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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Galeton Dispatched For House Fire in Gaines Township


At 10:17 PM on Saturday, Galeton Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 2285 Elk Run Road in Gaines Township for a house fire. Neighbor reports fire on the porch now spreading to the house itself. Now reporting structure well involved.

10:30 PM Wellsboro dispatched to assist mutual aid. Westfield, Germania, Sabinsville and Recon 4 also dispatched.

11:10 PM--Coudersport dispatched for standby in Galeton 

MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS BATTLE HOUSE FIRE IN GAINES
FNN Article Update © Saturday, November 14, 2020.
 
GAINES, PA - Galeton fire crews responded to a reported house fire on Saturday evening, November 14, 2020, around 10:15PM.
 
Early reports indicated that a neighbor noticed a fire on the porch of a home said to be at 2285 Elk Run Road shortly after 10:00PM.
 
The fire quickly spread upwards and outwards as fire crews were responding to the scene. When fire personnel arrived on scene, it was reported the home was well involved and additional fire departments were requested for mutual aid.
 
FNN was told that fire crews from Galeton, Germania, Wellsboro, Sabinsville, Westfield, Ulysses and Blossburg Rehab unit were requested. FNN could not confirm if there were other departments also on scene assisting with battling this blaze.
 
Fire crews were slowly returning to their stations around 11:45PM.
 
Fire marshal was contacted about the fire.
 
Gaines Police Department was on scene talking to the neighbors who were said to have reported the fire.
 
It was noted that this was a two-story home that was approximately 66 years old.
 
FNN was told by a family member that there was no one living in the home at the time of the fire.
 
The home is owned by Mrs. James Hernandez formerly of Corning, NY.
 
If FNN receives additional information on this fire, it will be added to this article.

 

Betty Susan “Sue” Shall, 79, of Shinglehouse, PA.

Betty Susan Shall 

Betty Susan “Sue” Shall, 79, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, at the David Simpson Hospice House, Cleveland, Ohio, 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 inco
mplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Philip D. “Phil” Williams, 61, of Lewis Run, PA.

Philip D. Williams 

Philip D. “Phil” Williams, 61, of Lewis Run, formerly of Shinglehouse, passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, November 13, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. 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.

Port Allegany, Smethport, and Roulette Fire Departments were dispatched for a possible structure fire on RT. 155 South In Liberty TWP.

 On November 14th at 5:56 pm Port Allegany, Smethport, and Roulette Fire Departments were dispatched for a possible structure fire on RT. 155 South In  Liberty TWP.

Port Allegany Fire and ambulance were dispatch to 972 Champlin Hill RD. a car vs deer accident

 On November 14th at 5:36 pm Port Allegany Fire and ambulance were dispatch to 972 Champlin Hill RD. a car vs deer accident.The car is on its roof and there are no injuries.

Donald R. “Donnie” Estes, 55, of Oswayo, PA

Donald R. Estes

OSWAYO, Pa.---Donald R. “Donnie” Estes, 55, of Oswayo, PA, passed away unexpectedly at the home of his friends, Douglas and Helen Ryan in Millport, on Saturday, November 14, 2020, after a brief battle with cancer. 

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.

Lee S. Evans, 71, a lifelong resident of Bolivar and Richburg,

Lee Sherwood Evans 

BOLIVAR, N.Y.---Lee S. Evans, 71, a lifelong resident of Bolivar and Richburg, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020, in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and COVID-19. 

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.

Nelson Dispatched to ATV Accident in Tuscarora


 At 3:41 PM on Saturday, Nelson was dispatched mutual aid to an ATV accident in the Town of Tuscarora, NY.

Houghton, Oramel Dispatched for Crash on Rt. 243


 At 3:20 PM on Saturday, Oramel & Houghton have been dispatched to a vehicle crash on Rt. 243 near Lake Road.

Report one patient with possibly minor injuries.

Dean Andrew Feldbauer 56, Of Penfield , PA.


Dean Andrew Feldbauer

Dean Andrew Feldbauer, 56, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at his childhood home at 151 Jackson Road, St. Marys, surrounded by family after suffering from a terminal illness. 

He was born January 18, 1964, in St. Marys, son of Wayne “Moose” and Sandra Jane Steele Eckert, who survive of St. Marys. He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1981. Upon graduation, Dean attended Gannon University where he studied psychology. Then, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1982, where he proudly served in the 101st Airborne Infantry as a Red Beret. After eight years of service, he relocated to his hometown of St. Marys. 

He was currently enrolled at Penn State to continue his studies towards his engineering degree. Dean had a very diverse work history within the community. He was very charismatic, always bringing a smile or laugh to whomever he was near. He was highly liked and respected by all who knew him. Dean was a very intellectual person who loved to engage in a hot topic conversation. He loved to challenge your thinking. Dean loved animals, especially his two dachshunds, Blu and Benny. 

U.S. Army Veteran
He was always proud of and thankful for his children, Mandy and Robbie. He thoroughly enjoyed football Sundays, golfing, and watching NASCAR at the Poconos. He even got married in the Poconos. Dean loved to golf with his daughter and friends, hunt with his dad, and go to the beach. He also really enjoyed a good James Patterson book. He was a member of the Penfield Firemen’s Club. One June 12, 1992, Dean married Amy Frantz, who survives. 

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children: Mandy Feldbauer and her wife Sarah Hawks of Silver Spring, MD and Robbie Cuneo of State College; his only grandson, Austin Cuneo; his sisters: Tammy (Brian) White of Hamburg, PA and Jackie Feldbauer Zuback of St. Marys; his brother, Ronald Feldbauer, Jr. of St. Marys; and by several nieces and nephews. 

Dean was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bud and Adie Feldbauer; his maternal grandparents, Ed and Helene Steele; his aunt, Joan Steele Hines; his uncle, Don Steele; and by several cousins. 

There will be no visitation. Family and friend are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating. 


Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail, PO Box 594, St. Marys, PA 15857. The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com

Potter County Republicans Join in Washington, DC Election Protest

 


...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY...

 URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service State College PA
211 PM EST Sat Nov 14 2020
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...South-southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 45 to 50
mph expected.

* WHERE...Warren, McKean, Potter, Elk, Cameron, Clearfield,
Cambria, Somerset and Tioga Counties.


* WHEN...From 10 AM to 7 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may be difficult for high-profile
vehicles such as trucks and trailers especially on east-west
oriented roadways.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

For high wind safety information, visit weather.gov/wind.

The latest forecast information can be found on the
NWS State College Facebook page and Twitter @NWSStateCollege,
or on the web at weather.gov/ctp.

Sinnemahoning Dispatched to Vehicle Crash on First Fork Road


 At 2:19 PM on Saturday, Sinnemahoning Fire Dept. has been called to 8279 First Fork Road for a vehicle crash with no injuries. Vehicle is hanging from a pillar with a 5 foot drop.

Route 255 REOPENED at Scene of Accident in Jay Township


 At 1:19 PM on Saturday, Jay Township Fire
Dept. has been dispatched to 19577 Bennetts Valley Highway for a utility pole struck by a vehicle that left the scene. The pole and wires are down across the roadway. 

Rt. 255 was CLOSED at that location but now open in one lane but no heavy trucks.

 Witnesses report a blue sedan with a dent in the back door is the vehicle that struck the pole.

Fox  Township Fire dispatched to close 255 & detour to Rt. 648.

At 2:05 PM--West Penn Power is on scene. 

2:15 PM--ROADWAY HAS REOPENED.

FRIDAY P.M. Update: Single-Day Record In Pa. & Potter Co.

 November 13th, 2020 

Thursday was a record-breaking day for confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Potter and several other counties, and in the statewide toll. 

Potter County’s count rose by eight to a new total of 94. This included four cases in the Galeton are and one each in the Austin, Ulysses and Sabinsville areas. 

Also between Thursday and Friday, there were 15 more confirmed cases and two more deaths in Allegany County, N.Y.; 15 more cases in Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; 38 more cases and another death in Tioga County; 13 more cases in McKean; 14 more in Clinton; 8 more in Elk; and 58 more in Lycoming County. 

Entering Friday, area numbers were as follows: Cattaraugus, 642 cases and 21 deaths; Allegany, 581 cases and 33 fatalities; Potter, 94 cases, 1 death; Tioga, 466 cases, 5 fatalities; McKean, 245 cases, 2 fatalities; Lycoming, 1,263 cases, 32 deaths; Cameron, 16 cases; Clinton, 377 cases, 8 fatalities; and Elk, 321 cases, 2 deaths. 

Through Thursday, there have been 254,387 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania with 9,224 deaths. Cases increased by a record 5,531 over the past 24 hours. The State Health Department reports this breakdown of the patients statewide who have tested positive to date: 2 percent are ages 5-12; 4 percent are ages 13-18; 13 percent are ages 19-24; 36 percent are ages 25-49; 22 percent are ages 50-64, and 22 percent are ages 65 or older.

Three testing sites for the COVID-19 coronavirus remain available in Coudersport. In addition to the testing site at UPMC Cole for physician-referred patients, tests are also being administered at Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy (visit the website here or call 1-800-635-8611 to complete an eligibility assessment) and Rite Aid Pharmacy (visit the website here or call 814-274-0439).

Tioga County COVID-19 Task Force Special Update - Nov. 13, 2020

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Positive cases continue to rise for the county and today we saw a significant increase in our COVID reporting.  Our weekly incidence rate increased 118 percent to 380 cases per 100,000 residents and our PCR positivity rate also saw an 82 percent increase to 14.2 percent. As of today, we have 236 active cases reported in the last 14 days with 158 of those being reported in the past 7 days.

We have also seen an uptick in positive cases in our nursing homes, and now have over 50 cases being reported among residents and staff. Presently, the Task Force is working closely with the nursing home administrators to manage this recent surge in positive cases as well as protect all the residents and staff.

This rapid uptick in both positive cases and positivity rate is concerning to the Task Force, but it’s something that we anticipated and have been preparing for. All 3 healthcare systems operating in the county remain well prepared, well-staffed and well supplied for the recent change in COVID activity and stand ready to provide care for anyone in need.

To manage this recent uptick in COVID activity, we are going to have to pull together as a community and work together to lessen the curve.

We need to take this recent uptick very seriously, but there is no need to panic. We have been preparing for this for the past several months and stand ready to face this challenge head-on.  Community means everyone, Tioga County. We need an all-hands-on-deck effort to curb the spread. Please join the Task Force, Representative Owlett and our Commissioners in doing your part to protect our county.

The numbers are real. The disease is here, and now is the time to remain diligent in our fight against the virus.

Live From Million MAGA Million March in DC

Carl A. LYDIC, 62, of Andrews Settlement, PA.

Carl A. LYDIC

Carl A. LYDIC, 62, of Andrews Settlement, PA, died Friday, November 13, 2020 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Andover Dispatched to Vehicle Fire on Rt. 417


At 11:51 AM on  Saturday, Andover Fire Dept. has been called to a vehicle fire at 2225 Rt. 417. A nearby house is in danger.

Potter County Election Protestors Have Arrived in Washington for MAGA Million March


 

Tioga County Covid-19 Taskforce Asks Your Help To Cut Covid Spread

Potter County Republicans On Bus to Washington, DC To Join MAGA Million Protest March


 

STOLTZ FAMILY DEALERSHIP PRESENTS CHECK


Elk County- Steve Stoltz, presented a generous donation from Stoltz Toyota and Toyota Match Program to Jason Gabler, St. Marys Area United Way President. Stoltz Family Dealerships has been family-owned and operated for 34 years with dealerships in St. Marys, Coudersport and Dubois, Pennsylvania. 

This 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

RESERVE TABLES NOW FOR STAGE FRIGHT CONCERT ON FRIDAY, NOV. 27

Photo provided Stage Fright is a four-member band formed as a tribute to "The Band" of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Shown are (from left to right): Mike Nickerson (foreground on left), Mike Watkins, Sean Monroe and Joe Callahan (foreground on right).

On Friday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., Stage Fright will perform a special tribute concert to The Band, a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in Toronto, Canada in 1967. The concert will be in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. 

The Wellsboro House Restaurant and Brewery is co-sponsoring this concert with the Deane Center and will be selling beverages during the event. Stage Fright will recreate The Last Waltz, The Band's farewell concert given on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California. Joining the group for this performance will be special guest musicians who will represent famous artists that performed during the Last Waltz concert, which was featured in the Martin Scorsese documentary film of the same name. 

Among those musical legends were Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Neil Diamond and Paul Butterfield. Members of Stage Fright are: Joe Callahan of Wellsboro on guitar; Sean Monroe of Horseheads, N.Y. on bass guitar; Mike Watkins of Addison, N.Y. on piano, organ, accordion, mandolin and fiddle; and Mike Nickerson of Corning, N.Y. on percussion. 

The four share vocals and do a lot of harmonies. Watkins, Nickerson and Callahan grew up in Tioga County, Pa. "For five years we have been playing songs from the Band’s entire catalog, including all the usual hits, along with some deep-cuts as well - under-appreciated gems we love," said Callahan. "Our first tribute concert to The Band was in August of 2015. Sean had wanted to start a tribute group for The Band for a long time and recruited us. We rehearse at Mike Watkins' house, which is on a lake in the woods in Addison N.Y. The Band actually rehearsed at a home in the woods in Woodstock, N.Y.," Callahan noted. Stage Fright's name came from the title of The Band's third studio album, which included "Stage Fright" as its title track. The Band, originally the backing band for Bob Dylan, released their debut album, "Music from Big Pink" in 1968 to critical acclaim. 

The group also released "The Band," "Stage Fright", "Cahoots", "Rock of Ages", "Moondog Matinee", "Planet Waves" with Dylan, ""Before the Flood", "Northern Lights -- Southern Cross", "The Best of The Band" in 1976, "Islands", and their last album, "The Last Waltz." "From 1968 to 1975, The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world," according to Bruce Eder who wrote about them in an article published in the "All-Music Guide." 

"Their music was embraced by critics as seriously as the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones," Eder stated. "Their albums were analyzed and reviewed as intensely as any records by their one-time employer and sometime mentor Bob Dylan. And, for a long time, their personalities were as recognizable individually to the casual music public as the members of the Beatles." The five members of "The Band" in 1968 included Rick Danko on bass, Levon Helm on drums and guitar, Richard Manuel on piano, Garth Hudson on organ and Robbie Robertson on rhythm guitar. In 1973, the group played "one major show at the race track in Watkins Glen, N.Y. before the largest audience ever assembled for a concert -- it was a demonstration of their place in the rock pantheon that the Band was booked alongside the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band," Eder wrote. 

 "Seating is limited to provide space for social distancing," said Kevin Connelly, Deane Center executive director. "We are asking concertgoers to wear a mask when entering the building and when they are not at their tables or in their seats. The Deane Center's COVID-19 safety protocols have been reviewed by the Tioga County Coronavirus Task Force and found to be adequate. The task force has no objections to our staging of this concert," Connelly said. "It is NOT BYOB (bring your own food and beverages)," he added. To attend, reservations must be made in advance. There are two options. Reserve a table that seats one to four people for $40 or Individual tiered riser seats for $10 each by calling the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or stopping in at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro between 10am and 2pm weekdays. There are no additional fees. For more information about this concert and others, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220, email office@deanecenter.com or visit deanecenter.com.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM EST SUNDAY...

 Wind Advisory issued November 14 at 9:35AM EST until November 15 at 11:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

 ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM EST
SUNDAY...
* WHAT...South to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to
55 mph expected.
* WHERE...Livingston, Ontario, Cattaraugus, and Allegany
counties.

* WHEN...From 10 AM to 11 PM EST Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and a few isolated power outages may
result.

INSTRUCTIONS: Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Ruth A. Springer, age 72 of Sabinsville, PA

Ruth A. Springer

Ruth A. Springer, age 72 of Sabinsville passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. 

Born February 18, 1948 in Clymer Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late E. James and Mabel Arlene (Roberts) VanSickle. Ruth was an LPN for Cole Memorial Hospital. She loved doing things for her nieces and nephews and her family and enjoyed visiting with her friends at the local restaurants. 

Ruth is survived by her brother, Larry and Elaine VanSickle of Sabinsville; her nieces and nephews, Penny VanSickle of Sabinsville, Julie Bellows of Mansfield, David VanSickle of Sabinsville and Ricky VanSickle of Front Royal, VA; great nieces and nephews and cousins; step daughter, Deonna Snyder of Austin, PA; step son, Jerry Springer and special companion, “Joey”. 

The family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Monday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. All COVID 19 precautions will apply. Private family funeral services will be held at their convenience. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s honor to the Clymer Baptist Church, 1016 Locust St., Sabinsville, PA 16943 or to your local ASPCA. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.

One Transported To Penn Highlands Elk After Two Car Crash On RT. 120 In Shippen TWP.


 

Johnsonburg Man Arrested For Criminal Mischief In Jones TWP


 

Ridgway PSP Seeking Information For A Theft From A Motor Vehicle In Fox TWP.


 

PA Permit Violations Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC


PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Windham Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/12/2020 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Windham 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: 2020-11-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Windham Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/12/2020 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Windham 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: 2020-11-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Windham Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/12/2020 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Windham 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: 2020-11-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

 

Driver Transported To BRMC Hospital Following Motorcycle VS Deer Accident On RT. 59 In Keating TWP.


 

Duke Center Man Charged With Drug Possession In Otto TWP


 

Bradford Man Charged With Terroristic Threats Following Domestic Incident In Mount Jewett Boro


 

Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler


Headline Harrisburg
Friday, November 13, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
 Please do not reply directly to this email, as it returns to an unmanned account.
You are welcome to contact me through this link.
 
This email includes:
  •   There’s Still Work to be Done
  •   Ensuring a Fair Election
  •   Helping Our Veterans
  •   Road Construction Update
 
 
There’s Still Work to be Done



Congratulations to Mike Armanini, who will represent the 75th Legislative District in the 2021-22 session of the General Assembly. I know Mike will do a great job serving his constituents in Elk and Clearfield counties.

While my successor has been determined, my final day in office for the 2019-20 session is not until Monday, Nov. 30. As a result, I will be in Harrisburg this coming week as the House is scheduled to be in session Wednesday and Thursday. Our primary focus will be passing a budget bill for the remainder of the 2020-21 fiscal year.

In May, the General Assembly passed a more than $25 billion package which carried full-year money for many public school budget lines, as well as for state-supported universities, debt service and school pension obligations. Much of the rest of the state’s operating budget lines are funded through Nov. 30, the last day of the two-year legislative session.
 
 
Ensuring a Fair Election



Since Tuesday, Nov. 3, my district office has been overwhelmed with telephone calls and emails regarding Election Day. Many constituents are questioning the process and alleging that some degree of fraud has to have taken place in the voting process, as we continue to count ballots 10 days after the polls closed.

The first step in reaching a conclusion involves completing the counting process, that is, the process of counting all the LEGAL ballots. To that end, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday that the state may not count ballots where the voters needed to provide proof of identification and failed to do so by last Monday, Nov. 9. The court also determined Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathleen Boockvar lacked statutory authority to change the deadline for certain electors to verify proof of identification.

I feel it is imperative that we do all we can to restore integrity to the election process. That begins with a full audit as requested by Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler. I am also in agreement with Rep. Seth Grove, interim majority chairman of the House State Government Committee, who plans to lead an investigation into the management of the general election.

Some people label this an effort to change the outcome. I believe this is an effort to clear up any confusion and address allegations of irregularities in our system of elections. Voters put their faith in that system when they cast their ballots. Restoring that trust is something that needs addressed if we expect to move forward.
 
 
Helping Our Veterans


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is launching PA VETConnect, a statewide outreach initiative designed to better serve the Commonwealth's veterans. PA VETConnect identifies and cultivates new community partnerships to simultaneously broaden referral capabilities and connect veterans to the best possible resources, regardless of the township, county or region where they reside.

This exciting new program will do great things for our veterans and help make sure those in resource-scarce areas have the help they need. To learn more about PA VETConnect, please click here.                                    

Veterans who need assistance and want to connect with a service through PA VETConnect can send an email to RA-MVVET-CONNECT@pa.gov.
 
 
Road Construction Update

 

The Woodland Road improvement project is now shut down for the winter. All lane closures will be lifted and traffic will resume normal flow.

Work on the westbound lane heading toward downtown Clearfield will resume in March.
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DEER NUMBERS UP ON THE KINZUA QUALITY DEER COOPERATIVE, MCKEAN COUNTY

KQDC Trailcam Buck

McKean County, Pa.: Research by the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) shows that deer numbers are up on the 73,000 acres of public and private lands located between Bradford and Warren, Pennsylvania. 

Hunters looking for a place to hunt would do well to check out the many accessible locations for buck and doe hunting. Hunters can find uncrowded forested hills and valleys where some large antlered bucks roam that rarely see a human being or a hunter. 

Maps of the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) can be viewed online on the KQDC.com website, and brochures and more information can be found on the KQDC Facebook Page. The KQDC is located just north of the village of Westline and extends north through Marshburg on SR 59 and up to near Bradford and the New York State Line. 

The KQDC will again operate its FREE deer check station along SR 59 in Marshburg at the TimberDoodle Flats Trailhead during four days of the rifle deer season after Thanksgiving. The deer check station will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, November 28 through 30, and also on Saturday December 5, 2020. 

Hunters who harvest a deer on the KQDC are encouraged to bring their deer to the check station on those days and hours to assist with the ongoing research and documentation of deer herd conditions in our area of Pennsylvania. This year all hunters who bring their deer to the check station will receive a raffle ticket. Those who bring in an antlerless deer will receive a ticket for $500.00 cash and those who have an antlered deer checked will receive a chance to win $250.00 cash. The raffle will be drawn the day after the end of rifle deer season (season ends December 12, 2020). 

For those interested in obtaining a DMAP (Deer Management Assistance Program) permit for antlerless deer, there are still a few permits left for DMAP Unit 1996 near the city of Bradford. The Kinzua Quality deer Cooperative was formed to ensure quality deer and quality forests could survive together in Pennsylvania. After 20 years the facts are showing that such cooperation is possible. 

KQDC Hunters can find quality hunting for bucks and does in one of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful forested landscapes. The KQDC is almost 75,000 acres of public and private lands managed to improve deer populations and habitat. The land is west of Bradford and north of Kane in McKean County. The cooperators are Sand County Foundation, Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Water Authority, Conservation Forestry, Collins Pine Co. (Kane Hardwood), and RAM Forest Products. Additional information can be obtained at www.kqdc.com or www.Facebook.com/The KQDC.

The next Fall Farmer's Market, located at the Riley Gallery, next to the Crittenden, will be open this Saturday, the 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm.


The next Fall Farmer's Market, located at the Riley Gallery, next to the Crittenden, will be open this Saturday, the 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm. Here is a list of who plans to be there, and what they plan to bring. 

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. 

Ginny Mainus plans to be at the Market and plans to do reflexology sessions  

Come on in and shop with us on Saturday the 14th!

Lane Restriction I-80 WB in Union County Montoursville, PA

Motorists who travel on Interstate 80 westbound in Union County are advised of a lane restriction at mile marker 198, near the Mile Run exit, due to a vehicle crash. 


Motorist can expect the left (passing) lane to be closed. The lane is expected to be closed for several hours. Motorists should be alert, slow down, watch for lane changes, expect delays and drive with caution. 

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.

Truck-Lite Is Hiring Full Time Assemblers

 


Morgan Advanced Materials is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill off-shift openings for the position of Master Mechanic at the Coudersport, PA facility

 


Medical/Chiropractic Receptionist position available at Busy Multidisciplinary Clinic

 


Sylvania TWP. Is Accepting Bids For A Truck And Cinder Spreader

 


Estate Sale In Port Allegany November 13, 14, And 15th

 


Catalus Corporation In Galeton Is Hiring


 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Canaseraga Dispatched For Search & Rescue



At 8:02 PM on Friday, Canaseraga Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to assist NY State Police with a search & rescue.

Otto-Eldred Staff Member Probable Positive for Covid; School to Remain Open on Monday


 

Northern Potter Reports Student Has Covid-19; School To Resume on Monday

 


Mary Katherine Erich, 63, of 106 Eschley Road, St. Marys, PA

Mary Katherine Erich

Mary Katherine Erich, 63, of 106 Eschley Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at her residence, after a lengthy illness. 

She was born August 10, 1957, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Roland and Lucille Kraus Bush. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1977. On August 20, 1983, in the Queen of the World Church, Mary married Albert C. Erich, who survives. 

She is also survived by her daughter, Ashley Floravit and her husband David of St. Marys; her son, Albert R. Erich and his wife Samantha of St. Marys; five grandchildren: Brooke Floravit, Brie’Ella Floravit, Kennedy Erich, Avery Erich, and Laney Erich; four sisters: Caroline Wegemer and her husband Jude of Byrnedale; Judy Shuttleworth and her husband Bob of Kersey; Doris Gaton and her husband Ed of Ohio; and Linda Smith and her husband Doug of St. Marys; and by three brothers: Ronald Bush and his wife Yvonne of California; Robert Bush of St. Marys; and Dennis Bush and his wife Mary Ann of St. Marys. 

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers: Gerald and Paul Bush. 

Mary was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She greatly enjoyed taking care of her home but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, November 15, 2020, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Bradford Dispatched for Vehicle Pedestrian Accident on West Washington Street


At 6:49 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire & EMS have been dispatched to 176 West Washington Street for a female pedestrian that has been  struck by a vehicle.