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Saturday, June 13, 2020


Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recalls Beef Products due to Possible E.coli O157:H7 Contamination

Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Glenn E. Bronson, age 99, Canandaigua, NY

Glenn E. Bronson

Glenn E. Bronson, age 99, Canandaigua, NY, passed away peacefully at home, on June 9, 2020. 

He was predeceased by his wife of 71 years, Evelyn J. (Stowell) Bronson; brother, Wendell Bronson; sister, Lucille Willow; and son-in-law, Alfred Ward. 

Glenn is survived by four daughters, Patricia (Gary) Woodard, Connie Ward, Gail (Penn) Sheldon and Elaine Burrows; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Edna Kornbau; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends and neighbors on Stewart Place in Canandaigua; and wonderful caregivers, Katrina, Jeanette and Linda.
WWII veteran

Glenn was born and raised in Lindley, NY. He was a graduate of Northside High School in Corning, class of 1938 and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, class of 1942. Glenn was a proud US Army veteran of WWII, having served with the 99th Infantry Division in Europe.

In 1943, Glenn, Evelyn and their daughter Pat, moved to Andover, NY, where he taught at Andover Central School until his retirement in 1976. 

He also owned the Glenn E. Bronson Insurance Agency in Andover. Glenn was a lifelong member of the Andover Masonic Lodge. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

After retirement, Glenn and Evelyn enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held in Lindley at a later date and time to be announced. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Andover Presbyterian Church, 34 East Greenwood St., Andover, NY 14806. 

Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at

Westfield, Clymer Dispatched For Possible Wildfire

At 8:43 PM on Saturday, Westfield & Clymer dispatched to a possible wildfire along Route 49 near the county line.

Yesterday evening at 20:56 p.m. Crary Hose Company was dispatched to a possible wild fire in area of Route 49 and the Potter County border, Chief 5 arrived with a small brush fire which had spread from a control burn in Harrison Township. Crews responded in Patrol 5-4, Engine 5-2 and Tanker 5-5 to extinguish the fire. Harrison Valley Fire Department was notified this was in their first due, no need to respond though, Chief 5 returned all units about half an hour later.

Blossburg & Morris Dispatched For Motorcycle/Deer Accident

At 8:16 PM on Saturday, Blossburg & Morris Fire & EMS dispatched to 2233 Mountain Top Road for a motorcycle accident with one person injured.

Centerville, Fillmore Dispatch for Crash wth Ejection

At  7:24 PM on Saturday, Centerville Fire & Fillmore Ambulance dispatched to a one vehicle crash with ejection near 9480 Dow Road.

Emporium Dispatched for Motorcycle Crash

At 6:52 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire & EMS dispatched to Rt. 46 & Memory Lane for a motorcycle accident with one person injured.

Firearm Found, Turned Over To Police

Sweden Township Police Department
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A firearm was found and turned into our Department. If you lot one, and believe that it might be yours - Call and Identify to claim.

Richard H. "Dick" Johnston, 87, of 647 Cedar Road, St. Marys, PA

Richard H. "Dick" Johnston

Richard H. "Dick" Johnston, 87, of 647 Cedar Road, St. Marys, PA, died at his home on Friday, June 12, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on December 17, 1932, in St. Marys, a son the late George "Ted" and Dorothy Jesberger Johnston.

On June 15, 1954, in Sacred Heart Church, he married Helen "Sissy" Goodrow Johnston, who preceded him in death on January 26, 2010.

Korean War Veteran
Dick was a lifelong resident of the area and member of Sacred Heart Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he proudly served with the 82nd Airborne Division as a Paratrooper. 

Over the years, he worked as a logger and as a heavy equipment operator. He was employed with Benzinger Township, Sky Haven Coal Company, and in his retirement years, he enjoyed his work with RJ Vollmer Excavating.

A lover of country music, there was nothing Dick loved more than singing, playing his guitar, and playing live music with bands. He also enjoyed visiting the residents of the nursing homes, where he would perform for them. Always a simple man, Dick will be fondly remembered for his ability to tell a story, his kind and gentle demeanor, and his heart that was the size of Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Aloha Wegemer Johnston, and by two daughters; Patty Salter and her husband Tim and Linda Wolf and her husband Ron, all of St. Marys. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Nicki (Robin) Stahl, Robbie (Angie) Johnston, Shelbi Salter, Jim (Kim) Wolf and Janel Wolf, by four great-grandchildren; Richard "RJ" Johnston, Ashlee Johnston, Cody Stahl and Seth Stahl, and bythree great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five step-children; Leah (Mike) Frey, Stanley (Jean) Jesberger, Kurt (Donna) Jesberger, Eric (Missy) Jesberger and Gordon (Sherry) Jesberger, by a sister-in-law, Nonie Krug, and by several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Helen "Sissy" Johnston, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Kronenwetter, by a sister; Ramona Mallison, and by a brother; Leo Johnston.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard H. Johnston will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, officiating.
Military Honors will accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Interment will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday, June 15, 2020, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Dialysis Center (Renal Care Partners), 753 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at

Laura J. Vandermark, 67, of Smethport, PA

Laura J. Vandermark

Laura J. Vandermark, 67, of Smethport, PA, passed away Thursday (June 11, 2020) at UPMC-Hamot of Erie, PA.

She was born July 28, 1952 in Cuba, NY, a daughter of Julia V. Lathrop. On May 2, 1970, in Limestone, NY, she married Larry R. Vandermark, who survives. They were married for 50 years.

Laura was a homemaker, tending to the needs of her family.

She was a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Bradford, where she was a member in the choir and a member of the VFW Post #2497 of Smethport.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:

one son: Larry R. (Dani) Vandermark, Jr. of Moncure, NC

four daughters: Laura J. (Samuel) Leone of Hamburg, PA, Tonya K. (Louis Kolts) Riley of Bradford, Sandy L. Chamberlin of Bradford and Tracy L. (Ed) Jones of Smethport 

many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her mother.

At the family’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral services.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at

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

Roulette Ambulance to Route 6 West

At 1:31 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to2600 block Route 6 west for altered mental status.

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 1:26 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance dispatched to South Main Street for difficulty breathing.

Wellsboro fire Dept. was dispatched to Main ST. for a vehicle fire

On June 13, at 10:53 am Wellsboro fire Dept. was dispatched to Main ST. for a vehicle fire between the Post office and Northwest bank.The fire is under control

Bradford Responding to Car/Pedestrian Accident

At 10:26 AM on Saturday, Bradford City Ambulance dispatched to West Washington Street at Pearl Street for a car/pedestrian accident.

Motorcycle Accident Reported on I-86

At 10:05 AM on Saturday, Almond & Angelica Fire Depts. & EMS have been dispatched to I-86 Eastbound at the 112 MM in Town of West Almond for a motorcycle accident.

Patchy Frost Possible Tonight in PA & NY

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service State College PA


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Patchy frost is expected late tonight and early Sunday
throughout the normally cold mountain valleys in northern

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Buffalo NY

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western and north
central New York.

Patchy frost is possible in some of the typically colder valley
locations tonight.

One Transported To UPMC Cole In Deer VS Motorcycle crash On Andrew Settlementb RD. In Genesee TWP.

New York State Police Blotter

12 June 2020

Hume man arrested for DWI at twice the limit

On June 11, 2020, SP Fillmore Troopers arrested Andy Speta, 45, of Hume, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.
12 June 2020

Belfast man arrested for DWI after accident

On June 11, 2020, SP Amity Troopers arrested Jeffery S. Burr, 58, of Belfast, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.
12 June 2020

Belmont man arrested for aggravated harassment

On June 10, 2020, SP Amity Troopers arrested James L. Cline, of Belmont, NY for Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree.

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PA Permit Violations Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County

PA Permit Violation Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-06-05 to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean county. CSL 307(a) - INDUSTRIAL WASTE DISCHARGES - Industrial waste discharged, directly or indirectly, into Waters of the Commonwealth, without a permit, authorization, or contrary to rules and regulations of the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-06-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-06-05 to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-06-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-06-05 to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-06-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-06-05 to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean county. 78.64(a) - CONTAINMENT AROUND OIL TANKS - For a tank capacity of at least 660 gallons or tanks with a combined capacity of at least 1,320 gallons, the owner or operator failed to construct and maintain a dike or other method of secondary containment which satisfies requirements under 40 CFR 112.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-06-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-06-05 to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean county. SWMA 302(B)1 - DISPOSAL, PROCESSING AND STORAGE OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person failed to use methods or facilities necessary to control leachate, runoff, discharges and emissions from residual waste in accordance with DEP regulations.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-06-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2020-06-05 to Remington Capital Holdings Inc in Eldred Twp, McKean county. SWMA 610(1) - UNLAWFUL CONDUCT - Person dumped or deposited, or permitted the dumping or depositing, of solid waste onto the surface of the ground or underground or into the waters of the Commonwealth, without a permit for the dumping of such solid wastes from DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-06-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Join the Elk County Council on the Arts for a sidewalk chalk decorating event on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Participants Wanted for Summer Solstice Sidewalk Chalk Art Gallery

Artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to celebrate summer by decorating the sidewalks on Main Street in Ridgway. The chalk event is not a contest this year but instead a fun way to bring some color and art to Main Street during the Community Wide Yard Sale event hosted by the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce.
Sidewalks in front of participating businesses will be chalked with designs celebrating summer during the weekend of the Summer Solstice. Anyone wishing to add their art to the sidewalk is encouraged to register in advance at Chalk will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring other materials that adhere to the rules found on ECCOTA’s website.

This is the third year that ECCOTA has offered a sidewalk chalk event. It has typically corresponded with the Ridgway Firemen’s carnival and parade, which has unfortunately been canceled this year.

“This event has been so much fun each summer. We are excited to hold it during the yard sale weekend so visitors can browse the sidewalk chalk art while shopping sidewalk sales and local businesses,” ECCOTA director Sara Frank said about the event. “Sidewalk chalk is a medium that everyone can enjoy creating with.”

With the help of the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce, Ridgway AID, and sponsorship from the Ridgway Industrial Development Corp.

This event is free and open to everyone. To register, call ECCOTA at 814-772-7051, email, or visit

PA Wilds Center teams up with The Progress Fund, invites small tourism businesses to join its free network ahead of COVID grant program

The nonprofit PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) is encouraging small tourism-related businesses in the 13 counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds to join its free network as a way to help prep for the upcoming small business grant round announced this week by Gov. Tom Wolf.
The state’s network of Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, will be distributing more than $225M in grant funds statewide to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. The application for the grant program is in development.

David Kahley, President and CEO of The Progress Fund, the CDFI that serves the Pennsylvania Wilds region, said Wednesday the COVID grant program will be geared toward Main Street type, for-profit businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees and less than $1M in annual gross sales revenues. He anticipated the application period to open around July 1. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development has posted general guidelines for the program here.

PA Wilds Center, which operates programs for rural communities, entrepreneurs and small businesses involved in growing the region’s $1.8B nature and heritage tourism industry, has teamed up with The Progress Fund to get COVID grant funds into the important tourism economy of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

More than 240 small businesses – outfitters, lodges, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, B&Bs, retailers, makers, craft ag food producers, and creative services companies -- from across the PA Wilds already participate in the Center’s free business network, The Wilds Cooperative of PA, as do many chambers, visitor bureaus, state parks and other non-profit partners.

“Tourism makes up 11 percent of the Pennsylvania Wilds’ economy and has been heavily impacted due to closures and restrictions on travel, as highlighted in our recent white paper,” says PA Wilds Center CEO Ta Enos. “Our region has seen four decades of population decline due to industry losses. To have a wave of service-sector closures on top of that would be devastating to our rural communities. These grants are critical to helping stop that.”

Enos invited small tourism-related businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds that are not already part of the Center’s network to join it at to stay in the loop on any updates the Center has on the grant program. There is no membership fee to join.

In May, PA Wilds Center launched a facebook live interview series where it pays small businesses in the Wilds Cooperative $250 to share pivots and reopening strategies they are using to keep their companies viable amid the COVID public health crisis. More than a dozen interviews in the Wilds Are Working: Rural Entrepreneurs in Uncharted Times Series have already gone live.

“The Wilds Cooperative is a free technical and communications resource for tourism-related businesses in the region, so we encourage rural companies in this industry to take advantage of the ecosystem we are building,” Enos says. “We’d love to see every business in our network that applies for one of these COVID grants be successful.”

The state’s network of nonprofit CDFIs continued to work on the application and scoring criteria for the COVID grants this week. Many questions are still being worked out. In an interview with the PA Wilds Center on Wednesday, Kahley encouraged businesses involved in the PA Wilds’ tourism industry to get their recent tax returns together – or for start-ups, to get a set of internally-generated financials together -- and to watch for more program updates next week.

The COVID grant funding was developed in partnership with state lawmakers and allocated through the recently enacted state budget, which included $2.6 billion in federal stimulus funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, of which $225 million was earmarked for relief for small businesses.

Kahley said it is a goal of the CDFIs to have a portion of the grants go to rural areas, and the Progress Fund has been working with The Center for Rural PA, the state’s Rural Development Council and others to provide information to the group developing the application.

Kahley said the group has heard concerns about people getting left out of previous aid programs that were first come, first serve. “The window on this is a lot longer,” he said Wednesday. “You’ve got more time. There will be stop-gaps to help with equitable distribution across the state.”

Kahley said the goal of the group is to make the application portal live by July 1. Eligible businesses will be able to use the grants to cover operating expenses during the shutdown and transition to re-opening, and for technical assistance including training and guidance for business owners as they stabilize and relaunch their businesses.

Kahley said the group is trying to keep the application simple.

About The Progress Fund: The Progress Fund is a nonprofit CDFI focused on new or expanding tourism businesses. It serves Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. It provides loans from $5000 to over $1 million and business coaching. The Progress Fund encourages job creation, historic preservation, diverse business ownership, local agriculture and trail-based development.

About the Pennsylvania Wilds: The Pennsylvania Wilds is one of the state’s 11 official tourism regions, and also one of its eight designated Conservation Landscapes. It covers about a quarter of the Commonwealth and includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren, and northern Centre.

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging Distributing Senior Famers market Checks

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging will start distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks for Potter County senior citizens. These checks are through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Each senior citizen receives one set of (4) $6 checks per year. DUE TO COVID-19, CHECK DISTRIBUTION RULES HAVE CHANGED. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SENIOR CENTER AT THE NUMBERS LISTED BELOW OR CALL BARB KIEL, AT POTTER COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AREA AGENCY ON AGING.

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Zito Media Open Interviews June 16th


The Nutrtion Group Seeking Food Service Director In Potter And Cameron County

Petition To Save Port Cafeteria Workers

This is the question that we need to ask the members of the Port Allegany School Board on Monday, June 15 at 6 PM.

The school board has scheduled this time for the public to ask questions about a proposal, that if adopted, would mean the district’s cafeteria employees would be fired and a private for-profit corporation could take over the work.
The district says they want to subcontract cafeteria jobs to save money.

PA school board members need to do their homework.
There is amble research that demonstrates that outsourcing public services to for-profit corporations often ends up hurting communities.

By reducing wages and benefits, and devaluing jobs, residents have less money to spend at local businesses and may even seek public assistance to survive. It often means more families and children living in poverty.

At a time when our community is reeling from job losses – and poverty -- why would a school board want to de-invest in their local community and instead give local tax dollars to a company that wants to make a profit?
Often times, the savings anticipated by public school districts diminish over time as the contractor hikes up the prices. It is also not unusual for total costs to be greater when performed by private contracting firms than they were in‐house employees.

This report is truly worth reading and sharing. Because saving a few bucks today should not cost us dearly tomorrow.

“The Decision to Contract Out: Understanding the Full Economic and Social Impacts,” by Professor Daphne Greenwood at the University of Colorado.

Nearly 1000 public school advocates have signed a petition to oppose the PA School Board’s subcontracting proposal. Please sign today:


Paid for by the Port Allegany Education Support Professional Association – PSEA.

Lakeview Health Care And Rehabilition Center Certified Nursing Assistants Wanted

Carter Auction's Annual Spring Extravaganza Saturday, June 13th in Allegany, NY

Morgan Seeking An Industrial Maintenance Mechanic at Coudersport Facility

Real Estate & Estate Auction By Carters June 20 In N. Hornell NY

Mckean County Housing Authority Ranges/Stoves For Sale

Friday, June 12, 2020


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OSCEOLA, PA - Osceola and Elkland fire crews, as well as, Valley Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash in Osceola Township, early Friday morning, June 12, 2020, around 5:45AM.

For an unknown reason a truck with a trailer slammed head-on into a tree and caught fire in front of a residence along Route 49 near the cemetery.

FNN was told told two victims received serious injuries in the crash. Both individuals were treated and evaluated at the scene by EMS. It was quickly decided that both victims needed to be airlifted to a trauma unit for further evaluation and treatment.

Two landing zones were set up near the Valley Ambulance Station in a field. Both patients were transported to the landing zone shortly after 6:00AM.

The vehicle fire was reported out by Osceola fire personnel around 6:10AM.

LifeNet Medical Helicopter was said to have landed around 6:12AM and was airborne with their patient by 6:39AM. The second medical helicopter was reported to have been Guthrie Air, which touched down around 6:20AM. It is unknown when they went airborne with their patient.

Fire crews remained on scene for some time.

Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation into this terrible accident.

Fire and EMS cruise, along with others did an extraordinary job dealing with this incident.

James G. Holsinger, 77 of Bradford, PA

James G. Holsinger

James G. Holsinger, 77 of Bradford, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 after a brief stay at The Bradford Manor.

Born in Bradford, a son of the late Charles and Margaret Moore Holsinger.

US Marines
He attended Bradford Area Schools. After school, Jim enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He received an honorable discharge.

On April 17, 1965, in Allegany, NY, he married Sandra (Hollenbaugh) Holsinger, who survives.

Jim worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and KOA Speer. He was employed for 34 years at Dressers, until his retirement.

Jim enjoyed Archery, Fishing, Shooting Pool and spending time with his family.

Surviving is his loving wife of 55 years, Sandy Holsinger, two sons, Scott (Sandy) Holsinger and Todd Holsinger, two daughters, Traci Keesler of Bradford, and Michele (Dave) Sayers of Ohio. He was a loving grandfather to Brittany Holsinger, Kara (Michael) Sweatt, Brooke (Justin) Feldman, Alyssa Holsinger, Aaron Sayers, Brianne Sayers, Sydni Keesler, Kayli Keesler and three great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Friends are invited to attend Celebration of Life at The Bradford American Legion Post 108 on Saturday June 20, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McKean Co. SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 or The Bradford American Legion Post 108, 210 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA 16701

Online Condolences can be made at

Marjorie A. Persing, 96, of Gaines, PA

Marjorie A. Persing

Marjorie A. Persing, 96, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at her home.

 Born September 2, 1923 in Marshlands, PA, she was a daughter of the late J. Arthur and Hazel (Deisroth) Dewey. On December 25, 1942, she married Burl Persing, who preceded her death in 1992. 

Marjorie was the Postmaster at the Gaines Post office for many years. She was also a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, the Gaines Thimble Club, and the Marshlands Grange. 

She enjoyed her scrapbooking, crocheting, and collecting stamps and coins. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Marjorie is survived by a son, Larry (Peggy) Persing, West Grove, PA; three daughters, Carole Lee Stultz, Elgin, IL, Jackie Bosek and Wendy Sykora, both of Galeton; nine grandchildren, Steve (Teresa) Stultz, Andy Stultz, Tom (Candice) Stultz, Brian (LeeAnne) Persing, Kim (Mark) Roark, Tracy (Chuck) Young, Brandi Lindner, Kevin (Valerie) Sykora and Janelle Sykora; 17 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Marjorie was predeceased by her siblings, Robert Dewey and Marian Scott and two sons-in-law, Pete Stultz and Teddy Sykora. 

The family is grateful to the caretakers who provided such love and care to our Mom during the last years of her life. 

Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, on Monday, June 15, 2020 from 10:00-12:00pm. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00pm with the Rev. Nate Reeve officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Galeton, PA 16922 or to the Elk Run Cemetery, 85 Germania St., Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.

Robert P. Eakin, 84, of 1137 Big Shanty Road, Lewis Run, PA

Robert P. Eakin

Robert P. Eakin, 84, of 1137 Big Shanty Road, Lewis Run, PA, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at his residence.

Born in Emlenton, on April 10, 1936, he was a son of the late Leonard and Gertrude (Neitznick) Eakin.

He attended M.J. Ryan and Bradford High School. as a young man he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 3 in Lafayette.

On March 10, 1956 in Great Valley NY he married Catherine "Kay" (Winner) Eakin who survives.
National guard

After high school he joined the National Guard and served his country for four years.

He was an Independent Oil Producer in the Limestone area for many years. He also was an Independent Logger, cutting and hauling timber.

He attended the Custer City United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife Kay of 64 years is one daughter, Lisa Eakin, of Lewis Run, two sons, Paul (Cindy) Eakin, of Bradford and John (Holly) Eakin, of Lewis Run, two sisters, Sandra Lindy, of Bradford, and Audrey Irons, of Colorado, eight grandchildren, Gail Eakin, Rob (Brandi) Eakin, Johnathon Eakin, Amanda (Zach) Sostakowski, Kyle Schoolmaster, Brian Schoolmaster, Ashley (Justin) Conrad, and Michael Wolfe, six great grandchildren, Sterling, Skye, Cecellia, Adelynne, Chase, and Hailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Robert Eugene "Bobby" Eakin, and one brother Leonard Eakin.

Friends will be received on Monday June 15, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., at which time funeral services will be held with Rev. Matt Blake, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

The service will also be streamed online. To view this service online, please go to

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the Custer City United Methodist Church South Ave Custer City, PA

On line condolences may be made at

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, June 12, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
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You are welcome to contact me through this link.

This email includes:
  •   Update on Reopening Pennsylvania
  •   Honoring a Local Hero
  •   Increasing School Safety
  •   Attention Parents and Children!
  •   Interstate 80 Construction This Coming Week

Update on Reopening Pennsylvania

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The General Assembly’s attempt to reopen PA by ending Gov. Wolf’s disaster emergency declaration is in the hands of our court system, which has heard arguments and is mandating a response from the Wolf administration on this matter by this Thursday, June 18.

The governor, upon passage of House Resolution 836 (which happened this week), must issue an executive order ending the emergency declaration. That is what we are waiting on. The governor disagrees and is challenging the court system to compel him to do it. The Senate has filed a lawsuit asking for compliance and the House will likely join the suit.

In the video above, I explain my thoughts on House Resolution 836 and my rationale for why this piece of legislation is necessary.

Honoring a Local Hero

My effort to rename the Brady Township bridge on Routes 219 and 322 over the railroad tracks as the LCPL Robert Clyde Gontero Bridge is a signature away from being a success. House Bill 1510 was sent to Gov. Tom Wolf this week following passage by the House and Senate.

“Bobby” was a resident of Brady Township and a 1965 graduate of the DuBois Area High School. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on August 6, 1968, and spent five months in Vietnam with the Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Division before making the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

He was killed in action by gunfire on June 26, 1969 while on a search and clear mission in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

Increasing School Safety

The Senate is considering my legislation that would require the use of revolving and flashing yellow lights for school vehicles that transport students and smaller than school buses, such as vans and mini-vans.

These vehicles are currently NOT considered authorized vehicles. I feel they should be and House Bill 364 would make the change. In bad weather or bad lighting, and especially in rural areas such as ours, school vehicles are easily overlooked by motorists. Mandatory yellow lights would address that issue.

Attention Parents and Your Children!

Your answers are FINALLY available!

Interstate 80 Construction

Improvements to Interstate 80 westbound between mile markers 135 (two miles past the Kylertown/Philipsburg exit) and 138 will take place this coming week.

Long-term traffic control signage will be set up Monday and single lane closures will begin Tuesday as milling and joint repair begins. One lane will be closed for approximately two days before work shifts to the opposite lane, which will also be closed for approximately two days.

Please stay alert for changing traffic patterns and expect minor delays.

This is part of a larger I-80 improvement project which should be completed by November.

C&N Names Michael Wetzel, Jr. as Senior Vice President, Participation & Specialized Lending Manager

WELLSBORO, PA – C&N, the leading financial services company in the region, announced the promotion of Michael Wetzel to Senior Vice President, Participation and Specialized Lending Manager as a result of his proven leadership abilities and dedication to the company and its customers.
“Mike’s market expertise, local and industry connections, sales acumen and ability to build strong, key relationships have helped C&N secure our position as the leading provider of business banking services and technology in our region,” said Brad Scovill, C&N President & CEO. “We’re thrilled to recognize his achievements and his commitment to our company’s vision, mission and values.”

Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Clarion University in 2000. Upon graduation, he joined C&N as the Branch Manager of the Coudersport office. From there, he assumed the roles of SBA Loan Specialist and Senior Commercial Loan Sales Officer. In his role as SVP/Participation and Specialized Lending Manager, Wetzel is responsible for managing the Business Manager loan portfolio, process and product growth and leading the Bank’s Participation Lending function, responsible for loan portfolio quality and growth. He supervises all administrative functions of the Bank’s Government Guaranteed Loan portfolio including SBA, FSA, and USDA guaranteed loans. In 2007, Mike graduated with honors from the PBA School of Commercial Lending attended the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking in 2003. He serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Coudersport Public Library and is a member of the board of the Coudersport Golf Club. Mike is also the Assistant Coach of the 5th & 6th Grade Boys Basketball program. Mike lives in Coudersport with his wife, Samantha, and their 10-year-old son, Lawson.

As C&N adds strength to its leadership talent, the company has continued to make significant investments in their infrastructure to support further growth and success, including enhanced banking technologies and professional development efforts for employees. With the addition of these resources, combined with the expertise of the entire leadership team, C&N is poised to connect its best-in-class technology and personal, localized service to create value for its customers and communities for many years to come.

“Mike has worked hard over the past several years to help provide outstanding service to our clients with unique or complex needs,” said Stan Dunsmore, C&N Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. “His close connection to our lending teams and clients, deep ties to the local community and knowledge of the banking industry will play a critical role in the future success of C&N by creating positive outcomes for our community and our clients,” he said.

We are proud of Mr. Wetzel and appreciate his dedication to our mission of creating value through lifelong relationships. Congratulations to Mike and his bright future at C&N.