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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Belinda “Aunt B” Cole, 59, of Gaines, PA

Belinda “Aunt B” Cole

Belinda “Aunt B” Cole, 59, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at her home. 

Born March 22, 1961 in Elmira NY, she was a daughter of the late David Cole and Connie Bailey Terwilliger. 

Belinda owned and operated Aunt B’s Restaurant in Galeton for several years and then was a manager at Wal-Mart in Albuquerque, NM where she lived for a time with her aunt, Barbara Hensley. 

She enjoyed arts & crafts, crocheting and scrapbooking. Belinda was brought laughter and joy to everyone around her and will be missed by so many that loved her. 

Surviving are two brothers, James (April) Cole and Rusty (Tina) Cole, both of Gaines; a stepbrother, Wesley (Penny) Crowell, Galeton, PA; four stepsisters, Rhea Crowell, Wellsville, NY, Marcia (Joel) Wheeler, Harrison Valley, PA, Mary (Kenneth) Ransom, Sabinsville, PA and Peggy (Scot) Short, Sabinsville, PA; an uncle, David Bailey; three aunts, Lillian Bailey, Donna Meek and Barbara Hensley; and several nieces and nephews and step nieces and step nephews. 

 A Private Burial will be held at the Phoenix Cemetery in Gaines, PA. A Celebration of Belinda’s Life will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teacher’s Pet Rescue. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton. 

Connie Terwilliger, 77, of Gaines, PA

 Connie Terwilliger, 77

Connie Terwilliger, 77, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at her home. 

Born August 19, 1942 in Gaines, she was a daughter of the late James and Lillian (Hurlbert) Bailey. 

Connie worked at Galeton Production for many years and enjoyed sewing, arts & crafts and her flower gardens. 

Surviving are two sons, James (April) Cole and Rusty (Tina) Cole, both of Gaines; a stepson, Wesley (Penny) Crowell, Galeton, PA; four stepdaughters, Rhea Crowell, Wellsville, NY, Marcia (Joel) Wheeler, Harrison Valley, PA, Mary (Kenneth) Ransom, Sabinsville, PA and Peggy (Scot) Short, Sabinsville, PA; a brother, David Bailey; two sisters, Lillian Bailey and Donna Meek; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Connie was predeceased by her husband, Charles “Twig” Terwilliger; a daughter, Belinda Cole; and a brother, John Bailey. 

A Private Burial will be held at the Phoenix Cemetery in Gaines, PA. A Celebration of Connie’s Life will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teacher’s Pet Rescue. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton.

Wellsville Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire

At 7:27 PM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire & mutual aid companies have been dispatched to a possible structure fire on North Broad in the village.
7:37 PM--All Wellsville units returning.

Coudersport Dispatched For Landing Zone

At 6:53 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 has been dispatched to the Leete Farm for a landing zone for Life Flight 2.

Troopers Say Port Allegany Woman Was Driving Under The influence

Mount Jewett Man Jailed After Allegedly Shooting A Mans Dog In Hamlin TWP.

PSP Lewis Run Investigating Theft From A Motor Vehicle In Otto TWp.

Duke Center Man Charged In Domestic Incident In Otto TWP.

Bradford Woman Charged With Harassment With No Legitimate Purpose In Keating TWP.

Coudersport Called For Tree Fire

At 6:21 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Department dispatched to a tree fire next to Sheetz.

Moe's Not To Open / To Continue To Offer Take-Out & Delivery

Todd Moses
Yesterday at 10:32 AM ·

After an agonizing couple days, we have decided not to open today.

We have spent most of our time here making Moe's a destination. It has become a place to meet with friends over a burger and a beer, meet new people, socialize, play pool or darts while listening to your favorite music.

The restrictions placed on us by the state have made this impossible. If you can't even walk down the bar to talk to someone, the experience just isn't the same.

We'll open when Moe's can be the Moe's that our patrons have come to expect.

We will continue to offer take out and delivery.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Moe's is located on West Mill Street in Port Allegany, PA

Bradford City fire and ambulance were dispatched to a MVA on 73 chestnut

On May 30, at 5:21 Bradford city fire and ambulance were dispatched to 73 Chestnut ST. for a vehicle into a building.A Truck went through a window ambulance has been recalled there are no injuries

Clarksville Dispatched for Crash

At about 5:00 pm on Saturday, Clarksville Fire Dept. dispatched to a vehicle crash on Stewart Road off County Road 40. No more details available.

Doris A. Card, 96, of Roulette, PA

Doris A. Card

Doris A. Card, 96, of Roulette, PA, passed away on Thursday (May 28, 2020) at her home in Roulette.

She was born May 14, 1924 in Seven Bridges, a daughter of Leon and Ruth Davey Chase. In 1940, she married Michael N. Card, who died July 19, 2010.

Doris had worked for Pittsburgh-Corning of Port Allegany. She also worked in various other positions throughout her life.

She enjoyed doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, word searches, and was a great baker. She was gifted with a “green thumb” when it came to gardening.

She is survived by:

6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren

A special niece, Colleen DeBoer of Roulette, along with many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Raymond Card in 2015 and Phillip Card in 1996, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

At Doris’ request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date and time to be announced. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Roulette Fire Department, Potter County Hospice, or To Fill-A-Backpack of Roulette. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Kane Dispatched For Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation

At 4:42 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept. has been called to 209 Hacker Street for a carbon monoxide detector activation. Residents have evacuated.

Kane Ambulance, Highland Fire Dept. Dispatched to Motorcycle Crash on Rt. 66

At 4:19 PM on Saturday, Kane ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 66 in front of the Russell City Store to assist Highland Township Fire Dept. with a motorcycle accident with ejection. One injury reported, a 50 year old male with shoulder injuries &  difficulty breathing.
Air medical dispatched to LZ 5 at Rt. 66 & Rt. 948.

Shinglehouse Dispatched For ATV Accident

At 4:16 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance  called to the intersection of Horse Run Rd. & Low Street for an TV accident, reported to be a child with a head injury.
Ambulance transporting to Olean General hospital.Olean 10 Medic dispatched for a 6 year old with a head & arm injury.

Roulette Ambulance to Oak Lane

At 3:49 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to Oak Lane for a fall victim with no injuries.

Penfield Man Arrested For DUI In Jay TWP.

Eldred Dispatched To Tree Down on House

At 2:42 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a tree down on a residence on Smith Road.

Emporium Dispatched For Crash With Entrapment & Injuries

At 2:34 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Plank Road Hollow for a vehicle crash over an embankment into a creek with one person entrapped with injuries.
2:50 PM--Extrication complete.
A medical helicopter has been dispatched.

63 Participants in Roulette VFD Kayak Poker Run Today
Roulette Chemical Engine #1
6 mins ·

2nd Annual RVFD Kayak Poker Run is underway. 63 participants this year. 33% increase from last year. Huge thank you to our sponsors:

Country Boy Excavation & Demo
Fillhart's Friendly Inn
Krowley Maple Products
Gerhart Taxidermy
Johnson Trucking
Port Beverage
Subway of Coudersport
Kightlinger Motors

Austin Area High School Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony


FIRST News Now
10 mins ·

FNN Article © May 30, 2020.

COVINGTON, PA - FNN was made aware of a police chase on Thursday afternoon, May 28, 2020, along the Route 15 Highway in Covington Township around 3:30PM.

Readers reported that a blue Chevy Camaro was traveling north at a high rate of speed as Pennsylvania State Police were in pursuit.

As state police were in pursuit, additional assistance was requested from at least one other police department as the Camaro headed towards the New York border.

The driver of the car was stopped just across the New York and Pennsylvania border and was taken into custody.

According to Pennsylvania State Police based in Mansfield, PA., 20-year-old, Joel Hutchinson of Amherst, New York was indeed taken into custody.

Police initiated a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro for speeding along Route 15 north approximately four miles before the Canoe Camp Creek Exit. During the attempted stop the vehicle fled and a pursuit pursuit followed.

Hutchinson traveled twenty miles before coming to a stop just across the New York border.

Hutchinson was taken custody by police and and charges filed through Mansfield District Court 04-3-03. Hutchinson was charged for Fleeing and Eluding/Reckless Endangering Another Person and for multiple other offenses related to the incident.

FCCB Feeds Thousands of Pennsylvanian’s

MANSFIELD, PA (May 2020) In 2019, employees of First Citizens Community Bank (FCCB) reached into their pockets to donate funds that provided over 10,000 meals to those in need through the Central PA Foodbank. And now, in the midst of a pandemic when opportunities to volunteer are few, the Bank is again supporting the Central PA Foodbank with a donation of $25,000.

“Our community is experiencing a unique need due to the spread of COVID-19,” said Joe Arthur, Executive Director, Central PA Foodbank. “We’ve mobilized to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors have access to the nutritious food they need during this uncertain time. First Citizens donation will be used to support our crisis efforts.”

Earlier this year, FCCB employees donated a pallet of canned and dry goods and volunteered on weekends at the Harrisburg and Williamsport locations, packing hundreds of pounds of food. In addition, they’ve donated time to the Food Bank’s Fresh Express program, unloading and distributing fresh produce through the Tioga County Branch YMCA in Mansfield.

More than 300 students “Take the Natural Challenge”

Pennsylvania Envirothon Week”

We are pleased to announce the 2020 “Pennsylvania Envirothon Week” winners. Even with Envirothon events being canceled this year, participants were not deterred from testing their Envirothon skills. The contest may have taken place virtually and not outdoors, but the natural drive in these students was evident.

Prizes for the top scores were awarded for each day. The top 10 scorers each received a $20 gift card. If there were more than 10 top scorers for any given day, winners were randomly selected from the pool of top scorers. From the week’s 179 participants who completed all five challenges, three overall winners took away Pennsylvania Envirothon apparel. The overall winners’ scores out of a possible total of 500 points were:

First Place – Maddie Tiemann, Neshaminy High School, Bucks County, score of 480;

Second Place – Nicholas DeFigio, Brownsville Area High School, Fayette County, score of 475:

Third Place – Ethan Olesko, Brownsville Area High School, Fayette County, score of 470.

More than 300 Envirothon participants representing 110 schools in 47 counties competed in Pennsylvania’s first-ever, weeklong, online Envirothon Challenge. During each day of the Challenge, individuals completed a 20-question quiz that focused on one of the five-station topics – Soils and Land Use, Current Issues, Wildlife, Aquatic Ecology, and Forestry. 

Local students were among the over 300 participating daily. Three local students (one from Cameron County High School, one from Warren Area High School, and one from Bradford High School) won $20 gift certificates for placing in the top 10 for the daily challenge.

Causer Applauds New Grant Funding for Fire, EMS

HARRISBURG – Recognizing the additional challenges facing the state’s fire and emergency medical services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state House has approved $50 million in additional grant funding for the organizations, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

Senate Bill 1122 creates the COVID-19 Crisis Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program with funding coming from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“These additional grant funds offer a much-needed lifeline to our first responders who have been on the front lines of fighting back against COVID-19 over the last several months,” Causer said. “In addition to the added expenses they have faced, the stay-at-home orders and other mitigation measures virtually wiped out their fundraising options.

“Too many of these life-saving organizations were already at risk of closing their doors before the pandemic happened. We need to move forward with distributing these funds as soon as possible,” he added.

Under the bill, the funds would be distributed as follows: $44 million for grants to eligible fire companies and $6 million for grants to eligible EMS companies.

The grants would be administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in a manner similar to how funds were provided under the Fire Company Grant Program and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, respectively. Eligible companies that did not apply for or receive a fire and EMS grant in fiscal year 2019-20 would be required to submit an application for this funding.

The bill now returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.


HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 28) — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is seeking public comment on a new Strategic Plan for Management of Trout Fisheries in Pennsylvania.

This updated plan for 2020-2024 was developed based on input provided by a work group of partners including Commission staff, anglers affiliated with several sportsmen’s organizations, and independent trout anglers.

The goal of this strategic plan is to ensure that adequate protection is afforded to Pennsylvania’s wild trout resources, and that fisheries provided through the management of wild trout and stocking of adult and fingerling trout produce high quality angling opportunities in Pennsylvania.

The plan is available online for public review and a 30-day public comment period will remain open from May 26 through June 24, 2020. Comments can be submitted through the comment portal on the PFBC website ( or mailed to PFBC, Attention: David Nihart 595 East Rolling Ridge Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

The plan will be finalized during summer 2020 following consideration of public comments.


Nestle Prepared Foods Company Recalls Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a Jonesboro, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,002 pounds of chicken product labeled as Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo because the product contains undeclared soy, a known allergen.

Richburg Dispatched To Close Evans Avenue

At 11:34 AM on Saturday, Richburg Fire Company has been dispatched to close Evans Avenue for a ruptured gas main.

Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemic

Harrisburg, PA – As Pennsylvania continues to address public health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today signed a state budget that will provide 12 months of sustained public education funding at 2019-20 levels and makes important investments in communities and programs to help begin to restore the economy.

“Education must remain a priority even during a pandemic and this budget provides schools with the stability to continue building on the progress we have made to prepare our children for a successful future,” said Gov. Wolf. "Reaching an early budget agreement under these challenging circumstances is encouraging as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19.

“While this is an encouraging step in the right direction, more needs to be done to ensure Pennsylvania has the resources it needs to protect key programs and investments.”

The $25.75 billion General Fund budget in HB 2387 includes an additional $2.6 billion in federal funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act. The budget sustains funding at current year levels for Pre-K Counts and Head Start, basic and special education in K-12 schools, and higher education. The budget also provides $300 million from the CARES Act to make up for a decline in gaming revenue that annually supports school property tax relief for homeowners.

To help communities to recover, the budget provides $420 million to assist nursing homes with COVID-19-related costs, $50 million to help Pennsylvanians with food insecurity and $225 million for grants to small businesses through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

The budget also provides $625 million to counties through block grants to help address the disruption to their budgets from the pandemic. The funding will assist counties with the cost of purchasing personal protective equipment, help local governments, and provide grants to small businesses, among other options.

“As the state’s economy begins to reopen from the public health emergency, there are still unanswered questions about the state’s finances, but this agreement is an important step to stabilize our schools and put Pennsylvania on a path to recovery,” said Gov. Wolf.

The governor also signed HB 1083, HB 2441, HB 2442, HB 2443, HB 2444, HB 2445, HB 2467, HB 2468, HB 2469, HB 2470, HB 2471, HB 2472, HB 2473, HB 2474, HB 2475, HB 2510, SB 166, SB 1108 and SB 1122. The governor vetoed SB 1027 and HCRRR#1.

Read the veto message for SB 1027 here.

Read the veto message for HCRRR#1 here.

Port Allegany High School Named Jostens 2020 National Yearbook Program of Excellence

Port Allegany High School program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook.

(Port Allegany) – (May/2020) – Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Port Allegany’s yearbook program has been named a Jostens 2020 National Yearbook Program of Excellence for the ninth consecutive year. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.

The Port Allegany award winning yearbook program is led by Co-Editors-in-Chiefs Ariana Barnard and Sierra Wiley, Editors Kayla Baxter, Alliyah Penick, Mattison Maben, Bryn Easton, Kevin Hurd, River Stuckey, Staff Members Allie Ahearn, Carmen Ahearn, Willow Babcock, Thomas Beeson, Devan Carpenter, Blaze Maben, Mattison Maben, Kobie Slaugenhaupt, Collin Stuckey, River Stuckey under the direction of Mrs. Kimberly Bowser, Port Allegany High School’s yearbook adviser.

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PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of June 1 – June 5, 2020

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 1 – June 5, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.
This work will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and State Department of Health guidance as well as COVID-19 safety guidance, including protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols.

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Spray Patching:
● State Route: 0120 (Driftwood to Clinton County line)
● State Route: 2001 (Wykoff Run Road)

Bridge Flushing:
● Various State Routes throughout the County

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Bridge Flushing:
● Various State Routes throughout the County

Spray Patching:
● State Route: 1012 (Jackson Road)
● State Route: 1001 (Sweden Hill Road)
● State Route: 0006 (Coudersport to Sweden Valley)
● State Route: 4013 (North Hollow Road)

● State Route: 1016 (North Fork Road)
● State Route: 1017 (Pleasant Valley Road)

Shoulder Cutting:
● State Route: 0872 (Austin to Coudersport)
● State Route: 0607 (Austin to Keating Summit)

Sign Upgrades:
● Various State Routes throughout the County

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc: roadway improvement on SR 44 (Potter County line) and SR 4010 (Honeoye Street) to intersection of Honeoye Street and North Stevens Street. Flaggers will be enforcing alternate traffic pattern. Work scheduled to begin on May 26th.

● Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc: roadway improvement on SR 3003 (First Fork Road). Flaggers will be enforcing alternate traffic pattern. Work scheduled to begin on May 26th.

DCNR Moves to Open State Park Swimming Beaches, Pools

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced a phased opening of all state park swimming beaches and some pools in keeping with Governor Wolf’s direction to ensure Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation and help maintain positive physical and mental health.

 Link To the Full Story Below

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Area Counties to Receive More Than $6 Million in CARES Act Funds, Causer Says

HARRISBURG – Cameron, McKean and Potter counties will collectively receive more than $6 million in federal coronavirus relief funds under legislation approved by the House on Thursday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“Just as businesses and families have been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19, so have our communities,” Causer said. “I am pleased to support this much-needed funding for our counties.”

Senate Bill 1108 directs the money to be distributed based on population with no county receiving less than $1 million. Under the bill, McKean County will receive $3.67 million, Potter County will receive $1.49 million and Cameron County will receive $1 million.

Eligible uses of funds include: offsetting cost of direct county emergency response; small business assistance; programs to support local economic development entities; assistance to cities, borough, towns or townships for costs related to the emergency including planning; behavioral health and drug and alcohol abuse treatment services; nonprofit assistance programs; and broadband internet deployment.

The county block grant funding is part of a $2.6 billion appropriation of federal coronavirus relief funds. The bill also includes $225 million for a Statewide Small Business Assistance Program; $632 million for nursing homes, long-term care and personal care; $10 million for food assistance programs; and $50 million for volunteer fire companies and emergency medical service (EMS) companies.

Pennsylvania received these funds from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This act provides necessary emergency relief to Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Bill 1108 has been approved by both chambers of the Legislature and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

Lifegaurd Postions Avaliable In Sizerville And Bendigo

County Fair Directors Announce Cancellation of 2020 Potter County Fair

The board of directors of The Potter County Fair Association has made the decision to not move forward with the 2020 Potter County Fair. This is to include the Jr. Livestock Auction for 2020. 

The board has invested a great deal of time and energy gathering information from various sources prior to making this decision. This decision was made taking into account all aspects of the fair. We considered the safety and well being of all our volunteers, exhibitors, vendors and attendees. 

Given the CDC regulations and the Governor’s order of no gatherings greater than 250 individuals, we feel there is no way for us to continue this year. Other factors involved with our decision were liability and financial issues brought about by the Corona Pandemic. Given these unprecedented circumstances, there is no decision that we could have made to the satisfaction of the community at large and all parties involved.

While we realize not everyone will agree with this decision, it has been made with the best of intentions. The Fair Board of Directors is very disappointed to have to make this decision. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued support as we maneuver through these troubled times.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

PSP Ridgway Investigating Sexual Assault In Jones TWP.

Eldred Township Dispatched For Electrical Hazard

At 10:09 AM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. dispatched to the area of Andrews Auto Salvage for an electrical hazard.

Disabling Damage And No Injuries In One Car Crash On Buckweat Hollow RD. In Lawrence TWP.

Amherst Man Charged With Fleeing And Eluding In Covington TWP.

Robert H. Haynes, 93, formerly of Larabee

Joel Frampton Gilfert‎
Eldred Eagle
2 hrs ·

ELDRED - Robert H. Haynes, 93, formerly of Larabee, passed away on Friday (May 29, 2020) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, are incomplete and will be announced with the complete obituary.

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Will He or Won’t He Sign It?

On Thursday, the House wrapped up and sent to Gov. Tom Wolf a package of legislation that makes up the state budget; however, what the General Assembly agreed to took into account the yet-to-be-determined full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of April, Pennsylvania’s revenue numbers are more than $2 billion short of expectations. That does not include overzealous spending by the Wolf administration during the 2019-20 fiscal year which takes that figure closer to $4 billion. Unstable revenue streams caused by the pandemic make it nearly impossible to forecast what shape we will be in early next year.

With that in mind, the House and Senate agreed on - with bipartisan support - a budget that covers the first five months of the new fiscal year. Hopefully by November, we will have a clearer picture of where we stand financially and will work on a budget for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.

We did make one significant exception by including in this spending plan a full 12 months of state funding for Pennsylvania’s public schools and institutions of higher learning. They have operating budgets that rely heavily on state dollars. If they know what they are receiving - which consists of the same amount of funding as in the 2019-20 fiscal year - they can plan accordingly.

Trying to forecast a full year out is like throwing a dart at a moving target. As fiscal stewards of your tax dollars, we cannot afford - nor are we allowed to - act irresponsibly. That’s why we feel somewhat comfortable in budgeting for a five-month snapshot. It's not ideal, but we think it’s our best and only option. In the interim, we will be examining ways to clean up “our own house” by reducing the size and cost of state government through increased efficiency in an effort to better manage your money.

We hope Gov. Wolf agrees with our course of action.

Reopening PA

Also late Thursday, I joined a bipartisan majority of my House colleagues in supporting a measure that would eliminate Gov. Tom Wolf’s widespread COVID-19 business restrictions. House Resolution 836 would end the governor’s executive order to shut down certain businesses through a waiver process that has proven to be inconsistent and unfair.

The governor cannot veto the measure as it will not be sent to him for consideration. House Resolution 836 must still be passed by the state Senate, which will not be returning to session until Monday, June 8.

Please take a moment to click here and watch House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler’s floor speech in support of the resolution.

What it Means to Be Green

Clearfield and Elk counties are now in what is being referred to as the “green phase” of reopening. What does that mean?

· Personal care services, including hair salons and barber shops, must operate by appointment only. Appointments or reservations are also strongly encouraged for gyms or spas.

· Any gathering of more than 250 individuals for a planned or spontaneous event is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, a concert, festival, fair, conference, sporting event, movie showing, or theater performance.

· Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other places of congregate worship are specifically excluded from the limitations established by the order. These institutions are strongly encouraged to enforce social distancing and other mitigation measures such as masking at their gatherings.

· Visitation to prisons and hospitals may resume subject to the discretion of the facility. Visitors who interact with residents and patients must be diligent regarding hygiene. Given the critical importance of limiting COVID-19 exposure in nursing homes, nursing home visitation restrictions will initially remain in place.


Austim VFD Responds To Multiple Trees Down on Friday

Austin Volunteer Fire Department
14 hrs ·

Crews responded late Friday to multiple trees down in the Austin Area since the storm began and on Cowley Hill Road at the scene of trees down in the roadway with wires involved.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered After High Speed Pursuit in Ulysses, Suspect in Custody

Sweden Township Police Department
12 hrs ·

Wednesday evening while on patrol in Ulysses Boro, chief Phelps was investigating suspicious activity and attempted to stop a Blue SDN which fled South on Main St then onto South St, through a private farm drive and over the hill to Lehman Hollow Rd and continued into Hector Twp.

While fleeing the suspect vehicle passed individuals along the highway at high speeds. At the end of Lehman Hollow Rd they made a R towards Loucks Mills Rd.

Approximately 1-1.5 miles from the Lehman Hollow intersection the suspect rammed and drove through a logging gate and continued approximately 2 miles into the woods where the vehicle became disabled and the suspects fled on foot.

One suspect was taken into custody, the vehicle had to be removed by Gaines garage.

The vehicle was reported stolen by the owner from the Genesee area.

This is still an ongoing investigation in conjunction with PSP - CDSPT.

Assisted at ten scene by PSP CDSPT, other officers from STPD and Gaines Garage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact this dept., Or PSP - Cdspt.

Sweden Township PD Investigates Rollover Crash On Brookland Road

Sweden Township Police Department

Thursday evening at approximately 20:55 responded to a one vehicle rollover crash with injuries near 1257 Brookland Rd.

One PT self extricated and transported to UPMC Cole for her injuries. Coudersport Fire dept provided traffic control, and fluid/hazard control. The vehicle was removed by kightlinger motors.

Awaited at the scene by CVAA/MEDICS, Coudersport Fire, Kightlinger Motors and PSP - Cdspt. The operator was obviously very lucky and was treated and released, this accident is still under investigation.

Mekensie Marie Huggler Earns Medical Degree From Lecom

Mataya Marie McPherson Earns Medical Degree From Lecom

Final Update On Roulette VFD Kayak Dice/Poker Run Today

Roulette Chemical Engine #1
10 hrs ·

One final update/clarification for the Kayak Dice/Poker Run today 5/30/20.

Registration will open by 10:30am.

Minimum age limit to compete is 18 although if younger kayakers want to float down with their guardians, they are welcome to at their own risk.

We are trying to have all kayaks in the water by 11:00am. Official registration will be closed at 12:00pm.

We will have a van and truck with trailer to transport kayakers and their boats to the start.

The official stops for rolling dice are:
1. RVFD at registration
2. Gerhart’s near Mina
3. Johnson’s near Reed Run
4. Fesseden’s behind the old Roulette Race Track
5. RVFD to sign out

We will have hotdogs and water available for purchase at the firehall (Stop 5) and Johnson’s (Stop 3).

T-shirts will be given out to paying registrants while supplies last (first come first serve basis).

We anticipate ALL participants will be completed with the run by 5:00pm at the latest so your final roll should be completed by then.

If for some reason you do NOT complete the run or have to get off the river at a point not manned, please swing by the station by 5:00pm to let us know you are off the river safely or feel free to contact one of the 3 individuals listed on the flyer.

We will have the van and truck with trailer at the Pomeroy Bridge to assist you while getting off the river and transport you back to RVFD for your final roll. If you happen to arrive at the Pomeroy Bridge and the shuttle is not there, please wait for our return as we will be making multiple trips.

The weather forecast seems to be pretty favorable for this event, but we do ask that everyone please follow any and all safety precautions as well as any other state/federal laws.

Thank you and we hope to see you on the river!!!

PA Permit Violations Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Mehoopany Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-05-21 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Mehoopany Twp, Wyoming county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-05-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Mehoopany Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-05-21 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Mehoopany Twp, Wyoming county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-05-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Mehoopany Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-05-21 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Mehoopany Twp, Wyoming county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-05-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

P. C. Federal Credit Union COVID-19 UPDATE

Coudersport Shop N Save New Hours

Deli Manager, Immediate Opening at Coudersport Shop 'n Save


With Potter County going into the green phase of moving forward in this pandemic on Friday May 29th, we are starting visiting up on Sunday May 31 for Face to Face visitation.

Please use a face mask when coming into the facility. Be patient as we will clean the visiting area after each visitor’s departure.

Please read the new changes to visiting that can be located on the county’s webpage at Go to the webpage and once there go into the department tab. Locate the Sheriff / Jail Warden page and the changes are there.

Immediate Opening For Caseworker at Cameron County CYS

Cris Dush, Republican Candidate For State Senate Reveals His Platform

Harrisburg politicians are filling your mailboxes and your television screens with false ads. Here's Cris Dush's record: He's stood up to Gov. Wolf, protecting your gun rights and your tax dollars. Conservative Cris Dush believes it's time to reopen Pennsylvania's economy now, stop Gov. Wolf's massive tax and spending plans, and continue the fight to root out corruption in Harrisburg. Vote Cris Dush to help restore our economy and our way of life.

Aveanna Health Care Is Hiring in Bradford, Emporium, Johnsonburg, Kane, Port Allegany, Roulette, St. Marys & Westfield

Genesee Library To Re-Open June First

June 1st – Reopening of the Genesee Area Library
Limited Hours will be Monday, Tuesday & Friday 2-6pm. Saturdays 10a to 1p.

Consistent with Governor Tom Wolf’s process to reopen the commonwealth and the Public Library Code, our reopening plans prioritize the health and safety of both our staff and the public. Therefore, patrons will not be permitted to enter the library at this time~ it will be our pleasure to offer curbside services to our patrons; including 24/7 wifi! We are excited to fill your reading, viewing, printing and faxing needs again. Other safety measures will be in place as well. Including, but not limited to, quarantining the material after it has been returned.

By utilizing our website,, you can view and do specific searches for all the materials that we have in-house as well as in our entire library system. (That’s right! If we don’t have the book you want to borrow, we can get it for you!)
You can also call us at 814.228.3328,email us at, or Facebook message us to request material. We will do our best to accommodate you and keep you safe in the process.

**Virtual Dungeons & Dragons coming soon! ** Stay tuned by following us on Facebook.

Your patience is very appreciated as we navigate through
these unprecedented times TOGETHER!

Leek Annual Open House Fundraiser & Motorcycle Run Set For June 12, 13 & 14

Superheroes Among Us. Port Allegany School District