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Saturday, January 23, 2021

SATURDAY A.M. Update: Slight Reduction In New COVID-19 Cases

There were 358 more COVID-19 coronavirus cases and five more deaths related to the virus across the region between Wednesday and Friday. Each of the figures reflected a slight reduction in trends that rose over first three weeks of the new year. 

Potter County’s active case count stands at approximately 100, with the largest infestations in the Coudersport, Shinglehouse and Austin areas. Pa. Dept. of Health considers a case to be “active,” and the victim contagious, if a positive test result occurred over the past 14 days. 

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. See details here.

Between Wednesday and Friday there were nine more cases in Potter County; 47 cases and one more death in McKean County; three cases in Cameron; 14 cases in Tioga; 116 cases and one death in Lycoming; 35 cases and one deaths in Elk; 15 cases and one death in Clinton; 101 cases and one death in Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; and 18 cases in Allegany County, N.Y. 

Entering Friday, overall case counts since the virus was detected stood as follows: Potter, 791 cases and 17 deaths; Tioga, 2,184 cases, 87 deaths; McKean, 2,379 cases, 51 deaths; Cattaraugus, 3,528 cases, 62 deaths; Allegany, 2,437 cases, 75 deaths; Clinton, 2,407 cases, 46 deaths; Elk, 2,031 cases, 30 deaths; Cameron, 224 cases, 6 deaths; and Lycoming, 7,649 cases, 193 deaths.

John S. Howard, 75, of Galeton, PA

John S. Howard

John S. Howard, 75, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2021 at UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA.  

Born September 18, 1945, in Fremont, MI, he was a son of the late John D. and Ruth (Johnson) Howard. 

John received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Lock Haven University, was a self-employed painter and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.  

Surviving are two sons, John F. (Lorrie) Howard, Ambridge, PA and Jeremy (Kimberly) Howard, Federal Way, WA; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas (Susan) Howard, Cary, NC and Terry (Patricia) Howard, Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Helen (Jerry) Fleming, Tucson, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. 

Services will be held at the family’s convenience at a later date.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Teacher’s Pet Rescue in Coudersport, PA. 

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

Allegany County Records 27 New Covid-19 Cases on Saturday


Middlebury Dispatched For Woman With Foot Stuck in Ice Fishing Hole

 At 3:17 PM on Saturday, Middlebury Fire Dept. has been dispatched for a female with her foot stuck in an ice fishing hole at Hills Creek Lake at the Pine boat launch.

3:24 PM--Person has been extricated. EMS not needed.



01/23/2021--The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2021-22 license year.

Modifications proposed for the 2021-22 seasons include:

A statewide, 14-day concurrent antlered and antlerless firearms season, which was proposed to simplify regulations and provide increased opportunity, especially for younger hunters.

Expanded Sunday hunting opportunity – The hunting Sundays during the archery deer and firearms bear seasons also would be open for other species (except migratory game birds and wild turkey) with seasons encompassing those dates. These expansions of Sunday opportunity are the only changes preliminarily proposed for small game and furbearer seasons.

The closure of the fall turkey season in WMU 5A and reductions in season length for 14 other WMUs due to declining population trends. The recommendations are in accordance with Wild Turkey Management Plan guidelines to increase hen survival.

The extended (post-Christmas) antlerless firearms season that traditionally has been held in certain counties in southeastern and southwestern Pennsylvania is proposed to be held in all of WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, given that antlerless harvests are evenly distributed throughout these WMUs regardless of firearms restrictions.

The antlerless designation is proposed to be removed from the late elk season to provide the Game Commission the flexibility to issue antlered elk licenses for this season, if and when appropriate. Specific license allocations for all elk seasons will be set in April.

The public may offer comments on all proposed 2021-22 seasons and bag limits, as well as other board actions, between now and the board’s next quarterly meeting, when 2021-22 seasons and bag limits will be finalized, and antlerless deer license allocations will be determined.

The board’s next quarterly meeting is scheduled to be held April 16 and 17 at the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters.

Following are several articles on meeting highlights.

Coudersport Fire Department Answers Multiple Calls

Coudersport Vol FireDept

1/12/21 06:38:32 2021-00001018 ALS MEDICAL 408 VINE ST, COUDERSPORT BORO..Our station was requested to assist Coudersport Ambulance and Medics at the scene of a medical emergency. 

1/14/21 07:05:18 2021-00001222 MVA 139 ROUTE 6 W, COUDERSPORT BORO SHEETZ A vehicle crash involving 3 vehicles ( one of which was being towed ) No injuries or hazards, Recalled by Command, investigation by Coudersport PD. 

1/16/21 17:17:48 2021-00001494 STRUCTURE FIRE 109 E MILL ST PORT ALEGNENY BOX 3-2 COMERCIAL BLDG Truck 48-9 ( Ladder Truck ) and Rescue 48-8 ( RIT ) Responded and was recalled a short time later, returned to quarters. 

1/16/21 19:24:07 2021-00001505 MVA 465 ROUTE 44 N, HEBRON TWP Patrol 48-4 responded for Traffic control for a truck that had slid off the highway blocking one lane on Greenman Hill. Chief 48 arrived and along with a ff on scene, just pulled the vehicle back onto the highway and recalled all units responding and returned to service, Assisted by Penn Dot. 

1/21/21 20:05:48 2021-00001962 ALS MEDICAL 9 AVENUE A, COUDERSPORT BORO Our Department was requested to assist the local Ambulance and Medics at the scene of a medical emergency. Chief 48 Phelps, AC Dunn II, Rescue 8 and Patrol 48-4 (13 personnel ) responded and assisted with removing the PT from the second floor of the residence . All units placed in service approximately 1 hour later.


HARRISBURG, PA - 01/23/2021--The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today convened its first meeting of 2021, giving preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2021-22 license year, and moving forward with a variety of other items on the board's regular agenda. A summary of other action appears below.














Snowmobiler Strikes Cross Country Skier On Snowmobile Trail Near Corry


C&N Declares Dividend and Announces Fourth Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results

WELLSBORO, PA – Citizens & Northern Corporation (“C&N”) (NASDAQ: CZNC) announced its most recent dividend declaration and its unaudited, consolidated financial results for the three-month and annual periods ended December 31, 2020. Click here for details.....

Kane Dispatched To Crash on James City Hill

 At 11:50 AM on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a crash on Rt. 66, James City Hill.


The Endless Mountain Music Festival Board of Directors has announced that the EMMF Jazz Fest in February featuring swing, jazz and stride pianist Bram Wijnands and a Celtic concert in March with Fire in the Glen, an energetic trio based in Pennsylvania's York and Lancaster counties, are being postponed due to the current situation presented by COVID-19. "We are planning to hold both events later this year either indoors or outdoors,"  said Board President Ardell Thomas.

The EMMF Cinco de Mayo Cocktail and Hors d'oeuvres Reception and Live and Silent Auctions will take place as planned on Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. in the Deane Center. "We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our audience, performers, venues and staff uppermost in our minds. Should it become necessary to postpone or cancel the auction, we will inform all ticket holders," said Thomas.

"We are planning to hold our 15th anniversary celebration this summer with 17 concerts scheduled from July 16 through Aug. 1. These concerts will be either indoors or outdoors in Pennsylvania and New York," he said. 

There will be a different show every evening at 7 p.m. for 16 nights during this 17-day event with performances in Knoxville, Mansfield, Tioga and Wellsboro in Tioga County, at Cherry Springs State Park outdoors under the stars in Potter County and in New York in Corning in Steuben County.

The 17th concert, the seventh featuring the Festival Symphony Orchestra, will be free and held rain or shine on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport, near Wellsboro.

Youth, 20 and under, are admitted FREE to all festival concerts.

To learn more or for tickets, visit or call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at 570-787-7800.

Suspected Minor Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On RT. 49. In Elkland Boro


Wellsboro Dispatched For Vehicle Into A House Crash

 At 11:33 AM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a vehicle into a house crash at 242 Route 660. Female driver reporting leg pain.

Drug Possession Charges Pending In Lafayette TWP.


Smethport Man To Be Charged With Drug Possession In Port Allegany


Hazel Hurst Man Arrested For Damaging Jail Property In Keating TWP.


Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation continue Penn State DuBois scholarship support

DuBOIS, Pa. - The Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation of DuBois, Pennsylvania, has made a $20,000 gift to support the Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation Scholarship at Penn State DuBois.

First established in 1998 with a $15,000 gift, the foundation pledges support to this scholarship fund each year. This latest contribution will help to serve the fund’s original goal of making education more affordable and accessible to students who have financial need in covering the cost of college expenses.  First preference is offered to students whose cultural or ethnic background contributes to the diversity of the student population at Penn State DuBois. All students who have demonstrated a need for financial assistance and show promise of outstanding academic success are eligible for consideration. 

The Mengle Foundation has long been a supporter of many educational and service-oriented initiatives at Penn State DuBois in addition to scholarships. Other areas the foundation has supported include the funding of technology upgrades in the classroom; Alternative Spring Break trips, during which students volunteer to serve communities in need; and the North Central PA LaunchBox, which provides support and programming to help business and industry thrive in the North Central Pennsylvania region. 

“The Mengle Foundation exemplifies the power of community support,” said Penn State DuBois Chancellor M. Scott McBride.  “Generations of students have enjoyed greater access to higher education thanks to the positive impact this foundation has had on our campus. Those students have gone on to find rewarding careers that allow them, as well, to pay things forward to their communities. We are so grateful to be part of this organization’s lasting legacy.”  
Representatives from First Commonwealth Bank-Trust serve as trustees for the Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation.  The foundation was established in 1960 by Glenn Mengle, then president and CEO of Brockway Glass, with his wife, Ruth, to support charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational activities.  

This gift will advance "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a focused campaign that seeks to elevate Penn State’s position as a leading public university in a world defined by rapid change and global connections. With the support of alumni and friends, “A Greater Penn State” seeks to fulfill the three key imperatives of a 21st-century public university: keeping the doors to higher education open to hardworking students regardless of financial well-being; creating transformative experiences that go beyond the classroom; and impacting the world by serving communities and fueling discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” visit

For more information on all giving at Penn State DuBois, contact Director of Development Jean Wolf, at 814-372-3038 or

The Armanini Report From Harrisburg


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I spent part of my day Thursday in DuBois at Truchoice Diagnostics, our area's only rapid COVID-19 nasal swab testing facility. No appointment or referral is needed and they are testing all patients.

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Friday, January 22, 2021
The latest news from the State Capitol
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This email includes:
  •   Important Unemployment Assistance News
  •   Out and About in the 75th District
  •   COVID-19 Vaccine Update
  •   Standing Up for Local Restaurants
  •   Ensuring the Integrity of Future Elections
  •   Grant Opportunity for Emergency Responders
  •   Discussing the State of Agriculture
Important Unemployment Assistance News

This Wednesday, Jan. 27, the House Labor and Industry Committee will hold a public hearing to update the status of Pennsylvania’s backlog of unemployment compensation claims. You’ll be able to watch that hearing on my website,, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program in the new federal CARES Act extension are resuming following expiration of the original CARES Act programs.

PUA assists workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are not typically eligible for other unemployment compensation programs. This includes gig workers, freelancers, and self-employed workers.

Here are some guidelines:

  •   You many now file for the additional 11 claim weeks but you must file by Friday, Jan. 29. If you miss this deadline, you will need to email to request backdating.
  •   Follow the same process as before to log onto your dashboard and claim the additional weeks, which will be added to your account.
  •   You will be able to file for the weeks of January 2; 9; 16; and 23.
  •    If you no longer had claim weeks or did not file for the week ending December 26, 2020, for any reason, you MUST REOPEN your claim before you can proceed. To do this, log onto your dashboard and click on the link to reopen a claim.
  •   If you tried to open a new claim while the PUA program was inactive, you will have error codes that the UC staff must fix before you can proceed. Please be patient while we work quickly to resolve your issue. 
  •   If you are a new, first-time PUA claimant opening a claim in 2021, you cannot yet file. We are still adding 2020 as a base wage year in the system and will notify you when you are able to file for benefits.
  •   You will automatically receive the extra $300 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) – you do not need to take any action to get this boost.
Claimants who have questions about their enrollment in PUA should email
Out and about in the 75th District!

Thanks to CEO Tuesdae Stainbrook and Lab Director Lisa Elensky for the tour, as well as all you are doing to keep our community safe.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination plans to provide immediate eligibility to individuals age 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the CDC, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus.

The decision is based on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The state is currently in Phase 1A of its plan, which initially focused on health care providers, EMS personnel and people living or working in congregate care facilities.

For additional information on the updated criteria, to determine eligibility or find a vaccine provider, click here.
Standing Up for Local Restaurants

This Wednesday, Jan. 27, the House Commerce Committee, of which I am a member, will conduct a hearing with the Pennsylvania restaurant industry and discuss how COVID-19 mitigation efforts have affected their businesses and how the legislature could help them recover from their devastating losses.

You can watch that hearing on my website,, beginning at 9 a.m.
Ensuring the Integrity of Future Elections

This Thursday, Jan. 28, the House State Government Committee continues its series of election oversight hearings that will examine House members’ concerns. This week, the committee will question representatives of Pennsylvania’s Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) System, the election management system and other election information technology.

You’ll be able to watch the hearing on my website,, beginning at 2 p.m. If you missed Thursday’s hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks, please click here to watch a recording of their testimony.
Grant Opportunity for Emergency Responders


Just a reminder that Pennsylvania fire companies, emergency medical services and rescue squads have until this Monday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. to apply for the next round of state grants to help support their mission to protect our communities.

Eligible organizations may apply for grant funding for up to two projects in the following categories: facilities construction or improvement; equipment needs; debt reduction; training and certification of members; recruitment and retention; training and education of the public; and revenue losses related to COVID-19.

For career departments only, grants may also be used for overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters attend training. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services.

Please click here for more information.

Discussing the State of Agriculture

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I recently had the opportunity to spend time with Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and discuss this year’s unique Pennsylvania Farm Show and the state of agriculture in the commonwealth.

Please click on the video above to watch a recording of our conversation.

The House will be Working to Restore the People’s Voice During Times of Emergency; Allow Some Justice for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

The state House returns to session on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, to vote on issues of importance.

Restoring the People’s Voice
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will be moving legislation and taking action to restore the people’s voice during times of emergency and will take action to speak on their behalf during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

By advancing House Bill 38, a constitutional amendment that will go before the voters to limit the governor’s emergency declaration authority, the House will take concrete action to rein in unchecked executive authority and restore the people’s voice to how decisions get made. Should this proposal pass both chambers in the coming two session weeks, it will be timely for consideration by the voters in the upcoming spring primary.

In speaking on behalf of Pennsylvanians now, two important committee hearings will highlight the dangers of that executive overreach.

On Wednesday, the House Commerce Committee is currently scheduled to hold a public hearing on the current struggles of the restaurant industry which has been unfairly targeted by executive economic shutdowns.

In addition, the House Labor and Industry Committee is currently scheduled to hold a public hearing on Wednesday to hear an update on the Unemployment Compensation system, which has failed to adequately respond to Pennsylvanians in dire need of assistance, as a result of unilateral and overbroad executive action that closed down Pennsylvania businesses.

Allowing Some Justice for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
On the legislative calendar this week is House Bill 14, which creates a two-year window in which civil lawsuits alleging childhood sexual abuse may be filed in court notwithstanding any otherwise applicable statute of limitations defense. Should this proposal pass both chambers in the coming two session weeks, it will be timely for consideration by the voters in the upcoming spring primary.

Linda L. Carley, 76, of Port Allegany, PA.

Linda L. Carley

Linda L. Carley, 76, of Port Allegany, passed away Thursday (January 21, 2021) at  UPMC-Hamot, Erie.

She was born Jan 25, 1944 in Kittanning, a daughter of William and Betty Freeman Lewis. Linda was raised by her grandmother, grandfather, and an uncle. Linda was married to Sherman Buzzard who passed away in 1969. On Jan. 22, 1972, in Kittanning she married Donald G.Carley, who survives.

Mrs. Carley was a 1961 graduate of Kittanning High School. Linda worked as an insurance agent and was also employed by Ball Incon but her most important job was raising her family.

She enjoyed spending time with her family especially going to Disney World and out for a good meal with friends and family. Linda also loved to read and cook and was a former member of the Port Allegany Women’s Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters; Tami Buzzard and Mindi Carley both of Port Allegany PA, Vicki (Corey) Manspeaker of Reading  PA; one grandson - Aiden Angell and three step-grandchildren Judah, Caelan, and Kio Manspeaker                                                

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and a daughter Lorrie Carley in 2020

There will be no visitation or services at this time.

Memorials if desired may be made to  Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505

Online condolences may be made at

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


The Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro is planning to return to a full slate of live entertainment in mid-April, COVID-19 permitting, according to Executive Director Kevin Connelly. 

"We had scheduled the Kevin McKrell Band in February but did not promote the concert due to the worsening pandemic," said Connelly. "It has been cancelled as it is clearly too soon to be holding concerts right now. Bringing a large number of people inside for a live performance is not only a risk until a higher percentage of our audience is vaccinated, but attending a concert is not something our audience is comfortable doing at this point. We hope to be able to get back into the live entertainment business in mid-April. We have a pretty full schedule planned," he said. 

"We are renting rooms for events in February and beyond while observing COVID-19 occupancy and safety guidelines," said Connelly.

The office is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. "We are hoping to return to more regular office hours in April but in the meantime are checking email and phone messages daily," he said. 

To inquire about renting space for meetings, trainings, celebrations and parties, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 and leave a voice mail message, email or Kevin Connelly at or visit

McKean County has formed a Covid-19 Task Force to monitor changing vaccine protocols, assist with inoculations as needed, and to provide updated information as it becomes available.

The Task Force team consists of core county personnel including the Commissioners, the Department of Emergency Services staff, and the Chief Clerk. The Commissioners have directed each member to be responsible for monitoring the rapidly changing information that is transmitted from the federal and state governments, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, PA Department of Health, as well as information from local agencies, including local hospitals, pharmacies, and health care facilities.

Currently the Federal Government is responsible to secure sources, produce and release the vaccine. States are notified when and how many doses they will be receiving. It is up to each state to identify the intended shipment locations for their allocation. Pennsylvania has been receiving 143,000 doses per week with 32% to Long Term Care Facilities, 19% to Hospitals/Health Care, 49% to pharmacies, federal retail companies, and residential care.

Currently, the Department of Health has three registered vaccination sites within McKean County. Identified sites are at Bradford Regional Medical Center, UPMC-Kane (Kane Hospital) and Port Pharmacy in Port Allegany. The DOH website shows updated vaccine availability at each location. The DOH site indicates that 1,352 people in McKean County are partially vaccinated, with the first of the two doses administered, and 251 are fully vaccinated, with both doses.

McKean County has secured and prepared for a Point of Distribution (POD) at the former St. Bernard’s School on West Washington Street in Bradford, should they be directed to participate in a Mass Vaccination Clinic (MCV). This location is currently being used for a Covid-19 testing site as administered by AMI through PADOH. This testing site will be in operation through January 24 from 9 AM to 6 PM.

The federal government has issued Phases of rollout for vaccine eligibility. The timing of the transition from one phase to the next is not known by local providers. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced on January 19, two additional categories of individuals who are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as part of Phase 1A. All individuals 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. 


If you are part of a group that is eligible for vaccination, you can use the Pennsylvania Vaccine Provider Map  ( ) to find a place to register to be scheduled for a vaccination. Contact the vaccine provider of your choice directly to request an appointment. This map will be updated as more locations are registered and as vaccine is received. Although a provider may have received vaccine, there is no guarantee that they have open appointments as supply is still very limited. Check back frequently as the map will be updated multiple times per week. 

The Department of Emergency Services will deploy the operation of the POD in Bradford, should a shipment of vaccine be made available for the county to administer. At this time, DES needs volunteers, both clinical and non-clinical, to assist with staffing, should that site need to be opened. Healthcare workers who are licensed in PA and able to give vaccines and adults who are able to assist with registration and other needs of the clinic are asked to register at ServPA. (

McKean County Commissioners are also asking for cooperation from the public as the vaccine rollout progresses. The public is encouraged to stay well-informed, follow the established protocol to vaccinate our most vulnerable populations first, and to practice patience, particularly with the vaccine providers and healthcare workers, throughout this rapidly changing process. Up to date information can be found on the Department of Health website or locally on the Dept of Emergency Services Facebook page. (

Mount Jewett Dispatched To Crash on Route 6 Near Roadside Rest

At 6:50 AM on Saturday,  Hamlin Township and Mt. Jewett  were dispatched. RECALLED BY CHIEF 20.

Port Allegany dispatched to crash on Route 155

McKean County Redevelopment Authority Is Hiring A Full Time Assistant Property Manager


Sharon TWP. Is Taking Bids For A 2010 - F350 with Fisher Plow and Saltdogg Salt/Sand Spreader


The Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District of Pennsylvania is seeking a Chief Probation Officer of the Cameron County Probation and Parole Office.


Aveanna Is Hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs, And DCWs


Morgan Advanced materials Is Hiring Machine Operators


Rick's Auto In Port Allegany Is Looking For A Mechanic


Truck-Lite Is Hiring Full Time Assemblers


$95 DOT/CDL physicals at Kio Chiropractic in Smethport, PA.


Help Protect Clara Township Residents By Requesting a Public Hearing On Toxic Waste Disposal Well; Deadline January 25th

 EPA requests public comment on its findings that the proposed injection activity under the draft permit is unlikely to pose a risk to underground sources of drinking water. Please email public comments on the draft UIC permit to the attention of:

Kevin Rowsey
Source Water & UIC Section
U.S. EPA Region 3
Phone: 215-814-5463

Comments must be received by February 1, 2021

Requests to hold a public hearing must be received via email or telephone by EPA by January 25, 2021. When requesting a public hearing, please state the nature of the issues you propose to raise. 

EPA expressly reserves the right to cancel this hearing unless a significant degree of public interest is evidenced by January 25, 2021
Notice of Public Comment Period of Draft Permit 

Applicant or Respondent 

Roulette Oil & Gas Company, LLC
1140 Route 44 South
Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania 16748

Related Documents
You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
•    Public Notice: Draft UIC Permit for Roulette Oil & Gas Company, LLC (PDF)(18 pp, 1 MB)
•    PAS2D050BPOT Draft Statement of Basis (PDF)(5 pp, 221 K, December 31, 2020)
A document that gives specifics on the proposed injection activity and the reasoning why EPA believes that the proposed activity doesn’t pose a risk to Underground Sources of Drinking Water (USDWs).
•    PAS2D050BPOT Public Notice (PDF)(1 pg, 101 K, December 31, 2020)
•    Administrative Record Index (PDF)(1 pg, 95 K, December 15, 2020)
A list of all resources that were accessed to help EPA come to a final permit decision. - Permit Renewal Application
•    Permit Application (PDF)(64 pp, 8 MB, October 26, 2020)
Permit Application submitted to EPA in September 2020 for authorization for the construction and operation of one Class IID injection well, Clara Field #20


Friday, January 22, 2021

Coldersport Ambulance to Cole Manor

 At 6:05 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Cole Manor for a man fallen.

Bradford City Police Make Arrests


Foster Township Responded To Multiple Incidents on Friday


Wellsboro Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash on Rt. 6

 At 5:48 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire & EMS dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash with unknown injuries near 9893 Route 6 in Delmar Township. Use caution as roadway is partially blocked.

Snowy Roads Make For Busy Morning For Derrick City Fire Department


PA State Police Cancel Troop C Camp Programs



BRADFORD, Pa. -- A tool developed by two members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford community to help students navigate online classes has been made available to all Pitt students and faculty members through the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

The online student toolkit is a two-hour online class that teaches students how to use software critical for the university’s Flex@Pitt education model, which allows students to attend class either online or in person during the pandemic.

Dr. Emily Williams, vice president and dean of academic affairs at Pitt-Bradford, and Bernie Picklo, academic technology integrator, conceived of the toolkit as a way to prepare students to use the technologies required for them to succeed in their academics. During the coronavirus pandemic, more students have attended classes online, making the toolkit especially useful.

To encourage students to use the course, Williams offered a drawing for a Chromebook laptop computer for the first 50 students who completed it.

Some faculty assigned the toolkit course, which was created by Picklo. Students received a digital certificate upon completion that they could share with faculty who had assigned it.

Students who took the class also participated in a survey rating its effectiveness. Of those surveyed, nearly three-quarters said that the course provided guidance on how to become competent at using educational technologies and more than half agreed that the course developed their abilities in that area.

After taking the class, more than half of those surveyed said they were extremely comfortable with using the technologies required to be a good student, and nearly all students said they learned something from the class.

One respondent wrote, “Honestly, one of this course’s strengths was showing me how little I actually knew about these sites.”

Now students on all five Pitt campuses can use the toolkit.

“I am so excited about all Pitt students having access to the Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville Canvas and Technology Toolkit,” Williams said.

“I am glad that the Center for Teaching and Learning in Pittsburgh is able to take our summer-long and intensive work on this toolkit and effectively adapt it for student use at all the Pitt campuses. The Pitt-Bradford Academic Affairs staff will continue to use vision and innovation to support our students at Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville.”

Gerald H. “Fuzzy” Lenze, 90, of 737 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA.

Gerald H. “Fuzzy” Lenze, 90, of 737 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a brief illness.

He was born November 2, 1930, in Kersey, son of the late Herman and Catherine Gahr Lenze.  Fuzzy was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1948.  He was a retired employee of Pure Carbon, retiring in 1992 after 34 years of service.

On July 16, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Church, Fuzzy married Dorothy M. Hnath, who preceded him in death on March 6, 2016.

He is survived by four daughters: Geraldine Geer and her husband Bert of St. Marys; Mary Kay Lenze of St. Marys; Patricia Aaron of Brandy Camp; and Jacqueline Rooker and her husband Jack of Kersey; his son, Herman Lenze of St. Marys; eight grandchildren: Jennifer Mazza, Alex Geer (Nate Freeman), Matthew (Tiera) Geer, Jacob Geer, Sara (Rob) Bennett, Adam (Sheena) Aaron, Lucas Lenze (Morgan Lower), and Jared Lenze; five great-grandchildren: Bella Robertson, Mitchell Bennett, Zeta Aaron, Gracen Bennett, and Mary “Rosie” Aaron; by two sisters: Beverly Lenze and Mary “Mazie” Feldbauer, both of St. Marys; and by a sister-in-law, Irene Hnath of St. Marys.

In addition to his wife and parents, Fuzzy was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Lenze.

Korean War Veteran
Fuzzy was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving our country in the Korean War.  He was a member of the PFL, the American Legion, the St. Marys Beagle Club, the VFW, and was a former member of the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail at 168 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be offered at

Allegany County Reports 21 New Covid-19 Cases Friday


Covid Testing Saturday & Sunday at Former St. Bernatd School in Bradford


Juniata Valley Bank Donates To Coudersport Fire Department

This photo shows Kelly Bruno, Community Office Manager & NT Electronic Banking Coordinator of The Juniata Valley Bank, recently presenting a donation check to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department.  The donation is accepted by Dana Stevens (right) of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department.

Kane Office Closed Until Further Notice, Causer Says

KANE – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today his Kane district office, located at 55 Fraley St., will be closed until further notice.

Constituents in need of assistance may still call the Kane office at 814-837-0880. Calls will automatically forward to the office in Bradford.

 Help is also available online at