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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Corydon And Lafayette Fire Dept. Was Dispatched To RT.59 3 Miles West Of The Ranger Station For An MVA

On April 25 at 4:57 pm Corydon And Lafayette Fire Dept. Was Dispatched To RT.59 3 Miles West Of The Ranger Station For An MVA

Possible Shed Fire at Kane Lutheran Home

At 4:32 PM on Saturday, Mount Jewett Fire Dept. standby unit in Kane dispatched to the Kane Lutheran Home for a possible shed fire.

Kane Dispatched for House Fire

At 3:50 PM on Saturday, Kane firefighters are on scene of a house fire at 217 Walnut Street. Smoke is reported coming from the eaves of the house.
Mount Jewett dispatched to stand by at Kane station. 
4:17 PM--Fire under control.

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Kertzel, 95, of Roulette, PA

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Kertzel

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Kertzel, 95, of Roulette, PA, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. 

Betty was born on July 13, 1924 in Hazleton, the daughter of the late Leon G. and Margretta (Riebold) Maue, Sr. She married Gordon F. Kertzel, Jr. on September 7, 1943 in Hazleton. They celebrated 58 years of marriage until his passing on April 19, 2002. 

Betty retired from Brockway Glass, Brockway, after 23 years of service. She was a member of the Fishing Creek United Methodist Church, Roulette, the Eastern Star, Myrtle Chapter #46, Port Allegany, Hebron Grange, former member of the Eastern Star, Dubois and was an avid blood donor. 

She loved music and singing and was a very active member of the church choir.

Betty is survived by a son, Gordon F. (Sidney) Kertzel of Indialantic, FL; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Pedrazzani of Maricopa, AZ; nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, one nephew, L George (Denise) Maue, Sugarloaf;and one niece, Linda Fitzgerald of Arlington, NE

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Leon G. Maue, Jr. and one great grandson. 

Funeral services and burial in Card Creek Cemetery will be private. 

In lieu of flowers the family strongly suggest memorial contributions in Betty’s name be made to the Roulette Fire Department, River St., Roulette, PA 16746 or the Fishing Creek United Methodist Church, 1003 West Branch Fishing Creek Rd., Roulette, PA 16746.

To share your fondest memories of Betty or to sign her guestbook, please visit

Derrick City Dispatched for Vehicle Over Embankment

At 2:48 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. dispatched to the area of 1148 South Avenue for a vehicle over the embankment.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Kellytown Road

At 2:45 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance dispatched to Kellytown Road for seizures.

God’s Country Marathon Race Cancelld For 2020

God's Country Marathon
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Dear Runners,

After much thought and consideration, the God’s County Marathon Committee has decided to cancel this year’s race.

The good news: we will be ready for the best God’s Country Marathon Race Series EVER on June 5, 2021, so mark your calendar!!

If you have already signed up you have 2 options:

1. Roll your Registration over until next year. (If you choose this option, NO action is needed, we got you.)

2. Refund. You will be refunded your registration fee, less the processing fee from Active. Please send an email to and we will work on processing the refunds in a timely manner.

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our Presenting Partners: WESTGATE INN and UPMC COLE.


In the meantime, stay healthy and safe, keep running and stay in touch!

Buffalo man charged with Allegany County murder

On April 24, 2020 the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Philip M. Farren, 52, of Buffalo, NY for Murder 2nd degree (A Felony) and Manslaughter 1st degree (B Felony).
On April 24, 2020 at 12:30 P.M., Troopers out of SP Amity responded to Holdridge Road in the town of Allen for a check the welfare given out by Allegany County Dispatch. Troopers arrived at the residence and interviewed Farren who stated the attempt to locate person left the area. 

Troopers re-contacted the original caller for the check the welfare complaint and additional information was given. Troopers started investigating further with Farren who then made admissions. Further investigation reveals that Farren had shot and killed the victim earlier in the week and was in the process of dismembering the victim’s body when Troopers arrived on scene. 

The body was taken to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for cause of death and identification.

Farren was arraigned via Skype and remanded to the Allegany County Jail with no bail.

The NYSP Forensic Identification Unit, Under Water Recovery Team and the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office assisted in this investigation.

This is still an ongoing criminal investigation.

Potter County Commissioner Meeting Agenda From April 23, 2020

Delta Mu Sigma Honor Society announces Penn State DuBois award winners

2020 Penn State DuBois Honors Convocation
M. Scott McBride, Ph.D.
Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

Ladies and gentlemen, as chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State DuBois, it’s my distinct pleasure to welcome you to our 81st Annual Honors Convocation. Each year we take this opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our outstanding students. However, uniquely this year—due to the COVID-19 outbreak—we present these awards remotely to ensure that parents, spouses, children, friends, as well as our campus faculty and staff, have the opportunity to applaud the accomplishments of our outstanding students.

We are extremely proud to present several prestigious awards, both for distinguished academic accomplishment and for service to the campus and community. These awards recognize those students who consistently go the extra mile and push themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible. These are the students who stand out for their successes and the noteworthy impact that they have had on others. 

The Penn State DuBois Delta Mu Sigma Honor Society has announced award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. Read more...

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes From April 9, 2020

East Fork Sportsmen's Club Kid's Derby and Chicken BBQ is now Saturday June 27

The East Fork Sportsmen's Club of Wharton Township is postponing the annual Kid's Fishing Derby and Chicken BBQ.
We know Memorial Weekend is out this year and we hope that pushing back to Saturday June 27, 2020 will allow us to get together for this fun event. We have a good batch of big fish in the trout nursery for this year's derby. Of course this is still not certain. Follow us on Facebook 'East Fork Sportsmen's Club' or at for any update.

Headline Harrisburg By Matt Gabler

My staff and I have received so many phone calls in these last few weeks from so many groups that are and have been impacted by COVID-19. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOICES!!

When Gov. Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 613, which would have put many Pennsylvanians back to work by allowing businesses the choice to open safely, my House Republican colleagues and I needed to change course.

We’re now using those groups’ individual voices and going back to work with separate legislation. House Bill 2400, which we passed this week, AND the pressure applied by skilled construction workers resulted in a return to job sites this Friday, May 1. All construction - public and private, residential and commercial - is back on the job one week from today!

Notaries are now allowed to work remotely, which helps some car shoppers and dealerships, but the work’s far from over. We respect the danger posed by COVID-19, but also respect our hardworking employers and employees - especially in small businesses - who have been unnecessarily prevented from supporting their families.

We’ll be in session next week. Some challenges lie ahead. Pennsylvania can be trusted to return to work in a responsible manner and we regard ALL jobs as essential.

Displaying the Colors

On Wednesday, the governor unveiled his regional plan that allows the reopening of Pennsylvania in three stages.


Standing Up for Workers

House Republicans are being accused of picking profits over people. House Bill 1822, which was passed Tuesday, would seem to contradict that allegation (which is untrue).

I voted for the legislation, which is now being considered in the Senate. I hope my colleagues there will do the same so Gov. Wolf can sign it into law.

We Hear You!

Unfortunately, the biggest thing with which we continue to struggle is finding answers to employment questions. More than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians are out of work and at varying stages in the unemployment compensation process, which is far from smooth and being overwhelmed.

Please click here to be directed to a resource that will hopefully answer your questions, including self-employed individuals and independent contractors who are filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
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 Madi Feeser of East Berlin is one of 265 
Pitt-Bradford graduates who will celebrate
 Commencement with her family and an 
online event on Sunday.
BRADFORD, Pa. -- Although they will be miles apart, members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s graduating class will put on their caps and gowns to sit down together at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Instead of being surrounded by their 264 classmates in the university’s KOA Arena, they’ll be stationed in front of laptop computers, tablets or even smartphones with the other people in their homes.

Aunts, uncles and cousins who might have traveled with them to Bradford will watch from their own screens in their own homes, as will the faculty and staff who have become a second family over the last few years.

  The university’s usual Commencement exercises at the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, as well as commencement at other colleges and universities across the country, have moved online since large gatherings are not possible during the corona-virus pandemic.

A handful of staff will have worked for weeks to create this moment of celebration – interviewing graduating seniors to find out what was most important to them; brainstorming, investigating and learning new technology; soliciting and managing photos and congratulations videos and custom music; keeping track of all that content; shipping regalia; setting up a Zoom version of the annual pre-graduation dinner; creating an electronic slide for reach graduate; and editing, editing, editing.

Staff shipped regalia – the caps, gowns and hoods worn for academic ceremonies – to students last week in time for students to take pictures to submit for the online celebration.

Thomas Dabney’s family had already secured a cap and gown from a family friend for him to wear to a what-was-supposed-to-be-a-surprise backyard graduation party planned for Saturday. But the criminal justice major from Washington, D.C., will now have the chance to don his own fancy academic wear for both the backyard graduation and the online version.

Dabney said a cousin set up the backyard event, complete with mock diploma in a frame. His family now intends to attend both events, just as several members had planned to come to Bradford for Commencement since he is a first-generation graduate.

Nicolette Simon, an exercise science major from Lancaster, is also a first-generation grad. When her regalia arrived, she invited her cousins, who live across the street, to come take photos with her. But the entire family could not resist congratulating her and carefully and quickly broke social distancing protocol to take an extended-family photo.

Before she put on her regalia, Madi Feeser, an athletic training major from East Berlin, had to run to Walmart for a few supplies to decorate her cap. In recent years, decorating caps has become part of the Pitt-Bradford celebration week as students thank parents or God, celebrate their chosen major or career, or just joke around. Feeser said hers was going to say “I’m through with this B.S.”

The Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association is even sponsoring a contest for those who share their decorated caps on social media with the hashtag #UPBGRAD20. There will be prizes for the ones that illustrate the most Panther pride, best major/career specific, most artistic, best pop cultural reference and most inspirational.

Anuja Sharma, an international affairs student from Harrisburg, posted a picture of her cap with the hashtag earlier this week on Facebook. In the picture, her parents smile and hold the cap, which is decorated with a map of the world. “They migrated so I graduated,” it reads. “Proud daughter of immigrants.”

For those who’d like to take part in the online celebration, it can be seen at 2 p.m. Sunday, when the in-person ceremony would have been held, on, on the university’s Facebook page,, and YouTube channel, uPittBradford.

Delta Mu Sigma Honor Society Announces Penn State DuBois Award Winners

DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois Delta Mu Sigma Honor Society has announced award winners for the 2019-2020 academic year. Though the current quarantine has called for the official awards ceremony to be cancelled, students, faculty, and staff still wish to recognize those chosen to receive awards this year. Delta Mu had planned to recognize all award winners at a ceremony originally planned for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.

A list of this year’s award winners may be viewed, shared, and downloaded here

Awards at the Honors Convocation recognize students for a wide range of accomplishments, from academic excellence, to overcoming hardships to succeed. Members of the staff and faculty are also celebrated for their commitment to supporting students and for their service to the campus and community. The event is organized each year by members of the Delta Mu Sigma Honors Society.

Delta Mu Sigma was chartered in 1939. The sole chapter of this society is located at Penn State DuBois. Members of the society are from all colleges represented at the campus. Delta Mu Sigma is dedicated to enriching student life at Penn State DuBois by encouraging scholarship and involvement in campus and community activities. As stated in the Delta Mu Sigma constitution, membership in the society shall be based upon scholastic requirements, active participation, and service to the Penn State DuBois campus and community.

Membership into Delta Mu Sigma is open to full-time and part-time Penn State DuBois students who have completed 12 or more credits. Current members select the new members based on the scholarship and service requirements set forth in the constitution. Lifetime membership is granted to those students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and involvement in extracurricular activities both on campus and in the community.

PSP Lewis Run Seeking Information For Stolen ATV Plow In Wetmore TWP.

PSP Lewis Run Assist Overdose Victim In Eldred Boro

PSP Lewis Run Seeking Information For Criminal Mischief In Norwich TWP.

Kane Man Charged With Drug Possession In Wetmore TWP.

Catalytic Converters Stolen In Sullivan TWP.

Trash days for Ceres Township residents are set for May 2nd and May 3rd.

Join The Parade At Sweden Valley Manor on May 1st


Aveanna Hiring Rns, Lpns, Cnas, And Dcws, In Bradford, Eldred, Emporium, Johnsonburg, Kane, Port Allegany, Roulette, Smethport And ST. Mary's

Port Allegany Shop 'n Save Adds Senior Shopping Hour Wednesdays From 6 to 7 AM

Coudersport Shop 'N Save Senior Shopping Hours

Join The Parade At Sweden Valley Manor on May 1st


Public Notice From Potter County waste Authority

Potter County Voter Registration Information


Catherine Hanchett Notary office closing

UPMC Express Care Closed Satuday and Sunday

Friday, April 24, 2020

Vida J. Trumbull, 93, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 145 Neubert Street, St. Marys

Vida J. Trumbull

Vida J. Trumbull, 93, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 145 Neubert Street, St. Marys, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor.

Vida was born September 15, 1926, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Schloder) Zaner. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1944. Vida was a retired employee of the St. Marys Insurance Agency, where she worked as a bookkeeper.
On June 12, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church where she was a lifelong parishioner, she married Glenn Richard Trumbull, who preceded her in death on June 8, 1980.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce DeLullo and her husband David of St. Marys; and her grandchildren, Maria DeLullo, Shelley Murphy, Emily Trumbull Starr, Elaine Field, and Eric Trumbull. Also surviving are her six great-grandchildren, Kayla DeLullo, Adalina Murphy, Nolan Murphy, Isabella Field, Andrew Field, and Gabriel DeLullo.

In addition to her husband and parents, Vida was preceded in death by her son, Glenn R. Trumbull Jr.; her grandson, Shawn DeLullo; and by her brother, Michael Zaner.
There will be no visitation.

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, funeral and committal services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or to the American Cancer Society, Elk County, 108R North Second Street, Clearfield, PA 16830.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

Mary L. Buzard, 90, formerly of Tionesta Avenue in Kane, PA

Mary L. Buzard

Mary L. Buzard, 90, formerly of Tionesta Avenue in Kane, PA, died early Friday afternoon, April 23, 2020 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided.

Born September 16, 1929 in Brookville, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rhoda Miller McAninch. On May 3, 1948 in Brookville, she married Allen W. “Bill” Buzard, who died in 2014 after sixty-seven years of marriage.

Mary worked in the dietary department of the Lutheran Home Residential Center for sixteen years, and continued to volunteer there and at the Lutheran Home for thirty years. She was active in the First Church of God in Kane and was the coordinator for Meals on Wheels in Kane for several years.

Mary’s main passion during her long life was church, spending time with her loving family watching them grow up, celebrating the holidays and travelling to the annual Buzard / McAninch reunions. She will always be remembered for loving her family and making them the top priority in her life.

Surviving are sons Allen (Suzie) Buzard, Jr. of Jamestown, N.Y. and Leonard (Louie Lamoglia) of Antioch, Calif.; a daughter Sandra (James) Stanton of Warren; daughter-in-law Cindy (Ronald) Swanson of Kane; sisters Rhoda Strishock of Dubois, Bonnie Noyer of Brookville and Pamela (Alan) Shook of Glen Burnie, Md. Eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive, plus a special friend Anita Hess of Kane.

She was preceded in death, besides her husband and parents, by a son Ronald J. Buzard, a great great grandson Zane Allen Buzard, sisters Vinnie Geer, Doris Logan, Virginia Brown and Letitia Grant, and brothers Walter Stover and Raymond, Paul and Ivan McAninch.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience. Interment will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Home at Kane Activities Dept., 100 High Point Dr., Kane, PA 16735

Emporium Man Charged With drug Possession In Shippen TWP.


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FNN Article © Friday, April 24, 2020.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, PA - Liberty and Morris fire crews, as well as, Forestry staff responded to a land rescue involving a male bicyclist who was involved in an accident on a trail in Liberty Township on Friday afternoon just after 2:00PM.

Fire personnel first located the bicyclist's pickup truck around 2:14PM, as they responded to Mountain Top Road near the Reynolds Road intersection at the scene of a gas well pad and a locked gate. The bicyclist acknowledged that he had gone around the gate and was further down the trail when he had an accident.

Although there was a request for air medical, none could fly due to weather conditions at the time.

911 Dispatcher stayed on the phone with the victim until help arrived.

Firefighters reached the victim around 2:25PM and was able to provide assistance to the injured cyclist. Crews brought out the rescued rider to the ambulance, which was waiting along the Mountain Top Road. The individual was loaded into the ambulance around 2:53PM and he was transported to a hospital for treatment of a head injury he suffered in the crash.

Remember to support your local fire and ambulance departments.

Great job by all who assisted at the scene.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19 -25, 2020

In accordance with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Potter County President Judge Stephen Minor, together with District Attorney, Andy Watson, and Victim Witness Coordinator, Anita Mead, had various activities planned to honor and remember both local and national victims of crime. The week was to have culminated in a commemorative tree planting and dedication ceremony on the evening of April 24, 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable move forward with those plans.

A young maple tree was donated by the Potter County Victim Impact Panel for the occasion. As a result of the social distancing/stay at home orders issued by Governor Wolf, the maple tree was planted on the Courthouse Square by the Potter County Maintenance Staff earlier this week and, bears a plaque from an anonymous donor with the inscription “Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19 -25, 2020. In memory and honor of those we have lost as well as those who continue to persevere. Seek Justice, Ensure Victims’ Rights, Inspire Hope.”

Even with the ongoing crisis, we wish to emphasize how important it is that crime victims are not “lost in a bureaucratic shuffle” and, continue to have a voice that is both loudly and clearly heard. As the plaque says, we will continuously endeavor to seek justice, ensure victims’ rights, and inspire hope.

Stephen A. Foster, 82, of 2558 West Washington Street, Bradford

Stephen A. Foster

Stephen A. Foster, 82, of 2558 West Washington Street, Bradford, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born December 12, 1937, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Francis E. and Blanche (Andrews) Foster.

On June 29, 1974, he married Shirley C. (Carlson) Foster who survives.

He was a 1955 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He graduated from Hobart College and then enlisted into the United States Army. After the service he obtained his Masters Degree from Alfred University.

Stephen was employed as a Guidance Counselor for the Rochester, New York School District, where he was also a Basketball coach and taught adult education in the evenings. After retirement he moved to Willow Creek where he was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survived by in addition to his wife Shirley Foster, is one step daughter, Sharon Renwick, of Petaluma, CA.

At Stephen's request there will be no public services.

Donations may be made to the Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Donald Eugene Sobina, 77, of Warren, PA

Donald Sobina

Donald Eugene Sobina, 77, of Warren, PA., died peacefully, Friday morning, April 24, 2020 at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA., after an extended illness. 

He was born February 25, 1943 in Oil City, PA. He was the son of Joseph F. and Phyllis Formanik Sobina.

Don was raised and educated in Oil City, PA. and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1961. 
US Army veteran

 In 1963, he entered the U.S. Army as a military accountant, having achieved the rank of SP5. With a brief service in Thailand with the Joint Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG), he was honorably discharged in October 1966. 

 In 1969, he graduated from St. Francis College in Loretto, PA. with a Bachelors’ Degree of Science in Accounting.

After graduation, he worked for Fisher Price Toys in East Aurora, N.Y. In 1977, he moved his family to Warren, PA. to assume a position at United Refining Company. Having held various positions with United, he retired in 2006 as Vice President of Corporate Development.

While in Warren, Donald served as a director of the Warren County School District from 1983 to 1989. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Warren General Hospital and its affiliates from 1996 thru 2005. He was also active as a Little League Baseball Manager for 9 years.

Donald was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister and served on various committees most recently on the Buildings and Grounds. He was also a 3rd degree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus.

Donald is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy DeSalvo Sobina whom he married on June 6, 1970 in Carrolltown, PA., 2 Sons – David Sobina and his wife, Michelle, Daniel Sobina and his wife, Linda, 2 Grandsons Maxwell and Jaxon, 1 Step Grandson – Alexander Johnson and 1 Great Granddaughter, Cambria Johnson all of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Deacon Raymond Sobina and his wife, Debbie, 1 Nephew – Nicholas Sobina all of Erie, PA., 1 Niece – Rachel of Oil City, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents,

Due to state mandates with the Corona Virus, a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., with Msgr. Robert Smith, Retired Catholic Priest as Main celebrant, Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, as Con-celebrant. They will be assisted by don’s brother, Deacon Raymond Sobina. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

 Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

 E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Michael A. CONANT, 28, of Mercersburg, PA

Michael A. CONANT

Michael A. CONANT, 28, of Mercersburg, PA, died Sunday, April 19, 2020 in Mercersburg. 

Born May 22, 1991, in Gettysburg, he was the son of Robert A. Conant and Teri Burdge Stanton. 

Michael attended school in Greencastle and earned his GED in Waynesboro. He worked as a tattoo artist. 

Surviving are: his mother, Teri (David Keech) Stanton of Olean, NY; paternal grandmother, Margarete Conant of Nashville, TN; maternal grandmother, Billie Lee Truax of McAllen, TX; his fiancĂ©e, Brandy Sneider Koontz of Mercersburg; his daughter, Jaylynn Marie Conant; seven siblings, Lauren (Anthony) Millard of Albertson, NC, Heather Conant of Greencastle, Marina Burdge of Chambersburg, Alexandria Vogel and Hailey Vogel, both of South Hill, VA, and Matthew Stanton and Alexander Stanton, both of Belfast, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his father; a brother, Nicholas A. Burdge; paternal grandfather, Clarence J. Conant; maternal great-grandmother, Mildred P. Burdge; and several aunts and uncles. 

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 family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Lana M. JOSEPH, 54, of Olean, NY


Lana M. JOSEPH, 54, of Olean, NY, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY. 

She was born December 31, 1965, in Dansville. She loved playing bingo, riding horses and being outdoors. Lana cherished her children and family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 

Surviving are: her mother, Deborah Slocum Keech of Franklinville; two daughters, Sheena (Joshua) Roberts of Friendship and Desiree Hakes of Wellsville; two sons, Richard D. Mosher, III of Attica and Douglas J. Mosher of Little Valley; five grandchildren; a sister, Glenda (Alan) Miller of Franklinville; three brothers, Gerald Keech of Allentown, Erik Keech of Franklinville, and David Keech of Olean; seven nieces and nephews; and special friend, Bob Smith of Olean.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Virginia Hennard Slocum and Robert Slocum, Jr. 

A gathering to celebrate Lana’s life 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 ConnectLife at Online condolences may be expressed at

Bridge Work to Resume Monday in McKean County

Bradford, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that preliminary work to replace a bridge on Westline Road (Route 3006) in Lafayette Township, McKean County, is scheduled to resume Monday, April 27. The bridge spans Kinzua Creek, near the village of Westline. 

The project will upgrade the status of the bridge from “poor” to “good” and provide a new structure that will be in service for decades.

Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain paused as part of the commonwealth’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This project is part of critical work that continues statewide addressing safety needs and work needed to eliminate roadway restrictions that could impede the ability for the movement of life sustaining goods and services

Starting Monday, crews will continue construction of a one-lane temporary roadway that will carry traffic around the work zone as the bridge is replaced. This phase of construction is expected to take at least a month. Traffic will then be routed onto the temporary roadway to allow replacement of the existing bridge to begin. PennDOT will issue an update prior to the change in traffic pattern.

The temporary traffic signals currently enforcing an alternating traffic pattern across the existing bridge will remain in place for the duration of the project.

Overall work will include removal of the existing bridge, construction of the new bridge, roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades, guide rail replacement, and miscellaneous items. Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, PA is the contractor for this $2.6 million job. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

The existing bridge is 103 feet long and was built in 1941. It will be replaced with a new, two-span composite beam bridge. Average daily traffic on Westline Road is just under 300 vehicles each day. PennDOT expects the new bridge to be open to traffic in the fall of 2020, with placement of an epoxy overlay and seeding taking place next spring.

Bridge Rehabilitation Begins Next Week in Tioga Township, Tioga County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that a bridge rehabilitation project will begin next week on Route 287 in Tioga Township, Tioga County. The bridge is located a half-mile north of the intersection with Route 1030 and a half-mile south of the intersection with Route 15.

The contractor, Wolyniec Construction, Inc., will complete the 350-foot bridge rehabilitation project, which is expected to take two-years. The work will include removal and replacement of the bridge deck, repair of substructures, new drainage, guiderail upgrades and painting of the existing steel structure as well as associated roadway approach work.

The bridge rehabilitation will begin Monday, April 27, 2020 and work will be completed during daylight hours.

Motorists should expect single lane closures controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

The $3.8 million bridge rehabilitation project is expected to be completed by November 20, 2021, weather permitting.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays, watch for stopped traffic, and drive with caution through the work zone.

Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain paused as part of the commonwealth’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This project is part of critical work that continues statewide addressing safety needs and work needed to eliminate roadway restrictions that could impede the ability for the movement of life sustaining goods and services.

Bikefest Motorcycle Rally Cancelled in Erie

Coudersport Ambulance Was Dispatched To RT. 6 For difficulty Breathing

On April 24 at 12:29 pm Coudersport Ambulance Was Dispatched To RT. 6 For difficulty Breathing