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Friday, December 31, 2021

Germania Fire Dept. was dispatched to assist Cross Fork with a structure fire

On December 31, at 8:45 pm Germania Fire Dept. was dispatched to assist Cross Fork  on Trout Run Road, 2 miles South of Kettle Creek Rd. for a fully involved Cabin fire.

Westfield, Clymer Dispatched For House Fire On California Road

At 6:38 PM on Friday, Westfield & Clymer Fire Depts. have been dispatched to 1988 California Road for a report of a house fire.

Elkland has been dispatched for RIT. 

Chief 5 reports working structure fire observed from 1 mile away. Tankers requested from Knoxville, Little Marsh & Harrison Valley. Blossburg with rehab. Fire Marshal. Co-ordinators.

7:31 PM--Fire under control. Extensive mop up anticipated.

Randall Randy Battles, 67, of Jamestown, NY

Randall Lee Battles 

Randall Randy Battles, 67, of Jamestown, NY passed away December 27, 2021 at UPMC Hamot. 

He was born December 19, 1954 in Bradford, PA the son of Donald and Gloria Battles. 

Arrangements entrusted to Riccardi’s Hubert Funeral Home. 

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THURSDAY Update: Holidays Slow Testing, Vaccination Rates

Potter County Today
December 30th, 2021

Pennsylvania set a single-day record on Wednesday with 17,520 additional COVID-19 cases reported statewide, and 304 deaths, the highest such statewide total since last winter. 

Meanwhile, the case count and death toll in Potter County has been trending downward in recent days. There were 16 more confirmed cases and no reported COVID-related fatalities between Friday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 30.

Entering Thursday, there have been 2,574 total cases and 78 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic was declared. 

Potter County’s “active” case count has fallen to 83. Those are residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past two weeks and are considered highly contagious. For each case that is confirmed, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are four or more undiagnosed cases in a given population.

Health care officials caution against reading too much into the recent statistics. Relatively few people have been tested over the past week due to the Christmas holiday. Additionally, Potter County’s “test positivity rate” is very high at 32 percent. It far exceeds the statewide (13.3 percent) and national (7.8 percent) figures. The rate represents the proportion of residents tested for the virus who are confirmed as infected.

The holiday season has also slowed the number of Potter County residents being vaccinated. Just under 44 percent (6,881 people) of those 5 and older have now received at least one dose. 

UPMC Cole offers the vaccine to eligible patients at its outpatient offices. Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy in Coudersport administers the vaccine by appointment; call 814-274-8660. Rite Aid pharmacies continue to book appointments. To access the online reservation form, click here.

Olean Police Arrest Two for Burglary of Business on West State Street

Kranock                                                                                     Cook

City of Olean, NY Police Department

Two people were arrested yesterday afternoon by the Criminal Investigation Unit for a Burglary that took place December 27th. at approximately 2:00 a.m. at a W. State St. business. 

42 year old Larry Cook of 118 E. Green St. and 37 year old Thomas Kranock who gave no permanent address were both charged with Burglary 3rd. degree ( D Felony) and Petit larceny ( A Misdemeanor) for entering the rear of the business and stealing property. 

Kranock and Cook were issued appearance tickets for arraignments in Olean City Court on January 11th.

Lafayette Twp. Vol. Fire/Rescue Department 2022 Election Results

Lafayette Twp. Vol. Fire/Rescue Department 2022 Election Results   

President - Rob Mitchell
Vice President- Stan Gleason
Secretary- Jerry Ruhlman
Treasurer- Jerry Johnson  

Cody Jordan
Steve DiBernardo
Tom Baker  

President- Don Fowler
Vice President- Stan Gleason
Secretary- Jerry Ruhlman
Treasurer- Jerry Johnson  

Stan Gleason
Steve DiBernardo
Cody Jordan  

Line Officers:
Chief - Don Fowler
Asst Chief - Rob Mitchell
FP Capt - Jerry Johnson

Air Medical Dispatched For Victim Of Gunshot In Birdsall

At 4:35 PM on Friday, EMS is arriving on scene of an accidental shooting in the 8000 block of County Road 16 in Birdsall. 

An 18 year old male is reported to have a gunshot wound to the side. 

Angelica Fire Dept. has been dispatched to set up a landing zone for Mercyflight to transport to Strong Memorial in Rochester.

Mercyflight airborne to Strong at 5:14 PM.

Roulette Ambulance to Main Street

At 3:34 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Main Street for 2 patients with difficulty breathing.

First Night Bradford To Bring In 2022


Bradford Dispatched To Possible 3 Vehicle Crash in City

At 1:45 PM on Friday, Bradford City Fire & EMS dispatched to vehicle crash in front of Northwest Savings Bank at Congress & Main Street. Report no entrapment. Possibly 3 vehicle accident.

Report minor crash. Occupants denying injuries.

Smethport Dispatched to One Vehicle Rollover Crash Friday Morning


Smethport Fire Department Inc.

At 8:02am, 12/31 SFD was dispatched for a MVA at 19434 Route 6 near Jane Ware Road.  The  vehicle traveling west on Rt 6 when it went off the right side of the road, sheared off a Verizon telephone pole, and rolled multiple times coming to rest off the road in the brush.  

The driver was out of the vehicle upon SFD  arrival and refused treatment, but was evaluated by Priority Care Ambulance. 

PSP were on scene,  and vehicle was removed by Knightlinger Motors.  SFD responded with E-24 and Fire Police were able to operate with a single lane of traffic during the incident.   Chief 220 took command and all units were back in service at 10:00am 


Vehicle Serach Leads To Possession With Intent To Distribute Charges

McKean County District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that, on December 31, 2021, Foster Township Police arrested Eric Walter Newburg for crimes related to possession of a controlled substance.

Newburg is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Controlled Substance; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Investigating Officer, Eric Neiswonger, of Foster Township Police, filed the charges against Newburg following a traffic stop in Foster Township of a vehicle in which Newburg was a passenger.  

The charges followed a search of the vehicle which yielded approximately 1 pound of marijuana and numerous other items including dozens of small baggies and a grinder.

Newburg was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Dominic Cercone who set bail at $10,000 straight and Newburg was remanded to the McKean County Jail.

State Police Announces Christmas Holiday Crashes and Enforcement Results

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 488 motor vehicle crashes, which killed six people and injured 90 others, during the Christmas holiday weekend from December 24-26, 2021.

Alcohol was a factor in 8% of the crashes, including one fatal crash, and resulted in 181 DUI arrests. State Troopers also arrested 158 individuals on criminal charges and issued 4,007 traffic citations.


Year Total Crashes Fatal Crashes People Killed People Injured Alcohol-Related Crashes Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2021 (3 days) 488 4 6 90 41 1
2019 (3 days) 376 0 0 78 40 0


Year DUI Arrests Speeding Citations Child Seat Citations Seat Belt Citations Other Citations
2021 (3 days) 181 1,131 24 124 2,728
2019 (3 days) 179 1,885 17 181 3,800

More information on 2021 Christmas holiday enforcement, broken down by troop, is available here. These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and mitigation efforts that were in place throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time, statistical information was not collected during the 2020 Christmas holiday driving period.

With New Year's Eve celebrations still ahead this week, state police will once again be on the lookout for impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Remember to plan ahead for a safe ride home before heading out, especially if your holiday plans involve alcohol.  

For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit

United Way Community Impact Recipients for 2022

Bradford, PA — The United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. has made their decisions on the local 501 C 3 non-profit organizations that will be receiving grants from the current “All In” campaign for the 2022 calendar year.  

“This is not an easy process for the Board of Directors,” says Executive Director Sarah Lonzi.  “We received upwards of forty applications across our three served communities. All of these applications were worthy and we are confident in our decisions on how to allocate the dollars raised for the next year.  It is important to note that if the campaign falls short each agency will have a deduction of that percentage from what they are expected to receive.”

The 2022 recipients of the Community Impact grants are:  Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, CARE for Children, CASA, Catholic Charities, Destinations – Bradford, Bradford Hospital Foundation Meals on Wheels, Evergreen Elm, Friendship Table, Greater Bradford Senior Activity Center, Growing with Grace, A Partnership in Housing, The Salvation Army, YMCA, YWCA, Port Allegany Area Recreation, S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library, Port Allegany Fire Department, Hamlin Memorial Library, McKean County Historical Society, Smethport Memorial Recreation Center, Smethport Senior Center, and The United Methodist Church Pre-School (Smethport), .  It is your generous donations that will allow for these organizations to continue their quality programming in 2021 to our family, friends and neighbors. 

The United Way campaigns currently stand at: Bradford – 66%, Smethport – 80% and Port Allegany – 34% -- it is clear there is a ways to go with only a few weeks left in the campaign.  If you are considering a pledge to the United Way, please contact the office at 814-368-6181 or at and we will be happy to help you be “All In For Your Community”!

Accidental Shooting In Columbus TWP.


Fire Origin Undetermined In Huston TWP.



Liberty Township


January 3, 2022
4859 Route 155
Port Allegany, PA. 16743

Call To Order
1. Ambulance Report for December, 2021
2. Fire Report for December, 2021.
3. Secretary’s Report for December 9, 2021.
4. Treasurer’s Report for January, 2022
1. PSATS Conference Materials
2. PSATS annual dues letter
3. Upper Pine Creek meeting minutes
4. Letter from DEP regarding Stream Evaluation Report.
5. Approval letter from DEP for Baker/McNamara Subdivision
New Business
1. Sign new Agreement between township and Roger Bickleman
2. Sign letter from Roger Bickleman naming him as SEO and naming Russ Braun for alternate SEO.
3. Sign Certificate of Election of Treasurer
4. Sign Resolution No. 1-22 for Disposition of Tax Records
Old Business
Public Concerns

Recent Obituaries at Buckheit Funeral Chapel


Janet Irene Cushing

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Robert L. Neri

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

James Scott

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Penn State announces spring semester classes will remain in person

Penn State announces spring semester classes will remain in person despite omicron concern

PSU said earlier this month it would make a final decision Dec. 30, and that final decision was to stick with its original plan to avoid remote learning.

Betty J. Morris, age 91, of Westfield, PA

Betty J. Morris

Betty J. Morris, age 91, of Westfield, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  

Born December 18, 1930 in Little Marsh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary (Wass) Short.  Betty married Robert Morris in 1957; he preceded her in death on January 27, 2000.  

She worked as the manager of Rosenbloom's furniture until retiring. 

She is survived by her sister in law, Gail L. Short of Little Marsh; her estranged son, Lloyd (Kimberly) Morris and granddaughter, Ava Morris of Idaho and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Betty was preceded in death by a nephew, Tony Close; sister, Linda Parker; niece, Kathy Davis and her brother, Ronald Short.  

Per Betty's wishes there will be no services.  Burial will be in Ackley Cemetery.  

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.

Barbara J. Thomas, 89, of 70 Boss Street, Bolivar, NY

Barbara J. Thomas 

Barbara J. Thomas, 89, of 70 Boss Street, Bolivar, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at home following a lengthy illness. 

Born on March 10, 1932 in Hornell, she was the daughter of Robert and Betty Galusha Nicholson. Barb married Robert Thomas on August 26, 1950 in Bolivar; Mr. Thomas preceded her in death in 1999.

Barb was a graduate of the Bolivar Central School. She owned and operated the family flower shop “Nicholson Flower Shop” in Bolivar for many years. Later she was employed by the Cuba Cheese Shop for ten years prior to her retirement. Barb was a former member of the Bolivar Country Club.

Surviving are two children, John Thomas and Anne (Dave) Nenno both of Bolivar; seven grandchildren, Shelley Thomas, Dacey Smith, Tina Sallazzo, Eric Nenno, Cady Dunning, Joe Chase and Kelley Chase; eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Selinda Smith in 2002 and Barbara Chase in 2015; a grandson Robert Thomas; one sister Anne Saunders and a loving companion Wayne “Bob” Torrey in 2021.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to Bolivar Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 460 Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral home, Inc., Bolivar, NY.

Coudersport Ambulance to Olmstead Road

At 10:22 AM on Friday, Coudersport ambulance has been called to Olmstead Road for syncope.

H. John Driebelbies, age 82, of Mansfield, Pa.

H. John Driebelbies

H. John Driebelbies, age 82, of Mansfield, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at his home. 

He was born on July 6, 1939, in Blossburg, Pa., a son of Harry and Mary (Kennedy) Driebelbies. John was married to Betsy (French) Driebelbies for 57 years. 

He was a frost operator for Osram Sylvania and worked at Dresser Manufacturing and Merganthaler as a mechanic for 23 years. John enjoyed reading, hunting and painting.

John is survived by his wife; three sons, Vincent Driebelbies of Wellsboro, Pa., John (Ruby) Driebelbies of Wellsboro, Pa. and Tony (Caryn) Driebelbies of Frederick, Md.; a daughter, Barbara Louden of Wellsboro, Pa.; six grandchildren, Samantha, Pat, Megan, Erin, Ryan and Dixie; six great grandchildren, Jasmine, Anthony, Melanie, Missy, Arlo and Henry; a brother, Philip (Beverly Dillon) Driebelbies of Corning, N.Y.; and a sister, Betty (Carl) Kurtz of Galeton, Pa.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary 725 Gee Rd., Tioga, Pa., 16946 or American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 75284. 

Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. is assisting the family.

Smethport Dispatched to One Vrhicle Crash on Rt. 6

 Car into pole between Pierce Brook and Jane Ware Road.

Hilltop Dispatched to Crash on Droney Road

100 yards from Vavalos. Vehicle into a tree. Unknown if injuries.

Think About It

This Next Year I’m …
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Each New Year has its resolutions of the things we intended to have different in the coming year. Perhaps we speak forth our desires of the things we wish to change, or the new things we want to try. Perhaps we have dreams that are yet unfulfilled, or we just want our life to be different somehow. We are tired of the same old stuff. The same issues and frustrations are constant reminders that our lives have not gone anywhere. Our future looks as bleak as our past has been, and although we would like things to be different this next year, we don’t really hold out any hope.

I know a family that has been through much this past year. Actually, they have been through much over the past several years. Facing yet another issue, one of the parents asked if anything good could come out of what they were dealing with. Seeing only the problem, and the need to walk through yet another “issue”, the future didn’t seem all that hopeful. It is in these times that we all might like to crawl back into bed and wake up on a different day. But life doesn’t work that way, and although we might wish things would go away, the only way they will, is when we jump in the midst of them. That is exactly what this family has done. Instead of having the events of their lives control them; they are taking an active approach in working through them.

As an outsider looking into the lives of many people, I am often able to observe things that they are not able to see. Take for example the family that I was referring to. I have watched this family grow stronger. The relationship of the couple has grown stronger through their trials. Where they once lacked the self-confidence, they now are willing to take to steps that a year ago they could not have. I have watched the whole family grow emotionally and spiritually. How are they doing this? They are practicing faith in a way that brings hope amid trials. Easy? No, but the outcome of their effort is making them stronger.  Want life to change? Perhaps you’ll need to look past the trial and into the arena of faith that produces hope. Think about it.

Elliots Lumber Is Looking For A Full-Time Logging Contractor


Ulysses Township Reorganization Meeting January 3rd


Pleasant Valley Township Supervisors Meetings Announcment


Lakeview Is Hiring Full-Time And Part-Time Postions


Ring In The New Year At The Seneca Inn


New Years Eve Bingo At The Eldred Township Fire Dept.


Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & The Shops of Quarter West

North Central Supply and The Shops of Quarter West, 25 West St., Galeton, Pa.  Open Thursday & Friday 10-5, Sat. 9-4.  Some new items in ... Lots of prehung doors ready to install.. Lots of new Spring decor and farmhouse primitives at Grammy's Shack.. New washer, dryers refrigerators and gas and electric ranges.. Save money and make the drive to Galeton! Nobody beats our prices..period! 25 West St Galeton, Pa. Open Thursday & Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4 25


Sew Much More Bridal Gown Discounts; Sew Much More will be closed December 24-January 2.




Eulalia Township Meeting Announcment


The Potter County Education Council has a part-time office assistant/test proctor position open in our Port Allegany office.


Truck-Lite Is Hiring 1st And 2nd Shifts


Shinglehouse Borough Organization Meeting January 3rd


Thursday, December 30, 2021

Ridgway Dispatched For House Fire on Main Street

127 West Main. Apartment building full of smoke. Everyone is believed to be out of the building. Heavy smoke showiing from rear of building. Johnsonburg dispatched for standby at Ridgway. West Penn Power and National Fuel notified.

Day 30 Winner Amy Ahearn


Kane Fire, EMS Dispatched To Rt. 6 Crash

At 6:23 PM on Thursday, Kane Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 6 & Old Smethport Road for a one vehicle crash. Report one female patient, no entrapment.

Chief 5 reports no injuries.

Deborah "Debbie" Kane Graham, 65, of Bradford, PA.

Deborah "Debbie" Kane Graham

Deborah "Debbie" Kane Graham, 65, a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend to all, of Bradford, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at her residence, after sudden brief illness.

Born September 3, 1956, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Leo Kane and Evelyn (Veroche-Kane) O'Donnell.

She was a 1974 graduate of Bradford High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Debbie’s greatest accomplishment was spending her early years being a stay-at-home mother at her country home. She adored her family and enjoyed making memories and spending time with her three children, and seven grandchildren.

She was an avid animal lover, devoted to her dog Saylor, and she admired butterflies. She enjoyed spending time at the beach and in the sun.

A hard working and dedicated employee, she has been employed at Penn Highlands Community Nurses for the last 11 years. She adored every client she cared for. She formerly worked at the Jack and Jill Shop, and Bradford Pharmacy.

Surviving are two daughters, Julie Graham-VanScoter of Bradford, Jennifer Graham-Johnson (Frank Shultz), of Bemus Point NY, one son, Jason (Emily) Graham, of Greenville SC, seven grandchildren, Mia and Milaina VanScoter, Scarlett, Leo, Caspar and Ramona Graham, and Brody Shultz.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Avenue, at 1:00 pm funeral services will be held with Rev. Rick Nelson, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

For those not able to attend in person, this service will be live streamed, on South Avenue camera at 1:00pm or click

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to American Heart Association, SPCA, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Scio Dispatched to Vehicle Into Creek

At 5:40 PM on Thursday, Scio Fire Rescue & EMS are responding to a vehicle into a creek off County Road 10 near Brody Slide. 2 persons are confined to the vehicle. Vehicle is on its side in Vandermark Creek. Report CPR in progress.

Stephanie E. Krise, 59, of Portland Mills Road, Ridgway, PA.

Stephanie E. Krise

Stephanie E. Krise, 59, of Portland Mills Road, Ridgway, died peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 following a battle with cancer.

She was born on April 15, 1962 in Ridgway, a daughter of Jack and Martha Walls Overbeck, who survive of Ridgway.

On January 17, 1987, she married Randolph “Randy” Krise, who survives of Ridgway.

Stephanie was a graduate of Ridgway High School, class of 1980, and worked for many years at American Axel. 

With a true servant’s heart, Stephanie was a friend to everyone she met and never had a bad word to say about anyone.  Always meticulous about her home, she could often be found caring for her lawn or sitting on the porch enjoying a can of beer.

She loved get-togethers with her mom, sisters, and friends, and always enjoyed a float down the river.  Years ago, she also enjoyed playing volleyball with friends.

Most of all, Steph cherished her family and her grandchildren.  She loved her family with her whole heart, always with an ear to listen and a sound word of advice for her kids.  Her lap was always ready to hold one of her grandchildren, and she loved nothing more than having her grandkids visit or spend the night.  Whether baking cookies with them or fishing in the pond, one of her greatest treasures in the world were her grandkids.  With a kind heart, a gentle demeanor, and a contagious smile, Steph’s legacy will live on in the hearts of her family.

In addition to her parents, Jack and Martha Overbeck, and her husband, Randy Krise, she is survived by three children; Angela Cunningham and her husband Jessie of Kersey, Roy Krise and his wife Michelle of St. Marys, and Tiffany Gausman and her husband Kurt of Punxsutawney and her beloved grandchildren; Cole, Ava, Alex, Marcus, Vincent, Violet, Benjamin, Julia, Rosalie, and Clara. She is also survived by four siblings; Michelle Bogacki, Sonya (Jeff) Marzella, and Jacqueline (Tom) Kucenski, all of Ridgway, and Jack (Jamie) Overbeck of Brockway.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Heidi Steger and Ian Kucenski, who were special to her.

A Funeral Service and Celebration of Stephanie’s Life will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Hallton Church, Evergreen Drive, Ridgway, Pa 15853 with Rev. Ron Burkett, Pastor, officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Hallton Church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hallton.

Although flowers would be appreciated, the family requests those wishing to honor Stephanie may do so with donations to the Rails to Trails.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

Richard Gregory, 53, of Gardeau Rd., Austin, PA

Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory, 53, of Gardeau Rd., Austin, PA passed away at his residence on Monday afternoon (December 27, 2021). 

He was born August 22, 1968 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late James and Sandra Burley Gregory.

He graduated from Cameron County in 1987.

He is survived by his companion of many years Lisa Uber, of Emporium,  with who he resided; two step-sons, Ryan Reid and Trevor Reed, both of Emporium; several, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lisa will greet friends at a Memorial Gathering to be held at Mack's Rhythm & Brews, Route 120, Emporium, PA on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to assist with final expenses.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Kurt P. Brown, 56, of 2949 Glen Hazel Road, Wilcox, PA

Kurt P. Brown

Kurt P. Brown, 56, of 2949 Glen Hazel Road, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at his residence.   

He was born January 10, 1965, in St. Marys, son of Lawrence R. Brown, who survives of St. Marys and the late Ella M. (Cheatle) Brown.  

Kurt was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1983.  He was previously employed by Sylvania for 35 years and more recently was employed by ATS Manufacturing. 

In addition to his father, Kurt is survived by his siblings: Mark Brown (Annamarie) of Kernersville, NC, Lisa Hanes (Terry) of St. Marys, and Rob Brown (Tina) of Labadie, MO; his step-mother, Carole A. Brown of St. Marys; his step-brother, Joel L. Snyder (Becky) of Colonial Beach, VA; his nieces and nephews: Eric Brown, Katie Brown, Jason Hanes, Jennifer Bish, Lacey Hanes, Noah Brown, Emily Brown, and Jonah Snyder; and by his dedicated dog, Dora. 

In addition to his mother, Kurt was preceded in death by his step-brother, Skip Snyder. 

Kurt enjoyed all that life had to offer.  He loved to barbeque and ride motorcycles and was a member of the Wanderers Motorcycle Club in Bradford.  He was a mechanic for the Bucksgahuda & Western Railroad and enjoyed going to camp. 

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857. 

Online condolences may be offered at

Cuba Police Department Reports Arrests

 Cuba Police Department

*** Press Release ***
On December 29th, 2021, at approximately 3:41PM, following a report of a motor vehicle accident, Cuba Police arrested Alec W. Kessler (25) of West Clarksville. Kessler was issued citations for following too close, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without inspection, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd (Misdemeanor). Kessler was issued citations and released to appear at a later date. Kessler is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law.

On December 25th, 2021, at approximately 2:30AM, following a report of a domestic dispute, Cuba Police arrested Dylan T. Breault (24) of Cuba. Breault was arrested on charges of aggravated harassment 2nd (Violation). Breault was processed and released to appear at a later date. Breault is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law. 

On December 19th, 2021, at approximately 10:25PM, Cuba Police arrested Rachel M. Patterson (31) of Friendship. Patterson was arrested on two active warrants issued from the Cuba Town Court. Patterson was processed and released to appear at a later date. Patterson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law.


January 3, 2022


•    Pledge of Allegiance
•    Public Comment
•    Police Report -
•    RVFD Call Statistics Report  -
•    Water/Sewer Report – discussion from the floor
•    December 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes – discussion from the floor
•    Unpaid bills for January 3, 2022- discussion from the floor
•    December Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, and Ledger – discussion from the floor

•    Current Road Bonds – No new current road bonds.
•    Closed Road Bonds – No new closed road bonds.

•         Revisit the IT support – discussion from the floor

•        Bid for tar & chipping of the newly paved part of Kim Hill Rd. – discussion from the floor
•        Need another auditor for 2 years – discussion from the floor
•        Proposals for the Chapter 94 Report – discussion from the floor
•        Proposal from Haines & Company for water/sewer audit – discussion from the floor
•        Amendment of Municipal Police Service Contract – discussion from the floor



•    Upper Allegheny Watershed Assoc.
•    PSATS NewsBulletin


Roulette Township Office Closed Friday; Recycling Closed Saturday

 Roulette Township 


The township office will be closed Friday, December 31, 2021 in observation of New Years Day. 

The recycle center will be closed on Saturday, January 1, 2022 and will reopen on Sunday same hours.

Upper Allegheny Medical Center closed Friday, December 31st for Holiday

Upper Allegheny Medical Center  

UAMC will be closed Friday, December 31st for the holiday. 

Happy New Year to you all! 

The on call number is 814-203-0404. 

We will be back in the office Monday 1/3/2022 at 8 am.

Stephen A. Haynoski, 75, of 945 Plymouth Road, St. Marys, PA

Stephen A. Haynoski

Stephen A. Haynoski, 75, of 945 Plymouth Road, St. Marys, PA died at his home on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.


​HARRISBURG, Pa. (December 30) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that a meeting of the Fisheries and Hatcheries Committee originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the PFBC’s Centre Region Office has been rescheduled.

The meeting will now take place on Thursday, January 13 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and will be conducted online with Commissioners and PFBC staff participating remotely.

The public may view a live stream of the meeting by visiting

Because this meeting is being held in a virtual format, the process for accepting public comment will be different than an in-person gathering.  Public comments pertaining to the agenda can be submitted by calling (717) 705-7846 beginning on Monday, January 10 at 8:00 a.m. until Tuesday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m.

Recorded comments will be limited to 5 minutes and will be presented to Commissioners prior to the meeting.

The full agenda for the meeting can be found on the PFBC's website.

George P. Mallette, 89, of 160 Upper Cherry Road, Kersey, PA

George P. Mallette

George P. Mallette, 89, of 160 Upper Cherry Road, Kersey, PA died on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Penn Highlands DuBois following a lengthy illness.

He was born on October 24, 1932, in Webster, MA a son of the late Joseph and Agnes Riboudo Mallette.

On September 11, 2010, he married Dorothy Zelt Herbstritt Mallette, who survives of Kersey.

George was a member of St. Boniface Church

Korean War Veteran

and the Dagus Mines Legion.  

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  In his free time, George enjoyed bowling, golfing, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 5 step-children; Paula (James) McDonald of NC, Randall (Cathy) Herbstritt of CO, Donna (Bill) Quinlisk of CO, Yvonne (David) Challingsworth  of St. Marys and Darlene (Hugh) Daly of St. Marys.  He is also survived by numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Stanton Mallette in 2005 and by two brothers and four sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial for George P. Mallette will be celebrated on Friday, January 07, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, Pa 15846  with Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. 

Military Honors will be accorded by the Fox Township Burial Detail.

Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, Fox Township Fire Department or the Fox Township Ambulance.  

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at


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