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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Rew Dispatched to a 2 vehicle Crash on South Kendalll

Police on scene reporting no entrapment and minor injuries.

Roulette Dispatched To Railroad Ave.


On October 2, at 7:49 pm Roulette ambulance was dispatched to Railroad Ave. for abdominal pain

10/1/21 Football: Coudersport 44 Bucktail 24


Photos available https://sunkenbranch.zenfolio.com/p281747235

Larry E. Bump, 70, of Shinglehouse, PA.

Larry E. Bump

Larry E. Bump, 70, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday, October 1, 2021.
     
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

CAVAGE AND SUDIGALA CONCERT IS FRIDAY, OCT. 8 IN WELLSBORO

Photo provided
Josh Sudigala (left) and Dave Cavage
 
Dave Cavage and Josh Sudigala will play and sing a combination of traditional bluegrass sounds with elements of jazz, swing and new grass at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. 

Sudigala of Tunkhannock plays guitar and Cavage of Carbondale plays banjo. Both sing and write songs.  

At this show, the audience will hear traditional bluegrass tunes such as “Blue Moon of Kentucky”, “Down the Road”, and “Big Spike Hammer”; some standard instrumentals, like “Salt Creek”, “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”, and “Groundspeed”; and tunes they have written.

Cavage was a founding member of the acclaimed bluegrass band Hickory Project. Sudigala later joined the band. In 2016, they began performing classic tunes, along with original material and blazing instrumentals as a duo. 

Sudigala, known for his fiery solos and rock solid rhythm, has roots in traditional bluegrass and a vision for the new bluegrass movement. Cavage is a master of the five-string banjo and known for his lead and harmony singing. In addition to bluegrass music, he also plays jazz and swing tunes on tenor guitar. 

The concert is BYOB with audience members encouraged to bring their favorite snacks and beverages and sit at a table with family and friends. Admission is $20. For tickets and to reserve a table, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show. For more information, email office@deanecenter.com or visit deanecenter.com.

Westfield, Harrison Dispatched For Motorhome Fire

At 4:32 PM on Saturday, Westfield & Harrison Fire Depts. & Ulysses Ambulance dispatched to 644 Marsh Creek road for a motorhome fire.

Otto, Rew Dispatched For ATV Rollover Crash With Injury


At 3:27 PM on Saturday, Otto & Rew Fire Dept. & EMS have been dispatched to Majestic Trails for an ATV rollover accident. A 35 year old male was pinned under the machine until removed by another ATV operator.

Unemployment Fraud Investigation In Fox TWP.


 

No Injuries In One Vehicle Rollover Crash On Rt. 66 In Highland TWP.


 

Kersey Man Charged With Harassment In Fox TWP.


 

No Injuries And Disabling Damage In Two Vehicle Crash On Ridgway Johnsonburg RTd. In Ridgway TWP.


 

DUI Charges Pending In Jones TWP


 

Mansfield PSP Are Seeking Information For A Stolen Electric Bike In Richmond TWP.


 

Clarksville TN Man Charges With False Report To A Law Enforcement Offiicer

 


Trespass Investigation In Charleston TWP


 

Prohibited Weapons Arrest In Coudersport Boro


 

Drug Possession Charges Pending In Coudersport


 

Coudersport PSP Are Investigating Trespass In Genesee TWP.


 

Millerton, Big Elm Dispatched For Crash on Coryland Road


At 12:31 PM on Saturday, Millerton & Big Elm Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a MVA on Coryland Road near Rt. 549.

Bolivar, Richburg, Allentown Dispatched For House Explosion on County Road 18




At 12:24 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg have been dispatched to a house explosion with possible fire at 6310 County Road 18.  Allentown also requested to scene. Caller reports debris everywhere at the scene with a partially collapsed house.

Now reported fully involved fire. Shinglehouse pumper  to standby at Bolivar station and tanker to scene.

DC-6 requesting all available fire investigators to the scene 
1:53 PM--Wellsville ambulance dispatched to scene.

 

Germania Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident on Pine Hill Road


At 12:17 PM on Saturday, Germania Fire Dept. & Galeton Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 1314 Pine Hill Road for a report of a motorcycle accident.

There have been 1,000 COVID cases in the region for September.

Les Jordan Jr.

There have been 1,000 COVID cases in the region for September. Of those cases, McKean County accounts for 499 of the cases. Forty nine of those case were from last week and were school aged children, 124 total since last August. 

We are in a crisis in our region, a region that hollers loudly about "my rights" to do as "I want." 

These people are a menace to society and, not only school age children, but all children everywhere. We cannot allow these self-centered bullies to call the shots. Science and safety and concern for our children and adults must call the shots. 

In McKean County there are only 14, 704 fully vaccinated out of a total population of 40,625. That is only 36.19% of the population, a number that has remained relatively the same throughout the pandemic since vaccines became available. 

As I reported earlier, Smethport High School has seen 17 active COVID cases in a week. This is too dangerous a number to be shouting "no masks," and, "my rights."

City Of Olean Police Arrest Man on Drug Charges; Other Arrests Pending

 City of Olean, NY Police Department

The Olean Police Departments Street Crimes Unit along with the Patrol unit conducted a Search warrant yesterday at approximately 6:00 p.m. at 554 Martha Ave. apartment B-2. 

Police received multiple complaints from nearby residents of constant short term visits to this apartment and the occupants of the apartment meeting people outside to sell drugs where children were nearby playing. 

Investigators gathered information and evidence that was sufficient to obtain a Search warrant signed by Cattaraugus County Judge Moses Howden. 

As a result of the Search of the apartment, Investigators seized Heroin, Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Crack Cocaine and powder Cocaine, Cash and drug packaging and scales  were also taken as evidence. 

51 year old Dwayne  Motley of 554 Martha Ave B-2 was taken into custody without incident and held for arraignment. Two other people inside the apartment will be charged at a later date also for possessing drugs. 

We appreciate the concerned residents bringing this activity to our attention and getting us information needed to help us in arresting the drug dealers in our city. 

Please let the Street Crimes unit know if you suspect drug activity by calling 716-376-5677.

Roulette Ambulance to Ought Street


At 11:36 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Ought Street for difficulty breathing.

Dean L. Flynn, age 86, of Westfield, PA

Dean L. Flynn

Dean L. Flynn, age 86, of Westfield, PA passed away at his home on Friday, October 1, 2021. 

Born December 10, 1934 in Potter County, he was the son of the late Harry A. and Doris (Carlin) Flynn. Dean met the love of his life, Wilma L. Bellows at the Farmington Grange. They married on November 26, 1952 and shared 66 years together until her passing September 15, 2018. 

They hosted foreign exchange students at their home several times, attended the Butler Hill Baptist Church and were lifelong grange members. 

Dean served in the US Air Force, was a self-employed truck

US Air Force Veteran

driver, lifelong farmer and enjoyed gardening. He was proud of all his children and their accomplishments. 

He is survived by his children, Melony J. (Phillip) Ackley of Westfield, Warren Dean (Vicky) Flynn of Osceola, Kelvin D. (Robin) Flynn of Westfield and Kevin C. (Stephanie) Flynn of Corsicana, TX; 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Flynn of Lawrenceville and Marvin (Cora) Flynn of Elkland; two sisters, Sharon Russell of Nelson and Vicky (Wayne) Lehman of Westfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma and two brothers, Mark and Hugh Flynn. 

Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. Elkland on Tuesday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Rev. William O’Neil officiating. Burial will be in Butler Hill Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.

Sandra G. Johnson, age 79, of Knoxville, PA

Sandra G. Johnson

Sandra G. Johnson, age 79, of Knoxville, PA passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at UMPC Wellsboro. 

Born February 24, 1942 in Knoxville, PA, she was the daughter of Oliver and Adeline (Giantomasi) Beebe. She married James R. Johnson and they shared 61 loving years together until his passing last week on Sept. 22, 2021.

Sandra was a home maker and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and baking. She loved her family and spending time with them and her granddaughters. 

Sandra is survived by her sons, Mike and Sandra of Little Marsh, Mark of Little Marsh and Jamie and Kelly of Pine City; two granddaughters, Tammy and Charlei Johnson; one great granddaughter, Caitlin Kent; her sister, Connie and Stuart Potter and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded by her parents, her husband James; a brother, Eugene Beebe and a sister, Annette Tracy. 

Private family services will be held at their convenience. 

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com

Thursday Volleyball--Coudersport 3-0 over Otto-Eldred


Thursday Volleyball

9/30/21 Coudersport 3-0 over Otto-Eldred in Volleyball 

Photos available.
https://sunkenbranch.zenfolio.com/p801154710

Dorothy L. Eckenroad, 86, of 1978 Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA

Dorothy L. Eckenroad  

Dorothy L. Eckenroad, 86, of 1978 Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA passed away at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Friday morning (October 1, 2021). 

She was born June 22, 1935 in Hallandale, Florida a daughter of the late Gilbert and Betty Embody Brown. She married James Eckenroad, who survives.

Dorothy was a self employed hairdresser for many years.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, William (Diane) Bailey, Emporium.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Betty Embody Brown; first husband, Harold Bailey.

At Dorothy’s request there will be no service or visitation

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor


At 10:11 AM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance called to Sweden Valley Manor for a person fallen.

Annual Brookland Club Egg Shoot Saturday, October 9th

 


Gun Show October 2nd & 3rd At The Firehall In Roulette PA.


 

Eunice F. Valley, 107, Olean, NY

Eunice F. Valley

ALLEGANY --- Eunice F. Valley, 107, passed away Wednesday (September 29, 2021) at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Olean.

Born May 17, 1914 in Allegany, she was the daughter of Albert Lee and Della M. Wheeler Hall. On June 23, 1950 in Eldred, PA she married Harry J. Valley who predeceased her March 9, 1968.

Eunice was a 1932 graduate of Allegany Central School and first began work for the former Acme Electric Co. She later was a bookkeeper for the former McCoy's Hardware Co. in Allegany prior to her retirement.

She was a longtime, devoted member of the former Allegany Presbyterian Church in Allegany. She enjoyed several years of assisting in the work of the St. Elizabeth Mission Society in Allegany.

She leaves behind two daughters Susan (William) Putt of Allegany and Paula (Oleg Bychkov) Valley of Olean; two grandchildren Andy (Christy) Wolf and Sara (Eric) Talbot and three great grandchildren Timothy Wolf, Amelia Wolf and Mallorie Talbot.

In addition to her husband Harry, she was predeceased by three brothers George Hall, Lewis Hall and Linwood Hall.

The family welcomes friends to attend a graveside ceremony to be held Wednesday (October 6, 2021) at 2pm in Allegany Cemetery. Rev. Marilyn Hale, pastor of Portville Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Allegany Public Library, 90 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706 or to the Cuba Circulating Library, 39 E Main St, Cuba, NY 14727.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at oleafuneralhome.com.

2 Vehicle Crash on West Corydon Street

Auction Sunday, October 3rd, At The Eldred Fire Department


 

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 quarterwest@gmail.com


 

All Traffic Closed At The Southwoods Bridge


 

Coudersport Shop 'N Save Is Hiring A Deli Manager


 

Tri-Co Connections Seeking a Fiber Installation & Repair Technician


Wending Creek Farms Seeking Seasonal Help For Christmas Tree Harvest


 

McKean County Human Resources Is Seeking An American Rescue Plan Coordinator

Position: American Rescue Plan Coordinator
Status:Temporary Part Time (20 – 29 hrs. per week)
Through December 31, 2023 with potential for extension pending availability of grant funds and status of projects
Reports To: County Commissioners
Location:17137 Route 6, Smethport 

McKean County is seeking an American Rescue Plan Coordinator to assist with managing programs identified by the county commissioners for funding through the America Rescue Plan Funds.  The candidate will work an interim time period with weekly hours to fluctuate with release of funds to community partners. Ideal candidate will have general knowledge of McKean County with knowledge of economic impact funding and grant processes.

Responsibilities:
•Responsible for compliance for use of funds by McKean County for American Rescue Plan Funds
•Assist Community Partners to identify avenues for resources and/or matching funds
•Monitor and assess project impact and identify funding gaps for sustainability
•Assist with program design in collaboration with the McKean County Commissioners and staff 
to identify global focus and goals of initiative and tailor process to align with those goals
•Monitor grant applications and execution from award through compliance to final reporting
•Manage marketing and promotion of program in all media outlets including print, online, radio 
and presentations as public meetings
Tasks:
•Assist with needs assessment to identify optimal impact of American Rescue Plan Funds
•Process applications, ensure proper documentation and eligibility and provide general 
application assistance to applicants for internal and external reports
•Participate in review and ranking criteria to evaluate applicants
•Maintain detailed records of application status, eligibility criteria and award notifications
•Maintain spreadsheet and financial records of allocated funding, invoices, receipts and
final reporting 
•Communicate with grant applicants from public, private, government and non-profit entities
•General Office Assistance and Other Duties as required
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in Business, Planning, Accounting or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred
2-3 years of professional experience in economic development, planning or related field
Required Skills/Abilities:
•Strong Organizational Skills and attention to detail
•Excellent Time Management Skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
•Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
•Basic understanding of Finance and Accounting
•Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office
•Familiar with Online meeting platforms and technology

Interested applicants are invited to apply by completing a McKean County job application and resume.  Please forward it to: Michele Jubon, Human Resources Director, McKean County Courthouse, 500 West Main Street, Smethport, PA 16749 or emailing it to: mmjubon@mckeancountypa.org by October 15, 2021. We are an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

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


 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Mansfield fire Dept. was dispatched to 150 N. Main St.

 
On October 1, at 8:05 pm Mansfield fire Dept. was dispatched to 150 N. Main St. in Mansfield for an automatic fire alarm

2 Vehicle Crash on Main Street in Almond

 


At 7:20 PM on Friday, Almond has been called to a 2 vehicle crash on Main Street.

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center’s Esports Team Celebrates First Victory


Congratulations to our SHCTC "Screaming Eagles B" Esports Team on their first Rocket League competition win!

Ben Torrey (12, NPSD) , Ryan Moore (10, CCSD), and AJ Herring (11, NPSD) swept the Mount Saint Joseph Academy "Rocket League #2" team, 3-0, in pre-season play!

The Screaming Eagles, currently composed of three, three-student squads (and substitutes), will compete in a Fall and Spring Season on the Rocket League/Epic Games platform. Due to the fact that the PIAA has not yet sanctioned esports, the team will be utilizing the service at playvs.com as the organizing body.  

Students are able to play/practice (a 3.5+ hour weekly commitment)  from home or in the evenings at the CTC. They are also permitted to utilize their current gaming consoles (XBox/Playstation), personal computers, and peripherals, or those at the CTC. 

There are no additional costs associated with Rocket League play as organized through playvs.com.  For more information, please contact “Coach” Brent Bryant at bbryant@iu9ctc.org or (814) 642-2573.

In their coach’s manual PlayVS provides the following explanations of Esports and their benefits:
“What are esports? 
Esports, short for electronic sports, is a collective term that describes organized competitive video gaming, where individuals use video game consoles, PC’s, or mobile phones to play popular video game titles against other esports teams. 

Why are esports beneficial to your students? 
Esports provides many benefits to students, and unlocks opportunities that never existed before, including:

Gateway to other fields
The gaming industry intersects with other large, thriving industries like entertainment and technology. Familiarity with the gaming ecosystem and esports landscape builds a student’s knowledge-base for what’s possible and where a career can take them.

Scholastic benefits
Engaged students perform better in school. Esports uniquely appeals to and engages a wider audience, including co-ed teams. For many of our players, esports is the first time they’ve participated in a coached, athletic activity

College scholarships
Collegiate esports is exploding, which translates into tens of millions of dollars in scholarships every year. Every season, more and more high performing players on our platform get snapped up by top collegiate esports programs.

Team values
Esports players learn values like teamwork, discipline, and hard work (practicing isn’t always easy). They also learn to take direction from coaches, humility, and how to win and lose with grace.

Health and well-being
Esports players have a sense of belonging and purpose on a team, just like athletes of other sports. Gamers also consider being in a clan or esports team a second family. They forge friendships that go beyond gaming. Many of these students don’t excel in traditional sports and gaming opens up a world to others who are just like them.

Potential careers
Esports provides students the perfect entryway to the booming video game industry. Gaming companies, like our partner Riot Games, offer exciting career opportunities across the entire business and creative spectrum.”

Coudersport Ambulance to American Legion


At 6:48 PM on Friday. Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the American Legion to assist Coudersport police with an unknown medical.

Op-Ed: Don’t Be Fooled by Democrats’ Election Investigation Scare Tactics

Senator Cris Dush  

By Senator Cris Dush (R-Jefferson) 

Since lawmakers voted to subpoena information from the state’s voter registration system two weeks ago, many Pennsylvania Democrat Leaders have made wild accusations about what will happen to this data when it is eventually turned over by the Department of State.  

The Attorney General claims the subpoena will compromise the privacy rights of Pennsylvanians. Senate Democrats said private voting information would be released and personal information would be exposed. 

The reality? None of this could be further from the truth.  

The politicians who are telling these tall tales know there is a better chance of a Pennsylvanian being struck by a meteor than having their personal information compromised by our election investigation. Unfortunately, many members of the media have bought into their false narrative and created doubts in the minds of good, honest citizens. 

The reason why the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee subpoenaed this information is to cross match and verify whether or not our voter registration system has duplicate voters, dead voters, and/or illegal voters . Former Auditor General Eugene DePasquale – a Democrat – asked for the same information for the same purpose in 2019, when he documented major concerns with the SURE system and the existence of hundreds of thousands of problem records in the system.  

Do you remember the outcry from Attorney General Shapiro, PA Senate Democrats, or the media about privacy concerns related to this request in 2019? Me neither.  But, what you may not know is that this same crowd prevented him from getting the records after realizing what he was going to find out. Will Governor Wolf and his administration ever let anyone outside his control check on registration integrity? 

The truth is, the legislature has an impeccable record of protecting the personal information of Pennsylvanians.  

Every time a constituent has an issue with PennDOT, they share their Driver License number with us. Every time a constituent has an issue with the Unemployment Compensation system, they share their Social Security information with us. 

How many times has this information been compromised by Senate Republicans?
Zero.  

The idea that this information will be jeopardized is simply not realistic. Our history and our track record bears out those imaginary concerns and improbable hypotheticals.  

I have conducted investigations for a significant part of my adult life, both in the military and the private sector. I have yet to allow a single piece of sensitive information to fall into the wrong hands. I will not allow that streak end now. 

Senate Republicans have pledged to take every step necessary to protect this information. This includes insisting on contract language with potential vendors to ensure information security; forcing any vendor personnel who accesses this information to sign non-disclosure agreements under penalty of law; and making information security a key consideration as we decide which vendor to select. 

The committee will do everything in its power to ensure the vendor that handles this information will keep private information just that – private. 

Mark Twain once said it is easier to fool someone than to convince them they have been fooled. That is exactly what Attorney General Shapiro and Senate Democrats are banking on. 

My message to Pennsylvanians is this: don’t allow yourself to be fooled. Don’t buy into the disingenuous propaganda of politicians who are actively trying to shield our election system from transparency. Trust me to do exactly what I have been pledging since I took over this effort more than a month ago – to conduct an honest, responsible, secure investigation of our elections, with fidelity.

RECALLS

 

Bayer Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lotrimin® and Tinactin® Spray Products Due to the Presence of Benzene

WHIPPANY, N.J., October 1, 2021 -- Bayer is voluntarily recalling all unexpired Lotrimin® AF and Tinactin® spray products with lot numbers beginning with TN, CV or NAA, distributed between September 2018 to September 2021, to the consumer level due to the presence of benzene in some samples of the products. Benzene is not an ingredient in any of Bayer Consumer Health products. It is important to note that Bayer’s decision to voluntarily recall these products is a precautionary measure and that the levels detected are not expected to cause adverse health consequences in consumers.

Wellsville Police Blotter

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department 

Friday, October 1, 2021
Wellsville Police arrested Monica M. Lynch, age 58 of Wellsville, charging her with DWI, DWI w/BAC of .08% or more, Uninspected Motor Vehicle and Moved from lane unsafely.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on South Brooklyn Avenue in the Village.  Lynch was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released to a third party.  Lynch is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on November 16th at 4:30 pm.

Gerald N. Gustafson, 95, formerly of 344 Looker Mountain Trail, Bradford, PA

Gerald N. Gustafson

Gerald N. Gustafson, 95, formerly of 344 Looker Mountain Trail, Bradford, PA passed away, Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, in Smethport.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

EMS Dispatched For Male Fallen From A Tree Stand Near Wellsville


At 2:13 PM on Friday, Wellsville Emergency Services and MTS have been dispatched to assist a 22 year old male who has fallen 20 feet from a tree stand in the woods a quarter mile east of 3281 South Hill Road. Air medical has been requested.

James Herzog's Wooly Willy Sold Worldwide; RIP Mr. Herzog

 

Read about James Herzog and the Wooly Willy

James Reese “Jim” Herzog, 93, of Smethport, PA.


James Reese “Jim” Herzog

James Reese “Jim” Herzog, 93, of Smethport, passed away Wednesday (September 29, 2021) at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.
 
He was born December 29, 1927 at his home at 1199 West Main St., Smethport, a son of Ralph Waldo and Emogene McGowan Herzog.  On June 14, 1952, in New Haven, CT, he married Sylvia Blakeslee, who survives.
 
Jim graduated from Smethport High School in 1945 as class president.  He attended Williamsport Tech during the summers of 1943 and 1944 to obtain his radio operators license with neighbor Bob Alderfer, whose father was the head of the school.  Jim graduated from Penn State College in 1949 with a BS in mechanical engineering.  He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Thespians Club, a member of Sigma Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Phi honorary societies.  Jim was also a Penn State Nittany Lions football season ticket holder since the early 1960's. 

 
Jim worked for General Electric in Erie, PA, Syracuse, NY and Bridgeport, CT after graduating from college.  He was then drafted into the US Army where he was stationed at White Sands Proving Grounds, Las Cruces, NM in the “Broomsticks” on the V-2 rockets.  He was discharged honorably in 1952.  He joined his father Ralph and brother Donald at the R.W. Herzog Company in Smethport, manufacturing mica insulators for vacuum tubes. Soon they transitioned into the family business of over 35 years, Smethport Specialty Company. It became a leading private manufacturer of magnetic toys and games sold throughout the USA and 5 continents.  This is where Jim originated “Wooly Willy”.
 
He was the longest living member of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, where he was a Sunday School Teacher and a Trustee.  He was a long time member of the Lions Club, Smethport Fire Dept.,  the Smethport Country Club and the Smethport Borough Council for two terms.  For 40 years he played men's Wednesday night basketball.  He was also a member of the North Central Forest Landowners Association.
 
For many years, he sailed his Snipe #10037 as a member of The Cuba Lake Yacht Club, where he was their Commodore.
 
In addition to his wife, Sylvia Herzog, Jim is survived by:
 
two sons: Scott Herzog and Kent Herzog, both of Smethport
 
grandchildren: Ryan, Heather, Tara and Stacey
 
along with several nieces and nephews.
 
U.S. Army Veteran

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters:  Phyllis Herzog Holzer and Janet Herzog Beach; one brother:  Donald M. Herzog.
 
There will be no visitation.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the United Methodist Church of Smethport, 607 King St., Smethport, PA  16749, the Hamlin Memorial Library, 123 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA  16749, or a charity of the donor’s choice.  

Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Martha M. Tucker, 92, of 824 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA

Martha M. Tucker

Martha M. Tucker, 92, of 824 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at her residence, after a brief battle with cancer. 

She was born August 24, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alois and Mary Gleixner Rupprecht.  Martha was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1948.  She worked as a laboratory secretary for many years at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital. 

On June 16, 1956, in the St. Mary’s Church, Martha married James F. Tucker, who preceded her in death on January 3, 1981. 

She is survived by her daughters: Zita Greenawalt and her husband Robert “Joe” of St. Marys, Rose Sample and her husband Mark of Freeport, PA, and Ann Hoffman and her husband Robert of St. Marys; her son, David Tucker of St. Marys; nine grandchildren: Amanda, J. J., Katie, Lauren, Angela, Kayla, Alyssa, Ashley, and Zoe; eight great-grandchildren: Lily M., Cooper, Natalie, Nora, Dominic, Evalee, Monce, and Lily S.; and by two brothers: Jerome “Whitey” Rupprecht and his wife Jane and James Rupprecht and his wife Shirley, both of St. Marys. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by two sisters: Monica “Sis” Dornan and Grace Rupprecht; and by three brothers: Robert, Herman, and Thomas Rupprecht. 

Martha was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, as well as the Rosary Altar Society and St. Anne’s Society.  She loved playing cards, solving crossword and Sudoku puzzles, playing Bingo and Candy Crush, feeding birds, and using her tablet to connect with family and friends on Facebook.  She enjoyed lottery tickets, rip tournaments, and playing the slot machines at the casino.  But above all, Martha loved spending time with her family. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses, Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857. 

Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.