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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Elk Firewire..Shed Fire

Elk county
station 4-Ridgway 2-Johnsonburg
structure fire - shed
282 Oknefski Rd. -Ridgway  twp.

Devon Michael Long, 34, of Tioga, PA

Devon Michael Long

Devon Michael Long, 34, of Tioga, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Gate House Hospice, Williamsport, PA as a result of complications from an ATV accident that he had years ago. 

Born January 23, 1987, in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Danny Long of Cogan Station, PA and Melodie Allen of Tioga, PA. Devon loved riding dirt bikes and four wheelers and taught himself how to play the guitar. 

In addition to his parents, Devon is survived by paternal grandparents, Bennie and Linda Long, Galeton; two brothers, Tristan Allen, Tioga and Gavin Low, Tioga; two sisters, Ganelle Jones, Tioga and Brandi Jones, West Bingham, PA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Devon was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Terry Allen; his maternal grandmother, Sandra Allen; and his maternal step-grandmother, Marianne Allen. 

Services will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, formerly the American Paralysis Association. 

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

Now Accepting Registrations for Summer Science at the Library!

 


Fire Wire report Bradford Crash

McKean county
Station 1 -Bradford
MVA - unknown injury or entrapment -1 vehicle into guard rails
Rt. 219 and North Kendall ave southbound

Big Elm Fire Dept. was dispatched for a one vehicle crash

 


On June, 19 at 6:12 pm Big Elm Fire Dept. was dispatched to Ayers Rd and Barret rd. for a one car accident.

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Fire Alarm

At 4:50 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. dispatched for a fire alarm at 315 North Union Street.

Roulette Dispatched For Tree Down

At 4:40 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been called to Rt. 6  & Kim Hill Road for a tree down blocking the roadway.

Wellsboro Dispatched To Possible Electrical Fire


At 4:30 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 17 Grant Street for a possible electrical fire.

Wanita H. Lane, 89, of Rock Run Road, Turtlepoint, PA

TURTLEPOINT - Wanita H. Lane, 89, of Rock Run Road, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday (June 18, 2021) following a long illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home. A complete obituary will follow.

Children’s day camp programs to be held at Bendigo & Kinzua Bridge State Park!

The Kinzua Bridge State Park Complex will hold DiscoverE! Day camp programs for children 3-12 at Bendigo and Kinzua Bridge State Parks. DiscoverE! encourages children to learn more about the world in which we live by getting outdoors to Explore, Experience, and Enjoy the opportunities in our state parks. Activities vary by program but most will include games, crafts, guided hikes, and habitat explorations. 

Specific dates, times, and programs are listed below under each park. Registration is required as DiscoverE! Programs are limited to 10 campers and their guardians. There is no charge for these camp programs.  A parent or guardian is required to attend with their children. To register call Kinzua Bridge State Park at 814-778-5467 or email kinzuabridgesp@pa.gov.

Bendigo State Park DiscoverE! Programs

Program: Outdoor Explorers
Age Group: 6-8 year olds
Dates: Tuesday, July 13 & Wednesday, July 14
Outdoor Explorers will meet new friends while learning about the habitats and wildlife that can be found at Bendigo State Park! Tuesday’s activities will include games and a guided nature hike with park educators. On Wednesday we will dive into the stream ecosystem by conducting a stream study to discover what creatures live in this watery habitat. Campers will also learn about fishing and get a chance to practice their casting skills!

Program: Penn’s Adventurers
Age Group: 9-12 year olds
Dates: Thursday, July 15 & Friday, July 16
Penn’s Adventurers will learn and develop their outdoor skills while learning about the habitats and wildlife that can be found at Bendigo State Park. On Thursday campers will take a guided wildlife walk with park educators and hone their archery skills. Friday will focus on survival as campers learn orienteering skills and go geocaching in the park!

 
DiscoverE! Program: Hike ‘n Seekers
Age Group: 4-5 year olds
Dates: Wednesday, July 21
In this DiscoverE! program your young learner will have the opportunity to explore nature at Bendigo State Park. We will take a nature walk with park educators and also have fun playing games and doing nature based crafts.

Kinzua Bridge State Park DiscoverE! Programs

Program: Outdoor Explorers
Age Group: 6-8 year olds
Dates: Tuesday July 27 & Wednesday July 28
Outdoor Explorers will meet new friends while learning about the wildlife that calls Kinzua Bridge State Park home! On Tuesday we will investigate animal tracks on the trails and then make our tracks. On Wednesday we will explore the world of reptiles and amphibians and go for a hike in search these unique animals. 
Program: Penn’s Adventurers
Age Group: 9-12 year olds
Dates: Thursday July 29 & Friday July 30
Join us in exploring opportunities for adventure at Kinzua Bridge State Park! On Thursday we will investigate the world of birds. Learning what makes birds unique as we search the park for feathered friends. Thursday will provide opportunities for campers to hone their outdoor skills including activities like geocaching and archery. 
Program: Hike ‘n Seekers
Age Group: 4-5-year-olds
Dates: Monday, August 2
Send your young learner on an insect investigation in this engaging half day program. Through songs, games, and crafts we will learn about what makes insects unique. This program also includes a guided insect hike with park educators.

For more information, please contact Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office at (814) 778-5467 or e-mail us at kinzuabridgesp@pa.gov.  Visit DCNR’s website directly at www.dcnr.state.pa.us or visit DCNR through the PA homepage at www.state.pa.us


If you need accommodation to participate in park activities due to a 
Disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 888-
PA-PARKS (voice) 888-537-7294 (TTY) 717-558-2711 (local or international TTY) 800-654-5984 (AT&T Relay Service).

Kane EMS Dispatched For Burn Victim

At 3:13 PM on Saturday, Kane ALS has been dispatched to Sheffield Township for a burn Victim.

Two area seniors receive Shinners Team Player Scholarship


OLEAN, N.Y., June 18, 2021 – Two area graduating seniors recently received the Patrick Shinners Memorial Team Player Scholarship, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

Braedyn Palmatier of Ellicottville Central School and Zechariah Padd of Maple Grove High School each received awards from the Patrick Shinners Memorial Team Player Scholarship Fund for $250.

Established in memory of Salamanca-native Patrick Shinners by the Southwestern Chapter of the New York State Association of Certified Football Officials, this award is for players in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties who are a graduating senior and have participated in football for at least one school year. The ideal candidate is a player who was there for the team; a player who was not the team hero, but who came to practice knowing that he may not be in the game on Friday night. All applicants for the award are nominated by their high school football coaches.

The scholarship is not restricted to those planning to attend an institution of higher education after graduation; nominations of those entering the Armed Forces or pursuing technical trades are also encouraged. The award is given as a scholarship or educational stipend that can be used toward college, trade or technical school or job-related expenses such as uniforms or equipment or travel costs if entering the military.

Palmatier will attend St. Bonaventure University to study sports media. Padd will study business or biology at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Donations can be made to the Patrick Shinners Memorial Team Player Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760 or online at cattfoundation.org.

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation.org, or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

UPMC Expert: Is Cancer in Your Future? Mai Phuong, MD Oncology, UPMC

If you were at increased risk for cancer, would you want to know? By 2040, the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to rise to 29.5 million according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. While there are many factors contributing to the rise in cases, it’s important to note that mortality rates continue trend downward. Cancers are being detected earlier leading to earlier intervention and treatment which improves outcomes.

Genetics and Cancer

While regular screenings and checkup with your provider are still the gold standard for cancer detection, genetic testing is seeing a rise in use. Normally, certain genes help keep cancer from forming by controlling how cells grow and react to the body's signals. When DNA changes accumulate in several of a cell's genes, the cell stops behaving normally. It then reproduces itself uncontrollably, growing into — what we call — a cancer.
Some people inherit a DNA change in a cancer-associated gene from a parent. A change in a cancer-associated gene won't cause cancer by itself. Having an altered cancer-associated gene doesn't mean you're certain to get cancer. For a cell to become cancerous, it requires changes to the DNA of a number of genes. These changes required for cancer to develop may not ever occur. But, this inherited DNA change does place you at a higher-than-average risk of certain types of cancer.

Benefits of a Telegenetics Consultation

If you are concerned about possibly getting cancer in your lifetime due to a family or personal history, you can find value in the consultation. One of the major reasons to consider a cancer risk assessment consultation is having two or more relatives on the same side of the family with the same kind of cancer or related cancers, such as ovarian, breast, or colon cancers. 

Other reasons to consider a cancer risk consultation include a family or personal history of:
Cancer, such as breast or colon, that occurred before the age of 50.
Primary cancers in both breasts or kidneys.
Two different primary cancers — such as primary breast and ovarian cancers, primary breast and colon cancers, or primary uterine and colon cancers.
A rare cancer — such as male breast cancer, adrenal gland cancer, retinoblastoma, medullary thyroid cancer, or pheochromocytoma.
A cancer that has a higher likelihood of being related to a genetic cause, such as ovarian, pancreatic, or metastatic prostate cancer.
A known change in a cancer predisposition gene.

What to Expect at a Telegenetics Appointment
Before your appointment at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport, it is suggested that you come prepared with the information about your family’s medical history related to cancer. Medical records may also need to be provided to help with the risk assessment. A member of the UPMC Cancer Genetics Program might reach out to you prior to the appointment to collect this information. 

When you arrive for your appointment, you will meet in person with the clinic nurse and have a video conference with a geneticist. The geneticist is a physician with specialty training in understanding how human DNA affects the body’s development and how certain genes may increase a person’s risk for certain cancers. They will review the personal and family history with you and discuss cancer risk assessments and whether genetic testing is needed.

During this consultation, your team may discuss how inherited and environmental factors may contribute to the cancer(s) in your family and how cancer risks may affect you and your family. The risks, benefits, limitations, and costs of genetic testing (a blood or saliva test) will also be discussed. Finally, the team will go over the cancer screening options that are recommended for you, either during the visit, or when they call to discuss the genetic test result with you.

Information about services and specialists will also be provided, including cancer screenings, surgery consultation, specialists in cancer risk management, social workers, or nutrition experts.

Having a genetic consult may help relieve any worry about cancer risk and provide a sense of control.

You are not alone in your fight against cancer. At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, our oncologists are here to help guide you from prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and everything in between. From our cancer centers in Williamsport, Coudersport, and Wellsboro, Pa., we offer you and your family the resources you need to fight cancer and get back to the life you love.

Mai Phuong, MD, is a medical oncologist with UPMC Cancer Genetics and sees patients via telemedicine, or in Pittsburgh. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Phuong, call 1-800-454-8156. For more information, visit UPMC.com/CancerNCPA.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of June 21st – June 25th, 2021

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 21 – June 25, 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.

Cameron County 0240
Mowing: 
     ● State Route:  Various State Routes throughout the County Monday - Friday

Crack Sealing: 
     ● State Route:  120 (Sinnemahoning to Driftwood) Monday - Friday


Potter County 0260

Spray Patching:
    ● State Route:  4011 (Peet Brook Road) Monday - Tuesday
    ● State Route:  3006 (Ice Mine Road) Wednesday - Friday
    ● State Route:  1010 (Commercial Street to Academy Street) Monday - Friday

Sign Repairs/Replacement: 
    ● State Route:  Various State Routes throughout the county Monday - Friday

 Side Dozing:
    ● State Route:  3001 (East Fork Road) Monday - Friday

Crack Sealing: 
     ● State Route:  4013 (North Hollow Road) Monday - Tuesday
     ● State Route:  4001 (Sartwell Creek) Wednesday - Friday

Bridge Repairs:
    ● State Route:   244 (Coneville area) Monday - Thursday


Pipe Trench Patching:   
    ● State Route:  4017 (Sunnyside Road) Monday - Tuesday
    ● State Route:  4019 (Horse Run Road) Wednesday
    ● State Route:  4021 (Honeoye Road) Thursday - Friday

Ditching:
     ● State Route:  4005 (Fishing Creek Road) Monday - Friday
The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Nestleroad Contracting Company:  Bridge Repair on US Route 6 bridge (Sweden Valley), will begin on April 28th.  There will be one lane/alternating traffic through the work area controlled by temporary traffic signals.  Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Nestleroad Contracting Company:  Bridge Repair on SR 3001 (East Fork Road) in Wharton Township will begin June 15th.  Traffic control will consist of a one-lane temporary roadway controlled by temporary traffic signals. Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Dean Construction, Incorporated:  Bridge Replacement work on SR 46 in Cameron County, approximately 8 miles north of Emporium.  There will be one lane/alternating traffic pattern controlled by roadway flaggers until temporary two-lane roadway can be constructed.  Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

HRI, Incorporated:  Roadway Improvements on SR 120. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals until completion in the early Fall.   

Forest View Evergreen Tree Farms:  Roadside mowing Route 44 (Lycoming County Line to Sweden Valley) Monday - Friday

IA Construction:  Mill and Fill roadway improvements will be occurring on SR 4001 (Sartwell Creek Road) on Tuesday and on SR 4013 Wednesday - Friday

Join Port Allegany Royal Rangers Outpost #408 and expand the program!

We are always looking for more boys to join Royal Rangers Outpost #408 and expand the program! We currently have boys attending our Tuesday Meetings 6pm-8pm from Port Allegany, Smethport, Coudersport, Shinglehouse and Eldred. We are a year round program. We are outside as much as possible. The meetings in the winter months are inside. Please help us get the word out about this great program for boys. The program has a free registration open year round. The program also has gear available for boys to use if they need it.(Camping Equipment)



PennDOT Elk/McKean County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of June 21, 2021 – June 25, 2021

Ridgway/Mount Alton, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Elk/McKean County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 14-June 18, 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.

Elk County 0280
Surface Treatment:
    ● State Route:  949   Portland Mills Rd., Ridgway
    ● State Route:  3002 Halton Area
    ● State Route:  3001 Belltown
    
Ditching:
    ● State Routes: 255   St. Marys
    ● State Routes: 2007 Irishtown Rd. Kersey

McKean County 0250

Pipe Flushing, Tail Ditch Cleaning:
State Route: 46 Rew Hill and Farmers Valley areas

Pipe Repairs:
State Route: 6 Smethport area

Drainage Repairs:
State Route: 6 Smethport area

Side Dozing:
State Route: 6 Kane area

Pipe Trench Patching:
State Route: 3001 South Settlement Road

Island Mowing:
Various State Route Intersections Countywide

Bridge Work:
State Route: 646, Rock City Area


Work to be completed by Contractors:

Dents Run Bridge/SR-0555-P-23/Elk Co - Contractor: Wolyniec Construction Inc.
Start date 05/03/2021-09/20/21

ECMS 4354 - For the improvement of a certain section of STATE HIGHWAY in ELK COUNTY, BENEZETTE TOWNSHIP, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, STATE ROUTE 0555, SECTION P23. The project being situated as follows: On State Route 0555 from Segment 0380/Offset 0397 to Segment 0370/Offset 2721 in Elk County over Dents Run. For rehabilitation work of the structure including bridge superstructure replacement and repointing of abutment stone. Roadway includes Superpave Asphalt Mixture Designs for the base, binder, and wearing courses, pavement base drain, guide rail, pavement markings, and miscellaneous construction for a total construction length of approximately 800 linear feet (0.152 miles) as indicated on the approved drawings included in the bid package.

Next Week:
No Updates. 

Traffic on SR-0555 will be controlled by flaggers when operations required. Drivers can expect short delays through the work zone

Drivers are reminded to watch for stopped vehicles and to obey the posted speed limits and construction signing. 

Work to be performed Monday through Friday during daylight hours and all operations and schedules are weather dependent.

Maintenance of Existing Routes/SR 6, SR 3002 & SR 3003/McKean Co.
Contractor: IA Construction Co. Start Date: 07/24/21 – 09/30/21
ECMS 94693 - For the improvement of certain sections of STATE HIGHWAYS in McKean and Potter COUNTIES, VARIOUS TOWNSHIPS and BOROUGHS, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Group 2-21-ST5. For the improvement to 13 State Routes having a combined construction length of approximately 386,360 linear feet (73.2 miles), involving various combinations of milling, scratch and resurfacing, using various Superpave Asphalt Mixture Designs for binder and wearing courses, various pavement markings and legends, and miscellaneous construction as indicated on the approved drawings.
Transverse joint repair on SR6 McKean County 4.5 miles West of Smethport starting 06/01/21.
Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and alternating one-way traffic.
Drivers are reminded to watch for stopped vehicles and to obey the posted speed limits and construction signing. 
Work to be performed Monday through Friday during daylight hours and all operations and schedules are weather dependent.

Blood drive to be held June 30 at BRMC

ConnectLife will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., June 30 at Bradford Regional Medical Center on the ConnectLife bus. The need for donors remains high because of the pandemic but it is safe to donate and there is no wait time to donate blood after receiving the COVID vaccine. All donations stay in the community to help local patients. 

ConnectLife is the sole supplier of blood products to BRMC. All donors will receive a Tops gift card and lunch voucher. For an appointment, call 814/362-8298 or visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org. Walk ins are welcome.

Shake Your Tail Feathers Event June, 27th

Pictured are Port Pharmacy staff members Jennifer Moses and Jessica Gordon in front of NWTF Outdoor Family Day Adventure window located at 50 North Main Street. Tickets may be purchased at Eddie's on Main, Baxter's Hardware, Port Pharmacy, J&B Furniture and Port Notary as well as from individual ticket sellers.


Mark your calendars for an Outdoor Family Day Adventure to be held Sunday, June 27th from 2pm to 8 p.m. at eddies on Main located at 212 North Main Street in Port Allegany. This event, “Shake Your Tail Feathers”, is a joint effort offered for your open-air enjoyment by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Eddie's ON MAIN and several local vendors and sponsors. Tickets for adults are $35 each and the ticket price includes a mouthwatering meal, a year’s membership in the NWTF, and a chance at five dinner ticket prizes. 

Anyone of you may be the lucky winner of one of the following: Weatherby Weatherguard6.5, Mossberg Patriot Predator 22-250, Tristar Raptor Silver Semi Auto 20ga., Hermitage Rough Rider 22/22mag Pistol, NWTF Quick Set Escape Gazebo Canopy. 

Youth tickets are available for those age 12 and under at a price of $15.00 and include a unique kid friendly boxed meal, one NWTF Jake Membership and a chance to win a battery powered RAZOR tricycle with a safety helmet and extra battery. 

Vendors include Mountain Hollow Game Calls, Card Creek Bakery, Obleski Wildlife Illustrator, Krowley's Maple Products, Davey's Daisy Woodcrafts and Backporch Bandeaus. Featured Beverage Sales will be offered by LOGYARD BREWING and CARD CREEK WINES. There will be music throughout the day and a special acoustical concert with John Meade from 4pm to 7pm. 

In addition will be a Silent Auction and Side Raffles. Sponsors of the event include Eddie's on Main, Howard Hanna Professionals, Kardinal Estate Sales, Karizma DJ Services, J&B Furniture Inc, PCFCU, and the NWTF. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance as they are limited in number, although there may be some available at the gate. Tickets may be purchased at Eddie's ON MAIN, at several local businesses & by individuals or by contacting Kim Nelson @ (814) 598-0235. Bonus prize Tickets for a RAZOR Adult Battery Powered Scooter are also for sale at this time. 

For a $10.00 ticket you receive a key in hopes that on June 27th at the “Shake Your Tail Feathers” event you will unlock the Scooter. Check out the window display at 50 Main Street Port Allegany, next to Fox’s Pizza Den! The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Save the Habitat Save the Hunt! Our community wide interest is in providing a unique family friendly outdoor event. We hope to see many friends; family, neighbors, and newcomers join us for this outstanding gathering. 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

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 Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service State College PA
529 AM EDT Sat Jun 19 2021

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529 AM EDT Sat Jun 19 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging winds 60 mph or greater
and large hail are possible this afternoon and evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging winds 60
mph or greater are possible Monday afternoon and evening.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report significant hazardous weather.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to South Stevens Street


At 11:36 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to South Stevens Street for abdominal pain.

Buffalo Man Arrested In Olean For Drugs & Weapon Charges

 City of Olean, NY Police Department
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This morning at approximately 12:50 a.m., Investigators with the Street Crimes Unit along with the Cattaraugus County Special response team arrested 27 year old Girard Jackson of Buffalo outside an establishment on the 500 Block of West State Street

Jackson was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and Cocaine. Jackson was taken to the Olean Police Department and charged with Criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree ( D Felony), Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd. degree ( B Felony) and resisting arrest ( A Misdemeanor). 

We were assisted also by the Southern Tier regional drug task force with this Investigation and arrest. Jackson was arraigned in Olean City Court and released to appear at a later date.

Franklinville Dispatched For Crash Into Laundromat


At 11:05 AM on Saturday, Franklinville Fie & EMS have been dispatched to a vehicle crashed into the laundromat.

Large Rattler Found Dead In The Road Near The Mailbox in Cross Fork


Carol Hyde  Kettle Creek and Cross Fork Friends Group  · 

Snake (dead) found on the road by my driveway. Yikes ! ! !

Robert E. "Speedy" Lininger, Sr., 73, of 30 Jupiter Road, Emporium, PA

Robert E. "Speedy" Lininger, Sr.

Robert E. "Speedy" Lininger, Sr., 73, of 30 Jupiter Road, Emporium, PA went to God at Geisinger Medical Center on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

He was born January 6, 1948 in Renovo, PA, a son of the late Harold G. Lininger and Dessie Scrimshaw Lininger. On July 22, 1972 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey, PA, he married Carol Greenawalt, who survives. Carol and Speedy were happily married for 49 years and were approaching their Golden Anniversary.

Speedy graduated from Cameron County High School. He retired from the railroad as a welder in 1999, which had been his career for many years. He also consulted for the law firm Keller & Goggin  out of Philadelphia for several years. 

He was a member of the Cameron County School Board on which he served several terms. He was an avid car enthusiast (thus “Speedy”). He most enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by a son, Robert “Rob” Lininger, Williamsport, daughter Loretta Lininger, Coudersport; and a son Paul (Amy) Lininger, Emporium; and five grandchildren: Ian, Brooke, Sierra, Jaston and Caroline.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as two brothers Richard and Harold Lininger (infancy).

There will be No Visitation. A Celebration-of-Life Gathering and “cruise-in” will be held at the Woodland Elementary School parking lot - Woodland Ave., Emporium, PA on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 11:00AM-1:00 PM, with a memorial service at noon. Anyone owning a show automobile is encouraged to bring it, but it’s not necessary.

Burial will be at Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Michael J. Wendel, 65, of 153 Rambler Road, St. Marys, PA

Michael J. Wendel

Michael J. Wendel, 65, of 153 Rambler Road, St. Marys, PA, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021, at his residence with his family by his side.  

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

Juneteenth (Freedom Day) is Now A National Holiday

 


Elk County Trail of Dreams ATV Feasibility Study Survey

Trail of Dreams is an Elk County Riders initiative to connect the communities in Elk County through ATV trails and roads opened to ATVs.

This survey is being conducted as part of a study to evaluate the feasibility of implementing the Trail of Dreams vision which is to create a county-wide network of ATV riding opportunities connecting local municipalities and existing ATV trail opportunities. Many local roads throughout Elk County are already open to ATV riding and this feasibility study will evaluate the opportunities to complete the gaps.

Additional connections may be made utilizing private land, possibly through leasing and by encouraging other municipalities to open their local roads to complete the connection.

Implementing this vision will create a continuous network of ATV riding opportunities, and increase tourism and economic development throughout Elk County.

Towards this end please share with us your opinions related to ATV issues in Elk County so that you can help to inform this feasibility study. Also, please share this survey with your family, friends, and acquaintances who may also be interested in providing their input to this endeavor.

This study is being funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ATV Fund.

Click here to take the survey

Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash on Rt. 219 in Cattaraugus County


 At 9:18 AM on Saturday, Travelers on Rt. 219 North should be alert to a tractor trailer rollover crash with injuries at Rt. 219 & Miller Road in West Valley, Cattaraugus County.


Road Closure:
Route 219 NB / SB closed at Miller Road  due to a crash at 9:45am , for up to 8 hours.  Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County.

For more information, visit  511NY 

R/2/R05-09

Road Closure: Route 219 SB closed from Route 39 to Peters Road  due to a crash  , for up to 4 hours.  In the Towns Town of Springville , Erie County to Town of Ashford, Cattaraugus County.

For more information, visit  511NY 

R/2/R05-09

 

 

Weekend Events

6-19 Potter County Artisan Co-op to hold Arts & Crafts Sale

The Potter County Artisan Co-op is having an arts and crafts sale and open house Saturday June 19, 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. A variety of materials including yarn, acrylics, water colors, silk flowers, beads,  and more will be available for a donation. All proceeds will benefit the Artisan Co-op which is located at 227 N. Main Street Coudersport.  Free refreshments will be served.

6-19 Chicken BBQ, Ulysses


6-19 Harrison Township War Memorial


6-19 Remembering Hannie Regatta Scholarship

6-19 Remembering Hannie Regatta Scholarship

6-19/20 Chapman State Park Events


6-20 Fathers Day Brunch

6-20 Fathers Day Brunch


New Moon Power Equipment Zero-Turn Sale

Call 814-848-9802 for details.



Call A+ Plumbing For All Your Plumbing Needs 24 hours A Day 7 Days A Week


 

Visit AJ's Outdoor Power Of Coudersport


 

Truck-Lite Is Hiring Assemblers For Summer


 

Viant Medical Inc. Of Westfield Is Hiring

 


Friday, June 18, 2021

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

North Central Supply and The Shops of Quarter West, 25 West St., Galeton, Pa.  Open Tues-Friday 10-5, Sat. 9-4.  Some new items in ... Lots of prehung doors ready to install.. Lots of new Spring decor and farmhouse primitives at Grammy's Shack.. New washer, dryers refrigerators and gas and electric ranges.. Save some money and make the drive to Galeton... No one beats our prices... period!


 

Derrick City & Otto Dispatched For House Fire on Harrisburg Run


 At 10:17 PM on Friday, Derrick City & Otto have been dispatched to the 90 block of Harrisburg Run in Foster Township for a working house fire.

RECALLED --CONTROLLED BURN

Bradford Township, Lewis Run & Hiltop Dispatched to Vehicle Fire


At 6:50 PM on Friday, Bradford Township, Lewis Run & Hilltop Fire Depts have been dispatched to a vehicle on fire that is under motion eastbound on Minard Run Road.

Katherine Ann Schlopy, 65, of 359 Jackson Avenue, Bradford,

Katherine Ann Schlopy

Katherine Ann Schlopy, 65, of 359 Jackson Avenue, Bradford, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Olean General Hospital.

Born September 20, 1955, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late William Shugars and Iola (VanCamp) Schlopy. She was a graduate of Bradford High School.

Kathy was employed at B&T Contract Cleaners for over 10 years.

She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino, and her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving is one daughter, Kathy (David Rissmiller) Young, two sons, Charles (Kristie) Schlopy, and Dennis (Mindy Schoonover) Schlopy, all of Bradford, eight grandchildren, Brandon Young, Alexandria Young, Joshua Young, Faith Miller, Kala Levine, Dillon Reynolds, Corbin Holly, and Arayah Holly, one great-grandchild, Miles French, three sisters, Carol Dickinson, and Faye (Dale) Waid, and Cindy Schlopy, three brothers, Jerd Ford, Robert Schlopy Sr., and Ross Schlopy, all of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her partner of 27 years, Robert McCracken, five brothers Leslie, Rod, Butch, Rusty, and Roy Schlopy, and one sister, Judy McGuire.

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Kathy’s Life at a later date to be announced. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Edith E. "Edie" VanGorder, 64, of 680 W. Washington St., Bradford, PA

Edith E. "Edie" VanGorder

Edith E. "Edie" VanGorder, 64, of 680 W. Washington St., Bradford, passed away on June 17, 2021, at Roswell Park, in Buffalo NY, after a five year battle with ovarian cancer.

Born on May 3, 1957 in Ridgway, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Violet Mae (Senq) Neely. She was a 1975 graduate of Kane High School.

Edie was employed by Bradford Area School District as a secretary at the high school for 32 years, retiring in 2016. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, but most especially spending time with her children, and grandchildren.

Edith is survived by one daughter, Jamie Davis, one foster daughter, Jascinda Buzzelli, three sons, Jeffrey Passmore Jr., William VanGorder, and Shaun VanGorder, five grandchildren, Tyler Kraft, Andrew Kraft, and Nicholas Davis, J.P. Passmore, and Daniel Passmore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Kenneth Neely.

There will be no public services. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Coudersport Ambulance to River Lane


 At 5:32 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to River Lane for an unknown medical.

Harrison Township War Veterans Memorial 30 Year Rededication Saturday

 


New Moon Power Equipment Zero-Turn Sale

Call 814-848-9802 for details.



Two Bradford Regional Medical Center support groups will resume this month.

The Grief Relief Support Group will meet at 4 p.m., June 29 at the Bradford Area Public Library. This group offers a friendly environment of caring people who will walk alongside those who are dealing with one of life’s most difficult experiences. The support group provides information and strategies to best deal with grief. For more information, call 814/362-8288.

The Better Breathers Club will be held at 1:30 p.m., June 30 at the Bradford Area Public Library. Amy Pascarella, RRT, manager, respiratory, sleep, BRMC, will present “It’s summer!! Keep breathing EASY!” This support group is for those with breathing issues and friends/family with breathing issues. Those attending are reminded to bring action/management plans for review. For more information, call 814/362-8296.

William James Hathaway, 72, Ocala, FL; Former Crosby, PA Resident

William James Hathaway

SMETHPORT - William James Hathaway, 72, was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Penn Yan, N.Y. 

He went home to the Lord on April 14, 2021 in his home in Ocala, Fla.  

He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Donna M (Smith, Vangor) Hathaway, 5 children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nephews, nieces, cousins, and many close friends. 

He was a school custodian for Westlake Schools in Ohio and a disabled vet. He lived in Crosby for 16 years, and attended Smethport Alliance Church and Free Christian Evangelical Church. 

Pastor B.J. Simms will do the memorial service at the Smethport Alliance Church on 202 Pine St. on June 19 at 1 p.m.

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

 

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Honoring Potter County WWII Veteran C. Virgil Voorhees


Thank you to everyone who took part in the dedication of the Tec. 5 C. Virgil Voorhees Memorial Bridge dedication last weekend. Legislation I authored in 2019 named the bridge on State Route 4021 (Honeoye Road) over the Honeoye Creek in Sharon Township, Potter County, in honor of this local World War II veteran who sacrificed his life for us and for our country.

Tec. 5 Voorhees grew up in a home on Honeoye Road just outside of Shinglehouse. He served as a driver and radioman for the first platoon headquarters of Battery A, 155th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion, United States Army. On March 24, 1945, he was killed instantly by enemy artillery fire as he was driving his jeep across open terrain in Germany.
 
 
Comprehensive Voting Rights Protection Bill to Be Considered Next Week

The state House is set to consider legislation next week that aims to improve the security, integrity and accessibility of all future elections in the Commonwealth.

House Bill 1300, the Voting Rights Protection Act, would tighten security by expanding upon Pennsylvania’s current voter identification law, require regular election audits, improve election uniformity among the 67 counties as required by the Pennsylvania Constitution, enhance certification processes for all machines used in elections, require signature verification using ballot scanning equipment for mail-in and absentee ballots, improve lists of registered voters and more. Specifically, registered voters would receive through their counties a scannable and durable voter registration card, much like the identification cards currently issued to voters, for use when voting in person.

To address issues raised by local election officials, the bill would allow earlier counting of mail-in ballots, moving it from no earlier than 7 a.m. on Election Day to five days before Election Day. It would also move the last day to register to vote back to 30 days prior to an election, as it was before its recent shift to closer to elections.

The bill is the result of a series of hearings that reviewed all aspects of the state’s election process. Learn more here
 
 
Senior Citizens Expos Set


After canceling last year’s expos due to COVID-19, I’m pleased to report all three expos – in Bradford, Coudersport and Kane – are on for 2021. I hope you will join us!

 
 
 
Supporting Our Senior Citizens

In recognition of June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month, the House advanced several bills this week aimed at protecting our senior citizens.

The bills would allow a resident or legal guardian of a resident to place electronic monitoring devices in a room with appropriate notices and consent of the facility and other residents (House Bill 1428); give the attorney general’s office concurrent jurisdiction to investigate individuals who use their position of trust to financially exploit older adults and care-dependent people (House Bill 1429); establish abuse of social media by employees who post pictures of care dependent individuals without permission and categorize the crime as a misdemeanor (House Bill 1431); and extend protections of the institutional sexual assault statute to cover elders and other care-dependent persons who are assaulted by those who have the responsibility of providing care (House Bill 975).

The measures now go to the Senate for consideration.
 
 
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extended Until Dec. 31

Older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities now have until Dec. 31 to apply for the state’s 2020 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.

Claimants are encouraged to file their rebate applications online. Additional information, including how to apply online and how to access paper forms, can be found by clicking here.

Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, as required by law. Claimants who already applied for rebates may check the status of claims online at www.revenue.pa.gov by clicking on the “Where’s My Property Tax/Rent Rebate?” link. Claimants may also call, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES to check the status of their rebates.

Remember, there is no need to pay anyone for assistance in filing the application for this benefit. Just contact my offices in Bradford (824-362-4400), Coudersport (814-274-9769) or Kane (814-837-0880) and we will be happy to help!
 
 
Join the Fight Against Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive species native to Asia that found its way to Pennsylvania back in 2014. It has now spread to just over half of our 67 counties, mainly in the east but spreading north and west, including Cameron County.

If you see a spotted lanternfly, it's imperative to immediately report it online or via phone by calling 1-888-4BADFLY. This is especially important if you are not inside the quarantine zone.
 
And be sure to kill it to prevent further spread.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension are encouraging people to be even more proactive in the fight by installing “circle traps” that can be easy DIY projects or purchased from agriculture and nursery supply stores.

For more information about the devastating impacts of spotted lanternfly on PA agriculture, and how to help fight back against the invasive species, visit www.agriculture.pa.gov/spottedlanternfly.