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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Vehicle Crash on Droney Road in Lafayette Twp.

Possible entrapment. Droney Road at the sharp corner. Lafayette Fire Dept. dispatched along with Priority Care ambulance. Driver is out of vehicle that hit a tree and ditch. Female passenger now out of the vehicle.

Coudersport Dispatched for House Fire

Across from 567 Buffalo Street. Unknown fire in the woods.
SECOND ALARM
Galeton, Austin, Roulette and Port Allegany for house fire at 30 Jenkins Hill West Road.
8:58 pm FIRE UNDER CONTROL. Extensive mop up expected.

Austin Dispatched for Crash on Rt. 155

694 Rt. 155. Report vehicle hit a bear and went into the ditch.

Westfield and Sabinsville on Scene of Cardiac Emergency

Patient has been extricated from woods. CPR is in progress.

Kane VFD to Station to Search for Lost Hunter

In Wetmore Twp. Ludlow requested for manpower. Assemble on Rt. 321 at blue gate area.
9:37 pm Lost hunter has been located and is being led out of the woods, refusing any EMS treatment or transport.

Michelle L. COPENHAVER, 53, of Olean, NY

Michelle L. COPENHAVER

Michelle L. COPENHAVER, 53, of Olean, NY, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Olean General Hospital after developing complications from COVID.  

Born October 22, 1968, in Pottstown, she was the daughter of Roland M. and Dorothy M. Reifsnyder Griesemer.  
 
A graduate of Northern Potter High School, she was employed by Perkins and Ponderosa as a server.  Five years ago, she became a licensed pharmacy technician with Walmart in Olean. 
 
She was always dancing and singing along with 80’s rock music whenever it came on the radio and all of her customers enjoyed seeing her smiling face.  Michelle enjoyed riding her Harley, crafting, landscaping, and spending time with family and friends. She developed a love for traveling and was eager to take road trips to see new places, especially if there was a thrift store or covered bridge in the area.  

Surviving are:  longtime companion, Tracy Pilon of Olean;  five children, Tracy Pilon Jr. of Olean, Bonnie (Jeff) Ganoung of Allegany, Bradley (Amanda) Copenhaver of Little Genesee, Nashara Copenhaver of Belmont, and Kurt Pilon of Moncks Corner, SC;  nine grandchildren;  a sister, Kim Foster of Olean;  a niece and a nephew.  

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Joy Strunk.  

A memorial gathering will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  

Memorials may be made to Goodwill Industries International at www.goodwill.org.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

Rodney D. “Rod” Nolan, 59, of Shinglehouse, PA

Rodney D. Nolan              

Rodney D. “Rod” Nolan, 59, of Shinglehouse, PA passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 26, 2021, after a long illness.    

Family and friends may call from 10am to 12 noon on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 12 noon in the church.         

Rod’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.    

A complete obituary will follow.

Barry L. Wheeler, Sr., 73, of Alma, NY formerly of Bolivar, N.Y. and Shinglehouse, Pa.

Barry L. Wheeler, Sr.           

Barry L. Wheeler, Sr., 73, of Alma, NY formerly of Bolivar, N.Y. and Shinglehouse, Pa., passed comfortable away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, under the care of the Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, following a lengthy illness.    

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Blossburg Dispatched For Car/Deer Crash on Rt. 15 with Injuries


At 4:03 PM on Saturday, Blossburg has been dispatched to an SUV that struck a deer on Rt. 15 Northbound. There are 3 occupants.

Theodore L. BUTTON, 74, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Galeton and Genesee, PA.

Theodore L. BUTTON

Theodore L. BUTTON, 74, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Galeton and Genesee, died Friday, November 26, 2021 in his home.  

Born October 26, 1947, in Coudersport, he was the son of Leonard and Margaret Burrous Button.  

Theodore was employed by various sawmills.  He is survived by his companion of over 19 years, Louise A. Taylor.  

Services will be private.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Mary Jane Dagustine, 82, of 551 West Allegany Road, Emporium, PA.

Mary Jane Dagustine

Mary Jane Dagustine, 82, of 551 West Allegany Road, Emporium, passed to her eternal reward on Friday, November 26, 2021, at UPMC Harrisburg, after a short illness.

She was born May 28, 1939, in Kane, daughter of the late Frank and Hilma Carlson Sacherich.  She attended Kane Area Schools and received her GED in 2002.  She had been a resident of Emporium for the past 61 years.

On November 9, 1961, in Emporium, Mary Jane married the love of her life, Dominic Dagustine, who survives.  Together they raised five children: Gwen (Edward “Bud”) Auman of Ridgway; Rick Rosenhoover of Lago Vista, TX; Steve Rosenhoover of Mohnton, PA; Dominic Dagustine, Jr. of Emporium, and Angela (Carmine Cicalese) Dagustine of Carlisle.  Also surviving are four grandchildren: Daniele Auman Carnessali of Johnsonburg; Ciara Cicalese of Richmond, VA; Carmine Cicalese of Washington, D.C.; and Lucia Cicalese of Carlisle; and by two great-grandchildren, Geno and Emma Carnessali, both of Johnsonburg.

In addition to her parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by her siblings: Anna Westerberg, Frank Sacherich, Esther Rockwell, and Carl Sacherich.  She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.

Mary Jane was Catholic by faith, attending Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in St. Marys.  She enjoyed attending horse races throughout the country, going to the casino, and especially spending time with her family.  She served as the Girl Scout Neighborhood Chairman in Cameron County for many years.  For 12 years, Mary Jane owned and operated Dom’s Place in Emporium.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Leo’s Cemetery in Ridgway.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday morning, from 10:30 until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908; the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to a favorite charity.

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

William L. Vargesko, Jr., 61, of 77 Whitney Creek Road, Coudersport, PA.

William L. Vargesko

William L. Vargesko, Jr., 61, of 77 Whitney Creek Road, Coudersport, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at UPMC Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness.

He was born April 11, 1960, in Pittsburgh, son of the late William L. Vargesko, Sr. and Eileen Corns Vargesko, who survives of Penn Hills.  William grew up in Penn Hills and was a graduate of Penn Hills High School.  He resided for many years in the Benezette area and for the past six years he had been a resident of Coudersport.  

William was a former employee of Fairview Sintered Metals (GKN) and more recently had been an employee of Morgan AM&T in Coudersport.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and was an excellent cook.

On February 5, 1988, in St. Marys, William married Melissa “Mitzi” Enterline, who preceded him in death on August 24, 2010.

In addition to his mother, Eileen Vargesko, William is survived by his two daughters: Tina Pistner and her husband Michael and Amy Lion and her husband Rob, both of St. Marys; four grandchildren: Olivia Pistner, Isabella Pistner, Wes Lion, and Noah Lion; his sister, Traci Melton and her husband Chris of New Mexico; his brother, Jeffrey Vargesko of Export, PA; and by his niece, Megan Cullers; and two nephews: Tyler Cullers and Brian Vargesko.

Besides his wife and father, he is preceded in death by a sister, Linda Vargesko, in infancy; and by his brother, James Vargesko.

There will be no visitation.

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 www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Samuel “Sam” Lore, 73, of Warren, PA

Samuel W. “Sam” Lore

Samuel “Sam” Lore, 73, of Warren, PA died Friday morning, November 26, 2021, at Warren General Hospital.

He was born July 14, 1948, in Corry, PA to Thomas and Doris Crane Lore. Sam was employed with Bell Atlantic as a lineman technician. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era.

Sam was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Kalbfus Rod and Gun, the US Power Squadron, Sheffield VFW Post #8755 and was former commander of the American Legion Post 658, Youngsville. He was also a member of the Communication Workers’ Association (CWA).

Sam enjoyed gardening, hunting, and boating.  He especially enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their extracurricular activities. 
 
Sam is survived by his wife, Linda Lowe Lore, of Warren, whom he married on October 28, 1972, at the Free Methodist Church Warren, PA. His daughter, Jaclyn (Eric) Johnson, Warren, PA, and his son, Sean (Kimberly) Lore, Bunker Hill, WV. Four grandchildren, Tyler Johnson, Jadzia Johnson, Kyle Lore, and Elyzabeth Lore. Sam is also survived by his siblings, Dennis (Ida) Lore of Youngsville, PA, Howard Lore of Kitty Hawk, NC, Ruth Henton of Centerville, PA, and Mary (Paul) Glover of Bradford, PA.
U.S. Army Veteran

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Candice Denise Lore in infancy. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by a service at 1:00 pm conducted by Pastor Rick Hamrick of the Youngsville Free Methodist Church. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, PA.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so to the US Power Squadron, 2 Burch St., Warren, PA 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Kenneth S. Bauer, 87, of 345 Grant Street, St. Marys, PA.

Kenneth S. Bauer

Kenneth S. Bauer, 87, of 345 Grant Street, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Record Breaking Donation For The Gift Of Memory Program


Kevin and Patty Dusenbury, of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, were flabbergasted with the extreme generosity of many donors to their Gift of Memory program, delivering an amazing amount of toys and gifts to the Christmas House in Coudersport, on Saturday, November 20, 2021, marking the 21st year of the program.
      
Delivering the toys were Kevin and Patty and the Klesa family, who have graciously embraced the Gift of Memory program to honor their son and brother, Jon, having themselves brought over 500 gifts and toys donated by their family and friends again this year. Also delivering toys and gifts was the John Turek family, who have been dedicated yearly donors since the inception of the program.  New to our program this year, Curtis and Chris Campbell, were also in attendance delivering a huge amount of handmade hats and scarfs.
     
Dusenbury said, “We have donors from the first year that continue to donate and new donors every year.  We had several donors who contributed very generous amounts of monies which allowed us to shop for specific needs to purchase items for the older children”.  
     
Dusenbury, who is the owner and funeral director of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse and the Potter County Coroner stated, “we are once again amazed by the generosity of so many people.  We again received a call from the Christmas House volunteers stating that they had an urgent need for gifts this year.  As we did last year, we started collecting gifts early at their request. Every year seems to surpass the year before. We truly THANK each person who donated, assuring that many less fortunate individuals and families will have a brighter and happier Christmas. We wish everyone a beautiful, blessed and very Merry Christmas.”
     
Pictured with a small sampling of this years record breaking number of gifts are, in no particular order, the Klesa family, the Turek family, Curtis and Chris Campbell, Christmas House Volunteers and the Dusenburys.

The following people donated toys and gifts in memory of their loved ones:


In Memory of Richard E. Durst from Judith E. Durst, Jay & Jenny Bright & Family, Joseph & Robin Moyer & Family, and William & Hannah Durst & Family

In memory of Bud Slocum from Carolyn Slocum

In memory of Douglas Perry, Juanita Perry, Kenneth Perry, Myra Bledsoe and Harold Bledsoe from Paul and Pat Perry

In memory of George Brabham and Pearl Brabham from John and Amy Turek

In memory of Daniel and Margaret Karr from Steve and Sue Brabham

In memory of Thomas “Tim” and Gertrude “Fritz” Traska and Barbara Adams from Tami and Larry Adams

In memory of Larry Bump from Deb Hadden

In memory of Charles “Chuck” Harris from Tina Harris

In memory of Russ Baker from Penny Baker & Family

In memory of Larry Bump from Pat and Tony Clark

In memory of Janet Hoock and Brad Mason from Wayne & Brenda Varga

In memory of Leonard & Paula Williams from Julie Williams

In memory of Heather Siebert Baker from Sandy Walmer

In memory of Thomas Smutnik from Carol Clower

In memory of our loved ones we lost from Pam & Keith Learn

In memory of Milford & Beatrice Clark from John, Kim, Emilee, and Jacob Dailey

In memory of Dean and Gladys Howard from Diane and Brian Gilroy

In loving memory of Shirley A. Hyde from Allen E. Hyde

In loving memory of Virginia Sturdevant from Allen E. Hyde

In memory of family and friends from Ron & Sue Brown

In memory of Albin and Betty Danielson, Brenda Okerland, and Martin and Frances Tarbell from Mike and Debbie Tarbell

In memory of Miriam Powell and Evelyn Weekes from Cathy Miksit

In memory of Curtis William “Sonny” Perkins from Janette and Barry Church

In memory of Milford & Beatrice Clark from Terry & Linda Sturdevant

In memory of Milford & Beatrice Clark and Cheryl Phelps from Rod, Krista, Gabby, & Rodney Doran

In memory of “Bob across the road” from your little friend Letty

In memory of Bob & Betty Barger, Bernice & Manford Dusenbury, and James & Gloria Taylor from Kathryn, Rob, Brody and Gwynne Barger

In memory of loved ones from Kevin Jr. and Nicole Dusenbury

In memory of Ron Worden from Clinton & Tracy Burrows

In memory of family & friends from Doug & Bonita Estes, Megan & Aric Stewart, and Ashley Minderler & Matt Balthrop

In memory of Sandra Goodeough from the Goodenough Family

In memory of Freda Reed from the Reed family

In memory of Robert Pratt from Nancy Rathbun, Susan Terrette, and Doug Pratt

In memory of Melanie Rathbun from her grandchildren

In memory of James and Ella May Campbell from Christine, Curtis, and Dennis Campbell

In memory of those served by the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home from Kevin and Patty Dusenbury

In memory of Bernice and Manford Dusenbury and Jim and Gloria Taylor from Kevin and Patty Dusenbury.

In memory of Mike Gerhart from Peggy Gerhart and Patty & Kyle Williams

In memory of Shirley Goode, Barb Shelp, Billy Goode, William Turner, Jayson Turner & Betty George from Shawn & Christina Shelp

In memory of passed loved ones from Roger & Dee Prince

In memory of Yvonne Milliken from Jerry & Yvette Ebeling

In memory of James & Jean Woodard and Paul & Lola Fosmer from Kori Johnston & Garrett Fosmer

In memory of Dan Harris from Brittney & Conor Harris

In memory of Scotty Schultz, Herbie Blanchard, & Don “ZZ” Wilson from Mark & Trish Fowler

In memory of Tony & Emma Petrosewitz and Joyce Wichert from Kent & Lisa Wichert & family

In memory of Jon Goerner:
Sami & Erick Duzick
Priscilla Watson
George Kertis
Bob Long
Dawn Newton 
Leona Hilfiger
Kim & Bob Alexander
Rick Harder
Wayne Harder
A good friend
Penny & Jack Gavitt
Carole & Nick Troupe
Brandy, Garrett & Clara Lunger
Bill & Beckie Gould
The Burdick family (Ron, Vickie, Dalton, Alyssa & kids)
Carla Murihead
The Fishing Creek United Methodist Church 
Doris & Jeff Major
Robin & Lenny Anderson
Georgia & David Goodwin
Jordan & Kat Leete and kids
Cheryl Gould
Kenny, Susan, Lilly & Victoria Klesa
Casey Klesa
Our friends at Howard Hannah
Sue & Ray Lawrence
Luke & Stephanie Moshier
Kayley Heller
Mason Klesa
Megan, Adinn & Aurora Kellert
Leona & Tyler Lawrence 
Jim & Dee Klesa (Mom & Dad)

Md. Air National Guard Extends Public Comment Period

Potter County Today

November 26th, 2021

(UPDATE: A Maryland Air National Guard representative responded to the Potter County Commissioners this week. She informed the board that the ANG has agreed to extend the public comment period on its environmental assessment to Dec. 31. ANG has not committed to attending a local public forum.)

Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel have invited representatives from the Maryland Air National Guard to attend a public forum to share details of the unit’s planned low-level military aircraft training flights over a wide swath of northcentral Pennsylvania and answer questions. The request is in response to input the commissioners have received from organizations and citizens who are concerned about the impact of the plan on tourism, the environment and the local way of life. Maryland ANG seeks authorization from the U.S. Defense Department to train A-10 “Warthog” pilots for up to 170 days a year, no longer than four hours per day, in low air space (100 feet from the ground and up) across most of Potter and Cameron counties, as well as smaller sections of McKean, Tioga, Clinton and Elk counties (see map below).

A public input period is now open on the Maryland ANG environmental assessment, which determined that the flights pose “no significant impact” on local citizens or the environment. A copy of the study is available at public libraries in Coudersport and Galeton; online at https://www.175wg.ang.af.mil/Duke-MOA-Low, (click on Duke MOA Low icon) or by contacting Kristi Kucharek, National Guard Bureau, 3501 Fetchet Avenue, Joint Base Andrews MD 20762-5157. Her email address is NGB.A4.A4A.NEPA.COMMENTS.Org@us.af.mil.

Military aircraft have trained in the region for many years, but at a higher altitude. Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, which manages state forests and parks, has been studying the potential impacts for more than a year. DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said the flights could “drastically change the character of this region,” with the sound negatively affecting tourism, wildlife and outdoor recreation. DCNR has called on the Maryland ANG to maintain its current flight protocols and operations, or to consider alternative locations. The agency is also calling for an environmental impact study to be conducted, rather than the less detailed “environmental assessment” that was recently released for public comment.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to North Union Street


At 1:35 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to North Union Street for a woman ill.

Bradford Little Theatre Announces Auditions for Beanstalk! The Play!




Bradford Little Theatre (BLT) is seeking children, teens and adults to audition for “Beanstalk! The Play!” Directed by Kristin Asinger and written by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, rehearsals will begin January 3rd with performance dates set for January 28-30, 2022.


Described by Concord Theatricals, “This fun family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairytales. When the magic beans Jack trades for the family cow grows into a gigantic beanstalk, Jack finally gets the chance to have a fairytale adventure of his very own. Now if he can only find the treasure, save his family, and get the cow back, today might just really be his magical fairytale afterall. Filled with hilarious characters and more twists than a climbing vine, Beanstalk! The Play! is one show that's guaranteed to grow and grow and grow right into your heart.”

“This play has 19 characters with flexible casting, so several people will have the opportunity to take part in this twisted tale and with only a one month commitment and all parts being small to medium in size, learning lines and blocking will feel smooth and seamless. It is also the perfect show for family members to audition together” states Asinger.


Characters include: The Giant, a big man with a big appetite. The Giant’s Wife, a woman with a big heart. Five Narrators who tell the tale. Jack, a kind-hearted boy who believes in fairytales. Jack 2, Jack in disguise. Jack 3, Jack in another disguise. Jack’s Mother, a grumpy woman. Cow, Jack’s best friend. The Skunk Merchant, Cheese Merchant, Beanseller and Potpourri Merchant. The Hen, The Harp and The One That Got Away.

Auditions will be held at Togi’s Playhouse, 18 Welch Ave. on Wednesday, December 1st from 5-6:30 PM and Saturday, December 4th from 10 AM-Noon. Auditions will include readings from the script as well as acting exercises, so actors should dress comfortably. Arrive early to fill out an audition form and a conflict calendar. Children auditioning for the show must be age 7 and older. For more information, visit bradfordlittletheatre.org or contact Kristin Asinger at 814-598-8127.


Beanstalk! The Play! Is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Sheffield to leave ambulance business

Nov 27, 2021--Warren Times-Observer
Josh Cotton
Staff Reporter
jcotton@timesobserver.com

The Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department is leaving the ambulance business.

The department announced the move in a Facebook post.

“Effective January 1st 2022 Sheffield volunteer fire department ambulance service will no longer be providing a BLS (basic life support) Ambulance service to Sheffield and the surrounding area,” the fire department said. “This decision was made due to the strict regulations and requirements put on Ambulance services and the overwhelming stipulations that has caused a dwindle in EMS manpower. Sheffield VFD will be providing a QRS (quick response) service to Sheffield and the surrounding area. This means that SVFD will still be able to respond and provide a service for all medical calls however SVFD will not be transporting patients to the hospital.”

A town hall meeting was held Tuesday at the station, as well as streamed on Facebook, to discuss the move. Read more.....

DUI Crash Investigation In Fox TWP.


 

Harassment Investigation Ongoing In Ridgway TWP.


 

Come Visit Santa at the Potter County Artisian Center Today

 


Diane M. BUTTON, 74, of Galeton, PA

Diane M. BUTTON

Diane M. BUTTON, 74, of Galeton, PA, died Saturday, November 20, 2021 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  

Born June 7, 1947, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Clinton W. and Margaret Chase Campbell.  On August 4, 1967, in Galeton, she married Lawrence D. “Larry” Button.  

Larry died on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  

A graduate of Galeton Area High School and Rochester Business Institute, Diane began her career in the x-ray department at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital followed by over 35 years as medical secretary / office manager with Dr. Michael Callahan in the Galeton Health Center.  

Diane was happiest while spending time with her family and loved ones.  She could routinely be seen at the Galeton & Wellsboro football, basketball, and volleyball games cheering on the grandnieces and grandnephews or found in the kitchen baking family favorite sweets for all occasions.  

Surviving are:  a son, Jeff (Joanna) Button of Frederick, MD;  her step-mother, Mary Campbell of Galeton;  two brothers, Jim (Delores) Campbell of Galeton and Tom (Jill) Campbell of Wellsboro;  a sister, Betty Ann (Bill) Lechler of Galeton;  nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by her parents.  

Friends may call Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.  Rev. Dr. Frank H. Billman, Pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  

Memorials may be made to GASD JV/Varsity Volleyball, Attn: Jess Green, 27 Bridge St., Galeton PA. 16922 and/or Wellsboro Boys Basketball Team, Attn: Steve Adams, 32 Meade St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.  

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

Friends of the Angelica Free Library unveil “Park Circle Gazebo” Puzzle


Just in Time for Holiday Gift-Giving!

Angelica, NY…

You don’t have to live in Angelica to appreciate the beauty of this historic Village.  And now, the Friends of the Angelica Free Library have made it even easier… by turning this stunning photograph of the Park Circle Gazebo into a jigsaw puzzle!  

Friends founding member Tammy Wise says, “This limited-edition puzzle makes a perfect gift. Not only will folks enjoy several ‘piece-ful’ hours completing their puzzle, but the funds we raise will pay for new library programs in 2022.” 

This colorful 345-pc, 12” x 18” jigsaw puzzle is available for a donation to the Friends of $20 ($18 for Friends members). Donations by PayPal, Venmo, and checks are accepted.  Shipping is available.  

To place your order: 
By FB Message:    Friends of the Angelica Free Library      @AnglicaLibraryFriends
By Mail:     Friends of the Angelica Free Library, PO Box 113, Angelica NY 14709  

Order your puzzle in time for holiday gift-giving! Orders received by December 10th will be fulfilled before Christmas. 

Lawrence D. “Larry” BUTTON, 78, of Galeton, PA

Lawrence D. “Larry” BUTTON

Lawrence D. “Larry” BUTTON, 78, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  

Born March 30, 1943, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Harold L. and Louise Zeaman Button.  On August 4, 1967, in Galeton, he married the former Diane M. Campbell, who predeceased him on November 20, 2021.  

A graduate of Galeton Area High School, he served

US Air Force Veteran

honorably with the U.S. Air Force from 1961 – 1965.  

Larry was a truck driver for over 50 years working for various trucking companies including Campbell Trucking in Galeton.  

He was a life member of Gale Hose Ambulance and Goodyear Hose Company.  Larry enjoyed the outdoors.  

He loved spending time at his camp and was an avid fisherman.  He taught many of the grandnieces and grandnephews the skill.  In the past few years, he took up gardening and had quite a green thumb.  

Surviving are:  a son, Jeff (Joanna) Button of Frederick, MD;  nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his twin brother, Gerald E. "Jerry" Button.  

Friends may call Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.  Rev. Dr. Frank H. Billman, Pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  

Memorials may be made to Gale Hose Ambulance or Goodyear Hose Company.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Wilcox Dispatched For Crash on Buenavista Highway


At 8:52 AM on Saturday, Wilcox Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash near 1378 Buenavista Highway. Vehicle is off the roadway down in the woods.

Responders report minor damage and no one around the scene. Unit returning to service. 

Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & 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


 

DOT/CDL physicals at Kio Chiropractic in Smethport, PA.

 



Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Memorial Service Tuesday, December 7

 


Morgan Advanced Materials Is Hiring Machine Operators


 

Port Allegany Dispatched to 2 Vehicle Head on Crash on Main Street

Possible entrapment. Roulette and Port Allegany ambulances dispatched.
On scene report no entrapment, both operators self extricated.
Recall Roulette ambulance.

Shinglehouse Annual Public Auction November 28th


 

The Pleasant Valley Township Supervisors Meeting Will Be November 28th


 

Estate Sale December 3rd, and 4th In Coudersport


 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Both Parties Cited In Oswayo Boro

 


Both Parties Cited Following A Domestic In Eulalia TWP.


 

Firearm Sale Or Transfer Violation Investigation In Coudersport Boro


 

Suspected Minor Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 49 In Allegany TWP.


 

Wilcox to Close Raselas Road

Report crash with traffic control needed.

Dwight Peter “Pete” VAN DRUFF, 68, of Wellsville, NY

Dwight Peter “Pete” VAN DRUFF

Dwight Peter “Pete” VAN DRUFF, 68, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, November 26, 2021 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville.  

Born May 28, 1953, in Wellsville, he was the son of Albert F. and Alice A. Cole Van Druff.  On September 5, 1992, in Hallsport, he married the former Carol A. Slocum, who survives.  A graduate of Wellsville High School, he served honorably with the US Army from 1977 – 1983.  He was employed as a truck driver by LaForge, LC Whitford, and most recently by Brandes Farms.  

Surviving besides his wife of 29 years, Carol, are:  three brothers, Albert Van Druff Jr. of California, Roger (Constance) Van Druff of Kenmore, and DuWayne Van Druff of Wolfsburg, NH;  two sisters, Nancy (Wayne) Kleinsteuber of Ontario, CA and Stephanie Van Druff of Wellsville;  a sister-in-law, Susie Groover of Westfield;  a brother-in-law, Robert (Cindy) Slocum of Alma;  nieces and nephews.  
U.S. Army Veteran

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Gerald Van Druff and Stephen “Fred” Van Druff.  

Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM.  Rev. John Francisco will officiate.  

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  

Memorials may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Allegany County Cancer Services, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

Louis PASQUALE, 88, of Germania, PA

Louis PASQUALE

Louis PASQUALE, 88, of Germania, PA, died Thursday, November 25, 2021 in his home. 

A complete obituary will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Coudersport ambulance to Cole Manor for a person fallen

Roulette Ambulance to Horseshoe Court Drive

For difficulty breathing.

James A. “Jim” Hanes, 79, of Bristol, Indiana, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa.

James A. Hanes

BRISTOL, IN----James A. “Jim” Hanes, 79, of Bristol, Indiana, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, in Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Indiana, following a brief illness.     

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.

Hamlin & Lafayette Dispatched For Search for Lost Hunter


At 5:27 PM on Friday, Hamlin Township & Lafayette Fire personnel have been dispatched to assemble at their stations for a search.

Cuba Police Make Arrest


Cuba Police Department

*** Press Release ***
On November 23rd, 2021, at approximately 5:59 PM, following a report of a domestic dispute, Cuba Police arrested Jeffery Rios (38) of Cuba. Rios was arrested on charges of assault 3rd (Misdemeanor) and criminal obstruction of breathing (Misdemeanor). 

Rios was processed, placed in front of a Cuba Town Justice and released to appear at a later date. Rios is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law.

Friendship & Cuba Dispatched For Crash on I-86 E


At 4:50 PM on Friday, Friendship & Cuba Fire & EMS have been dispatched to I-86 E west of the Friendship exit for a vehicle crash with injuries. Reported rollover with one person injured.

Donald E. Morris, 76, formerly of Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Donald E. Morris

Donald E. Morris, 76, formerly of Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Bradford Manor.

Born March 17, 1945, in Eldred, he was a son of the late Cecil Howard,

and Betty Marie (Stevens) Morris Sr.

He attended school in Eldred.

Don formerly worked at Stackpole in St. Marys, Carpet Mart and Exide Battery Corporation in Reading.

He loved anything to do with horses, especially riding them, and being
with his beloved dogs, Corkie and Baby.

Surviving is one sister, Judy A. Hewitt, of Bradford, two brothers,
Thomas (Debra) Morris, of Bradford, and Cecil "Corky" Morris, of
Eldred, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his longtime companion, Carl
W. Buganza, two brothers, Larry Joe, and Robert Dean Morris, and one
sister, Barbara K. Morris.

Services are private and held at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

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

Richard L. Grandinetti, 50, of 181 Gates Hollow, Bradford, PA


Richard L. Grandinetti

 Richard L. Grandinetti, 50, of 181 Gates Hollow, Bradford, PA passed away
Wednesday, November 24, 2021, surrounded by his family.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Theodora L. "Dorie" Christjohn, 72, of Rew, PA

Theodora L. "Dorie" Christjohn

Theodora L. "Dorie" Christjohn, 72, of Rew, PA passed away Thursday,
November 25, 2021, at Bradford Manor.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Coudersport Dispatched For Disabled Tractor-Trailer

 At 4:12 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to East Second Street for a disabled tractor-trailer.

MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS, SEMIS STUCK ON HILLS,

State College Weather Radar MapSevere Map

ROUTE 66 HAS REOPENED SOUTH OF KANE

MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS & vehicles off the roadways

ELK COUNTY SEEMS TO BE MOST EFFECTED

SCANNER DISPATCHES ALL TALKING AT ONCE 

ELK/MCKEAN COUNTY SEEMS TO BE GETTING THE WORST OF IT

FRIDAY Update: Holiday Marred By Five Potter County Deaths


Potter County Today
November 26th, 2021

Thanksgiving was anything but happy for hundreds of area families who had a member confirmed as a victim of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including five from Potter County who lost a member to the pandemic. 

Between Wednesday and Friday, according to the U.S. Dept. of Health (DOH), there were nearly 500 cases confirmed in the region. Potter County had 25 new cases detected, despite a lower number of tests being administered on Thanksgiving Day. 

As of today, there are more than 200 confirmed carriers of the virus spread out around Potter County. They represent just a fraction of the actual number who are infected and highly contagious, according to DOH, because many carriers have not been tested. 

Since the pandemic began, there have been 2,245 known cases — more than one in seven county residents — and 59 lives lost. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is forecasting a post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID hospitalizations, based on surveys showing that more than one-third of Americans gathered for Thanksgiving dinner with individuals who have not been vaccinated against the virus. CDC noted that the U.S. death count will soon pass the 800,000 milestone.

Medical care providers are under unprecedented stress. Entering Friday, UPMC Cole reported that it is treating a record 18 COVID patients. Four of them are occupying beds in the hospital’s six-patient Intensive Care Unit.

Similar scenarios are playing out across the region. Two more Tioga County residents died from COVID between Wednesday and Friday, while 69 more tested positive. Tioga has had 5,476 cases and 148 deaths since the pandemic was declared. Also between Wednesday and Friday, McKean County had 36 more cases and one more death. Totals in McKean are 5,782 cases and 103 fatalities. Clinton and 59 new cases and two deaths; Cameron, four cases; Allegany County, N.Y., 47 cases and one death; Elk, 14 cases; Lycoming, 107 cases and seven deaths; and Cattaraugus County, N.Y., 110 cases and two deaths.

DOH reports a slow but steady increase in the number of Potter County residents being vaccinated against the coronavirus. An average of 20 people per day have been receiving an initial vaccine or a booster shot over the past week. 

Potter County’s vaccination rate — which remains barely half of the statewide figure — stands just short of 41 percent. Some 992 residents age five and older have received a single dose and 5,363 have now been administered one or more booster shots.

National studies show that approximately 70 percent of new COVID victims were not vaccinated. In “breakthrough cases,” those who are protected are much less likely to die or be seriously ill. On a related note, CDC advises that the effectiveness of a single COVID shot diminishes over time. 

Those who have had booster shots are much more fully protected. All U.S. residents age 18 and older are now eligible to receive booster vaccines. 

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

Kane Dispatched For Disabled Tractor-Trailer on Rt. 66 South

At 3:12 PM on Friday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched for traffic control for a disabled tractor-trailer on James City Hill.

Ulysses Dispatched For Crash on Rt. 49


At 2:34 PM on Friday, Tri-Town Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a crash on Rt. 49 near the Risser farm
. Occupant requesting an ambulance.