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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Genesee, Wellsville Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash

At 9:05 PM on Saturday, Genesee Fire & EMS along with Wellsville Fire dispatched to Rt. 244 near Nelson Run Road in Genesee Township for a one vehicle crash with one person suffering a head injury.
Wellsville rescue cancelled, patient is self extricated.

Sweden Township Police Department*** BOLO FOR A BEAR***

Sweden Township Police Department
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*** BOLO FOR A BEAR***
Once again in the Sweden Twp Area of Promise Ln. The local destructive bear broke into and entered several vehicles....PLEASE KEEP YOUR VEHICLES LOCKED.

The PGC has placed traps once again in the area to attempt to catch this particular bear a.k.a RUFUS after weeks of non-activity or sightings reported to the Game Commission in the Sweden Township area. 

The Game Warden that is charge of this incident is requesting any sighting of this bear that occur on a regular basis and may be a productive site for a trap to report that to the North Central Regional Office at 570-398-4744 as soon as possible. 

If anyone is aware of someone feeding this bear please also make contact and report it. We have seen an uptick in the area of people from out of town frequenting seasonal camps and outdoor spaces more often this year because of Covid-19.

Incidentally that has also increased the amount of people feeding wildlife and in turn increases the amount of conflicts by habituating bears to these artificial feeding stations and abnormally attracting them to camps, homes, and vehicles. Please refrain from wildlife feeding in the area, be careful not to leave food stuffs or anything that may smell like food in your vehicles, and keep your garbage secure. At the very least make sure vehicles and sheds are locked up if at all possible.”

New Fire Chief In Austin After Burgett Moves From District

Austin Volunteer Fire Department
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Recently AVFD accepted the resignation of Nathan Burgett as Fire Chief & Vice Chairman of the Board. Nathan and his family moved from our district; and he was no longer able to fulfill the position. With Nathan’s absence, multiple positions were left open and needed to be filled.

As of Thursday, August 6th Jamie Rooney has accepted the position of Fire Chief. Prior to this move Chief Rooney was serving as our Second Assistant Fire Chief.

With Jamie accepting Chief 44, his position as Second Assistant Fire Chief was vacant. Third Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Brooks is moving up to fulfill this position.

Ambulance Chief Tracy Orlowski has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman of the Board.

We would like to take this time to congratulate those stepping up into new positions, and also to thank outgoing Chief and Vice Chairman Nathan Burgett for his years of dedication and service to AVFD.

Austin, Coudrrsport Dispatched To Grill Fire On Porch

At 7:33 PM on Saturday, Austin & Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to a grill fire on the porch at 56 Main Street, next to the Fire Department.
Coudersport RECALLED.

Eliza J. Bundy, 85, a longtime resident of Austin, PA

Eliza J. Bundy CAPTION 
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Eliza J. Bundy, 85, a longtime resident of Austin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

Born on Sunday, December 23, 1934 in Hartsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Otto J. and Hattie Hale Woodworth. 

On April 16, 1977 in Austin, she married Leon R. Bundy, who passed away on October 14, 2014.

Eliza was a graduate of Canisteo Central High School, Class of 1952. After graduation from high school, Eliza was employed by First State Bank in Canisteo and later as a cook in many area restaurants.

Eliza was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher while she attended the church; she was a member of the Austin Free Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer; and was a member of the Coudersport Senior Center. Eliza was a member of TOPS. She was a Girl Scout leader in Austin. She enjoyed plastic canvas crafts. She loved to play bingo, but her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are four children, Garry M. (Dawn) Bacon of Austin, Vicki L. (Mark) Mahon of Danville, Indiana, Sandy K. (Bill) Witwer of Melville, Montana, and Randy S. Bacon of Chesapeake, Virginia; three step-children, Keith Bundy of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Leon Robert “Bobby” (Lee) Bundy of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Sheryl Johnson of Michigan; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; eight brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Eliza was predeceased by a son, Danny Bacon; and a sister and two brothers.

A celebration of Eliza’s life will be held on a date, time and place to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Eliza’s name may be made to the Austin Free Methodist Church, Costello Avenue, Austin, PA 16720.

Eliza 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 Eliza, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Little Valley and Gowanda land rescue crew have been dispatched to Zoar valley on the deer lick trails

On August 8 at 3:49 pm Little Valley and Gowanda land rescue crew have been dispatched to Zoar valley on the deer lick trails. For 2 people lost at a high elevation

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Crash in Borough

At 3:13 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Stevens Street & East Academy Street for a victim of an automobile accident. Shinglehouse fire police were dispatched earlier.

US Senator Toomey Urges You To "Wear a Mask"

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Combat COVID-19: Please Wear a Mask
Since March, I've urged Americans to wear masks to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
This week, Lancaster Online highlighted these efforts and encouraged readers to "mask up." Multiple studies have shown that masks can greatly reduce the spread of coronavirus. Wearing a homemade mask or facial cover when you venture out is not about protecting yourself, rather it is about protecting those around you. My mask protects you and your mask protects me.
As our economy continues to reopen and until a vaccine is available, wearing a face mask is the most practical and cost-effective manner in which we, as Americans, can do our part to protect one another. Please, for the benefit of your neighbors, friends, and those who live in your community, wear a mask.
Read the entire editorial here.

PIAA DIRECTORS RESPOND TO GOV. WOLF'S RECCOMENDATION OF NO SPORTS REMAINDER OF 2020



EMS Called For Motorcycle Rider Who Fell Off

At 1:32 PM on Saturday, EMS has been called to 346 East Main Street in front of Dollar General in Westfield for a 57 year old female who fell from the passenger seat of a motorcycle due to a possible medical event.

Martin Thurst Memorial Car Show & BBQ cancelled

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Police Called On Couple Who Refused To Wear Masks In Store In Elk County


Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, August 7, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
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Wolf ‘Recommendation’ Puts Fall Sports in Jeopardy

Earlier this week, I joined more than five dozen fellow House members in calling on Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) to change recent policy prohibiting spectators at PIAA events, including parents of athletes.

The letter to the governor is available to read here.

The letter to PIAA officials is available to read here.

Understandably, parents want to watch their student athletes perform and they want to be on hand should their child be injured to make sure he or she is getting the appropriate care and attention. Many parents who have contacted my office about this issue question why they cannot social distance at an outdoor sporting event but can still shop at big box retail stores. I couldn’t agree more.

When questioned by the media yesterday about the issue of spectators at school sporting events, the governor chose to answer by saying he is recommending against all school sports until Jan. 1. This response came as a shock to everyone, including PIAA officials who had already made the determination to move forward with school sports in the fall.

This is NOT leadership. The governor keeps moving the goalposts without explaining why. It’s unfair to PIAA officials who are working hard to prepare for fall sports and it is especially unfair to the student athletes who want to compete, as well as their parents.

As of this moment, the PIAA is discussing its options. I will continue to advocate for LOCAL CONTROL over these types of decisions!                                    
 

 
Reminder: Veterans Assistance Available

Working to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, a representative of the American Legion will be available at my offices to discuss issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits.

The schedule is as follows:
  •   Kane office: Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Kane office is located at 55 Fraley St. Please call 814-837-0880 to schedule an appointment.
  •   Bradford office: Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St., first floor. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment.

You need not be a member of the American Legion to participate.
 

 
House Education Committee Hears Testimony on School Reopening

With students soon due to head back to school, the House Education Committee convened a two-day hearing this week to gather testimony from a variety of education advocates and organizations about the challenges of safely reopening schools this fall.

Among the many issues discussed during the hearing were access to sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment for teachers and staff to change frequently throughout the day; availability of school nurses; liability protections; increased demand for cyber schooling; and ensuring the safety and quality of education for students with special needs.

The committee also heard suggestions for policies to support public schools and students, such as permanent mandate waivers, improved broadband internet access, increased funding for transportation, postponing new state graduation requirements, and requiring clear and detailed quarantine protocols and contact tracing in the event a student or staff member tests positive.

The hearing featured testifiers from 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 on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the panel of testifiers included representatives invited from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, PA Association of School Administrators, PA Association of School Business Officials and PA State Education Association.

The hearing can be watched in its entirety here.

 

New Law to Boost COVID-19 Testing, Transparency

Legislation to ensure transparency and accountability with the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response on broad-based coronavirus testing has been signed into law.

Act 70 of 2020 requires the governor to submit comprehensive, federally required state-level COVID-19 testing plans to the General Assembly for review. In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Health must provide biweekly reporting on technology and testing supplies procured by the state, the number of positive and negative tests processed by the state laboratory in Exton, demographic data on test results, and limitations experienced by the state lab, including lack of chemical reagents or other testing components.

Improved testing is an important step toward helping our Commonwealth and communities move past the pandemic. The law is effective immediately.
 

Don’t Be Victim of Unemployment Benefits Scam

The state Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is reminding Pennsylvanians of the warning signs associated with the widespread identity theft fraud ring targeting COVID-19 unemployment compensation (UC) benefits programs across the nation. The federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program is the primary target of this sophisticated scam and victims are urged to report instances of fraud to L&I and local police.

The nationwide scam was first identified in May with fraudsters using personal information previously stolen from sources outside of Commonwealth agencies to file for PUA benefits. Many Pennsylvanians are not even aware their identities were stolen in the past until they receive correspondence or a debit card from the state UC office.

Warning signs of the scam include, but are not limited to, receiving a check or direct deposit from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department or a ReliaCard debit card issued by U.S. Bank, despite not having filed for unemployment assistance; someone you don’t know comes to your home and tells you that their unemployment assistance check or debit card was mailed to you by mistake; or someone offers to help you file for unemployment benefits for a fee.

For a full list of scam warning signs, as well as information about how to report the fraud and return any improper benefits payment, click here.
 

Grants to Help Higher Education Resume Operations

Postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers will collectively receive $28 million in federal CARES Act funding to assist in implementing public health and safety plans to resume operations in the fall while keeping students, faculty and staff safe from COVID-19.

Grant amounts were determined by the state Department of Education based on both the shares of total enrollments by each postsecondary sector and the number of socio-economically disadvantaged students served by institutions. Additionally, $500,000 of the total funds were set aside to provide relief to adult basic education providers.

Grant funds may be used for a variety of initiatives to aid in the safe reopening of schools, including the purchase of protective equipment, hand sanitizer and cleaning products; equipment or technology to take classrooms online; installation of barriers or other protective devices in building structures; or to purchase health apps to assist in contact tracing and monitoring of students.

More information is available here.
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DEP eNOTICE: PA Bulletin document published as final for eComment period: Interim Final: Policy for the Replacement or Restoration of Private Water Supplies Impacted by Unconventional Operations

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: Interim Final: Policy for the Replacement or Restoration of Private Water Supplies Impacted by Unconventional Operations
Category: Policy
Program Area: General
PA Bulletin: http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol50/50-32/1080.html (published 8/8/2020)

Margaret Kelchner, 91, of Wellsboro, PA

Margaret Kelchner

Margaret Kelchner, 91, of Wellsboro, formerly of Galeton, Shinglehouse, and Media, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 in UPMC Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

McKean County GOP Hosts Chicken Barbecue

SMETHPORT -- The McKean County Republican Committee will host a chicken barbecue to rally support for President Trump and other federal and state GOP candidates on Thursday, Aug. 20, starting at 4 p.m. at Hamlin Lake Park in Smethport.

Each dinner costs $10 and includes a half chicken, salad, beans, roll, drink and cupcake. Meals are available to go or to eat on-site.

Free Trump signs will be available while supplies last. Hats, flags and other merchandise will also be available for purchase.

Several area GOP candidates are scheduled to be on hand, including Rep. Marty Causer, state senate candidate Rep. Cris Dush and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson.

Visit www.facebook.com/MckeanCountyRepublicanParty/ for updates.


Media contact: County Chairman Ken Kane 814-598-0205

Coudersport Area Lions Club Ice Holding Ice Cream Social Lions Club will only be serving Sundaes not cones.


Clinton County commissioners meet; Approve Broadband Agreement, Bald Eagle Trail

LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS

— Approved Resolution 15 of 2020 authorizing the execution of an agreement with PennDOT for acceptance of funds in the amount of $2,505,992 for Phase 4 of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail.

— Approved easements and right of ways related to the Bald Eagle Valley Trail with Wayne Township, Wayne Township Landfill, SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority ad South Avis Realty. This action will allow the trail to cross the river in Wayne Township.

— Approved an agreement with Tioga, Potter and Lycoming counties regarding the environmental review for an ARC-funded broadband fiber project that will benefit Leidy Township in Clinton County. There is not cost to the county.

Bills in the amount of $1,274,057 were approved for payment, as was net payroll in the amount of $271,651 for the two-week period ending Aug. 7.

During the comment portion of the meeting Commissioner Angela Harding thanked Katie deSilva and the rest of the planning department for all the work on the Bald Eagle Valley Trail. “You have so much on your plate and you are doing a fantastic job. The Bald Eagle Valley Trail is so important to our community,” Harding said, adding the planners have also been instrumental in securing money from the CARES Act and CDBG programs. Read more...

Delmar Township Home Catches Fire After 2 Vehicle Crash

FIRST News Now
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HOME HIT AFTER 2-VEHICLE CRASH AND CATCHES FIRE
FNN Article with Images © Friday, August 7, 2020.

WELLSBORO, PA - Fire and ambulance crews rushed to a two-vehicle accident in which a pickup truck ended up smashing into a home and catching on fire.

The accident occurred on Friday, August 7, 2020, around 1:30PM at the intersection of Balsam Road and Stony Fork Road in Delmar Township.

According to the Heath family, a car and a pickup collided into each other at the intersection. The impact was so hard it sent the car carrying a family of four into a tractor sitting in front of a garage. After hitting the tractor the car bounced back into the roadway facing the opposite direction in which it was traveling.

The pickup involved in the crash just went over the knoll and directly smashed head-on into the side of the home. The impact was so hard that the entire 2017 three bedroom home shuddered. The truck split the home open and shoved a bed inside the home four feet away from the wall where it had sat prior to the crash. The truck then caught fire and flames spread from the front of the vehicle to the home.

Jeff Heath told FNN, that his brother grabbed a rug off the ramp to the home and started beating on the flames. As his brother fought the flames, complete strangers drove in and pulled out fire extinguishers they had in their trucks and joined in to help battle the stubborn flames.

While everyone was working on getting the flames out, Jeff Heath was able to use his own truck to pull the burning pickup away from the house. This allowed everyone to focus on knocking down the flames of the burning home.

"It was amazing that total strangers stopped to help us fight the fire," Jeff Heath stated. "It is nice to know there are still good people out there who care enough to stop and help," Heath noted to FNN. "They deserved to be recognized in the news," he said with a smile.

Wellsboro fire crews arrived on scene at 1:42PM and reported that the pickup truck involved in the crash was well involved. Firefighters quickly grabbed the hoses and went to work battling both fires.

The house was the first fire that was brought under control, and minutes later it was reported out, as crews continued to work on extinguishing the burning truck.

"I'm not sure I would be here now had I been laying in my bed when that truck hit the home," Jeff Heath pointed out to FNN.

The Heath family agreed that it was a miracle that there were no injuries to those involved in the two-vehicle accident and that no one was injured in the home at the time it was hit by the pickup truck.

The Heath family will be staying with their daughter, as the electric and gas to the home was shut off due to the accident. The home may have been moved by the impact, so the home has to be inspected, as does the gas line running into the home.

The Heath family does have insurance on the three old-year-old home, which is owned by Julia Heath.

Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

Both vehicles were towed to the Gaines Garage.

Cuba Police Department reports arrest after domestic incident

Cuba Police Department
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*** Press Release ***

On Thursday August 6th, 2020, at approximately 12:29PM, following a domestic dispute, Cuba Police arrested Chaiquan P. Williams (26) of Cuba. Williams was charged with harassment 2nd(violation) and endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor). 

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

Memories of Oil Field Days in the Bolivar, NY Area

Bolivar New York Fan Page added a new photo.
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"WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE, Saturdays in the summer could be special because that's when I'd get in my dad's greasy old Jeep with him and we'd ride up to the lease -- the oil lease -- 'cause he needed to shut down the power. He'd already been up there about seven o'clock to start things up. And I just loved watching all that old machinery at work, squeaking and squawking and clanking and rattling as the big engine in the power house went 'THUMP! - thump - thump - thump - thump - THUMP! - thump - thump...' and made the rod lines go back and forth and the pump jacks go up and down....

"But it was a dangerous place and I had to stick by his side until everything came to a stop and the engine stopped whirring with a real long 'hisssssss...' Then he'd hand me a beat-up yellow oil can with a tall, skinny snout and a big spring under the thumb squeezer, and he'd watch while we walked some rod lines and I used both thumbs to squeeze some oil where the rods hung from the tripods. Then I'd squirt some where they rested and rubbed on the big beams where they first came out of the power house....

"After Dad looked into a tank or two and studied a few pump jacks, he'd do some stuff in the power house then lock it back up. And we'd bounce down the lease road to the paved one and putt back home in the Jeep. And my mom would declare I was a greasy mess and make me change my T-shirt. But she was used to that sort of thing."

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Animal Cruelty Charges Pending In Ridgway TWP.


Missing Man Found And Unharmed


Potter County Republican HEADQUARTERS is OPEN!!!

Karen C. Cahilly is attending Potter County HEADQUARTERS is OPEN!!!
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Republican Headquarters is open today until 2:00! Stop by and say "hello"!

(12 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915)

No Injuries In One Car Crash On Annin Creek Rd In Annin TWP.


Cuba Police Department Highlights Officer Farrand's Biography

Cuba Police Department
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Another follow-up to a suggestion from our community message board.

We would like to introduce Officer Farrand to the community. Here is a short bio in his own words...

My interest in law enforcement started when I was a kid. I attended BOCES for the Criminal Justice Program where I received my CTE endorsement. The criminal justice class showed what an academy would be like. The class went over NYS laws, the DWI process, fingerprinting, etc. After completing high school and BOCES, I decided that I wanted to seek a career in law enforcement. In 2017, I attended Nazareth College for communications and media and was a collegiate athlete for two years. At this time, I applied to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy. Shortly after applying, I was sponsored and selected to attend the next academy. I chose to take the opportunity to begin my training for a career in law enforcement at this time. I completed the Sheriff’s academy this spring and began working for the Cuba Police Department. In my time in law enforcement, I hope to never stop learning how to be a better officer and helping the community I work for. In my free time, I enjoy riding motorcycles, hunting, golfing, and anything that allows me to be outdoors or active.

Officer Farrand elected to have his father pin his badge on him for the first time during a swearing in ceremony at the Cuba Police Department.

*** Photo Credit - Williamson Photography (Cuba,NY) ***

Both parties cited for Harassment Following Argument That Turned Physical In Otto TWP


Victim Does Not Wish To Pursue Charges And Wasn't Injured


Emporium Man Charged For Assault In Shippen TWP.


Daylight Closure Of Wykoff Run RD. Starts Monday


TOTALLY NINJA RACCOON HUNT PRIZE WINNERS NAMED ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

Photo by John Eaton
Manager Kasey Coolidge (shown) draws the name of a winner from the prize jar at From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro.

The drawing for the Totally Nina Raccoon Hunt prize winners was livestreamed on the From My Shelf Books & Gifts Facebook page beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Twenty-nine winners were named. None attended the drawing held at the bookstore at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

"Forty-seven passports were turned in by 6 p.m. on July 30," said Kasey Coolidge, bookstore manager. "Participation was down by more than 50 percent from previous years but we expected that because of the coronavirus," she added.

"The majority of the youth that took part in this year's Totally Ninja Raccoon hunt were from the Wellsboro area," Coolidge said. "Also participating were youngsters from Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina and the Rochester area of New York who were visiting relatives that live in this area."

Among the winners were Breona Deveney who won $100 in cash; Skye Lusk, a $50 gift certificate to From My Shelf Books & Gifts; Tate Cougill a bike light valued at $25 from C.S. Sports; and Lucas Crowl, a one-hour personal archery lesson from Moore's Sports Center.

The names of all of the winners and what they won are listed on the bookstore's Facebook page. "When I spoke with participating business owners, their response was enthusiastic. They had a great time with the families and were happy to contribute this year's prizes."

"We will try to hold a Ninja Raccoon Party some time this fall at Omi of the Canyon, since they have resident raccoons and many outdoor options for gathering safely," said Coolidge. "Watch our Facebook page for more details. The party was to be held on Aug. 1 but we decided to postpone it until we could find a new location to provide those attending with the opportunity to follow social distancing guidelines."

Contact the bookstore at 570-724-5793.

SCATTER THE KNICKERS TO PLAY TRADITIONAL AND NEW IRISH MUSIC AT FREE CONCERT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

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Members of Scatter the Knickers are (from left to right) Brian Casey with his bodhrán, vocalist Abbie Dolan with her fiddle and Greg Smith with his Irish flute.

Scatter the Knickers will play and sing traditional Irish songs as well as originals on Friday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. as the free concert series continues on the outdoor stage at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Formed in 2019, this Twin Tiers trio is firmly rooted in Irish traditional music, a genre that includes jigs, reels, barn dances, pub tunes and ballads developed in Ireland. Their performance will include a variety of traditional songs and new, original compositions that will get the audience stomping their feet and clapping their hands or enjoying sad Irish tunes that always end on a note of hope.

The three band members individually developed a love for Irish music, which led them to form Scatter the Knickers. Abbie Dolan of Horseheads, N.Y. plays fiddle and is known for her sweet and soulful vocals. Brian Casey of Elmira, N.Y plays the concertina, bodhrán and percussion, and Greg Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, the guitar, tenor banjo, double bass, and Irish flute. Each man writes Irish-style originals for the band to play.

Dolan is a classically trained violist and violinist and has performed in various orchestras, string quartets, and musical groups in the area. She began playing traditional Irish music in college and was instantly smitten. The time she spent in Ireland playing on its trains and streets, at festivals and in pubs fueled her love of Irish music. An art historian, Dolan is drawn to the meaning behind the music she plays. “Traditional Irish music speaks of life, love, and loss," she said. "It has a unique depth that touches the soul. It brings people together. Being part of Scatter the Knickers allows me to play the music I love alongside two amazing musicians," she said.

Casey began playing drums and other percussion instruments at an early age. From then through graduation from college, he played in various marching bands and rock groups. Over the years, due to his frequent business trips to Ireland, he became an Irish music fan. While living and working in Manhattan, N.Y. he was involved in the Traditional Irish music scene, first learning to play the bodhrán drum and later the concertina. He is still an active member of the New York City Irish music scene and participates in frequent workshops and festivals in Ireland.

“I first started playing Irish music after spending a few weeks in Ireland, many years ago," Smith said. "During those weeks, I listened to different musicians every day. Since then, I have been playing Irish tunes all the time." He first began playing electric bass as a teenager one hot night in Kansas. A bassist for many years, he has played jazz, bluegrass, and contemporary folk music in many area bands and is also known as a harmony vocalist. Smith has made 17 stringed instruments including the upright bass and guitar he currently plays.

For this free concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre to provide space for social distancing. Donations are appreciated.

Visit deanecenter.com, email office@deanecenter.com, or call 570-724-6220 for more information.

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



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

https://www.facebook.com/25quarterwest/

Huge Barn Sale in Port Allegany Friday (Today) & Saturday

IU9 Positions Available

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Recalls

Haven’s Kitchen Home, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Product

Haven’s Kitchen, legally known as Haven’s Kitchen Home, LLC of New York, NY is voluntarily recalling one lot of Golden Turmeric Tahini sauce because it may contain Gingery Miso sauce which contains undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this mislabeled product.

The product comes in 5oz pouches under the name Haven’s Kitchen Golden Turmeric Tahini with the Unit UPC Code: 8-18758-02011-5. The product in question has an expiration date of 10/23/20 and a lot code of 1770.

This recall only affects this singular lot code/date code of Golden Turmeric Tahini. No other sauces are affected by this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that pouches labeled Golden Turmeric Tahini were filled with another flavor of our sauce that contains soy. Our manufacturer is investigating how the error occurred and is making any necessary changes to their production and packaging processes to ensure accuracy for our products.

Ronald J. Moss, 84, of Wellsboro, PA


Ronald J. Moss

The family of Ronald J. Moss, 84, of Wellsboro, who passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, is inviting friends and family to a celebration of his life on Saturday August 29, 2020. The informal, casual dress, celebration will begin at 12:00 noon at Ron’s farm. To share a condolence or memory, please visit www.tusseymosher.com.

Eliza J. Bundy, 85, a longtime resident of Austin, PA

Eliza J. Bundy

Eliza J. Bundy, 85, a longtime resident of Austin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.
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.

Elk County Fire Dept was dispatched to an RV on fire

On August 7 at 3:08 Elk County Fire Dept was dispatched to an RV on fire. There is propane and gas on board

Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to Sweden Hill Rd for an unknown medical

On August 7th at 2:16 pm Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to Sweden Hill Rd for an unknown medical

Lane Restrictions on Route 44 in Columbia County Will Continue Next Week

​Montoursville, PA – A resurfacing project will continue on Route 44 in Hemlock Township, Columbia County, between Route 42 and the intersection of Route 44 and School House Road.

On Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 13, the contractor, Glen O. Hawbaker, will continue to work on the project. The work will be performed between the hours of 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Motorists can expect short term single lane conditions with flagging.

Work this week includes areas of shoulder stabilization and paving.

Work is expected to be completed by mid-August, weather permitting.

Motorists are urged to slow down, be alert, and expect delays in travel, and drive with caution through the construction zone.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

This flyer is for Cami, our 3 yr old black lab that went missing yesterday on Rich Valley Road, which is near Emporium, Cameron County. She was last seen at 4pm on Rich Valley.

Cami has been found

Lillian C. Studor, 80, of Fosterview Drive, Bradford, formerly of Eldred, PA

 Lillian C. Studor

Lillian C. Studor, 80, of Fosterview Drive, Bradford, formerly of Eldred, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born October 21, 1939 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Loretta (Soper) Anderson. She was a 1957 graduate of Bradford High School.

In 1970 she married Don Studor who preceded her in death in 1984.

Lillian had been employed at Nick's Red Hots, Backus Company in Smethport, Bradford Hospital and Pleasant Hill Personal Care Home, and prior to retirement was a nanny for area families.

She enjoyed going to yard sales, goodwill shopping, but she mostly enjoyed time spent with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Robin (Warren) Fuller, of Bradford, LaWanda (Noah) Knauer, of Port Allegany, one son, Donnie (Sharon) Studor, of Erie, one nephew David Horvath, one daughter-in-law Deb Kline, Bradford, two brothers, John Anderson, of Bradford, and George Anderson, of Bradford, nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, special friends, Eve, Linda, Joann, and Michelle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son William Kline, three brothers, and three sisters.

Family will receive friends on Monday August 10, 2020, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave, at 6:00pm funeral services will be held with Rev. Max Simms, Pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church officiating.

Memorials if desired may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Franklin E. Toothman, 93, of Barse Track Road, Knapp Creek, NY

 Franklin E. Toothman

Franklin E. Toothman, 93, of Barse Track Road, Knapp Creek, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Bradford Manor.

Born on September 9, 1926 in Manington, WV, he was a son of the late Okey Guy and Daisey (Sergent) Toothman.

Franklin was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany during WWII.

World War  II Veteran
On January 26, 1946 while on leave from the Army he married Evelyn M. (Hughes) Toothman who preceded him in death on May 16, 2013.

He was a member of the Coops Troops Square Dancing Group in Duke Center, and loved to fish, camp, boat and travel..

He enjoyed spending many summers with his wife and family at Chautauqua Lake and Big Gill Lake in Canada.

Frank had been employed at Quaker State Refining for many years.

Surviving is one son,Terry (Joseph Villone) Toothman, of Mechanicsburg, two granddaughters, Amy Severtson and Kristie Toothman, and many great grand and great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sons, Okey Lynn Toothman, Sr. Dan A. Toothman and an infant David Toothman, four sisters, Christine Ebert, Maxine Black, Nadine Cross, Bernice Hixenbaugh.

Private services will be held for family at a later date. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the American Cancer Society or the ALS Foundation.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Wellsboro fire dept was dispatched for a car into a structure

On August 7 at 1:38 pm Wellsboro fire dept was dispatched for a car into a structure the car is on fire. The vehicle was moved into the roadway the fire in the house is contained the vehicle is still fully involved. Update both fires are out

Austin ambulance was dispatched to Track Bed Lane for an atv accident

On August 7, at 1:38 Austin ambulance was dispatched to Track Bed Lane for an atv accident with two injuries Coudersport is on stand by

CERES TOWNSHIP MEETING AGENDA 4 AUGUST 2020

Meeting called to order by Chairman Joseph Neal at 6:00 PM. ***PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE***

Minutes of previous meeting of 7 July 2020 reviewed. Motion made by Supervisor Joseph Neal to accept as read, 2nd made by Supervisor Anthony Plants, 3rd made by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer. Motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENT

Resident Mitchell Gross e-mailed the following: I would ask that you go back through my questions for the July meeting. You did not answer any of my comments,

1) Supervisor Neal – I didn’t realize you changed parties to blame COVID for more trash. That’s your excuse for why, but not when, and was it budgeted? Because of the excessive amount of trash that the dumpsters would not hold, the three supervisors agreed that Ceres Township should hold an extra weekend for the residents. The first weekend was budgeted, but not the September weekend.

2) Supervisor Moyer half stepped answer for ditching quotes, but let’s provide names and numbers for the initial $4000.00. The extra $1500.00 was explained and understandable. Although it is not required to advertise this amount for bidding, Supervisor Moyer called two other contractors, Jack Bell and Taylor and Armstrong. Neither contractor was interested.

3) Didn’t see a response on who LIED to the public, but with Supervisor Neal not at June meeting where lie was published, it must narrow it down to Supervisor Moyer and Supervisor Plants lying to the public about tailgating.
After thee months of Resident Gross and Resident Friedl insisting our Supervisors lied to the Township citizens, our Supervisors would like to consider the matter closed over such a trivial matter, and let the two continue to call them liars.

4) Supervisor Moyer stated that three quotes were provided for tree trimming. Can we publish those three quotes with names and numbers? Supervisor Moyer contacted Asplundt Tree Trimming, and they were not interested. Liberty Tree Trimming was more money, and would not be available for a year, and Apache Tree Trimming was $15,000.00.

5) I would like to ask for ALL bills paid, ie wages and all be included on meeting minutes. Supervisor Moyer making almost $3500.00 a month. The public needs to know. Wages will be on Solomon’s Word. Supervisor Moyer stated he is making $1.00 per hour more than Supervisor Gross was making when he quit working. Supervisor Moyer also has his CDL, which Supervisor Gross did not. Supervisor Moyer is capable of operating every piece of equipment that the Township has. In addition, the cost of living has increased in past few years.

Resident Friedl asked Supervisor Plants about the sharing of time with other Townships. Supervisor Plants explained that if Ceres Township needs extra help doing a project, we check with other townships to see if they are available to assist, and Ceres Township, in turn, returns the favor to them. This is a common practice that has been done with other local townships for years, and has worked well.

He also asked about the tailgating. Supervisor Moyer said the township just purchased a new truck for $150,000.00, and was not going to let it remain in the garage, and pay someone else to tailgate. Also, the township actually saves money by doing their own tailgating.

OLD BUSINESS
Residents are reminded to send in the Census Forms, so Ceres Township can receive income for 
ALL of our residents.
Trash Days will be 18 - 19 - 20 September

NEW BUSINESS
Building Permit for Paul and Karla Zielinski to add a porch to their home – Code Enforcement was notified - approved

Building Permit from Canfield’s Equipment to complete an already existing building - approved

Building Permit from Daniel Taylor to build Recreational Pavilion – approved
Six Yard Recycling Containers – Ceres Township not interested

Letter of request for consideration to fill the vacant auditor position – tabled until next meeting
Gravel Bid for 2020 – 2021 – legal ad will be placed in newspaper
Excavator Purchase – the Township recently purchased a 2005 excavator for $19,000.00 – it should pay for itself in four years

ROADMASTER’S REPORT
Roadmaster Jeffery Moyer said that Whitetail will be tarred and chipped on 17 August (weather permitting)

SUPERVISORS’ COMMENTS
Supervisor Moyer commented on the Profit and Loss for the township – the profit has increased since he was appointed Roadmaster.
Supervisor Neal reported that the township bridges will be inspected, beginning on August 7th.

ROADS BONDED
The following roads are bonded in Ceres Township:
Barbertown Road from School Bus Turnaround to State Line – Emporium Hardwoods
Taylor Brook from Gene Graham’s Camp to Bell’s Run – Patterson Lumber
Champlin Hollow to Route 44 – Danzer Lumber

BILLS REVIEWED – Motion made by Supervisor Joseph Neal to pay bills, 2nd by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer, 3rd by Supervisor Anthony Plants – motion carried.
The next meeting will be on 1 September 2020, at 6:00 PM. At 12 Barbertown Road, in Ceres Township.

Motion to adjourn by Supervisor Joseph Neal, 2nd by Supervisor Anthony Plants, 3rd by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer – motion carried.
Those present:
Supervisors – 3 Joseph Neal, Anthony Plants, Jeffery Moyer

Lyman Run State Park: Lyman Lake Beach Closure

Galeton, PA – Assistant State Park Manager, Scott M. Morgan announced today that the Lyman Lake Beach is closed until further notice due to recent issues with the latest routine beach water samples, as a precaution for public safety and compliance with Department of Health standards.

Park management will announce when the beach reopens.

Please call the park office for up to date status of Lyman Lake beach.

For more information on Lyman Run State Park or any of Pennsylvania’s other 120 state parks, go to www.dcnr.pa.gov.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Jackson TWP.