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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Pam Fisher Is The Winner Of Day 18 Of The 31 Days Of Christmas


Coudersport Ambulance to Cole Manor

For a man fallen.


BRADFORD, Pa -- Dr. Ronald Mattis, associate professor of engineering and one of Pitt-Bradford’s longest-serving members of the faculty, retired this year after 36 years of service.

Mattis had taught at Pitt-Bradford since 1985. He was a W.C. Foster Fellows Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Department of State Verification and Compliance Bureau, Office of Nuclear Affairs, and has served as a consultant for the department.

As director of the two-year engineering program, Mattis helped students find internship opportunities and assisted them in transferring to the university’s Pittsburgh campus for the completion of their program. He regularly communicated with the engineering school in Pittsburgh to coordinate the engineering program and kept its curriculum current.

He adapted the campus’s two-year engineering program that required continuing on at another school into a stand-alone Associate of Science in engineering science degree that could also be used toward a Bachelor of Science degree.

In 2015, he received the Chairs’ Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

“Ron has proven himself to be a dedicated and talented teacher,” said Dr. Yong-Zhou Chen, professor of mathematics, who nominated Mattis for the award.

“Ron’s teaching evaluations are always well above the Engineering School mean,” Chen said. “He always pays attention to students' understanding of the material, problem-solving ability and class participation.”

In the years before his retirement, he worked with Dr. Matt Kropf, associate professor natural sciences/petroleum technology, and Klaus Wuersig, retired assistant professor of engineering, to develop the engineering technology programs set to launch next year, including working on the curricula and proposed lab equipment lists. In addition, he worked with architects during the design of the campus’s new Engineering and Information Technologies building slated for completion next fall.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Barbertown Road

At 5:20 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to Barbertown Road for a man fallen.

Announcing the Master Watershed Stewards of the PA Wilds Spring 2022 Open House

Do you have a deep love for the PA Wilds? Do you want to help safeguard the outdoors for future generations? Do you want to keep the Wilds wild? Now is your chance to learn about 
and get involved in protecting waterways, wildlife, woods, and more through the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program. The Master Watershed Steward Program, established to conserve local watersheds by educating and empowering volunteers across the Commonwealth, has over 750 participants in 30 Pennsylvania counties. Master Watershed Stewards have collectively contributed over 50,000 volunteer hours improving Pennsylvania watersheds and have fostered strong connections to other local conservation programs and organizations.

The excitement has been so great in the PA Wilds that we’re opening another class this spring! The program provides training on a variety of environmental topics, including water quality, 
stream health, stormwater management, native plants, wildlife, and geology. This is followed by hands-on volunteer opportunities with partner organizations and agencies in Cameron, Elk, 
McKean, & Potter Counties, as well as from across the PA Wilds. We are seeking folks who want to know more about their environment, have the desire and 
time to volunteer for their local waters, and are team players.

If you would like to learn more about what it means to be a steward and what is required, attend one of our FREE Open Houses in January! You can register for one of two dates at 

If you think you’re ready to apply to be a steward, visit 

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Announces Potter County Fund Grant Awards Benjamin Franklin continues to give through his legacy

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers has approved the 2021 Potter County Fund grants. The Potter County Impact Fund awarded a total of $1,800.

Coudersport Senior Center- To provide meals and entertainment to senior citizens.
Grant Awarded: $600
Potter County Impact Fund

Boys & Girls Club of Potter County- For the support of programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Grant Awarded: $600
Benjamin Franklin Fund

Galeton Ministerium, Inc.- To aid to people in need such as paying utilities, rent, or supplying necessities in case of fire loss.
Grant Awarded: $600
Potter County Impact Fund

“The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers and its Potter County Advisory Board is committed to making an immediate impact. The Potter County Impact Fund is an unrestricted endowment fund whose assets grow through gifts from the people of Potter County and investments,” said Benjamin R. Olney, Past Board Chairman and Potter County Advisory Board member.

He also explained how CFTT came to have a piece of Benjamin Franklin’s estate, “The legacy of Benjamin Franklin is one that continues to touch the lives of Americans every day. In his Will, Franklin stated that he wished to be useful even after his death. He left a bequest of 1,000 pounds of sterling silver. The terms of the bequest were that the funds could not be touched for 200 years. Therefore, in 1991, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had over 2 million dollars from the estate to distribute. The state felt that the community foundations throughout Pennsylvania had the best sense of each region’s needs.  CFTT received a portion of this financial distribution from Franklin’s estate. At the CFTT, as well as other community foundations in Pennsylvania, the Ben Franklin Trust continues to support areas of need in our community.”

“There is no greater illustration however, here in Potter County the recent Art & Phyllis DuBois gift is our own home county example,” added Benjamin R. Olney. “It is these donors that have had the foresight though their generosity to leave a legacy that will help us find the solutions to todays and tomorrow’s problems.”

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves the counties of Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga (PA) and Tioga (NY). Since 2002, the Community Foundation has built a strong reputation for helping individuals, families, corporations, and non-profit organizations achieve their charitable goals. Through its grant making, Community Foundation partners with non-profits to find solutions to the area’s most pressing issues. It is through this potent combination of its generous community members and organizations working hard at helping those who are less fortunate that the Community Foundation can fulfill its mission. The Community Foundation currently has $11 million in assets and manages over 120 funds. We can be reached at or (570) 888-4759. 

Allegany County Democrats Thank Health Care Heroes

A lovely display and a sincere Thank You!

Volunteers preparing cookies for delivery

On December 13 and 14, over 1,700 homemade cookies were delivered to the estimated 850 employees at Allegany County’s health care facilities: Wellsville Manor, Manor Hills, Highland Park Rehabilitation and Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, the Cuba Memorial Hospital in Cuba, and the Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Houghton.  

This is the second year that volunteers for the Allegany County Democratic Committee have organized this project. Those involved do it to show support for our local health care workers, let them know they are appreciated, and thank them for their dedication and commitment during this prolonged COVID 19 pandemic. 
More than 50 volunteers from all corners of the county baked and donated cookies. The cookies were packed in individual bags by volunteers (masked and gloved!) at several locations around the County. Each bag had a tag that read:  “To the unknown hero receiving this message:  Thank you for all you do. We are very grateful! Allegany County Democratic Committee 2021”
Martha Sabato, Committee Vice Chair and a key organizer for this project, spoke for all: “No matter how we phrase it, words can never express our appreciation for the health care heroes in our midst. We recognize their commitment and compassion over yet another year dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  We owe them a debt of gratitude for caring for our loved ones, our dearest friends, and our neighbors.”
Volunteers packaging cookies

Delivering to Cuba Memorial Hospital

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Walnut Street

At 3:07 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance dispatched to 114 Walnut Street for a woman ill.

Investigation Ongoing For Retail Theft From Walmart in Richmond TWP.


Recent Obituaries at Buckheit Funeral Home

Allen Plynn Burt

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Robert Stone

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Jeremy Edward Lloyd

Friday, December 10, 2021

Vehicle Theft Investigation In Shippen TWP.


Indecent Assault Investigation In Liberty TWP.


Coudersport PSP Are Seeking Information For A Lost Firearm In Ulysses Boro


Millerton, Big Elm Dispatched For Crash on Bailey Creek Road

At 2:53 PM on Saturday, Millerton & Big Elm Fire Depts & Erway ambulance dispatched to 3055 Bailey Creek Road for a vehicle off the road crashed into a tree. Report one person self-extricated.

Draft Meeting Minutes For Ceres Township From December 7, 2021

CERES TOWNSHIP                 MEETING AGENDA                              7 DECEMBER 2021
Meeting was called to order by Chairman Joseph Neal at 6:00 PM. 
                                     ***PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE***

Minutes of previous meeting of 9 November 2021 reviewed. Motion made by Supervisor Joseph Neal to accept as read. 2nd made by Supervisor Anthony Plants, 3rd by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer. Motion carried.

Update on 2022 Budget – tentative budget will be placed in showcase in front of the Ceres Township Building

Need to adopt a Resolution in order to create a new Bank Account in the Northwest Savings Bank in Shinglehouse. The new account is for the American Recovery Plan Stimulus Money for Municipalities. The Supervisors agreed to, and approved, Resolution 20211209.

Set Millage for 2022- Supervisor Jeffery Moyer made the motion to raise the millage from 3.5 mills to 3.75 mills. 2nd by Supervisor Anthony Plants, 3rd by Supervisor Joseph Neal – motion carried. 
Legal Ad for Olean Times Herald – legal ad will publish the up coming meeting dates, and information on the 2022 Ceres township Budget.
Insurance Audit by H.A. Thompson – everything checked out okay

Roadmaster Jeffery Moyer reported that pot holes have been filled on King’s Run and Taylor Brook. However, the potholes wash out easily. Millings have also been placed on both roads. He also reported that the recently purchased backblade works well. Two loads of a sand/salt blend mixture have been delivered to be used on slippery roads,

Supervisors had no comments.

The following roads are bonded in Ceres Township:
King’s Run to Keech Hollow – Potter Lumber
McCrea Brook to Barden Brook -RAM
Lynch Hollow to Newell Creek to Annin Township Line – RAM
Coon Crossing – RAM
King’s Run to McCrea Brook – Kane Hardwoods
Coon Crossing to Sharon Township Line – Taylor Logging

Resident Ruthie Sisson thanked the Road Crew for the dirt.

BILLS REVIEWED – motion made by Supervisor Joseph Neal to pay bills, 2nd by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer, 3rd by Supervisor Anthony Plants – motion carried.
The next meeting will be the end- of- the- year meeting on 30 December 2021 at 4:00 PM, at 12 Barbertown Road, in Ceres Township. The Organizational Meeting and First Regular Meeting of 2022 will be held on Monday, 3 January 2022, at 5:30 PM. The Auditors’ Meeting will be held on 4 January 2022, at 6:30 PM.

Motion to adjourn by Supervisor Joseph Neal, 2nd by Supervisor Anthony Plants, 3rd by Supervisor Jeffery Moyer – motion carried.
Those present:
Supervisors  - 3  Joseph Neal, Anthony Plants. Jeffery Moyer
Secretary/Treasurer -  1  Larry Miller 
Residents/Attendees – Ruthie Sisson, Greg Maxson, John Taylor, Jennifer Taylor

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                              Larry Miller, Secretary/Treasurer

Norton’s Building Supply      13.53          Rinker Oil                             1202.75                          
Strate Welding                        12.90         Norton’s Bldg. Supply             13.53
Northwest Savings             2000.00         Glenn Hawbaker              39,832.26
Juniata Valley Bank            2000.00         Worth Smith                               9.78
New Enterprise                   1763.54         IA Construction                    1764.06
Carquest of Olean                   18.57         Cousin’s Designs                    120.00
Big Dog Heavy Duty              157.36         Frontier                                   191.83
Duffy Inc.                              1161.88         Penelec                                      89.44                                       
Bradford Publishing                70.80         Central Penn                              97.76                                
IA Construction                    1764.06        Twin Tiers Overhead Doors  343.70
Stephenson Equipment        204.44        Wayne Concrete                     181.84 

A Living Nativity At the First Baptist Church in Roulette Today (Dec. 18)

The Youth Group, God’s Adventure Camp, the Crusader Club, volunteers from the First Baptist Church and other churches will present a Living Nativity Friday, December 17th and Saturday, December 18th  from 6-8 pm.  It will be held at the First Baptist Church on Main Street, Roulette.  It will be a drive or walk-through theater with four life scenes of the First Christmas - (or, at least our depiction of them.)

You'll be greeted by a Roman Centurion taking the census.  This was one of the reasons Mary and Joseph were to go to Bethlehem- to register for their taxes.

The first scene will be of the angels announcing the glad tidings of Jesus' birth to the shepherds.  There will be real sheep, horses and live people depicting the angels and shepherds.  The Biblical narrative will be heard over a sound system, and carolers will interject Christmas carols. Imagine the shepherds’ shock!

 The second scene will be the actual Nativity at the stable.  All the real animals -, cow, calf, sheep, goat, donkey and mule will be there.  A live Mary, Joseph and innkeeper will be there as well.   A real baby Jesus may be there, depending on the weather.  The Biblical story will be heard here.  Pause to drink in the enormity of it all- Almighty God becoming human flesh!

The third scene is the palace scene of the time when the wise men come to see King Herod.  They are inquiring as to where they can find the newborn King of the Jews.  King Herod is jealous of a new king.  Hear the Bible account from the Gospel of Matthew.

The fourth and final scene is the home where the wise men bring their gifts to the young child, Jesus.  Rejoice with them as they see the star and find the Savior.  Our stand-in camels, (horses and maybe alpacas) will be here. Hear the rest of the story and enjoy beautiful Christmas music.

There is no admission charge.  Free hot chocolate, cookies and literature will be available.

Animals may be petted.  Pictures and videos are encouraged.  Donations may be made to the Roulette Youth Ministry or God’s Adventure Camp.

Penn College wrestlers have busy Monday coming

Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers are ready for a long Monday when they take to the mats at Lycoming College in the Rennie Roadarmel Allstate Duals.

Wildcat grapplers will face four opponents (SUNY Cortland, King’s College, Lycoming College and New Jersey City University) in matches at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.

Expected to start for Penn College (season records in parentheses) are Ryan Berstler, of Middletown, 125 pounds (5-5); Patrick Snoke, of Northampton, 133 (5-5); Colin Jens, of Centreville, Maryland, 141 (8-5); Nicholas Semon, of Norristown, 149 (3-3); Cullen van Rooyen, of Dresden, Ohio, 157 (7-6); Andy Muzika, of Chalfont, 165 (1-3); Garrett Storch, of Canton, 174 (1-3); Jake Kallenborn, of Port Allegany, 184 (9-3); and Derek Kallenborn, of Port Allegany, (0-3), or Gabriel Kennedy-Citeroni, of Blairsville, (0-4), at either 197 or heavyweight.

Other Wildcats, and their season records to date, include Charles Trimber, of Moon Township, 2-6 at 125; T.J. Bodei Jr., of Toms River, New Jersey, 0-3 at 133; Noah Hunt, of Muncy, 5-4 at 141; Matthew Carpenter, of Tioga, 1-2 at 149; Anton Esterbrook, of Wyomissing, 2-7 at 157; Michael Molloy, of Levittown, 2-5 at 157; and Mason Saeler, of St. Marys, Ohio, 2-2 at 165.

Presently out of action are Jesse Walker, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, 5-4 at 165; Dylan Toback, of Kinnelon, New Jersey, 0-2 at 197; Logan Newton, of Wyalusing, 0-2 at 157; Logan Ledebohm, of Mechanicsburg, 0-2 at 149; and Jake Ferster, of Richfield, 0-0 at heavyweight.


Men’s basketball

Overall: 1-7

UEC: 1-1

Sunday, Jan. 2 — at Misericordia University, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 4 — at Juniata College, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 8 — at Lancaster Bible College (UEC), 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 — at Penn State Abington (UEC), 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 14 — host Penn State Harrisburg (UEC), 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 19 — at Wells College (UEC), 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22 — host Morrisville State College (UEC), 1 p.m.


Women’s basketball

Overall: 1-7

UEC: 1-1

Monday, Jan. 3 — at Mt. Aloysius College, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 5 — at Wilkes University, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 8 — at Lancaster Bible College (UEC), 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 — at Penn State Abington (UEC), 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 14 — host Penn State Harrisburg (UEC), 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 19 — at Wells College (UEC), 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22 — host Morrisville State College (UEC), 1 p.m.



Overall: 0-1

Monday, Dec. 20 — Rennie Roadarmel Allstate Duals at Lycoming College vs. SUNY Cortland, noon; vs. King’s College, 1:30 p.m.; vs. Lycoming College, 3 p.m.; vs. New Jersey City University, 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 7 — Budd Whitehill Duals at Lycoming College, 9 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 8 — Budd Whitehill Duals at Lycoming College, 9 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 15 — host Mid-Winter Classic at Liberty Arena vs. Muhlenberg College, 1 p.m.; vs. Scranton University, 2:30 p.m.; vs. McDaniel College, 4 p.m.; vs. New York University, 5:30 p.m.; vs. Elizabethtown College, (5:30 p.m.)

Friday, Jan. 21 — host Alvernia University (alumni & friends) at Liberty Arena, 6 p.m.


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Cummings Purchases Ronald McDonald Funeral Home

Andy Paulsen, WESB NEWS
Dec 16, 2021 | 12:46 PM

Two funeral homes in Kane are combining operations.

Ron McDonald, owner of Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, is retiring from the business and the operation is being bought out by Cummings Funeral Homes, Inc.

Cummings plans to consolidate operations in the current Greeves Street location. Prearrangements made at the McDonald Funeral Home will be honored by Cummings.

Ruth (Dartt) Horton, 92, of Wellsboro, PA

Ruth (Dartt) Horton

Ruth (Dartt) Horton, 92, of Wellsboro, PA passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at her home with family by her side.  

She was born August 4, 1929, in Wellsboro the daughter of the late Myron S. and Christine (Peterson) Dartt.  She married Donald K. Horton on September 12, 1948, sharing 66 years of marriage together before his passing on January 29, 2015.

Ruth was a banker for Commonwealth Bank & Trust for many years, retiring in 1987.   

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her two grandsons Sean and Todd, and friends.  

After retiring she enjoyed travelling and having fun.  She was full of life, strong, loved her family, and was a “Dartt” until the very end.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Donna (Blaine) Bush of Hiram, OH; Dianne (Mike) Hawk of Wellsboro; a son, David Horton of Lyons, CO; a sister, Helen Davis Putnam of Wellsboro; grandsons, Sean (Kelly) Bush, Todd (Andrea) Bush, and great grandchildren, Nick, Bella, Claire, Brady, and Leah.  

In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a son, Donald Horton, Jr., sisters, Dorothy Stevens and Phyllis Sims, and a brother, Richard Dartt.

Ruth’s memorial service will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, with her pastor, Michael Birbeck and Rev. Dr. Roger Wagner, officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  

Memorial donations can be made in Ruth’s name to Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 725 Gee Rd., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.   

The family have entrusted Ruth’s arrangements with the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  To share your fondest memories of Ruth, please visit

Glenn C. Drake, 75, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, PA

Glenn C. Drake 

Glenn C. Drake, 75, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, PA passed away with his family by his side on Friday, December 17, 2021, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a battle with COVID-19.     

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.

Rew Dispatched For Tree & Wires Down on Wolf Run Road

At 11:19 AM on Saturday, Rew Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Wolf Run Road for a tree down with wires blocking traffic on both lanes.

Cat Survives Three Story Apartment House Fire in Wellsville

By JOHN ANDERSON Andrea (Newland) Hall and her 12-year-old daughter, were home at their apartment on Madison Street in Wellsville Thursday night when a fire quickly enguled the third floor above them. Hall and her daughter, a Wellsville Middle School student, were overcome by smoke and escaped the home. Hall had her cat, Jax, in her hand on the way out but the cat fought her, scared from the fire and noise. Read more in the Wellsville Sun...........

Austin Dispatched For Tree Down on Reed Run Road

At 11:01 AM on Saturday, Austin Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Reed Run Road between Bark Shanty Road & Rt. 607 for a tree down blocking one lane.


Smethport's first Holiday Parade

Thank you everyone who came out and helped  spread some cheer. This event was planned to bring some Christmas to our seniors who don't get to see the other parades. 

The response was overwhelming. 

All machines were decorated and were just amazing. 

The parade took a route to Sena Kean and past Lakeview along with side streets.

We would have not been able to do this without the following:   The Smethport Police Department, Smethport Firehall, Sheriff Dan Woods, Old Town Smethport and Smethport Borough council for allowing this to happen.  

Thank you again and Merry Christmas.

Tunes 'n Taters Sunday, Dec. 19th at First Presbyterian Church in Port Allegany


Lawrence D. Cronk, 62, of Rte 948 in Highland, PA

Lawrence D. Cronk

Lawrence D. Cronk, 62, of Rte 948 in Highland, PA passed away Thursday evening at UPMC-Kane.  

He was born on Aug. 8, 1959 in Philadelphia, the son of the late James and Selma (Shotz) Cronk. 

Lawrence is survived by one daughter Fallon Cronk of Florida, a sister Robin Wiley Duca of Philadelphia and special friends John Ishman and Dawna Ishman. 

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday (Dec. 20) at the Highland Cemetery, with the Rev. Calvin Cook officiating. 

Online condolences can be expressed at

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

Amy Hutchins, 54, of Russell City, PA

Amy Hutchins

Amy Hutchins, 54, of Russell City, PA passed away Wednesday (Dec. 15) at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.  

She was born Aug. 6, 1967 in Dover, DE, the daughter of Barry Kinney and the late Darlene (Haight) Kinney. On Sept. 25, 2004 in Kane, she married John Hutchins Sr., who survives.  

Amy had worked as a forklift driver at Kane Hardwood until her retirement.  She enjoyed bowling and had been one of the best bowlers in the Kane Elks Woman's League.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by two sons, John Hutchins of Kane and Brett Kinney of New Castle; two step-sons, Jesse Hutchins of Coraopolis and Steffan Hutchins of VA; one step-daughter, Alysa Dorris of Ft. Worth, TX; 13 grandchildren and two brothers, Jeff and Barry Kinney, both of Kane.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Friends may call at the Cummings Funeral Home on Tuesday (Dec. 21) from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Online condolences can be expressed at

Daniel T. Dilick, 73, of Clarendon, PA.

Daniel T. Dilick

Daniel T. Dilick, 73, of Clarendon, PA., died peacefully, Friday evening, December 17, 2021, at Warren Manor Nursing Home, Warren, PA.  

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA.

30 PA Permit Violations Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County

PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 12/09/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78a81(a)3 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent pollution or diminution of fresh groundwater.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-12-09 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 12/09/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Meshoppen Twp, Wyoming county. 78.85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-12-09 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling 
28 more violations were posted for Chesapeake today

Coudersport Ambulance to East Second Street

At 9:21 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to East Second Street for a male with back pain.

Austin Dispatched For Tree Down on Rt. 155

At 9:14 AM on Saturday, Austin Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 9301 Route 155 for a tree down blocking both lanes of the roadway.

RECALL BY CHIEF 44-10. Roadway OPEN.

Francis L. Dimpfl, 88, of 129 Olean St., Bolivar, NY

Francis L. Dimpfl

Francis L. Dimpfl, 88, of 129 Olean St., Bolivar, NY passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in the Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. 

Born on March 20, 1933 in Buffalo, he was the son of Frances G. and Gladys Law Dimpfl. He married Julia Lovell on April 4, 1975 in Olean. Mrs. Dimpfl preceded him in death on November 22, 2018

Francis was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1953-1955

US Army Veteran

. Francis was formerly employed by Sylvania Electric Co. in Buffalo.

Francis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Olean.

Surviving are Five Children: Kenneth E. Morris, Salamanca, Rose (Rick Holmes) Carpenter, Gladys M. Dimpfl, Francis G. Dimpfl, all of Bolivar, and Paul K. Dimpfl, Wellsville. Twelve Grandchildren, and Three Great-Grandchildren. Three Brothers: Donald (Marilyn) Dimpfl, Robert (Joyce) Dimpfl and Kenneth Dimpfl. One Sister: Barbara (Richard) McAllister. Several Nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by Four Children: Francis L. Dimpfl, Robert Dimpfl, Leroy G. Dimpfl and Julia P. Dimpfl. One Brother: Paul K. Dimpfl.

There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1935 Windfall Rd., Olean, NY.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar.

Auction At The Eldred Township Fire Department December 19th




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 Thursday & 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 Thursday & Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4 25


The Allegany Bradford Corporation Is Having Open Interviews December 28th

Please bring a resume or a completed ABC Application for Employment (available at

Applicants can also apply by submitting a resume or application to

Company and job details can be found at  and

All positions are full-time, first shift (M-F 8 hours) and second shift (M-TH, 10 hours).

Benefits include: medical, dental, vision and life insurance; flexible spending account; 401k; shift premiums; vacation pay, paid time off, paid holidays, paid jury duty, and paid bereavement leave; enhanced overtime pay and more.

Friday, December 17, 2021

No Injuries And Disabling Damage In One Car Crash On Whittimore Rd. In Shippen TWP.


Marshall J. Garner, 78, of Wellsboro, formerly of Potsdam, NY

Marshall J. Garner

Marshall J. Garner, 78, of Wellsboro, formerly of Potsdam, NY, died on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at his home.

Marshall was born July 12, 1943, in Potsdam, the son of the late George and Ruth (Finnegan) Garner.  He married the former Tammy L. Huntley on January 23,1990 and have celebrated 33 years of marriage.

Marshall was a graduate of Potsdam Central High School, Class of 1962 and earned a Bachelors degree in Economics from Georgetown University.  He served St. Lawrence County, NY for 30+ years as a Social Worker.  He enjoyed hiking in the Adirondack Mountains, Astronomy and star gazing, listening to classical music and attending performances of the local orchestra, and most of all being very active in his children’s activities.   

In addition to his wife, Tammy, Marshall is survived by daughters, Jeanne Murray of San Diego, CA; Jasmine Garner of Port Jervis, NY; Emily Garner of Florida; Kristen Garner of Washington D.C.; Mary Catherine Garner of Wellsboro; sisters, Susan McNulty of Lemont, IL; Margaret Haggard and Joan Garner both of Potsdam, NY; and four grandchildren, Evelyn, Kelly, Vance and Riley.

In addition to his parents, Marshall was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. John Garner and a sister, Mary Catherine Garner. 

At Marshall’s request, there will be no visitation or services.  The family has entrusted Marshall’s arrangements with Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in Marshall’s name be made to the Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Rd, Lake George, NY  12845.

To share your fondest memories of Marshall or to sign his guestbook, please visit

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Theodore I. Culp 79, of Galeton (Carter Camp), PA.

Theodore I. Culp

Theodore I. Culp of Galeton (Carter Camp) passed away with his wife, Rosalind, at his side on the evening of Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Coudersport Memorial Hospital.

Theodore (Ted) was born on June 28, 1942, to Paine Culp and Evelyn Weimer Culp. He was a graduate of Galeton High School, and with the exception of a few brief interludes, spent the majority of his life on the family farm located a few miles from Carter Camp. Despite being a “jack-of-all-trades” and somewhat briefly, but successfully, working at a few other professions, he was primarily a logger throughout his adult life. For most of his logging career, he was an independent contractor for Mallory Lumber Company in Emporium and Patterson Lumber Company in Galeton. Logging was more than a profession for Ted; it was an avocation. He absolutely loved being outside and running a chainsaw.

Ted was an avid deer hunter, an avid reader of many genres, a lover of old movies, a magnificent driver, a great teacher, and a proponent of all forms of education. He had an amazing memory and enjoyed having his well-rounded knowledge and memory challenged through scintillating conversation. Another favorite pastime for Ted was playing double Pinochle. Last, but not least, he loved family. Family was extremely important to him, and he proved it over and over throughout his life. He was always there to provide support and help to any family member or friend in need.

Ted is survived by two brothers, Aaron and Valren, his wife, Rosalind (Parker), son, Stuart and wife Nancy, daughters, Sandra (Boyer) and husband Scott, and Sherry (Zurlo) and husband Joe, seven grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

There will be no viewing or funeral services. Instead, there will be a summer picnic celebration of his life open to family and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.

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Galeton Dispatched to Vehicle Fire

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P&G Issues Voluntary Recall of Aerosol Dry Conditioner Spray Products and Aerosol Dry Shampoo Spray Products

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) today issued a voluntary product recall to the consumer level of aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Waterless produced in the United States, in addition to previously discontinued aerosol dry shampoo products from Old Spice and Hair Food, due to the presence of benzene detected in some products.

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


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Friday, December 17, 2021 The latest news from the State Capitol
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House Takes First Step Toward Voter ID Constitutional Amendment

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The House took a first step toward amending the state Constitution to require voters to present identification each time they cast a ballot.

I was pleased to support this proposed amendment, as there is broad support among all Pennsylvanians – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – for expanded voter ID laws to boost election security. We already show ID for most everything we do. It is not too much to ask to have people present ID when exercising their right to vote.

Under the proposed amendment, voters would be required to present valid identification each time they cast their ballot, regardless of their method of voting. Any voter who does not have valid identification would be provided a government-issued ID at no cost to ensure no voter is disenfranchised by the requirement.

The voter ID constitutional amendment is one of five proposed constitutional amendments included in Senate Bill 106. Other proposed amendments would:
  •   Require comprehensive auditing of elections, including the administration of elections, certification of election machines, the accuracy of the list of registered voters, the administration of voter registration and election results.
  •   Limit executive orders to 21 days unless extended by a concurrent resolution of the General Assembly.
  •   Allow the General Assembly to fully disapprove of a regulation without approval of the governor.
  •   Allow candidates for governor to select their running mates for lieutenant governor, similar to the way presidential candidates select vice presidential running mates. Currently, the office of lieutenant governor is elected independently.

In order to amend the state Constitution, these proposals must be passed in identical form by the House and Senate in two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly and then approved by voters in a referendum.

The bill now returns to the Senate for its consideration.
Broadband Expansion Measure on Governor’s Desk

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The state House and Senate unanimously approved my legislation aimed at boosting access to high-speed internet service in rural and other underserved areas of the Commonwealth this week. It is now pending the governor’s signature to become law (and he is expected to sign it).

House Bill 2071 would establish the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority to facilitate funds anticipated through a federal infrastructure bill recently approved by Congress. We expect to receive at least $100 million initially with the potential to obtain more after the authority develops a statewide plan for broadband expansion.

Under the bill, the authority would serve as a single point of contact for parties interested in developing broadband or having broadband developed, helping to minimize duplication and maximize the use of existing infrastructure. Additionally, the authority would be charged with identifying access to funding sources and helping to coordinate joint efforts for broadband buildout.

The authority would sunset after 10 years or when all federal funds have been exhausted and obligations fulfilled.
House Rejects Wolf Energy Tax

Fighting to protect hard-working Pennsylvanians, I joined a majority in the state House this week to reject proposed regulations by the Wolf administration to enroll the Commonwealth in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Joining RGGI would do great harm and bring no benefit. RGGI was created as a means to cap CO2 emissions for power generation plants, but the Commonwealth is already OUTPERFORMING most states currently enrolled in the initiative in reducing our emissions.

Joining RGGI would significantly increase the operating costs for power plants, and those costs will be passed on to consumers who are already struggling with the highest inflation rate in decades. The action would also lead to significant job loss in the energy industry.

Finally, the governor’s unilateral actions to enroll the Commonwealth in RGGI represent yet another overreach of his authority that completely cuts out the voice of the people.

Senate Concurrent Regulatory Review Resolution No. 1 will now go to the governor’s desk.
Final Reminder for 2020 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications

Older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities have until Dec. 31 to apply for the state’s 2020 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Remember, assistance through my offices is always free. You need not pay a private firm for assistance.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

For additional information and applications, click here, or contact my offices for assistance.
Outreach Hours Set for Jan. 6

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will host outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, Jan. 6:
  •   Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m.
  •   Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

Services available include assistance with any state-related issues or concerns, driver license and vehicle registration applications, and applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug assistance programs.

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at or my Facebook page at for the latest news from state government.
PA Farm Show Returns to In-Person Event in 2022

The 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show is set to begin on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. This year’s theme is “Harvesting More.”

After an all-virtual show in 2021, the event returns to its traditional in-person format but will also continue some of the virtual experiences that allowed Pennsylvanians to participate in the Farm Show in new ways.

The food court will continue to be a popular destination with new offerings including pierogies, shredded portabella mushrooms, veggie burgers and corn dogs, beef jerky snacks and more. New things to do include a canine spectacular, Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History, a “So You Wanna Be a Farmer” section and an Urban Gardening feature. For a full rundown of new foods and features this year, click here.

Admission to the show is free, but parking is $15 per vehicle. Shuttle service is provided.

The show runs through Saturday, Jan. 15. More information is available at
Warmest Holiday Wishes to You and Yours

I would like to extend my warmest holiday wishes to you and your family. May you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year.

My district office hours are limited in light of the holidays. All locations will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 27. The office will also be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, and Monday, Jan. 3.

PennDOT Driver License Centers will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 25, for Christmas, and on Saturday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,
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