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Saturday, April 10, 2021

One Vehicle Crash on Rt. 287 in Delmar Twp.

At 10:15 PM on Saturday, 10347 Rt. 287. Vehicle on its side. One person self extricated. Wellsboro & Middlebury dispatched.
One lane is closed. Use caution.

Jay TWP. fire dept was dispatched to RT 555 near the Benezette store for a woman involved in a car accident with obvious leg injury

 On April, 10 at 7:06  Jay TWP. fire dept was dispatched to RT 555 near the Benezette store for a woman involved in a car accident with obvious leg injury. EMS is driving her to the Benezette School to meet Stat Medivac

Kathleen Elizabeth Weimer, 59, of Farmers Valley, PA

Kathleen Elizabeth Weimer 

Farmers Valley - Kathleen Elizabeth Weimer, 59, of Farmers Valley, PA, passed away Friday (April 9, 2021) at her residence. 

She was born November 28, 1961 in Olean, NY, the daughter of Stewart and Elizabeth Murphy Hill. On October 6, 1984 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Olean, NY, she married Kevin S. Weimer, who survives.
Mrs. Weimer was a graduate of Olean High School Class of 1980 and worked for many local restaurants. She had a passion for cooking and entertaining for people.
She loved crafting and making gifts for those near to her.  Her animals were her life and she spent most of her time caring and loving them.  She was a member of the Smethport VFW.

In addition to her husband, Kevin, she is survived by:
Step mother:  Jill Hill of Olean, NY
Two children:  Jad (Bonnie) Weimer of Charlotte, TN and Jessica (Cory) McKeirnan of Coryville
Two grandchildren:  Mackenzie and Jaden Weimer of Charlotte, TN
Two brothers:  Ron (Lisa) Hill of Portville, NY and Randy (Linda) Hill of Olean, NY
Brothers and sisters-in-law:  Randy (Sally) Weimer, Mick (Patty) Weimer, and Wendy (Raymond) Smith, all of Farmers Valley, Kathy (Gary) Henry of Aztec, NM, and Bonnie (Bill) Neely of Jefferson, OH.
Nieces and nephews:  Mick, Mandy, Wes, Scott, Shelly, Jenny, Mike, Emily, Brandon, Brad, Katie, Rick, Wayne, Bret, Yvonne, and Karen.
Grandniece Joleen and Grandnephew Brandon also held a special place in her heart.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, along with her in-laws, Jenny Louise and Stephen Bauer, as well as Chester M. Weimer.
There will be no visitation or services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA.  Online condolences may be made at

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

Ridgway Man Jailed After Domestic Incident With Shots Fired on Montmorenci Road


Richburg Dispatched To Large Wildfire

 At 5:40 PM on Saturday, Richburg Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a large wildfire on Burdick Road near Emerson Road. Shinglehouse dispatched for standby at Bolivar.

Port Allegany Dispatched To Wildfire on Green Hollow Road

At 4:41 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a wildfire on Green Hollow Road in Annin Township. Caller reports 10 acres, spreading rapidly with exposures. Officer on scene reports half acre, nearly out.

Roulette Ambulance to Oak Lane

 At 4:09 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Oak Lane for a woman fallen.



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

Modifications adopted 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 turkeys) that are in season on those dates. These expansions of Sunday opportunity are the only changes adopted for small game and furbearer seasons.

·         Moving up the start of the extended bear season to begin on the firearms deer opener and include Sunday, Nov. 28 in the WMUs where the season is open.

·         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 will 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 was removed from the late elk season to provide the Game Commission the flexibility to issue antlered elk licenses for this season.

The commissioners also set the number of antlerless deer licenses to be allocated, as well as the number of elk licenses to be allocated for the coming license year. Read the details........


Raymond J. “Chub” THOMPSON, 56, of Ulysses, PA

Raymond J. “Chub” THOMPSON

Raymond J. “Chub” THOMPSON, 56, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 in UPMC Hamot, Erie. 

Born June 24, 1964, in Coudersport, he was the son of Lawrence Raymond and Marjorie White Thompson. On February 26, 1987, in Friendship, NY, he married the former Peggy S. Warner, who predeceased him on August 23, 2017. Ray was a logger for many years. 

Surviving are: his mother, Marjorie Thompson of West Bingham; three children, Tonya (James) Stillwell of Galeton, Amber (Jason Kenderdine) Thompson of Westfield and Tylor (Lynnea DeStasio) Thompson of Knoxville; four grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth (Becky) Thompson of Ulysses, Lawrence C. Thompson of Westfield, and Roy Thompson of Ulysses; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his father. 

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

Bradford Dispatched For Wildfire on High Street

At 2:19 PM on Saturday, Bradford City Firefighters were dispatched to the area of 286 High Street for a wildfire.


Hamilton-Gibson Productions, the community theatre arts group based in Wellsboro, is seeking individuals interested in participating as the stage manager or members of the backstage running crew for the upcoming in-person production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.”

The stage manager will be responsible for communicating with and organizing those involved with "Dead Man’s Cell Phone" to ensure the entire production runs smoothly - from rehearsals that will begin at the end of April, to performances on June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13, and post-show, after the performances end. 

Needed for the backstage crew are an assistant stage manager, props manager, sound and lighting technicians, and people to create, repair and move scenery, to make and mend costumes and to serve in any capacity during the run of the show. Backstage crew members must be able to attend technical rehearsals and the entire run of performances as well as work calls as scheduled in the Warehouse Theatre.

No prior theatrical experience to be either the stage manager or a backstage crew member is required. Training will be provided.

Anyone interested in learning the craft and skills needed to mount a staged production are encouraged to contact Hamilton-Gibson for details by calling 570-724-2079 or emailing


In-person auditions to fill four roles for women and two for men in Hamilton-Gibson's production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone" are being scheduled for Friday, April 16 beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 17 at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Social distancing and wearing a mask are required. 

One or two of the roles may be double-cast. Four to six actors will portray the following characters: Jean, a woman; Gordon, a dead man; Mrs. Gottlieb, Gordon’s mother; Hermia, Gordon’s widow; Dwight, Gordon’s brother; and The Other Woman, a stranger. 

"All ages, races and types are heartily welcome to audition," said Gabe Hakvaag who is directing the play. This modern fable, written by highly respected American playwright, Sarah Ruhl, explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. 

"In her writing, Ruhl avoids psychological or emotionally driven plots," he said. "She prefers to capture everyday actions within a mythic framework, telling stories the way fables are told: this thing happened, then this, and then this. The results are stories that are both delicate and hilariously funny, simply charming but with teeth that bite," said Hakvaag.

"Dead Man’s Cell Phone" tells the story of a woman, Jean, who is bothered by a cell phone left on a table in a cafĂ©. The phone keeps ringing, although the man seated at the table doesn’t seem to notice. Eventually, she storms over to the table and answers the cell phone. Before long she has answered several calls, pretending to speak for the man named Gordon, before she realizes the man at the table is dead. She continues to answer the phone, long after the body is taken away because she worries that the people on the other end of the calls will feel lonely.

"Ruhl's productions are intentionally highly imaginative and collaborative, and cast members are expected to bring creative problem solving along with acting skills to the production," Hakvaag said.

For Hamilton-Gibson, Hakvaag has directed "Miss Holmes," "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest", "Fools In Love" and many other plays, including selections for Tune In To Radio HG, Hamilton-Gibson's annual radio play festival. 

All "Dead Man's Cell Phone" auditions are by appointment only. To schedule a time to audition on either April 16, 17 or 19 or to arrange a different day and time, contact Hamilton-Gibson Productions by calling 570-724-2079 or email

United Way Of Bradford Collects Items To Help At Risk Veterans

With the support of the Bradford, Smethport and Port Allegany communities,  the United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. was able to collect over 630 items during the month of March for the America Red Cross “Totes of Hope” program. These collected items will be made into care packages by the Red Cross of Pennsylvania to be distributed to at-risk and homeless veterans locally and across Pennsylvania. The UWBA would like to extend a thank you to all who took the time to donate to our veterans and our tote hosting locations.


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Big Elm, Millerton Dispatched For Oven Fire

 At 10:15 AM on Saturday, Big Elm & Millerton Fire Companies have been dispatched to 5523 Main Street in Jackson Township for an oven fire.

RECALL. No fire, malfunctioning oven.

Jill Corey, 85, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Los Angeles, and New York Cit

Jill Corey

(Jill was a 1950's singing sensation who married baseball great Don Hoak of Roulette, PA)

Jill Corey, 85, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Los Angeles, and New York City passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA.  

Born, Norma Jean Speranza, on Monday, September 30, 1935, in Avonmore, PA, the daughter of the late Bernard and Clara Grant Speranza.  

Before her good-bye performance for a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall, she signed a contract to the Columbia Records label, she appeared on our “Hit Parade” and was on the cover of Life Magazine in 1953.  It was said that she had a voice that would break your heart.  

She was an avid bird watcher in Central Park, had a dazzling wit, was a loving mother and devoted wife to the late Donald Albert Hoak.  Jill took an eight-year hiatus in her singing career to travel with her husband of eight years. He had the distinction of playing for both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates being part of both of the 1955 and 1960 World Series.  

After the death of the love of her life she made a comeback in her career. 

She is survived by her only daughter and best friend, Clare Hoak (Greg Damjanovic) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, Bernard, Dominic, and Earl and a sister Alice Yockey. 

At her request, all services are private. Interment will take place at the family plot in Westview Cemetery in Avonmore, Pa. At the convenience of the family, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jill’s memory to the Humane Society at or by calling 202-452-1100. 

Jill Corey: The Overnight Sensation was married to baseball great Don Hoak, of Roulette, PA, father of Kim Hoak of Coudersport.


Child Abuse Community Awareness Walk


Trespass investigation Continues In Emporium Boro


Montmorenci Road Closed by Police Incident with Shots Fired

At 1:25 AM on Saturday, fire police have closed Montmorenci Road due to a police incident with shots fired. 

Ridgway ambulance is on standby at request of PSP. The location is in the same area as the standoff last week. 

1:58 AM--Ridgway ambulance to PSP barracks to evaluate two adult victims of this incident. Road is still closed. Area should be avoided.
*Roadway open at 05:30AM*


Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring a Deli and Dairy Manager


Viant Medical Inc. Of Westfield Is Hiring


Lloyd Burkhouse Auctions Public Auction Sunday, April 11th - 1:00 PM


Pleasant Valley Supervisors have postponed the April regularly scheduled meeting


Lakeview Healthcare And Rehabilitation IS Hiring Full time And Part Time Housekeeping/Laundry Aides


The Potter County Housing Authority Has Apartments For Rent


Friday, April 9, 2021

Jack L. Cheatle, 52, of 269 State Street, St. Marys, PA.

Jack L. Cheatle

Jack L. Cheatle, 52, of 269 State Street, St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021, after a brief illness, at UPMC Hamot. 

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

Roulette Ambulance to Atkins Road

 At 4:25 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Atkins Road for a cardiac emergency.

Two DuBois sluggers reach 100 hit milestone

Talon Falls, left, and Toner Corl both marked 100 career hits for Penn State DuBois in recent games. 

DuBOIS, PA – The Penn State DuBois baseball team has not only given 100% effort this year, but two players marked their 100 career hit milestones recently. 

Senior Toner Corl smashed his 100th hit on April 5, at home against Penn State York. Senior Talon Falls recorded his 100th hit on March 24, in a home contest against Penn State Beaver. Making this accomplishment even more meaningful, both Corl and Falls are graduates of Central Mountain High School and are from Mill Hall, PA. 

Corl, a Business Administration major, now holds 6th place on the all-time hit list for DuBois. With a .349 batting average, he was named the 2019 USCAA Small College World Series MVP. He also holds 5th place for all-time doubles for DuBois with 22, and is 2nd in all-time RBI’s for DuBois with 69. 
Head Coach Tom Calliari said, “Toner has been the heart and soul of this team this year. His leadership skills are unmatched.  He's a true competitor.  He will be a tremendous attribute to anyone who hires him someday as his leadership skills are off the charts.  It's been a true honor to coach Toner Corl.”

Corl shared, “Reaching 100 collegiate hits means a lot to me.  It's always nice to reach career accolades and to do so at home in front of our fans made it even sweeter.”

Falls is now in 5th  place on the all time hit list at DuBois. The third baseman is also 4th in doubles for the team at 23, and tied with fellow player Brandon Gettig at 3rd place for RBI’s at 62. The Information Technology major holds a .390 batting average. 

Of Falls, Coach Calliari said, “Talon is one of the most gifted hitters that's been through this program.  His sophomore year it was a shock when he made it out.  He is one of the kindest people I've ever met.  A phenomenal teammate, a tremendous hitter, but most importantly a great person.  He will be an unbelievable husband and father someday.”

Falls added, "I feel accomplished to get my 100th hit and I'm happy that I'm helping my team work towards another championship."

Louis B. Lucco, 97, of N. Main Street, Limestone, NY.

Louis B. Lucco

Louis B. Lucco, 97, of N. Main Street, Limestone, NY, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Rapid Covid-19 Tests Available in Allegany County


Liberty Township Supervisors Meeting Minutes of April 8, 2021

Liberty Township, McKean County
Route 155 Building
April 8, 2021 

The regular meeting of the Liberty Township Supervisors was called to order at 8:30      AM by Chairman, Dick Brown. Also present were Supervisor Neil Shepard , Supervisor Fred Ernst, Whitey Brundage of the Port Allegany Fire Department, Bill Owens of National Fuel and secretary, Cindy Speeth.
1. Ambulance Report for February/March, 2021 had 9 calls.
2. Fire Report for March, 2021 was read by Whitey Brundage. There were 4 calls for Liberty Township. Mr. Brundage said that he wanted to STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT NO BURNING TAKE PLACE in the township. He also stated that the Sportsmen’s Raffle will be held on May 15, 2021 outside under two tents – one on the square and one on the street.
3. Secretary’s Regular Meeting Report for March 11, 2021 was presented and unanimously accepted on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by Supervisor Ernst.
4. Treasurer’s Report for the month of April, 2021 was presented and
unanimously accepted on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by
Supervisor Shepard. Chairman Brown stated that in the General Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $22,381.00, revenues received in the amount of $61,506.62 and a balance of $147,323.65. In the State Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $13,019.05 and a balance of $209,188.69. In the Sewer Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $8,000.00 and a balance of $1,180.18.
Chairman Brown said that we have to get one more load of skid and then the building will be full and we will have 500 tons out in the back.
1. PSATS News Bulletin was presented by Chairman Brown. Liberty Township’s portion of the American Rescue Plan will be $149,587.00. It will be distributed as follows: one half in June of 2021 and the other one half a year later unless the Governor decides to use it in his budget.
2. PennDot News Bulletin was presented by Chairman Brown. 
1. Letter from McKean County Assessment Office regarding refund for overpayment of taxes for Mary Alice Dalaba was read by Chairman Brown. On a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by Supervisor Ernst it was unanimously agreed to send Mary Alice Dalaba a refund check in the amount of $37.78.
Chairman Brown read a letter from the McKean County Tax Claim Bureau regarding our claim to surplus money from Geoffrey Mincer, 61.80 acres on Dexter Hollow. It didn’t pertain to Liberty Township so nothing needed to be done.
All correspondence was made available to the public. 


The Supervisors told Bill Owens (National Fuel) that they had only just received the Agreement between National Fuel and Liberty Township regarding the township working on a Sunday to replace a culvert across Skinner Creek Road so that it would not interfere with access to Skinner Creek Road by National Fuel for their pipeline project. The Supervisors will discuss the Agreement and let National Fuel know if there is anything that they think should be changed.  

Fire Chief Brundage was asked what would happen if someone was burning on their own property and it accidentally went over onto a neighboring property – would the fire department fine the person who was burning? He said not usually –if there was a lot of damage DC&R would have to get involved and then they would fine people because their insurance would be paying the owner of the damaged property. 

As no further business was brought before the Board, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:50 a.m. on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Lucinda Speeth
Secretary/ Treasurer



Dianne L. (Webster) Killingstad, 80, of Wellsboro, PA

Dianne L. (Webster) Killingstad

Dianne L. (Webster) Killingstad, 80, of Wellsboro, passed away early Thursday April 8, 2021, at The Green Home.  

She was born November 17, 1940, in Wellsboro, to Floyd and Erissa (Burton) Webster, and grew up on the family celery farm in Marsh Creek.  Dianne graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1958, and on July 6, 1963, she married Richard Killingstad, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.  Dianne was very interested in the history of Tioga County, Wellsboro, as well as her family history, and was an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames and volunteered at the Tioga County Historical Society. 

She was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Over the years, Dianne worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for several local businesses, including Clark’s Hardware/Sporting Goods/Home Center, Lynn R. Mader, Esq., Harland’s Family Style Restaurant, and the American Cancer Society.

Dianne is survived by her husband; two sons:  Chris Killingstad of Wellsboro and Marc (Ginny) Killingstad of Monktown, MD; a daughter:  Kathy (Gary) Lampman of Ridgway, PA; 7 grandchildren:  Nikki (Brett) Messinger, Olivia Killingstad, Ayden Killingstad, Hannah Lampman, Abigail (Kurt) Martonik, Anna Killingstad, and Eva Killingstad; three great-grandchildren:  Ryder, Abby, and Aisling; and dozens of nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers:  Vaughn, Ward, and Reed Webster; and three sisters:  Helen Coolidge, Jackie Robbins, and Joan Boyce.

Due to social concerns surrounding Covid-19, the family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Donations in Dianne’s memory can be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Dianne’s family has entrusted the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA with her arrangements.  

To share a memory or condolence visit:

Child Abuse Community Awareness Walk


Current Obituaries at Buckheit Funeral Chapel


Horst Strassburg
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Justin Edward Weaver
Monday, April 5, 2021
Lois Garrison
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Ada Boyce
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Chance Deon Long
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Pauline Mizdail
Friday, April 2, 2021

Potter County Democrats recently welcomed JILL BECK, candidate for Pennsylvania Superior Court

JILL BECK is pictured here with members of the Potter County Democratic Committee. 

Potter County Democrats recently welcomed JILL BECK, candidate for Pennsylvania Superior Court at a gathering in Coudersport at the Potter County Democratic Headquarters.  

Raised in Pittsburgh, Jill spent her entire career fighting for fairness in our judicial system.  

Most recently at the firm Blank Rome, she worked to help underserved communities, representing victims of domestic violence, helping those experiencing housing insecurity, and working to ensure equal and equitable treatment for ALL under the law.  

Jill previously worked at KidVoice, advocating for abused and neglected children in various levels of the judicial system, including the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  She spent 10 years working for the Honorable Christine Donohue in her Superior and Supreme Court Chambers where Jill drafted hundreds of the very decisions she will decide if elected.  

Jill is recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  

Fillmore, Wiscoy-Rossburg Dispatched for Barn Fire on County Road 27

 At 1:07 PM on Friday, Fillmore, Wiscoy-Rossburg Fire Depts have been dispatched to a barn fire at 11547 County Road 27 in Hume. Fillmore responder reports smoke showing. 

Fillmore ambulance is needed at the scene of the fire for a person down with minor burns. Air medical requested on standby. 

Wyoming County units have also been dispatched to assist. Additional units from Centerville and Houghton dispatched.

Tankers from Rushford, Oramel, & Rushford. Short Tract & Houghton dispatched. Cancel New Hudson.

Dr. Theresa V. Tucker, D.C., 69, of 520 Center Street, St. Marys,

Dr. Theresa V. Tucker

Dr. Theresa V. Tucker, D.C., 69, of 520 Center Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at her residence, after a lengthy illness.  

She was born May 10, 1951, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew G. and Vada Tyler Tucker.  Theresa was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1969, as well as the University of Western States Chiropractic School in Portland, OR.  She returned to St. Marys in 2001, after living in Oregon for a number of years, working as a chiropractor.  

Theresa was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.  She loved her pet cats and was deeply spiritual.

She is survived by her spouse, Dr. Cheryl L. Stoker, PhD, of St. Marys; her son, Domingo Washington and his wife Jolene of Erie, CO; three granddaughters: Anya, Adele, and Ashlee; and by her sister, Brenda Coppella and her husband Steven of State College.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Karen Trask officiating. 

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

Online condolences may be offered at

Robert J. Bullers, 50, of 674 Pontzer Avenue, St. Marys, PA.

Robert J. Bullers

Robert J. Bullers, 50, of 674 Pontzer Avenue, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk.

He was born July 9, 1970, in Ridgway, son of the late George W. Bullers and Carol Weidow Bullers, who survives.  Robert was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, and worked as a die setter.  

In addition to his mother, Carol Weidow Bullers of St. Marys, Robert is survived by his daughter, Taylor Curtis of Arizona and her son, Xavier; three sons: Jeremy Curtis and his wife Jessica of Arizona; Dallas Bullers and his wife Angel of Arkansas and their children Kinley and Kora; and Trevur Bullers of Arizona; his sister: Sue Ann Milliard and her husband Louis of Johnsonburg; three nephews: Travis, Timothy, and Brandon Weidow; and by four great-nieces and nephews: Ben, Ana, Jayla, and Jacob.

Besides his father, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, David Weidow in 2019.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held privately at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be offered at

William H. Mattison, age 86, of Lindley, NY


William H. Mattison

William H. Mattison, age 86, of Lindley, NY, passed away on April 7, 2021 at Corning Hospital in Corning after an extended illness. 

Born July 26, 1934 in Gaines, PA to the late Nellie Peer and Carl Mattison. He was employed by MGI Industries. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. 

William is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirlee of Lindley; children, Deborah, Christopher, Candace and Jay; grandchildren, Chirstopher, Frank, Brooke, Jammie, Josh and Joellen; brothers Kevin of Corning and Gary of Florida; sister-in-laws Barb Rumsey, Sharon Sodder, and Dorothy Conrad; brother-in-laws Don, Ed and Jerry Wheeler; many great-granchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his canine companion, Missy. 

He was predeceased in death by sisters, Helen Janice, and Sheila; and brother Darius. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Kenyon Funeral Home.

Raymond J. “Chub” THOMPSON, 56, of Ulysses, PA

Raymond J. “Chub” THOMPSON

Raymond J. “Chub” THOMPSON, 56, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 in UPMC Hamot, Erie. 

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

Lakeview Healthcare And Rehabilitation IS Hiring Full time And Part Time Housekeeping/Laundry Aides


Allegany County town hosts Paramount Pictures movie shoot in Northern Allegany County

Evening Tribune

 Lights! Camera! Allen!

Allen? Yes. Right now, Paramount Pictures is shooting a full-length feature film in the sparsely populated Town of Allen in northern Allegany County. Cast and crew are on location at an Amish farm on a dirt road. The production company is using the Short Tract fire hall as its base camp.

The movie, which could be released next year, is set in a fictional Amish community, which is why Paramount location scouts chose the white, two-story Amish-built farmhouse. The property had been vacant. Read more....

Bradford Township, Lewis Run Dispatched For Rock Slide

 At 12:29 PM on Friday, Bradford Township & Lewis Run Fire Depts dispatched to a rock slide on West Warren Road.

Pleasant Valley Supervisors have postponed the April regularly scheduled meeting


Retaining Wall Project on Route 414 in Morris Township, Tioga County Begins Next Week

Montoursville, PA – Motorists who travel Route 414 in Morris Township, Tioga County are advised a retaining wall project will resume next week. The project is located at the intersection of Wilson Hill Road and continues north for .58 miles towards Morris, Tioga County.

On Wednesday, April 14, Route 414 will be closed between Wilson Hill Road and Dixie Run Road in Morris Township, Tioga County, while the contractor LTT, Trucking, LLC, begins construction of multiple retaining walls and roadway reconstruction, due to embankment failures between Babbs Creek and Route 414.  

A detour using Wilson Hill Road, Route 4002 (Oregon Hill Road), English Run Road and Route 287 in Tioga and Lycoming Counties will be in place until mid-November, weather permitting.
Motorists should be alert and drive with caution in the area. 

LTT Trucking, LLC., is the primary contractor for this $4,900,000, three-year project, which is expected to be completed in 2022.

Lane Restriction on Little Pine Creek Road in Cummings Township, Lycoming County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that lane restrictions will start next week on Route 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) in Cummings Township, Lycoming County, for repairs to two embankment failures.

On Monday, April 12, the contractor, LTT Trucking LLC, will begin constructing a retaining wall at two locations along Little Pine Creek Road. The first location will be approximately .75 miles north of the intersection with Route 44.  The second location is approximately 2.2 miles north of the intersection with Route 44.

Motorists can expect 10-foot wide single lane conditions with temporary traffic control signals at each work location. Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays in travel, watch for lane changes, sudden stops, slow moving vehicles, and drive with caution through the work zone.

LTT Trucking, LLC, is the primary contractor for this $1.7 million embankment repair project, which is expected to be completed by September 30, weather permitting.

Lane Closures Continue Next Week on I-180 in Lycoming County

​Montoursville, PA – A High-Tension Cable Barrier Project continues next week in Lycoming County. The high-tension cable barrier system will be installed on Interstate 180 between the Route 87 overpass in Fairfield Township and the Lycoming / Northumberland County line.

On Monday, April 12, the contractor Penn Line Service, Inc., will continue installing the new high-tension cable barrier system in the median, starting at the Route 405 interchange in Muncy Creek Township and will continue to the Lycoming / Northumberland County line. Work will be performed during daylight hours. Motorists can expect the left (passing) lane to be closed where work is being performed. No work will be performed during the weekend.

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

Work on this project is expected to be completed in November 2021.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of April 12 – April 16, 2021

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of April 12 – April 16, weather permitting.  Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

This work will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and State Department of Health guidance as well as COVID-19 safety guidance, including protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols.

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Bridge Flushing:
    ● State Route:  Various State Routes throughout the County

    ● State Route:  Various State Routes throughout the County

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Sign Repairs:
   ● State Route:   Various State Routes throughout the County

Bridge Flushing:
    ● State Route:  Various State Routes throughout the County
    ● State Route:  SR 4001 Sartwell Creek Road
                             SR 1008 Empson Road
                             SR 1001 Fox Hill Road

     ● State Route:  SR 872 Costello area
                              SR 4023 Eleven Mile Road

     ● State Route:  Various State Routes in Austin area

Cutting Pipe Trenches:
     ● State Route:  SR 244 – entire route

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Coudersport Councilman Urges Constituants To Get Vaccinated Saturday, April 10 at CARP

 I want to thank Pfizer/BioNtech, UPMC Cole, UPMC Health Care System, and the PA DOH for making the Covid-19 vaccine available to everyone in our community. This vaccine is the first step toward getting us back to normal and I am writing to encourage everyone to vaccinate this Saturday, April 10, 2021 between 9am-1pm at Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP).   

Getting back to normal begins with herd immunity, which is either from infection or vaccination of a minimum 70% of population. In Potter County alone, that would equal around 12,000 people. Infections rate that high would be disastrous for our community, which is why vaccine immunization is so important.

I understand that there is hesitation with these new vaccines, but after reviewing the science I would say they are safer than eating over-processed fast food or drinking energy drinks and definitely better than the possible side effects of this virus.      

I realize this plague has become more than just that and that both sides of the political spectrum have used it for political gain. Covid-19 doesn’t care what your political beliefs are or which news channel you watch, it only cares about killing healthy cells in your body.  Being involved in both medicine and politics, I would believe in the bio mechanical engineers and epidemiologists when it comes to your health, not political scientists or news anchors.  

After receiving the Pfizer vaccine, I want to ensure everyone that I feel fine. The jab is no worse than that of a flu vaccine and I had less side effects then with the flu shot or any of the numerous immunizations received in my healthcare career.    

Again, I encourage everyone to take advantage of this valuable opportunity this Saturday, 9am-1pm at CARP to protect your self, family, friends and the children of our community, by simply getting a jab in the arm.  

Stay Safe, Mask Up, Wash Your Hands, and Get Vaccinated   

Thank you for your time,   

Todd Husson   
Coudersport Borough Council Ward 1.

PA Permit Violations Issued


PA Permit Violation Issued to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 4/08/2021 to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-04-08 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 4/08/2021 to BKV OPR LLC in Bridgewater Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-04-08 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint)

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Happy 100th Anniversary to Frances Sherman Auxiliary!

I was honored to join in the celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Frances Sherman Auxiliary of Lieutenant John C. Roche Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 212 last week.

The Frances Sherman VFW Auxiliary was instituted in 1921 with 129 members. It is named in honor of Frances Sherman Boyle, who served in the American Red Cross in France during WWI. The auxiliary has made great contributions to the community through its support of veterans, local schools and senior centers throughout its history and continues to do so today. Congratulations and thank you all for your service!

Pictured in the group photo, from left: Bradford Mayor James A. McDonald, VFW State Commander Ron Peters, VFW Post 212 Commander Steve Kloss, Department of PA President 2020-2021 Wendi Hennemann, Jr. Vice President Dept. of PA VFWA Valerie DeCorte, Frances Sherman VFWA President Amy Peterson, me and Sen. Cris Dush.
House OKs Bill to Boost Fire, Ambulance, Other Nonprofit Fundraising

Legislation to improve pandemic fundraising options for fire and ambulance companies, as well as other nonprofit organizations that support community initiatives such as scholarships, youth sports and Scouting, has been approved by the state House.

House Bill 290 would specifically authorize Small Games of Chance (SGOC) licensees to conduct online raffles and drawings and use a mobile payment service (not credit cards) for payment. Participants would have to be verified as residing within the Commonwealth and be at least 18 years of age. The bill also would increase individual prize limits to $4,000 and weekly prize limits to $50,000 to further aid fundraising efforts.

The changes would expire with the end of the COVID-19 disaster emergency or May 1, 2022, whichever is later.

The bill now goes to the Senate.
House Advances Economic Recovery Measures

Working to help the Commonwealth recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the House approved three bills this week aimed at supporting employers, schools and more.

House Bill 605 would protect against costly frivolous lawsuits by providing civil liability protections to health care providers, schools, small business owners, farmers, restaurants and others who did their part to help keep people safe during the pandemic. The bill does not protect those who put anyone at risk, and anybody who exhibits gross negligence can and should be held accountable. The measure is the first in the “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback” package to earn House approval.

The House also approved two bills to aid bars and restaurants, which were particularly hard hit by COVID-19 mitigation orders.

House Bill 427 would increase the discount licensed establishments receive from state stores when purchasing liquor products from 10% to 15%. House Bill 425 would allow a licensee that closes permanently to sell their liquor or wine to another licensee, helping those who did not survive the crisis.

All three measures now go to the Senate.
Discussing Natural Gas Policy

As chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, I hosted a meeting with David Callahan of the Marcellus Shale Coalition to discuss with members the issues and challenges facing our natural gas industry.

Pennsylvania is the second largest natural gas producer in the United States, accounting for 19% of the country’s total natural gas production. And of the state’s 67 counties, 34 have at least one producing well. The industry is a great job-provider and contributor to our economy. The conversation will be helpful as the General Assembly considers legislation impacting this key industry.
Vaccine Passport Invades People’s Health Privacy

It’s been reported a number of states are considering developing so-called “vaccine passports” that would provide proof that passport holders have either received the COVID-19 vaccine or recently tested negative for COVID-19.

Every Pennsylvanian who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should have the opportunity to get one, and we are working hard to make sure that happens sooner rather than later. But whether or not to obtain the vaccine is a personal choice to be made by each individual. Requiring a “passport” to prove vaccination status is a huge overreach into people’s personal lives, and especially into their private medical information.

I would be opposed to any effort to create such a passport in Pennsylvania.
Vaccine Eligibility Update

For Pennsylvanians looking to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, eligibility has now expanded beyond Phase 1A, which primarily focused on people age 65 and over and those age 16-64 with high-risk health conditions.

As of this week, people in Phase 1B were eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. Phase 1B includes: people in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services; U.S. Postal Service workers; manufacturing workers; clergy and other essential support for houses of worship; public transit workers; and education workers.

Starting Monday, April 12, all residents in Phase 1C will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments. This phase includes essential workers such as those in the following fields: transportation and logistics; water and wastewater; food service; shelter and housing; finance, including bank tellers and insurance carriers; information technology and communication; energy, including nuclear reactors; legal; federal, state, county and local government workers, including county election workers, elected officials and members of the judiciary and their staff; news media; public safety; and public health workers.

Starting Monday, April 19, all residents will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, including the state’s vaccination plan and how to schedule an appointment, click here.
Protecting Against Repeat DUI Offenders

Legislation to improve public safety and save taxpayer dollars by targeting repeat DUI offenders passed the House this week. 

House Bill 521 would authorize courts to require an alcohol monitoring device as a condition of bail, probation or parole for repeat offenders. A repeat DUI offender is an individual who is pending adjudication for a DUI and has one or more prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years, or is pending adjudication for two or more DUIs.

Data shows recidivism rates for repeat DUI offenders who wore a device for at least 90 days are 50% less than those who were alternatively sentenced. In York County, the program has resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of DUI offenders arrested for another DUI within the first year, in DUI victims served by the district attorney’s office and in the number of alcohol-related crashes.

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Home Heating Assistance Program Extended

The Department of Human Services is extending the 2020-21 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season and will now accept applications through April 30.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150% of the federal poverty income level. For example, the income limit for an individual is $19,140; for a couple, the limit is $25,860; and for a family of four, it is $39,300.

Additional information about the program is available here

Apply at or contact your local County Assistance Office.