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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Amity Rescue Called for Man Who Had Car Fall on him

Along Rt. 19. Air medical is requested. Man is out from under the car. LZ at school.

Austin Dispatched to Rt. 155 for Crash with Multiple Occupants

Reported to be near Rt. 607. All. Occupants are out of the vehicle.
Occupants have left the scene. Fire dept. cancelled. Ambulance to continue in

Galeton Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash on Route 6


At 6:35 PM on Saturday, Galeton Fire & EMS have been dispatched to 459 Route 6 West for a motorcycle into the guard rails. Caller reports one injury. Helicopter to LZ at Larry's Sport Center.

6:52 PM--RECALL ALS, Cancel helicopter, notify Coroner.

August 19th Town Square Concert In Port Aleegany

For the August 19th Town Square Concert the band from Bradford "After Today" with Jim Owens will be performing starting at 6:00pm. The Womens' Club food concession tent will be serving hot dogs, drinks, and baked goods. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. There is no admission fee or rain date.

Nelson Ambulance Dispatched or Victim of Rafting Accident

 At 5:25 PM on Saturday, Nelson ambulance has been called to 9730 Rt. 49 for a victim of a rafting accident.

Long/Vossler Scholarship Fund to support Allegany students attending St. Bonaventure

Jim and Pat (Vossler) Long fondly remember their education at Allegany Central High School and St. Bonaventure University and recently decided to pass on the opportunity for those great memories to a new generation of students graduating from Allegany-Limestone Central School and attending St. Bonaventure.

Now residents of Centennial, CO, Jim and Pat’s family have deep ties to Allegany-Limestone Central School and St. Bonaventure. Jim graduated from Allegany Central High School in 1969 and Pat in 1970.

Both then went on to attend St. Bonaventure as well. Jim, now a CPA and business owner, majored in business. Pat, who went on to a career in special education, majored in elementary education.

But the family ties for both to St. Bonaventure only begin there.

Pat’s father, Richard Vossler, graduated from St. Bonaventure and served as treasurer of the university for many years. Five of Pat’s sisters graduated from St. Bonaventure as well, and all of them went on to be teachers. Many of Pat’s nieces and nephews graduated from Allegany and St. Bonaventure.

Jim’s father, William Long, was a long-time professor in the university’s business department.

The Long/Vossler Scholarship Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will support students who share the Long’s love of business and education as they further their education at the Longs’ alma mater.

The scholarship will be for graduating seniors of Allegany-Limestone Central School, with first preference for students who will study business or education at St. Bonaventure University that have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The first award of $1,500 from the fund will be made in 2022.

For Jim and Pat, the scholarship fund is an opportunity to honor their parents and extended family while giving back to the home that gave them so much.

Long’s father and his father’s mother, Myra Crandell Long, both grew up in Olean. Pat’s mother, Kathleen Stayer Vossler, grew up in Allegany. Pat still has a large extended family living in the Allegany area, including two brothers, four sisters and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

“Jim and I both benefited from free tuition because our dads worked at St. Bonaventure,” said Pat. “We both value education and want to give students the same opportunity we had. Cattaraugus County was a wonderful place to grow up, and we want to give back to our alma maters.”

CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit celebrated the Long’s decision to give back to their home and alma maters.

“Growing up in Cattaraugus County and attending St. Bonaventure was clearly foundational for both Jim and Pat and each of their families,” said Buchheit. “This scholarship will help provide that same experience to future generations of students — and with  that, we hope will come the same love of place and fond memories of this caring community.

Donations can be made to Long/Vossler Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760 or online at


Photo by John Eaton

At 6:30 p.m. this Sunday, August 15,  the Hamilton-Gibson's 25th Season Celebratory Choir will present a concert in honor of the years the HG Children and Youth Choirs have been singing together. Pictured are some of the choir members. The concert will be held rain or shine in the commercial corporate hangar at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport at 112 Runway Road near Wellsboro Borough. Audience members are asked to bring their own chairs. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can. For more information, call 570-724-2079 or email


Photo provided
David Thomas

The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group is meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Warehouse Theatre Gallery at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.  

Guest speaker David Thomas of Sayre will talk about his 29-year journey to find out what was causing his symptoms that began with sinus infections in 1976 when he was 21 years old and continued until he was in pain so brutal he considered suicide. He will also talk about the problems he encountered with the medical community from 1977 through 2005 that still exist today; what led to his diagnosis of Lyme disease in 2006; how he is helping fellow Lyme sufferers; updates and new changes on the horizon; and Lyme vs Covid-19. "Lyme is a devastating disease for anyone who gets it and/or coinfections," Thomas said. 
Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers.
The group's meetings are free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. 
Thomas Putnam is from the Wellsboro area. He is a regional leader with the PA Lyme Resource Network and leader of the Tioga County support group. He was diagnosed with Lyme disease and co-infections. 
For information, contact Putnam by email at or by calling 570-439-2000.

Leon H. KIBBE, 84, of Westfield, PA


Leon H. KIBBE, 84, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, August 13, 2021 in his home.  

Born April 22, 1937, in Harrison Township, he was the son of Edgar A. “Eddie” and Ada A. Cary Kibbe.  On September 14, 1957, in Harrison Valley, he married the former Donna Lee Haskins, who survives.  He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand / Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY.  Leon was a member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.  

Surviving besides his wife, Donna, are:  three children, Penny (John) Sawicki, Billiejo Lias, and Rick (Rachel) Kibbe, all of Westfield;  three grandchildren;  seven great-grandchildren;  two brothers, Edwin Kibbe and Roger (Sue) Kibbe, both of Harrison Valley;  sister-in-law, Donna M. Kibbe of Harrison Valley; nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son-in-law, Sean E. Lias;  two sisters, Bernice M. Easley and Marieda Space;  and a brother, Gerald H. Kibbe.  

A Memorial Service will be held on a later date.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to the C&MA Church, 217 E. Main St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927.  

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

William N. “Bill” MOYER, 80, of Genesee, PA

William N. “Bill” MOYER

William N. “Bill” MOYER, 80, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Williamsport Hospital.  

Born May 8, 1941, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Emma Negron and Guillermo Moya, Jr.  On June 26, 1980, in Cheltenham, he married the former Susan Okoorian, who survives.  A graduate of the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City, he earned an associate’s degree from the City College of New York.  He was employed as a salesman by Kleiser Ford and Wellsville Ford in Wellsville, NY.  Bill was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Genesee, Trout Unlimited, the NRA, Hornellsville Masonic Lodge #44 in Hornell, NY, and the Valley of Corning.  He enjoyed fly-fishing, reading, and learning about history.  

Surviving besides his wife, Susan, are:  three children, Lillian (Daniel) Cowburn of Coudersport, Jennifer (Greg) Watson of Trumansburg, NY, and B. William Moyer of Denver, CO;  four grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren;  sisters-in-law, Claire (Scot) Miller of Genesee and Joann Hale of Doylestown;  nieces and nephews.  

Friends may call at Sacred Heart Church, Genesee, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty will be the Celebrant.  

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kinney.  Memorials may be made to Cole Foundation, Attn: Hospice, 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.  

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

Water Rescue Class Held at Wellsboro Pool & Cowanesque Dam Spillway

Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Company

Over this past weekend two members from the department attended the water rescue class held in Wellsboro, Pa utilizing the Wellsboro town pool and the Cownesque dam spillway. The class covered a wide variety of topics such as proper protective equipment, swimming techniques(offensive and defensive), several different patient accessing techniques, and much more.

Charles Earl Baker, age 74 of Westfield, PA

Charles Earl Baker

Charles Earl Baker, age 74 of Westfield, PA  passed away at his home on Friday, August 13, 2021.  

Born July 3, 1947 in Hornell, NY, he was the son of the late Lavern and Eleanora (Loveada) Baker.  Charles married Linda J. Watson and they shared 48 years together.  

He loved farming, hunting, fishing, watching basketball and football games, scratching lottery tickets and going to the fair.  

He worked for Dresser Rand and was a member of the Westfield Rod and Gun Club.  

Earl is survived by his loving wife, Linda; children, Charles A. (Betty Bennett) Baker of Little Marsh, Gordon A. Baker of Westfield and Mishell L. Baker of Knoxville; grandchildren, Curtis (Nina) Clark, Daniel Outman, Erin Outman, Samantha (Walter Soroko) Outman, Brian (Allyssa Boyd) Baker, Alexander Cox, Hope Baker and Joeleen VanSkiver; 9 great grandchildren and a sister, Selma Foote.  

He was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Tompkins and a granddaughter in law, Jacquline Outman. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.

McKean County Fair Princesses


Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Honeoye Street

At 1:58 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to East Honeoye Street for difficulty breathing.

Little Genesee Man Who Fled Police, Arrested In Smethport, Extradited to Chemung County, NY to Face Weapons Charges

Chemung County Sheriff's Office

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 35 year-old, ERIC H. HESS, of 8346 Wells Road, located in Little Genesee NY, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.   

On May 20, 2021, members of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office were conducting an operation titled Take Back the Streets targeting local hotels and motels in the consumer square area in an effort to combat narcotics trafficking, illegal firearms possession and human trafficking crimes.  

HESS was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped for traffic infractions on County Route 64, in the Town of Big Flats.  During the traffic stop, HESS drove away from the stop resulting in a vehicle pursuit.  During the pursuit, two loaded handguns were thrown from the vehicle HESS was operating and later recovered by Investigators.  The pursuit was terminated due to concerns for citizen’s safety and HESS was not apprehended at that time.   

On July 18, 2021, HESS was involved in an incident in Smethport, Pennsylvania and remanded to the McKean County Jail located in McKean County, Pennsylvania.   

On August 13th, 2021 HESS was released from McKean County Jail and extradited back to New York State.  HESS was arraigned on the aforementioned charges in the Town of Big Flats Court where and was remanded to the Chemung County Jail with bail set at $50,000.00 cash and $200,000.00 property bond.

Scio Dispatched for Motorcycle/Deer Crash

 At 12:20 PM on Saturday, Scio Fire & Wellsville ambulance dispatched to a motorcycle/deer accident on County Road 9 near County Road 31. Caller reports minor injuries.

McKean County Fair Tractor Parade


McKean County Fair
TODAY, AUGUST 14TH  at the McKean County Fairgrounds. 

9:00 - 11:00 AM Tractor Ride Registration at Isadore's Farm
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Donations for Food Pantry accepted at fairgrounds
11:00 AM Tractor Parade from Isadore's Farm to the Fairgrounds
1:00 PM Hit & Miss Engines on Display & Tractor Games/Tractor Show & Games
3:00 PM  Food Distribution

Outdoor Concert at Cherry Springs Pavilion

The vocal groups North Country Voices and Second Chances will present an outdoor Sunday afternoon choral concert at Cherry Springs State Park on August 29 at 3:00pm. The performance will be at the Historic CCC Pavilion located near the astronomy observation field. 
As this is an outdoor event at the State Park, please be aware of these procedures. Parking will be in a public lot across from the pavilion and audience members will need to cross over route 44 and walk a significant distance to the performance site. For those unable to walk this distance, curbside drop off and pick up will be accessible. We suggest you wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a water bottle. We will also have water on hand. Please plan to bring a lawn chair. During the performance you may sit within the pavilion or on grassy sloops nearby. There is a public rest room.
The concert will include “John Denver in Concert” his most popular music, “That Lonesome Road” by James Taylor, Spiritual Songs from Cold Mountain, “Down to the River to Pray” from the Motion Picture O Brother, Where Art Thou? “The Gentle Healer” by Michael Card, an arrangement of traditional camp meeting songs, Gospel, and an all-time best-selling anthem “Bow the Knee.”  A digital piano will be used for musical accompaniment and the singers will also perform  a cappella music. 
In addition to the music presentation, David Castano, president of the Potter County Historical Society will present a short talk on the history of CCC activity at Cherry Springs. 
There is free admission with a free will offering accepted.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

At 10:51 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Star Hose Company has been dispatched to 441 North Brooklynside Road for an outside gas leak.



Lower Burrell man helps save friend who went into anaphylactic shock on canoe trip


A two-day canoe trip along the Clarion River in Elk County was supposed to be the last hurrah of the summer for Lower Burrell’s Austin Aikins and his friend, Chris Duca of Oakdale.

But it almost turned deadly when Duca, 21, went into an anaphylactic shock in a remote area of the Allegheny National Forest. The actions of Aikins, 20, and a stranger they only know as Randy may have saved Duca’s life.

Aikins and Duca met while attending Pittsburgh’s Central Catholic High School and the avid outdoorsmen enjoy fishing and hunting together. Aikins now attends Bethel University in Tennessee where he is a member of the Wildcats’ bass fishing team, while Duca attends Slippery Rock University.

With provisions for an overnight stay, the men put their canoe in the water near Ridgway and floated about 12 miles on July 31.

“We were having a blast,” Aikins said. “It was a gorgeous weekend, the weather was great, we were laughing and catching fish. You couldn’t ask for anything more.”  Read more....

Fire Alarm At Soldiers & Sailors Was Unfounded

At 10:10 AM on Saturday, Wellsboro Firefighters have determined after investigation that an automatic fire alarm at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital was unfounded.

Community Fund Grant application process opens September 1

Applications for the next grant funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will be accepted beginning September 1, with a deadline of October 21.

The Community Fund at CRCF provides grants to nonprofits for deserving projects and initiatives that support efforts to meet the changing needs of the community, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit.

The grant application process moved to a new online application portal, added Buchheit. Applicants can learn more and apply beginning September 1 at

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations.

The CRCF board of directors reviews applications based on the applying organization’s stability, the impact its work has on the community, the feasibility of the project proposed in the grant application and the role a grant from the Community Fund would play in the overall project, said Buchheit.

Community Fund grants are dispersed in two funding cycles each year – once in November and once in May.

“As well know the needs of the community have been ever-shifting over the last few years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Buchheit. “Responsive grantmaking is always a focus of our board of directors, and the need to step up to provide funding for new projects and initiatives that impact the needs of Cattaraugus County residents is more important now than ever.”

Since 2000 the Community Fund has made possible over $150,000 in grants to support projects of Cattaraugus County nonprofits.

Contact CRCF with any additional questions about the grant process at 716-301-2723 or

Gary W. Culbertson, 61, of Warren, PA.

Gary Culbertson

Gary W. Culbertson, 61, of Warren, PA., died Thursday morning, July 29, 2021, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA., following a long battle with liver disease.  

He was born January 18, 1960, in Warren, PA.  Gary was the son of Kingsley Culbertson of Warren, PA., and the late Shirley Peterson Culbertson.  Gary was a former resident of Charleston, S.C. and Norfolk, VA.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree of science in telecommunications at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.  

Gary served as an officer in the United States Navy during the Persian Gulf War achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  His last assignment was an electronic warfare and anti-submarine officer for a seagoing Destroyer Squadron Staff.  During his tenure in the U.S. Navy, he received numerous personnel and campaign medals. 

Gary was employed as Vice President of Gannett Media Technologies International (GMTI) in Norfolk, VA. Gary cared deeply for others.  He worked at the former Camp Cornplanter and group homes when he was young and later as a peer support specialist in a mental health clinic. Gary traveled the world for work and pleasure and loved exploring other cultures, foods, and traditions.  He especially enjoyed his last year of life, producing a vegetable garden his nieces had given him, it was his therapeutic garden.  He also recently purchased a guitar and was trying to become proficient in playing.  Gary also enjoyed playing tennis, cooking, fishing, and hiking in the forest.  He had a great love of music and attended concerts as often as he could.  His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his father, Kingsley, Gary is survived by a sister, Crissi Winans (David) of Warren, PA., and a brother, John Culbertson (Melinda) of Bozeman, Montana, 3 nieces, Jessica Winans (Weston Miller) of Springfield, Oregon, Katelyn Gilmore (Eric) of Warren, PA., Claire Culbertson of Bozeman, Montana, great niece, Tiera Ann Miller, great nephew, Grayson Gilmore.

In addition to his mother, Shirley, Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Sweet Culbertson.

A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at the home of David and Crissi Winans, 422 W. 3rd Avenue, Warren, PA., on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Please feel free to wear your favorite band or concert tee shirt in his memory.  

Those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Warren County Veterans Council Emergency Fund, 204 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365.  

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting  
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. 

FIRST News Now added 44 new photos to the album: 55th Tioga County Fair (Tioga County, PA) -Images by L. Frost.

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!


Kinney Corn Available TODAY after 1:00 PM at Port Allegany Car Wash

Electri-Cord In Westfield Is Hiring


Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring A Floor Cleaner


IU9 Is Hiring For Multiple Positions


Potter County Education Council Is Hiring Part-Time Coordinator


May Hollow Sportsmen's Club Youth Field Day August 14th


Friday, August 13, 2021

Lafayette & Corydon Dispatched for a search.

On Rt. 59 near Morrison Trail. Reported to be looking for a mom and 3 kids on the trail.

The people were rescued safely overnight.

Wellsboro Dispatched for Tractor Trailer vs Passenger Vehicle Crash on Rt. 6/660 at the Y

Traffic control needed. One female with chest pains. Roadway partially blocked.

Judith A. Johnson, 79, of Smethport, PA passed away Wednesday (August 11, 2021)

Judith A. Johnson

Judith A. Johnson, 79, of Smethport, PA passed away Wednesday (August 11, 2021) at Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, from congestive heart failure.
She was born March 24, 1942 in Bradford, the daughter of William Mackey and Ethel Gould. On March 2, 1963, in Smethport, she married Richmond C. Johnson, who preceded her in death on May 29, 2001.
Judy was a graduate of Bradford High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study Drama. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life, tending to the needs of her family. Judy also worked as a cook at the Smethport Diner, where she was a master of the "Hubber Burger". She was featured in the 1993 PBS documentary Pennsylvania Diners and Other Roadside Restaurants.

A lover of good food, music, pets, and babies, in her later years she provided longtime daycare for several local children, becoming a “Grandma Jude” to the families who relied on her help. Judy will be remembered by all who knew her for her boisterous laugh, quick wit, warm heart, and adventurous spirit. A rugged individual right up to the end, she lived in her home until her passing.

She is survived by:
Three daughters: Wendy C. Johnson of Ellicottville, NY, Cintra J. Johnson of Smethport, and Holly A. Johnson of Buffalo, NY
Two grandchildren: Angela (Glenn) Au and Andrew Piscitello
One great-grandchild: Luca Au
One sister: Shirley Clark of Rixford, PA
One brother: Walter Mackey of Bradford
And several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents and husband, Judy was preceded in death by three brothers: Gary Mackey, Robert Gould and Junior Mackey.
A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a date and time to be announced.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwoood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission today responded to recent reports about the connection between COVID-19 and deer, pointing out there’s no evidence deer can spread the virus to humans or that humans are at risk of contracting the virus from consuming venison.

As always, however, hunters heading afield in the 2021-22 hunting seasons should take usual precautions when handling their harvests.

“COVID-19 has affected all of us, and it’s not surprising the recent research that shows deer can develop COVID antibodies has generated interest,” said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “But at the same time, there’s nothing to suggest deer hunters or other Pennsylvanians are at risk of contracting COVID from exposure to deer. By taking ordinary precautions when hunting and handling deer, hunters help to reduce any disease risk.”

There always are risks associated with handling wildlife. Generally, the Game Commission recommends people avoid approaching or coming into contact with wildlife. Hunters and trappers also are advised to follow these simple safety guidelines:

·Do not harvest or attempt to harvest any wildlife that appears sick.

·Keep game meat clean and cool it down as soon after harvest as possible.

·Avoid the backbone and spinal tissue while field dressing and do not consume brain tissue.

·Wear rubber or disposable gloves and do not eat, drink, or smoke while handing and dressing game.

·Always wash your hands and equipment thoroughly after handling and dressing game. Following cleaning with soap and water, further disinfection of equipment can be done by applying a 10% household bleach solution and allowing 10 minutes of contact time. Equipment can then be rinsed with clean water and allowed to air dry.

·Cook all game meat to the appropriate internal temperature as outlined by food safety officials.

·Do not consume raw game meat or blood of wild animals.

These longstanding safety recommendations have worked for years to help keep hunters safe. And with Pennsylvania’s first deer seasons set to begin Sept. 18, hunters soon will be employing them again.

Recent reports about the connection between deer and COVID-19 stem from recent research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The research demonstrated that wild white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania and three other states tested positive for the antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, meaning that at some point over the past year, these deer were exposed to the COVID-19 virus and formed antibodies as an immune response. But there’s no evidence deer can spread the virus to humans.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to East Honeoye Street

At 5:53 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to East Honeoye Street for a fall victim.

Coudersport, Roulette Dispatched For Crash on North Hollow

At 5:50 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire & Roulette EMS dispatched to 709 North Hollow Road for a 2 vehicle crash.

Roulette RECALLED.

Andover Dispatched To Working Structure Fire on Rochambeau Avenue

At 5:30 PM on Friday, Andover Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a working structure fire at 9 Rochanbeau Avenue. Smoke & flames are showing.

Millerton Dispatched For Structure Fire


At 5:31 PM on Friday, Millerton Fire Dept. was dispatched to 11443 State Line Road for a report of a structure fire.

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


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Pitt Bradford Breaks Ground on New Engineering, Technology Building


It was exciting to take part in today’s groundbreaking for the new engineering and technology building at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford!

This initiative will be a game changer for our local economy, enabling employers to grow and expand here and giving more young people the opportunity to pursue a good-paying career while staying close to home. I was pleased to work with state officials and the university to secure state funding of $6 million toward the $22 million project.

The new building, adjacent to the Hanley Library, will house engineering labs, engineering shops, computer labs, the campus IT hub, classrooms and more.

This is a great investment in our community’s future and our children’s future.
Thanks for Coming to the Bradford Senior Expo!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out for our Bradford Senior Citizens Expo! It was great to see so many familiar faces as well as many new ones. Don’t forget we have two more expos coming up – on Friday, Sept. 10, in Kane and on Friday, Oct. 8, in Roulette. Both events run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hope to see you there!
PA CareerLink Day                                    


I had a great visit to the PA CareerLink office in Emporium this week to talk about the many services available to job seekers, including job search, resume building and more. Pictured from left: Sen. Cris Dush, and CareerLink staff Annette Campbell and Loretta Lininger.
Let’s Work TOGETHER to Finally Beat the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid disaster declaration that’s been renewed 15 times by Gov. Tom Wolf over the last three years will be allowed to expire effective Aug. 26, per the recently approved constitutional amendment that limits disaster declarations to a maximum of 21 days without legislative approval.

Rest assured the General Assembly remains 100% committed to battling this epidemic that has taken so many lives, but given the increase in opioid-related deaths and the number of Pennsylvanians with drug abuse disorders, it’s clear the disaster declaration has not resulted in the kind of change we need to truly help people recover from this disease.

The governor has also acknowledged that many of the changes affected by the disaster declaration are now addressed through other executive branch actions. It’s time for the governor and the General Assembly to work TOGETHER on this public health crisis so we can save lives and help our citizens truly recover from their addiction.
Working to Ensure Justice for Child Victims

A new state law will help ensure justice is served in cases where children are victimized.

Act 29 of 2021 amends the state’s Tender Years Hearsay Act, which permits the introduction of hearsay statements concerning violent or sexual offenses against children. Under prior law, a victim had to be age 12 or younger to enable hearsay statements in the case. The new law increases the maximum age to 16, meaning hearsay statements may be presented from child victims age 16 and under. Allowing the statements would remain at the judge’s discretion.

Securing justice in these cases is especially challenging because of the extreme difficulty child victims face in having to testify about their trauma in front of a courtroom. But securing justice is so important, not only for the child victims but also to protect other potential victims from a similar fate.

The law will take effect in late August.
Attention Farmers: Apply Now for Specialty Crop Block Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is inviting proposals for the Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

Eligible projects will stimulate market growth and enhance the competitive position of crops designated as high priority for their potential to feed Pennsylvania’s economy and boost environmental sustainability. Eligible high-priority crops include hemp, hops, hardwoods, honey; and barley, rye and wheat for distilling, brewing and malting. Click here to review grant guidelines. 

A percentage of funds will be designated to projects in rural communities with at least 20% of the population below the federal poverty line.

Proposals must be submitted through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Electronic Single Application. Applicants with questions about eligible projects or procedures should email Morgan Sheffield, the department’s grants manager, at
Call Before You Dig

Aug. 11 marked National 811 Day – a day dedicated to reminding residents, contractors and utility workers of the importance of calling 8-1-1 before digging to help ensure the safety of excavation projects across the state.

Every time an underground utility line is hit, there is a risk to the contractors or homeowners who are doing the digging; to utility workers and emergency responders who are mobilized to deal with the damage; and to bystanders who live, work or travel near the locations of the incidents.

State law requires contractors and residents to contact PA One Call at least three business days prior to excavation – triggering alerts to all utilities within an intended digging area and prompting utilities to mark where their facilities are located. Pennsylvanians can dial 8-1-1 to connect with the One Call system, while out-of-state residents or businesses can call 1-800-242-1776.

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I-80 Eastbound Between Bellefonte and Lamar Now Open

Bellefonte, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that I-80 eastbound between the Bellefonte interchange at mile marker 161 and the Lamar interchange at mile marker 173 in Clinton County is now open. It closed at approximately 10:00 AM due to a fully engulfed commercial vehicle.

Norma Jean Alviti, 89, of 657 West Corydon Street, Bradford, PA

Norma Jean Alviti

Norma Jean Alviti, 89, of 657 West Corydon Street, Bradford, PA passed away Friday, August 13, 2021, at Bradford Regional Medical Center. 

Born January 19, 1932, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Fennell and Margaret (O'Connor) Fennell. 

She was a 1950 graduate of St. Bernard School. On April 7, 1951, in St. Bernard Church, she married Jack M. Alviti who preceded her in death on January 25, 2013. 

Norma was employed at Bell Telephone Company and retired from Zippo Manufacturing Company after 37 years. She was a member of St. Bernard Church. 

Norma was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who took pride in providing for her children and grandchildren, making home cooked meals, family dinners together at one table, and attending her children and grandchildren's sporting events. She loved to travel with her husband, family, and friends. 

 Surviving are two daughters, Sharon (Alton) Hollebeke, and Allison (Lloyd) Ambrose, one son, Mike (Brenda) Alviti, all of Bradford, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack of 62 years, two brothers Tom and John Fennell, and one sister, Mary Fennell. 

Friends will be received on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main Street where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Bernard Church with Fr. Jim Gutting, Senior Associate as celebrant. 

For those not able to attend in person this service will be live streamed at 10:00 am via this link: 

Committal services and entombment will be in the Alviti Family Mausoleum in St. Bernard Cemetery. 

Memorial if desired may be made to the Jack Alviti Memorial Cornhole Tournament % Hamlin Bank, P.O. Box 1100, Bradford PA 16701, BYBL, P.O. Box 352, Bradford PA 16701. 

 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be expressed at

Bolivar, Richburg Dispatched to Rollover Crash

At 4:27 PM on Friday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash on Rt. 417 near Streeter Brook Road. One person is reported out of the vehicle with injuries.

Smoke Detector Malfunction Activates Austin VFD

Austin Volunteer Fire Department

This afternoon at 15:10 Station 44 was dispatched to the Austin Boro for a possible Structure Fire. Chief 44 (J.Rooney), Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) and FPL 44-91 (J.Setzer) responded. Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) was on scene at 15:14 reporting single family, two story wood frame structure, nothing showing from the exterior. 

At 15:18 Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) reported primary search completed, single occupant accounted for, no fire found and held all units in quarters. 

Chief 44 (J.Rooney) arrived, conducted secondary search and investigation. Chief 44 (J.Rooney) reported nothing found, smoke detector malfunction, all units returning at 15:29.

Lawrenceville, Tioga Dispatched for 2 Vehicle Crash

 At 3:59 PM on Friday, Lawrenceville & Tioga have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 287 near Schoolhouse Road. Reporting no injuries. Vehicles are not drivable.

Allegany County Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccines This Week

Friday, August 6, 2021
 ACDOH completed 14 Pfizer 1st dose vaccinations at the County Office Building in Belmont.  

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
 ACDOH completed 21 – Pfizer 1st dose vaccinations at the County Office Building in Belmont.
Please share the information with family and friends. For COVID-19 questions please call the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250.
 Get Vaccinated!

Former Bradford County District Attorney Sentenced to 1.5 to 5 Years in State Prison

Attorney General Josh Shapiro has today issued a statement in response to the sentencing of Chad Salsman, former Bradford County District Attorney. Salsman has been sentenced to 1.5 to 5 years in prison, followed by 72 months of state supervision.

“Chad Salsman coerced vulnerable Pennsylvanians because he thought his victims would be easy to silence and less likely to be believed if they ever came forward. Instead, they spoke out and we listened. Now, he has been taken out of his position of authority where he can no longer hurt women, and will spend time in prison for his repeated abuses of power,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “We will continue to seek justice and stand up for the most vulnerable members of our Commonwealth.”

Kinzua Bridge State Park Programming for Labor Day Weekend 2021

In celebration of the Labor Day holiday weekend Kinzua Bridge State Park will offer a variety of programs highlighting the park’s natural and manmade resources. Please dress for the weather as most programs will be held outdoors. If you have any questions contact the park office at (814) 778-5467.

Saturday, September 4th at 8:30 A.M. – Saturday Morning Bird Walk – Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge!  It’s healthy too! Meet in front of the visitor center.

Saturday, September 4th at 12:00-1:00 P.M. –Pennsylvania Elk– Stop in the Visitor Center classroom to learn about PA’s largest member of the deer family! This includes a display along with the park naturalist answering questions about elk.
Sunday, September 5th at 1:00-3:00 P.M. –Geocaching– Learn the basics of using a handheld GPS unit and set out in search of geocaches throughout the park. All GPS units will be provided by the park.

Monday, September 6th at 10:00 A.M. –History of the Bridge– This is a program featuring the history of that fine old structure “The Kinzua Bridge”!  Meet out on the skywalk.

Minor Injuries In one Vehicle Crash On Rt 349 In Clymer TWP.


I-80 Eastbound Closed Between Bellefonte and Lamar

Bellefonte, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that I-80 eastbound is closed at the Bellefonte interchange at mile marker 161 and the Lamar interchange at mile marker 173 in Clinton County. This closure is the result of a commercial vehicle fire that necessitated the closure of the eastbound lanes.

PennDOT is directing traffic off I-80 at the Bellefonte interchange. Motorists are to follow the Orange Detour, which directs them to follow I-99 southbound to exit 83 (Zion/Bellefonte), Route 550 northbound to Route 64 northbound before reconnecting with I-80 eastbound at the Lamar interchange.

This closure is expected to be in place until at least 6:00 PM. PennDOT will issue an update when the closure has been lifted.

PennDOT thanks drivers for their patience during this closure.



William N. “Bill” MOYER, 80, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Williamsport Hospital.

William N. “Bill” MOYER

William N. “Bill” MOYER, 80, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Williamsport Hospital. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. 

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Reminder --Roadway Paving to Close Wykoff Run Road Starting Monday

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds drivers of an upcoming week-long daylight closure for Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001) in Cameron County. 

While work takes place, an official, 40-mile detour will be in effect, using Quehanna Highway (Route 2006 in Cameron County/Route 2004 in Elk County), Route 555, and Route 120. 

Residents and camp owners along Wykoff Run Road will be able to access their properties. 

The closure and detour will be in effect from 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.  

PennDOT Cameron County Maintenance expects to start this work Monday, August 16, and anticipates completing it in approximately five days. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Work consists of placing a double seal coat along the entire 10-mile stretch of Wykoff Run Road. The sealcoat will provide a protective coating to the asphalt pavement—extending its useful life and offering a smoother ride for drivers. 

Closing the road during this work enhances safety for maintenance workers and allows PennDOT to complete it efficiently.

May Hollow Sportsmen's Club Youth Field Day August 14th