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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Cuba dispatched for vehicle crash with injury

At 7248 New Hudson Road. Male patient with uncontrolled bleeding.

Genesee Man Charged With Assault Following Domestic Incident


Enola Woman Charged With Drug Possession In Sweden TWP.


Found Prescription Bottle In Pike TWP.


Folcroft Man Charged With Drug Possession In Sweden TWP.


Ulysses, Harrison, Genesee Dispatched for Unknown Type Fire

At 9:21 PM on Saturday, Ulysses, Harrison & Genesee have been dispatched to an unknown type fire on Rt. 49 near Pusher Siding Road.

RECALLED by Chief 47.

Coudersport Ambulance to Cole Manor.

At 8:26 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance called to Cole Manor for a woman fallen.

Ronald "Ron" Blair, 86, of Frewsburg, NY

Ronald "Ron" Blair

Ronald "Ron" Blair, 86, of Frewsburg, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa.

He was born Sept. 9, 1934, to parents Chester and Lois Blair in Olean.

Ron graduated from Bradford High School in Bradford, Pa., in 1952, where he participated in marching band and studied art. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and Bamberg, Germany.

He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycles and was a member of the Zippo Riders Motorcycle Club of Bradford, Pa.

Ron was a furniture carver and supervisor at the former Jamestown Lounge Company and designed and made production samples Master Carvers of Jamestown, before beginning his own custom sign business. His work can be found in and around the Frewsburg area.

Ron moved to Frewsburg in 1974, bought his much-loved cabin in the woods, and lived there until his death. He was an avid reader, enjoyed meeting friends for breakfast at the Dinner Bell, and loved spending time out in nature. He was a long-time member of the NRA and the Carroll Rod and Gun Club, held an amateur radio license, and operated a ham radio for several years.

Ron is survived by his daughter Johnna Blair of State College, Pa., and son Bryan (Esther) Blair Gainesville, Fla.; brother Philip (Sharon) Blair of Allegany; sister Lorraine of Sanford, Fla., two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by parents, Chester, and Lois.

The memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at Riccardi's Hubert Funeral Home in Jamestown. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a brief message from the Rev. Mike Sanders.

The interment will be at Allegany Cemetery in Allegany.

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Wellsboro Dispatched For Rekindle at Wellsboro Building Supply

At 7:27 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. was dispatched back to Wellsboro Building Supply  for a small rekindle of today's structure fire.

Jay Township dispatched for activated smoke alarm

At St. Josephs on Plum Street.

Wellsboro Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash

At 3:10 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. with Middlebury EMS dispatched to King & Pearl Street for a 3 vehicle crash with injury. Report utility pole nearly cut in half. Reporting 2 occupants with injuries.

Former Bradford County coroner charged with stealing more than $400K from Western Alliance ambulance service

Morning Times  

Former Bradford County Coroner Tom Carman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from the Western Alliance Emergency Ambulance Service while he was the company’s CEO.

Carman was the CEO and had complete control of the finances at Western Alliance until his resignation in 2019. During the time of the alleged theft — between 2014 and 2019 — he was also serving as the Bradford County coroner.

Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office conducted a joint investigation, including an audit which they say found Carman had stolen $431,913 from Western Alliance.

According to the criminal complaint, the Western Alliance Emergency Services Board of Directors discovered that Carman had embezzled money in February 2019 when the non-profit was on the verge of bankruptcy

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Three Alarm Fire Reported At Wellsboro Lumber Supply

Potter-Tioga County Fire Wire
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At 12:28 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a fire in the lumber yard with buildings on fire at Wellsboro Building Supply at 45 Charleston Street.

A second & third alarm have been sounded. Heavy smoke & fire reported from the scene.

Mansfield, Middlebury, Blossburg Rehab 4, Galeton & Morris Fire Depts. have been dispatched.


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The Amazing Kreskin will perform in Wellsboro on Aug. 7. 

Are you old enough to remember the Amazing Kreskin, the world's greatest mentalist? For more than 65 years he's been telling people things about themselves that only "they" could possibly know.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, he will be doing just that in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Kreskin is an American mentalist who became popular on television in the 1970s and has remained popular ever since.

He made 88 guest appearances on the Johnny Carson TV show, was also on the David Letterman show and more recently on the Jimmy Fallon and Neil Cavuto TV shows.

Fallon "freaked out" when Kreskin did a "live" seance on his stage. “Kreskin should sue the TV producers of The Mentalist (2008-2015) for stealing his act,” said David Letterman. "He's the real deal. He's not acting.”

"He told me my street address and my dog's name from 25 years ago," said an audience member in Orlando, Florida.

"Kreskin knew I almost drowned in a boating accident when I was 11 and I never told my wife about it,” an audience member in Philadelphia said.

At the age of five and a half, Kreskin was inspired to become a mentalist by Lee Falk's syndicated comic strip and comic book character Mandrake the Magician, a crime-fighting stage magician.

The comic strip was first published on June 11, 1934, just seven months before Kreskin was born on Jan. 12, 1935 in New Jersey. It continued in print until July 6, 2013.

“I started performing in class at school and for family members,” Kreskin said. “I was first paid to perform at the age of 12 or 13.”

“I read people’s thoughts – what they are thinking about. I don’t tell people what’s in their future,” he said.

“I have performed all over the world and in venues such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall, on television and on a lot of online shows."

In December of 2018, Kreskin was recognized for traveling more than 3.5 million air miles even though he doesn’t like flying as much in the post-911 era.

Now 86, he still resides in New Jersey and continues to perform, astounding audiences with his ability to read their minds.

At every show for more than six decades, Kreskin's signature "mentalist effect" has been to allow audience members to hide his check for the amount he is being paid to perform that night. The check is hidden in the theatre while he's not in the building. If he can’t find it, he works for free. He will do that at the end of his show in Wellsboro. 

The last time he worked for free was Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook Connecticut. “That was the 10th time it had happened in over 65 years of touring," Kreskin said.

Tickets are $25. For tickets or information, call 570-724-6220 or visit or purchase tickets at the door.

Brenda K. Lantz, age 70, of 350 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, PA

Brenda K. Lantz

 Brenda K. Lantz, age 70, of 350 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, PA died Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Elk Haven Nursing Home.  

She was born March 14, 1951, in Kane, PA, daughter of the late Victor and  Pearl (Barbour) Lantz.  She had previously resided in Mt. Jewett and had lived in Ridgway for many years.  She was Episcopalian by faith.  

She is survived by 2 nephews Daniel Lantz of Loudon, TN and Steven Lantz of Marhsall, NC, and 1 aunt Dorothy Sluga of Kane, PA.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Terry Lantz.

 Funeral and Committal Services for Brenda K. Lantz  will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM.  Officiating will be Rev. Erik Hart, Pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Bridge View Cemetery in Mt. Jewett.   

Memorials, if desired, can be made to Dickinson Center, Inc., 43 Servidea Dr., Ridgway, PA  15853.  Share your online condolences at

Carol L. McClain, 83, of 324 N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA

Carol L. McClain

Carol L. McClain, 83, of 324 N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA died on Thursday (July 22, 2021) at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a short illness. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lynch-Green Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Richard C. Mercer Jr., 85, of 48 Gilbert Dr., Ridgway, PA

Richard C. Mercer Jr. 

Richard C. Mercer, Jr., age 85, of 48 Gilbert Dr., Ridgway, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor.  

He was born October 1, 1935, in Ridgway, son of the late Richard C. and Merriam (Oknefski) Mercer, Sr.  He was married to Jean O’Connor, she survives.  

He resided in Ridgway all of his life.  Dick was a diehard Ridgway Elker fan, a Raider fan, he enjoyed NASCAR and his Harley.  He had been employed by Lundin Trucking, Valley Coal, Briggs, and North Star.  He was a mechanic and truck driver. 

 He is survived by his wife Jean Mercer of Ridgway, 5 children:  Richard C. Mercer III of Ridgway, Debra (Sylvain) Boulet of Cocoa Beach, FL, Robert (Jennifer) Mercer of Ridgway, Darlene (Sam) Beaver of Ridgway, and Donald (Barbara) Mercer of Hollidaysburg, PA; 11 grandchildren:  Michael, Dany, Sammatha, Dodie, Jack, Holly, Hannah, Sadie, Branden, Jacob, and Jillian; 7 great-grandchildren:  Sagan, Calvin, Riley, Conner, Parker, Paisley, and Cash; 1 sister Muriel Eckert of Truman, PA; 2 brothers:  Fred Mercer of Corry, PA and John Mercer of Ridgway and several nieces and nephews.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son T.J. Mercer, 2 brothers Rodger and William Mercer, and 1 sister Wanda Mercer in infancy.

 At Dick’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Service.  

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

Two receive Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship at CRCF

Two recent area graduates received this year’s Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. 

Brynn Ackerman and Kaylee Boyd each received $1,000 awards from the Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

A scholarship program of the Pink Pumpkin Project, this fund supports two awards – one for a graduating student of a Cattaraugus County high school and one for a graduating student of a Pennsylvania high school in the region served by the Pink Pumpkin Project (30-40 mile radius of Olean, NY) – who have had an immediate family member or guarding go through cancer treatment.  

Applicants must also submit an essay explaining what they learned from their family member or guardian who struggled with cancer and the impact it left on them and what advice they would give to someone else who may face the same situation. 

Ackerman, of Olean High School, will study psychology at West Virginia University. Boyd, a Port Allegany native and graduate of Reach Cyber Charter School, will attend Alfred State College to study radiologic technology. 

Donations can be made to the Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 in Olean, or online at 

C&N Declares Dividend and Announces Second Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results July 22, 2021

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 six-month periods ended June 30, 2021.
Dividend Declared
On July 22, 2021, C&N’s Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share. The dividend is payable on August 13, 2021 to shareholders of record as of August 2, 2021.

Unaudited Financial Information
Net income was $0.44 per diluted share in the second quarter 2021, down from $0.55 in the first quarter 2021 and up $0.05 (12.8%) from $0.39 in the second quarter 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, net income per diluted share was $0.99, up from $0.70 per share for the first six months of 2020. As described below, earnings of $0.44 per share for the second quarter 2021 were 0.2% lower than second quarter 2020 non-U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) earnings per share of $0.45 as adjusted to exclude the impact of merger-related expenses. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, earnings of $0.99 per share were 30.3% higher than the first six months of 2020 non-U.S. GAAP earnings per share of $0.76 as adjusted to exclude the impact of merger-related expenses.  Read the entire report here......

Abbi Peters Graduates as Fellow of Appalachian Regional Commission’s Appalachian Leadership Institute

Peters joins 77 others from across the Region in the Appalachian Leadership Institute Alumni Network

On July 15, 2021, Abbi Peters, EVP of Operations at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., was one of 38 fellows who graduated from the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a leadership and economic development program sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Members of the Class of 2021, along with their friends and family, attended the ceremony -- 24 in-person in Washington, DC, and 14 virtually.

“We congratulate the 2021 class of Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows. In addition to network-building, the Fellows have been hard at work over the last nine months building skills needed to help their communities thrive,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin.

"The Appalachian Leadership Institute gives local leaders the tools to make their communities stronger and more resilient," said ARC States’ Co-Chair, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. "Congratulations to the 38 graduating fellows.”

In the nine months leading up to graduation, Peters participated in six virtual sessions, all of which included skill-building seminars with regional experts, peer-to-peer learning, and case study analysis. All aspects of the curriculum were designed to equip fellows with the knowledge and network needed to create positive change in their communities.

Peters with John Sider of Ben Franklin Technology Partners; they were two of the four 2021 ALI graduates representing Pennsylvania

Peters was one of four fellows representing Pennsylvania in the class.  Read more....

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center Receives Grant to Expand Transformative High School Engineering Program from Project Lead The Way

PLTW’s programs will provide hands-on, interdisciplinary STEM-based curriculum that uniquely prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

Port Allegany, PA – Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center announced today that it will offer Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) high school program, PLTW Engineering. The opportunity is made possible through a partnership between Ardagh Group, a global supplier of infinitely-recyclable metal and glass consumer packaging, and PLTW, a nonprofit organization that offers transformative classroom and learning experiences for PreK-12 students. Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center is joining more than 12,200 schools across the U.S. providing opportunities for brighter futures for all students.  

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center will use funds from the grant to expand its PLTW Engineering program, a key component of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and help cover annual program fees, teacher professional development, and required classroom equipment and materials.

This grant will provide unique opportunities for Pre-engineering students to earn industry recognized credentials, experience advanced curriculum and engage in hands-on learning related to advanced manufacturing. PLTW facilitates training for educators to deliver curriculum and competencies required for students to complete the state approved program of study. In addition to this advanced training, student will experience a variety of career pathways and opportunities aligned with our region and employers.  Read more........

Vince Sullivan 85, Of Wellsboro, PA.

Vince Sullivan

They say the good die young, but apparently the truly great pass away a few weeks shy of their 86th birthday. To say Vince Sullivan was beloved by his family and friends is a cliche that is way too understated. Vince was funny, smart, and everyone who met him said he was the nicest man they ever met. 

A successful golf pro by trade, Vince loved the stock market, astronomy, and old movies. "Vince is a great teacher'' was the common refrain heard from those who were fortunate to have been one of his students. His family enjoyed his spontaneity and willingness to drive wherever there was a picturesque town with a burger and ice cream stand. 

Although the family and friends who loved him are too many to mention, his surviving immediate family members are his wife, Monica Sullivan (nee Grady); his daughters, Caroline Sullivan-Warner and Marina C. Sullivan, and their spouses, Mark Warner and Tim Rainey; his grandsons, Mark Vincent Warner, Alexander Sullivan Warner, Timothy Sullivan Rainey and Steven Sullivan Rainey; and his siblings Donald Sullivan and Irene Sullivan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Catherine Florimont, and his adoring nieces, nephews, and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Margaret and William Sullivan, a sister: Virginia Walsh, and a brother:  Lawrence Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Youth on Course ( which allows young people to access the game of golf. 

Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30am Tuesday August 3, 2021 at St. Peter Catholic Church”s of Wellsboro 38 Central Avenue Wellsboro, PA 16901, burial to follow in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.  

Vince’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA.  To share a memory or condolence with his family, visit



HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 26) – During its quarterly business meeting held today in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) gave preliminary approval to a proposal to establish a single, statewide Opening Day of Trout Season beginning annually in 2022.

 Under the proposed rulemaking which would require amendments to several sections of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Code (Title 58), the regular trout season would begin on the first Saturday of April each year, which will provide an earlier and longer trout season for most anglers.  The practice of holding a single, statewide opening day would become standard, and a separate regional opening day for Pennsylvania’s 18 southeastern counties, which was established in 2007, would no longer occur.

“The past two seasons, more anglers enjoyed trout fishing that we have seen in decades.  Out of necessity because of public safety concerns, we consolidated into a single, statewide opening day.  While challenging for Pennsylvania anglers and the Commission, the last two years provided an unprecedented opportunity to examine the best way to deliver the opening day experience,” said Tim Schaeffer, PFBC Executive Director.  “Through a wealth of public input, including angler surveys presenting opening day options, it became clear that our agency and most Pennsylvania anglers value and prefer a single opening day of trout season moving forward.”

In selecting the first Saturday in April as the proposed permanent date for the statewide opening of trout season, PFBC staff considered several factors such as weather, water temperature, stocking and enforcement logistics, and social impacts. Read more......

Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting Finishes First Weekend at the Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in July

Maureen McDonald gets shooting pointers from Emily Thomas and Sue McClelland.

Mt. Jewett, Pa.:  The Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting, sponsored by the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS), finished its first segment of instruction at the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in Mt. Jewett, Pa., on Sunday, July 25.  Eighteen women from across the Commonwealth registered for this popular beginners’ shotgun and shooting training.  “The first two days are concentrated on shotgun and shooting basics, and learning to load and unload all the different types of shotguns,” said Sue McClelland, instructor in shotgun basics.  “We’re proud of this year’s class of beginner shooters.  We are especially pleased that we have four daughter/older woman combinations for attendees.”
Dorrie Olay shows Meg Yeager how to unload a pump shotgun.

The second segment of the Women’s shooting class will be held on August 21-22, again at the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club.  “During the second segment, we teach the women the basics of hunting the different birds in PA, and go more in-depth into the handling and care of bird dogs,” said Emily Thomas, instructor in wildlife management.

A hunt for pheasants, chukar, and quail will be offered to the graduates on Sunday, September 12, at the Rolfe Beagle Club in Johnsonburg, Pa.

Tina Brewer fires under the watchful eye of Terry Gerner.

C&N Employees Raise Over $129,000 for Local Food Banks

Thank you to this team of volunteer powerhouses; Michele Delong (20 hours), Karen Blackwell (27 hours), Hannah Jackson (30 hours), Shelley D’Haene (11 hours) and Brandi Nowakowski (38 hours) volunteered at Sister Jenny's Outreach packing and distributing boxes for a total of 106 hours this year.Larissa Bacorn, Vanessa Calaman, Lori Brown, AnnaMarie Shipman, Leslie Raymond, Leslie Fassett and Jeremy Gardner volunteered at CHOP in Towanda packing boxes for residents to pick-up for Thanksgiving dinner.
Lacey Kennedy volunteering at the Roseville CHOP POP-UP Pantry where they served 190 families. Throughout the year, Lacey volunteered a total of 45.5 hours there. Laeken Cook and Samantha Pecynski of our Wellsboro team volunteered at UCM’s Outreach Drive by Emergency Food Distribution

WELLSBORO, PA – C&N’s Giving Back, Giving Together program, raised $129,129, which will provide over 775,000 meals to local residents through their partnership with area food banks. In addition to the monetary donations, C&N employees collected 3,012 necessity items and volunteered 290 hours at our local food banks. 

In April 2020, C&N teams partnered with 17 local food banks—a cause that was quickly becoming more important as the COVID-19 pandemic was causing millions of people to suddenly be out of work and relying on food banks for their next meal. Meanwhile, food banks were receiving fewer donations, the supply of many necessities was constrained and volunteers, many of whom are seniors, were hesitant to volunteer in person. During this time, the Central PA Food Bank reach out to C&N to ask for help to meet the increase in demand. C&N’s board of directors approved a $40,000 donation to help with immediate needs, but also started exploring other options to help the food banks and community members while remaining compliant with the stay at home order. C&N began collecting monetary donations through a variety of online platforms, selling t-shirts and hosting different raffles. When the shut-down orders were lifted, teams began hosting on-site fundraisers, collecting food items and getting out to the food banks to lend a hand. In addition to these efforts, we also hosted a scaled down version of our annual Charity Classic golf tournament and connected with local businesses owners asking for help on behalf of the local food banks. We had 17 respond, bringing in an additional $11,000. 

Area Food Banks and their C&N partners:
Central PA Food Bank (Lycoming County, PA & Wellsboro, PA Admin teams)  
CHOP (East Smithfield, Towanda, PA & Monroeton, PA teams)  
Emporium Food Pantry (Emporium, PA team)  
Feed My Sheep (Athens, PA team)  
God's Food Pantry (Coudersport, PA team)  
Hornell Turning Point (Hornell & Canisteo, NY team)  
Lawrenceville Food Pantry (Tioga, PA team)  
Liberty Area Food Bank (Liberty, PA team)  
Mansfield Area Food Pantry (Mansfield, PA team)  
Port Allegany Community Services Food Pantry (Port Allegany, PA team)  
Salvation Army (Sayre, PA team)  
Snack 'n Sack (Troy, PA team)  
Sullivan County Food Pantry (Dushore, PA & Laporte, PA teams) 
Tioga Community Food Bank (Tioga, PA team)  
Towanda Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry (Wysox, PA team) 
Veterans serving Veterans (Knoxville, PA & Elkland, PA teams)  
Wellsboro Area Food Bank (Wellsboro, PA and Care Center teams)  
Wrightstown Food Cupboard (Doylestown, PA, Newtown, PA, and Paoli, PA teams)

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort our teammates have put into this program. “The success of GBGT is a direct reflection of the passion and commitment of our teammates to their communities. We also thank our customers, community members and business partners for sharing in our passion to give back to the communities we serve,” said Caitlin Hilliard, C&N Marketing Specialist.

In June 2021, C&N team members turned their focus to support local underprivileged youth, ensuring they have access to food, clothing and shelter. This is another demographic that was greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The closing of schools combined with the high cost of childcare forced many parents to give up their jobs and income to care for their kids. This also increased food insecurity by reducing children's access to free or reduced lunches at school. A survey by the CBPP shows that around 7 to 11 million children lived in households where kids didn’t get enough food because their families couldn’t afford it.

If you would like to join us in supporting this cause:
Donate now by visiting
Connect with us during our quarterly event weeks
Share & Like C&N’s #GivingBackGivingTogether Facebook posts. We donate $1 for every like & share to our libraries.
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C&N’s Giving Back, Giving Together program was formed by employees in 2015 as a way to do more to support their local communities. In the years since Giving Back, Giving Together started, our employees have raised $465,306 in monetary donations, collected 30,241 item donations and volunteered 1,139 hours for 20 local food banks (2015), 52 local emergency services organizations (2016) 16 local organizations that support children in need (2017), 23 local public libraries, 17 military organizations (2019) 17 food banks (2020) and 22 children & youth organization in 2021. All the funds and donations raised through this program stay within the local communities.

Yard Sale Today In Coudersport

399 Route 6 West, Coudersport
(across from Gospel Tabernacle)
Rain or Shine.

Variety of household items, large selection of completed diamond paintings, huge assortment of jewelry under $1.

PennDOT McKean/Elk County Maintenance work schedule for the week of August 2 – August 6, 2021

Cyclone/Ridgway, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation McKean/Elk County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 2 – August 6, 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.

Elk County 0280
Tail Ditching & Pipe Flushing: 
   ● State Route:  0255 (Johnsonburg Road)
   ● State Route:  1008 (West creek Road)
   ● State Route:  2010 (Trout Run/East Eschbach Road)

Bridge Work-Channel Cleaning: 
    ● State Route:  0948 (Big Mill Creek Area))
    ● State Route:  0949 (Portland Mills Road)
    ● State Route:  1008 (West Creek Road)  
    ● State Route:  1005 (Filmore Road) 

Turf Cutting:
     ● State Route:  2003 (Toby Road)
     ● State Route:  2005 (Coal Hollow Road) 
     ● State Route:  2007 (So. Kersey Road)  
     ● State Route:  2009 (Taylor St. Short Cut between 2007/0948)
     ● State Route:  2013 (Kylers Corners Road)

McKean County 0250

Spray Patching: 
       ● State Route:  219 (Bypass Northbound & Southbound)

Ditch Cleaning:
       ● State Route:  346 (West Washington Street, Bradford) 

Pipe Trench Patching:
       ● State Route:  3009 (Kushequa Avenue, Mt. Jewett)

Pipe Flushing &Tail Ditch Cleaning:
       ● State Route: 46 (Rew Hill, Farmer’s Valley Areas)

Pipe Replacement: 
       ● State Route:  3011 (Upper Lindholm Road, Mt Jewett)

Box Culvert Installation:
       ● State Route: 346 (Duke Center Area)

Side Dozing:
    ● State Route: 219 (Lantz Corners/Halsey Areas)
    ● State Route: 6 (Hazelhurst Hill)

Sign Upgrades:
       ● State Route: Various Routes, Countywide
The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Wolyniec Construction Inc.:  Benezette Township, State Route 555, over Dents Run.       Rehabilitation work including formwork and placing rebar for the bridge superstructure.  Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals, alternating East and West bound lanes across the temporary roadway.
IA Construction: McKean County – State Route 6, Smethport area. Tentatively scheduled to start scratch and overlay of SR6.

Ridgway PSP Responded To An Overdose Call In Jay TWP.


Ridgway PSP Are Investigating An Unemployment Scam


Backpack program is now accepting requests for backpacks

The Backpack program is now accepting requests for backpacks that will be distributed the week between August 14th and August 21st. We ask that all requests for backpacks go through our request link at  Please fill in all the information requested so that we are sure to be able to get a hold of you when the backpacks are ready.

We will be distributing the backpacks at noted locations at noted times when the distribution starts. If you are unable to make it during those times to pick up your backpack please arrange to have a family member or friend pick them up. Distributing the backpacks as we have in the past is a very time-consuming adventure and to keep it easy we will distribute in each town at a certain time. We will no longer distribute backpacks during work hours as it interferes with my job and we ask that you do not stop at my workplace to request backpacks.

Please note…we are only distributing in Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties. We do not distribute outside those counties at this time so please do not request a backpack if you are outside of our distribution area. There are no guidelines to request a backpack but we do ask that you do not request one just because it is free. We want to be sure that everyone that “needs” a backpack is able to get one. Those who request one and don’t really need it could possibly delay another from starting school with a new backpack because we need to wait for an order to arrive to be able to complete all the requests.

We will be packing backpacks at my Parent’s home in Roulette on August 14th.   Anyone that would like to help please try to be there by 10am. Anyone that requests a backpack and wants to pick it up that day is more than welcome to stop between 11am and Noon. By that time we should have enough packed to be able to fill your request. If you did not request a backpack prior to the packing date we will need to wait until all prior requests are filled before we can complete your request. We are not saying that you will not get a backpack, we just need to take care of the prior requests first and then work on the late requests after those orders are filled.

Anyone that would like to donate items to the Backpack program we will gladly accept them at any time. We have modified our list to be able to limit the amount of space needed to store items but to still be beneficial to the children receiving the backpacks. Our list of suggested items includes #2 yellow pencils, 1 subject notebooks, small pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, pencil cap erasers, notebook filler paper, 2 pocket portfolios, travel pack Kleenex, rulers and of course backpacks (non-rolling please). We ask that you please avoid gender specific items whenever possible. If you would like to make a monetary donation you can mail a check, cash or money order to To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Donations – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. Remember that we are a 501©3 organization so all donations big or small are tax deductible.

Thank you once again for the continued support of our local communities to “HELP SEND CHILDREN TO SCHOOL WITH THE SUPPLIES THEY NEED”

Andrew Kulp, Jr. - President
To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746
Phone: (814) 544-2612
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Gerald Thomas Kostkas, 73, of Cedar Park, Texas

Gerald Thomas Kostkas

Gerald Thomas Kostkas, 73, of Cedar Park, Texas, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at the Cedar Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Cedar Park, Texas.

Gerald, known as “Jerry”, by his friends and family was born on April 21, 1946 in Glassport, Pennsylvania to Stephen Richard Kostkas and Anna Louise (Konat) Kostkas.  He was a 1965 graduate of Warren Area High School.  Gerald was a lifetime employee at Osram Sylvania (Siemens)  as a skilled Tool Maker and CDC operator.  He took great pride in his work and was a valued contributing employee until his retirement in 2004.

On July 23, 1966 Gerald married Margie Ann (Noren) Kostkas at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church where they were lifetime parishioners.  Gerald and Margie celebrated forty five years of marriage raising their family and sharing a love of recreational hobbies and travel with friends and family.

Gerald had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, camping, boating, sports cars and trap shooting.  He was a long standing member of the Corn Planter Gun Club in Warren County where he was an excellent marksman and a member of the 50/50 club.  He and Margie were also members of  Chautauqua Corvette Club and the Rod and Gun Club in New York State where they enjoyed many social events.  In the rare moments that Gerald was not active he would be engrossed in a Stephen King novel or a history documentary.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen Richard Kostkas and Anna Louise (Konat) Kostkas, his loving wife, Margie Ann (Noren) Kostkas, brother Richard Stephen Kostkas and nephews Timothy Charles Kostkas and John Stephen Kostkas.

Loving father of Michael James Kostkas, (Michaelle Geer), Lisa Ann Kostkas (George Dubniczki); cherished grandfather of Hayden Elizabeth Dubniczki and Anna Catherine Dubniczki; brother of John Matthew “Jack” Kostkas and uncle to several nieces and nephews.

In 2005 Jerry and Margie relocated to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania to enjoy their retirement alongside their grand children.  Many cherished memories were made during this time.

On August 4, 2021 Gerald’s life will be celebrated at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church 203 Arnold Ave, Port Allegany, Pennsylvania  at 11:00 a.m., followed by a private burial.  If desired, family members suggest a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation at .

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc., Port Allegany.

Vaccination Rates in Allegany County Are Lower Than Rest of State

As of July 27, 2021 Allegany County has a vaccination rate of 38.3%. The overall vaccination rate in the United States is 56.9%, and for New York State, it is 62.4%. 

Lower vaccination rates in a community mean that Covid-19 can spread more easily, and those communities are more vulnerable to variants and surges in COVID-19 cases, especially with the more contagious Delta Variant.

Becoming fully vaccinated has been shown to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities. 

Unvaccinated individuals should consider getting vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. This is urgent because the highest spread of cases and severe symptoms is happening in places with low vaccination rates.

According to the CDC, if you are vaccinated, your risk of infection is about 3.5 times lower, your risk of getting ill from COVID-19 is over 8 times lower, and your risk of hospitalization or death is 25 times lower.

It’s important to remember that even though there have been recent increases in cases, those cases are experiencing less severe symptoms and across the country deaths are down 70% from last summer. 

This is further proof that becoming fully vaccinated is the best thing you can do to protect yourself, your community, and those around you.

The vaccination rates throughout Allegany County range from 15.7% to 99% based on Zip Codes. 

More information can be found online at 

Please continue to wash your hands and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated to keep you and your family healthy.  

Please call me at 585-268-9437 to register for a vaccine, check our website for upcoming clinics, or call your local pharmacy or Primary Physician for information on getting the vaccine.

Get Vaccinated!

Vehicle Crash Reported in Wellsville

 At 9:17 AM on Saturday, Wellsville has been dispatched to a one vehicle accident in front of the Modern Diner.

Mosquito Spraying Set For Annin Township, Keating Township, Otto Township, Eldred Township and Eldred Borough, McKean County

The McKean County Mosquito Control Program will be conducting a truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in Annin Township, Keating Township, Otto Township, Eldred Township and Eldred Borough, McKean County.  

Residential and recreational areas will be sprayed for adult mosquitoes using Biomist3+15, applied at a rate of .62 oz per acre.  This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult nuisance mosquitos.  

The control work will begin late evening Monday Aug 2nd  with rain dates of Tuesday Aug 3rd, Wednesday Aug 4th and Thursday Aug 5th.  Weather conditions, surveillance data, and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation.  The staging area for spraying is Eldred Memorial Park. 

The truck mounted ULV spray will be conducted by McKean Environmental Solutions LLC BU# 13152 in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  Please call 814-598-3652 if you have any questions or concerns.

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 7/30/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming 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: 2021-07-30 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to APOLLO RESOURCES LLC in Gaskill Twp, Jefferson County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 7/30/2021 to APOLLO RESOURCES LLC in Gaskill Twp, Jefferson county. OGA3211(H) - WELL PERMITS - LABELING - Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-07-30 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to APOLLO RESOURCES LLC in Gaskill Twp, Jefferson County
Description: Administrative violation issued on 7/30/2021 to APOLLO RESOURCES LLC in Gaskill Twp, Jefferson county. OGA3211(H) - WELL PERMITS - LABELING - Failure to install, in a permanent manner, the permit number on a completed well.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-07-30 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Adam Colby English, 35, of Warren, Pa.

Adam Colby English

Adam Colby English, 35, of Warren, Pa.,, died Saturday, July 24, 2021, as a result of an automobile accident.

Adam was born Dec. 23, 1985, in Warren, the son of Randy English, of Corry, Pa., and Sue Hedman, of Midlothian, Va.

Adam attended the Warren Area High School, and was employed with Whirley Industries for the past 13 years as a supervisor at the Harmar Street Facility. He and his wife enjoyed golfing, kayaking, family, and many friends. Together, as pet lovers, they have two dogs and three cats.

In addition to both parents, Adam is survived by his wife, Stevie Lester English, They married Oct. 31, 2020, at Kinzua. He is also survived by two half-sisters: Abby English of Warren, and Amber L. Alexander and her husband Austin, of Rogersville, Mo.; his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Hedman, Midlothian, Va.; and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Adam was preceded in death by a brother, Nathaniel Yaple in 2015; a grandfather, Donald Hed-man; and paternal grandparents, Robert and Marlene English.

Friends will be received at the Warren Alliance Church, 278 Kinzua Road, on Saturday, July 31, 2021, for one hour prior to a celebration of life service to be held there at 11 a.m.

Condolences may be made online for Adam’s family by visiting

Jay Township Dispatched for an Outside Fire

Possibly a transformer. Power is out in the area. Location is off Rt. 555 between Medix Hotel and Benezette.

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!


Lloyd Burkhouse Auctions Huge On-Site Public Auction Saturday, July 31st


St. Marys Dispatched to Natural Gas Leak in a Residence

At 409 1/2 Rightmyer Street. National Fuel has been notified.  Resident has evacuated.

DeLULLO Trucking Is Seeking To Hire A Class A CDL Driver


Truck-Lite is now accepting applications for a full-time day shift position for General Maintenance and/or Process Setup


Viant Medical Inc. Of Westfield Is Hiring


Wilkinson Online Auction; Bid Now Thru Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Lakeview Health Care And Rehabilitation Center Is Hiring Multiple Positions


Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring A Floor Cleaner


Truck-Lite Seeking Planning Assistant; Opening at Coudersport, McElhatten or Wellsboro Facilities


Potter County Education Council Is Hiring A Part-Time Senior To Senior Coordinator


2021 Frosty Hollow Herb Fair


Friday, July 30, 2021

emergency responders were dispatched to Hawthorne RD. in Bradford City For a motor vehicle accident


On July 30 at 9:02 pm emergency responders were dispatched to Hawthorne RD. in Bradford City For a motor vehicle accident. A car struck a motorcycle with a driver and a passenger a woman was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered head injuries.