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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Wellsboro, Galeton dispatched for Crash on Rt. 6 in Gaines

Vehile on its side with confinement. Intersection with John Deere Lane. 2 occupants are now out of the vehicle. ALS has been recalled.

Flash Flood Warning issued August 21 at 7:42PM EDT until August 21 at 10:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo

State College Weather Radar MapSevere Map

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR WEST CENTRAL CATTARAUGUS AND SOUTHERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES...

At 742 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated that while the heavy rain is
now diminishing, between 2 and 3.5 inches of rain has fallen across
the warned area, which has lead to flash flooding according to
reports from local law enforcement. 

HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
SOURCE...Law enforcement reported.
IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas,
highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor
drainage and low-lying areas. 

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Jamestown, Lakewood, Falconer, Clymer, Jamestown West, Long Point
State Park, Chautauqua Institution, Frewsburg, Chautauqua, Busti,
Gerry, Conewango, Ellington, Leon, Randolph, Celoron, Sherman,
Sinclairville, Panama and Cherry

ATV Damage To Newly Paved Sweden Township Roads


Sweden Township Police Department

And This Folks is why Township, Borough and State Officials don't want roads open.
Irresponsible and mischievous riders causing damage to newly placed Limestone Roadways ( S Dry Run Rd - Sweden Twp ) anyone with information is asked to contact us via 911 or 814-274-0654.
Or if you and your family or friends did this and want to do the right thing... You also can call the numbers listed above.

Carol Jean Redell, 57, of Wellsboro, PA

Carol Jean Redell

Carol Jean Redell, 57, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

Carol was born February 14, 1964, in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late Donald K. and Blanche M. (Amidon) Sawyer.  She married Russell E. Redell, Jr. on May 13, 1989 and celebrated 32 years of marriage.

Carol most recently worked for Miracle Ear and previously worked as a Teacher’s Aid for the Wellsboro Are School District and as a Nurses Aid for the Green Home, Wellsboro.  She also worked as a bartender for both the Wellsboro V.F.W and Wellsboro Moose.  She was a former member of the Wellsboro V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose and the Arnot Sportsmen’s Club.  Carol was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed her time with her family.  She also enjoyed gardening and was proud of her flower beds.  

In addition to her husband Russ, Carol is survived by a son, Zachery (Kay) Redell of Troy; a daughter, Bianca (Patrick) Parsons of Blossburg; grandchildren, Kamden and Ashlynn Barrett-Redell and Saylah and Jayna Parsons, brothers, Donald (Dawn) Sawyer of Chesnee, SC; David (Janine) Sawyer of Wellsboro; sisters, Penny (Larry) Kahle of Eldred; Donna (John) Stevens of Ogdensburg; Bonnie (Dave) Wright of Wellsboro; JoAnn Sawyer Osgood of Wellsboro; and mother-in-law, Sandra Redell of Wellsboro.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by a brother, Walter K. Sawyer and her father-in-law, Russell E. Redell.  

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 3-5pm at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with a memorial service to follow at 5pm, with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.

The family request memorials in Carol’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.  

To share your fondest memories of Carol or to sign her guestbook, please visit www.tusseymosher.com.

Clermont fire Dept. was dispatched to 12136 Wilcox RD

 
On August 21st, at 7:33 pm Clermont fire Dept. was dispatched to 12136 Wilcox RD. For a tree down on wires with fire.

Jay Twp. fire and ems were dispatched to Homestead Drive


 On August 21st at 6:35 pm Jay Twp. fire and ems were dispatched to Homestead Drive at the Elk visitors center for a one car mva with unknown injuries. Two adults and two children refused medical transport and will get treatment at their hometown hospital. Bennetts Valley ambulance was called back to the scene to evaluate one of the children

Water Rescue dispatched to Genesee River For Capsized Kayak With Female In Water


At 5:40 PM on Saturday, Willing Fire, Wellsville Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to Carter Road in Willing for a capsized kayak in the Genesee River with a 52 year old female hanging onto a branch. She is reported to have no life preserver.

6:15 PM--Wellsville EMS reports woman is out of the water and uninjured.

Learn More About the New ATV Pilot Program


DCNR will be holding a public webinar about the ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot on Wednesday, August 25, from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Register online to attend.

Staff will provide updated information about the pilot program and ATV safety.

The pilot area was opened to ATV riders in the northcentral region of the state. It provides opportunities for riding enthusiasts to traverse many miles of roads opened to all-terrain vehicle use and trails in Potter and Tioga counties.

The ATV Regional Trail Connector program is in response to growing ATV purchases, registrations, and public demand for increased riding opportunities.

Through collaborating with public and private partners, the pilot aims to offer long-distance riding opportunities, contribute to local economies, while maintaining the many uses and values of the state forest system. DCNR recently revised its ATV trail policy, which lifted the moratorium on new trails that had been in place since 2003.

David and Deborah Ross establish endowment for North Central PA LaunchBox


DuBOIS, Pa – Longtime campus supporters David and Deborah Ross have established a new endowment that will support efforts of the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois. The Dr. David S. and Deborah M. Ross LaunchBox Endowment at Penn State DuBois was established with the couple’s initial $100,000 pledge.  Penn State will match that amount, resulting in a $200,000 endowment supporting the LaunchBox, as part of the University’s current campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.”

The North Central PA LaunchBox is focused on supporting manufacturing competitiveness and workforce needs, growing and attracting talented entrepreneurs and innovators and creating new high-knowledge, high-technology businesses for the region. Penn State DuBois serves as the convener to facilitate partnerships with and between businesses, education and industry, as well as economic and community development stakeholders, thus creating a functional ecosystem for providing facilities and programming for industrial research and development. 

At the NCPA LaunchBox location in downtown DuBois at 2 East Long Avenue, all the region’s resources are available to provide assistance with starting and operating a business. This includes co-working space, pitch competitions, start-up grants, tech accelerator programming, business plan development, low-interest financial lending, website design, marketing, technology, and site selection. Facilities and services are also available to current Penn State DuBois students who may have goals of starting up their own business. 

“Our goal with this gift is to support Penn State DuBois in training students in new workforce and entrepreneurial skills and to support developing innovations to give an economic boost to the North Central PA region,” said David Ross.  

North Central PA LaunchBox Director Brad Lashinsky expressed his appreciation, saying, “I am very grateful for the Rosses’ support and willingness to play a pivotal role in helping to drive entrepreneurship and innovation within the region.” In addition to serving as director of the LaunchBox, Lashinsky is a member of the Penn State DuBois faculty and teaches courses as part of an entrepreneurship minor offered on campus. Additionally, he organizes other educational programs for business owners and members of the community through the LaunchBox that can help local industry to thrive. 

David Ross grew up on a dairy farm in Jefferson County. He attended Penn State DuBois for two years before moving on to University Park to earn his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in agricultural engineering. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. Deborah worked full-time in addition to raising a child while she earned her bachelor's degree. In 2019 she retired as an information technology coordinator at the University of Maryland Extension.

David and Deborah have additionally established an Open Doors Scholarship on campus and served as speakers at the 2021 virtual Scholarship Celebration. 

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

Gifts to support Invent Penn State’s LaunchBox and Innovation Hub Network, as well as select economic development initiatives across the Commonwealth, are a priority of the campaign, and two opportunities to leverage University funds—the LaunchBox Matching Program and the Economic Development Matching Program—are available through the end of “A Greater Penn State” on June 30, 2022, or until the pool of support is exhausted. To learn more about how to make a gift and secure a match, please contact Heather Winfield at hbw11@psu.edu.
For more information on all giving at Penn State DuBois, contact Jean Wolf, Director of Development, at 814-372-3038 or jaw57@psu.edu

Ridgway Man Arrested For Harassment


 

Ridgway PSP Are Investigating Trespass In Jones TWP.


 

Known Suspect In Shoplifting Incident In Fox TWP.


 

No Injuries In Rollover crash on Rt. 66 In Highland TWP.


 

No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Arroyo RD. In Spring Creek TWP.


 

One Transported To Penn Highlands Elk In Two Car Crash On Million Dollar Highway In Fox


 

Kane Woman Arrested For DUI In Bradford City


 

Drug Paraphernalia Found In Wetmore TWP.


 

Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to E. Spruce St.

 
On August 21st, at 12:51 pm Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to E. Spruce St. for a woman ill

Outdoor Concert at Cherry Springs Pavilion Sunday August 29, 2021


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. 
Included in the program will be bluegrass Gospel favorites, traditional camp meeting songs, quiet a cappella ballads, and energetic upbeat music, featuring the songs of John Denver. In the words of John Denver, “It means a great deal to me to have the opportunity to share my music with you, and through it the richness of life; it is the open fields, the throbbing city and being direct and honest. These are all a part of the message of my music. Music, people, sharing-that is the joy of living.” 
We will know if we got it right when we notice dust drifting down from the rafters! 
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 bring a lawn chair for seating, wear comfortable shoes for walking and carry a water bottle. We will also have water on hand. There is seating within the pavilion or on grassy sloops nearby. A public rest room is available. (Please See map below)


Port Allegany Dispatched For Crash on Route 6 Near Burtville

At 12:15 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Star Hose Company & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident at 24843 Route 6 near Davis Circle. Truck with camper. Driver reports falling asleep.

Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Company Posts Updates

 Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Company

Just want to give some updates to everyone.  

We’ve double confirmed that the water in town is safe.  

The dumpsters at the fire station have been emptied and are still here for use. There is two trash dumpsters and one small dumpster for metal products.  

We are still taking a list of anyone that needs basements pumped, we will try and coordinate someone to help pump them out.  

Received a message from penn-York board of directors and camp staff for temporary shelters. Message below  

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.   Psalm 46:1
On behalf of the Penn-York Board of Directors and Camp Staff we would like to let you know our hearts and prayers are with all of you that have been affected by our recent flooding.  We know there are many in need of so much during this time. 

We would like to offer to anyone in need, what God has blessed us with.  We have cabins and rooms available each with warm showers and restrooms.  These will be at no cost and will be available  starting tomorrow afternoon until September 5th on a first come, first serve basis.  (all cabins must be empty by September 5th due to contracted groups coming in). 

Feel free to pass this along to anyone you may know.  Any support organizations may also pass this along to those in need. 

We are located approximately 1/2 mile East of Ulysses, PA. on Route 49.  For availability call the camp office at 814-848-9811 and leave a detailed message or text 814-367-8632.  
God Bless!
PYC Staff 

The fire station is still open to anyone that needs a temporary shelter.  

Red Cross contact.
Disaster program manager 717-224-3856
Mennonite disaster service(provides laborers to those who need manpower assistance)
717-735-3536 

Black mold is very serious concern and it grows at a very fast rate. There are many cleaning services out there here is a few contacts  

Rainbow international of Elmira 607-442-4455
Duraclean restoration services of Montoursville 570-368-5568
Serve pro 1-833-884-3200 

Our local ema coordinator will be going door to door today to begin to document damage that occurred.

Congratulations to Miss Kane, Jenny Crowley, Selected as 2021 McKean County Fair Queen


The newly crowned 2021 McKean County Fair Queen, Jenny Crowley, with the outgoing Miss McKean County Fair Queen, Emma Barr.


McKean County Fair

Congratulations to Jenny Crowley, Miss McKean County Fair Queen for 2021. Thank so much to these beautiful ladies for their hard work this summer! We appreciate you promoting the Fair!

 


 

Powers & Thomas Midway Donates $7500. to Ridgway Fire Dept.


 Ridgway Fire Department

The generosity continues to amaze us.  The folks at Powers and Thomas Midway will tell you they like coming to Ridgway because they are treated like family.  

This year they presented the Ridgway Fire Department with a $7500.00 donation.  

Totally unexpected but greatly appreciated.  THANK YOU!!!!

Senator Cris Dush Issues Statement on Election Integrity Review


Posted on Aug 20, 2021

“The people of Pennsylvania are experiencing a crisis of confidence in our elections, and I take my newfound responsibility to conduct an election integrity investigation very seriously.

“There have been stories that Senate Pro Tempore Corman has moved this investigation to me for the purpose of killing it.  The opposite is true.  We should have been having hearings and moving toward a more formalized plan to conduct an investigation weeks ago.  My team and I are in the process of getting things organized and will work with Senate Leadership to get it done.

“The purpose of this investigation is to uncover information which is necessary for the legislature to potentially take future legislative action. I have collected evidence and conducted numerous criminal and civil investigations during my career in the military and as an insurance investigator. While a legislative investigation has differences from these types of investigations, many of the same skills apply. I look forward to putting my years of experience with legal cases, court proceedings and evidence collection to good use in restoring faith in our elections.

“I want to make it clear to the public that I will be treating evidence as evidence and not as a means of obtaining publicity.  You may be frustrated with not hearing updates as quickly as you would like, but there is an investigative need to hold that evidence close until the review is completed.

“To the Attorney General, Governor Wolf and the Secretary of State I want to convey this message; I will not stand idly by if you threaten county and other officials and stand in the way of transparency and legislative oversight of our elections. The Senate has the authority to conduct this investigation and we will do so in a responsible manner.”

Coudersport Dispatched To Fire Alarm at Truck-Lite


At 9:21 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Truck-Lite at 100 Market Street for an automatic fire alarm. Responder reports nothing showing from outside.

Penn York Camp in Ulysses, PA Offers Temporary Housing For Flood Victims

 Kaitlyn Bright

If anyone of my friends, or someone you know, need a place to stay, please reach out! Also, share this information with anyone who is providing support in the community!  

This is at no cost— they just want to help those who were affected by the flooding. Lending a hand is what small towns do best 💛


Penn-York Camp

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.   Psalm 46:1 

On behalf of the Penn-York Board of Directors and Camp Staff we would like to let you know our hearts and prayers are with all of you that have been affected by our recent flooding.  We know there are many in need of so much during this time. 

We would like to offer to anyone in need, what God has blessed us with.  We have cabins and rooms available each with warm showers and restrooms.  These will be at no cost and will be available  starting tomorrow afternoon until September 5th on a first come, first serve basis.  (all cabins must be empty by September 5th due to contracted groups coming in). 

Feel free to pass this along to anyone you may know.  Any support organizations may also pass this along to those in need. 

We are located approximately 1/2 mile East of Ulysses, PA. on Route 49.  For availability call the camp office at 814-848-9811 and leave a detailed message or text 814-367-8632.   

God Bless!
PYC Staff

South Dry Run Road will be closed/extended to Monday, August 23rd, 2021


 

Large Warehouse For Rent In Coudersport


 

Electri-Cord In Westfield Is Hiring


 

Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring A Floor Cleaner


 

McKean County Is Looking For An Assistant DA


 

Friday, August 20, 2021

James "Ed" Mackey, 89, of 33 Clark Drive, Bradford, PA

James "Ed" Mackey

James "Ed" Mackey, 89, of 33 Clark Drive, Bradford, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at The Pavilion @ BRMC. 

Born in Brookville, on September 27, 1931, he was a son of the late Thomas L. and Aldine Leah (Zimmerman) Mackey. He was a 1950 graduate of Bradford High School. Ed enlisted in the United States Air Force on August 12, 1952, and served with the 3396th Stu Squadron. He was discharged on August 11, 1956 receiving an honorable discharge. On December 24, 1952, he married Shirley (Garwood) Mackey who died December 17, 1993. He was employed at Boviard & Seafang Company, and later at Clark Brothers in Olean. Ed retired as Assistant Plant Manager in 1991 after 37 years of service. Ed was a member of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Surviving is one daughter, Deborah (Greg) Hogue, of Bradford, three step children, Barb Burgess and Brent Burgess, both of Bradford, and Rodney Burgess of Lytle TX, five grandchildren, Dennis Hogue, Kyley (Amy) Hogue and Jason (Jenna) Hogue, Brent Raabe, Joseph "Joey" (Steph) Leo III, nine great grandchildren, Nicolas Hogue, Kyler Hogue, Kiara Hogue, Jordan Hogue, Jacob Hogue, Jaydon Hogue, Samantha Miller, Brianna Leo, and Isabella Leo, and one great-great grandchild Jayda Hogue. 
U.S. Air Force Veteran

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, his companion of over 20 years Carolyn Burgess who died September 26, 2018, one daughter Susan Raabe, one grandson Todd Hogue, and one brother Thomas Mackey. 

Services are private and at the convenience of the family with Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Committal services followed by Military Honor's by members of the United States Air Force and the Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 108 of Bradford will be held in McKean Memorial Park. 

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

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

Virgil James Leffler, 95, of 27 Vista Avenue Extension, Bradford, PA.

Virgil James Leffler

Virgil James Leffler, 95, of 27 Vista Avenue Extension, Bradford, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, with his daughters by his side. 

Born March 23, 1926, in Eldred, he was a son of the late William and Virga (Ostrander) Leffler. He was a 1943 graduate of Eldred High School where he was also valedictorian of his class. He enlisted in the United States Navy on January 27, 1944, where he served as a Radioman achieving the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class. James was honorably discharged on May 3, 1946. On May 16, 1947, he married June (Henton) Leffler, who preceded him in death on April 11, 1981. After the service he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 20+ years. 

In 1969 he went to work at Kendall Refining Company and was the traffic manager. He retired in 1989 as Personnel Manager of Witco Corporation. He was a member of the Eldred United Methodist Church, Northern Star Lodge F&AM, a 32 Degree member of the Coudersport Consistory, the Rotary Club, the Pennhills Club, and the Eldred VFW. For many years he served on Eldred Town Council and was the former president. During that time he was responsible for the recovery effort following the 1972 flood. 
U.S. Navy Veteran

Surviving are three daughters, Cathy (Michael) Silverman, of Manchester NJ; Susan (Bill) Goodman, of Lawrenceville, GA; and Terri (Fred) Stauffer, of Bradford; and one son, Thomas Leffler, of Shreveport, LA; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by his personal caregiver Stephanie Connelly, Eldred, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister, Ella Cobb, four brothers, William, Charles, Basil, and Francis. 

Services are private at the convenience of family at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. with Rev. Bruce Ireland officiating, followed by Military Honors by members of the United States Navy and the Honor Guard from the American Legion. 

Burial will follow Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred. Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Eldred WWII Museum. 

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

Blossburg, Liberty Dispatched to Crash on Rt. 15

 


At 7:05 PM on Friday, Blossburg & Liberty have been dispatched to a vehicle in the median on the southbound lane of Rt. 15 near MM 169. Traffic control only requested.

Coudersport Dispatched for Vehicle Crash on Niles Hill Road


At 6:58 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire & EMS have been dispatched to 184 Niles Hill Road for a vehicle into a tree crash with confinement. Victim is wheelchair bound and not able to exit the vehicle.

Pipe Undermined on A Frame Road

 Sweden Township Police Department

Sweden Township ...

Anyone traveling A Frame Rd - at the intersection of A Frame and Brookland Rd there is undermining of the pipe under the road... 

Please use caution, don't remove the traffic control devices , the supervisors will be repairing asap.

Scio Fire, Wellsville Ems dispatched for a motor vehicle accident

 


Allegany County Fire Wire
18m  ·
Scio Fire, Wellsville Ems dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on state route 19 in front of Ivans

Mercy Flight requested to LZ at Genesis Bible Church.

Wellsboro Firefighters Dispatched for Natural Gas Leak


At 4:59 PM on 5:00 PM, Wellsboro Firefighters have been dispatched to 25 Crafton Street for a natural gas leak in an upstairs apartment.

Olean Man Charged With Burglary

City of Olean, NY Police Department

The Criminal investigation unit arrested 41 year old Lawrence D.  Cook of 118 1/2 E. Green St.  on Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. for a Burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of July 8th at a residence on Adams St.. 

Cook was processed at the Olean Police Department and released on an appearance ticket to appear in Olean City court at a later date.

Truck Fire At 120 MM on I-80 Overnight


 Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1

This morning at 3:40am Company 5 was dispatched to a commercial vehicle fire along Interstate 80 at the 120 mile marker. Initial reports indicated the unit was to be on the Clearfield exit off ramp. 

Chief and Engine 5 responded arriving on scene to find a fully involved trailer with the tractor disconnected. Crews on Engine 5 went to work extinguishing the fire without issue. 

The truck was later found to contain Tofu. Units then provided traffic control until towing could arrive. Be sure to checkout our website: www.lt5fd.com for more news and updates. 

This starts a busy weekend for members as crews will be hosting a Walmart Sale in the Clearfield County Fairgrounds starting Saturday at 8am! Be sure to stop by the Expo II building for some great deals on merchandise at half price!

PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC

PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford 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: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford county. 78a81(a)3 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford 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: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford county. 78a73(b) - GENERAL PROVISION FOR WELL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION - Operator failed to prevent gas, oil, brine, completion and servicing fluids, and any other fluids or materials from below the casing seat from entering fresh groundwater, and prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford 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: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford county. 78a81(a)2 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent migration of gas or other fluids into sources of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 8/12/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Albany Twp, Bradford county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-08-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Olean Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

City of Olean, NY Police Department

On Wednesday, August 18th at 8:30 p.m. the Street Crimes unit arrested 62 year old Diane Marsh of 311 Irving St. (lower apartment) for Felony drug charges stemming from a Search warrant conducted on June 11th, 2021 at Marsh's apartment. 

Drugs seized during this Search warrant were tested at the lab and a warrant was issued after this case was presented to the Grand Jury by District Attorney Lori Rieman. 

Marsh was arrested based on this warrant and transferred to the Cattaraugus County jail to await arraignment. The Cattaraugus County S.R.T. team and Southern Tier regional drug task force assisted in this investigation.

Morris Dispatched for Land Rescue on the Rail Trail


At 3:48 PM on Friday, Morris Fire & EMS have been dispatched for a land rescue of a victim of a bicycle accident with an ankle injury. The victim is located on the Rail Trail, about 5 miles north of Waterville.

RECALLED. Forestry unit is driving the victim to Darling Run.

Wellsboro Ambulance dispatched to meet with victim at Darling Run access area.

City of Bradford Police Charge Man With

On 08/14/21 at approximately 1510 hrs, City of Bradford Police investigated a reported assault on an adult female. 

The female victim reported she had been choked and hit by her boyfriend Todd Hale Jr. 

The female victim did exhibit injuries visible to the Officers. 

The defendant, Todd Hale Jr. was located and taken into custody at which time he was found to be in possession of several different Controlled Substances including Methamphetamines, Schedule II. 

Hale is charged with Strangulation (F2), CC 2701 A1 Simple Assault (M2) , 35 780-113 A30 Manufacture Deliver or Possess With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (F)
(1 )780-113(A)(16), Int Poss Controlled Substance By Per Not Reg (M)

Hale was arraigned and remanded to McKean County Jail but did post bail since that time.

Shirley Jean Harford Zimmer, age 90, of Old Portage Road, Emporium,

Shirley Jean Harford Zimmer

Shirley Jean Harford Zimmer, age 90, of Old Portage Road, Emporium, went to be home with the Lord on August 19, 2021. Born in Meadville, PA on July 20, 1931, she was the daughter of Arthur Harford and Martha Sanford Sawyer.  Earl Louis Zimmer, her husband of 71 years, survives her.

Shirley was a devoted wife and mother.  She was a dedicated caregiver as well as Sunday School teacher and den leader.  She worked for several years at Widmann’s, delivered Meals on Wheels, and retired as an aid at the Grove House at the age of 82. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four daughters and three sons: Pamela (Richard) Dill of Williamsport, Paula (Irvin) Merat of Byrnedale, Benjamin (Lynn) Zimmer of Lionsville, Priscilla Zimmer of Emporium, Scott (Christina) Zimmer of Ridgway, Andrew (Dawn) Zimmer of Emporium and Dorothy (Mark) Anderson of St. Marys; two half-sisters and two half-brothers, Dennis (Lorna) Sawyer, Sandra, Bonnie and Arthur Harford; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Calvin Zimmer; and two grandchildren, Julie Anderson and Brandon Zimmer.

Shirley was “small in stature – big in heart”.

Visitation will be private. The services will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Gary L. Sorensen, 74, of 108 Wehler Road, St. Marys, PA.

Gary L. Sorensen

Gary L. Sorensen, 74, of 108 Wehler Road, St. Marys, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 19, 2021, after passing away at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born January 26, 1947, in Port Allegany, son of the late Earl and Ida Forness Sorensen.  Gary graduated from Smethport Area High School, Class of 1964, and had resided in St. Marys since 1967.  He was a retired employee of Keystone Carbon Company, retiring after 40 years of service, and went on to work at Walmart for two years.

On October 26, 1947, in the Queen of the World Church, Gary married Mary Virginia Miles, who survives.  

He is also survived by his sister, Connie Razey and her husband David of Olean/Portville, NY; his niece, Christine Hoyt and her husband Kevin; his nephew, Daniel Razey and his wife Patty; and by his great-nieces and nephews.

Gary was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and shooting.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses, Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Crystal Fire Department, 319 Erie Avenue, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Highland & Kane Dispatched To Rt. 66/948 for a Rollover Crash


At 3:18 PM on Friday, Highland Township Fire & Kane Ambulance have been dispatched to a tractor-trailer tanker rollover accident near the intersection of Rt. 66 & Rt. 948.

There is a road closure in the accident area.

Stephen E. Curci, 59, of 232 Boone Mountain Road, Kersey, PA

Stephen E. Curci

Stephen E. Curci, 59, of 232 Boone Mountain Road, Kersey, PA died suddenly on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at his home.

He was born on January 26, 1962, in St. Marys, a son of the late Samuel and Genevieve Lodes Curci.

Steve was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School and began his career in pallet manufacturing at Penn Pallet.  For more than 27 years, he gave his all and worked his way up in the company.  His heart and soul was in his work, and in recent years he worked as the Vice President of Sales at PalNet.   

Together with his friend and business partner, he recently started a business in storage units, which is to be called Larry's Storage Sheds.   

Steve's passion in life was his Harley.  He lived to ride and spent any spare moment he could find on his bike.  He also enjoyed Razor, Jeep and four wheeler rides.  An avid outdoorsman, he always enjoyed hunting and fishing as well.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandson.

He is survived by one son; Stephen A. Curci of Weedville, one grandson; Liam, and by one sister; Stephanie (Doug) Dougherty of Erie, as well as by nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son; Gregory Rooker.

Visitation and Funeral Services for Stephen E. Curci are being held privately at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Penfield Fire Department.