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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Coudersport Ambulance to Station

 At 7:14 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to station. Call center for in for an assault victim.

Federal Judge Denies Trump Campaign Injunction Request in Pennsylvania


Hinsdale Fire & Trans Am are Responding to a 1 Car Rollover

Tri - County Alarms 

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Cattaraugus County: Hinsdale Fire & Trans Am are Responding to 3848 Main Street for a 1 Car Rollover MVA. 18:25 - Mercy Flight is on a Ground Standby.

One Transported To Soldiers And Sailors Hospital In Two Car Crash On RT. 414 In Liberty TWP.


Emporium Man Charged With Public Drunkenness


Emporium PSP Seeking Information For Stolen American Flag In Grove TWP.


St. Marys Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash on Johnsonburg Road


At 6:20 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Johnsonburg Road in the city for a motorcycle accident. Patient is being transported to Penn Highlands Elk awaiting a medical helicopter's arrival.

Leon E. SCHOONOVER, 91, of Elkland, PA


Leon E. SCHOONOVER, 91, of Elkland, PA, died Friday, November 20, 2020 in UPMC Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. 

Born October 8, 1929, in Austinburg, he was the son of Lewis A. and Anna Laura Prentice Schoonover. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he served honorably from 1948 – 1952. On March 30, 1954, he married the former Peggy Lou Stiles, who predeceased him on December 29, 1990. He was employed as a pipefitter by Corning Glass Works for 34 years, retiring in 1986. Leon was a member of Pentecostal Revival Center in Westfield and served as a volunteer at the Compassion Center for 12 years. 
U.S. Navy Veteran
Surviving are: three children, Kathleen (Rev. David) Brelo of Westfield, Kenneth (Sherry) Schoonover, Sr. of Westfield, and Dale (Debbie) Schoonover, Sr.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ramona Crippen of Westfield; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by three siblings, Rose Schoonover Parker, Ruth Resue, and Robert Andrew Schoonover; sister-in-law, June M. Owen; and brother-in-law, Robert R. Stiles. 

Friends may call at Pentecostal Revival Center, Westfield, PA on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. Rev. Kenneth Schoonover, Jr. and Rev. David Brelo will co-officiate. CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. 

Memorials may be made to the Compassion Center, 584 Rte. 49, Westfield, PA 16950. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Teddy E. “Ted” DICKERSON, 84, of Ulysses, PA

Teddy E. “Ted” DICKERSON

Teddy E. “Ted” DICKERSON, 84, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, November 20, 2020 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY as a result of Covid 19. 

Born May 31, 1936, in Olean, NY, he was the son of Ted and Georgia “Jerry” Holyfield Dickerson. A 1954 graduate of Ulysses High School, he was president of the last class to graduate from Ulysses High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served honorably until 1958, serving in Japan and Hawaii. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1960, serving honorably in the 101st Airborne and 173rd Airborne in Kentucky and Okinawa, Japan until 1964. He later joined the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring as Sgt. First Class in 1994 after a total 22 years of honorable service. 

U.S. Army And Marine Corp Veteran
Ted was employed as a machinist by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville and served as president of Local #1580, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He also served as a union organizer for District 182. He was a member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, Wellsville Moose Club, 101st Airborne Parachute Assoc., and the Marine Corps League. 

Surviving are: five children, Kelly Dickerson of Wellsville, Kerry (Mark) West of Whitesville, NY, Jerri (Richard) Theer of Youngsville, NC, Todd Dickerson of Ulysses, and Tracey “Muffy” (Kurt) Ballerstein of Clyde, NY; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife, A. Lynne Kear Dickerson; step-father, Lyle Tarbox; a son-in-law, Chris DeSantis; and three siblings, Donald Dickerson, Judith Henry, and Janice L. Graves. 

An informal gathering, announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, will be held in Spring 2021, following his long expressed wishes. Memorials may be made to LEEK Hunting & Mountain Preserve at Online condolences may be expressed at

Keys Found at Unimart in Bradford


SATURDAY P.M. Update: Potter Co. Coronavirus Case Count Grows

Potter Country Today

There have been 16 more confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Potter County over the past 72 hours, increasing the total count to 134, with five COVID-related deaths. 

Nine of the cases were confirmed between Friday and Saturday. Five are residents of the Coudersport area, and one each are from the Austin, Harrison Township, Shinglehouse and Ulysses area. Active case count in Potter County — those diagnosed over the past two weeks — stands at approximately 60.

Also between Friday and Saturday, there were 61 more confirmed cases in Tioga County; 49 more cases and two more deaths in Allegany County, N.Y.; 29 more cases in Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; 9 more cases in McKean; 18 more cases in Clinton; 12 more cases in Elk; 80 more cases in Lycoming County; and one more case in Cameron Coun

ty. Entering Saturday, area numbers were as follows: Cattaraugus, 809 cases and 22 deaths; Allegany, 834 cases and 43 fatalities; Potter, 134 cases, 3 deaths; Tioga, 719 cases, 7 fatalities; McKean, 341 cases, 3 fatalities; Lycoming, 1,660 cases, 35 deaths; Cameron, 18 cases; Clinton, 508cases, 10 fatalities; and Elk, 419 cases, 3 deaths.

As Pennsylvania experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced four new mitigation efforts:

  •     A new masking order has been put into effect. Masks are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home. When outdoors, a mask must be worn if you are not able to remain physically distant (at least 6 feet away) from someone not in your household the entire time you are outdoors. When indoors, masks will now be required even if you are physically distant from members not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be 6 feet apart, you will need to wear a mask while inside if with people other than members of your household. This order applies to every indoor facility, including homes, retail establishments, gyms, doctors’ gyms, public transportation, and anywhere food is prepared, packaged or served. More details on the mask requirements, including frequently-asked questions, can be found here.
  •     Hospitals are to work through health care coalitions and other partnerships to prepare for how they will support one another in the event that a hospital becomes overwhelmed. Hospitals should also be working to move up elective procedures necessary to protect a person’s health and prepare to suspend them if our health care system becomes strained. Pennsylvania will run out of intensive care beds in December if ICU admissions continue at the current rate.
  •     Anyone who visits from another state must have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering Pennsylvania. If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, he or she must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. This order does not apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment. To learn more on the new travel restrictions, click here.
  •     Colleges and universities should have adequate capacity for isolation and quarantine and should be prepared to enforce violations of established policies such as mask wearing and physical distancing. Every college and university should test all students at the beginning of each term, when returning to campus after a break and to have regular screening testing throughout the semester/term.

Meanwhile, 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).

Bear Number 8 at Coudersport Fire Dept Bear Check Station

Galeton Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

 At 11:59 AM on Saturday, Galeton Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 214 West Branch Road for a possible natural gas leak.

John Fetterman: They changed the law just for me

There’s kind of a lot going on.

You know, we’ve got that whole global pandemic thing. Economic disaster. Climate emergency. So naturally the top Republicans in Pennsylvania are focused on all the important issues... Like getting me to stop flying an LGTBQIA+ pride flag and legal weed flag from my office balcony.

You can’t help but laugh. They are SO mad about my flags that they actually passed legislation to ban me from flying them. They aren’t passing a bill to help Pennsylvanians who lost their jobs. They aren’t passing a bill to expand access to COVID testing or protect medical workers. Nope.

In a way, it’s flattering that they changed Pennsylvania law just for me. Speaking of changing laws… I’ll take those flags down once we get legal weed and equal protection for our LGBTQIA+ community in Pennsylvania.

John Fetterman
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania

Horton Township Dispatched To Second Alarm Fire

At 9:25 AM on Saturday, Horton Township Fire Dept. dispatched to a second alarm fire at 12398 Richardsville Road. 


Headline Harrisburg by Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, November 20, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
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This email includes:
  •   Addressing the Threat to Toll Local Bridges
  •   It Never Hurts to Look
  •   Local Schools Receive Safety Grants
  •   Thank You for Your Service
  •   Road Construction Update
Addressing the Threat to Toll Local Bridges

Friday afternoon, I was interviewed by WTAJ’s Alyssa Royster about PennDOT’s threat to place tolls on bridges throughout the state.

Please click here to read my thoughts on the issue.

It Never Hurts to Look

This week, the House passed these two resolutions designed to ensure openness and transparency in regard to a pair of key issues:

  •   House Resolution 1087 - requires the Legislative Budget and Finance Commission (LBFC) to review data collected by the Department of Health. The goal is to help us draw a clearer picture of what has occurred already and what we need to do to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the future.

The measure would also address allegations of inaccurate and incomplete information being distributed by the Department of Health.
  •   House Resolution 1100 - passed predominately along party lines, this legislation would require the LBFC coordinate and manage an audit of the 2020 general election, including a statistically significant sample chosen from each county of the Commonwealth. The commission may contract with an outside firm to conduct the audit.

During the recent election, our voting systems were put through what could be considered the “ultimate stress test.” It never hurts to look back and see how they performed and where we can do better going forward.
Local Schools Receive Safety Grants

Some of the schools in the district I represent have successfully applied for Safe School Targeted Grants through the Department of Education.

Click here for the details.
Thank You for Your Service

Congratulations to Kenneth Quagliani of Elk County. who graduated Friday as part of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association's 59th Deputy Training Academy.
Give the Gift of Fishing

Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, you can purchase your 2021 fishing license and/or a voucher that would help a friend or relative to purchase theirs.

Please click here for more information.

Firefighters Stop Fire in West Almond Cabin Overnight

 Angelica Fire and Rescue

At 01:06 this morning we were dispatched to 3166 George Rd in the the Town of West Almond for a structure fire.  Automatic mutual aide was also dispatched from Belmont Fire, Belfast Fire, District 1 FAST, and MTS Ambulance.   

While on route we received communication that it was a small cabin approximately 1/2 mile behind the main residence on the far side of a hay field.  Upon arrival Angelica 50 reported a working fire. 

Angelica Engine 1 and Belmont Tanker 7 were the first apparatus on location and luckily able to make it up the narrow dirt drive and close enough to reach it with 200ft of hose.  

The cabin while saved did receive heavy fire, smoke, and water damage to the attic area of the cabin.  Additional fire units from Belfast and Angelica staged at the main road until the fire was extinguished.  

Thank you all who responded this morning.

Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department Views Final Inspection of New Fire Engine

Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department

DCVFD truck committee members traveled to KME headquarters in Nesquehoning, PA yesterday for final inspection.  Estimated delivery should be mid December.   We would like to thank both KME and FRP as the customer service has been outstanding throughout this entire build.

Willis Garman, Jr., 84, of Coudersport, PA

Willis Garman, Jr.

Willis Garman, Jr., 84, of Coudersport, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

He was born in Denver to the late Verna M. (Meckley) and J. Willis Garman, Sr. and was the husband of Janet M. (Longenecker) Garman with whom he would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on November 23rd.

Willis was a graduate of Ephrata H.S. class of 1954. He was the owner/broker of record of God's Country Real Estate Inc.. He enjoyed hunting and loved watching wild life.

In addition to his wife, Willis is survived by three sons, Gary L., Bryan L., and Bradley L. Garman of all of Coudersport; several nieces and nephews; a brother, Dale, husband of Paula Garman, and a sister, Darla Sargent.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Sid and Gale Garman.

Services will be private with interment at Fairview Cemetery, Denver, PA.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Willis's memory may be made to Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 651, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

PA Permit Violations Issued


PA Permit Violation Issued to EXCO RESOURCES PA LLC in Gamble Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/17/2020 to EXCO RESOURCES PA LLC in Gamble Twp, Lycoming 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: 2020-11-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC in Cummings Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 11/17/2020 to RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC in Cummings Twp, Lycoming 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: 2020-11-17 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Lawrenceville Dispatched to Wildfire in The Woods Off Rt. 15

 At 8:50 PM on Sunday, Lawrenceville Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a large wildfire in the woods between Rt. 287 and Route 15.

This is reported to be a controlled burn.

Roulette Ambulance to Rt. 6 West

 At 9:33 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to the 2600 block of Route 6 West for a man ill.

African American Center finds new Olean home on N. Barry St.

Thanks to the generosity of two prominent Olean-area attorneys, the African-American Center for Cultural Diversity (AACCD) has a permanent home—and it’s located mere steps from Walkable Olean. 

Ed Wagner and Jack Hart donated their former office—a beautiful Victorian home located at 214 North Barry Street, adjacent to the Cattaraugus County Camps of Jamestown Community College—to the Center for its use as a museum and its headquarters.   

“We have followed the development of the Center over the last 10 years, and we were in a position to either sell the home or give it to a worthy organization,”  Wagner said.  “And Jack and I could think of no better use for our former offices than the African-American Center.” 

   Hart agreed. 

“The AACCD will be more than just a cultural and historical center for the community,” he said, “It will also have the potential to have a strong economic impact on Walkable Olean, thanks to the people it will draw, increasing foot traffic,” 

Della Moore, co-founder of the AACCD and its board president, was effusive in her gratitude for the contribution. 

“What can I say about the generosity of Jack and Ed, except that we are eternally grateful to them,” she said.  “We have sought a permanent home for years, and this, truly, is the answer to our prayers. 

“Our mission now is to honor the generosity of Wagner and Hart—and of the community—and build a center that reflects the culture and experience of African-Americans and celebrates the diversity that brings us all together.” 

The AACCD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a decade-long history of vivifying the contributions, culture and history of African-Americans locally, regionally and nationally.

Deer Check Station Open on SR 59 for Four Days First Week of Firearms Deer Season

Bradford, Pa.:  Deer hunters hunting in McKean County are reminded that the deer check station on SR 59 will be open on Saturday (11/28), Sunday (11/29), Monday (11/30), and the following Saturday (12/5) of the first week of firearms deer season.  The check station service is free to hunters.  Hunters are encouraged to bring their deer in to learn the age of your deer, the health, and other biological statistics.  The check station is located on SR 59 at the Timberdoodle Flats Wildlife Trail, near the junction of SR 59 and SR 321N, and is staffed by Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) volunteers with professional backgrounds in deer management.

Each hunter that brings a deer to the Timberdoodle Flats Check Station of the KQDC during the 2019 firearms deer season will receive a raffle ticket for cash prizes AND a blaze orange KQDC hat, while hat supplies last.  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).

Deer should be harvested within or near the KQDC.  The KQDC is located west of Bradford and north of Kane in McKean and Warren Counties.   

Hunters are particularly encouraged to bring in deer harvested with their DMAP permit.

The KQDC Check Station will be open on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and the following Saturday of the first week of firearms deer season, November 28, 29, 30, and December 5.  The check station’s hours of operation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. all four days.

All deer are weighed and checked for sex, age, and health, and additional data are collected on antlered deer for points, spread, and beam diameter.  The data collected provides critical information used in managing the health of the herd.

The KQDC will be posting recent trail cam photos of deer at the check stations.  A list of deer processors and the most up-to-date info on Chronic Wasting Disease will also be available at the check station.

Maps will also be available for hunters at the KQDC check stations.  Maps will show where recent wood harvests have occurred, deer densities over last winter, and how the roads are marked.  Pick up your info at the check stations so you can better hunt the KQDC.  The KQDC is almost 75,000 acres of public and private lands managed to improve deer populations and habitat.  The cooperators are Sand County Foundation, Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Water Authority, Conservation Forestry, Collins Pine Co. (Kane Hardwood), and RAM Forest Products.  Additional information can be obtained at or KQDC.

Cattaraugus County Fire & EMS Units Dispatched To Early Morning ATV Rollover Accident

Solomons Words for the Wise  

At 6:20 am on Sat, Ischua has been dispatched to a side by side rollover on Miller Hill Road with an unresponsive person. CPR is in progress. Mercy flight cancelled. Franklinville to assist. Hinsdale ambulance requested.

Hinsdale Fire Department 

11/21/2020 At 0520 Hinsdale Fire and EMS were dispatched to I-86 East Bound just passed Exit 27 for a pick up truck rolled over with the trailer blocking the roadway. AM-244 responded to evaluate the patient while E-51 and E-52 shut down I-86. 

At 0646 hours Ischua Fire requested an ambulance and manpower to the scene of an ATV rollover accident about 100 yards off the road. Units clearing the accident scene responded along with UT-258. 

Crews assisted Ischua and Franklinville Fire with removing the victim via rope and stokes basket while AM-244 transported another patient involved. Crews were clear and back in service at 0838.'

Ischua Fire Department

At 06:14 this morning we were dispatched to a ATV rollover. We responded with our fast attack truck and ambulance.  Ischua chief requested Franklinville for there side by side to the scene to assist.  Ischua chief also contacted Hinsdale chief for man power to the scene seeing they were clearing there accident.  Hinsdale ambulance transported one patent to the Olean airport for mercy flight.   Thank you to Hinsdale and Franklinville for your assistance and thank you to all my man power that assisted

Thanksgiving safety: 5 ways to prevent cooking fires

While COVID-19 has changed many holiday plans, continue to protect yourself

from cooking fires — which typically peak on Thanksgiving

STATE COLLEGE, November 20, 2020 — While the coronavirus may have changed many of our Thanksgiving gatherings, the need to protect ourselves from cooking fires continues.

Typically, Thanksgiving is one of the peak days for cooking fires, which is the top cause of home fires in the U.S. Most often, these emergencies are caused by unattended cooking — a common behavior shared by nearly 70% of us, as shown in a national American Red Cross survey earlier this year.

 To help keep you and your loved ones safe, the Red Cross urges everyone to follow these safety tips:

Keep an eye on what you fry! Never leave cooking food unattended. If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
Move items that can burn away from the stove. This includes dishtowels, bags, boxes, paper and curtains. Also keep children and pets at least three feet away.
Avoid wearing loose clothing while cooking.
When frying food, turn the burner off if you see smoke or if the grease starts to boil. Carefully remove the pan from the burner.
Keep a pan lid or a cookie sheet nearby. Use it to cover the pan if it catches on fire. This will put out the fire. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
TWO MINUTES TO ESCAPE A FIRE Test your smoke alarms monthly and practice your home fire escape plan until everyone can get out in less than two minutes — the amount of time you may have to get out of a burning home before it’s too late.

Visit for more information, including an escape plan to practice with your family. You can also download the free Red Cross Emergency app (search “American Red Cross” in app stores).

For COVID-19 safety tips, visit

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.



BRADFORD, Pa. – Next semester, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is launching a new environmental science major that will prepare students to take advantage of an increasing number of jobs protecting the environment.

The new major will draw from courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, research methods, geology and physics to prepare students for jobs in conservation, hydrology, geoscience, and environmental restoration, science and compliance.

 Employment opportunities in the field are expected to increase in part because of the heightened public interest in the challenges currently facing the environment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job opportunities for environmental scientists and specialists who have at least a bachelor’s degree to grow 8% through 2029 -- much faster than the average for all occupations.

 Dr. Ovidiu Frantescu, director of the Allegheny Institute of Natural History at Pitt-Bradford, developed the new program and will serve as its director.

 The university has had a major in environmental studies since 2001, which focuses on working within the realm of environmental policy and includes courses in economics, politics, statistics, philosophy and literature. The new environmental science major differs from that major because it requires more courses in science.

 Frantescu said he and other professors discovered a trend over the last few years, which illustrated the need for a more science-based major.

Frantescu said they noticed that many students majoring in environmental studies were adding minors in biology, chemistry, environmental science and geology to add depth to their science experience and broaden the kinds of jobs for which they would be eligible.

The new major also includes some geology classes, including a geology teaching collection of rocks, minerals and fossils. Additionally, the university already has the needed faculty, lab and library resources, as well as electronic and measuring equipment.

All of these research tools will come in handy for environmental science seniors, who will each complete a capstone project of original research in the lab or field or in library research. Projects could include geologic mapping, finding fossils and studying them in the lab, or monitoring water or air quality.

Frantescu said that one of the many advantages of Pitt-Bradford’s location is that students can conduct research without leaving the 470-acre campus, which includes a portion of the West Branch of the Tunungwant creek, a swath of wooded hillside, and trees and brush land along the creek.

“We are fortunate to have that creek running right through the campus, because that’s constantly in use as an outdoor laboratory,” he said. The university is also close to the Allegheny National Forest and other forested land.

Students also will be able to take advantage of opportunities provided by the local oil and gas industry, where an increasing emphasis on greener processes and environmental regulation will provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs.

Students in the new major will choose from one of three areas of concentration – physical or biological – or a combination of the two.

In the physical concentration, students will select five or six more geology courses and complete their capstone in that area. The additional courses offered include Meteorology, Petrology, Hydrogeology and Advanced Geographic Information Systems.

For the biology concentration, students will select five or six more biology courses and complete a capstone. Additional courses can include Ethnobotany, Ecology, Field Botany, Entomology and Aquatic Biomonitoring.

Students also have the option of taking a mix of the two and devising an appropriate capstone project.

The new major is one of a suite of options Pitt-Bradford has for studying the environment and energy. Other programs include a two-year associate of science in petroleum technology; bachelor’s degrees in energy science and technology, biology and chemistry; and minors in biology, chemistry, environmental science and geology. Pitt-Bradford is expected to add a major in energy engineering technology in the fall of 2021.

For more information on the environmental science major, contact Frantescu at or 814-362-5106 or visit



LIGHT UP NIGHT ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE On Friday night people are being asked to stay in their cars and someone will hand them goodies and take letters to Santa. Drive in the rear entrance and exit at the front.





10:00A.M. to 1:00 P.M. COOKIE WALK ON





Lewis R. Bowers, 54, of Jeanette, PA

Lewis R. Bowers

Lewis R. Bowers, 54, of Jeanette, PA passed away Wednesday November 18, 2020 at Excela Westmorland Hospital in Greensburg, PA.  He was born December 20, 1965 in Wellsboro to Robert D. and Doris (Statts) Bowers, Sr.  Lewis loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing, he liked country music, especially George Strait, Allen Jackson and Aaron Tippin, and he loved his family.

Lewis is survived by his father:  Robert D. Bowers, Sr., of Marienville, PA, mother:  Doris Burgett of Wellsboro, a brother:  Bob Bowers (Terry) of Wellsboro, sister:  Dodie Bell (Thomas) of Westfield, 3 nieces, 3 grand-nieces, one grand-nephew, and several aunts and uncles.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to his life 1pm Wednesday November 25, 2020 at Tioga County Memorial Gardens for a graveside service.  Lewis’s family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA with his arrangements.  To share a memory or condolence visit:

Pickett, Causer, Owlett Support Measure to Help Businesses, Schools, Farms, Health Care Service Providers

HARRISBURG – With the state’s small business owners, schools, service providers and others struggling to stay afloat in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Reps. Tina Pickett (R- Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today applauded passage of a key liability protection measure.

House Bill 1737 is designed to protect those businesses and organizations that follow guidance from the state and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect against the spread of coronavirus. It also ensures bad actors who fail to follow the guidance are held accountable for their actions.

In addition to COVID-19 liability protections, the measure also helps pave the way for farmers who want to expand their businesses to include agritourism by providing them with limited liability protections as well.

“Many farms in the northern tier have wonderful family events to offer people, including vegetable and fruit picking, pumpkin harvesting festivals, corn mazes and farm tours. When they offer all safety precautions, they should not be in danger of losing their farm due to frivolous lawsuits,” Pickett said. “The same goes for our businesses, hospitals and schools that are working very hard to adhere to ever-changing COVID-19 precautions. They should not be subject to potentially devastating lawsuits.”

“Farmers across the Commonwealth have been struggling for years and looking for opportunities to diversify to be able to stay in business. Agritourism offers a solution many have been looking for to keep their operations in the black,” Causer said. “Similarly, the COVID-19 protections are a necessary step toward helping our Commonwealth recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.”

“Our schools, business owners and health care providers have been working so hard to take care of themselves and their employees, students, patients and clients during this pandemic, and they should be protected from frivolous lawsuits,” Owlett said. “And at a time where there are so many people who don’t know where their food comes from, agritourism is a great way to introduce them to the hard-working men and women who work from sunup to sundown to feed them.”

The COVID-19 liability protections outlined in House Bill 1737 would apply to schools and childcare providers; manufacturers, distributors, labelers and donors of personal protective equipment; business and government service providers; and health care facilities and providers. Any of these entities would be held liable in the case of gross negligence, recklessness, willful misconduct or intentional infliction of harm.

As for the agritourism protections, the bill requires farmer or other activity provider to post specific warning signs and have a signed, written agreement with a participant that they have acknowledged the risk of participating in the activity. Again, the protections would not apply in cases of gross negligence, recklessness, willful misconduct or intentional infliction of harm.

The bill passed by a vote of 104-98 and now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Marion L. Walker, 95, of Coudersport, PA.

Marion L. Walker         
 “beloved mother and grandmother”

Marion L. Walker, 95, of Coudersport and a longtime resident of Austin, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in UPMC Cole Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on Wednesday, April 15, 1925 in Green Hollow, Liberty Township, she was a daughter of Warren and Lela VanSickles Green.  On December 31, 1945 in East Smethport, she married Wayne L. Walker, who passed away on October 15, 2003.
Marion attended Port Allegany High School.  She was employed for a very brief time at Emporium Specialties in Austin.  Throughout her life, she was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.  She lovingly babysat and helped raise “half of all the kids in the neighborhood in Austin”.
Marion was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed crocheting and reading.
Surviving are two sons, Terry Walker of Richfield, Minnesota and Wayne “Tink” (Pauline “Polly”) Walker of Coudersport; a daughter, Brenda (Gerry) Weaver of Fairfax, Virginia; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Creg Green of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Marion was predeceased by a daughter, Judy A. Plant; a great-granddaughter, Mercy C. Walker; and a sister, Stella Owens.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions private funeral services will be held in Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Ogden, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.
Marion’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Marion, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Geraldine B. Gray, age 96 of Westfield, PA.

Geraldine B. Gray

Geraldine B. Gray, age 96 of Westfield passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Wheaton’s Personal Care Home in Westfield. 

Born July 8, 1924 in Troy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Pearl (Warner) Barrett. Geraldine retired from the Chemung County Treasurer’s Office. She married Henry F. Gray and they shared 62 years together until his passing in 2010. 

She is survived by her son, Ronald Gary of St. Cloud, FL; two grandchildren, Amy and Seth Gary and her devoted caregivers, Patrice Wheaton and Linda Lewis. 

A funeral service will be held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Tuesday, Nov. 24th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Bob Treat officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

Doris Charlotte Metcalf, age 91 of Westfield, PA.

Doris Charlotte Metcalf

Doris Charlotte Metcalf, age 91 of Westfield passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. 

Born March 3, 1929 in Hornell, NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Eliza (McAllister) Burdick. On April 5th, 1957 in Brookfield she married Robert L. Metcalf. Charlotte and Robert lived on and operated the family’s Century Farm where they raised their family. She was active in the Brookfield United Methodist Church, Brookfield Cemetery Association, Victoria Grange and Tioga County Republican Women. Charlotte had a fascination with owls and has owls all over her house. She was also a breast cancer survivor. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Robert; a daughter, Robin Lynn Conkey and a sister, Isabellle Cammaratta. 

She is survived by a son; Charles (Judith) Metcalf of Westfield; a stepdaughter Cheryl (James) Cady of Westfield; a granddaughter Megan Metcalf (Kevin Ward) of Louisville, KY; grandsons, Jared (Jackie) Metcalf of Westfield, Jeff (Nettie) Cady of Westfield and Stacy (Alice) Cady of Westfield; Several great and great great grandchildren; her brother, Richard (Donna) Burdick of Troupsburg, NY and a sister Margaret Klock of Gaithersburg, Md. 

Due to the Covid 19 virus restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Brookfield Cemetery. Next spring/summer when conditions warrant a Celebration of Life service will be held at the Brookfield United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Brookfield United Methodist Church or the Brookfield Cemetery Association. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.

Teddy E. “Ted” DICKERSON, 84, of Ulysses, PA

Teddy E. “Ted” DICKERSON

Teddy E. “Ted” DICKERSON, 84, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, November 20, 2020 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY. A complete obituary will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

To All of Roulette/Roulette Township

We would like to start by saying it’s almost the holidays. We are inquiring our military personnel and their families. Throughout the year members of the military have to spend countless hours away from their families so last year, some members of our community got together and made some small thank you gifts. They were passed out to the members of the military in Roulette area, this is just a small token of appreciation to these courageous people and their families for all they do and have done. 

We would also like to apologize to any military personnel we may have missed. Starting NOW, there is a container at Roulette Township building. (PLEASE drop off before November 30th). We are asking that if you know any military personnel in the (Roulette Area) that has served or is still serving and you would like us to Remember them. Please put their name/s & home address in the container so we don’t forget anyone else in the future. They will delivered before Christmas. Thank You We again would like to wish everyone a SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Potter County Public Defender's Office Is Seeking A Full Time Administrative Assistant


LLOYD BURKHOUSE AUCTIONS Public Auction Sunday, November 22nd - 1PM In Bradford PA


Coudersport Shop 'N Save Has An Immediate Opening For A Full Time Deli Manager


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


Coudersport Shop 'N Save Will be Closed For The Thanksgiving Holiday


Coudersport Consistory 2021 Giant Gun Raffle


Sylvania Township 2021 Budget


Friday, November 20, 2020

Allegany County COVID-19 Statistic Update Friday, November 20, 2020

In the United States, the COVID-19 virus has infected approximately 11.8 million people, and there have
been over 252,000 deaths. According to the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 tracker, there have been 584,850 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and there have been 26,292 deaths statewide. As of 5:40 p.m. on November 20, Allegany County’s statistics are as follows:
Confirmed Cases: 834 (44 new)
Recovered Cases: 595
COVID-19 Related Deaths: 32 (Depending on reporting times and agencies, this figure may vary between different reports.)
Total Quarantined/Isolated to Date: 4,307
Released from Quarantine/Isolation: 3,277
Currently Quarantined/Isolated: 1,030
Precautionary Travel Quarantines to Date: 1,274
Total COVID-19 Antibody Tests Given: 858
Total COVID-19 Antibody Positives: 48

Bradford Fire & EMS Responding to Car/Bicycle Accident

At 5:30 PM on Friday, Bradford Fire & EMS are responding to Mechanic & Barbour Street for a vehicle versus person on a bicycle.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer


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Friday, November 20, 2020 The latest news from the State Capitol
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House Continues Work to Address Election Concerns

Earlier this week, I joined a majority in the House in approving a resolution calling for a non-partisan audit of the ballots canvassed in the 2020 general election.

Pennsylvanians must be able to have faith in our election process and know their legal votes have been fairly counted. Given the volume of concerns we have heard locally and across the Commonwealth, I believe the General Assembly has a responsibility to call for this audit to help restore the public’s confidence in our voting system and ensure the integrity of all future elections.

This is not a reflection on our poll workers or county election officials who I know worked hard to provide an accurate count of ballots cast in the 67th Legislative District. It is more about the last-minute and often conflicting directives from the Department of State and rulings by the state Supreme Court that caused a lot of confusion and mistrust among voters.

House Resolution 1100 directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to facilitate a risk-limiting audit of the election to examine the process of recording and counting ballots, both to confirm the accuracy of results and provide suggestions to improve the conduct of future elections.

The LBFC was selected in part because it is non-partisan and comprised of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats from both the House and Senate. Also, with the 2019-20 Legislative Session set to end Nov. 30, the committee will continue to operate uninterrupted while we await new members being sworn into office in January.

While the Department of State also conducts an audit of every election, the LBFC risk-limiting audit would encompass much larger samples and require data sets, much like what was done for an audit report on the 2020 primary election.
Broadband Funding Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

My proposal to help boost broadband access in the state’s most rural communities is now headed to the governor’s desk.

Our communities have been at a distinct disadvantage because of the lack of reliable, high-speed internet access, and that disadvantage has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadband access is not a luxury. Our students and teachers need it to improve educational opportunities. Businesses need it to stay competitive and better serve their customers. And our doctors and patients need it to improve access to health care.

To help expand this vital service, the bill would create the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program and fund it, in part, by repealing the $5 million Mobile Telecommunications Broadband Investment Tax Credit. The bill calls for supplementing the $5 million with additional funds to provide grants in support of broadband expansion in areas most in need of these services. The grant program would be administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

This is the second major pro-broadband measure to move to the governor’s desk this fall. Late last month, Act 98 of 2020 was signed into law to help clear the way for rural electric cooperatives, cable companies or any entity that wants to run broadband cable to provide the service using the existing infrastructure and easements held by rural electric cooperatives. The law effectively cuts through some of the red tape that was slowing down the pace and driving up the cost of broadband expansion.
Lawmakers Finishing 2020-21 State Budget

After adopting a partial budget to carry the Commonwealth through the first five months of the 2020-21 fiscal year, we are back in Harrisburg this week looking to finish off a spending plan for the remainder of the year.

We opted to approve a partial budget in May because of the unknown impacts of COVID-19 mitigation efforts on the state’s revenue collections and the delay until July of the federal and state income tax deadlines.

The final budget continues to fully fund schools and education, as well as public health and community safety. It includes no new taxes or borrowing and modest reductions in state government operating costs. It also preserves more than $240 million in the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
Happy Thanksgiving!

For nearly four centuries, Americans have celebrated the spirit of thanksgiving. While this year has been quite different and more challenging than most, I hope we can all take the time to give thanks for the blessings we enjoy.

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 26, state offices will be closed on Thursday, and my offices will also be closed on Friday, Nov. 27. PennDOT Driver License Centers will be closed Nov. 26-27 as well, though many services are available online at

From my family to yours, may you all have a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving.
Safety Tips for this Hunting Season

As you prepare to head out to our fields and forests, be sure to keep safety in mind. The Pennsylvania Game Commission offers these important tips:

Basic Safety
  •   Positively identify the target. Be sure you are shooting at legal game and not another hunter. And never shoot at sounds or movement.
  •   Know your zone of fire and never shoot at game moving between you and someone else.
  •   Wear the mandated amount of fluorescent orange clothing and use layers of clothing that wick moisture, insulate and block wind or rain to help keep you safe and comfortable.
  •   Let someone know where you are hunting and when you will return. They should alert authorities if you do not return at the appointed time.
  •   Carry a basic survival kit and know how to use it.

Firearms Safety
  •   Handle all firearms as if they’re loaded. Never assume they are unloaded and double check to be sure.
  •   Always point the muzzle in a safe direction and don’t put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  •   Unload and place your firearm on the ground before crossing a fence, log or other obstacle, or climbing a tree.
  •   Shoot only when a safe and adequate backstop exists. Don’t shoot at hard, flat surfaces, water or a target on the horizon.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website at
Hunters Can Share Their Harvest

The state Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Game Commission are again encouraging hunters to consider sharing their deer harvest to provide thousands of pounds of venison to people in need.

Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) is Pennsylvania’s venison donation program for hunters who share their extra venison via a statewide network of participating butchers to food pantries and community assistance centers across the Commonwealth. HSH has distributed 1.5 million pounds of donated venison since 1991. Last year brought record donations for the organization, resulting in more than 160,000 pounds of venison distributed to provide 822,000 meals to Pennsylvanians in need. On average, a single deer donated can provide up to 200 meals.

Hunters can donate all or part of a harvested deer by taking it to a participating processor, which will then distribute the ground venison to food banks and pantries. For more information, including a list of participating processors in the area, visit
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