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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Smethport dispatched for a tree on a trailer

At 501 Emerald Isle.

Coudersport Ambulance to Park Avenue

For a person fallen.

Pickup Truch Rollover Crash on Garlock Hollow

Rew dispatched.

Sagewood Is Seeking Mental Health Support Staff


Northern Appalachian Logging & Forestry LLC Is Seeking A Logging Contractor


Truck-Lite Is Hiring Ask About The 2500 Dollar Sign On Bonus


First Citizens Community Bank Seeking Entry-Level Teller in Ulysses Office


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Important information and Election Day Reminders:

The Potter County Board of Elections/Voter Registration Office would like to remind voters of some very important updates and changes for the upcoming November 2, 2021, Municipal Election. No Straight Party Voting: Voters will no longer have a shortcut option to vote straight party, but they may still individually select only candidates from one party. 

Voter Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register to vote or make any changes will be October 18, 2021, for the upcoming November 2, 2021 Municipal Election. Applications to register/make changes can be found at, or by going to to do this process online. All paper applications must be in the Potter County Board of Elections Office by the 15 day deadline, postmarks do NOT count. We encourage voters to check on their voter registration status to determine if the information on their record is accurate. This will cut down on a voter not being at the correct polling place on election day. 

This can be done by going to or by calling our office at 814-274-8467.

Absentee/Mail-In Ballots:
Mail-in ballot – Any qualified voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.

Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you should request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot. Applications to request either an Absentee or Mail-in Ballot can be found at our county website, or by going to

Mail-in and absentee ballot applications for the November 2, 2021, municipal election must be received in our office by close of business on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

An individual who votes a timely received Absentee/Mail-in ballot may NOT vote at the polling place on Election Day. However, if the voter requests but does not mail back their ballot in time, they may “SURRENDER” their absentee/mail-in ballot at their polling location. Please take all material (envelopes included) that you received from the Board of Elections in regards to your absentee/mail-in ballot along with you to the polling place, you will then sign an “Affidavit to Surrender Ballot”, once this is completed, you may then vote on the machine. 

Voters may request to be placed on a permanent mail-in voter list, these individuals will have an application mailed to them by the first week in February each year, which, if completed and returned, entitles them to receive ballots in the mail for all elections taking place in the remainder of the calendar year and for any special elections through the third week in February of the following year. 

Sample ballots:
Sample ballots will be available on the county website soon, please check periodically for them. 

Polling Place Change:
Sharon Township has been moved to the Potter County Fairground, all voters who have been affected by this move have been sent an ID card reflecting the change. 

Voting Machines:
For individuals who have not voted on the new voting machines, we have a demo machine setup in our office for anyone who would like to try out the machine before going to the polls to vote on Election Day. 

NOTE: Please use the front entrance of the Gunzburger Building. 
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 814-274-8467, or by email at Office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday –Friday.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Coudersport Ambulance to Buffalo Street

For a woman fallen.

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

For a person unresponsive.

Crary Hose Shed Fire

Missing Dogs in Galeton

Margaret C. Collins, 90, of Galeton, PA

Margaret C. Collins

Margaret C. Collins, 90, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  

Born March 31, 1931, in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Cardman) Cimino.  She was a 1949 graduate of Galeton High School. On August 12, 1961, she married John Collins, Sr, who preceded her in death in 2003. Margaret was a former telephone operator for Bell Telephone and co-owned Collins Funeral Home along with her husband, Jack. 

Margaret is survived by a son, John Collins, Jr., Galeton; a daughter, Mary Collins, Galeton; three grandchildren, Sabrina, Rachel and Connor Newton; a brother, Edward Cimino, Olean, NY; a sister, Cathy (Hugh) Smith, Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret was predeceased by five sisters and six brothers. As per Margaret’s wishes, there will be no public services. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Senior Center. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.   

David C. Larkin, 41, of N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA

David C. Larkin

David C. Larkin, 41, of N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 16, 2021, in New York.  

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

Angelica was dispatched to a one car crash


On October 18 at 6:42 pm Angelica was dispatched to a one car crash with two patients on County Rd. 16 near Murphy Hill Rd.

Wade Edward Geer, 73, of Ithaca, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wade Edward Geer

Wade Edward Geer, 73, of Ithaca, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL, passed away unexpectedly October 10, 2021, in Ithaca.

Wade was born July 18, 1948, in St. Marys, son of the late Norbert Wade Geer and Cecilia Auman Geer.  

He was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1966.  

Vietnam War Veteran
Wade joined the Marines at the age of 17
and served two tours of duty in Vietnam.  He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries received in combat and was honorably discharged, having obtained the rank of Corporal in the United States Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment 1st Provisional Rifle Company.  

Wade attended Cornell University spending time in Ithaca, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He worked for various NASE Motorsport corporations and was a former Crew Member at NASCAR.  He was proud of his service in the Marine Corps, actively working with Agent Orange organizations.  He was a talented artist and was always willing to share his knowledge and love of cars and racing.

Wade is survived by and will be dearly missed by his sisters: Cindy (Andy) Lasko of Chardon, OH; Lorelie (Larry) Newell of St. Marys; and Meredith (Michael) Dailey of Cranberry Twp.; nieces: Tara (Dan)Mitchell, Bethany (Andrew) Zipf, Mallory (Michael) Maher, Heidi (Mike) Harper, and Heather (Sean) Fern; nephews: Trevor and Joshua Trentine, Matthew Newell and Sean (Laura) Dailey; great nieces and nephews: Harper, Graysen, and Drew Zipf, Ava and Reese Harper and Cameron Fern; aunts: Rose Geer, Doris Geer, Sylvia Sutka, and Angie Auman; and by many, many cousins and friends.

As a good friend said “Wade was quite the character, he’s been most everywhere, knew most everyone and was more than willing to tell you all about it” …… until we meet again Wade.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 1:00 PM.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, from 12:00 PM until the time of the service.

Online condolences may be offered at

Rew was dispatched to the top of the Bordell Rd. for wires down

On October 18, at 6:41 pm Rew was dispatched to the top of the Bordell Rd. for wires down on the roadway arcing with a small wildfire

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Ambulance

At 5:33 PM on Monday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to Sweden Valley Manor for altered mental status.

Angela E. Erickson, 50, of 71 Chatham Lane, Bradford, PA

Angela E. Erickson 

Angela E. Erickson, 50, of 71 Chatham Lane, Bradford, PA passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Olean General Hospital. 

Born February 6, 1971, in St. Mary's, she was a daughter of Margaret (Kinsler) Grimone of DuBois and the late William Grimone. 

She was a 1989 graduate of Cameron County School System, and later obtained an Associates Degree in Business from DuBois Business College. 

On February 16, 2001 in St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois she married Michael S. Erickson who survives. 

Angela had worked as the manager at Pilot Travel Center in DuBois, she was a Regional Director for the American Cancer Society. For a period of time she was a stay at home mom, and most recently she was the manager at the University of Pittsburgh @ Bradford Panther Shop. 

She also owned and operated an online business called Little g's Boutique. 

She was a member of St. Bernard Church. 

Surviving in addition to her mother, and husband Mike is one daughter, Lillian S. Erickson, two sons, Garrett M. Erickson, Luke J. Erickson, all of Bradford, four sisters, Mary Theresa (Jerry "Chub") Frank, of Bear Lake, Scarlett (David) Reigel, of Emporium, Ann Margaret (Christopher) Heglan, of Emporium, and Billie Jo (Stephen) Stoltz, of DuBois, and nine nieces and nephews. 

Family will receive friends on Thursday October 21, 2021, from 1 to 3pm and 5 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 10:30am on Friday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Kent L. Slocum, age 83, of Elkland, PA

Kent L. Slocum

Kent L. Slocum, age 83, of Elkland, PA passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, October 17, 2021. 

Born October 8, 1938 in Osceola, he was the son of the late Raymond and Emma Priscilla (Margraft) Slocum. 

He married Phyllis (Mosher) Slocum and they spent 61 beautiful, loving years together. When Kent wasn’t spending time with family and friends he enjoyed golfing, archery, computers and he was also a member of the River Valley Country Club. 

Kent is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Slocum; grandsons Chris and Randy Slocum; four great grandchildren Olivia, Luke, Jazmine and Madelyn Slocum and Daughter-In-Law Belinda Rager. 

He was preceded in death by his son Donald Slocum; Brothers John, Eris and Mike Slocum and Sister Patty Slocum. 

A private family gathering will be held at the Family’s earliest convenience. 

Memorial donations in Kent’s honor can be sent to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home.

Earl L. Manning, age 81 of Westfield, PA

Earl L. Manning

Earl L. Manning, age 81 of Westfield, PA passed away at his home on Sunday, October 17, 2021. 

Born April 16, 1940 in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of the late Richard and Ruth (Ferris) Manning. 

Earl was a grader operator for PennDot until he retired in 1995, and then worked for Chatham Township for 26 years as their grader operator. 

He was a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge, Knoxville VFW, AmVets in FL, Arnot Sportsman Club, CV Angler Club and a former member of the Masonic Lodge. 

Earl enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, touring around and loved to winter in Hobe Sound, FL. 

He is survived by his special best friend, Mary Peterson; his children, Shelly and Lyle Wattles of Westfield, Scott and Michelle Manning of Lake Monticello, VA, Nichola and JoJo Dameron of Lake Monticello, VA, Barb and Lynn Wattles and their 7 children of Westfield, Roger and Penny Moore and their 3 children of Westfield, Robin and Kelvin Flynn and their daughter of Westfield and many other foster children; grandchildren, Kerstin and Chris Rohrer, Emily and Ryan Rounds, Zak and Ashley Wattles, Jamy and Josh Musselman, Alexa Maynard, Abby Ryan, Amanda and Malcolm McCord, Bryce Martinson, and Caylor and Cash Manning; great grandchildren, Charli, Addi, Isla, Remi, Scarlette, Ry, Lopey, Jules, Logan, Finley, Gavin and Quest; a sister, Arletta Owlett of Middlebury Center and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane and second wife, Mernie; a sister, Joyce Manning and grandson, Seth Wattles. 

A Celebration of Earl’s Life will be held at the Wellsboro Moose Lodge, 36 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1:00 PM. 

Memorial donations may be made in Earl’s honor to the Wellsboro Moose Lodge, 36 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 to help with their youth programs. 

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.

Marlene J. MARVEL, 76, of Ulysses, PA

Marlene J. MARVEL

Marlene J. MARVEL, 76, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  

Born October 13, 1945, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Leroy J. “Pete” and Phyllis M. Kibbe Pride.  

A 1963 graduate of Northern Potter High School, she was employed as a bookkeeper.  

Marlene was a member of the H.U.G. Senior Center in Ulysses.  

Surviving are:  a grandson, Jordan Campbell of Houston, TX;  a sister, Kathleen (Frank) Coy of Mumford, TN;  and cousins, including Harold (Carla) Sabin of Port Allegany.  

She was predeceased by a son, Gary Richard Marvel, Jr.;  a daughter, Mary Marvel Campbell;  and a grandson, Jason Campbell.  

Services will be private.  Burial will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  

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

Augusta Gladys “Gussie” Owens, 96, of Lakeview Nursing Home, Smethport, PA

Augusta Gladys “Gussie” Owens

Augusta Gladys “Gussie” Owens, 96, of Lakeview Nursing Home, Smethport, PA passed away on Saturday (October 16th, 2021) in the care of Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born February 24th, 1925 in Keating Township, she was a daughter of Alonzo and Pearl MacKenzie.  She married James LeRoy Owens Sr. on June 19th, 1943 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Roy preceded Gussie in death on August 29th, 2017.

Gussie was a lifelong resident of the area and spent the majority of her life residing in Coryville.  She graduated from Smethport High School in 1943.  She was an active member of the Smethport High School Orchestra having played the violin, and later was a self-taught pianist.   

At age 15, Gussie trained to be a Nurses Aid at the original Port Hospital.  Following her father’s death, she ran his oil field business.  She worked for Bell Telephone in Smethport for several years and the Corning Glass Works in Bradford for 20 years.  Following her retirement from Corning, she was active in caring for the Elderly well into her seventies.  She also ran a small floral shop out of her home with her good friend Charlotte Dean and made Memorial Day arrangements for several years.   

Mrs. Owens was a member of the Coryville Church of Faith.  She was active in a bowling league in Smethport for many years.  Augusta enjoyed family most of all, particularly at holidays.  She spent the last three years under the care of the staff at Lakeview Nursing Home where she was involved in many activities and and developed many deep bonds with the staff.  

Surviving is her daughter,  Gail (Paul) Raymond of Smethport.  A sister, Annie Green of Smethport and a brother Daniel MacKenzie of Eldred.  Two daughters-in-law, Bonnie Silvis Owens and the former, Jean Morton.  Eight grandchildren, David Owens, Kelly Erickson, Barry, Justin and Jonah Raymond.  Jill James, Jimmy Owens and Jodie Murphy.  Twenty great-grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.

Augusta was preceded in death by her parents, her two sons Bruce Owens and James Owens Jr.  A sister Julia Rose, a sister Donna Greenman, and a granddaughter Julie Penird.

A Private funeral service will be held due to the COVID protocols with the Rev. Max Simms.  Burial will be in Moody Hollow Cemetery, Coryville.  A public Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Coryville Church of Faith, 1913 Moody Hollow Rd., Eldred, Pa 16731.

Online condolences may be made at

Jean C. (Rabaioli) Reese, 83, of Wellsboro, PA

Jean C. (Rabaioli) Reese

Jean C. (Rabaioli) Reese, 83, of Wellsboro, PA passed away Sunday October 17, 2021 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro.  

She was born August 28, 1939 in Barre, VT to Louis and Lucy (Galli) Rabaioli.  

Jean graduated from Wellsboro High School, and earned her nursing degree.  She worked as an RN at Soldiers and Sailors until 1976 when she started BJL’s Howl a Day Inn on Catlin Hollow Road.  

On May 25, 1963, Jean married William L. Reese, and together they raised their two sons.  Jean loved her family, her friends, her dogs and her customers.  She was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro.

Jean is survived by her sons:  Louis Reese of Wellsboro, and William Reese (Genevieve) of South Sterling, PA; 4 grandchildren:  Peter Reese of Wellsboro, Joshua Reese of Burlington, VT, Regina Reese of South Sterling, PA, and William Reese III of Tafton, PA; and her beloved dog Togo.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to her life from 6-8pm Monday October 25, 2021 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA.  Burial will be in the Catlin Hollow Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in her memory be directed to  an animal charity or rescue of the donor’s choice.  To share a memory or condolence with her family, visit

Death Investigation In Mt. Jewett Boro


Death Being Investigated In Eldred TWP.


64th Allegany County Resident Dies Of Covid

A 77-Year-Old Female is the 64th Allegany County Resident to Pass Away as a Result of COVID-19.
The Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) is sad to report to our residents and community there has been one additional COVID-19 related death bringing our total to 64.  We extend our deepest condolences  to her family, and we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.
It is imperative that Allegany County residents continue to wear a mask, follow social/physical distancing protocols when possible, wash your hands often to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and GET VACCINATED.   

If you have general COVID-19 questions or are looking for a vaccination location, you may also call the Allegany County Department of Health at (585) 268-9250 for more information.   


David E. Zuback, 62, of Main St.,Sinnemahoning, PA

David E. Zuback

David E. Zuback, 62, of Main St.,Sinnemahoning, PA died Sunday, October 17, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Born December 2, 1958 in Sinnemahoning, PA. he was the son of the late Joseph Lyle Sr. and Lois Karlene Green Zuback.

 Mr. Zuback graduated from Cameron County High School and was a self employed mechanic. 

Dave was a member of the Renovo VFD since 2018, and the Bucktail VFD in Driftwood from 2005-2007 when they merged with the Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department where he was Fire Police Captain until he took ill. 

He was the founder of Support for Amputees as a non-profit that provides peer counseling to newly injured amputees at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh and Harmar Rehabilitation Center in Harmarville, PA.

Dave always sought to help those with disabilities struggling to achieve their own independence. His priority was traveling to various industrial locations and presenting & highlighting how lapses in safety protocols had far reaching and catastrophic consequences. He was a player for Pittsburgh Steelwheelers wheelchair basketball team, Allegheny Mountain Rolling Thunder basketball team and a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Survivors include: his longtime girlfriend Kelly Valdez of Sinnemahoning; one daughter, Shannon (Scott) Penfield of St. Marys; grandchildren, Lashea Penfield, Sean Lathrop, Rhianna Penfield, and Dillon and Brayden Cannella all of St. Marys; one brother, Joseph (Maria) Zuback of Pittsburgh; two nieces, Victoria and Abigail Zuback of Pittsburgh; and his beloved dog, Shadow.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 22 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium and Saturday October 23 in the Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church from 10-11 a.m. at which time Funeral Services will be held with Robert Spaeth, officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Grove Township.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., St Marys 15857, the Renovo VFD, 230 11th St. Renovo 17764, or the Sinnemahoning VFD, 186 Railroad St., Sinnemahoning 15861.

Child Abuse Investigation In Keating Township


Investigation Ongoing For Criminal Mischief In Lewis Run Boro


Traffic Delays Expected on Route 287 Beginning Next Week in Tioga Township, Tioga County

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists who travel Route 287 in Tioga Township, Tioga County are advised that the bridge rehabilitation project will continue next week. The bridge is located a half-mile north of the intersection with Route 1030 and a half-mile south of the intersection with Route 15.

On Wednesday, May 19, Monday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 26, the contractor, Wolyniec Construction, Inc., will begin placing the new deck on the bridge. Motorists can expect single lane conditions with flagging. The existing construction traffic signals will be set to flashing during while work is being performed. Work will be performed during daylight hours and weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, dates may change.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays, watch for stopped traffic, and drive with caution through the work zone.

Wolyniec Construction, Inc., is the primary contractor for this $3.8 million bridge rehabilitation project is expected to be completed by November 20, 2021. Work includes removal and replacement of the bridge deck, repair of substructures, new drainage, guiderail upgrades and painting of the existing steel structure as well as associated roadway approach work.

Thomas C. Nussbaum, Sr., 80, of 262 West Creek Road, St. Marys, PA

Thomas C. Nussbaum, Sr.

Thomas C. Nussbaum, Sr., 80, of 262 West Creek Road, St. Marys, PA passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Snyder Memorial Health Care Center in Marionville.  He is now reunited with his wife, whom he loved dearly. 

He was born March 7, 1941, in St. Marys, son of the late William and Walburga “Wally” Meyer Nussbaum.  Tom was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School.  He was a retired employee of Gerg Tool and Die. 

On May 4, 1967, in the St. Mary’s Church, Tom married Martha F. Schatz, who preceded him in death on September 14, 2020. 

He is survived by his daughters: Sharon Zambanini and her husband Jeff of Kersey and Jennifer McAllister and her husband Jim of St. Marys; his son, Thomas C. Nussbaum, Jr. of St. Marys; three grandchildren: Dominic Zambanini, Mason McAllister, and Grace McAllister; three step-grandchildren: Tish, Tosh, and Matt; three brothers: James Nussbaum, Robert Nussbaum and his wife Cookie, and William Nussbaum and his wife Vicky, all of St. Marys; and by his nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wife and parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Herzing; and by a brother, Richard Nussbaum. 

Tom attended the Sacred Heart Church.  He loved to hunt, fish, and garden, but his greatest love was his children and grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday morning, from 10:30 until 11:30 AM. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908. 

Online condolences may be offered at

Update on Retaining Wall Project Along Little Pine Creek Road in Lycoming County

Montoursville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is providing a progress update on the retaining wall project along Route 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) in Cummings Township, Lycoming County. The retaining wall project began in April of 2021 and is located in two locations along Pine Creek Road.

The first location, approximately .75 miles north of the intersection of Route 44 and Little Pine Creek Road has encountered unforeseeable delays due to subsurface rock quality conditions. This will delay the completion of the project at this site until September of 2022. Motorists can expect a single 17-foot-wide lane using a stop sign at each end, during the winter months, at this location.

The second location, approximately 2.2 miles north of Route 44 and Little Pine Creek Road, will be open to two-lanes of traffic during the upcoming winter months. In the Spring of 2022, the contractor, will complete the associated roadway work for this area.

LTT Trucking LLC, is the primary contractor for the $1.7 million, project. Work includes the construction of two retaining walls, new asphalt pavement, line painting and guiderails.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays in travel, watch for slow or stopped vehicles and drive with caution through the work zone.

PUC Joins PA Department of Human Services to Kick Off Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season

PUC Encourages Families to Enroll in LIHEAP and #CallUtilitiesNow to Explore Utility Assistance Programs Other Energy Affordability Options

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today joined with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to mark the start of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the 2021-22 winter heating season. This year’s extended LIHEAP season opens today, Oct. 18, 2021, and continues through May 6, 2022.

The PUC also continues to encourage consumers to #CallUtilitiesNow to explore various utility assistance programs and other options to help manage their energy use and keep utility bills affordable during the coming winter.
“Working together, LIHEAP and various PUC-required utility assistance programs help hundreds of thousands Pennsylvania households stay connected, safe and warm,” said PUC Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille. “We strongly encourage families to apply for LIHEAP and #CallUtilitiesNow to explore all the available options.”


“LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens – children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families – make ends…

View this press release on our website


Bradford Township Dispatched For Tree & Wires Down

At 1:37 PM on Monday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. dispatched to Campus Drive & Nelson Avenue for a tree & wires down.

Westfield & Clymer Dispatched To Shed Fire

At 12:54 PM on Monday, Westfield & Clymer Fire Depts. dispatched to a fully involved shed fire behind 228 East Main Street in Westfield.

Gary Lee “Battman” Batt, 74, of Fowler Brook Road, Eldred, PA

Gary Lee Batt 

Gary Lee “Battman” Batt, 74, of Fowler Brook Road, Eldred, PA passed away in his home on Thursday (Oct. 14, 2021).

Born on Dec. 26, 1946, he was the son of Harry and Helen Burg Batt. He was a 1965 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School.

Gary grew up on and helped operate the family farm on Fowler Brook Road. He had been employed by and retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

Gary was a member of the Duke Center Lodge No. 555 F&AM and the NRA. He loved fishing, boating and gardening.

Surviving is a son, Jason (Tabathia) Santora of Bradford; two daughters, Lori Foster of Erie and Tina (Don) Baker of Eldred; three brothers, Ken (Sue) Batt of Eldred, Ray (Kathy) Batt of Missouri and Richard (Rhonda) Batt of North Carolina; three sisters Jennette Crandell of New York, Elizabeth Batt of New York and Shirley (Bruce) Moore of Florida; five grandchildren Zachary Acton of Denver, Colo., Shane Acton of Bradford, Allie Foster of Erie, and Prixah and Max Santora of Bradford; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. held on Tuesday (Oct. 19, 2021)at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 20, 2021) with the Rev. Rick Price, officiating. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the services.

Online condolences may be made at

Kenneth E. “Ken” Gamet, Jr., 69, a longtime resident of Turtlepoint and Port Allegany, PA.

Kenneth E. Gamet, Jr.   

Kenneth E. “Ken” Gamet, Jr., 69, a longtime resident of Turtlepoint and Port Allegany, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Happy Birthday to Cynthia Jones

 Happy Birthday to Cynthia Jones, Co-Editor of Solomon's words and my wonderful wife. Jim

Dental Assisting Program Offered

The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, in partnership with the Potter County Education Council (PCEC) and the Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC), is offering a Dental Assisting course. The 60-hour program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice.  

This course covers these key areas and topics: Administrative Aspects - The history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects - Introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. This course is also ideal for students interested in pursuing a future as a Dental Hygienist.

This course will meet at the PCEC’s Port Allegany office at 219 Edison Bates Drive, Port Allegany, PA (live instruction) and at the CEC, 4 Erie Avenue, St. Marys, PA (via interactive video conferencing) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 26 – December 16, 2021 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. Please note: All students are required to attend at the Port Allegany location on Tuesday, November 30. The cost of the program is $1,699 per person and includes 60 instructional hours plus a required 40-hour externship. There are a limited number of scholarships available for eligible students. For more information about scholarships, contact Kristie Bennardi at

This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Examination.  The DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam fee is included in the cost of tuition. Students can sit for the exam upon successful completion of the course and with instructor recommendation.  *Please note that the student needs to be a high school graduate or GED holder and 18 years old prior to taking the certification exam. The registration deadline is Monday, October 25th. To register for the Dental Assisting Program or for more information, visit Dental Assistant | Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (, call the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College’s Workforce Development Office at (844) 350-7729 or email them at

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Karen P. Morehead, 57, of Peterson St. in Mt. Jewett, PA

Karen P. Morehead

Karen P. Morehead, 57, of Peterson St. in Mt. Jewett, PA died Thursday (Oct 14) morning at her residence. 

She was born July 4, 1964 in Bradford, the daughter of the late Harry and Clara (Benjamin) Kinner. She married Donald Morehead, who survives, on March 22, 1986 in Kane.

Mrs. Morehead had worked in housekeeping at the Lutheran Home at Kane for many years. Karen was a proud stay at home grandma for the last 6 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son Justyn (Brittany) Morehead of Smethport; one daughter, Jenny Raszmann of Mt. Jewett; three grandchildren, Isabella, Jacob and Wessley; and several brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Bonnie Sweet.

Services will held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Online condolences can be expressed at

The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of services.

Robert M. Bonfilio, 84, of 1049 Evergreen St., Brockway, PA

Robert M. Bonfilio

Robert M. Bonfilio, 84, of 1049 Evergreen St., Brockway, PA passed away Tuesday (October 12, 2021) at Penn Highlands DuBois. 

Born May 5, 1937, in Kane, he was a son of the late Santo and Mary Philips Bonfilio. On July 22, 1972, in Howell Twp., NJ, he married Sieglinde "Linda" Partala who survives. 

Robert was a graduate of Kane High School and received an associate degree from DeVry Institute in Chicago. He was a member of the American Legion in Brockway and a past member of the Kane Elks Club. 

He had been employed at Brockway Glass which later became Owens Illinois. He was a shop steward and had been president of the #182 Glass Blowers Association. He had worked 30 years in the Freehold, NJ Plant and finished one year for Owens Illinois Ross Moulding in Crenshaw. 

He served in the US Army for two years and the Reserves for another four years. 

US Army & Reserves Veteran

Robert loved hunting and fishing in his free time. He participated in the Fishing Rodeo for the kids in the Brockway Handgunners Club. He also enjoyed his time with family and friends, watching football games and spending time with his son John and his friends, taking them back and forth to the Dubois Mall. 

Surviving, in addition to his wife Linda Bonfilio, is a son John M. Bonfilio of Lenexa, KS; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by four brothers, Frank Bonfilio, John Bonfilio, Santo Bonfilio and Art Bonfilio and two sisters, Filimena M. Bonfilio and Theresa Gallo.
Friends will be received in the Gathering Space at St. Callistus Catholic Church from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday (October 30, 2021). A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00am with The Rev. William O'Brien, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. 

Online condolences can be expressed at

The family kindly requests that masks be worn if not vaccinated.

Shinglehouse Ambvulance to Health Center

At 10:48 AM on Monday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to the Health Center for abdominal pain.

Bernice L. Brown, 100, formerly of Lillibridge Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA

Bernice L. Brown 

Bernice L. Brown, 100, formerly of Lillibridge Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA passed away Saturday (Oct. 16. 2021) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.    

Born February 1, 1921, in Chadman Twp., Tioga County, PA, she was a daughter of Forrest R. and Edith M. Hunter West.  On December 21, 1939, she married Arthur G. Brown, who died April 13, 2006. They were married 66 years.    

Bernice was a longtime resident of the area and worked with her husband running the family farm.  She also worked in the Port Allegany elementary cafeteria, retiring after 27 years of service.     

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, where she was a member of the Baptist Women. Bernice was also a member of the former Liberty Grange, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and former long-time 4H leader.    

She enjoyed special times spent with family and friends as well as square dancing, cooking, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She was loved by all and will be missed by all who knew her.    

Surviving is a son, Earl K. (Kathleen) Brown of Coudersport; a daughter, Joyce E. Ryan of Hammondsport, NY; a daughter-in-law Mariberth Brown of Port Allegany; 8 grandchildren: Douglas (Lynne) Brown and Brad (Martha) Brown both of Mifflinville, PA, Nicole (Erich) Zaun and Todd (Bethany) Brown both of Coudersport, Thea (Andrew) Moore of Summit, NJ, Kyle Ryan of Crested Butte, CO, Timothy (Carla) Brown of Port Allegany, and Penny (Jeff) Miller of Hinsdale, NY,  17 great-grand-children; a nephew, Richard (Mary) Brown, and a niece, Barbara (Fred) Alt both of Port Allegany.     

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur, a son, Paul C. Brown in 2012, a daughter-in-law Maxine Brown in 1999, a son-in-law Thomas R. Ryan in 2011, and a grandson Brian Scott Brown in 1966, in infancy.      

Friends will be received from 12 – 1 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 21, 2021) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Michael Culver, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.     

Masks are requested by the family.     

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church, 320 Main St., Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Condolences can be made to:     Earl K. Brown
                                                       105 Cartee St.
                                                       Coudersport, PA. 16915 

Eldred Dispatched For Crash on Rt. 446 North

At 9:51 AM on Monday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. & Eldred Borough Ambulance have been dispatched to a vehicle crash on Route 446 North between McCrea Brook & the State line. Reported to be car into ditch.

Wellsville Police Blotter

 Wellsville N.Y. Police Department

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Steven M. Cushman, age 36 of Wellsville, charging him with DWI, DWI w/BAC of .08% or more, Aggravated DWI w/BAC of .18% or more, AUO 1st (Class E Felony) and Moved from lane unsafely.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on Trapping Brook Road in the Village.  Cushman was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released to a third party.  Cushman is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on November 16th at 4:30 pm.

Tequila is Missing From Eldred, PA

 Leah Maria Sophia Newhouse is with Ross Degolier. 

Please share!!
Located in Eldred
Tequilas been missing all night long.
We’ve been out searching the hill behind our house all night and all day today, if anyone sees her or has her please let us know!!
I added a picture of the hillside behind our house, she has to be somewhere on it, she can run pretty far or we’re thinking she made it to a road and someone picked her up, thank you ahead of time for the help!! 

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Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department Holds Annual Banquet

Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department

Saturday night the Wilcox Fire Department held out annual banquet. This marks our 65th year since our incorporation. The dinner was catered by Just Ben's Catering of St.Marys. It was a great night to get everyone together and have a little camaraderie outside of an emergency call. 

Service awards were also given out. 

Mason Krise - 10 years service
Alan Straneva - 15 years service
Fred Maletto III - 20 years service
Greg Wonderly - 20 years service
Not pictured
Drew Lehman - 20 years service

Shinglehouse Ambulance to South Oswayo Street

For severe head pain.