16, 1960; grandsons, Bradley S. Ewings on April 21, 1980 and Chad J. Ewings on Oct. 5, 2017; son-in-law, Christopher “Mel” Northrup on Aug. 5, 1992; two brothers, Donald Kuhn and K. Eugene Kuhn; and two sisters, Donna Higby and Joyce Roulo.

Regretfully, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public visitation. A private mass for the family will be held, at the St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred, with Rev. Thomas Brown, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sartwell.

Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com

False Reports To Law Enforcement In ST. Marys


Child Custoday Order Violation In Horton TWP.


Announcement from the P. C. Federal Credit Union

Buckler Inc. Hiring for Bradford, Pa Location

Friday, March 27, 2020

Marsha A. Hull, 60, of Smethport

  Marsha A. Hull

 Marsha A. Hull, 60, of Smethport, passed away Tuesday (March 24, 2020) at her residence in Smethport.

She was born May 15, 1959 in Port Allegany, a daughter of the late Joseph Norman and Waverly B. Schlieff Hull.

Marsha was a 1977 graduate of Smethport Area High School. She had worked the family business with her mother and family at Hull’s Restaurant and Hotel for many faithful years. She had most recently worked for Costa’s Supermarket in Smethport.

Marsha enjoyed motorcycling and car shows.

She is survived by:

One brother: Joseph N. (Terri) Hull of Cyclone

One sister: Susan E. (Steve Dalton) of Smethport

And several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Karen Marie Hull in 1964.

With current COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held at a later date and time to be announced.

Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

$10,000 awarded to winners of Techcelerator Competition hosted by Ben Franklin Technology partners, NCPA LaunchBox


DuBOIS – Two award winning entrepreneurs will split the $10,000 top prize for business ideas submitted to Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s Techcelerator Competition. Kristen and Boyd Lewis with EasyRaising fundraising will receive $5,000 to be used for the development of their business idea for improving school and community fundraising. Evan Klapec of EMKO Technologies, Oil City, will also receive $5,000 to develop a new dust collection system for auto body shops. 

As participants in a 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp, six startups including Emko Technologies (Evan Klapec), Odin’s Eye (Dr. David Parrott),Workflow Automation (Cesare Ferrari), Shop Local Fundraising (Kristen and Boyd Lewis), Lattus (Peter Schramm and Nick Furar), and Vandervort Photography (Kelly and Judy Vandervort) made their presentations to a panel of local judges to compete for the available $10,000 prize.

Emko Technologies manufactures and sells a new style of airborne dust collector called the Preme-Air 150. According to Emko, it is an effective and convenient in-house dust collector, that eliminates airborne dust particles that can damage the health of employees, decreasing production efficiency, and hurting the overall quality of products.

EasyRaising’s presentation explained their intent to take the stress out of school and community fundraising with easy, customizable online fundraisers that feature responsibly sourced products. Founded by busy entrepreneur parents Kristin and Boyd Lewis, EasyRaising is a tech start-up from the rural Pennsylvania Wilds with a mission to disrupt the fundraising industry for the greater good.

Held in conjunction with the North Central PA LaunchBox, The Techcelerator pitch event took place via Zoom on March 26, allowing for social distancing between contestants and judges during quarantine measures meant to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

This bootcamp and pitch event were also made possible by generous support from the Fairman Family Foundation, The Appalachian Regional Commission, CBT Bank – A Division of Riverview Bank, and the Small Business Development Center of Clarion University.

The North Central PA LaunchBox is currently working to help small business owners and community members navigate this turbulent time by connecting them to the greatest possible number of resources. Visit https://dubois.psu.edu/covid-19-ncpa-launchbox-resources?fbclid=IwAR1dfeG85NVhtptsN8HcGAFDS_z2PT4cCTzWFW8l1hqSOeh6682V-9q-5ks for a list or resources, or contact ncpalaunchbox@psu.edu
More updates on continued programs aimed at assisting local small business and regional industry during the global coronavirus outbreak will be announced in the coming days.

Pictured with presenters and organizers of the Techcelerator Bootcamp are this year’s contestants, left to right: Cesare Ferrari, Workflow Automation; CJ Zwick, Zwick Law; Nick Furar, Lattus; David Parrott, Odin’s Eye; Roger Dagen, Ben Franklin; Kelly Vandervort, Vort Media; Bob Dornich, Ben Franklin; Cindy Nellis, Clarion University SBDC; Alecia Marshall, Clarion University SBDC.


Austin fire Dept. was dispatched to RT. 607 at The Austin boro line for a wild fire

At 6:15 PM on Friday March 27, Austin fire Dept. was dispatched to RT. 607 at The Austin boro line for a wild fire

PennDOT Reopens Five Additional Rest Areas

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reopening indoor facilities at five additional rest areas statewide.
PennDOT’s 30 rest areas were temporarily closed statewide on March 17 in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19 to ensure that proper safety and sanitation protocols were in place. On March 24, 23 select rest areas across Pennsylvania to all motorists, including the 13 facilities in critical locations that were reopened March 18 with portable restrooms and handwashing facilities.

Additional cleaning and maintenance will be performed at all reopened locations.

The following five locations have reopened:

Interstate 79 northbound in Greene County, 5 miles north of Exit 1;
Interstate 80 eastbound in Luzerne County, 8.5 miles east of Exit 262;
Interstate 80 eastbound in Monroe County, 1 mile east of I-80/I-380;
Interstate 83 northbound in York County, 2.5 miles north of the Maryland state line; and
Interstate 90 eastbound in Erie County, 3 miles east of the Ohio state line.

Clara “Joyce” Evan, of Bradford

 Clara “Joyce” Evan


Clara “Joyce” Evan, of Bradford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 26, 2020 at the Bradford ecumenical home in the presence of her loving daughters.

Born February 18, 1929 in Clarendon, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Clara (Boyd) Nielsen. She graduated from Warren High School. Shortly after graduating she moved to Washington DC, to work for the FBI which turned out to be one of her greatest adventures.

On August 14, 1948 in Warren, she married the love of her life Robert “Bob” Evan Sr. They were married for 69 years before his passing in 2017.

Joyce and Bob moved to Bradford in 1951 where they built and operated Evan’s Rollerdrome for 56 years. They were also founders and owners of Seneca Precast Products Co., which they managed for two decades. Upon their retirement they moved to Hudson Florida where they lived for 14 years. They returned to Bradford to live in 2017.

Joyce enjoyed bowling and was a member of the lady’s bowling league in Bradford for many years. She loved riding her horse Beauty and was a member of the local 4-H club. She and her husband loved navigating the waters of Chautauqua Lake for nearly 35 years in their houseboat, The Susan Marie, which she and her husband Bob called home for the summers. Later in her life she was the ultimate football fan always cheering for Peyton Manning and also loved watching her favorite golfer, Tiger Woods play, in many PGA tournaments. She also had a flair for decorating, fashion and could cook and serve a seven course meal in the blink of an eye.

She was a beautiful, amazing mother and grandmother. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family. Her laugh and cute little personality were contagious and everyone who ever knew her couldn’t help but fall in love with her. We are our Mother’s Garden; we are the legacy that she left behind. We will treasure her in our hearts forever.

She is survived by two daughters: Cherie (Greg) Booth and Bonnie (Ron) Booth, two daughters in law, Suzanne Gleason and Jeannie Hoy, all of Bradford, 14 grandchildren, Greg (Kristi) Booth of Columbus OH, Bill (Christina) Booth of Stewart FL, Brett (Danielle) Booth of Jamestown NY, Amber (Jeff) Heshler of Harrisburg, Jon (Betsy) Booth of Finleyville, Rob (Channin) Evan of Bradford, Tiffany (Joe) Luther, of Littleston, Jordan Evan, Bradford, Nicci (Mark) Woolford, Bradford, Stanley (Kelly) Gleason, of Bradford, Josh Gleason, Rochester NY, Ashley (Chris) Cummins, of Erie, 40 great-grandchildren five great-great-grandchildren, one brother, Alan (Mary) Nielsen of Lawrenceville GA, one brother-in-law Roger Swart of Atlanta GA, three sisters in-laws, Diane Evan of Jamestown NY, Doris Hungiville of Saratoga Springs NY, Shirley James of Kane, one grand son-in-law, Aaron (Natalie) Griffin, of Holland NY, and 20 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) Evan, one son Robert “Robbie” Evan, one daughter Susan Evan Gleason, one son-in-law Robert “Bobby” Gleason, one grandson, Michael Evan, one granddaughter, Ashley Booth Griffin, one sister Karen “Roger” Swart, two brothers-in-laws: John Evan, Edgar James and two nephews Tommy Hungiville and Greg Swart.

There will be no public visitation.

Joyce's family invites their family and friends to view a Celebration of Life for Joyce to be streamed online at www.hollenbeckcahill.com on Tuesday at 1:00pm. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Ashley Booth Griffin Care for Children Center in Joyce’s name.

James A. Yencik,74, of Warren, PA

Vietnam War Vet
James A. Yencik

James A. Yencik,74, of Warren, PA., died Friday morning, March 27, 2020 at the Rouse Home, Youngsville, PA. James was born October 16, 1945 in Pittsburgh, PA.

 He was the son of John A. and Frances Arch Yencik. John was a former resident of Tidioute, PA. and a resident of Warren, PA. for the past 45 years. He was employed with the former National Forge Company as a machinist for 33 ½ years, then went to work as a dealer with the Salamanca Casino, retiring from there after 8 years employment.

He was a member of SNPJ Lodge 106 of Imperial, PA. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and motorcyclist. He enjoyed traveling.

James had served with the US Army during the Vietnam War as a rifle sharpshooter and earned a National Defense Service Medal.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Meier Jones Yencik whom he married June 24, 2017 in Cherry Grove, PA, 2 Stepsons – Shawn Patrick Jones of Warren, PA., Tina Marie Terry of Chicago, IL.,
3 Step Grandchildren – Charles Jones, Shania Terry and Ella Terry, 3 Nieces and 1 Nephew.
In addition to his parents.

He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Melissa Lynn Jones, brother, John F. Yencik, Sr., sister, Mary Turner.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the local DAV, %Edward Burris, Administrator at Warren County Veterans Affairs, Warren County Courthouse, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to place e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Sartwell Creek For Lift Assist

On March 27, at 5:43 pm Roulette fire was dispatched to assist Roulette ambulance for a lift assist on Sartwell Creek

Brian L. Lindquist, 62, of Warren, PA

Brian Lindquist

Brian L. Lindquist, 62, of Warren, PA., died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, March 26, 2020 at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room, Warren, PA. Brian was born October 19, 1957 in Warren, PA.

 He was the son of Floyd and Virginia Peterson Lindquist. Brian was a lifelong Warren & Russell, PA. area resident. He was a 1976 graduate of Eisenhower High School and earned his Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Almeda University.

 Brian was employed with WGSI radio as station manager and was the financial director of Praise Fellowship of Russell. He enjoyed being a professional photographer. Brian was a member of Praise Fellowship. He had a great love for his German Shepherd, enjoyed reading, studying NASA space exploration and sci fi.

He is survived by his 3 sons – Benjamin Lindquist and wife, Larissa of Pittsburgh, PA., Sam Lindquist of Warren, PA., Jon Lindquist of Edinboro, PA.

Due to current restrictions regarding the Corona Virus, a private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Crash Closes I-80 WB in Northumberland County

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists in Northumberland County are advised that Interstate 80 westbound is closed at mile marker 212 due to a tractor trailer crash.

PennDOT is responding and detour information will follow.

Motorists should seek alternate routes.

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

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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.

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.

Notice for Ulysses Borough Residents

ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Ulysses Borough will begin a temporary garbage pickup starting Tuesday 3/31. Pickups will be Tuesday's & Thursday's. Please have your garbage out by 7am on the morning of pickup. Taking HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE ONLY $3 per bag. 

To schedule your pick up please call the Borough Office at 848-7551. We ask that you pre-pay by leaving your payment with your name address and phone number in the drop box at the Borough Office.

Coudersport Community Service Announement

A reminder for self-quarantining, Coudersport Boro residents at highest risk for Covid-19 as per CDC guidelines: Shop and Save in Coudersport is temporarily offering free delivery to boro residents who don't have family or friends to shop for them. It would be helpful if lists are prepared generally within store flow, beginning with the produce dept., then left to right, ending in dairy. Please be as item specific as possible. Offer a 2nd choice if you choose or you may state "any brand" or "no sub" (no substitution.) Any returns will need to be arranged by the buyer, unless our error, with proof of receipt.

Please indicate "grocery list" in the subject line. Include your name, phone number, address and method of payment. Those paying by credit card, will be contacted by Shop and Save for payment info. Lists received by 2 p.m. will often be delivered the same day, depending on the number of request. 

Lists may be emailed to : swankfoods@yahoo.com

Fax: 274-2272 or phoned in between 9 a.m.-1 pm at 274-8824. Any questions, phone 274-8824 between 11-1 pm.

Palmer Opera House Postponement on Events


Karen L. Hayes, 55, of Shinglehouse, PA

Karen L. Hayes 
“loving and outgoing”

Karen L. Hayes, 55, of Shinglehouse, PA passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a long illness.

Born on Thursday, June 11, 1964 in Olean, she was a daughter of Carl and Delores Austin Johnson.

Karen loved her animals; enjoyed working in her yard; tending to flowers; digging leeks; kayaking; and getting together with family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Shinglehouse are four children, James A. “Tiger” Hayes V of Pittsburgh, Patrick F. “Pat” Freeman of Shinglehouse, Casey L. (Brett) Kaple of Roulette, and Jacob L. (Heather) Bogardus of Shinglehouse; five grandchildren, Makayla, Brielle, Braxton, Isabella, and Karsen; six siblings, Duane E. “Pete” (Elizabeth) Drake of Brandon, Florida, Carla D. (Paul) Zielinski of Shinglehouse, Carolyn A. Briggs of Mountain Home, Idaho, Joe (Phoebe) Drake of Shinglehouse, Douglas L. (Donna) Drake of Alexandra, Iowa, and David B. Drake of Fayetteville, N.C.; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.

Karen was predeceased by an infant brother; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
In keeping with Karen’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
A celebration of Karen’s life will be held on a date, time, and place to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Karen’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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


Susan L. REED, 60, of Scio, NY

Susan L. REED

Susan L. REED, 60, of Scio, NY, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. 

Born April 14, 1959, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Maxwell E. and Marguerite Cole Halladay. She was married to Wayne P. Reed, who survives. 

A graduate of Wellsville High School, she was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. Susan loved her dogs, cats, and birds and enjoyed crocheting. 

Surviving besides her husband, Wayne, are: her mother, Marguerite Halladay of Wellsville; two children, Joni Stoneham Croley and David Stoneham, Jr., both of Wellsville; a granddaughter, Abby Stoneham; a step-son, Michael Moore of Sunbury, PA; a brother, Maxwell (Daphne) Halladay, Jr. of Wellsville; a sister, Sara (Ronald) Phippen of Leola, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her father; and a niece, Virginia M. Halladay. 

The family will hold a memorial gathering on a later date. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or the SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895. Cremation was held at Olney-Foust Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

Nicholas A. “Nick” BURDGE, 23, of Wellsville, NY

Nicholas A. “Nick” BURDGE

Nicholas A. “Nick” BURDGE, 23, of Wellsville, NY, died Saturday, March 21, 2020. 

Born July 30, 1996, in Wellsville, he was the son of David Pusey, Jr. and Teri Burdge Stanton. 

Diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome at 15 months, he was a fighter all his life. Nick was loved by everyone he encountered. 

Surviving are: his mother, Teri (David Keech) Stanton of Olean; his father, David (Anne) Pusey, Jr. of Genesee, PA; eight siblings; maternal grandmother, Billie Truax of McAllen, TX; paternal grandmother, Debbie Linkous of Andover; two uncles, Dale (Lisa Flannigan) Rouse of McAllen, TX and Corry (Taryn) Burdge of SC; an aunt, Tabitha (Nick) Campbell of Wellsville; good friends, Kristopher Shea of Wellsville, Chad Mulholland of Rochester, Jim Cramer of Whitesville, and Ryan Williams of Olean; several other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his maternal great-grandmother, Mildred P. Burdge; paternal grandfather, David Pusey, Sr.; and an uncle, Keith D. Burdge. 

A memorial service will be held on a later date. Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched To Sartwell Creek.

At 12:31 PM on March 27th Roulette Ambulance was dispatched to Sartwell Creek for abdominal pain.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/mL Single-Dose Ampules

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/mL Single-Dose Ampules Due To Ampules Breaking And Shattering Upon Opening

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (along with its subsidiaries together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling four lots (ACB902, ACB903, ACB904, ACB905) of Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/mL, Single-Dose Ampules to the hospital level. The product is being recalled due to product complaints received due to ampules breaking and shattering, upon opening, during compounding.

The company has received reports of cuts in skin and lacerations to health care professionals. There may be a reasonable probability of flying glass injuring skin, eye and/or other parts which could result in either temporary or permanent injury.

Phytonadione injectable emulsion, is indicated in the following coagulation disorders which are due to faulty formation of factors II, VII, IX and X when caused by Vitamin K deficiency or interference with Vitamin K activity.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission urged financially-stressed to explore many options to help keep their monthly utility bills affordable

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today urged financially-stressed households across the state to explore the many options available to help keep their monthly utility bills affordable – whether their concerns are related to the current COVID-19 crisis or other economic issues.

Now, more than ever, maintaining utility services is essential to the well-being of our families and communities, noted the five PUC Commissioners, stressing the availability of an assortment of PUC-required utility assistance programs, along with the merits of energy conservation and efficiency programs.

To view this press release in its entirety, select the following link:
http://www.puc.pa.gov/about_puc/press_releases.aspx?ShowPR=4336

A Nurses Perspective

I am writing this from the perspective of a health care provider dealing with the mess that has been created by the Covid-19 pandemic. I am a registered nurse who works just over the border into New York state but lives in Pennsylvania. 

For weeks now, the long-term care facility that I work for has been at the forefront of making sure our building is preventing this virus from entering the facility. Thankfully, neither the county I work in nor the county I live in have any confirmed cases of Covid-19. This, however, does not mean we can slack in our attempts to prevent Covid-19. On a daily basis, we are receiving new directives from the health department as to how to best protect our residents, who we have all come to know and love like members of our own family.

I am infuriated by some of the responses I have seen to the recent measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Although I don’t personally use social media, I have been made aware of some of the comments being passed around regarding the temporary closures of non-essential businesses and the encouragement of social distancing.
While I understand that it has to be terrifying losing your income, please remember that this is a temporary situation put in place to save lives. There is help out there for those who need assistance. Many banks are willing to work with people to defer payments to things such as houses, cars, and credit cards for at least a little while. One local bank branch is offering up to three months of deferred house payments. 

I would like to give everyone reading this a very real glimpse of the life of a healthcare worker navigating through Covid-19.

My day starts at 6:00 am when the alarm goes off but chances are I’ve been awake for a few hours wondering what the day will bring. My hands are so dry from the constant washing that it hurts to make a fist. After getting ready, I begin my 35 minute drive to work, where I know I likely won’t breathe any fresh air again until at least 4 pm. 

Upon arriving at work, I have to ring a bell, where one of the staff verifies that I am an employee, and lets me in, where I then have my temperature taken and have to answer a health questionnaire. The pen I fill out the questionnaire with and the thermometer that scans my temporal artery are then sanitized. I grab a mask, apply hand sanitizer, and walk down the hall to clock in. After clocking in, I again either wash my hands or sanitize, and get to work.

Right now, things are very different for the residents that I have come to know and love. These amazing men and women are used to being able to congregate in dining halls and hang out with each other participating in the various activities or simply visiting room to room. Those days have passed as we try to keep the residents 6 feet apart at all times. Residents are now eating in their rooms, closely monitored by not only nursing staff, but everyone who works in the building. It is a lonely time for our residents so we enter their rooms as cheerful as possible and try to make their days as normal as possible, all while praying constantly that this terrible virus will spare our small communities.

We are in constant contact with family members, encouraging them to FaceTime/skype or call their loved ones as often as they can, reassuring them that their loved ones are being taken care of, and trying to express to them how sorry we are that they can not enter our building all while trying to reassure them that we are protecting their loved ones. 

The staff of the building I work in is like a family. Sure, we get irritated with each other, especially in high stress times, but at the end of the day, we all have the same goal, and that is to make sure that our residents are cared for properly. 

By the time 4 o’clock rolls around, if I am able to leave “on time,” which doesn’t happen often as there is always one more family member to call or one more resident to reassure that everything is going to be ok, my hands are raw from the handwashing and sanitizing, and my heart hurts because I get to go home to spend time with my family, while my residents cannot be with theirs. 

It is a constant night and day worry that one of my residents will be found to have respiratory symptoms or a fever during the three times daily health checks that are done, and I know I am not the only long-term care nurse who faces these same thoughts.

This is a scary time so please do the right thing and stay home unless you absolutely need to go out.
Also, although I can not name the facility I work for, I want every family member who has thanked the staff members that work in these long term care facilities to know how much it really does mean to us to know that we are appreciated and please know that we love your loved ones.
Stay home. Save lives. This is temporary.

Austin Borough Council meeting scheduled for April 7, 2020 has been cancelled

Austin Borough Council meeting scheduled for April 7, 2020 has been cancelled. We will notify you when we reschedule.

First Citizens Helps Customers Through Finacial Impact Of Coronavirus





Charges Pending For Drug Paraphernalia In Jackson TWP.


No Injuries In Two Car Crash On RT. 15 In Richmond TWP.


Man Charged With Criminal Trespass In Middlebury TWP.


One Cited For Harassment With Physical Contact In Nelson TWP.


Two Transported To Soldiers & Sailors Hospital In One Car Crash On RT.287 In Delmar TWP.


THINK ABOUT IT!!

Fear  
by  
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Is fear a positive or negative emotion? Does it open us up or close us down? Does it cause us to hide or move closer? In the end, fear is what we allow it to be. It can be both healthy and unhealthy all at once.
Currently we live in a time that many are experiencing fear. Much of it is fear of the unknown. Fear of what might be or what might happen. It makes me wonder what we have our hope in. Is it our money, or our jobs? What about our retirement and investments? Are any of these safe? Can they withstand the effects of a broken economy and a broken stock market? Will we ever recover? And if and when we do, what will it look like? How will these times change us, and will it be for the better or for the worse?

This morning my wife and I are having breakfast by candlelight. It’s not because we’re trying to save on electric, but rather because we’re attempting to focus upon what’s important. In this case it’s each other. In the end, we still have each other and regardless of what is happening around us, we want to celebrate each other. To do that we have to find creative ways of expressing our love for each other. Tomorrow we’re heading off into the backwoods. When we find the right spot, we’re going to set the grill up and have a tailgate party.

We each have a choice, (there’s that word again), we can live in fear or we can make the most of a difficult situation and enjoy it. If you don’t know, my wife and I are in the “senior” years of our life. Our deaths will more likely be from natural causes that being struck by a meteor falling out of the sky. So rather than being afraid to go outside we choose to make each day count. It causes us to be creative and to think outside of the box. Quite tough to do for a couple of old people, but we manage.

Remember, most of the things we fear will never come to pass. What they will do is create a great deal of anxiety in our everyday life. You ultimately have to choose where you’re going to live and what you’re going to allow to control you. Think about it.

Clara Township Cancels April 7 Meeting

Announcement from the P. C. Federal Credit Union

Buckler Inc. Hiring for Bradford, Pa Location

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

www.castawaycharters.net
www.castawaycharters.net

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Betty J. Kerr, loving mother, grandmother and caregiver (WPIC)

DUKE CENTER, Pa. — Betty J. Kerr, 88, passed away at her longtime residence, with her family beside her.

Born on Dec. 24, 1931, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Lute and Nina Cass Kuhn. On Feb. 3, 1951, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bolivar, N.Y., she married Donald J. Kerr, who passed away on Sept. 29, 1988.

A longtime resident of Duke Center, Betty was a homemaker who took excellent care of her family, and was one of the last of the domestic goddesses.

She was a dedicated member of the St. Raphael Church, in Eldred, where she was a former religious education teacher; a member of the Altar Rosary Society; the choir; and the Bereavement Committee. She was also active with the election board in Otto Township for many years.

She loved taking care of her grand and great-grandchildren, and sitting for her grand dogs. She loved baking, and feeding everyone who came to the house, and was especially well known for her cookies.

She enjoyed reading; sewing; bingo; and playing cards with the Duke Center Card Club.

Surviving are a son, Steven (Kathleen) Kerr of Duke Center, five daughters, Nancy (Al) Burris, Mary Kay (Carl) Templin and Karen (Jim) McClelland, all of Rixford, and Susan (Art) Ewings and Sandy Kerr, both of Duke Center; nine grandchildren, Timothy (Crystal) Burris, Cara Burris, Kristen (Ryan) Down, Jacob Northrup, Kacey (Michael Mills ) Northrup, Sophia (Holden) Graham, Lauren Kerr, Benjamin Kerr and Gregory Tyler; a granddaughter-in-law, Emily Ewings of Erie; great-grandchildren, Maria and Evan Ewings, Kemp and Paysen Burris, Damen and Cole Palmer and Kolt and Kaine Graham; a sister, Julie (Dan) Baldwin of Bolivar; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Jean Kerr on May 16, 1960; grandsons, Bradley S. Ewings on April 21, 1980 and Chad J. Ewings on Oct. 5, 2017; son-in-law, Christopher “Mel” Northrup on Aug. 5, 1992; two brothers, Donald Kuhn and K. Eugene Kuhn; and two sisters, Donna Higby and Joyce Roulo.

Regretfully, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public visitation. A private mass for the family will be held, at the St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred, with Rev. Thomas Brown, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sartwell.

Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com

Harry R. Little Jr., 57, of Bradford

 Harry R. Little Jr


Harry R. Little Jr., 57, of Bradford, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born February 21, 1963, in Bradford, he was the son of Harry R. Little Sr. of Limestone, NY, and Mary Ann (Vaughn) Chase, of Bradford. He attended the Bradford and Limestone Area School Districts.

Harry was a self-employed Contractor, Carpenter, and Painter working in Ellicottville and the surrounding areas. He also formerly worked in the local oil fields. He had a strong love for his family, including his dogs, Gidget and Meatball. He also loved riding horses, racing, hunting, fishing, boating, and watching sports.

Surviving in addition to his mother and father are two daughters, LeAnne Little and Megan Little, two sons, Tyler Little and Cory Little, four sisters, Laurie Johnson, Michelle McGee, Cindy Coppella, and Jessie Rounsville, five brothers, Jeff Little, Jay Little, Mike McGee, Mark McGee, and Matthew McGee, one step brother, Brian Chase, two maternal aunts, Vera Kohler and Connie Spittler, three grandchildren, several cousins, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Patrick McGee.

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life at a later date to be announced.

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

Online condolences, if desired, can be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

The Oswayo Valley Historical Society will be closed until further notice.

The Oswayo Valley Historical Society will be closed until further notice.

Limited Branch Hours at Northwest

Limited Branch Hours at Northwest

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020, as we adapt our practices to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and ensure the well-being of our customers and employees we will reduce branch lobby hours and limit in-person banking appointments to weekdays between 9 am and 1 pm and Saturday during normal business hours.

Drive thru services will remain open ­­­during normal business hours. Branches without drive thrus will remain open by appointment only.

Pennsylvania’s Grocery Stores Will Remain Open, Wolf Administration Offers Guidance to Protect Workforce

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today issued guidance for the commonwealth’s essential grocery stores to ensure continuation of services to Pennsylvanians while maintaining a healthy workforce.

“In our current COVID-19 pandemic, retail food workers are among the heroes,” said Secretary Redding. “We need their workforce to remain healthy – physically and mentally – and encourage managers and employees to heed this guidance. For their own sake and for all who rely on their life-sustaining service.”

The guidance documents issued for Grocery and Convenience Store Procedures and Sanitization and Diagnosed Employee Procedures, include recommended overall best practices to protect against COVID-19 and also recommendations for:

Customer protection,
Employee protection,
Facility sanitization,
Guidance for managing COVID-19 positive employees,
Recommendations for both managers and employees to maintain physical and mental health.

The department reminded Pennsylvanians that even during Governor Wolf’s Stay at Home Order, trips to groceries stores, farmers markets, and food banks are allowable essential travel and there is no need to stockpile more than is needed to sustain your family for one to two weeks.

“Pennsylvania’s supply chain is solid – farmers, production facilities, and truckers are all still working,” added Redding. “Buying more than you need only hurts other Pennsylvanians; it hurts those working to provide these essentials, it hurts your neighbors, and it hurts our food banks.”

For information as it relates to agriculture during COVID-19 mitigation in Pennsylvania visit agriculture.pa.gov/COVID. For the most accurate, timely information related to Health in Pennsylvania, visit on.pa.gov/coronavirus.

Bradford Firefighters Dispatched to House Fire

At 4:16 PM on Thursday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to119 Pearl Street for an electrical fire in a residence.

PUC Ratifies Recent Emergency Orders Taken to Prevent Utility Service Interruptions, Enhance Public Health & Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today ratified three Emergency Orders authorized last week by PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille to prevent interruptions to PUC-regulated utility services and enhance ongoing public health and safety measures taken during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Today’s 5-0 vote by the Commission ratified the following Emergency Orders:

Emergency Order authorized on March 13, 2020 prohibiting service terminations by electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunications and steam utilities.

Emergency Order authorized on March 16, 2020 suspending all door-to-door, in-person and public event sales activities by agents of competitive electric and natural gas suppliers in the Commonwealth’s retail energy markets.

Emergency Order authorized on March 20, 2020 permitting the modification of regulatory and statutory deadlines and procedural rules affecting filing and service requirements with the PUC as well as time periods established for the Commission to take final action on matters before it.

Chairman Dutrieuille issued a statement in support of the Commission’s ratification of the three Emergency Orders. The PUC’s procedural regulations require any Emergency Order be placed on the agenda of the Commission’s next public meeting for a ratification vote.

Under the unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s PUC public meeting was conducted telephonically to help minimize non-essential personal social contact. Conducting public meetings telephonically, as well as other routine Commission business, is consistent with the Governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency and the requirements of the Public Utility Code.

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 560 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 1,687

Harrisburg, PA- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 26, that there are 560 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,687 in 48 counties. The department also reported five new deaths, bringing the statewide death total to 16. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”

Statewide, there are 1,687 cases of COVID-19 reported from commercial, hospital and state labs. There are 16,441 patients who have tested negative, and 16 total deaths. With commercial labs being the primary testing option for most Pennsylvanians, data is not available on the total number of tests pending.

All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide at least through April 6.

Statewide – The Wolf Administration has announced since noon, March 25:

Expanded stay-at-home order to include Lehigh and Northampton counties, bringing total counties to 10.
Announced financial assistance for small businesses.
Released business closure order enforcement data from Pennsylvania State Police.

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
Clean surfaces frequently.
Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.

Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics

For the daily COVID-19 Report, visit here.
For all press releases regarding coronavirus, please visit here.
Find the latest information on the coronavirus here.
Photos of the state’s lab in Exton are available for download and use here.
Coronavirus and preparedness graphics are available here near the bottom of the page: here
Community preparedness and procedures materials are available here.
For an updated map with the number of cases, visit here.

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.

Mary E. Deibler, of Hinsdale, NY

Mary E. Deibler

Mary E. Deibler, of 1601 Gile Hollow Rd., Hinsdale, NY passed away Wednesday (March 25, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital, after a brief illness.

Born May 19, 1943 in Olean, she was the daughter of Harry and Freda B. Bennett Lemon. On July 7, 1962 she married Ronald Deibler who survives.

Mary was a graduate of Hinsdale Central School and had been employed for several years for various retail stores, including Hills Department Store. She enjoyed her present job as a driver with Corvus Bus & Charter, Inc. in Olean, that serves transportation needs for Intandem.

She was an active member and was a volunteer for many organizations, including being a 57-year life member of the Hinsdale Fire Department, a life member of the Eldred, PA American Legion Auxiliary, the St. Stephen's Club, the Olean Elk's Lodge and the former Eagle's Club.

She also enjoyed being involved with the Treasure Hunting Club and the Olean Classic Cars. She was a loyal bingo player, and was an avid bowler, having participated in area leagues and tournaments. Both she and her husband enjoyed camping, where she was a life member of the Rainbow Lake campground in Otto. With her husband, she also attended flea markets and went metal detecting.

Surviving besides her husband of 57 years are 6 children Ronald (Kris) Deibler, Jr. of Eldred, PA, twins Carl (Brenda) Deibler and Carla (John) Reece, both of Hinsdale, Kevin (fiancé Lisa Snyder) Deibler of Hinsdale, Michael (Jeanette) Deibler of Cuba and Shannon Deibler of Casa Grande, AZ; 15 grandchildren James, Stephanie, Lacee, Tiffany, Courtney, Kevin Lee, Anthony, Stephen, Seth, Shawn, Brandi, Steven, Devon, Randy and Myrissa; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a 9-month old sister Hattie Lemon.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date and will be announced, after the COVID-19 health crisis has passed.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Department, 3832 Main St, Hinsdale, NY 14743.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.

PFBC RESPONDS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) knows that anglers and boaters are ethically minded, passionate outdoor enthusiasts who might have some questions about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting their favorite activities this spring. As we continue to face the challenges of this rapidly shifting situation including travel restrictions, business and facility closures, and the desire to find safe and beneficial recreational activities, the PFBC is providing answers to several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Many detailed answers to questions about the upcoming trout season can be answered by reviewing the PFBC news release issued on March 16, 2020.

Still have questions? Stay informed through official PFBC information updates posted on www.fishandboat.com and our official social media channels, Facebook and Twitter. We welcome your call at (717)705-7800 or email at RA-BE@pa.gov.

Please practice social distancing while fishing.

Read more HERE.

Dickinson Center "Community Helpline" Still Available

Dickinson Center will continue to offer the Community Helpline through Friday, April 10. This helpline is available to anyone in our region – they do NOT have to be clients of Dickinson Center.

Seniors 2 Seniors Program Update

When the Education Council, school districts and senior centers are able to reopen, we will continue the Seniors 2 Seniors program at the Ulysses Senior Center. Because of the limited time left in the 2019/20 school year, the Galeton Seniors 2 Seniors program will start at the beginning of the 2020/21 school year (September-October 2020). These program changes will allow each group of participants to take advantage of all of the skills and topics that are covered in each 8-week program.

PITT-BRADFORD FACULTY PUBLISH, PRESENT AND ARE PROMOTED

Before the coronavirus restricted global travel, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty members were publishing, presenting and receiving promotions this academic year.

Dr. Jonathan Chitiyo, assistant professor of special education, has published several papers. He published “The Impact of Child Maltreatment on the Educational and Psychological Well-being of Students” in the Journal of School Counseling.

“Autism in Zimbabwe: A Brief Review of Trends, Conditions, Challenges, and Intervention Practices” appeared in the International Journal of Education Research.

At the 48th Teacher Education Assembly in Harrisburg, he presented a paper titled “The Relationship between School Personnel’s Confidence with Using the School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support Model and its Sustainability.”

Additionally, Chitiyo and Dr. Donna Dombek, associate professor of education, co-presented a paper at the same conference on “Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of the Nature and Causes of Problem Behavior.”

Dr. Jodi Burns, academic advisor and coach in the academic advising center, served as a delegate to the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne, Australia. She made a presentation, “Knocking Out Procrastination with Purposeful Practice: Helping Students Become the Greatest Version of their Academic Selves” at the National Academic Advising Association’s Western Pennsylvania Conference at Edinboro University and at the association’s national conference in Louisville, Ky.

Composition instructor Ann Hultberg had 10 creative nonfiction pieces published in recent months, including the essays “Something to Hold on to” in the online journal Drunk Monkeys and “Turn on the Moon” in the online magazine Persimmon Tree.

Five professors received promotions to associate professor: Dr. Helma De Vries-Jordan, political science; Dr. Tammy M. Haley, nursing; Dr. Matthew M. Kropf, energy science and technology; Anna K. Lemnitzer, art; and Dr. Denise Piechnik, biology.

Two instructors received promotions to assistant professor: Orin James, biology, and Martha Dibble, nursing.

Dr. Ovidiu Frantescu, assistant professor of petroleum technology, was named director of the Allegheny Institute of Natural History.

Dr. Sarah Ruffell, assistant professor of biology, co-published a paper with Tommy Mayberry titled “Promoting Science Communication with Children’s Literature as a High-Impact Assessment” in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Ruffell also presented a poster on “Recipe for Disaster: Using Algal Morphology to Identify Edible, Non-toxic Algae” at the 20th Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science in Buffalo, N.Y.

Penn State’s Ag Analytical Services Lab remains open

The Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory at Penn State remains open; however, they have implemented an emergency contingency plan and are operating at limited capacity. To allow the laboratory staff to devote their efforts to meet critical needs, they request that only high priority samples be submitted at this time. These include agricultural samples associated with food/crop production and drinking water tests. 

While Extension offices are closed to the public, resources are still available to get your agricultural samples and drinking water tests to the lab. Soiltests can be mailed to the lab with payment using the online form (https://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/soil-testing/fertility/soil-fertility-submission-forms). 

Alternatively, soil and drinking water test kits can be requested directly from the lab (aaslab@psu.edu; 814-863-0841)and mailed to your address.


About Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension is a modern educational organization, dedicated to translating scientific research into real-world applications to drive progress. In support of Penn State's land-grant mission, extension programs promote a vibrant food and fiber system, a clean environment and a healthier population for Pennsylvania and beyond.

Penn State Extension serves individuals, businesses and communities, helping them address problems and realize opportunities through a robust portfolio of educational programs, products and services. With support from federal, state and county governments, the organization has a tradition of bringing unbiased information and support to the citizens of Pennsylvania for more than 100 years.

Karen L. Hayes, 55, of Shinglehouse, PA

Karen L. Hayes

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Karen L. Hayes, 55, of Shinglehouse, PA passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a long illness.

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.

Coudersport Ambulance to East Second Street

At 2:38 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to  East  Second Street for chest pain.

McKean Coun ty DA on Corona Virus




Attention Foil's Disposal Customers

FOIL’S DISPOSAL CUSTOMERS

Just to let our customers know all trash pickup will remain the same, there is no changes at this time. We currently service the following towns: Galeton, Coudersport, Roulette, Gold, Ulysses, and Harrison Valley.

If you find yourself without a way to dispose of your trash we are here to help just give us a call at 814-435-6646.

Roulette customers as Drabee’s Mini Mart will be temporarily closed I have arranged with Close’s Lumber to sell Foil’s Disposal garbage stickers until Drabee’s reopens. You can purchase your stickers as you normally would from Close’s Lumber.

New locations to purchase Foil’s Disposal stickers is The Corner Café in Ulysses and Harrison Valley Corner Hardware and Mercantile in Harrison Valley.

Thank you to all our customers. Stay healthy and safe.

Tracy Foil