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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Allegany County Covid-19 Statistics For November 7th


 

Bradford Twp. fire and ambulance were dispatched to RT. 646 for a two car mva

 On November 7 at 6:28 pm Bradford Twp. fire and ambulance were dispatched to RT. 646 for a two car mva with rollover and entrapment. Assistance has been called in to shut down RT. 646. Mercy life flight is on stand by. A third ambulance has been dispatched to the scene

Cattaraugus fire Dept. was dispatched to Lovers Lane Rd. for a grass fire

 On November 7 at 4:03 pm Cattaraugus fire Dept. was dispatched to Lovers Lane Rd. for a grass fire.

station 10 and station 20 were dispatched to Pine Valley Rd for a tractor fire

 On November 7 at 3:14 pm station 10 and station 20 were dispatched to Pine Valley Rd for a tractor fire. There are no injuries and the tracor has caught the lawn on fire

Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to River Lane for a person ill

 On November 7 at 3:07 pm Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to River Lane  for a person ill.

Kane fire Dept. was dispatched to 347 West Wind Rd for a vehicle fire that caused a wild fire

 On November 7, at 2:15 pm Kane fire Dept. was dispatched to 347 West Wind Rd for  a vehicle fire that caused a wild fire.

Coudersport Ambulance to Elk Street


At 1:24 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Elk Street for a woman who has fallen with a knee injury.

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

 


At 1:15 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to Sweden Valley Manor for abdominal pain.

Ulysses, Harrison Dispatched For Wildfire


At 1:06 PM on Saturday, Harrison, Ulysses have been called to 350 Whitehead Road in Harrison Township for a wildfire.

Roulette Dispatched for Crash on Second Street


 At 12:57 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a vehicle crash near 9 Second Street.

Report 2 vehicles, one injury. Patient has refused transport.

James “Jim” Elry Anderson, 77, of Ruston, LA

James “Jim” Elry Anderson

Ruston, LA -James “Jim” Elry Anderson, 77, of Ruston, LA passed away peacefully at home with family November 4, 2020. 

 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany, PA. are incomplete and will be announced with a full Obituary

Lafayette Dispatched For Wildfire on Pine Drive

 


At 12:38 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 16 Pine Drive for a wildfire.

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States


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BREAKING NEWS: Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States. Biden's birth state of Pennsylvania is predicted to put him over the needed 270 electoral votes.

 

Benninghoff Comments on Election Integrity Concerns

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) commented on the serious and legitimate questions being raised about the 2020 General Election: “Every legal vote should be counted. That should not be a partisan belief. However, partisan meddling by Democrats before, during, and after the conclusion of Tuesday’s election has cast serious doubts about the security of Pennsylvania’s election processes and results. 

“From decisions issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that are in direct conflict with current law, and contradictory and confusing guidance issued by the secretary of State to counties on how to handle certain ballots, to poll watchers being denied access to observe pre-canvassing and canvassing activities, the current election process has been chaotic and led to legitimate questions being raised about its integrity. 

 “I want to assure Pennsylvanians and the American people that we are closely monitoring election-related misconduct and will use every legal and legislative tool at our disposal to stand up for the rule of law and the legitimacy of our elections. 

As part of the process to remove any doubt about the results of Pennsylvania’s election, I echo Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler’s call for the 2020 election results to be audited prior to certification by the Pennsylvania Department of State as the House continues to review other options available to us. “If people do not have faith in the election process, they will not have faith in the government elected by it.”

Cynthia L. Simonsen, 61, of Russell, PA

Cynthia Simonsen 

Cynthia L. Simonsen, 61, of Russell, PA, died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA after an extended illness. 

She was born October 11, 1958 in Jamestown, NY to the late Raymond and Phyllis DeVore Simonsen. Cynthia was a Warren area resident most of her life and a 1976 graduate of Warren Area High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Gannon University and earned her massage therapy education from the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville Campus. 

She was employed as a Massage Therapist with Hospice of Warren County. She had previously worked with Lorangers International, Struthers Wells Corporation, Trucklite and Jamestown Community College. She was a member of Emmanuel Church of Christ and their church choir. Most recently she was a member of Scandia Covenant Church. She was an avid reader, animal lover, gardener, enjoyed arts, crafts, cooking, baking, raising chickens, and helping people in the community. 

She is survived by her brother, James Simonsen of Sheffield, PA, 2 nieces and her dog, Moon. 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece, Lisa Simonsen and her dog, Rex. 

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 1:00P.M. at Scandia Covenant Church, with Rev. Aaron Reinard, lead pastor and Rev. Marcus Briggs, retired minister, co-officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may be through New Hope Assistance Dog Program or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Pinegrove Lions Club or Warren Salvation Army, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

PA Permit Violations Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC

 

PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Rush Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/05/2020 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Rush Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-11-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Rush Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/05/2020 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Rush Twp, Susquehanna county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-11-05 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Washington Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/04/2020 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Washington Twp, Wyoming county. 78.86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-11-04 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Washington Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/04/2020 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Washington Twp, Wyoming county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2020-11-04 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PolitiFact Investigates Some Social Media Election Posts

No, Pennsylvania poll workers weren't caught fraudulently filling out ballots 

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Penn State alumnus offers talk on benefits of government contracting for business

Timothy Brown will present the webinar “Business Diversification: Federal Government Contracting” on November 19.

 DuBOIS – The North Central PA LaunchBox and the Partnership for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) will host a webinar in November to explain the benefits that contracting with the federal government can bring to area business. 

The process of initiating and securing these relationships with government agencies will also be discussed. This program will be offered by Timothy P. Brown, owner and founder of McAllister, Brown & Associates, a government consulting company that helps businesses strategically penetrate the government marketplace. A native of McKean County, Brown attended Penn State DuBois before completing a B.S. in Finance from Penn State Harrisburg in 2002. He will present the webinar “Business Diversification: Federal Government Contracting”. He will cover what government contracting is, why all businesses should be interested in the federal government, the federal government budget process, small business and disadvantaged programs, and how to get started working with the government. 

The webinar will include time for discussion of future webinars that might be of interest to area business owners, as well as Q&A. Brown explains that the government buys nearly every product or service that the commercial market sells, making opportunities for businesses plentiful and highly diverse. Brown’s expertise is derived from 29 years in business operations, finance and accounting, analysis, business development, program management, quality assurance, production, and executive management for various multimillion and billion-dollar military and contractor-supported programs. This webinar in planned for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

To register visit https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LuVyAmclrewnIN This program is made possible by the Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) initiative held November 16 – 20, 2020. GEW Penn State partners with Invent Penn State to help further their mission of economic development, student career success, and job creation. Aligned with Penn State President Barron’s imperative, these efforts aim to create unique opportunities for student engagement and build upon classroom learning with real-world interactions within and outside of the University community.

Staff available at NCPA LaunchBox to assist with CARES grant applications - deadline November 15

 LB Grant Asst. LaunchBox Director Brad Lashinsky is available to help business owners navigate the CARES grant application at the North Central PA LaunchBox at 2 East Long Avenue, Suite 120 in DuBois. Lashinsky can be reached to schedule an appointment at ncpalaunchbox@psu.edu or 814-375-4704.

DuBOIS, PA, - Businesses applying for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in Clearfield County are now able to receive help completing and filing their application at the North Central PA LaunchBox. 

A computer lab has been established following social distancing guidelines at the downtown LaunchBox location at 2 East Long Avenue, Suite 120, in DuBois. Business owners can file applications online from the LaunchBox site, and staff members are available to steer applicants through the process, answer questions, and assist in submitting applications. The deadline for applications is November 15. “The North Central PA LaunchBox exists not only to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation but also to aid existing businesses,” said LaunchBox Director Brad Lashinsky. “We truly understand that every business is different and navigating any grant process can be challenging, which is why we are excited to offer a computer lab and guidance at our facility. 

Businesses who need assistance with technology can schedule an appointment and receive the services to help them file their County CARES Act application.” The LaunchBox is helping to administer a second round of funding for small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Clearfield County Commissioners recently announced a second round of grant funding aimed at helping the local economy recover from losses suffered during the COVID outbreak through the CARES Act. 

 The LaunchBox will work specifically with small businesses to process their applications and determine their losses. Small businesses who wish to apply for funding may do so at https://dubois.psu.edu/launchbox and can contact LaunchBox Director Brad Lashinsky at ncpalaunchbox@psu.edu or 814-375-4704 to schedule an appointment for assistance with their application. 

Second round small business grants are capped at $5,000 for those under $200,000 annual revenue, and at $10,000 for those with revenue above $200,000. Municipalities seeking CARES funding are still asked to contact Clearfield County Commissioners at cccomm@clearfieldco.org Nonprofit organizations seeking assistance are asked to contact Lisa Kovalick at lkovalick@clearfieldco.org

LIBERTY PRESSED METALS PRESENT CHECK


 Elk County- Doug Gaffey, President of Liberty Pressed Metals along with Richard Uhl, Jr., Vice-President Liberty Pressed Metals presented a generous donation to Jason Gabler, St. Marys Area United Way President Liberty Pressed Metals is a local powder metal company located in Kersey, 

Pennsylvania and is engaged in the design, engineering, and production of Powder Metals (PM) components for the use in the automotive, lawn and garden, office equipment, power tool, home appliance and Industrial and Commercial Conveyor markets in North America. Liberty Pressed Metals donation will support the United Way’s 2020 campaign. 

Funding raised in 2020 will be available for organizations to seek grant funding in 2021. The St. Marys Area United Way has served the citizens of the City of St. Marys and surrounding counties since 1925. 

Making a contribution to the St. Marys Area United Way allows the donor to provide support to local agencies. In 2019, the St. Marys Area United Way distributed $127,850 to the following agencies: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club of St. Marys, CAPSEA, Catholic Charities Counseling, City of St. Marys Recreation and Parks, Dickinson Center, Girl Scouts of Western PA, Guardian Angels Center, St. Marys Public Library, Veteran’s Memorial Eternal Flame, and Life and Independence For Today (LIFT). The St. Marys Area 

United Way relies on the contributions from companies and local individuals. Those donations support the financial needs of non-profit agencies that serve the health and human welfare needs of our community. If you would like to become one of these individual or corporate donors, please call 781.6000 or mail your check to the St. Marys Area United Way, 44 So. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean Counties to share proceeds from Wilcox Winery “Fearless” wine

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk, and McKean Counties Case Manager, Lacy Reed displays a bottle of Wilcox Winery’s new wine, “Fearless.” We hope you will join us in supporting our youth. They ARE brave, kind, worthy, beautiful, strong, they ARE enough, and they CAN do anything. They are FEARLESS!

 DuBois, PA—Wilcox Winery has designated several Big Brothers Big Sisters programs within their marketing areas to be the recipient of this year’s special label wine, “Fearless”. From now until the limited edition sells out two dollars from each sale will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

The wine may be purchased online, at the DuBois or Wilcox locations, or at Elk County Foods in Ridgway and Johnsonburg. Winery staff stated creating a new wine and donating some of the proceeds is something they do each year to give back to their communities. 

Program staff for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean Counties shared their excitement and appreciation to be part of this endeavor. Fearless is a sweet, fruity, and absolutely delicious Mango-Moscato. Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to encourage everyone to try “Fearless” and consider purchasing as gifts for the upcoming holiday seasons. For more information on Fearless visit https://wineryatwilcox.com/shop/. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean Counties call 1-877-776-1636. - # # # - About Your Organization’s Name Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean Counties is a program offered through The Guidance Center, Bradford, PA. Visit www.guidancecenter.net for more information. Attached photo: 

Genesee TWP Is Seeking A Citizen To Serve On The Board Of Supervisors

 


Truck-Lite Is Hiring Full Time Assemblers

 


On-Site Public Estate Auction In Austin PA

 


Kio Chiropractic in Smethport is accepting new patients and CDL/DOT physicals

 


Beautiful Home for Sale!

Check out our Zillow listing by clicking on the link. For more information, call 814-558-5020. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-Avenue-A-Coudersport-PA-16915/107415466_zpid/?utm_campaign=iosappmessage&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=txtshar

 


UPMC Cole will be decorating a 60-foot outdoor tree lit with sparkling white lights

 


Every holiday season, a time of joy and celebration, many are reminded of a loved one or family member in a special way. Light Up A Life offers a unique and meaningful way to express your appreciation for those who you love and cherish. UPMC Cole will be decorating a 60-foot outdoor tree lit with sparkling white lights. Each light represents a gift in honor or memory of someone special. Your generous contribution will be used in support of ongoing patient care needs for our Hospice and Patterson Cancer Center patients. For more information: UPMCSusquehanna.org/ColeFoundation

Rick's Auto In Port Allegany Is Looking For A Mechanic

 


Friday, November 6, 2020

Bradford Area School District Reports Positive Covid-19 Case; School to Resume Monday


 

The first ever Fall Farmer's Market, located at the Riley Gallery, next to the Crittenden in Coudersport


The first ever Fall Farmer's Market, located at the Riley Gallery, next to the Crittenden, will be open Saturday, the 7th, from 10 am to 2 pm! Here is a list of who plans to be there and what they plan on bringing!

Joanie's Apiary will not be there this week, however, they still have lots of honey and other products. If you want to place your orders, you can contact them at (814) 697-7846.

Barbara's Creations will be there with handmade items crafted from repurposed materials, including bags and backpacks, scarves and mittens, puppets and baby shoes, zipper and denim jewelry, beeswax wraps, and more.


Alpaca Creations will be there with yarn for winter projects, socks, rovings to spin, and handknit alpaca apparel. ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS.


Blue Marble Farm will be there with a variety of fresh produce! Accepting FMNP checks. 

Brian Welsh of Ruane Enterprises will be bringing quail eggs, succulents, handmade afghans, handmade knives with wooden handles, and dried herbs.

Mahlon Davenport will be there with woodcrafts.


Card Creek Bakery will be with fresh breads and baked goods.


Card Creek Wines will be there with a selection of artisan wines.

 
Come on in and shop with us on the 7th!
 

 

Dorothy K. "Dotty" Bauer, 91, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Hemlock Road, St. Marys, PA

Dorothy K. "Dotty" Bauer

Dorothy K. "Dotty" Bauer, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Elk Haven.

 Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Coudersport Fire Dept. Dispatched for Possible Structure Fire on Buffalo Street


At 5:40 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept has been dispatched to a possible structure at 103 Buffalo Street. Report smoke in the structure.

Millerton, Big Elm Dispatched For Unknown Fire

At 5:33 PM on Friday, Millerton & Big Elm Fire companies have been dispatched to 1209 Lake Road for an unknown type fire.

CONTROLLED BURN--RECALLED.

Avery Michael Shavalier, infant, Smethport, PA

Avery Michael Shavalier

Smethport - Avery Michael Shavalier, infant, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (November 4, 2020) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born June 28, 2020 in Pittsburgh, a son of Benjamin Shavalier and Tyler Knapp, both of Gifford.

In addition to his parents, Avery is survived by:

One sister:  Evelynn C. Knapp

Maternal Grandparents:  Lisa and David Knapp, both of Smethport

Maternal Great-Grandmother:  Betty Knapp of Crosby

Maternal Great-Grandfather:  Fred Collins of Gifford

Paternal Grandmother:  Candy (Kevin McCracken) Robinson of Gifford

Prnal Grandfather:  Wayne Shavalier of Port Allegany

Paternal Great-Grandfather:  Rick Shavalier of Port Allegany

Along with several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal Great-Grandmother, Elaine Shavalier and maternal Great-Grandmother, Ann Collins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 9th, from 5-6 PM at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, where funeral services will be held at 6 PM following the visitation with the Rev. Max Simms and the Rev. Jack Gregg, as officiants. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 4401 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (www.chp.edu).  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

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

 

Allegany County Covid-19 Statistic Update for November 6, 2020


 

Rev Hoopes Trucking LLC seeking CDL-A Water Haulers!

 



Middlebury Dispatched For Wildfire on Joe West Road


 At 4:55 PM on Friday, Middlebury Fire Dept. has been called to 136 Joe West Road for a wildfire with exposures.

Tiebreaker/Re-Vote Set For Roulette Firefighters

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 

Attention All Members!!! 

The tiebreaker revote for the third Board of Directors position has been set for this Monday. November 9, 2020 7-9 am and 5-7 pm In the radio room. 

Only the 37 voting members that cast votes originally will be permitted to revote. 

Thanks. C-46

Elkland, Osceola Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash In Front of Firehouse


 At 4:26 PM on Friday, Osceola & Elkland Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash in front of Station 14. Unknown injuries.

Associated Press Projects Josh Shapiro As Attorney General For the Next 4 Years


PennLive.com

Pennsylvania's top law enforcement official for the next four years will be again be Josh Shapiro, according to the Associated Press. He defeated Republican Heather Heidelbaugh, a lawyer from Mount Lebanon and a former Allegheny County Council member.

Cutler Calls for Full Audit of 2020 Election Process

HARRISBURG – As counties across Pennsylvania continue the work to count and certify election results, concerns over the process continue to grow. Today, Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting a full audit be completed before the certification of any results.

 

In the letter (attached to this release) Cutler cites actions taken by the state Supreme Court and the Department of State that have created confusion for county election officials, and actions believed to be in violation of the federal Constitution.

“The uncertainty surrounding these interventions has cast an unnecessary cloud on the election process,” Cutler wrote in the letter. “That invites our people to question the results, regardless of which candidate or party may prevail.”

Cutler explains an audit is needed because of a litany of inconsistencies as a result of court actions and Department of State guidance, including the dismissal of signature requirements for mail-in ballots, certain counties allowing for curative measures, counties not following the United States Supreme Court ruling requiring ballots received after election day to be segregated, and more.

Cutler added, “We must take every possible step to ensure that all Pennsylvanians and all Americans know that our Commonwealth has conducted the General Election with integrity.”

 

Northern Potter School Reports A Staff Member Has Covid-19; School to Resume on Monday As Usual

 


NIGHT-VISION OPTICS NOW CAN BE USED BY FURBEARER HUNTERS

Furbearer hunters now have the option of using handheld and sporting-arm mounted night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics.

The law that permits these devices to be used while hunting furbearers became effective today, when it was published in Volume 50, No. 45 of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in September gave final approval to a regulatory change allowing night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics to be used while hunting furbearers. However, regulatory changes don’t become effective until they’re reviewed and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, a temporary supplement to the Pennsylvania Code.

With the change now published, and the new law in place, Board of Game Commissioners President Charlie Fox said he was pleased to announce the change, made possible earlier this year through the passage of state House Bill 1188, sponsored by Rep. Parke Wentling, R-Greenville. Previously, all hunting use of night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics was prohibited by state law.

“House Bill 1188, which gives the Game Commission authority to regulate night-vision and infrared optics, became law in July, and the Board of Game Commissioners, that very same month, began the process to allow furbearer hunters to use these devices,” Fox said. “We voted to adopt the change at our next meeting in September, setting the stage for the required, final legal review and publication today in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. At every turn in the process, hunters showed their enthusiasm for this new opportunity, and I’m happy to announce the time now has arrived.”

The change to allow night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics was drafted by the Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Protection, which reviewed data from other states that permit the use of night-vision equipment and determined there were no safety concerns regarding their use for hunting furbearers in Pennsylvania.

There are hunting seasons for the following furbearers: raccoons, foxes, coyotes, opossums, striped skunks, weasels, bobcats and porcupines.

 

Eldred Township Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak Outside


 At 3:00 PM on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. dispatched for natural gas leak outside at 1617 Indian Creek Road.

Bradford Dispatched For Propane Leak at Crosby's

 


At 2:33 PM on Friday, Bradford firefighters were dispatched to Crosby's on West Washington Street  at Crosby's Minimart for a propane tank leak.

Mt. Jewett Dispatched to Large Wildfire With Exposures


 At 2:35 PM on Friday, Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. called to 19 Snow Dome Road for a wildfire with exposures.

Update for I-80 Eastbound as Local Interchange Project Near Bellefonte Continues


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is providing an update for traffic impacts on Interstate 80 eastbound as the Route 26 Local Interchange project in Centre County continues. The work zone is located between the I-80/161 exit and Jacksonville Road, east of Bellefonte. Work to build the local interchange can affect I-80 traffic. 

A long-term lane closure of the I-80 eastbound passing (left) lane has been in effect since October 21. The passing lane is closed with channelizers, as the contractor continues work on the temporary widening of the I-80 eastbound inside shoulder. This work will run through Saturday, November 7. Traffic patterns will return to normal by the end of the day Tuesday, November 10. 

 

Weekend Events in the Area

 

11-7 Free Veterans Dinner At The Veterans Memorial House

11-7 Free Veterans Dinner At The Veterans Memorial House

11-7 Annual Bazaar At The Riverside Methodist Church

11-7 Annual Bazaar At The Riverside Methodist Church

11-7 Free Thanksgiving To Go At The Eldred first Church Of God

11-7 Free Thanksgiving To Go At The Eldred first Church Of God

11-7/8 Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Fundraiser

11-7/8 Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Fundraiser


Julie A. SMITH, 65, of Coudersport, PA

Julie A. SMITH

Julie A. SMITH, 65, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 in UPMC Williamsport.  
Born March 24, 1955, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Milford and Louise Mann Boom. On March 24, 1972, she married Lewis L. “Tom” Robinson, who predeceased her on May 11, 1997. On February 24, 2001, in West Pike, she married William R. Smith, who survives. 

Julie attended Elkland High School and later earned her GED. She was employed by Galeton Production, Truck-Lite, Sylvania Inn, Ox Yoke, and Kane Magnetics. 

Surviving besides her husband, Bill, are: three children, Ann (John) Thompson of Howard, Brandi Robinson, and Thomas (Wendy) Robinson, both of Ulysses; two step-children, Crystal (Jeremy House) Cherwinski of Blossburg and Anthony (Allison Button) Smith of Ulysses; 17 grandchildren; five siblings, Kathy Lowe, Nora (Gary) Gitchell, Milford (Karen) Boom, Rex (Tammy) Boom, and Daniel (Tracey) Boom; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her first husband, she was predeceased by her father and step-mother, Milford and Hazel Boom; mother and step-father, Louise and Charles L. Johns; and a sister, Roseann Marie Weber. 

A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM, Monday, November 9, 2020 in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply. Rev. Larry O’Dell will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Allegheny National Forest Has a Planned Prescribed Burn Saturday in Spring Creek Township in Elk County


U.S. Forest Service - Allegheny National Forest 

The ANF's Fire Management Staff has planned a 13 acre prescribed fire within the Spring Creek area on the Marienville District for Saturday, November 7, 2020 . Warm season grass units will be managed with prescribed fire for wildlife habitat benefit. 

The prescribed fire will be carried out by federally training wildland fire personnel and will follow an agency approved prescribed burn plan which outlines safety mitigations, weather and environmental parameters, habitat/resource objectives, and contingency planning.

Middlebury Dispatched For Wildfire on Ridge Road


 At 1:25 PM on Friday, Middlebury Fire Dept. has been called to 2925 Ridge Road for a wildfire.

Angelica Responded To A One Vehicle Rollover in Town of West Almond on Thursday


Angelica Fire and Rescue · 

11/05/20 At 23:14 Angelica Fire and Rescue along with MTS Ambulance were dispatched for a one vehicle roll over in the Town of West Almond on County Rd 16 just west of the Murphy Hill Rd. 

The vehicle being a pickup truck rolled multiple times with two occupants inside. One patient was taken by Angelica Ambulance to OGH and another taken by MTS Ambulance to the LZ and then flown to Strong Memorial by Mercy Flight. We appreciate everyone’s assistance to include AC Dispatch and the State Police.

SINGLE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT ALONG SPENCER ROAD



SINGLE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT ALONG SPENCER ROAD
FNN Article with images © Friday, November 6, 2020.
 
MANSFIELD, PA - A woman and a young girl were said to have been transported to UPMC Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro for treatment after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident in Richmond Township, that closed Spencer Road for nearly an hour.
The accident happened on Thursday, November 5, 2020, around 4:00PM along Spencer Road, approximately an half mile from the Route 15 overpass, near the Colegrove residence.
According to Alan Gerstle, who witnessed the accident, the driver had her left turn signal on and simply crossed over into his lane and then hit the side of the road, bounced up in the air and then went off the road at full speed. The vehicle came to a rest after it crashed into a huge ditch and roll onto its side.
When Gerstle first checked on the woman he could not get a response. He then called 911 and when he checked on the woman again, he saw her using her cell phone.
A Courtney Garage tow truck was quickly on scene, as were Mansfield fire and EMS units.
Firefighters were said to have extracted the driver and her granddaughter from the vehicle around 4:23PM. Both were taken to the ambulance to be treated. Both were said to have been transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
The vehicle was retrieved and moved from the scene around 4:45PM. All Mansfield units were cleared and able to return to their station.
The setting sun may have played a role in this crash as it made visibility near impossible.
Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation into this accident.

Patricia A. KAILBOURN, 93, of Wellsville, NY.

Patricia A. KAILBOURN

Patricia A. KAILBOURN, 93, of Wellsville, NY, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Manor Hills, Wellsville. 

Born March 15, 1927, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Harlan Ronald and Ruby Marie Graves Lindsay. In March 1948, she married the late Raymond W. Kailbourn. 

A 1945 graduate of Wellsville Central School, she was employed by Sinclair Oil from 1945 – 1949, Shorts at Riverside from 1964 – 1968, and as purchasing clerk by Air Preheater from 1968 – 1993. She was a member of the Christian Temple, now Grace United Church. 

Pat sang in the choir at the Christian Temple for many years. She loved jigsaw puzzles, her cats, playing Scrabble with the grandchildren, traveling with her friend Bob, watching the Buffalo Bills, and attending Music on the Lawn. 

Surviving are: a son, Thomas (Roxane Schmidt) Kailbourn of Wellsville; a daughter, Linda (John) Cook of Wellsville; two grandchildren, John (Chris) Cook and Kristin (Eric Neudeck) Tucker, both of Wellsville; five great-grandchildren, Breanna, Marissa, Andrea, Aiden, and Sarah; and many special friends. 

She was predeceased by her parents and a longtime friend, Robert McDowell. 

Private funeral services will be held at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. 

Patricia’s family is especially grateful for the care and compassion she received at Manor Hills for the 11 months she resided there. 

Memorials may be made to David A. Howe Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Hart Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 E. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

Sister M. Victoria "Lorenzia” Marconi, OSB, 97, of St. Scholastic Monastery in Chicago, IL, and formerly of St. Joseph’s Convent in St. Marys, PA

Sister M. Victoria "Lorenzia” Marconi

Sister M. Victoria "Lorenzia” Marconi, OSB, 97, of St. Scholastic Monastery in Chicago, IL, and formerly of St. Joseph’s Convent in St. Marys, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020, in Chicago. 

She was born December 17, 1922, in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Catherine Ortenzi Marconi, Sr. Sister Victoria was schooled by the Benedictine Sisters at Sacred Heart Elementary School and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. 

 She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova in 1957. Sister Victoria professed her vow in 1945 and was accepted three years later. She celebrated her 75th Anniversary as a Benedictine Sister on July 11, 2020 at St. Scholastic Monastery. Sister Victoria taught primary grades at the parish schools in St. Marys, Lucinda, Kersey, Warren, and Kane. She served as a former Sub Prioress at the St. Joseph’s Monastery in St. Marys. After 50 years of teaching, she devoted her time to helping others working at the religious store, doing retreats, and Lunch with the Lord. 

 Her last Lunch with the Lord was in January 2014. Upon closing of the St. Joseph’s Convent in 2014, Sister transferred to St. Scholastic Monastery in Chicago. 

She is survived by her sister, Mary Louise Reuscher of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Elizabeth Mascuilli, Loretta Langton, and in childhood, Theresa Marconi; and by her brother, John Marconi, Jr. 

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Monastery Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning, from 9:00 until 10:30 AM. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA 15857; the St. Joseph Catholic School, 608 Pennsylvania Avenue, Warren, PA 16365; or to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Wildfire


 At 12:28 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Dept has been dispatched to Gas Company Road for a wildfire. Fire has gone into the woods at this location.