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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to Elk St.


On September 18, at 9:43 pm Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to Elk St. for a child with difficulty breathing 

Bolivar & Richburg Dispatched to Crash on County Road 8

At 7:05 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg have been dispatched to County Road 8 near Pleasant Valley Road for a one vehicle crash with 2 injuries.

Sabinsville Man Charged With Drug Possession In Harrison TWP.


Coudersport PSP Are Investigating An Alleged Indecent Assault In Ulysses TWP.


Coudersport Man Charged With Harassment


Congratulations to Miss Ulysses


Child Custody Order Investigation In Hector TWP.


Rew, Otto Dispatched For ATV Accident at Majestic Trails

At 2:50 PM on Saturday, Rew Fire and Otto Ambulance have been called to Majestic Trails for an ATV accident.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes From August 25, 2021


Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda From September 9, 2021


No Injuries In Two Vehicle Crash On RT. 6 In Liberty TWP.


Investigation Ongoing For Criminal Mischief In Ceres TWP.


DUI Charges Pending In Fox TWP.


Motorcycle Vs Deer Crash On RT. 59 In Lafayette TWP.


Smethport Woman Charged Following Domestic Incident In Keating TWP.


BB Gun Found In Annin TWP.


Rape Case Being Investigated In Eldred TWP.


Dickinson Center Psychiatric Rehab Team Speaks Up on Suicide Prevention Month

RIDGWAY, Pa-- During September, National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Site-based Psychiatric Rehabilitation staff at Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) is joining other organizations and individuals across the nation and around the world to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Rita Kraus, senior program director of DCI’s Site-based Psychiatric Rehabilitation services said, “Like addiction, suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of their age, background, or gender. If you or someone you know show signs of suicidal tendencies, SPEAK UP, because it’s important to receive professional help immediately.”

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and it’s the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-24-year olds. In Pennsylvania, one person dies by suicide every five hours. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers say more than half of people who died by suicide were not diagnosed with a mental health problem. So, suicide often takes family and friends by surprise.

“Suicidal urges may emerge as a result of untreated mental health conditions or challenging circumstances,” stated Robert Green, director of DCI’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation location in Bradford. “The more we raise awareness about this issue and the more we reduce stigma about speaking up, the more we are poised to offer support, help, and intervention.”

Anyone age 18 or older with the presence or history of mental health issues can participate or be referred to the DCI Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program for day-to-day behavioral health care. Offices are located in Bradford, Coudersport and Ridgway, PA. Staff members have received training in an overview of the incidence of suicide and basic awareness skills, as well as direction on how to proceed if they believe someone they are working with may be contemplating suicide.

However, the risk-factors that contribute to suicidal thoughts or behavior that are most important to consider include major life changes or losses of a loved one, relationships, role / identity, onset of illness or serious money issues. Individuals involved with serious trauma, including veterans, emergency services personnel or first-responders, can be at risk, depending on how personally each is affected by the trauma. Relapses in sobriety /addiction can also be particularly vulnerable moments. In addition, past attempts are major risk factors for potential future attempts, and therefore no past experiences should ever be minimized or disregarded. 

The real warning sign is a loss of hope. Some other signs might include:
•       Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
•       Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking
•       Feeling trapped, like there’s no way out
•       Increased alcohol or drug use
•       Withdrawing from friends, family & society
•       Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
•       Dramatic mood changes. 

“There is hope and help,” stated Rebecca Keagle, director of DCI’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation located in Coudersport. “We’ve helped hundreds of individuals find recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. Our team helps consumers build resilience and build connections during trying times.”

In addition to a comprehensive spectrum of behavioral health services, DCI offers crisis phone support to any person age 14 and older at:
•       Elk/Cameron Counties 1-800-652-0562 anytime.
•       Potter County 814-274-8729 during routine office hours.

The following hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
•       National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
•       Crisis Text Line. Text “PA” to 741-741.
•       9-1-1.

For more information about Site-based Psychiatric Rehabilitation and other services at DCI, visit

Kayden Lane Davis, Infant, Of Smethport, PA.

Kayden Lane Davis
“Heaven gained an angel”

Heaven gained an angel on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the passing in UPMC Coudersport, of Kayden Lane Davis, infant son of Matthew A. Davis and Cassie L. Saltsman, of Smethport.
Surviving in addition to his parents are five siblings, Mylee S. Davis, Kailyn S. Davis, Connor W. Davis, Breah M. Davis, and Owen M. Davis; his maternal grandmother, Jenny L. Saltsman of Roulette; his maternal great-grandmother, Delores J. Saltsman of Port Allegany; an aunt, Lisa M. Ferrero of Port Allegany; and an uncle, Chad W. (Megan) Saltsman of Port Allegany.
Kayden was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, William D. Saltsman.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

Coudersport vs Northern Potter Volleyball

9/16/21 Coudersport vs Northern Potter Volleyball
Link to photos

Angelica, Almond Dispatched For Overnight Crash on I-86

Angelica Fire and Rescue


At 23:32 Angelica and Almond Fire Departments as well as MTS Ambulance were dispatched for a MVA on I-86 east bound in the Town of West Almond. The vehicle in the picture was stopped on the shoulder of the road with their driver door open when it was struck by a passing motorist. Luckily there were no serious injuries.

Olean City Police Investigating Theft From Tractor Supply


Emporium Dispatched For Activated Smoke Alarm

At 9:28 AM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 3121 Hunts Run Road in Lumber Township for an activated smoke alarm.

Wellsboro Dispatched for Vehicle Crash on Rt. 287

Vehicle into a pole with wires down.

Genesee, Whitesville, Ulysses Dispatched for Working House Fire

3:42 AM--At 2197 Bingham Center Road. Occupants are out of the residence. Harrison tanker requested. 

Allegany County Fire Wire 

4:37 AM--Whitesville, Willing, Wellsville, Andover, and Alfred Station are currently assisting Genesee PA dept 37 with a structure fire on Bingham Center rd.

8:31 AM--Ulysses tanker to scene.

Blossburg and Liberty were dispatched to RT. 15 northbound for a vehicle vs pedestrian crash

On September 18, at 1:40 am Blossburg and Liberty were dispatched to  RT. 15 northbound for a vehicle vs pedestrian crash unknown injuries with mercy flight on standby.

A Thank You To The Oswayo Valley School District


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 money and make the drive to Galeton! Nobody beats our prices..period! 25 West St Galeton, Pa. Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4 25


Wellsville, Andover Dispatched to Garage Fire at 25 South Brooklyn Ave. in Wellsville

Smoke showing.

Coudersport Shop "N Save Is Hiring For Part -Time Positions


Full or Part-Time Hours Available at Truck-Lite in Coudersport; Ask About $2500. Sign On Bonus


Ulysses Amish Hospital Benefit Auction Saturday, September 18 at the Keim Farm

Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring A Deli Manager


Coudersport Shop n' Save Hiring; Open Interviews Tuesday, September 21


P.C. Federal Credit Union Meeting of Members, Family Picnic Saturday, Sept. 25 at Port Allegany VFW


Friday, September 17, 2021

UPMC Express Care in Coudersport Extends Hours

COUDERSPORT, Sept. 17, 2021 – Demand for health care services is high and with cold and flu season approaching, UPMC Express Care located at the Irwin Medical Arts Center, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport is extending office hours for the fall and winter months. 

The new clinic hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6:30 p.m., and weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and also offers virtual visits.

UPMC Cole’s Express Care Clinic is a walk-in urgent care clinic designed to meet the medical needs of patients who are not able to see their regular medical provider during routine business hours. It is recommended for patients with non-emergent conditions including cough, cold symptoms, flu, sore throat, upset stomach, rashes or skin conditions, insect/tick bites, and minor problems or injuries. 

It is not intended for use in medical emergencies or in place of an emergency department. For medical emergencies, call 911.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call 814-274-5585 prior to your visit:

• fever

• cough

• shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing

• sore throat

• runny nose or nasal congestion

• diarrhea or vomiting

• loss of taste or smell

For more information on UPMC Express Care in Coudersport, visit


PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Sheshequin Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 9/15/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Sheshequin Twp, Bradford county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-09-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Sheshequin Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 9/15/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Sheshequin Twp, Bradford county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-09-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Sheshequin Twp, Bradford County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 9/15/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Sheshequin Twp, Bradford county. 78a57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect brine and other fluids produced during operation of the well in a tank, series of tanks, or other device approved by the Department for subsequent disposal or reuse.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-09-15 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

FRIDAY Update: 20 New Cases, 2 More Deaths In Potter Co.

Potter County Today
September 17th, 2021

Coronavirus case counts across the region are rising, as is the COVID-19 death toll. Between Wednesday and Thursday, some 20 more cases were confirmed among Potter County residents and there were two more deaths. There have now been 1,390 documented cases and 29 COVID-related deaths in Potter County. Pa. Dept. of Health points out that the figures are concerning because the number of tests being administered has fallen significantly.

Potter County now has an “active” case count of about 75, meaning that those victims have contracted the disease over the past two weeks and are considered highly contagious. DOH estimates that the number of people carrying the virus is likely four or more times higher than the reported cases. However, the department no longer releases information on “active” case counts per community, which hampers local officials’ decision-making on potential health and safety protective measures. Testing is available at UPMC Cole for physician-referred patients. Tests are also being administered at Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy (visit the website here or call 1-800-635-8611) and Rite Aid Pharmacy (visit the website here or call 814-274-0439).

Meanwhile, between Wednesday and Thursday there were 67 more cases and another fatality in neighboring Cattaraugus County, N.Y., where the count now stands at 6,595 cases and 96 deaths. Lycoming County had 81 more cases with two more fatalities. Totals in Lycoming are 13,434 cases and 312 deaths. Tioga County reported 55 more cases; between Wednesday and Thursday Allegany County, N.Y., 37 new cases and a 92nd death; McKean, 56 cases; Cameron, 4 cases; Clinton, 25 cases; and Elk, 60 new cases and a 45th fatality.

Potter County now has a vaccination rate of just over 41 percent (5,446) among residents age 18 and older. Statewide, upwards of 80 percent have been inoculated. An average of 10 Potter County residents per day have been receiving the vaccine over the past week. UPMC Cole offers the vaccine to eligible patients at its outpatient offices. To schedule an appointment for an adult, call 814-274-5460; for pediatric patients, call 814-274-9198. Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy in Coudersport administers the vaccine by appointment; call 814-274-8660. Rite Aid pharmacies continue to book appointments. To access the online reservation form, click here.

Statewide, there has been a surge in cases since mid-August. An average of 6,500 new cases are being diagnosed each day. Total cases in Pennsylvania since the pandemic began stood at 1,365,049 with 28,768 deaths as of Thursday. There has been a 250-percent increase in the number of children who have been infected since early August. In recent days, some 28 percent of all cases have been diagnosed in children.

Route 16 is REOPENED northbound and southbound in Machias

REOPENED: Route 16 is closed northbound and southbound from Lake Rd to Lakeview Blvd, due to a crash at 3:30pm, for up to 6hrs, Town of Machias, Cattaraugus Co. involving a passenger vehicle & a tractor-trailer.

Bavarian Fall Fest--St. Marys, PA

 Bavarian Fall Fest--St. Marys, PA
Updated schedule of events.
We are excited and hope you can make it for some of the fun!


Fall Fest Scheduled for October 9th at Potter County Fairgrounds


More J & J shots at Garlic Festival tomorrow and and j & j clinic in Belmont next week

Here are for more opportunities for J & J Vaccine.  The public has been asking for this vaccine.  Thanks for all you help getting this information out to the public

Looking for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?

We have added more J & J vaccine appointments to the Garlic Festival in Cuba, NY on this Saturday, September 18th between 11am and 4pm.

Also taking Walk-ins at this event!!!

Here is the link to register:

No second dose needed

Here is the link to make an appointment

for another J & J vaccine clinic in our ACDOH Belmont clinic

on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

No second dose needed

Please share this information with family and friends. For COVID-19 questions or for help with vaccine registration please call the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250.

Get Vaccinated!

Edward J. Cuneo, 85, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 713 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA.

Edward J. Cuneo

Edward J. Cuneo, 85, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 713 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor.  Funeral and committal services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at

Sizerville Autumn Fest October 2nd

Fall means changing leaves, cool, crisp autumn air and the 28th Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park.  This special event will be held on October 2nd, 2021 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.  This historic festival celebrates the pioneers of Northern Pennsylvania through crafts, skills and foods!  
We are still in need of volunteers to assist staff with activities and crafts for children. If you are interested in volunteering or donating items, please contact the park office at (814) 486-5605 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by email
Please come join us and get a feel for what Autumn was like for the pioneers who settled this area.  It is a wonderful event for everyone to attend! 

Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to S. West St

 On September 17, at 1:16 pm Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to S. West St. for chest pains

Roulette ambulance was dispatched to Ought St.


On September 17, at 1:08 pm Roulette ambulance was dispatched to Ought St. for difficulty Breathing


Drew’s Organics, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing for Potential Clostridium botulinum Contamination

Drew’s Organics, LLC of Chester, VT is voluntarily recalling one lot code of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing due to a processing issue that could allow for microbial growth.

The recalled product comes in a 12 fl. oz. glass bottle with the Best if Used By date of Feb 15 2023, and UPC #4099100023169.  The lot code is printed on the shoulder of the bottle above the label.

This action is being taken in cooperation with the US FDA.  Product has been distributed to select Aldi stores between August 20th and September 10th in the following states Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.


Pfizer Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall to include All Lots of CHANTIX® (Varenicline) Tablets Due to N-Nitroso Varenicline Content

Pfizer is voluntarily recalling all lots of Chantix 0.5 mg and 1 mg Tablets to the patient (consumer/user) level due to the presence of a nitrosamine, N-nitroso-varenicline, at or above the FDA interim acceptable intake limit. As alternative suppliers have been approved in the United States, Pfizer is undertaking this precautionary measure.

Long-term ingestion of N-nitroso-varenicline may be associated with a theoretical potential increased cancer risk in humans, but there is no immediate risk to patients taking this medication. The health benefits of stopping smoking outweigh the theoretical potential cancer risk from the nitrosamine impurity in varenicline.

Nitrosamines are common in water and foods, including cured and grilled meats, dairy products and vegetables. Everyone is exposed to some level of nitrosamines. These impurities may increase the risk of cancer if people are exposed to them above acceptable levels over long periods of time.i

Car Seat Safety Check Scheduled at CARE for Children during Child Passenger Safety Week

Bradford, PA – Free car seat safety checks, by certified child passenger safety technicians, are being offered on Tuesday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Ashley Booth Griffin CARE for Children Center at 723 East Main Street in Bradford. 

The event is part of Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs September 19-25, and will include instruction on how to install and use car seats correctly. Technicians will also help determine if your child is in the right seat for their age and size, and explain the importance of registering car seats with their manufacturers so parents and caregivers can be notified if there is a recall.

For the car seat checks, appointments are requested but not necessary. For those wishing to schedule a time call CARE at 814-362-4621 or email Parents/ guardians are asked to bring both the vehicle manual and car seat instructions if available. For proper fitting it is requested that the child be present.  

CARE is the lead agency for Safe Kids Pennsylvania-McKean County Partner and is partnering with the PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project, a program of the PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, to hold the car seat safety event. 

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children, and the latest research from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that nearly half (46%) of car seats are misused. Using age- and size-appropriate car seats and installing them correctly are the best ways to reduce these deaths and keep your child safe.

NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible, up to the top height and weight allowed by their particular seats. It’s the best way to keep them safe. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he or she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seat, a child should be placed in a booster seat until tall enough to fit in a seat belt properly. The safest place for all kids under 13 is buckled up in the back seat.

Safe Kids Pennsylvania- McKean County Partner is a collaboration of community organizations, businesses and individuals dedicated to promoting child safety and injury prevention through education, collaboration and advocacy.  

Fugitive Wanted For False Inentification Apprehended by Bradford City Police

CC 4914 A False Identification

On September 15th, 2021 at approximately 1815 hrs, City of Bradford Police searched 317 Jackson Avenue for a wanted fugitive Tricia D. Wilkins

Officers located Wilkins hiding under a bed inside the residence. 

Wilkins was arraigned on the warrant she had for False Identification to Law Enforcement Officers. 

Magistrate Engman arraigned Wilkins and she was remanded to McKean County Jail on $5,000 cash bail. Preliminary hearings are set in the matter.

City of Bradford Police Arrest Fugitive

Absconding from Parole

On September 15th, 2021 at approximately 1330 hrs City of Bradford Police along with Pennsylvania State Parole conducted an investigation into a wanted fugitive Harley Blue Sellers whom was believed to be hiding out at 122 High Street. 

Sellers was wanted for absconding from his Parole. 

City of Bradford Police and an agent with State Parole did in fact locate Sellers at that location and safely took him into custody. 

Sellers was then transferred to the agents custody and transported back to a State Prison facility.

Roulette Dispatched For Smoke Investigation

At 11:53 AM on Friday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 90 Burleson Avenue for a smoke investigation.

RECALLED by Chief 46-60. Controlled burn.

Geraldine M. Madison, 83, of 321 Emerald Isle, Smethport, PA

Geraldine M. Madison

Geraldine M. Madison, 83, of 321 Emerald Isle, Smethport, PA passed away Tuesday (Sept. 14) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 15, 1937 in Hazel Hurst the daughter of the late Otis and Florence (Drake) Madison.

Geraldine had worked from many years at the McKean County Assistance Office.

She is survived by several cousins and her good friend James Walker of Hazel Hurst.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Anson Madison.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be buried in Bridgeview Cemetery.

The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of services.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice.

Online condolences can be expressed at

Recent Obituaries at Buckheit Funeral Chapel

Bradley D. Merryfield

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Ethel House

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Barry Williammee

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Frances Johnson

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Tichia Ann Herbert, age 58 of Sabinsville, PA

Tichia Ann Herbert

Tichia Ann Herbert, age 58 of Sabinsville, PA passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  

Born September 28, 1962 in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Frederick D. Westcott, Sr. and Maryjane P. (Thompson) Mosher.  

Tichia placed 2nd in a beauty pageant held through her high school.  She enjoyed fishing, camping, movies (especially drive in theaters) and her cats.  She loved to vacation at her sister's house and spending time with family and grandkids.  

Tichia is survived by her children, Leon P. Sinsabaugh, Jr. of Sabinsville and Shannon M. Bryant of FL;  her grandchildren, Savannah, Hunter, Leon, Zakery, Collin, Heaven, Jasmine, Jeffrey, David and Vidalia; her siblings, David Wescott of Alpine, NY, James Mosher, Sr. of IL and Tammy Vorrasi of Lodi, NY and several nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her brother, Frederick Wescott, Jr and step father, Ernest Mosher.  

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

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.


The 13th Annual Ives Run Trail Challenge is Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Ives Run Recreation Area on Hammond Lake at 710 Ives Run Lane in Tioga Township, 12 miles north of Wellsboro via Route 287. It was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic. 
This rain or shine event is for those who want to compete and first-timers whose goal is to finish. The age categories are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. 
Between now and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, male and female runners and walkers ages 13 to 70+ can register online at to enter the Ives Run Trail Challenge. Those who do will be guaranteed a T-shirt and pay an $18 entry fee.  
Those who register after Sept. 20 will pay a $25 entry fee and not be guaranteed a T-shirt. 
There is no entry fee for those 12 and under who register online or in-person. They will participate for free but must register and have a parent sign a waiver. They will also be guaranteed a free T-shirt if they register online by Sept. 20. 
On Saturday, Oct. 9, check-in and registration for the four-mile Trail Challenge will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Stephenhouse Pavilion. Those 13 and older that register on Saturday can pay the entry fee in cash or by check. Those 12 and under participate for free.
A bus provided by Benedict's Bus Service will transport participants from the registration area to the Ives Run South Pavilion for the pre-race meeting at 9:45 a.m.  
The Trail Challenge will start at 10 a.m. The four-mile course includes portions of the Lynn Keller, Stephenhouse and Archery Range trails and has varying terrain. Awards will be presented at 11 a.m. to the top overall male and female finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in each of the seven age categories. 
The Holliday Alliance Church will provide free refreshments for all participants at the end of the run. 
For more information, call 570-835-5281. 

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of September 20 – September 24, 2021

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of September 20 – September 24, 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.

Cameron County 0240
Side Dozing:
     ● 555 (Low Grade Road) Monday – Friday

Potter County 0260

Bridge Repairs:
    ● State Route: 0049 (Gold area) Monday-Thursday 

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

Slide Repair:
   ● State Route:  3003 (First Fork Road) – Monday

Shoulder Repair:
     ● State Route: 4013 (Hollow Road) Tuesday - Friday
Spray Patching: 
● State Route: 1001 (Brookland Road) Monday – Friday
● State Route: 4005 (Fishing Creek Road) Monday - Friday

     ● State Route: 4019 (Horse Run Road) Monday – Friday

Side Dozing:
     ● State Route: 0006 (Coudersport – McKean County line) Monday – Friday

     ● State Route: 4027 (Ore Bed Run Road) Monday – Tuesday
     ● State Route: 4025 (Brizzie Hollow Road) Wednesday – Thursday
     ● State Route: 1009 (Pusher Siding Road) Friday

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Nestlerode Contracting Company:  Bridge Repair on US Route 6 bridge (Sweden Valley).  There will be one lane/alternating traffic through the work area controlled by temporary traffic signals.  

Nestlerode Contracting Company:  Bridge Repair on SR 3001 (East Fork Road) in Wharton Township.  Traffic control will consist of a one-lane temporary roadway controlled by temporary traffic signals. 

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

HRI, Incorporated:  Bridge Repair on SR 2001 (Wykoff Road). An alternating traffic pattern is controlled by temporary traffic signals until completion.

Mikya Stake has been selected as the Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week.

Mikya Stake has been selected as the Seneca Highlands CTC Student of the Week. Mikya is a second year student in the Homeland Security program at the CTC. Mikya sets a terrific example for her peers in and out of the classroom. 

In her first year at the CTC, Mikya earned 11 certificates for successfully completing Pennsylvania State Fire Academy courses. As a volunteer at the Port Allegany Fire Department, Mikya shows great interest in pursuing public safety as a career. Mikya is also currently studying to become an EMT.

Bradford Dispatched For Vehicle Into House Crash

At 11:16 AM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. dispatched to 57 Hobson Place for a vehicle crash into a house with no injuries.

PennDOT McKean/Elk County Maintenance work schedule for the week of September 20 – September 24, 2021

Cyclone/Ridgway, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation McKean/Elk County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of September 20 – September 24, 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
   ● State Route:  0120 (Front Street, Ridgway)
   ● State Route:  0255 (Bennetts Valley Hwy.)
Sign Upgrades:
   ● State Route:   Various Routes County Wide
Trench Restoration:
   ● State Route:  3003 (Shawmut Road)
Crack Seal:
     ● State Route:  0120 (St. Marys)

Sewer Flushing:
     ● State Route:  2010 (Trout Run Road, St. Marys)
     ● State Route:  2008 (South Michael Rd., St. Marys)

McKean County 0250

Pipe Trench Patching:
State Route:  3009 (Kushequa Ave, Mt Jewett)

Pipe Flushing/Tail Ditch Cleaning:
State Route: 0646 (Ridge/Summit Rd, Cyclone)
State Route: 4003 (Bingham Rd, Cyclone)
State Route: 0006 (Route 6 Smethport and Kane)
State Route: 0155 (Main St, Port Allegany)

Dura Patching:
State Route: 0046 (County line to Crosby)
Crack Sealing:
State Route: 0219 (Halsey to Lantz Corners)
State Route: 0219 (Tacks Inn to 4-lane)

Sign Upgrades:
State Route: Various Routes County Wide   

Bridge Work:
State Route: 0046 (Crosby)
State Route: 0006 (Mt. Jewett)

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Wolyniec Construction Inc.:  Benezette Township, State Route 555, over Dents Run.       Traffic is controlled by temporary traffic signals, alternating eastbound and westbound lanes across the temporary roadway.
Horizon Construction Group: State Route 949, Portland Mills area.  Temporary, one lane road in place. Alternating traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals. 
IA Construction is resetting guiderail in McKean County on State Route 6, west of Smethport. 
IA Construction is patching the roadway on State Route 219 in McKean County from Lantz Corners to Guffy Road. This work began August 30.

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