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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Bradford Dispatched for House Fire on York Street

At 8:29PM on Saturday, Bradford firefighters have been dispatched to 43 York Street for a working house fire in a vacant house. Smoke & flames showing. Second alarm sounded. Fire is out at 9:01 PM.

Scio Dispatched for Vehicle Fire

At 7:50 PM on Saturday, 2746 Wolf Spring Road. Scio. Vehicle fire with exposures.

Norma L. CHAPMAN, 87, of Mills, PA


Norma L. CHAPMAN, 87, of Mills, PA, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Born June 7, 1933, in West Bingham, she was the daughter of George Edward and Thelma Scott Patterson. On December 24, 1950, in West Bingham, she married Donald E. Chapman, who survives. Norma devoted her life to the care of her husband and family. In her travels to area restaurants, she greeted everyone with a smile and friendly conversation. 

Surviving besides her husband, Don, are: three children, Charlinda (Elery Jon Walizer) Collins of Pennsdale, Mary (Kevin) Fish of Knoxville, and Keith Chapman of Knoxville; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Jack K. (Bessie) Patterson of West Bingham; nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Allen. Private burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. A public service will be held on a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Loretta E. SMITH, 81, of Coudersport, PA.

Loretta E. SMITH

Loretta E. SMITH, 81, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

She was born July 22, 1939 in Blossburg, PA. Loretta was married to Lewis A. “Sonny” Smith, who predeceased her on March 4, 2017. She was employed by Galeton Production and retired from Midland Optical in Coudersport. 

Surviving are: four children, Sheila (Gary) Foust and Linda (Duane) Davis, both of Coudersport, Lewis (Tina) Smith, Jr. of Cyclone, PA, and Melvin Smith of Coudersport; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her mother and step-father, Christina M. and Lewis H. Winne; and a daughter, Shelly K. Kelligan; and four siblings, Lewis Winne, Jr., Lydia Winne, Elsie Carpenter, and Rhonda Winne. 

Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Stop The Spread: COVID-19 Testing Clinic Opens Sunday in Coudersport

With approximately 140 active COVID-19 coronavirus cases confirmed in Potter County and an estimated 700-900 other county residents unknowingly infected by the highly contagious disease, the importance of a free drive-through testing clinic that opens on Sunday in Coudersport  could not be overstated. 

“For yourself, for your loved ones, and for all of those around you, it just makes sense to be tested,” according to Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel.

Free testing will be available daily from 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday, Dec. 27, through Thursday, Dec. 31, at the back parking lot of Coudersport Area High School. Anyone age three and older can be tested. Mid-nasal passage swab tests will be performed.

No appointment is necessary, and the testing site is also open to residents from outside of Potter County. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo ID or insurance card. Turnaround time for testing results is two to seven days. 

Individuals who test positive will receive a phone call. They will be provided with detailed instructions to help stop the spread. Individuals who test negative will receive a secured PDF by email.

“Over the past several weeks, we have seen a rapid increase of positive case counts in the region, which gives us significant cause for concern,” said Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine. Potter County has had more than 400 confirmed COVID-19 cases diagnosed since Nov. 18. 

McKean’s case count has risen by 1,060 and Tioga’s by 1,160 over the same five-week period. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently announced study results showing that, for every confirmed carrier, there are between seven and eight victims who are not aware that they are infected.

Potter County Emergency Management Coordinator Glenn Dunn has been working closely with the Health Department and its testing contractor to make local arrangements. He noted that access will be from East Second Street (Rt. 6) onto Park Avenue and Ross Street.

Allegany County Reports 27 New Covid-19 Cases


Elizabeth M. “Betty” Glase, 98, formerly of West Vine St., Port Allegany, PA.

Elizabeth “Betty” Glase

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Glase, 98, formerly of West Vine St., passed away Wednesday (Dec. 23, 2020) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Born December 21, 1922, in Canisteo, NY, she was a daughter of Marion E. and Myra B. Dean Galutia.  On Jan. 15, 1944, in Angelica, NY, she married Charles S. Glase, who died Dec. 16, 1989.
Elizabeth was a graduate of Canisteo Central School District, class of 1940. She was employed with First National Bank, Port Allegany, for 32 years, before retiring in 1988.
 Mrs. Glase was a member of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, where she held various offices with the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the church’s Anna Oral Circle of quilters and was an assistant church organist. She was a past member of the Passion Play Choir, Coudersport Consistory.
 Surviving is a daughter, Linda J. (Norman) Clark of Port Allegany; 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grand-children; a brother, Theodore D. (Jean) Galutia of Wellsville, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles, a son, Robert C. Glase, a brother, Irving D. Galutia, and a sister, Jean E. Green.
Due to the social pandemic, there will be a private visitation. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Monday (Dec. 28, 2020) at 11 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany, with Rev. Matt Howe, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating.  
Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, or S.W. Smith Library, Port Allegany.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made to:  
Linda J. Clark
601 N. Main St.
           Port Allegany, PA 16743

Ronald Gilbert Amell, 89 of Port Allegany, PA.

Ronald Gilbert Amell

Ronald Gilbert Amell, 89 of Port Allegany passed away Wednesday December 23, 2020 in the Forbes Hospital, Monroeville PA.

Ron was born July 13, 1931 in Port Allegany. He was the son of Gilbert and Helen Pearson Amell.

Ron graduated from the Port Allegany High School in 1950. He served honorably in the air force from 1952-1956. He was briefly employed by the Pierce Glass and Extract Tannery in Port Allegany before retiring as a carpenter from the Lakehurst NJ naval base. On March 29, 1958 he married Aime Tampuu.

Ron is survived by a sister Sallyann R Foster, a granddaughter Pamela Amell and two great grandsons Jaidan and Jordan (Howell NJ), nieces Kimberly Butterfield (Katy TX) and Kristi Freeman (Port Allegany) and many cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son (Ronald Amell Jr.) and sister (Marjorie Amell Conway).

U.S Air Force Veteran
Following Ron’s wishes there will be no visitation or services.

Online condolences may be made at

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

Smethport Dispatched to T-Bone Crash with Entrapment


At 3:28 PM on Saturday, Smethport Fire & EMS dispatched to West Willow Street & South Marvin Street for a 2 vehicle T-Bone crash. One vehicle is over an embankment into the creek with one person entrapped or confined. Unknown injuries. Air medical is not available due to weather.

Coudersport Ambulance to North Main Street

At 3:03 PM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched to the 700 block of North Main Street for a female who has fallen outside.

OGH & BRMC Frontline Healthcare Workers Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

Dec. 23, 2020 UAHS COVID-19 update 

Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) received its first supply of Moderna vaccine for Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) and Olean General Hospital (OGH) Wednesday and began vaccinations of BRMC providers, nurses and staff who work in high risk areas at the hospital as well as staff and residents at the Pavilion at BRMC.  

Sue Myers, RN, ICU, was among the first frontline healthcare workers at BRMC to receive the vaccine. 

OGH, which received a shipment of the Pfizer vaccine last week, continues to vaccinate its frontline workers.  

The vaccination programs at both hospitals are under strict state government direction through the respective departments of health in New York and Pennsylvania. The health departments direct which hospitals receive vaccines for their employees. Hospitals have no input or say as to which hospitals or high risk workers receive vaccines, nor do they have the authority to redirect vaccine allocations.  

The vaccine is not yet available to the general public.UAHS encourages everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their families, their co-workers and their patients, particularly those at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. 

By choosing to get vaccinated, they can also help lower transmission rates and flatten the curve in the community. As participants in the states’ COVID-19 vaccination programs, UAHS is adhering to department of health confidentiality requirements as they relate to vaccine quantities received and administered, the number of vaccinations completed, vaccine storage information and distribution to other groups 

Facts about the COVID-19 vaccination program:Vaccination will be voluntary.Per state directives, vaccines will be offered first to employees and providers working in high risk areas and then opened up to those in other areas as vaccine supply allows and in line with the expectations set forth by the health departments. UAHS has identified staff in these high risk areas by department.

 UAHS’ allocation of vaccines is dictated by New York and Pennsylvania. Vaccines will be a two-part process that is 21 days apart for the Pfizer vaccine and 28 days apart for the Moderna vaccine. 

While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. 

William Mills, MD, chief medical officer, Upper Allegheny Health System

James W. "Murph" Murray, 89, of 311 Howard Circle, Emporium, PA

James W. "Murph" Murray

 James W. "Murph" Murray, 89, of 311 Howard Circle, Emporium, PA, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Friday afternoon (December 25, 2020). 

He was born March 30, 1931 in Emporium, PA a son of the late John and Marian Judd Murray. On May 11, 1962 in St. Mark Church he married Suzanne Sullivan, who survives.

Jim graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1950. He attended Penn State University until he was drafted October 1952 into the US Army, medical corp., and was deployed to Korea. Jim was discharged as a corporal in September 1954. 

After returning home he entered Gettysburg College, graduating in 1959, with a Bachelor of

Korean War Veteran

business degree. He worked at S.S. Kressage in Harrisburg for one year before returning home to Emporium. He worked for the Postal Service in Emporium as a carrier and office clerk until his retirement in 1996. 

As a young man he played softball in the Emporium Softball League and bowled on different leagues until the closing of the lanes. He was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed walking his dog every day.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Kenneth Lewis, Emporium; grandson, Richard Lewis, Emporium; sister, Edith Walker Isacki, Gaithersberg, MD. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Stephenson and Edna Schager; and a brother, Judd Murray.

There will be No Visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday, (December 28, 2020) at 9:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. The Mass will be streamed live on St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium facebook page.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wellsville Dispatched For Smoke in Apartment

 At 11:34 AM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire Dept. has been called to 23 South Main, apartment 4 to investigate the source of smoke in apartment. Another engine requested to scene.

Firefighters on scene reporting a fire in the floor.

No Injuries And Disabling Damage In One Car Crash On Red Mill RD. In Norwich TWP.


Port Allegany Woman Arrested For Dui In Keating TWP.


DUI Charges Pending Blood Test Results In Bradford City


DUI Charges Pending In Foster TWP.


Buffalo NY. Man Charged With Drug Possession In Foster TWP.


Dickinson Center Is Hiring A Part Time Employment Support Service


SkyPacket Networks Is Seeking Field Technicians


Friday, December 25, 2020

Bradford dispatched for a house fire on Cherry Street

At 10:48 PM on Friday, Firefighters are responding to 14 Cherry Street, in the city for a house fire.

Loretta E. SMITH, 81, of Coudersport, PA

Loretta E. SMITH

 Loretta E. SMITH, 81, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.   

A complete obituary will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Mark Auman, 69, of 18798 Bennetts Valley Highway

Mark Auman

Mark Auman, 69, of 18798 Bennetts Valley Highway, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020, surrounded by his family.  

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

Friday Records 4 New Covid 19 Cases in Allegany County; 803 Quarantined


Vehicle Crash on Rt. 155

At 5:20 PM on Friday, Eldred Fire & EMS have been called to a crash on Rt. 155 South near Sartwell Road.

Austin Dispatched For Sledding Accident on Prouty Road

At 2:45 PM on Friday, Austin Fire, EMS & Coudersport medic dispatched to Prouty Road in Summit Township for 15 year old female injured in a sledding accident. The victim is reported to have struck a tree. 

Life Flight 4 has declined due to weather.

Firearm Violation Charges Pending In Highland TWP.


Terrence J. Shannon, Sr., 89, of 415 Walnut Street, St. Marys, PA.

Terrence J. Shannon

Terrence J. Shannon, Sr., 89, of 415 Walnut Street, St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 1, 1931, in Caledonia, son of the late Francis and Lena Antonelli Shannon.  

He was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from the Horton Township Schools.  He was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

On August 25, 1956, in the St. Boniface Church, Terrence married Romaine M. Copella, who preceded him in death on February 19, 2011.  

Terrence loved and supported his family, he is survived by his daughters: Deborah Schatz (Albert) of St. Marys, Susan Bobenrieth (Donald “Flip”) of St. Marys, and Sonia Scutella (Paul) of St. Marys; his sons: Terrence J. Shannon, Jr. (Kathy) of St. Marys, David A. Shannon of Kersey, and Michael J. Shannon (Shannon) of St. Marys; by ten grandchildren: Jake Shannon, Hannah Schatz, Zach Schatz, Mitchell Shannon, Garrett Shannon, Logan Bobenrieth, Robbie Bobenrieth, Ben Scutella, Bryce Shannon, and Adam Bobenreith; by three step-grandchildren: Amberlin Hansen, Tylor Hansen, and Trevor Hansen; and by his sister-in-law, Sally Shannon of Brockway.

In addition to his wife and parents, Terrence was preceded in death by a son, Francis; his step-father, Alphonse Facchine; and by his brother, Dennis Shannon.  He is last remaining member of his immediate family.

Family was most important to Terrence, he will be missed.

A private service and committal will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg 

Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at

Coudersport Ambulance to South West Street

 At 1:20 PM on Friday, Coudersport ambulance dispatched to South West Street for chest pain.


Photo by John Eaton
Oliver Duterte

In Hamilton-Gibson's production of "A Christmas Carol", Oliver, 10, and Sylvia, 8, the children of Sarah and Ramon Duterte of Wellsboro, have each been cast as Actor One.  

This is the first time a brother and sister have been double-cast as Actor One and the first time a girl has been chosen for the part. They are also the first Filipino Americans to be in the cast. 

For the audio performance of  "A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 26, Sylvia will be Actor One and at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 27, Oliver will be.

Actor One narrates the show and plays three roles, including Dick Wilkins, Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. As young apprentices to Mr. Fezziwig. Wilkins and Ebenezer Scrooge are in The Ghost of Christmas Past segment.

"Because of the pandemic, I asked youngsters to submit a video of themselves reading as Actor One," said Director Gabe Hakvaag. "Four children auditioned.  "I had never directed Oliver and Sylvia but knew they were bright and energetic performers because I had seen them act in a couple of HG shows. In their audition videos, I saw their energy and realized they understood the lines they were reading," he said.

"Even though having both perform would mean more work in rehearsal and the cooperation of the rest of the cast, I felt these youngsters would generate another level of excitement and that a little sibling competition might drive them to bring their very best each time," said Hakvaag.
Photo by John Eaton
Sylvia Duterte

"Our rehearsals in the fall were fun," Hakvaag said. "The cast clearly embraced them. In fact, Mitch Kreisler who is The Ghost of Christmas Present and Sarah Knight who plays The Ghost of Christmas Past and Tiny Tim's mother Emily Cratchit are the children's honorary aunt and uncle."

"I first became involved with Hamilton-Gibson in 2017 and was cast in 'Proof'," said their mother Sarah. "We do most things as a family so our children were exposed to theater then, too. Oliver was six and helped me with my lines. Sylvia was four and couldn't read but just from listening to what was happening around her did a whole scene from 'Proof'," Sarah said. 

The first time Oliver and Sylvia appeared on stage was in 2018 when heir mother cast them in "Bad Dad", a 10-minute play she had written and directed for the HG Women's Project.

For the Tune In To Radio HG festival in August of 2019, Oliver was cast in an episode of "Popeye The Sailor Man", which had originally aired on radio in the 1930s. During the 2020 radio festival, Oliver and Sylvia were in the "Children's Soap Opera Network", a radio play written and directed by Sarah Knight. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 all of the August radio play performances, including theirs, were streamed online.

"Sylvia and Oliver were excited to be with the whole cast in 'A Christmas Carol'," their mother said. "In September, during rehearsals, they practiced catching a coin flipped to them by Tom Walrath who plays Ebenezer Scrooge. They also learned how to do the Sir Roger de Coverley, a contra dance that is in the regular stage version of the play, as well as pretend to close up Mr. Fezziwig's factory for the Christmas party." Kristine Worthington plays Mrs. Fezziwig and Brian Kennedy plays Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim's father and Mr. Fezziwig.

"They had just started learning about blocking (how they were to move on stage in relation to the other actors) when rehearsals ended because of new COVID-19 restrictions," said their mother. "At home, they practiced how to depict their characters and saying their lines. Oliver and Sylvia have very different personalities so they each perform in their own way," she continued.

"I wanted to play Tiny Tim because it looked like it would really be fun," said Sylvia. "I have seen this play every December in Wellsboro and honestly think Tiny Tim is a nice person and, though he isn't rich or anything, still has a happy life." Asked about being in the audio version rather than on stage, Sylvia said, "I  felt good that I didn't have to remember my lines because I could read them from the script, but bad because I was expecting to act on stage."

"I wanted to be Tiny Tim because I felt I could do it and it's a famous play," said Oliver. "This was my second play. I've done a lot of radio shows but they aren’t like a play. In a radio show you can look at your lines but in plays like 'A Christmas Carol' you have to memorize the words and can't look at the script. It's a lot harder in plays than in radio shows because there's more to learn. I'm sad that I wasn't able to perform on stage because I spent so much time memorizing my part."

"A Christmas Carol” is the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a coldhearted man who learns the value of love thanks to the intervention of three ghosts who come to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Holiday cheer, whimsical humor and a good dose of scary thrills combine with the timeless truths and themes in this enduring holiday story of a man's redemption. 

Those who purchase a ticket at for the Dec. 26 and/or Dec. 27 shows will get a link to stream the specific performance he or she has chosen to an iPad, Smart phone, computer or other device. “Those who buy a ticket for Saturday night will not be able to change their minds and use it to listen to the Sunday afternoon performance instead,” said Hamilton-Gibson’s Operations Coordinator Bev Dochstader. "One ticket is only good for one device and one performance. If people in the same household want to hear the show on two different devices, they need two tickets.“ 

For more information, call the HG office at 570-724-2079 or email

Wreaths Across America Ceremony North Bingham Cemetery Saturday December 19,2020


West Branch of Fishing Creek Closed

 The West Branch of Fishing Creek Road is CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING at the bridge that crosses the creek

Thomas Kemmerling, 87, of Germania, PA.

Thomas Kemmerling

Thomas Kemmerling, 87, of Germania, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born June 14, 1933, in Mertztown, PA, he was a son of the late Allen and Katie (Hausman) Kemmerling. Tommy enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hiking, doing Word Searches, spending time with his many animals and with his family, especially his great nieces and great nephews. 

Surviving is a sister, Carol E. DeLong of Germania and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Tommy was predeceased by two brothers, James and Robert Kemmerling and four sisters, Joyce Richards, Rita Toney, Doris Noble and Ann Reinert. Services will be held at the family’s convenience. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, PA.

Alvin J. Wolfe, 91, of 1764 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, PA.

Alvin J. Wolfe

Alvin J. Wolfe, 91, of 1764 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at his residence.

He was born July 9, 1929, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph M. and Loretta Eckert Wolfe.  Alvin was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1947.  He was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

On September 15, 1951, in the St. Boniface Church, Alvin married Alberta L. Schneider, who passed away on April 19, 2013.  

He is survived by three daughters: Beverly Feldbauer (Thomas) of St. Marys; Diane Verne (David) of Brockway; and Lori King (Crist) of Martinsburg, PA; by four sons: Jeffrey Wolfe (Mary) of Kersey; Dale Wolfe (Lori) of St. Marys; Dr. Karl Wolfe (Debbie) of St. Marys; and Dennis Wolfe (Ann) of St. Marys; by twelve grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and by many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Doris Woelfel and Jean Brem and by two brothers, David Wolfe (Florence) and James Wolfe, all of St. Marys.

In addition to his wife and parents, Alvin was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Wolfe; by one sister, Roseann Mahovlich; and by three brothers: Dennis Wolfe, Vincent Wolfe, and Joseph Wolfe.
Korean War Veteran

Alvin was involved in many business ventures.  He was manager at St. Marys Precision Homes for 26 years.  He was self-employed as an excavator and consultant for many jobs with Alvin J. Wolfe Excavating.  He co-owned the former St. Marys Clay Products as well as Center Rental.  He was a proud veteran of United States Army, serving our country during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the Elk County Cursillo Movement.  He was a member of the American Legion, the CMF, the Eagles, the Moose, and the VFW clubs.  Of all the commitments in Alvin’s life, his children and his marriage to his wife, Alberta, were most important to him.

A private visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Alvin’s family is invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at

To Fill A Backpack Day 25 Winner


Hinsdale Dispatched For Vehicle Crash With Serious Injury on Rt. 446

 Tri - County Alarms

Cattaraugus County: Hinsdale Fire & Trans Am are Responding to 631 Route 446 for a 1 Car Rollover MVA.

Caller reports that the Vehicle is in a Ditch.

09:51 - Additional Call from the Scene reports that there are Serious Injuries. Mercy Flight is Unavailable.

Anna B. HARRIS, 97, of Wellsboro, PA.


Anna B. HARRIS, 97, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Bridgeton, Shiloh, and Mount Holly, NJ, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born October 6, 1923, in Leesburg, NJ, she was the daughter of Joseph and Edith McClain Bender. She was married to Thomas G. Harris, who predeceased her in 1993. Anna was a member of Shiloh Seventh Day Baptist Church, Shiloh, NJ. 

Surviving are: a son, Robert Harris of Birmingham, MI; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Thomas G. Harris, Jr. on October 5, 2019; and a brother, Rev. Lewis E. Bender on November 18, 2008. 

A private graveside service will be held in Shiloh Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Shiloh, NJ. A public memorial service will be held on a later date when travel and gathering restrictions are lifted.  
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, P.O. Box 145, Shiloh, NJ 08353. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Shirley G. Brundage 87 of 4052 Times Square, Friendship, NY.

Shirley G. Brundage

Shirley G. Brundage 87 of 4052 Times Square (Nile) passed away on Tuesday December 22, 2020 in the Cuba Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility following a lengthy illness. 

Born on February 14, 1933 in Richburg she was the daughter of Harry M. and Elga Paul Hardman. Shirley married Cleo Brundage on March 22, 1951 in Richburg; Mr. Brundage preceded her in death on November 9, 2013.

Shirley was a waitress at the former Double U Truck Stop Ceres. She was a member of the Richburg First Day Baptist Church, Friendship Fire Department Auxiliary for over sixty years and Allegany County Fireman’s Auxiliary for over fifty years. She volunteered with Friendship Fireman’s Auxiliary at the Bingo Hall, was a former member of the Olean Motorcycle Club and a former member of the Friendship Snowmobile Club.

Surviving are one Daughter Patricia (David) Carney Bolivar, two grandchildren; Lyn (Brad) Davis Bolivar and Chad (Liz Cuneo) Carney Bolivar. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren; Austin Davis, Nicholas Davis, and Madison Carney and her twin sister Norma (Oliver) Amesbury Macedon NY. 

She was preceded in death by a brother Harry P. Hardman on September 20, 2020.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 11 A.M. - 1P.M. Private family funeral services will follow visitation. Pastor George Sweat of the Genesis Bible Church Scio Officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery Friendship NY.

Memorials to Friendship Fire Department would be appreciated by the family.

Covid- 19 precautions will be observed, and face masks will be required.

Nora L. Stafford, age 100 of Sabinsville, PA.

Nora L. Stafford

Nora L. Stafford, age 100 of Sabinsville passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 21, 2020. 

Born December 6, 1920 in Hector Twp., she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Lulu (Butler) Johnston. 

She married Wallace E. Stafford on January 17, 1938 and they shared 73 years together until his passing on April 23, 2011. They lived their entire married life at their Ackley Rd home. Nora worked at the VanZile home for aged in Cowanesque and she did housework for several people in the community. She was Judge of Election for Clymer Twp. for many years, active in the Sabinsville Grange, the Tioga Pomona Grange, and the Ackley Cemetery Association. 

Through the years she enjoyed playing piano, canning, sewing, baking, picking berries, gardening, loved babies and her family. You could always find her with a thimble on her finger. 

She is survived by her children, Elaine and Larry VanSickle of Sabinsville, Monalee and Fred Johnston of Mainesburg, Duane and Jimona Stafford of Westfield, Diana and David Cook of Westfield, Yvonne and Richard Guilds of Sabinsville and Mary and Lorry Butler of Knoxville; daughter in law, Mary Alice Stafford of Catawba, NC; 22 grandchildren; many many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a great great great granddaughter. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace; her son, Eugene Stafford in 2014; great grandson, Joshua VanSickle in 1993 and her siblings, Paul “Punk” Johnston, Ruth Trowbridge and Merle “Mike” Johnston, Sr. 

Family will receive friends at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville on Monday, Dec. 28th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Ackley Cemetery. 

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.


BRADFORD, Pa. -- The $3 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance and Capital Program brings the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford one step closer to building its new engineering and computer information technology building. 

On Wednesday, Rep. Marty Causer, R-Turtlepoint, announced that the university had received $3 million in RACP funds, which will support the new $22 million engineering and information technology building. 

“We are profoundly grateful to Marty for all of his help in securing these funds for our exciting new building,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, Pitt-Bradford’s president. “Marty has been a steadfast supporter of Pitt-Bradford for many years, and we especially appreciate his help on this exciting new project.” 

“This new building will be a headquarters of innovation on our campus,” Koverola said, “where students will work on highly specialized projects and collaborations, so they are well prepared for STEM-related careers in our region and beyond.” 

Currently, the project is in the design phase. Pitt-Bradford officials anticipate breaking ground in 2021 for the new building, which will be built on the lawn of Hanley Library, parallel to West Washington Street and the Lester and Barbara Rice House residence hall built in 2014. 

The two-story building will house many dedicated spaces, including a strength and materials lab, a fluid dynamics lab with a small hydro tunnel to test designs, a maker space with 3-D printing, and a virtual reality and augmented reality lab. 

The building will be home to existing majors, energy science and technology, computer information systems and technology, and petroleum technology, as well as new majors, mechanical engineering technology and energy engineering technology. 

“Without this new building to house our specialty equipment and labs,” said Matt Kropf, associate professor of petroleum technology, “we wouldn’t be able to offer these new engineering technology programs that are in demand for our students. And without these new majors, our region’s need for a locally trained and skilled workforce would continue to go unmet.” 

 For years, industry and manufacturing leaders in the region have struggled to fill vacant engineering and technology-related positions due to a lack of well-trained and well-prepared employees.  

Chris Napoleon, a Pitt-Bradford alumnus and owner of Napoleon Engineering Services in Olean, N.Y., said, “Pitt-Bradford has an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our local young engineering minds and support the employee needs of our manufacturing base.”  

Koverola added, “Having this building will not only provide well-prepared graduates for regional industries and manufacturers but also keep these talented and creative young people in our region, which will help to energize and revitalize our communities.” 

Having the new facility also will enable the university to develop new partnerships in the region. 

In addition to providing an ideal learning environment for students, Kropf said, the facility will help “open up new opportunities for community partnerships, such as promoting new business ventures and enhancing the research and development abilities of local industries.” 

Currently, the university is recruiting two new faculty members for the new engineering programs as well as two faculty members in the computer information systems and technology program, all to start in fall 2021.  

WaterAlert 10.81 ft, 'Allegheny River at Port Allegany, PA

Gage height of 10.81 ft  

2020-12-25 07:45:00 EST  

Allegheny River at Port Allegany, PA 

Gage height of 11.00 ft 2020-12-25 09:45:00 EST
  Allegheny River at Port Allegany, PA 

11.14 ft, 'Allegheny River at Port Allegany, PA at 3:00 PM

Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised the following roads (listed by county) are closed in the area due to flooding or downed trees and utilities. Updates will be sent periodically.


Route 61 Hamilton Underpass area between Green Street in Upper Augusta Township and Highland Avenue in the City of Sunbury.


(*Now Open) Route 2012 (Silver Creek Road) between Peteys Hollow Road and Witmer Road in Union Township
(*Now Open) Route 104 at the intersection with Meiserville Road in Chapman Township.


(*Now Open) Route 2003 (Old Reading Road) between Route 2012 (Mill Grove Road)  and Route 2007 (Duke Road) in Roaring Creek Township.
Route 4041 (Rohrsburg Road) between Route 4020 (Green Creek Road) and Neyhart Road in Orange Township.


Route 1004 (Arrowhead Road) between Route 1003 (PP and L Road and Route 54 (Continental Boulevard) in Anthony Township.
Route 1009 (Stamm Road) entire length in Derry Township.


Route 1007 (North and South Elk Run Road) at the intersection of Route 1005 (Bungy Road) in Sullivan Township.

Route 2001 (Beaver Run Road) between Route 192 (Buffalo Road) and Route 1001 (Johnson Mill Road) in Buffalo Township.

Route 1001 (Johnson Mill Road) between Route 192 (Buffalo Road) to the Snyder County Line.
Route 3003 (Eighth Street/Grand Valley Road) between Route 45 (Chestnut Street) in Mifflinburg and Route 3004 (Pleasant Grove Road) in West Buffalo Township.
(*New) Route 3012 (Wildwood Road) between Route 3004 (Red Ridge Road) and Penns Creek Road in Limestone Township.

PennDOT cautions motorists to never drive through flooded roadways, as it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car. Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.

Think About It

Pastor B.J. Knefley

As I write this Christmas is just around the corner. COVID will keep some away. For some it won’t be the same as other years. For those that do show up at my house we will celebrate around a big meal full of laughter and joy. Yes, it will be different but it is still Christmas.

Christmas is most often viewed as a joyous time. A time for family and friends to gather together. But for some it’s not joyous. In fact, I would venture a guess that all of us can look back and remember a Christmas or two that were not joyous. For some, Christmas has a new normal, one that they hadn’t anticipated or even considered would be their new experience. I like the saying that says, “Life happens while we’re making other plans”. It’s true isn’t it? Just in my own circle of friends and family there are some who are experiencing their first Christmas without their loved one. Another is in a place that they would have never predicted a year ago. A young mother is saying goodbye to her husband who heads back out to the oilfields to work on Christmas morning.

I don’t know how often we think about it, but Christmas is about Christ. I wonder how often we think about him beyond the holiday season? I read of a Pastor who said that we need to take Christ out of the manger and bring him into the rest of our lives each and every day. Why? Simply because the manger is only one side of the coin, the other side has a cross. And although we may not like it, life too has a cross. Sometimes it’s hard. We don’t get everything we want. Jesus said that he had come to give life, (John 10:10). Yet in the giving of life to us, it had a cost.

I don’t know what this new year will bring and neither do you. But what I do know is that I can choose to live like Jesus lived and I can love like Jesus loved. I may not do it perfectly, but I can try and when I fail, and I will, I can get back up and start again. The manger is about new beginnings. The year is full of hope, embrace it, it is yours to grasp, but it is a choice. Think about it. 

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