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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Bradford Dispatched to Rollover Accident on Jackson Avenue

 At 10:40 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to a rollover accident with entrapment at 317 Jackson Avenue.

PSP Coudersport Investigating An Attempted Burglary In Summit TWP.


Coudersport PSP Investigation A Rape In Genesee TWP


Disabling Damage And No Injuries In Car VS Deer Accident On N. Hollow RD. In Eulalia TWP.


Harassments Allegations Determined To Be Unfounded In Harrison TWP.


PSP Seeking Information For Scattered Rubbish In Pike TWP.


No Crime Committed In Oswayo Boro


No Injuries And Disabling Damage In Car VS. Deer Crash On Rt. 155 In Keating TWP.


PSP Coudersport Seeking Information For A Trespass In Sharon TWP.


Coudersport PSP Investigating A Broken Window In Austin Boro


Coudersport PSP Investigating a Criminal Mischief In Ulysses TWP.


Investigation Ongoing For Criminal Mischief In Keating TWP.


PSP Coudersport Are Investigating A Theft By Deception in Hector TWP.


Suspected Minor Injuries In Car VS Deer Crash On Cherry Springs RD. In Abbott TWP.



 BRADFORD, Pa. – Hanamariam Tefera didn’t have a lot of opportunity to explore technology growing up in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, but she always wanted to learn more about the world of computers. 

Now a senior studying computer information systems and technology at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Tefera recently received a scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration, the largest annual gathering in the world for women in technology. 

This year, the conference was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Tefera was still able to attend a week of webinars and workshops with leading women in technology and women leaders such as athletes Serena Williams and Megan Rapinoe. 

The Grace Hopper conference was founded in 1994 to highlight the work of women in technology and encourage collaboration, networking and mentoring. Tefera said she attended sessions that went beyond technology to helping young women get a foothold in the world of technology by addressing how women have kept their careers moving beyond the entry level and negotiated salaries. “They brought up a lot of important issues,” she said. “It’s important to see a lot of successful women. 

There’s no such thing as a man’s job and a woman’s job.” During free times in the conference, Tefera could meet individually with women in the field. “Everyone was really open to having a conversation,” she said. “One of the best things about the conference was to get me out of my shell. I think I need to push myself.” It is unlikely that Tefera would have made her way to the conference if she hadn’t first made her way to Pitt-Bradford. Her mother is a certified nursing assistant, and her dad is a customer service agent at Reagan National Airport in Northern Virginia. 

It was important to her parents that she and her brother study in a field that will provide them with good jobs. “My parents wanted us to go into something medical,” she said. “Being successful is a big influence for me.” When she first arrived on campus as a first-year student, she wasn’t 100% sure about a medical field and knew that computers and technology are growing industries and job markets. She took her first class during the second semester of her freshman year with Dr. Ken Wang, director of the CIS&T program. “He knew that I had no experience in technology and made sure to go through everything from scratch,” she said. “I got to try working with technology, and it drew me in. The professors were very good and made the topics very interesting.” She liked her classes and began working on more hands-on projects with the campus’s in-house tech department, where many of the program’s adjunct instructors also work. 

Working alongside her instructors, she found another woman mentor in Emily Parana, a technical analyst at the university. “It is nice to have a small campus and interact one-on-one with your professors,” she said. “I can talk to Emily about any issues I might have, not just computers.” Tefera hopes to one day help her native country. “My dream job would be working for a nongovernmental organization to bring more technology to Ethiopia and other countries in need.” 

Tefera is the second CIS&T student to attend the conference. In 2016, Nnedimma Ugochukwu ’18 attended and used the conference’s job fair to secure an internship with Google. Wang said, “Over the decade since I joined Pitt-Bradford, young female students were always a super minority in our computer technology classes. Nationwide, only 12% of software engineers were female. “Such a gender gap has to be closed. This is why we encourage our female students to attend events like the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, where they could find passion, excitement, support and opportunities. “This kind of exposure makes them more confident and ambitious about choosing a promising – while historically male-dominated – field as their major of study in college.”

Morris Dispatched To RT. 287 For a Vehicle Crash with Fire

At 6:50 PM on Saturday, Morris Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 287 near Granger Lane for a vehicle crash with fire.

Wellsboro, Galeton Dispatched For Land Rescue

 At 5:54 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro & Galeton have been dispatched to the Turkey Path for a land rescue of an injured hiker.

Spencer A. Ayers, 47, of Shinglehouse, PA

Spencer A. Ayers 

Spencer A. Ayers, 47, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, in LECOM Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Erie, after a long 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.

William V. DEVLIN, Jr., 45, of Genesee, PA

William V. DEVLIN, Jr

William V. DEVLIN, Jr., 45, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Rochester, NY. 

Born February 10, 1975, in Lansdale, he was the son of William V. and Mary E. Sharkey Devlin. He was employed as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Bill was a social member of the Souderton American Legion and a road captain for the Legion Riders. He was an avid hunter. Bill enjoyed rides on his Harley Davidson and shouting “Send It” and rolling coal in a Kenworth. 

Surviving are: his parents, Bill and Mary Devlin of Genesee; his fiancĂ©e, Jennifer Fisher of Genesee; three daughters, Kelsey Devlin of Coopersburg, Kylia Devlin of Coopersburg, Dakota Devlin of Emmaus; a son, Daulton Devlin of Emmaus; two grandchildren, Addalynn Worley and Jaxson Willemet; a brother, Brian (Alyson) Devlin of Souderton; nieces and nephews. 

 Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM. CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Memorials may be made to Souderton American Legion, 353 North Main St., Souderton, PA 18964. Online condolences may be expressed at

Rew, Otto Dispatched To ATV Accident at Majestic Trails

 At 4:58 PM on Saturday, Rew & Otto Fire Dept. & City Ambulance have been dispatched to an ATV rollover accident at Majestic Trails.

Roulette Ambulance to Station


At 3:57 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance dispatched to stand by at station for a psychiatric emergency.

1280 Dill Hill Road, Johnsonburg fully involved structure fire.

Elk County Alerts  -DELAYED POST

 10/17 13:05. Elk Co. 2, Co. 1, Co. 4. 1280 Dill Hill Road, Johnsonburg.

 Fully involved structure fire.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Land Rescue

 At 2:58 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro has been dispatched for a land rescue of a patient with seizures on the West Rim Trail.

Marjorie J. LaBella Of Eldred, PA

Marjorie J. LaBella
-Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother 

Marjorie J. LaBellaMarjorie J. (Gage) LaBella, a dedicated and loving wife, mother of three and grandma to seven, passed away on Oct. 15 at the age of 67, after a short illness. 

Her family was at her side, as it was throughout her life. Marjorie was born Dec. 4, 1952 in Bradford, Pa. to Carl and Marilyn (Lane) Gage. She graduated from Otto-Eldred High School in 1970 and earned her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg State College in December of 1973. 

She was a health and physical education teacher in the Bradford Area School District for nearly 35 years before retiring in 2009. On July 6, 1974, at St. Bonaventure University, she married her high school sweetheart, Philip LaBella, who had determined in their junior year of high school that she was the one. They raised two sons, Philip and Nicholas, and a daughter, Jennifer. 

Sports played a large role in her life, first as a cheerleader in high school and college (before girls’ youth sports opportunities were available) and later as a mother helping out with her children’s sports, keeping score and filming games. Her love for sports did not wane in retirement, as she regularly attended high school volleyball and basketball games and was a St. Bonaventure basketball season ticketholder for 45 years. She was a tennis partner, a cross-country skier, a walker, a bike rider, and even a kayaker as recently as July 2020. 

Marjorie was skilled at sewing, spending decades making bags, baptismal gowns, holiday decorations and other clothing for family and friends. She was handy, too – just as comfortable with a circular saw or a hammer as she was with a sewing machine. Marjorie loved to bake (her prodigious annual Christmas cookie production has been a family event for 40 years), hated to cook, and claimed she liked doing laundry. She was musical, playing the flute in her high school marching band and later singing in the St. Raphael Church choir for more than 25 years. 

She was most happy at home spending time with her children and grandchildren, all of whom live in Pennsylvania. Even a pandemic could not postpone annual family beach vacations. Marjorie was known to regale her family with the same stories over and over, despite her husband and children chiding her about the repetition. She owned more sneakers than professional athletes, most featuring a shade of her favorite color, blue. In her retirement years, she spent time traveling, working on puzzles, shopping, and playing solitaire late into the night. Marjorie was fearless – willing to take on any project or travel anywhere. She was caring, showing her children it was okay to cry. She could be pretty clumsy, known to break bones in the least dangerous circumstances, yet still finding a way to laugh at herself. 

Marjorie is survived by her husband, Philip, of Eldred, Pa., her three children, Philip (Julie) LaBella of Stockertown, Nicholas (Nichole) LaBella of Bradford, and Jennifer (Scott) Wolf of York Haven; seven grandchildren: Maggie, Philip, Ezekiel, Ava, Elijah, Gehrig and Lila, and her brother, Steve (Sue) Gage of Beauregard, Ala., and nieces and nephews. 

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Marilyn, and her sister, Jeanne. 

Due to COVID-19, a private funeral mass will be held for family members only at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Eldred, Pa. with the Rev. Thomas Brown officiating. Burial will follow at St. Raphael Cemetery. A celebration of life will be planned once the pandemic subsides. 

To honor Marjorie’s life, the family suggests a donation in her name to St. Raphael Parish or St. Raphael Cemetery at P.O. Box 252 Eldred, Pa. 16731, the St. Raphael Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, c/o Dick Crowley, 24 Eaton Hollow, Eldred, Pa. 16731 or to the Otto-Eldred Sports Boosters at 143 Switzer Dr., Duke Center, Pa. 16729. Online condolences may be made at

Rew Dispatched For Vehicle Fire

 At 10:15 PM on Saturday, Rew Fire Dept has been called to 160 Garlock Hollow for a vehicle fire.

PA Permit Violations Issued to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC


PA Permit Violation Issued to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC in Grant Twp, Indiana County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 10/16/2020 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC in Grant Twp, Indiana county. 78.88(D)_ - OPERATING WELLS - MECHANICAL INTEGRITY OF OPERATING WELLS - Operator failed to immediately notify the Department and follow required hierarchy for corrective actions to mitigate excess pressure on the surface casing seat or coal protective casing seat for wells not in compliance with 25 Pa. Code 78.73(c).
Incident Date/Time: 2020-10-16 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC in Grant Twp, Indiana County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 10/16/2020 to PA GEN ENERGY CO LLC in Grant Twp, Indiana county. 78.71(a) - USE OF SAFETY DEVICES - WELL CASING - Operator failed to equip the well with one or more strings of casing of sufficient cemented length and strength to attach proper well control equipment and prevent blowouts, explosions, fires and casing failures during installation, completion and operation.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-10-16 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

DCNR Invites Comments On Proposed Exchange Of Oil & Gas Rights In Elk And Susquehannock State Forests, Potter County

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is inviting comments on a proposed oil, gas and mineral interest exchange with REA-Young, LLC, and related entities and individuals in Potter County. 
(formal notice)

Young’s proposed to convey 3,391.518 acres of oil, gas and mineral rights underlaying state forest land in the Elk and Susquehannock State Forest Districts to DCNR in West Branch, Pike, Portage and Homer Townships in exchange, DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry is proposing 2,949.72 acres of oil, gas and mineral rights underlying private property in West Branch and Pike townships be transferred to the Young’s.

An environmental review was conducted by the Bureau of Forestry regarding the exchange, and the review was approved by the State Forester and Director of the Department, Bureau of Forestry.

Comments on the exchange are due November 17 and should be sent to Audrey Broucek, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Office of Chief Counsel, P.O. Box 8767, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8767, 717-772-4171,  


Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center's student of the week is Nathan Reed

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center's student of the week is Nathan Reed. Nathan is a senior from Cameron County who has been accepted to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and intends on continuing his education as a medical technician. He obtained his status as a CNA on 8/24/20. Nathan plays football for Cameron County High School. He displays excellent leadership in his class through his quiet, kind demeanor and helpfulness to his classmates. He is currently the top student in Health Assistance for this current marking period.

Wyatt Farr Otto- Eldred Student Of The Week

Wyatt Farr is a junior from Otto Eldred High School and is enrolled in the Homeland Security program at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. He is a member of the OE Trap Team and the Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department. By setting an outstanding example for his classmates, consistently achieving the highest level of academic performance, and by virtue of his commendable work ethic, Wyatt has earned the title Student of Week.

PennDOT Elk/McKean County Maintenance work schedule for the week of October 19– October 23

Ridgway/Cyclone, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Elk/McKean County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of October 19- October 23, 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 Shoulder Repair: 

 ● State Route: 1001 Glen Hazel Road, St. Mary’s Painting Curve Warnings: 

 ● State Route: Various Routes, County wide Patching: 
 ● State Route: 1001 Glen Hazel Rd. St. Mary’s Crack Seal: 

 ● State Route: 219 Bootjack to Brandy Camp & 2011 Brandy Camp Rd. McKean County 0250 Patching: 

● State Route: 155/446 Larabee to Turtlepoint near McCrae and Various Routes County wide Pipe Replacements: 

● State Route: 146 Red Mill & 321 Side Doze: 

● State Route: 6 Hazelhurst Hill Pipe Repairs: 

● State Route: 346 Duke center & Various Routes County wide 

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 will continue placing epoxy rebar approach slabs and also place Class AAAP concrete for the same. 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-6 McKean County, Hamilton Twp. Contractor: Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. 

The work zone is located at the Warren/McKean County line 5 miles east towards Kane in Hamilton Twp., and will feature an alternating traffic pattern controlled by flaggers. 

Next Week: The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7:00 A.M. and continue through Friday afternoon. All work will be performed during daylight hours. The contractor will continue paving and begin placing shoulder backup. All work is weather and schedule dependent. Motorists are advised to watch slow-moving and stopped vehicles through entire work zone. Motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling through the work zone and should obey the posted speed limit.

S.W. Smith Library Will Open Late On Wednesday the 21st

Due to a planned Penelec power outage in Port Allegany, the S.W. Smith Memorial Pubic Library will open on a delay on Wednesday October 21, 2020. The library plans to open by noon, pending the restoration of electricity. Thank you!

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, October 16, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
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This email includes:
  •   The Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Plan
  •   Free Hunter-Trapper Education Course Available
  •   Supporting Our Emergency Responders
  •   Reducing the Cost of College
  •   Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Plan


House Republicans this week unveiled a pro-jobs, recovery-focused legislative package designed to revive Pennsylvania’s economic health by paving the way for businesses and job-producers to grow in Pennsylvania and thrive. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Plan,” would essentially incentivize manufacturing with no new taxes or fees.

The package includes:
  •   Manufacturer incentives to create tax abatements and job creation tax credits for businesses that create local jobs in targeted zones within Pennsylvania.
  •   A reduction in Pennsylvania’s Corporate Net Income Taxes (CNIT) rate from 9.99% to 5.99% by Jan. 1, 2025.
  •   A “Jobs of the Future Study,” which would review opportunities for the development of new industries.
  •   Commonsense protections via limited liability to the critical suppliers, health care providers and employers operating during the pandemic.
  •   Department of Environmental Protection permit predictability to ensure permitting decisions are made promptly and reliably.

For more information about the plan, visit
Free Hunter-Trapper Education Course Available

Although COVID-19 has limited in-person hunter-trapper education opportunities this year, the course – a requirement for all first-time hunters and trappers in order to buy a license in the Commonwealth – is also available online.

The online course includes live-action, high-definition videos to provide comprehensive instruction in hunting safety practices. It can be taken on any computer or mobile device. And while most students finish the course in a few hours, you are free to complete it at your own pace, as your progress is saved each time you log out of the system.

The cost of the course is normally $19.50 but is currently being waived during the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of a code. Once you’ve studied and passed the course, you can immediately print your temporary hunter education certificate. The permanent certificate will arrive in the mail in two to three weeks.

To qualify, students must be at least 11 years old. For more information, visit and click on “Hunter-Trapper Education” under the “Education” tab. To register, click here and use the code provided in the yellow box at the top of the page for free registration.
Supporting Our Emergency Responders

Clearfield County:
  •   Adrian Sandy Fire Company
  •   Am Serv Limited
  •   BJW Volunteer Fire Company
  •   Brady Township Volunteer Fire Rescue Ambulance Company
  •   DuBois EMS Ambulance Service
  •   Fourth Ward Hose Company
  •   Goodwill Hose No. 5
  •   Grampian Penn Bloom Volunteer Fire Company
  •   J.E. DuBois Hose Company
  •   North Point Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
  •   Oklahoma Civilian Defense Fire Company
  •   Penfield Volunteer Fire Company
  •   Sandy Hose Company No. 1
  •   Union Township Civilian Defense Fire Company
  •   Volunteer Hose No. 1

Elk County:
  •   Elkland Search and Rescue
  •   Fox Township Ambulance
  •   Horton Township Volunteer Fire Department
  •   Jay Township Volunteer Fire Company
  •   Johnsonburg Fire Department
  •   Ridgway Fire Department
  •   Ridgway Ambulance Corps
  •   St. Marys Area Ambulance Service
Reducing the Cost of College

This photo was taken in February during a meeting I requested with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein. While preparing for budget hearings as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I wanted to hear from Chancellor Greenstein about his plan systems implementation plan for the improvement of the operations of the system.

This Monday, Oct. 19, the House Education and Appropriations committees will receive a progress report on that plan. You can watch the public hearing on my website,, beginning at 9 a.m.
Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

With an estimated one in four women and one in 10 men expected to experience domestic violence during their lifetime, the state House unanimously approved House Resolution 1031 designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used to establish power and control over an intimate partner, causing both physical and emotional harm. Victims may be subjected to abuse, harassment, threats, vandalism, trespassing, burglary, theft and stalking.

As one of the most chronically underreported crimes, domestic violence affects men and women in all racial, ethnic, religious, educational, social and economic backgrounds.

More information about domestic violence and services available to help victims is available here.

Weekend Events


10-15/16/17 Park Church Rummage Sale

10-15/16/17 Park Church Rummage Sale

10-17 Cajun Fest At The Austin Vets Club

10-17 Cajun Fest At The Austin Vets Club

10-17 Harvest Dinner At The Port Allegany Moose

10-17 Harvest Dinner At The Port Allegany Moose

10-17 Volleyball Breast Cancer Awareness Drive-Thru

10-17 Volleyball Breast Cancer Awareness Drive-Thru

10-17 Chicken BBQ Fundraiser At BAHS Parking Lot

10-17 Chicken BBQ Fundraiser At BAHS Parking Lot

10-17/24/31 Haunted Trail At Wildcat Park

10-17/24/31 Haunted Trial At Wildcat Park

10-18 Girl Scouts Supporting Pacs

10-18 Girl Scouts Supporting Pacs

Sylvania TWP. Is Accepting Sealed Bids For Winter Maintenance


Potter County Human Services Is Hiring Multiple Full-Time Aging Care Manger 2


The Port Allegany Moose Lodge Is Having A Harvest Dinner On October, 17th


Garage Sale In Elkand On October, 16/17th


Abbott TWP. Is Hiring A Part-Time Secretary Treasurer


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