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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Coudersport Ambulance to Mitchell Hollow Road

 At 6:21 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to Mitchell Hollow Road for a female fall victim with a possible arm fracture.

Rosemary M. Whiteman, 70, a longtime resident of Portville, NY.

Rosemary M. Whiteman     
“loving grandmother”

Rosemary M. Whiteman, 70, a longtime resident of Portville, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, January 1, 2021, after a long illness.
Born on Monday, August 7, 1950 in Port Allegany, Pa., she was a daughter of Leon and Martha Corwin Kilbourn.  On July 8, 1983 in Portville, she married Richard “Dick” Whiteman, from there it was pure bliss.  Although the beginning of her life had many misfortunes, she and Dick fought their way to a better life.
Rosemary prided herself in working hard, especially at the former Hewitt Manor in Shinglehouse, Pa. with her best friend, Cindy Evingham and her babysitting for Olivia Hagen, whom she considered to be a granddaughter.
Rosemary was a kind and giving person.  She will be remembered for her stubbornness and her un-relentless need to give. She will also be remembered for her constant availability for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  There was nothing she loved more than her babies.
Surviving in addition to her loving husband are two children, Karen (Jeff) Warner of Portville and Jamie (Alex) Swift of Killeen, Texas; three grandchildren, Nikita (Shawn) Schultz, Bree (Jordan) Reed, and Joshua Swift; her adoring great-grandchildren, Jayden and Harper Schultz, Eevee and Elton Grabinski, and Rosalie and Wesley Reed; a brother, Ronnie (Paula) Kilbourn of Richburg; and a sister, Judy Rhodes.
In addition to her parents, Rosemary was predeceased by a sister, Linda Kilbourn.
A graveside funeral service celebrating Rosemary’s life will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, on a date and time to be announced.
Rosemary’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Rosemary, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Robert E. “Bob” Pratt, 87, formerly of Clara, PA.

Robert E. Pratt           
“a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Robert E. “Bob” Pratt, 87, formerly of Clara, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, in Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, after a long illness.
Born on Saturday, November 11, 1933 in Portville, N.Y., he was a son of Earl O. and Gertrude A. Hay Pratt.  On June 29, 1957, in Eldred, he married Patricia J.”Patty” Nuhfer, who survives.
Bob was a 1953 graduate of Shinglehouse High School and honorably serviced in the US Marine Corps from 1953-1956.  He was a life member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530.  
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Private burial services will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
U.S. Marine Veteran

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, 1364 SR 44S, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bob, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Janice I. REYNOLDS, 80, of Rochester, NY.


Janice I. REYNOLDS, 80, of Rochester, NY, died Monday, December 28, 2020 in LeRoy Village Green, LeRoy, NY. 

Born July 25, 1940, in Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Richard E. and Eva S. Monroe Reynolds. On August 15, 1959, in Sabinsville, PA, she married Norman C. Reynolds, who predeceased her on August 6, 2019. Janice devoted her life to the care of her husband and family. She was self-employed dog groomer. Janice was a member of Pinnacle Lutheran Church in Rochester. 

Surviving are: three children, Jacqueline Coles of Rochester, Laurie Ann (Michael) Henley of Akron, and Jeffrey (Donna) Reynolds of FL; nine grandchildren, Alexander, Samantha, Michael, Jr., Jessica, Jake, Brandon, Benjamin, Tori, and Sara; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Diana (George) Koratsis of Painted Post; nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Ulysses Cemetery. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Minor damage And No Injuries In One Car Crash In West Branch TWP.


No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 6 In Eulalia TWP.


Coudersport PSP Are Investigation A Trespass In Pike TWP.


Disabling Damage And No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Cherry Springs Drive In Summit TWP.


Bradford, Derrick City Dispatched For Fire Alarm at Valu Home Center

 At 5:30 PM on Saturday, Bradford City & Derrick City have been dispatched to Valu Home Center for an activated fire alarm. RECALLED by Captain 1-10.

Fillmore & Wiscoy-Rossburg Dispatched For MVA on RT. 19 With Possible Serious Injuries

Tri - County Alarms

Allegany County: Fillmore Fire & EMS, Wiscoy-Roasburg Fire & MTS are Responding to Route 19 & Lattice Bridge Road for a 1 Car MVA.
Caller reports that the Vehicle has Struck a Pole.
NYS Trooper is on the Scene & reports Possible Serious Injuries.
17:17 - Fillmore 5-01 is on the Scene & reports that the Pole has been Sheared Off, is Requesting for RG&E to Respond to the Scene.
17:20 - Mercy Flight & Life Net are Not Available.

SATURDAY P.M. Update: COVID-19 Surge On New Year’s Day

Potter County Today
January 2nd, 2021

The first day of the new year saw a surge of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases across the region. 

Between Friday and Saturday, there were 402 new cases confirmed in the region. 

Some 47 of them were residents of Potter County, a number which likely included a portion of the 410 people who were tested during the five-day drive-through clinic this week at Coudersport Area High School. 

Of those 47 cases, 22 involved residents of the Coudersport area; Austin area, 8; Shinglehouse, 7; Roulette, 5; Galeton, 3; and Genesee, 1.  

Since the pandemic began, there have been 630 COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths among residents of Potter County (chart above). 

A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control model has found that the actual number of COVID-19 infections in a locale could be as much as eight times higher than the detected cases. Details can be found here.

Also between Friday and Saturday, there were 70 more cases and two more deaths in McKean County; 19 more cases and three more deaths in Tioga; 118 cases and three deaths in Lycoming; 2 more cases in Cameron; 31 cases and another death in Elk; 42 more a death in Clinton; 45 cases and two deaths in Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; and 28 more cases and one more death Allegany County. 

Entering Saturday, overall case counts since the virus was detected stood as follows: Tioga, 1,945 cases, 61 deaths; McKean, 1,803 cases, 23 deaths; Cattaraugus, 2,630 cases, 44 deaths; Allegany County, N.Y., 1,907 cases, 73 deaths; Clinton, 2,012 cases, 25 deaths; Elk, 1,496 cases, 17 deaths; Cameron, 159 cases, 4 deaths; and Lycoming, 6,215 cases, 124 deaths. Statewide in Pennsylvania, there have been 657,292 cases with 16,239 deaths.

DOH report that UPMC Cole in Coudersport is currently treating 10 victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus, with three in the intensive care unit. Entering Saturday, all four of the hospital’s ventilators were available.

Allegany County Health Department Reports 16 New Covid-19 Cases



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Including the cities of Warren, Bradford, Coudersport, St. Marys,
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State College, Altoona, Huntingdon, Mount Union, Lewistown,
Mifflintown, McConnellsburg, Chambersburg, Lock Haven, Newport,
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316 PM EST Sat Jan 2 2021


* WHAT...Freezing rain expected late tonight into Sunday morning,
ending as light snow Sunday afternoon. Total ice accumulations
of up to one tenth of an inch followed by snow accumulations of
up to one inch.

* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 3 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission remind motorists to adjust speeds based on
driving conditions as winter weather impacts Pennsylvania

Call 5 1 1 or visit for the latest travel, roadway
and traffic conditions.

To report snow or ice, post to the NWS State College Facebook
page, use Twitter @NWSStateCollege, or visit

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Potter County Approves Economic Development Incentive

Potter County Today
January 1st, 2021 

Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel put the stamp of approval on a measure designed to create jobs and support economic development during their year-end meeting on Wednesday.

A new ordinance creates tax incentives for construction or expansion of commercial properties. They could qualify for a temporary reduction of county real estate taxes. Under the county’s ordinance, qualifying property owners would receive a 100-percent tax abatement in year one, 80 percent in year two, 60 percent in year three, 40 percent in year four, and 20 percent in year five.

A 1977 state law, the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) Act, authorizes the tax incentive program to support business expansion and job retention/creation. The ordinance applies only to the county portion of real estate taxes. However, school districts, boroughs and townships could also implement a LERTA.

During a public hearing, Potter County Education Council Business and Education Liaison Bob Wicker expressed support for offering the tax incentives, citing the negative impact of the county’s steady population loss and economic recession on school districts and communities countywide. 

Potter County Community Development Director Ellen Russell said she believed the LERTA tax incentives would complement her office’s efforts to support businesses in the county. 

The commissioners also received a letter of support from the North Central Penn Board of Realtors.

To obtain a copy of the ordinance, call 814-274-8290, ext. 207.

Photo By June Caldwell End Of The day In Potter County


SATURDAY A.M. Update: EMS Personnel Will Soon Get Vaccine

Potter County Today
January 2nd, 2021

Plans are being put in place to provide free COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine injections for emergency medical services first-responders in Potter County, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Glenn Dunn. 

Shots will be administered at UPMC Cole on Friday, Jan. 8. A conference call for emergency services agency representatives is planned for 7 pm Monday, Jan. 4, to provide further details and scheduling information. 

Coordinator Dunn also reported that there were approximately 410 people tested for the coronavirus during a five-day drive-through clinic that concluded on Thursday at the Coudersport Area High School parking lot. 

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).

After a slight lull in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases last weekend, the pandemic rebounded in the final week of 2020. There were 442 confirmed cases across the region between Thursday and Friday. 

Twelve of those new cases involved residents of Potter County. At most recent count, there were 120 “active” cases in Potter County. The Pa. Dept. of Health considers a case as active if the virus was detected over the past 14 days. 

Active case breakdown by ZIP code is: Coudersport, 36; Shinglehouse, 32; Austin, 19; Ulysses, 10; Galeton, 9; Harrison Valley, 5; Roulette, 5; and Genesee, 4. 

A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control model has found that the actual number of active COVID-19 infections in a locale could be as much as eight times higher than the detected cases. Details can be found here. 

Since the pandemic began, there have been 595 COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths among residents of Potter County (chart above).

Also between Thursday and Friday, there were 54 more cases in McKean County; 13 more cases in Tioga; 83 more cases in Lycoming; 10 more cases in Cameron; 28 more cases in Elk; 28 more cases in Clinton; 148 more cases and another death in Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; and 38 more cases and one more death in Allegany County. 

Entering Friday, overall case counts since the virus was detected stood as follows: Tioga, 1,926 cases, 58 deaths; McKean, 1,733 cases, 21 deaths; Cattaraugus, 2,585 cases, 43 deaths; Allegany County, N.Y., 1,907 cases, 73 deaths; Clinton, 1,970 cases, 24 deaths; Elk, 1,465 cases, 16 deaths; Cameron, 157 cases, 4 deaths; and Lycoming, 6,097 cases, 121 deaths. Statewide in Pennsylvania, there have been 648,039 cases with 16,214 deaths.

DOH report that UPMC Cole in Coudersport is currently treating 13 victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus, with three in the intensive care unit. Entering Friday, all four of the hospital’s ventilators were available.

Temporary COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania will expire at 8 am on Monday, Jan. 4. That includes 10-person indoor/25-person outdoor gathering limits. It also includes the ban on indoor operations at restaurants and bars and gyms and entertainment venues, and the suspension of schools’ extracurricular activities. The only mitigation orders that are expiring are the ones that were put in place on Dec. 12. 

Here is a full list of the restrictions that will remain in place:

  •     Child care may open, complying with guidance
  •     Congregate care restrictions in place
  •     Prison and hospital restrictions determined by individual facilities
  •     Schools subject to CDC and commonwealth guidance.
  •     Telework must continue unless impossible
  •     Businesses with in-person operations must follow updated business and building safety requirements
  •     Masks are required in businesses
  •     All in-person businesses may operate at 75% occupancy, except where noted
  •     Self-certified restaurants may open at 50% capacity for indoor dining; restaurants that have not self-certified are at 25% capacity for indoor dining
  •     On-premises alcohol consumption prohibited unless part of a meal; cocktails-to-go and carryout beverages are allowed
  •     Serving alcohol for on-site consumption must end at 11 pm, and all alcoholic beverages must be removed from patrons by midnight
  •     Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only
  •     Indoor recreation and health facilities (such as gyms and spas) open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged; fitness facilities directed to prioritize outdoor activities.
  •     All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and museums) open at 50% occupancy.
  •     Construction at full capacity with continued implementation of protocol.
  •     Hospitals are still being monitored to determine if elective procedure reductions should be ordered regionally.
  •     The out-of-state testing requirement is still in place.
  •     Local governments may still have stricter guidance in place.
  •     Gatherings limits determined using maximum occupancy calculator.
  •     Face coverings are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home.
  •     Unnecessary travel should be limited.


Disrupted last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual sale of tree and shrub seedlings from the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery will return in 2021 stronger than

Seedlings that would have been dug up and shipped out last spring were left to grow another year after the 2020’s seedling sale was canceled. In some cases, that means the nursery will be offering larger, more-resilient seedlings in this year’s sale with a wide variety of seedlings available – 20 species in all.

The 2021 seedling order form will be available online with sales to begin Monday, Jan. 4.

Among this year’s offerings are red mulberry, North America’s only native mulberry tree, which grows to mature heights between 30 and 50 feet; Eastern red cedar, which also is known as juniper and produces a berry-like cone used by many birds; and Northern bayberry, a hardy shrub that can reach 15-foot heights and is an important winter food source for grouse and other birds.

There are a variety of oaks, pines, spruces and other deciduous and evergreen trees, and a host of shrubs also available for sale, some of them in impressive numbers. For instance, the nursery presently has twelve 4-foot-wide, 440-foot-long beds of red oak seedlings – a linear mile of red oak – awaiting to be sold, shipped and transplanted, said Brian Stone, manager at Howard Nursery.

“There’s more of a variety of species because the seedlings stayed in the ground last year so a few of the seedlings have grown bigger than in previous years and are of exceptional quality,” Stone said. “So, we’re very excited to get the 2021 sale underway, and later this spring get seedlings out to properties statewide to improve habitat and help Pennsylvania’s wildlife.”           

The Howard Nursery grows tree and shrub seedlings for use on state game lands and Hunter Access properties, as well as for the Seedlings for Schools program and the Game Commission’s conservation partners.

Any remaining surplus is available to Pennsylvania residents for purchase. Seedlings are sold in units of 25.

Most orders of 12 or more total units qualify for applicable discounted pricing. With the discount, prices are as low as $5.50 per unit. Regular price ranges from $7.50 to $9.50, depending upon the seedling species.

In the 2021 sale, red mulberry is the only seedling for which a discount isn’t offered because it’s available in limited numbers only.

Stone said those who are interested in placing an order should call Howard Nursery at 814-355-4434 once the sale begins. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Orders can be placed by FAX as well at 814-355-8094

The order form is available at Place your cursor over “Information & Resources” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then click on “Make a Purchase” to find the 2021 Seedling Order Form. There also will be a link in Quick Clicks called Seedling Sales.


Johnsonburg, Pa. – The Rolfe Beagle Club announces that this year’s statewide coyote and fox hunt or trap will take place on two weekends in February.  Jim Pennington, President, states “Many hunting seasons have wound down, and we wanted to give our hunters as much opportunity as possible to enjoy predator hunting in PA.  Enter at the Rolfe Beagle Club’s statewide hunt and also take advantage of the other local hunts at the same time.” 

The first weekend of Rolfe Beagle Club’s statewide predator hunt starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, 2/12, and runs thru Sunday, 2/14, at 4:00 p.m.  The second weekend of the hunt starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, 2/19, and runs thru Sunday, 2/21, at 4:00 p.m.  Hunters and trappers can enter both weekends for one low price. 


All harvested predators will be weighed in at 4:00 p.m. on all six days.  Every harvested predator will receive an equal amount of the entry fees.  The lone exception is that the largest coyote and fox will receive an additional 10%.  100% of the largest female registration fees will go to the lucky hunter with the heaviest female coyote or fox that registered in those categories.  The deadline for registration is Thursday, 2/11.

The Rolfe Beagle Club is located at 1016 Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, PA 15845 for hunters mailing in their registration, or you can drop off your registration at the clubhouse on any Sunday morning.

Contact Mary Hosmer at, or Richie Schlimm at, if you have any questions.

PA Rep. Mike Aramini Reports From the Capitol

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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This email includes:
  •   New Legislative Session Begins This Tuesday
  •   Supporting Our Emergency Responders
  •   Improving the Quality of Local Health Care
  •   Update on PennDOT Services
  •   License Your Dog for 2021
  •   Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Approaches
New Legislative Session Begins This Tuesday

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will formally begin the 2021-22 Legislative Session this Tuesday, Jan. 5, with members taking the oath of office. The ceremony is set to begin at noon.

Due to COVID-19, the oath will be administered to members in small groups of approximately 50 members each, rather than to the full 203-member chamber at one time. We will also elect a speaker of the House for the new session. Live streaming of the entire ceremony will be available on my website,
Supporting Our Emergency Responders

Pennsylvania's volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services and rescue squads have until Monday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. to apply for the latest round of grants offered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services.

Thanks to Act 91 of 2020, fire companies which receive grants may now bank that money for up to five years rather than "use it or lose it" in a 12-month period, which was the policy prior to the measure. This makes it easier to plan for larger projects and purchases such as building construction or acquisition of apparatus.

If you want more information or wish to submit an application, please click here.
Improving the Quality of Local Health Care

Access to improved health care in our area continues with the infusion of grant funding from Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by the Office of the Budget.

Penn Highlands Healthcare is receiving $500,000, which will be used to construct a new behavioral health facility on the grounds of the existing 1920's-era building. The new three-story structure will house 124 inpatient beds, including beds for children and adolescents.

The first floor of the new addition will provide outpatient services and include a behavioral health urgent care walk-in clinic and behavioral health intensive care unit for high acuity patients.

The new second floor will be dedicated to children and adolescent inpatient programs, with the third floor to focus on gero-psychiatry inpatient programs including a unit for individuals who are diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Update on PennDOT Services

All PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will close this Thursday, Dec. 31, at 12:15 p.m. and remain closed this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.
License Your Dog for 2021


The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is reminding dog owners to license their pets for the New Year.

All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed. The fee for an annual dog license is $6.50, or $8.50 if the animal is not spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification such as a microchip or tattoo. Discounts are available for qualifying older adults and persons with disabilities.

Pennsylvania dog licenses are available for purchase through county treasurers. For more information, including contact information for your local county treasurer and license purchasing options, visit
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Approaches


Older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities have until this Thursday, Dec. 31, to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2019 tax year.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

For additional information and applications, click here, or contact my offices for assistance.
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CLEARFIELD | 315 East Market Street, Suite 100, Clearfield, PA 16830 | Phone: 814-765-0593 | Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Crews Rescuing A Stranded Kayaker From The Gorge in Valentine Flats

 Tri - County Alarms
56m  · 11:50 AM

 Cattaraugus County: Gowanda Fire & EMS, with the District 1 Ropes Team are Responding to Valentine Flats Road & Point Peter Road for a Rescue of a Stranded Kayaker.
11:50 - Gowanda Chief is Requesting for Tech Rescue Teams from Allegany Fire & Westons Mills Fire to Standby at their Halls.
11:54 - Deputy 1 is Responding.
12:37 - Gowanda Command reports that Crews are with the Victim, and will be Extricating Shortly.

HELP WANTED: Experienced Regional Truck Dispatcher & Regional CDL-A Drivers.


Disabling Damage And No Injuries In One Car Crash On RT. 249 In Chatham TWP.


No Injuries In One car Crash on Blockhouse RD. In Liberty Boro


Mansfield PSP Respond to multiple Accidents


Portville Man Involved In Domestic Incident Shot By Trooper


State Police investigate domestic incident resulting in a Trooper involved shooting

On January 1, 2021 at 1:30 A.M., Troopers out of SP Olean responded to a violent domestic incident dispatched by Cattaraugus Sheriff’s Office (911) on Yubadam Road in Portville, NY.  

After arriving at the residence and speaking with the victim, a male suspect, later identified as Ryan T. Ehman, 40, advanced towards Troopers armed with a bow and arrow.  Troopers gave several commands to drop the weapon, and after he failed to comply, a Trooper discharged his Division issued firearm, striking Ehman.  

Ehman was taken into custody and transported to Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight for injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation, criminal charges are pending. Updated information will be provided at a later time.

Speed Limit Restored on Interstate 80 in North Central PA

​Montoursville, PA – PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restriction that was in place on a interstate in the region.  

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced yesterday to 45 mph on Interstate 80 east of Interstate 180 in the region. All speeds are restored to their usual posted limits.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear.

The Elk County Adult Probation and Parole Office is seeking Adult Probation Officers.

POSITION DETAILS: Full-time, non-bargaining, benefits eligible with the County of Elk.
LOCATION: Elk County Courthouse, Ridgway, Pennsylvania
SALARY: $31,784.50/annual (FLSA: Non-Exempt)
Investigates, advises, and supervises individuals on probation of parole within the community. Position may also coordinate and implement specific programs that assist or augment the overall mission of the Office.

Applicants must possess a Bachelors Degree in criminal justice or a related field from an accredited college or university and a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. 
Completion of Basic Probation/Parole Training Academy will be required within one (1) year of employment.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
District Court Administrator
PO Box 416
Ridgway, PA  15853
or by e-mail to:

Submissions must be received by January 15, 2021.

The Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District of Pennsylvania is seeking a Director of the Elk County Domestic Relations Section.

POSITION DETAILS: Full-time, non-bargaining, benefits eligible with the County of Elk.
LOCATION: Elk County Courthouse, Ridgway, Pennsylvania
SALARY: $42,000.00 - $43,200.00/annual (FLSA: Exempt)
This management position plans, organizes and directs day-to-day operations of the Domestic Relations Section. Performs administrative work that requires considerable judgment in applying policies and procedures to situations within the child support system. Reviews facts surrounding individual case situations and uses independent judgment. Conducts support conferences for the establishment or modification of support orders, applying support guidelines to the facts of each case. Must handle confidential information that could be detrimental if disclosed. Must be familiar with office practices, including case initiation, paternity, location, establishment of support orders according to guidelines, enforcement and financial distribution, as well as administrative duties of proper use of IV-D money and incentive money, and daily management of staff.

Candidates should have Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business management, or a related field; a juris doctorate is preferred but not required.

Three (3) years of leadership and experience in a professional environment.
Three (3) years of experience in personnel management, including direct supervision and employee development.
Commensurate education, experience, or training will be considered.
The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and drug screen.
*** All inquiries / applicants remain confidential ***

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
District Court Administrator
PO Box 416
Ridgway, PA  15853
or by e-mail to:

Submissions must be received by January 15, 2021.

Potter County Salary Board of Commissioners Meeting January 4, 2021


Coudersport Magisterial Court Office To Move To 24 maple View Lane January 1st


Lake View Is Hiring We have openings C N A’s, Personal care aides, and dietary aides


Northern Potter School District Is Hiring A Long-Term Substitute Teacher


Friday, January 1, 2021

Senator Bob Casey Details Second Round of Economic Impact Payments

 Senator Bob Casey's 

Dear James, 

You likely have heard that a second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) has been approved. I understand that many constituents have a number of questions.

The IRS started to distribute the second EIPs on December 29. Direct deposit payments should be deposited within the next two weeks. Distribution of paper checks began on Wednesday, December 30, and should continue through the end of January. If you received an initial EIP, no additional action is required to receive this second payment.

The income criteria for the second round of payments is the same as the first. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident making under $75,000 a year (single) or $150,000 a year (married filing jointly) and are not claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax returns, you likely will qualify for the full $600 payment ($1,200 married couples). Families with qualifying children will also receive $600 for each dependent under age 17. Eligible individuals do not need to take any action to receive the EIP.

In addition to checks and direct deposits, Treasury will also be sending a limited number of payments out by debit card. The Economic Impact Payment debit card will be sent in a white envelope that prominently displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal. It has the Visa name on the front of the card and the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A.

If you did not receive one or both EIPs, but believe you are eligible, you will be able to claim the equivalent "Recovery Rebate Credit" when you file your 2020 federal income tax return.

You can learn more about the second round of EIPs on the IRS website. My staff is also happy to help answer questions or provide assistance, and can be reached through my website or at 866-461-9159.

While I am glad that some measure of relief is finally reaching Pennsylvanians, it is nowhere near enough. Please know that I will continue to fight in the new Congress to ensure that those who are struggling receive the additional economic support they need and deserve.


Bob Casey

Austin Fire & EMS Has A busy New Year's Eve/Day

 Austin Volunteer Fire Department

New Years Eve started at 07:18 with a Medical Emergency in Portage Township. 

The second dispatch of the day came at 13:36 for a Motor Vehicle Accident in Keating Township. Rescue 44-8 with Chief 44-20 (B.Brooks) and Ambulance 44-7 with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) and Chief 44-71 (S.Orlowski) responded. Chief 44-20 (B.Brooks) had Austin Command. Ambulance 44-7 was canceled en route.  Rescue 44-8 crew provided traffic control on scene and checked for hazards. All units were in quarters at 15:51.  

After ringing in the new year, at 01:31 came a dispatch for mutual aid to the scene of a Structure Fire in Gibson Township, Sinnemahoning. Chief 44 (J.Rooney), Chief 44-10 (J.Burgett), Tanker 44-5 and Ambulance 44-7 with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) responded. Crews arrived on scene and staged awaiting orders. The fire was soon reported out and 44 units were released. All units were back in quarters at 03:26.