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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Port Allegany Dispatched To Vehicle Fire on Rt,. 155

At 4:50 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. dispatched to Rt. 155 North for a vehicle fire.

Austin Ambulance was dispatched to Turner street for a man fallen off a two story roof.

On August 1st at 4:15 pm Austin Ambulance was dispatched to Turner street for a man fallen off a two story roof. The man has suffered a head injury with serious bleeding. Air medical requested. He is awake and and aware. Stat Medivac declined because of bad weather

Portville Assisting Hinsdale at a Structure Fire



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Rescue 46 with our cascade system is currently assisting Hinsdale with a working structure fire in their first due territory.

Marie F. Devitt, 66, of Bradford, PA

Marie F. Devitt

Marie F. Devitt, 66, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

She was born on January 17, 1954 in Michigan, a daughter of the late Charles and Deloris Lee Devitt.

She loved working on crafts; especially painting and beadwork.

She is survived by seven children, Fawn Panella of Michigan, Kathleen List-Smith of Michigan, Michael Herman of Rixford, Evea Herman of Wisconsin, Donald (Amber) Collins of Eldred, Robert Newland of Rixford and Kevin Collins of Erie; five brothers; three sisters and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

At Marie’s request there will be no funeral services.

Contributions in her memory can be made directly to the funeral either by mail or on their website to help the family cover the cost of her funeral expenses.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

Birdsall & Angelica Dispatched For Vehicle Fire

At 2:58 PM on Saturday, Birdsall & Angelica Fire Depts. dispatched to 8361 County Road 16 for a vehicle fire, reported to be a Ford F-150 pickup.

Derrick City VFD Responds To Tree & Wires Down on Seaward Avenue

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Happy Birthday in Heaven, Dad

William O. Jones August 1, 1913-February 11, 1985

Coudersport Ambulance to North Main Street

At 1:29 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance has been called to North Main Street for a patient with anaphylaxis.

Bradford Ambulance Dispatched For Gunshot Victim

At 1:27 PM on Saturday, Bradford ambulance has been dispatched to East Main Street for a gunshot victim. Stage away from the scene.

Bradford City Police Report Alleged Stabber In Custody

City of Bradford Police


The City of Bradford Police Department would like to announce that Christopher Link has been apprehended on felony aggravated assault warrants in connection with stabbing an adult female in Bradford. This incident occurred back on 07/28/20 in Bradford. Link had been on the run since that time.

The City of Bradford Police worked with Foster Township Police, along with the help of Pennsylvania State Police and Port Alleghany Police in Foster Township and the McKean County District Attorneys Office.

Link has been remanded to McKean County jail by Magistrate William Todd.

Cuba Police Report Arrest After Domestic

Cuba Police Department


*** Press Release ***

On Tuesday July 28th, 2020, at approximately 8:45AM, following a domestic dispute, Cuba Police arrested Stephanie M. Battistoni (47) of Cuba. 

Battistoni was charged with criminal trespass 2nd (misdemeanor) and endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor). 

Battistoni was processed and released to appear at the Cuba Town Court at a later date. Battistoni is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is open to the public at our regular operating hours.

Library Hours: The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is open to the public at our regular operating hours. The library hours are:

● Tuesday 12-7
● Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5
● Saturday 8-3

If you do not wish to enter the building we will still offer curbside pickup. Call 814-697-6691 with your requests.

2020 Summer Quest: "Imagine Your Story" is the Summer Quest program theme for this year. There is a program for the following age levels:

Pre-K for ages 0 - 4. Introduce your young ones to the world of reading through picture books, rhymes, and stories.
Children’s for ages 5 -12. Help your child explore the world of reading through independent reads and shared books.
Teens for ages 13 – 17. Help pass those long, lazy days of summer by unleashing your imagination in books.
Adults for ages 18+. Read and let your stress fade away!
To add to the fun this year, our Summer Program is virtual this year! To register, go to ovmlibrary.org.

Memorials & Donations:
● Memorials:
○ Bernard Maille by Sue Good
○ Timm Terrette by Sue Good & family
● Donations:
○ Oswayo Valley School District
○ Shinglehouse Borough

Website: You can search the card catalog by visiting our website at ovmlibrary.org. You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.
Board of Directors Meeting: The monthly board meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Morris Dispatched For Bicycle Accident

At 10:56 AM on Saturday, Morris Ambulance dispatched to one Rt. 414 for a bicycle accident with a possible head injury.

THE RGS ALLEGHENY AND UPLAND BIRD HUNT CHAPTERS OFFER WOMEN’S INTRODUCTION TO WINGSHOOTING IN PA

Mt. Jewett, Pa.: The Allegheny and Upland Bird Hunt Chapters of the Ruffed Grouse Society offered a national Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting program for women on July 25-26 at the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in Mt. Jewett, Pa. Purina, Sportdog, and Federal support this program at the national level. Sixteen women from two states attended the program.

Three more days of training will be on August 22-23, and a hunt on September 13.

The program teaches women the basic skills of shooting a shotgun, safety, and one-on-one shooting experience. Women enrolled in this course will also learn the basics of hunting game birds of Pennsylvania: grouse, pheasant, turkey, quail, woodcock, doves and crows, and ducks and geese.

Committee members and educational instructors are Sue McClelland, Emily Thomas, Dottie Maslonek, Mary Hosmer, Gina Knapp, Brenda Ewing, and Mary Yeager. Shooting instructors are Terry Gerner and John Bilodeau. Trap men are Ron Reynolds and Carter Himes. The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club hosted the event.

“The value of this course is the camaraderie we develop as we maintain contact after graduating from this course,” said Mary Hosmer, a previous graduate of the course. “I have hunted with six different women graduates of this course. Hunting is more fun when you can call another woman to go with you.”

Any women interested in enrolling in next year’s Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting Course should contact Mary Hosmer at wlhab@windstream.net for further details.

The Ruffed Grouse Society was founded in 1961 to promote and increase awareness of young forest management and to maintain suitable habitat that supports healthy populations of ruffed grouse, woodcock, deer and many songbird species that depend on forest diversity to survive and prosper.



Betty J. Garloff, 83, of Millport, PA

Betty J. Garloff 

Betty J. Garloff, 83, of Millport, PA, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Born on Thursday, March 11, 1937 in Lebanon, Pa., she was a daughter of Clarence and Nora Gibble Moyer. On January 4, 1955 in Lebanon, she married Richard H. “Dick” Garloff, who passed away on May 27, 2005.

Betty and Dick moved to Millport in 1974 where they ran the family farm and sold firewood.
Betty was a hard worker, who enjoyed her home and farm. She loved mowing her lawn and cooking. Through the years they had many dogs who she dearly loved.

Surviving are a daughter, Audrey L. Tucker of Elmira, N.Y.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Florence; and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, husband, and several siblings.

In keeping with Betty’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be with her husband on the family farm.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

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

Wendy S. Gleason, 53, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA

Wendy S. Gleason
“Beloved wife, mother, “Meme”, and daughter”

Wendy S. Gleason, 53, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA, passed away after a brief but brave battle with breast cancer on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.

Born on Friday, March 24, 1967 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of David A. and Carolyn P. Hackett Leet. On August 20, 1988 in the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport, she married William J. “Bill” Gleason, who survives.

She was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1985. Wendy graduated from the Continental School of Beauty in Olean, N.Y. and for several years was employed by Robert Joseph Family Hair Care in Coudersport.

Wendy loved bowling, spending time in her pool with her beloved grandchildren and her Laney bug, shopping trips with her three daughters and her mom, and mowing her lawn. Above everything, her greatest love was her beloved family.

Surviving besides her husband, are her parents of Coudersport; three daughters, Megan M. (Bryan) Uhl of Kersey, Kayla A. (Caleb) Nichols and Macy J. (Matthew Freeman) Gleason, both of Coudersport; three grandchildren, Kohlson B. Uhl, Kason W. Uhl, and Aspen C. Uhl; two sisters, Tina (Kristine Deburgomaster) Leet of Coudersport and Julie A. (Dean) Taylor of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Private funeral services will held with Pastor Scott Ogden of Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, officiating. Burial will be in Ford Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Wendy’s name may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Wendy, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Proper face coverings and social distancing will be adhered to according to COVID mandates.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of August 3 – August 7, 2020

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 3 – August 7, 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.


Cameron County 0240
Side Dozing:
● State Route: 0120 (Cameron to Driftwood)

Ditching:
● State Route: 4004 (Rich Valley Road) Monday & Tuesday
● State Route: 0120 (Emporium to Howard) Wednesday - Friday


Potter County 0260

Sign Upgrades:
● Various locations on U. S. Route 0006 and State Route 0044

Bridge Repairs:
● State Route: 1009 (Pusher Siding Road)

Ditching:
● State Route: 1010 (Genesee to North Bingham)

Guiderail Repairs:
● State Route: 0872 (near Austin Dam)

Crack Sealing:
● State Route: 0607 (Austin to Keating Summit) Monday - Wednesday
● State Route: 0872 (Austin to Coudersport) Thursday & Friday
Spray Patching:
● State Route: 1010 (North Bingham to Mills)

Side Dozing:
● State Route: 0872 (Coudersport to Cameron County line)

Mowing:
● State Route: 0006 (Tioga County line to Loucks Mills Road) Monday
● State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills Road) Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
● State Route: 1008 (Empson Road) Thursday


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

● Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc: bridge replacement on State Route 44 in Hebron Township, four miles north of Coudersport, will begin on July 1. There will be a one lane temporary roadway and traffic signals in place. Target end date is early September. Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

● Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc: guiderail installation on SR 3003 (First Fork Road) with flaggers in place. Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

PennDOT Elk/McKean County Maintenance work schedule for the week of August 3– August 7

Ridgway/Cyclone, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Elk/McKean County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 3- August 7, 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 COVID-19 safety guidance, including protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols.

Elk County 0280
Turf Cutting:
● State Route: 219 & 153 Brockport/Brandy Camp area

Bridge Repair:
● State Route: 1005 Theresia Street, St. Mary’s

Ditch Cleaning:
● State Route: 1001,1002 Glen Hazel Rd. & Taft Rd. St. Mary’s

Painting Railroad Crossings:
● State Route: Various Routes, County wide


McKean County 0250

Sign Upgrade:
● State Route: 346 Corydon Twp. thru Eldred Twp.

Mill/Fill Patching:
● State Route: 59 Cyclone

Drainage and Shoulder Work:
● State Route: 246 Looker Mountain Trail

Drainage Work:
● State Route: 3011 Kinzua Bridge Road


Bridge Replacement:
● State Route: 246 Rixford


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

Kinzua Creek Bridge/SR-3006-A01/McKean County: Clearwater Construction Co.:

Overall Project Description:
ECMS 4460 - On State Route 3006 (Westline Road) from Segment 0010/Offset 0189 to Segment 0010/Offset 1314. For the removal of the existing Two-Span Steel I-Beam bridge and construction of its replacement Two-Span Composite P/S Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge, a temporary roadway including temporary bridge are to be used for traffic control. Approach work consisting of super pave asphalt mixture designs for the base, binder, and wearing course, guide rail, pavement markings, management and disposal of potential hazardous materials, and miscellaneous construction for a construction length of approximately 735 feet (0.139 miles) as indicated on the approved drawings.
Next Week:
Contractor is scheduled to pour Class A concrete for abutment #2 on Monday. They will continue benching left side of slope sta. 8+07 to 10+89 and placing R4 Rock in this area. Beam seat grinding, formwork removal and general project cleanup.
Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals until completion of the new structure this fall.
Drivers are reminded to watch for stopped vehicles and to obey the posted speed limits and construction signing.
Work to be performed Monday through Friday during daylight hours, weather permitting.

SR-219/539 Elk Co. Line to Halsey Resurfacing/Jones Township in Elk County and Hamlin & Sergeant Township in McKean County: IA Construction Corp.

Overall Project Description:

The work to be performed will include resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation of roadway using Superpave Asphalt Mixture Designs for the base, binder and wearing courses, installation drainage and guide rail upgrades, repairs to concrete arch structures at Segment 0030/Offset 0000 and Segment 0040/Offset 1090, pavement markings and miscellaneous construction. The expected completion date of the project is 9/03/2020. The Project is for upgrading the existing pavement structure and guide rail, as well as repair work to drainage structures including rehabilitation work on two concrete arch culverts along the 5.6 Mile Section of Roadway.


Next Week:

Work will begin Monday at 7:00 AM and will continue through Friday afternoon. All work will be done during the daylight hours.
The work zone is located near the Elk/McKean county line north towards Lantz Corners and will feature an alternating pattern controlled by flaggers.
The contractor will begin placing Wearing Course.
The Contractor will begin structure repairs at the SR219 over Sicily Run Bridge.
All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving and stopped vehicles when approaching the work zone.
Motorists are advised to be cautious when approaching the work zone and should obey the posted speed limit.

July 2020 Weather Report For Galeton Pa.

July 2020 could be classified as a beautiful summer month. It was somewhat on the dry side. There were no day long rain events and as is the case for most summer months we received rainfall thanks to brief, hard thunder showers. Even with sunny and warm afternoons we had days that were less humid, cool nights and early mornings. Mostly good sleeping weather.
We had 25 very foggy mornings and 7 thunder showers mostly late day and overnight.

We received 3.54" of rain. Last year the total was 6.70". The average for July is 4.27"

The grass is starting to grow once again. The lawns were turning brown. Driving around Potter Co. it seems like most of the county is well mowed like a golf course.

Henry W. Lush
National Weather Service Observer

House Education Committee to Host Two-Day Public Hearing on Reopening Schools in Fall

HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will host a two-day public hearing next week to discuss safely reopening schools this fall.

The hearings will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 5. Tuesday’s hearing will be a continuation of a previous hearing the committee held in June where teachers, administrators and directors from public and nonpublic schools discussed their plans and concerns for getting students back to the classroom in the fall. Wednesday’s hearing will focus on stakeholders recommended legislation to the committee designed to ensure better flexibility as school administrations navigate and adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the American Academy of Pediatrics has said, our school policies must be guided by what is best for the children, their health and well-being. So, getting our students back in the classroom this fall is a top priority,” Sonney said. “Across the board there has been a lack of communication, direction and transparency from the Wolf administration on how our schools should reopen.

“These hearings will help the public, and us as legislators, gain better insight on the concerns and struggles our schools are currently facing and help create better policy to ensure our students’ educational needs are met,” continued Sonney. “We are running out of time; we need answers and solutions. We must prioritize our students - we cannot let them fall through the cracks.”

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) also noted the importance of getting students back in the classroom this fall and the lack of clear direction from the administration.

“As the first day of school approaches, it is important that we give both parents and students predictability and confidence that there is a plan to reopen schools safely,” said Benninghoff. “As we continue to learn to live with COVID-19, students should not be deprived of the choice of having important in-classroom instruction and parents should not be forced to make the difficult choice between earning a living and being full-time, in-home educators. Unfortunately, the administration has come up short on answers and school leaders are calling for firm direction and not loose guidelines. I hope these hearings will help show the problems facing those trying to reopen schools without a concrete plan and highlight areas where more direction is needed. From there, it is our hope that the Wolf administration will see this as an opportunity to work with the people’s representatives to develop a well-thought-out plan to open schools safely for the benefit of educators, parents and our children.”

The hearings will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the House Majority Caucus Room, Room 140, Main Capitol.

Those invited to testify during Tuesday’s hearing include members of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, Alliance of Approved Private Schools, PA Cyber Charter School, Agora Cyber Charter School, the ARC of PA and the Association of School Nurses and Practitioners.

Wednesday’s panel of testifiers will include representatives invited from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), PA Association of School Administrators (PASA), PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and PA State Education Association (PSEA).

Barring any technical difficulties, the hearings will be streamed live at www.RepSonney.com and www.pahousegop.com.

Bernstine Urges PIAA to Reconsider;: Allow Fans in the Stands for Sporting Events

HARRISBURG - Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Board of Directors after a recent decision would eliminate spectators from 2020 school sporting events. Bernstine issued the following statement:

“I am disappointed the PIAA failed to attempt to develop innovative and individualized plans to allow parents and families to safely watch and support their student-athletes at school sporting events this fall. This blanket decision by the board of directors will have negative impacts on our student athletes’ well-being and self-esteem that will carry on through academics and adulthood. School sports are a short-lived opportunity for our youth, and a proud time for thousands of Pennsylvania parents, families and local communities. Our student-athletes deserve to have their parents cheering them on in the stands and sidelines, and parents deserve the short chance to see their children compete and grow.”

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler




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  •   How Do Schools Safely Re-Open?
  •   Gov. Wolf’s Latest Target
  •   Governor Bows to Pressure
  •   Road Construction Update
  •   Supporting Our Emergency Responders
  •   Bringing More Jobs, Opportunities to PA
 

How Do Schools Safely Re-Open?


Anyone with school-age children is wondering how the upcoming school year will go. This Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 5, the House Education Committee will host public hearings on the safe re-opening of schools.

You can watch the hearings on my website, www.RepGabler.com, beginning each day at 10 a.m.
 


I’ve also received phone calls and emails relating to the announcement that fans will not be allowed to attend high school sporting events.

State Rep. Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), majority chairman of the House Local Government Committee, is looking into this to see if the PA Interscholastic Athletic Committee (PIAA) can do this or if it's up to the local school district.

The PIAA followed up Thursday by saying “This is not (our) decision. PIAA is following the sports guidance put out by the Wolf Administration.”

The original guidance from the governor states “During yellow and green phases of reopening, sports-related activities at the PK-12 level are limited to student athletes, coaches, officials, and staff only. The addition of visitors and spectators will be contingent upon future health conditions within state and local communities.”
 

Gov. Wolf’s Latest Target


Tuesday's House Majority Policy Committee's hearing with Pennsylvania’s frustrated and challenged restaurant, bar and tavern owners provided us with a snapshot of business owners from all corners of the state who are hamstrung by Gov. Tom Wolf's COVID-19 “targeted mitigation” order limiting public dining rooms to 25% capacity.

If you missed the live stream, click here to watch a recording of the meeting.


Clearfield and Elk counties are different than Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. That's one of the messages conveyed by Riki Tanaka at Tuesday’s hearing on how Gov. Wolf's COVID-19 “targeted mitigation” has affected Pennsylvania eating establishments.

Tanaka owns four restaurants “next door” in nearby McKean County and had to lay off 75 employees during the pandemic. The challenges he faces are the same as those facing his fellow business owners in the 75th District.

Bottom line - the governor's decision to limit restaurants to operating at 25% capacity is unfair for a number of reasons.

Please click here to watch a portion of his testimony.
 

 
Bowing to Pressure, Governor Allows Transparency Bill to Become Law

After threatening multiple times to veto legislation to ensure Right-to-Know (RTK) requests are handled promptly during times of emergency, the governor has allowed House Bill 2463 to become law without his signature.

While it’s disappointing the governor would not enthusiastically sign a bill designed to improve openness and transparency at a time when it is so desperately needed, and even more disappointing that he characterizes the legislation as “thoughtless” and “foolish,” the end result is that the bill is law and members of the public, media and Legislature are finally empowered to get the information we need about how decisions are being made in response to the pandemic.

Act 77 of 2020 enjoyed unanimous, bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, as well as the backing of media outlets across the Commonwealth.  
 
 
Road Construction Update



Preliminary work on repairs to Route 322 in Boggs Township will begin this Monday, Aug. 3. Traffic control signage will be put in place for the work area, which begins one mile before the West Decatur intersection and continues for approximately one mile after.

Construction starts Monday, Aug. 10 with one lane remaining open in each direction. To minimize traffic impacts and back-ups, motorists will be prohibited from turning onto Blue Ball Road and Hilltop Road at the West Decatur intersection.

Drivers seeking to use Blue Ball Road or Hilltop Road will use these detours:

  •   Blue Ball Road - follow Route 322 west to Link Road, Drane Highway and Old Erie Pike.

  •   Hilltop Road - follow Route 322 west to Wallaceton Road and Clearfield Street.

PennDOT anticipates completing project work by mid-October.
 


For those of you heading north out of the district I represent, Wykoff Run Road in Cameron County will be closed for paving from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, from Monday, Aug. 10 to Friday, Aug. 28.

Camp owners and residents will be able to access their properties during each day’s work hours. Other motorists will be detoured to Wykoff Run Road, Route 555 and Quehanna Highway.

The detour will be lifted outside of work hours.
 

Supporting Our Emergency Responders


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.
 

 
Bringing More Jobs, Opportunities to PA

Legislation to establish a Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit to attract private investment and create jobs in the Commonwealth was signed into law last week.

The tax credits will be available to entities that invest in the construction and operation of Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities that use dry natural gas to produce fertilizer and other petrochemical products. The credit would be applied against 20% of a qualified company’s annual tax liabilities.

To qualify, a company would have to invest at least $400 million in the construction of a new manufacturing facility, create 800 new and permanent jobs, pay prevailing wages and benefits, and use carbon capture and sequestration technology when economically feasible. One estimate indicates 4,400 jobs and more than $1.6 billion in economic benefits would be generated from the construction of four manufacturing facilities as provided for in the legislation.

The measure is part of the House Republican GoodJobs4PA Initiative.

Increases Approved For Unconventional Well Permit Application Fees

The PA Bulletin document for the following comment period in the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) eComment has been published as final.


Document Title: Final Rulemaking: Unconventional Well Permit Application Fees
Category: Regulations
Program Area: Oil and Gas
PA Bulletin: http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol50/50-31/1027.html (published 8/1/2020)

July Galeton Monthly Weather Report

July 2020 could be classified as a beautiful summer month. It was somewhat on the dry side. There were no day long rain events and as is the case for most summer months we received rainfall thanks to brief, hard thunder showers. Even with sunny and warm afternoons we had days that were less humid, cool nights and early mornings. Mostly good sleeping weather.

We had 25 very foggy mornings and 7 thunder showers mostly late day and overnight.

We received 3.54" of rain. Last year the total was 6.70". The average for July is 4.27"

The grass is starting to grow once again. The lawns were turning brown. Driving around Potter Co. it seems like most of the county is well mowed like a golf course.

Henry W. Lush

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Potter County Education Council Seeking Part-time Career and Vocational Mentor-Aide Needed

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

Locally Grown Blueberries Are Ready in Coudersport; Pick Your Own or We'll Pick Them For You

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

Wending Creek Farms Seeking Full-Time Farm Hand

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Frosty Hollow Herb Fair - Yard Sale Saturday, August 1 9 AM - 5 PM

Living Estate Sale August 7th, 8th, And 9th 49 Dwight RD.




Friday, July 31, 2020

PSP Emporium Seeking Information For Found Property With References To A Crime In Shippen TWP.


Coudersport Ambulance To Sweden Valley Manor

At 5:43 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a woman fallen.

Betty J. Garloff, 83, of Millport, PA

Betty J. Garloff

Betty J. Garloff, 83, of Millport, PA, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Friday, July 31, 2020.

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.

Kathleen M. Young, 93, of 759 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA

Kathleen M. Young

Kathleen M. Young, 93, of 759 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born February 16, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late William B. and Marcella Bille Dippold. Kathleen was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1979, after 20 years of service.

On September 17, 1946, in Olean, NY, Kathleen married Sebastian J. “Sep” Young, who preceded her in death in 1986.

Kathleen is survived by three sons, Gerald E. Young and his wife Bonnie of DuBois, Denny A. Young and his wife Laurie of St. Marys, and Steve A. Young of Butler; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and by four sisters, Mary Andrus, Patty Selle, Carol Carr, and Molly Glatt, all of St. Marys.

In addition to her husband and parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by four sisters, Florence McGill, Laura Vollmer, Vera Siegel, and Norma Baker; and by four brothers, Clarence, Ralph, Gilbert, and Dennis Dippold.

Kathleen was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed bowling and gardening.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the March of Dimes, 300 Cedar Ridge Drive, Suite 311/313, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Dog License Scam Reported

McKean County Treasurer, Melissa Jo Smith, has identified a fraudulent website claiming to sell dog licenses to local residents.

“A member of the public alerted our office when she did not receive a lifetime dog license she had paid for online,” stated Smith. “A thorough search of our records indicated the payment was not made to the county.”

The fake site shows a map of Pennsylvanian outlining each county. The web address contains Pennsylvania Animal Information. Smith verified the fraudulent site with other Treasurers throughout the Commonwealth.

Dog licenses are only available through the McKean County Treasurer’s Office. The cost of a license ranges from $4.50 to 8.50 annually and lifetime licenses ranges from $21.50 to $51.50. Payments can be cash, check, or credit card in the Treasurer’s Office or made online at the McKean County website for the annual license only.

The McKean County Treasurer’s office is on the county website at www.mckeancountypa.org

The Potter County Historical Society will remain closed

Potter Co. Historical Society

The Potter County Historical Society will remain closed and will redetermine its opening in two weeks. 

Any research requests can be made by email: pottercohist@zitomedia.net. We hope to be able to be fully open as soon as possible.

Louise Manifold Crozier, 83, of Warren, PA

Louise Manifold Crozier

Louise Manifold Crozier, 83, of Warren, PA, loving wife, and mother, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2020, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Warren, PA, after a multi-year battle with a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative disorder. 

 Louise was born in Greensburg, PA, the daughter of the late Dr. Stanley Shaffer Manifold and Laura Moye Manifold.

Louise was a 1955 graduate of Waynesburg High School, and a 1959 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics. Following graduation, she moved to Jamestown, NY, to teach at Washington Junior High School. 

Shortly thereafter, she met her soon-to-be husband, the late George Wendell Crozier. They married, moved to Warren, and spent 54 wonderful years together. 

After many years as a stay-at-home mother, Louise returned to work as a dietician at the Warren State Hospital, where she remained employed until her retirement. She was an active member of the Warren community, as well as the First Presbyterian Church, where she played in the Scotland Bell Choir, attended to homebound parishioners and those with special concerns, participated as a member of both the Minister Nominating Committee and the Endowment Committee, and served as a Deacon and an Elder.

Louise was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend, who was loving, kind, intelligent, funny, thoughtful, loyal, and exceedingly giving. She played the organ and the piano, and she and George could frequently be found sitting together at the piano - she playing, and he singing. She was an accomplished cook, baker, and seamstress, winning multiple awards in those categories at the Warren County Fair (where she also served as a judge, in multiple categories, for many years). 

She made beautiful clothing for herself and her family, and supported George in his theater participation with Warren Players Club by sewing and assisting with costumes on multiple stage productions. She was well-known for her delicious, picture-perfect pies, which for many years (up until her illness prevented her continuation) could be found on Saturdays at the Warren Farmer’s Market. She continued baking pies for family and friends, using adaptive equipment, until the disease’s disabilities finally made it too difficult. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Recognizing the rarity of her disease, Louise generously donated her brain to the CurePSP Brain Tissue Donation Program, through the Brain Bank at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. This research program met Louise’s desire to contribute to a body of science designed to help others, as it focuses on six rare tauopathies, including her diagnosis of Corticobasal (Ganglionic) Degeneration (CBD or CBGD). Brain tissue donations are used by Mayo Clinic’s research programs, and are accessible to researchers worldwide, who are studying neurodegenerative disorders.

Louise is survived by her brother, Dr. Edward Moye Manifold, Pittsburgh, PA; her three daughters, Catherine Crozier Mueller and husband, Ken of Canton, MI; Suzanne Crozier Moreland and husband, Raymond of Charlottesville, VA; and Amy Crozier Epp and husband, Terry of Crozet, VA; her seven grandchildren: Anna Mueller Stryker, Bill and Christopher Mueller; Adam, Zoƫ, and Cooper Moreland; and Riley Epp; a brother-in-law, William (Bill) M. Crozier of Youngsville, PA; as well as a niece, and three nephews.

The Memorial Service, including a virtual component for friends and relatives at a distance, will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren. However, the date and time for this service have not been set, so will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Warren, PA 16365; Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365; or a charity of choice. 

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Wendy S. Gleason, 53, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA

Wendy S. Gleason
Wendy S. Gleason, 53, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, PA, passed away after a brief but brave battle with breast cancer on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.

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.