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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Wellsville fire Dept was dispatched to Pine ST. for a structure fire

On July 25 at 10:39 Wellsville fire Dept was dispatched to Pine ST. for a structure fire

2 hikers stranded on the face of the gorge | Zoar Valley

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Collins Center | 18:19 | Erie Co. | Gowanda EMS Mutual Aid | Tech Rescue-2 hikers stranded on the face of the gorge | Zoar Valley off Vail Road

Coudersport Dispatched for Natural Gas Leak

At 8:11 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to a natural gas leak outside the Baptist church on Carley Hill Road.

Eldred Dispatched For Motorcycle/Passenger Vehicle Crash

At 7:25 PM on Saturday, Eldred Fire Dept. & ambulance has been dispatched for a motorcycle/passenger vehicle crash near 212 Main Street.

Valley Ambulance Dispatched For a Victim of a Motorcycle Accident

At 7:03 PM on Saturday, Valley Ambulance has been dispatched to Holden Brook Road for a victim of a motorcycle accident on the roadway. Elkland dispatched for landing zone.

Roulette Township Office Closed Until Thursday

Gerald H. “Huck” Tauscher, 80, a lifelong resident of Roulette, PA

Gerald H. “Huck” Tauscher

Gerald H. “Huck” Tauscher, 80, a lifelong resident of Roulette, PA passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Beverly A. (Whiting) Mason, 91, of Wellsboro, PA

Beverly A. (Whiting) Mason

Beverly A. (Whiting) Mason, 91, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away Friday June 24, 2020 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. 

Born May 10, 1929 to Delos and Grace (Bockus) Whiting, Beverly was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ansonia Full Gospel Church in Ansonia, and is survived by her brother-in-law: Laverne Holliday of Wellsboro, a sister-in-law: Blanche Whiting of Wellsboro, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3 brothers: Richard, John, and Stewart Whiting, and 2 sisters: Darlene Holliday and Joyce Smith.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Beverly’s life at a graveside service 2pm Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the Tioga County Memorial Gardens. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. 

Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are encouraged to remember the North Penn Home Health Agency Hospice Program 520 Ruah Street, P.O. Box 8 Blossburg, PA 16912-0008. 

To share a memory or condolence with Beverly’s family, please visit

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Portville Dispatched For Vehicle Fire on Rt., 417

At 2:01 PM on Saturday, Portville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a vehicle fire near 9818 Portville-Ceres Road.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new plan for battling what many consider the biggest wildlife-management challenge of the 21st century.

And it’s counting on hunters to help put it into action.

Acting at its quarterly meeting today, the agency’s Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan. It focuses on prevention, surveillance and management of CWD, an always-fatal neurological disease caused by misfolded proteins – called prions – that affect white-tailed deer, elk and other cervid species.

CWD was first detected in Pennsylvania in a captive deer facility in 2012. It was found in free-ranging deer just a few months later.

In the years since, it’s expanded both geographically and in a growing percentage of the deer infected with CWD.

That’s not good for anyone. Too much remains unknown about CWD and how it may impact humans, agriculture, and Pennsylvania’s deer and elk populations.

But what’s clear is the Game Commission’s mission, which is to “manage Pennsylvania’s wild birds, wild mammals, and their habitats for current and future generations.” So it’s taking additional steps to mitigate the effects of the disease.

The resulting response plan is not the Game Commission’s creation alone, though.

The Game Commission sought public input on the plan over a five-month period from September 2019 through February 2020. It received 447 comments. Scientific experts from other agencies and organizations also contributed.

Those comments led to substantial changes to the plan. Accordingly, the Game Commission put a revised version of the plan out for a second round of public review in the spring.

The public, agencies, and organizations submitted an additional 438 comments. Those were incorporated into the final version of the plan ultimately accepted by the Board of Commissioners.

“Development of this plan was truly a collaborative effort,” said Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “Our wildlife-management staff consulted with many of the nation’s leading CWD experts from both the public and private sectors. Agency staff also took into account the many, many comments we received from passionate deer hunters all across the state over a months-long public comment process.

“The result is a plan that’s based on the very best available science and puts our hunters first in line when it comes to opportunities to manage this disease.”

National sportsmen’s groups focused on deer and deer hunting praised the document for melding science with the passion of hunters.

“The PGC has gone the extra mile when it comes to informing people about CWD and why it’s so important that the disease is managed to protect the future of Pennsylvania’s precious wild deer resource,” said Nick Pinizzotto, President and CEO of the National Deer Alliance

“In addition, the agency made it a priority to get input on the plan from experts across the country who have various experiences dealing with the issue, which is a sign of strong leadership. We fully endorse the agency’s effort to manage CWD, working closely with hunters, who will be critical to the plans successful implementation.”

“CWD will require a stronger working relationship between the Game Commission, hunters and landowners than any other deer-related issue has previously or likely will in the future,” agreed Kip Adams, Director of Conservation for the Quality Deer Management Association.

“There haven’t been a lot of victories with CWD, but the agency’s plan to make hunters the key part of the solution is critical to its success. We fully support that the plan is science driven and complemented with enhanced public engagement.”

While there’s a lot that remains uncertain about CWD, containing the disease where it already exists and keeping prevalence rates low is critical. And right now, the best available science suggests that the only practical way to reach those dual goals and address CWD on the landscape is by reducing deer abundance.

Hunters can contribute by participating in Enhanced Surveillance Units. They are areas around certain high priority CWD-positive animals. Samples collected within an ESU will determine the extent of infection in areas at the leading edge of disease expansion.

Hunters will have increased opportunities to harvest deer in ESUs. That doesn’t equate to eliminating deer herds. The response plan calls for reducing deer numbers in ESUs by only one additional deer per square mile. That’s one deer for every 640 acres – or 485 football fields worth – of landscape.

The commission will also manage CWD within Containment Zones, small areas immediately surrounding a new, isolated CWD detection. Harvests there will be carried out with landowner cooperation in an effort to remove deer that may have come in contact with that newly discovered CWD positive deer.

Together, the samples collected in Enhanced Surveillance Units and Containment Zones will allow the Game Commission to assess CWD and adequately monitor the effects of management actions, with the goal of slowing and hopefully stopping the spread of CWD.

“Samples are key to the success of this program,” said Dr. Lisa Murphy, Co-director of the Wildlife Futures Program and Resident Director of the PADLS New Bolton Center. “A top priority of the Wildlife Futures Program, a collaborative program between the Game Commission and Penn Vet, is providing a fast and accurate CWD test results.

“One of our primary goals is to prepare our staff, laboratory space and equipment so that we can provide hunters and the Game Commission with quick turn-around times on testing so decisions can be made in a timely manner.”

The response plan outlines some additional strategies meant to control CWD.

For example, it proposes a ban on the movement of high-risk parts – brains, spinal cords and spleens – from what’s called the state’s CWD “Established Area.” That’s where the disease is established on the landscape and where CWD is unlikely to be eradicated.

The intent is to reduce the movement of CWD prions from higher-prevalence areas to lower-prevalence areas within Disease Management Area 2.

No one strategy will solve the state’s CWD problem in a short time period. Effectively mitigating the disease’s effects will require a consistent long-term effort.

“Chronic wasting disease is a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s hunting heritage, the biggest we’ve faced in our lifetimes,” said Pennsylvania Game Commission President Charles Fox. “The fight ahead of us will be a challenging one.

“We’re committed as an agency to doing everything we can to win this battle for the whitetails we hold so dear. But we can’t do it alone. We need the help of all Pennsylvanians, and especially our deer hunters, to help manage our deer herd as well as this disease.”

Fighting CWD is not a lost cause, experts agree. But it will require collaboration between wildlife managers and stakeholders to sustain the state’s hunting heritage and protect Pennsylvania’s deer and elk for current and future generations.

“The Game Commission’s CWD Response Plan represents new hope for Pennsylvania to contain this disease where it already exists and minimize new outbreaks,” said Krysten Schuler, wildlife disease ecologist at the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab. “We’ve seen what happens in other states choosing the ‘do nothing’ approach. CWD not only expands geographically, but disease prevalence rates within deer herds climbs exponentially.

“That doesn’t have to be Pennsylvania’s future. If the commission and hunters partner now to support disease response actions, deer and deer hunting can both continue to thrive in Pennsylvania for the long term.”

PSP Ridgway Investigating Phone Scam In Fox TWP.

PSP Ridgway Seeking Information For A Missing Person

PSP Mansfield Investigating Stolen Pills In Jackson TWP.

Lawrenceville Man Charged With Harassment In Nelson TWP.

Music At Coudersport Arboretum Wednesday Evenings in August

Emorium Man Charged With A PFA Violation

Missing Woman Found Alive By NYSP & K-9

Update To Animal Cruelty Case In Coudersport PA

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, July 24, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
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This email includes:
  •   Please Help Me Understand Something!
  •   Supporting Our Emergency Responders
  •   Rescuing Our Restaurants
  •   PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates
  •   Update on I-80 Woodland/Shawville Interchange
  •   Help for Our Veterans

Please Help Me Understand Something!

Gov. Wolf says he will put his record of transparency up against the General Assembly. On Tuesday, he claimed he would vote for House Bill 2463 (which passed the House and Senate UNANIMOUSLY) if he was a legislator...but plans to veto it because “it has flaws.”

The old saying is, “Never argue with someone who buys their ink by the barrel.” Gov. Wolf, is there something you don’t want a Right-to-Know request to reveal, because one of your hometown newspapers is now calling you out?

Please click here to read the editorial.

Supporting Our Emergency Responders

I applaud Gov. Wolf signing into law these two pieces of legislation that will help our emergency responders as part of our Helpers and Heroes initiative:
  •   Act 66 (formerly House Bill 732) – will exclude members of volunteer emergency medical services companies, volunteer fire companies and volunteer rescue companies from having to pay tax on the transfer of real estate.

  •   Act 69 (formerly House Bill 1459) - will create a mental wellness and stress management program for first responders, including 911 dispatchers and coroners.

Calling all fire and rescue companies and Emergency Medical Service providers - if you plan to apply to the COVID-19 grant program as a result of being negatively impacted by the pandemic, some changes have been made to the application process.

Registration is open through Friday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m. Please click here to access the new application information.
Rescuing Our Restaurants

One week after he ordered restaurants, bars and taverns to further limit their operations, the governor has issued clarifying guidance.

These actions are having dire consequences for our small-business owners. Next week, the House Majority Policy Committee will host a hearing to talk with our restaurant, bar and tavern owners about the impacts of the governor's orders. You will be able to watch the hearing on my website,, beginning at 10 a.m.

We have also invited Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement to appear before the committee to explain those actions.

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates

PennDOT just announced expiration dates for driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner's permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through August 31, 2020 are being extended until August 31, 2020.

A camera card is considered a driver's license, so it is covered by the same terms and conditions extending other driver's license products. Camera cards with expiration dates within this timeframe are also extended through August 31, 2020.

For a list of open driver license and photo license centers and the services provided, as well as their hours of operation, please click here.   

While there, you may also complete various transactions and access multiple resources online. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver's license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and schedule a driver’s exam. There are no additional fees for using online services.

PennDOT will continue to evaluate these processes and will communicate any changes with the public.
Update on I-80 Woodland/Shawville Interchange

Beginning this Tuesday at 6 p.m., Route 970 at the interchange will close to allow demolition of the I-80 eastbound bridge over Route 970. The detour will use Route 322 and Route 879 to reconnect motorists with Route 970. This closure and detour are scheduled to be in effect through 6 p.m. on the following Thursday.

Additionally, I-80 eastbound traffic will be diverted onto the temporary bridge spanning Route 970 in the median. This traffic pattern will be in effect until the bridge has been rebuilt later this construction season.
Help for Our Veterans

We’re resuming our monthly veterans outreach service; however, it is being done by appointment only.

The first Tuesday of each month, a representative from the American Legion visits my district offices to discuss issues such as pensions, compensation, educational opportunities and health care. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion in order to take advantage of this service.

If you would like to make an appointment for the Monday, Aug. 4 meeting in my DuBois district office, please call 814-375-4688.            

Cordelia G. “Dee” RUTER, 94, of Coudersport, PA

Cordelia G. “Dee” RUTER

Cordelia G. “Dee” RUTER, 94, of Coudersport, PA, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Born June 21, 1926, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Alberta Britt Gleason. On January 9, 1943 she married her lifelong love, Frank Ruter, Jr, who proceeded her in death on June 22, 2012.

Dee and her husband owned and operated Highland Farms, and founded the first Polaris dealership in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ruter served several terms as a director of the Coudersport School Board and President of the PTA. She was a founder and active member of the Colesburg Community Club and a trustee of the Sweden Hill Cemetery Association for many years. She and her husband Frank were board members of the Penn State Cooperative Extension.

As well as being an avid reader, painter and gardener, Mrs. Ruter was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Coudersport. Mama/Gramma Dee was a consultant, advisor and cheerleader to her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by five children, Connie (Dan) Wetzel of Coudersport, Sherri (Ernie) Krensel of Malvern, Darlene (Eddie) Gilbert of Ivyland, Stacy (Karen) Ruter of Coudersport and Julie Kosa of Coudersport; 13 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren; brothers, William (Shirley) Gleason and Ed (Lucy) Gleason; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Alyce Reese and Fay Long Booth.

In keeping with Dee’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for the Blind, Christmas House or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Her special qualities are well expressed in a Facebook post by her granddaughter Heather Wetzel: Mourning the loss of this special woman today, my Gramma Dee Ruter. Even at 94 she was tough and feisty yet loving, smart and beautiful—taught me so much about plants, gardening and life. Mother of six, farm wife, wicked smart businesswoman, great cook, voracious reader. Like a second Mom in many ways. My middle name Dee was after in peace Gramma, I know we’ll adventure together again. Love you bunches!


The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to announce that beginning Monday, July 27, we will once again have computers accessible to the public with some limitations.

Patrons will now have access to 4 computers for personal use during our open hours. A 1-hour time limit will be very strictly enforced and patrons will not be able to abuse this limit by leaving and returning to the library multiple times throughout the day. All computer usage policies also continue to remain in place.

The library continues to be open for browsing and our COVID schedule is Monday-Friday 11-5, CLOSED Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10-2.

Mask wearing and social distancing are mandatory and the library WILL REFUSE ENTRY to those who are not wearing a mask. If you prefer not to wear masks, or your health prevents you from doing so, we are happy to continue to serve your through our Library-2-Go-Go service which will continue to remain active indefinitely.

ECCOTA Introduces Free Sidewalk Art Swap

The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) has introduced their newest effort to bring art engagement to the community through the installation of a Sidewalk Art Swap in front of the gallery. Located at 237 Main Street in Ridgway, the Sidewalk Art Swap is a place for the public of all ages to exchange artwork, supplies, and inspiration.

“For years I have had this idea brewing, inspired by the Little Libraries that have become so popular” said Sara Frank, ECCOTA’s Executive Director, “I thought it would be so fun to have a place where everyone could swap their artwork and share spare supplies with one another – free and contactless. There will be new little surprises in there every day as people share, and as the collection grows.”

With the restrictions that COVID-19 has put on the organization’s classes, youth programming, and in-person interaction, Sara thought it was the perfect time to jumpstart this idea again and put the art swap box in place.

“I wasn’t sure if I wanted to purchase or build a box that looked like a Little Library, or have something that the community could help design. With a little research I found a company in Harrisburg that saves old newspaper dispensers from going in the landfill. It’s just a father and daughter duo that clean them up and resell them to be used as Little Libraries, pantries, you name it. It seemed like our best option because it’s waterproof, heavy, easy to open, and doesn’t look out of place.”

The newspaper dispenser box was painted with a simple white finish, adorned with vinyl lettering, a custom shelf, and legs to give it a more accessible height. The first Sidewalk Art Swap found a permanent home right in front of the gallery windows this week. With the right locations, volunteers to monitor the content, and public engagement Sara hopes that there will soon be Sidewalk Art Swaps in each community in Elk County and beyond.

“The boxes aren’t cheap, so that’s our first obstacle with putting them in multiple locations. After we see how this one functions for a while we are really hoping to expand to other locations and serve all of Elk County with this idea.”

Everyone is welcome to take whatever appeals to them, and leave artwork or inspiration when they’re able. If anyone would like to make a bulk donation of small artworks and handmade goods, art and craft-related books, supplies, etc, they can be dropped off at ECCOTA during regular business hours. Donations will be shared as items run low.

If you would like to sponsor a Sidewalk Art Swap box or suggest a location for one in your community, please get in touch.

For more information about the Sidewalk Art Swap, please contact Sara Frank, ECCOTA Executive Director at or 814-772-7051.


The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 outdoors at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa. The group's regular July 16 meeting date was changed to July 30 due to a scheduling conflict.

The July 30 meeting will open at 6 p.m. with a discussion about the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program and be followed by shooting practice from 6:30 p.m. to dusk. The group is following CDC and Pennsylvania COVID-19 protocols. Marilyn Jones and Pat Butts are chapter co-leaders.

New member applications will be available. Any woman, 18 or older from any county or state who is interested in joining this Well Armed Woman chapter is welcome to attend any meeting. Those who join can be a beginner or novice with absolutely no experience in handling a gun to those who are skilled and experienced shooters. The fee is $50 per year.

Women who don't own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or want to find out about joining the chapter are invited to contact Jones at 570-549-2794 or

Penn State Extension webinar series to show ways to establish local food plots

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This summer, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, hunting remains a popular way for Pennsylvanians to engage in safe, socially distant interactions with the natural world. Food plots, popular with hunters across the state, offer a sustainable way to attract and keep deer in one area, making them easier to hunt.

A Penn State Extension webinar series, which begins July 29 and continues through Aug. 19, will help hunters who are now planting or plan to plant food plots in the future.

“We will show them how to set up food plots in an economically and environmentally friendly way,” said extension educator Justin Brackenrich. “Online, there is a lot of emphasis on whitetail deer management, but much of the necessary information is lacking.”

The webinar series, which features topics ranging from picking a suitable site for the food plot to managing habitat, aims to fill that need.

“By working through soil testing, how to make soils suitable for planting, proper handling and use of pesticides, and proper species selection, participants will be better equipped for more holistic management,” said Brackenrich.

He emphasized the ecological role that food plots can play in Pennsylvania. “Food plots and hunting are not only about trophies, but about does and young ones for the next generation,” he said.

Brushy habitat and trees play a key role in wildlife habitat, he added. “If we can help people be better stewards of their lands and our state while encouraging them to spend time outdoors, then we are doing our jobs.”

There is a $10 fee to participate in each of the weekly webinars, and preregistration is required. The presentations, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, include the following:

--July 29: “The Food Plot Series: Planting and Site Selection” will overview the purpose of your planting, proper site selection and what to plant. To register, visit

--Aug. 5: “The Food Plot Series: Soil and When to Plant” will focus on how to soil test, what to do with the results, and how and when to plant your food plot. To register, visit

--Aug. 12: “The Food Plot Series: Weed Management” will focus on the weed management of your food plot. To register, visit

--Aug. 19: “The Food Plot Series: Natural Landscape Habitat Management” will contextualize the place of food plots in a whole-ecosystem approach to forest habitat management, considering how deer and other wildlife species behave on and interact with the landscape. To register, visit

More information can be found at

Coudersport Fire And Ambulance Offering Classes

Lounsbury Adaptive Agency Fund Established At CRCF

OLEAN, N.Y., July 23, 2020 — The Lounsbury Adaptive Skip program at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville has helped make the ski slope a place that everyone, even those with a physical or cognitive handicap, can enjoy.

Recently, the program decided to establish an agency fund, the Lounsury Adaptive Agency Fund, at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to make sure that the slopes will be a welcoming place for everyone for many years to come.

The slopes may be green now, but the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski program is busy planning year-round to bring the joy of a winter day on the hill to all they can reach.

The Lounsbury program offers ski lessons from volunteer expert ski instructors to individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities, including spinal cord injuries, Downs Syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, autism and developmental delay. Additionally, the program has helped provide adaptive ski lessons to veterans who served in active combat.

The Lounsbury program operates from Dec. 26 – mid March every year.

According to Bill Bredenberg, Lousnsbury program director, the agency fund is an investment for the future growth and stability of the program.

“We are grateful because we have had very successful fundraising efforts, including our annual Penguin Paddle Fundraiser,” said Bredenberg. “Our expenses can be high; a new piece of equipment can be $7,000-$8,000, and things like uniforms and training expenses add up.”

All of the program’s funding currently comes from individual donations, Bredenberg said.

“We wanted to make sure to put some of the additional funds we had to use,” he added.

The fund at the community foundation will provide the agency annual, expected income in addition to the funds the program raises on its own throughout the year.

The fund also may offer the agency a chance to support adaptive sports other than skiing.

“Down the road we may want to expand into other outside activities, whether that be winter weather- or summer weather-based activities,” Bredenberg said. “We may be able to support other adaptive programs, like horseback riding, kayaking or sailing programs with a donation as well.”

Bredenberg’s knowledge of community foundations came from a fund that another organization he is involved with established at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

“We have been very happy with that experience,” he said. “And we wanted to be in the community that we work and breathe in [with CRCF].”

CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit praised the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program and its work to provide equitable access to a sport beloved by so many in our area.

“A day on the slopes at Holiday Valley is a time that means a lot to so many people in our area,” Buchheit said. “And without the Lounsbury Adaptive program, it would be an activity that many people would not be able to experience. Their work is so important.”

For Bredenberg, the reason program exists and continues is a simple one – it helps those with disabilities, and all of the volunteers, himself included, have a ball doing it.

The Lounsbury Adaptive Agency Fund will ensure that the program can be a ball for program participants and volunteers alike for many more years to come.

Donations can be made to the Lounsbury Adaptive Agency Fund at 301 North Union St., Suite 203, or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

IUE-CWA Local 88612 Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners

District-Wide Raised Pavement Marking Replacement Project to Begin Next Week

Montoursville, PA – A district-wide raised pavement markings (RPMs) project in Columbia, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Tioga Counties, is set to begin next week.
Beginning Monday, July 27, a PennDOT contractor will install new RPMs on Interstate 80 and Routes 15, 54, 554 and 125.

This work will be performed using single-lane closures in each direction on two lane roadways and full lane closure of the passing (left) lanes on 4 lane roadways. Hourly restrictions have been included to minimize the impact on the daily traffic flow. Some of the work will be performed during night time hours, mainly Interstate 80.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution and be alert for stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

The project is scheduled to be completed by October 23, 2020.

Green Acres Contracting is the prime contractor on this $123,000 project.

ROLFE BEAGLE CLUB OFFERS SEPTEMBER SONG DOG SLAM! REGISTER NOW Wednesday, September 2 thru Saturday, September 12

Johnsonburg, Pa. – The Rolfe Beagle Club announces its 2020 7th annual early fall predator hunt – dubbed the “September Song Dog Slam!” You can register to only hunt coyotes, only hunt crows, or hunt both coyotes and crows. “Many camps are full over that Labor Day weekend so we offer this ten day hunt for coyotes and/or crows so the people coming to camps can do something around that holiday that involves hunting,” said Jim Pennington, Jr., President of the Rolfe Beagle Club.

Registrations must be received by Tuesday, September 1.

The hunt starts at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, and runs thru Saturday, September 12, at noon. Coyotes will be weighed every day at 6:00 p.m. Crows will be counted in at the same time. Every coyote will receive a share of the prize money. The lone exception is that the largest coyote will also receive an extra 10%. The largest female will also receive an additional prize.

The crow prize money will be based strictly on the number of crows harvested. Crows will also be counted in at 6:00 p.m. every day. The lone exception is that on Saturday, September 12, coyotes and crows will be registered in at noon.

Hunting is STATEWIDE OVER THE TEN DAYS. If you have any questions at all, please contact Mary Hosmer at or 814-512-2101 and leave a message.

Registrations can be sent to Rolfe Beagle Club, 1016 Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, PA. 15845. Provide your name, address, phone number, email, and registration fee.

Coudersport Ambulance To Oak & Cartee Streets

At 10:05 AM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to East Oak & Cartee Street for a woman fallen

Lost Lab Pups, Coudersport Area

Zeek 130lb male 1 year old
Sadie 100lb female 1 year old
They are extremely friendly and respond to their names. We We can be reached at 814.655.1254 With any info

Potter County Salary & Retirement Boards To Meet July 29th

RN, LPN,CNA & DCWs Needed for Work in Ansonia, Bradford, Eldred, EmporiumJohnsonburg, Kane, Genesee, Port Allegany, Rew, Rixford, Roulette, Smethport, St. Marys & Westfield

Wending Creek Farms Seeking Full-Time Farm Hand

Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & Quarter West Shoppes

Regenerative Medicine At the Multi-Care Clinic In Coudersport

Apartments For Rent In Port Allegany

Daniels Learning Center in Coudersport, PA is looking for a full-time preschool teacher

Shields Estate Sale, Friday & Saturday in Eldred, PA

Take The Census So Potter County Gets it's Fair Share of Federal Funding

Position Opening Potter County Probation Department Full Time Secretary/Clerk II

Friday, July 24, 2020

Gregory E. Jeffers, 57, of 324 W. 4th St., Apt 407, Emporium, PA

Gregory E. Jeffers

Gregory E. Jeffers, 57, of 324 W. 4th St., Apt 407, Emporium, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Friday morning (July 24, 2020).

He was born June 21, 1963 in Williamsport, PA a son of the late Robert "Dean" and Barbara Kissenger Jeffers.

Greg graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1981. He worked at GKN for over 25 years, retiring in 2009, due to his declining health. He was a member of the Ridgway Amateur Radio Club, Potter County Amateur Radio Club and enjoyed geocaching, martial arts, and in his younger years he liked hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his good friends, the Serkleski and Lingenfelter families; adopted nieces and nephews: Brittany, Brooke, Brandon & Jamie; paternal aunt, Ann Shoupe and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his maternal grandparents, Ed ad Violet Kissenger who raised his after his parents deaths,

There will be No Visitation and a Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Ridgway Ham Radio Club.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Warrant Issued For Man Accused of Felony Animal Cruelty

Middlebury, Tioga Dispatched for Report of Accident

At 7:15 PM on Friday, Middlebury & Tioga Fire & EMS dispatched to the area of 417 North Road for a report of a vehicle accident reported by HUM.
False Alarm--Vehicle has left the scene. No accident.


Hostess Brands, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Hostess® Raspberry Zingers® Due to the Potential for Mold

The products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar and discount stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to discontinue consumption and contact the place of purchase about returning them for a full refund.

This recall does not affect any other Hostess Brands products.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-483-7253 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.

Hostess Brands, LLC

Hostess Brands, LLC is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas and operates bakeries in Emporia, Kansas, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Georgia, Indianapolis, Indiana and through its Voortman Cookies Limited subsidiary, Burlington, Ontario.

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Birdsall, Angelica Dispatched For Fire At Birdsall Town Barn

At 4:50 PM on Friday, Angelica Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an equipment fire at the Birdsall Town Barn. A backhoe is on fire threatening the barn & two large fuel tanks.
The Town Barn is now reported on fire. Short Tract & Canaseraga Fire now dispatched. Fast Team 1 dispatched.