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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Coudersport dispatched for a structure fire


On January 29, at 11:39 pm Coudersport fire dept. was dispatched 83 Ferd's Drive for a structure fire. Port Allegany was dispatched for rit.

Working structure fire. Additional mutual aid dispatched from Roulette, Port Allegany, Austin , Ulysses. 12:30 AM fire is under control.

Clymer And Westfield Fire Depts. were dispatched for a chimney fire


On January 29, at 10:08 pm Clymer And Westfield Fire Depts. were dispatched to 412 Mack Rd. for a chimney fire

Mansfield was dispatched for a one car MVA


On January 29, at 9:20 pm Mansfield was dispatched to Spencer Rd. for a one car motor vehicle accident vehicle over the embankment unknown injuries.

Coudersport ambulance dispatched for difficulty breathing


On January 29, 8:51 pm Coudersport ambulance was dispatched to Park Ave. for difficulty breathing. Roulette answered the call

Morris dispatched for a 3 Car Accident


On January 29, at 8:19 pm Morris was dispatched to Old RT. 15 for a 3 vehicle accident with unknown injuries

Liberty, Blossburg, and Mansfield Fire Depts. were dispatched to working mobile home fire

 On January 29, 8:05 pm Liberty, Blossburg, and Mansfield Fire Depts. were dispatched to 14 Main St. in Hamilton TWP. for a structure fire mobile home fully involved this is a 2 alarm fire.

SATURDAY Update: Deadliest Week Since Pandemic Declared

Potter County Today
January 29th, 2022

This has been the deadliest week in Potter County since the COVID-19 coronavirus was declared in early 2020. 

With Saturday’s figures not yet released by the Pa. Dept. of Health, there have been 137 more cases and six more COVID-related fatalities this week. 

Totals now stand at 2,933 cases with 86 deaths. 

At the same time, the county’s vaccination rate lags far behind the statewide average. Despite frequent advisories from public health officials, relatively few Potter County residents are being vaccinated this month. Some 46 percent (7,142 people) of those 5 and older have now received at least one dose. 

Statewide, the figure is more than 80 percent. UPMC Cole offers the vaccine to eligible patients at its outpatient offices. 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.

As of Friday, UPMC Cole was treating eight COVID patients, with two undergoing intensive care and one dependent on a ventilator.

Public health officials are concerned about a decline in the number of people being tested for the coronavirus. Testing is available at local pharmacies and at UPMC Cole. A new federally subsidized program allows Americans to obtain COVID-19 at-home test kits by mail. Details are available here.

Lloyd R. “Buster” Daniels, Jr., 75, of Roulette, PA

Lloyd R. “Buster” Daniels, Jr. 

Lloyd R. “Buster” Daniels, Jr., 75, of Roulette, PA passed away Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2022) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Born July 6, 1946, in Mount Pleasant, PA, he was a son of Lloyd R. and Mary E. Eicher Daniels.  On Sept. 23, 1972, in Eldred, he married Karen M. Winston, who survives.  They were married 49 years.     

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, class of 1965. 

Vietnam War Veteran

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the US Navy.      

Mr. Daniels was employed with Saint Gobain Containers, Port Allegany, where he retired in 2006, with 34 years of service. 

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.  He enjoyed traveling throughout the country with his family.

Surviving in addition to wife, Karen, is a daughter, Lisa A. Daniels of Roulette; a son, Roy M. (Shelby) Daniels of Silver Creek, NY; six grandchildren: Morgan, Jaclin, Parker, Josie, Brieanna, and Harlow; three brothers, Terry R. (Karen) Daniels, George W. (Judy) Daniels both of Port Allegany, Richard L. Daniels of Mount Pleasant, PA; two sisters, Susanna Irwin of Port Allegany, Jean A (Curt) Linker of Dayton Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ronald W. and William E. Daniels; and three sisters, Barbara A. Pinchock, Patricia A. Taylor, and Judith A. Morton. 

At Lloyd’s “Buster” request, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  

Memorials can be made to the Veteran’s Memorial Home, Route 155 S, Port Allegany, PA 16743.  

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. 

Condolences can be made  to:  Karen M. Daniels,  15 Lyman Rd. W.,  Roulette, PA 16746

Two Charged For Illegal Firearms And Drugs Following Traffic Stop In Jenks TWP.


Wellsboro Fire and ambulance were dispatched to RT. 362


On January 29, at 3:25 pm Wellsboro Fire and ambulance were dispatched to RT. 362 near 660 for a 2 car motor vehicle accident with no injuries and cars in the roadway.

Jean A. (Congdon) Kilmer, age 75, of Wellsboro, PA

Jean A. (Congdon) Kilmer

Jean A. (Congdon) Kilmer, age 75, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, January 28, 2022 after a long struggle with MS.  

She was born on October 8, 1946 in Elmira, NY a daughter of the late Carlos Congdon and Margaret Lauper and was married for 53 years to William (Bill) Kilmer, Jr.  She was a 1964 graduate of the Elmira Southside High School, received a bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s degree from Elmira College.  Jean was a schoolteacher at the Don Gill Elementary School, Wellsboro, PA where she was very involved in several after school programs and after having to take a disability retirement from teaching worked for several years at Dr. Fox’s optometry office in Wellsboro, PA.  

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro where she was a Sunday school teacher, was on the Board of Christian Education, lead VBS programs, and attended the Tuesday Ladies Bible Study.  She was involved with the New Covenant Academy and a member of the Business and Professional Women organization.  Jean always had a smile on her face and was always looking for ways to help others.  

She is survived by her husband: Bill Kilmer, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA, son: Bryan (Bobbi) Kilmer of Youngsville, NC, daughter: Jill Kilmer Rusinko of Spring Grove, PA, granddaughters: Leah Rusinko, Kara Rusinko, Bryanne Kilmer and Brittaney (Russell) Hinnant.  

Friends may call on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 10 to 11 AM at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, PA.  A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Drew Simcox officiating.  A luncheon for friends and family will take place at the church after the service. Interment will be at a later date in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.  

Memorial donations, in her name, may be made to The Wellsboro Shared Homes Inc, 27 Bacon St Wellsboro, PA 16901 or the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, 25 Central Ave, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  

Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. Wellsboro, PA.

Roulette Ambulance to Sartwell Creek Road

At 2:23 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been summoned by a link to life call to Sartwell Creek Road for an unknown medical.

Millerton and Big Elm Fire and ambulance were dispatched to Bailey Creek


On January 29, at 1:25 pm Millerton and Big Elm Fire and ambulance were dispatched to Bailey Creek for a one car MVA car into a tree with injuries.

Shinglehouse ambulance was dispatched to Ireland Lane


On January 29, at 1:12 pm Shinglehouse ambulance was dispatched to Ireland Lane for a woman fallen

Cuba Fire Dept. was dispatched to a vehicle fire

On January 29, Cuba Fire Dept. was dispatched to a vehicle fire at the McDonalds.

Ann P. Meacham, 83, of Shinglehouse, PA.

Ann P. Meacham 

Ann P. Meacham, 83, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday, January 28, 2022, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long 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.

Blossburg Fire & EMS Along with Mutual Aid Respond to House Fire

 Blossburg Fire & Ambulance
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The Blossburg Fire Deportment was dispatched just before midnight on Thursday Night for a structure fire in Bloss Boro. Unfortunately, the home, that was empty at the time, was a total loss. Second, our apologies to the neighbor who lives downhill from the structure who experienced some water run off into his basement.  

We’d like to thank all the Blossburg department members who answered the call to help our community! We had 15 members involved in this incident.  

We also would be remiss if we didn’t mention the surrounding departments who provided mutual aid:
Mansfield Hose Company
Liberty Volunteer Fire Company
Wellsboro Fire Department
Canton Volunteer Fire Department
Also a shout out to Tioga, Middlebury, and Morris fire departments for standing by at their stations.  

All together there were approximately 40 firefighters on scene working in the extreme cold/icy conditions.  

Thanks to Bloss Boro for coming out to cinder the roadway after the call.
The Fire Marshal was able to identify the furnace in the residence as the case of the fire.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the home owner and thank God for keeping everyone safe.

City of Bradford Police Arrest Man Who Is Accused of Beating His Girlfriend

On 01/25/22 at approximately 2326 hrs, City of Bradford Police were dispatched to Bradford Regional Medical Center ER for an adult female that had been assaulted and was being treated. 

Officers observed the victim to have swelling to the cheek and bruises on her neck area. Officers conducted an interview with the victim and learned that the victim's boyfriend Armando Aponte had slapped and punched the victim 3 to 4 times in the face causing serious injury. Aponte then grabbed the victim by the neck choking her and cutting off her breathing until she fell unconscious. 

When the female awoke Aponte got back on top of her and pinned her down by her wrists causing additional injury to her wrists. The female asked to call 911 for help but Aponte refused to let her call anyone for help at that time. Aponte threatened the victim that if she told anyone about this he would kill her. 

After an extended period of time the victim was able to call her mother for help and get to the hospital. Officers learned that the female had an active brain bleed, broken nose and broken jaw. 

Based on the victim being in serious condition at that time she was flown by medical helicopter to Hamot Medical Center in Erie PA for trauma care. Surgeries will be required to repair the injuries. 

City of Bradford Police took Armando Aponte into custody for the listed charges. District Magistrate Dominic Cercone arraigned Aponte and remanded him to McKean County Jail on $300,000 cash bail. Preliminary Hearings are set in the matter. 

If you or anyone you know is a victim of Domestic Violence and needs help call the McKean County Domestic Violence Victims Resource Center Hotline at 888-822-6325 or call 911 for immediate help. The City of Bradford Police Department takes Domestic Violence very seriously and will take all appropriate measures to prevent, investigate, and stop this senseless violence.


The Wellsboro Winter Celebration is offering three days of winter indoor and outdoor fun, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11, 12 and 13.

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12 will be the Winter Carnival at the Wellsboro Mini Mall at 5 East Avenue, Suite 101, with free carnival games and prizes for kids.

The FFA Pancake Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wellsboro Firemen’s Annex on East Avenue. On the menu are pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and beverage (tea, coffee, juice). The price is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for farmers and children that are under 6 years of age.

Also on Saturday morning, two ice carvers will create three photo opportunity sculptures. They are: a dinosaur to sit on, a car to sit in and two minions with space for children, teens and adults to put their faces in and have friends and relatives take their pictures.

The carvers will also demonstrate their skills by creating four other ice masterpieces on the sidewalks in front of downtown Main Street businesses. The public is invited to watch the carvers work and ask them questions. It’s free.

The Chili with a Chance for Chocolate Taste-Off will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday with lots of different chili to taste at downtown businesses. Pick up a passport for $5 to sample the chili and vote on the winners as well as to enter the drawing to win the basket of chocolates valued at $25 that is on display at each of the participating businesses. Taste-off passports will soon be available at the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 12, the day of the event, passports will only be available outdoors in front of Penn Oak Realty, Inc. at 65 Main Street. 

From noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday on The Green, a park in downtown Wellsboro, will be free family-friendly events. There will be cross-country skiing for beginners and at 2 p.m., a tubing contest for children and adults. 

Stop in at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall for free cookie decorating and hot chocolate for youngsters ages 1 to 12. 

On Sunday, Feb. 13 both runners and hikers will be taking on the Mt. Tom Challenge by running, climbing or scrambling up the mountain's 1,100 vertical feet of trail to its summit. Sponsor is the Tyoga Running Club based in Wellsboro. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 with the start at 9 a.m. The challenge is to complete one lap up and down the mountain between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. regardless of weather conditions. Many of those who do one lap decide to do it again to see how many laps they can complete. It is free with no frills and open to anyone who wants to give it a try. To get to Darling Run from Wellsboro or Galeton, take U.S. Route 6, turn onto Route 362 and drive about 1.5 miles to the Pine Creek Rail Trail Darling Run Access parking lot in Ansonia in Shippen Township. Runners, hikers and spectators park there, walk across Route 362 and go to the registration tent at the bottom of the trail on Mt. Tom. For more information about the Mt. Tom Challenge, email the Tyoga Running Club at or call Tim Morey at 570-724-8561..

For a complete schedule of Wellsboro Winter Celebration events, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926, email or visit and click on Wellsboro Winter Celebration.



Seeds now available for “checkout” at Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Stop! Put down that seed catalog and walk away! Before you order your seeds for spring, check out the new Seed Library at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library in Emporium.

Available now for “checkout”, the library has a variety of vegetable and flower seeds, as well as a few melon varieties. Just pick out your seeds, then use your library card to check out your desired seed pack, just like a regular library book. 

No need to return these library items, but, if you already harvest and preserve seeds, the library encourages you to donate your non-gmo, non-hybrid and heirloom varieties to help grow the Seed Library each year.

A complete list of 2022 available seeds as well as details on donating are available at or by stopping by the library located at 27 West 4th Street in Emporium. 

Also, coming Saturday, March 5, the library will have a great program presented by area Master Gardeners called “Do You Want to Start a Garden This Year? Let Your Excuses Be-Gone!” Look for more details about this program in the coming week. 

“We hope local gardeners will take advantage of this great new service the library is offering, and help us to grow this into a bigger and better seed collection in the years to come.” Said Librarian Yelena Kisler, “We’re so excited to share this great resource with our community.”

“Seeds are only available in limited quantities, so we encourage those interested to get their desired seeds before we run out,” she said. 

Quantity of seeds per pack is not guaranteed since this is a free item, minimum needed for pollination is guaranteed. All seeds are non-gmo and heirloom varieties as attested to by the donors. 

Details on seed sourcing is available upon request from library staff. 


National Weather Service State College PA
1057 AM EST Sat Jan 29 2022

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 15 below

* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...Until 9 AM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if
precautions are not taken.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Bitterly cold wind chills are now expected
to continue until Sunday morning.


Limit time outside. Dress in layers and cover exposed skin. Wear
a hat and gloves. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if
precautions are not taken.

Coudersport Chamber of Commerce Needs Volunteers For The Maple Festival

The Coudersport Chamber of Commerce would once again like to Sponsor the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival, however, due to lack of volunteer support we are struggling to continue

We are looking for volunteers from the community and the Maple Producers.

If you could possibly offer to be a Volunteer please contact:

Kelly Bruno-CACOC   814-331-5724 or
Carol Jackson   at 814-274-0219 or

Jay TWP., Kersey & St. Marys Dispatched For Chimney Fire

At 10:36 AM on Saturday. Jay Twp., Kersey & St. Marys have been dispatched to 24220 Bennetts Valley Highway for a chimney fire.

Roulette Ambulance to Hester Avenue

At 8:10 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been called to Hester Avenue for a female with altered mental status.

Cameron County Government Pays It Forward To Save $$

Watch  video at ABC23

Positions Available with IU9

Secretary:  Full-time position available in our Smethport office for a highly organized detail-oriented person to manage transportation scheduling, special education, and PIMS.  Applicants should have knowledge of office practices and procedures, operating a computer system and demonstrate pleasant effective verbal communication skills.  Experience with Excel required.  Send letter of interest, resume, and application to Sandy Vossler, Seneca Highlands IU9, 119 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749. Application may be found at Deadline: Feb 4, 2022. EOE

Accounts Payable Clerk.  Part-time position, 21 hours per week.  Applicants should have a basic knowledge of office practices, experience in accounts payable is helpful. Questions may be directed to Kim @ 814-887-5512, ext 134.  Send letter of interest, resume, and application to Sandy Vossler, Seneca Highlands IU9, 119 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749. Application may be found at Deadline: Feb 4, 2022. EOE

Anticipated Special Education Supervisor: Permanent full-time position for McKean and Potter County. Minimum Education/Experience: Master’s Degree or Equivalency with a valid Supervisor of Special Education/Principal K-12; Five years of experience in teaching special education or related field.

Certified School Psychologist:  Full or part-time positions available.  Background in Autism and/or Behavioral Supports preferred.  Send letter of interest, application (, current resume, copy of certification, references, Act 34, 114, and 151 to Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education, 119 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA  16749, EOE

Classroom Aide:  Part-time position available in Coudersport, Autistic and Emotional Support; Requires:  High School Diploma.  Send letter of interest, application (, current resume, references, Act 34, 114, and 151 to Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education, 119 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA  16749, EOE

Personal Care Aides: Full-time positions in the Intensive Outpatient Program in Coudersport to work with students exhibiting behavioral/emotional needs.  Requirements: Teaching certification or Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field.  Send letter of interest, application (, current resume, copy of certification, references, Act 34, 114, and 151 to Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education, 119 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA  16749,   EOE

Job Coach: Full-time position. Assist students in learning on-the-job skills at job sites in Potter County. Hours available during and beyond a typical school day. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree with related experience.  Send letter of interest, application (, current resume, copy of certification, references, Act 34, 114, and 151 to Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education, 119 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA  16749, EOE

Substitute Classroom Teachers and Aides – New Daily Rates; Immediate openings for day-to-day positions supporting students and classrooms in Potter, Cameron, McKean, and Elk Counties.  Training provided.  Requires teaching certificate or bachelor degree (substitute teacher)/high school diploma (aide). Updated rates: $135/day for substitute teacher and $75/day for substitute aides - plus mileage
Individuals holding the following qualifications may now serve as substitute teachers:

·        Bachelor’s Degree

·        60 college credits & 25 yrs. old or older

·        Student currently enrolled in a teacher program & has 60 completed  

·        Retired Teacher

Individuals holding a high school diploma may serve as classroom aides.  
Contact: Sandy Vossler, (814) 887-5512, ext. 133;

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


Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. Is Now Hiring


Open Interviews At Mountain Laurel Recovery Center February 4th


Friday, January 28, 2022

Port Allegany Ambulance to Chestnut Street

For a diabetic problem.


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A young lady climbs the wall at the Kelchner Fitness Center on the Mansfield University campus. To try the wall on Feb. 5, register now.

The Winter Outings Series in Potter and Tioga continues with a guided snowshoe or traditional hike this Saturday, Jan. 29 on Mt. Tom near Wellsboro and the first of two eagle watches, one this Sunday, Jan. 30 and the other next Sunday, Feb. 6. Beginners, both adults and children who want to try out the climbing wall for free at Mansfield University on Feb. 5, must register soon. There will also be a snowshoe hike on Feb. 6 at Lyman Run State Park.

Mt. Tom Free Guided Snowshoe or Hike is This Saturday Jan. 29

Snowshoe or hike the trail on Mt. Tom near Wellsboro. At 8:45 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 29, meet at the Pine Creek Rail Trail Darling Run parking lot in Ansonia in Shippen Township. To get to Darling Run, take U.S. Route 6, turn onto Route 362 and drive about 1.5 miles to the parking lot at Darling Run and park. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, participants will cross Route 362 on foot to hike or snowshoe up the Mt. Tom Trail. This free slow-paced guided hike/snowshoe will be a climb of over 1100 feet to see breathtaking views of Ansonia and the upper Pine Creek Valley. Depending on trail conditions and the number of participants, it can take as long as three hours to complete the hike or snowshoe and get back to the parking lot. Experience and conditioning are a must for this strenuous course preview of the upcoming Mt. Tom Challenge being held there on Sunday, Feb. 13. Dress in layers. Bring a snack and water. Limited snowshoes will be available. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Due to snow and/or ice, traction aiding devices, such as snowshoes or simple boot cleats will be required. For more information, call 570-724-8561.

Free Eagle Watch at Tioga-Hammond Lakes Connecting Channel Overlook is This Sunday, Jan. 30 and to be Held a Second Time Next Sunday, Feb. 6

At 9 a.m. this Sunday, Jan. 30, the free, one-hour Eagle Watch led by local expert Matt West will be at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tioga-Hammond Lakes Connecting Channel Overlook near the spillway at 94-98 South Main Street in Tioga Borough. This is one of the best spots in the area to see bald eagles. Bring a camera and binoculars. A limited number of spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. The Tioga County Woodland Owners Association is co-sponsoring the Jan. 30 event with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is providing free hot cocoa and snacks for those attending. 

A second Eagle Watch with West minus refreshments will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the same location on Sunday, Feb. 6. West, educational program coordinator for the Mill Cove Environmental Area and tourist information counselor at the PA Department of Transportation Keystone Welcome Center at Tioga on Route 15, will answer questions about bald eagles and talk about their lives, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s reintroduction program, how to identify this raptor and other areas in Tioga County where people can go to see them. To get to the Tioga-Hammond Lakes Connecting Channel from Wellsboro, take Route 287 north for 16.9 miles to the stop sign in Tioga Borough. At the stop sign, turn right onto South Main Street in Tioga Borough and drive to the end of the street, wind past the park entrance gate and drive by the spillway to the top of the hill where the road ends at the connecting channel parking lot. It is approximately 1.8 miles from the stop sign. For more information, call the Ives Run Visitor Information Center at 570-835-5281.

Sign Up Now for Time on Feb. 5 to Climb The Wall Free at MU

Individuals and families with children of all ages are invited to participate in Community Climbing Day to experience the climbing wall for free on Saturday, Feb. 5 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Mansfield University’s Kelchner Fitness Center at 80 Clinton Street in Mansfield. Registration is required.  Provided free will be guidance by trained staff and family-friendly climbing gear to get beginners off the ground. The climbing wall is 80 feet wide and 29 feet tall. Those who attend must wear a mask while in the fitness center. To register, email Director Amy DeLozier at For more information, visit or the Kelchner Fitness Center Facebook page, or call the center at 570-662-4865.

Free Lyman Run Winter Snowshoe is Sunday, Feb. 6

With cold temperatures expected to continue on Sunday, Feb. 6, the Winter Adventure Hike at Lyman Run State Park (Address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922) will be on snowshoes. At 8:45 a.m., meet outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter in the Day Use parking lot near the pavilion at Lyman Run State Park (Address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922). Adults and kids are welcome to participate. The group will leave from the parking lot, cross the road, put on their snowshoes and begin the one-mile out-and-back hike that will take them to the beach area and then on Fisherman’s Trail. The snowshoers will cross Lyman Lake, which is frozen and covered with snow, to return to the parking lot. It's free. Those who own snowshoes are encouraged to bring them. Snowshoes will also be available and provided free for those who don’t have them. Wear waterproof boots, dress appropriately for the weather and bring snacks and water. This winter outing may be cancelled due to trail conditions or become a traditional hike if there is no snow. For more information, call 570-439-1826 or 1-814-435-5010.


To learn more about Winter Outing events or for updates on snow and ice, trail conditions, directions and more, search for Step Outdoors Tioga County on Facebook or visit

Shinglehouse Man Charged With Child Pornography


Eugene J. Troncone, 91, of Buckwheat Hollow Road, Lawrenceville, PA

Eugene J. Troncone

Eugene J. Troncone, 91, of Buckwheat Hollow Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died Thursday January 27, 2022 at his home.  

He was the son of the late Steve and Francesca (DeMarco) Troncone.  He married the former Rosemarie Malizia on January 18, 1962 and they celebrated 46 years of marriage until her passing on July 21, 2008.  

Eugene is a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1949.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Lock Haven University and a Master’s Degree from Penn State University.  Eugene was a teacher at Williamson Jr./Sr. High School, Tioga, for 33 years.  He taught Social Sciences, History and Driver’s Education.  He also served as Vice Principle and Director of Student Services.    

Eugene was a Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, and enjoyed hunting, gardening, loved animals, and operated a hobby farm.
Korean War Veteran

Surviving are sons, Alex (Teresa) Troncone, Corning, NY; Craig (Michele) Troncone, Millerton, PA; Chris Troncone, Lawrenceville, PA; and Mark Troncone, Lawrenceville, PA; grandchildren, Nick Troncone, Oxnard, CA; Steven Troncone of Millerton, PA; Jacob Troncone, Horseheads, NY; Amanda Troncone, White Oak, PA; and Dylan Troncone, Wellsboro, PA; a great granddaughter, Sasha Troncone, a brother, Steve Troncone, Jr., Emporium, PA; special friends, Ron and Sue Becker, Lawrenceville, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Jim was preceded in death by sisters, Grace Sedlock, Carmilla Kupstas, Mary Jones, Rose Bogart, Jenny Palladino Dunning, Ellen Haynes, Lily Leonard, and Joliet Harpster, a granddaughter, Francesca Troncone, and his brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Cee Malizia.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Eugene's life on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. followed by a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Tioga. 

Memorial donations in Eugene’s memory may be made to: Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 US 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901 and/or North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. 

To share a memory or condolence visit

William J. Macfarlane, 68, of Duke Center, PA.

William J. Macfarlane

William J. Macfarlane, 68, of Duke Center, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Olean General Hospital. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes inc. Online condolences may be expressed at

Vera Jean Glander, 95, of 21 Keating Avenue, Bradford, PA.

Vera Jean Glander

Vera Jean Glander, 95, of 21 Keating Avenue, Bradford, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022, at her residence. 

Born February 18, 1926, in Clarksville NY, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Violet (White) Cook. On May 24, 1947, she married Paul Joseph Glander Sr. who passed away, January 27, 1988. Jean had been employed at Zippo Manufacturing for over 50 years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. 

Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn (Ron Nash) Gainer, of Bradford, and Sandra Jean Glander, of Bradford, two sons, Gary (Linda) Glander, of Derrick City, and Paul J. (Judy) Glander Jr., of Atlanta, GA, two sisters, Betty Gee, of Leesburg, FL, and Mary Hitchcock, of Erie, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews 

Services are private and at the convenience of family. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Fox Township Dispatched For Crash

At 6:09 PM on Friday, Fox Township Fire dispatched to the area of 5243 Rt. 153 for an MVA.


Siren Issues a Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews and Almond Butter in Birthday Cake Bites

Siren of San Francisco, CA is issuing a voluntary recall of Siren Birthday Cake 1.7oz Bites because they may contain undeclared cashews and almond butter.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashew or almond butter run the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Birthday Cake 1.7 oz Bites were distributed through select Target stores nationwide.

Siren Issues a Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews and Almond Butter in Birthday Cake Bites

Siren of San Francisco, CA is issuing a voluntary recall of Siren Birthday Cake 1.7oz Bites because they may contain undeclared cashews and almond butter.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashew or almond butter run the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Birthday Cake 1.7 oz Bites were distributed through select Target stores nationwide.

AuroMedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Polymyxin B for Injection USP, 500,000 Unit per Vial, Due to the Presence of Particulate Matter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 26, 2022 – East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of lot number CPB200013 of Polymyxin B for Injection USP, 500,000 Units/Vial, to the consumer level from the USA market due to a product complaint for the presence of particulate matter, identified as hair being discovered in a vial within this lot.

Carolann M. Drum, 79, of West Willow St., Smethport, PA

Carolann M. Drum

Carolann M. Drum, 79, of West Willow St., Smethport, PA passed away Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2022) in her home. 

Born Sept. 22, 1942, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of Martin J. and Grace Reno Machingo. On June 26, 1965, in Youngstown, Ohio, she married Gary K. Drum, who died June 26, 2009. 

Carolann was a graduate of Youngstown High School, class of 1960. She attended Youngstown State University for 3 years. 

She was co-owner of the former Gary K. Drum Funeral Home, Smethport, before retiring.
Carolann was a member of the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church of Smethport, member of the Smethport Area Women's Club, and enjoyed playing golf at the Smethport Country Club. 

Surviving are two sons, Gary K. Drum Jr. and Christopher B. Drum, both of Smethport; a granddaughter, Amber A. Drum and a great-grandson, Edan G. Henderson both of Yatesboro. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gary, and a brother, Martin J. Machingo.
At Carolann's request, there will be no visitation. Friends will be received in the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Smethport, at 11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 29, 2022) where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Rev. Vince Cieslewicz, as celebrant. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Smethport. 

Memorials can be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at

District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer Reports Sentencings In McKean County Court

District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that, 

following a sentencing hearing at the McKean County Courthouse on January 27, 2022, Matthew HOWARD was sentenced to 8 years to 16 years and one year of additional supervision for aggravated assault and other crimes.

The defendant had been convicted following a jury trial on December 20, 2021 for aggravated assault with a knife for stabbing another man in the City of Bradford as well as other crimes. The case was investigated by Officer Clayton Yohe.

Also at the sentencing hearing, the defendant pled guilty to one count of Procuring a Weapon.  While incarcerated at the McKean County Jail, the defendant made a made a weapon.  That case was investigated by County Detective Linda Close.  The defendant will serve his sentence in the State Department of Corrections.


Also sentenced yesterday was Robert FYFE who pled guilty to possessing a large number of child pornography images at his residence in the City of Bradford.  Due to the number of images, the age of the children depicted, and the nature of the contact depicted in the photographs, the defendant was sentenced to a period of incarceration of 8 years to 16 years plus 3 years of consecutive probation.  The nature of the offenses requires that he also register as a sex offender under the statute previously known as Megan’s Law.  The case was investigated by Sgt. Seth Shepard of the City of Bradford Police.


James Gavin WILLIAMS, III, was sentenced to a period of incarceration of 54 months to 108 months for crimes of Possession with Intent to Delivery (368 grams of methamphetamine and 28 grams of cocaine); Persons not to Possess Firearms; and Possessing Instruments of Crime in the City of Bradford between June 20, 2021 and July 2, 2021.  Officer Joshua Frederoski investigated the case.  The Pennsylvania SERT (Special Emergency Response Team) assisted City of Bradford Officers. The sentence will be served consecutively to a sentence he was previously ordered to serve following conviction for Persons Not to Possess Firearms for a total sentence of 63 months to 126 months and 1 year of consecutive reentry supervision.


DA Shaffer:  “These cases are an example of the excellent police work seen every day in our county.  They also highlight the excellent collaboration among agencies in the county.  The investigating officers in these cases, as well as their assisting officers, answer calls of violence, crimes against children, and drug crimes daily and their diligent work is commendable.”

State Police Announce Quarterly Firearms Purchase Denial Investigations

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) conducted 337,911 background checks during the fourth quarter, which is an 11% increase from the previous quarter. In addition, PSP released the number of firearms purchase denials, subsequent investigations, and arrests that resulted from investigations for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Established in 1998, PICS is used by county sheriffs, chiefs of police of cities of the first class, and licensed firearms dealers in Pennsylvania to determine an individual's legal ability to acquire a license to carry firearms or obtain a firearm through a purchase or transfer.

Statistics for the fourth quarter of 2020 are included for comparison.

Fourth Quarter PICS Statistics 2020 2021
Total number of PICS checks conducted 420,581 337,911
     Number of persons denied 7,458 5,330
Total number of denials referred to law enforcement agencies 1,317 1,380
     Referred to Pennsylvania State Police 352 329
     Referred to Local Law Enforcement 932 1,015
     Referred to ATF 33 36
Number of individuals arrested for a warrant at point of purchase 52 13
In Pennsylvania, a person commits a felony of the third degree if they make a false oral or written statement on any federal or state agency form or if they willfully present false identification that is likely to deceive a firearm seller, licensed dealer, or licensed manufacturer. When an individual provides false information on a state and/or federal form, an investigation is initiated, and an investigation referral is sent to the corresponding law enforcement agency. In addition, during the background check process, individuals may be identified as having an active warrant for their arrest.

Robert L. Smith, age 61, of Cameron, NY

Robert L. Smith

Robert L. Smith, age 61, of Cameron, NY passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. 

He was born on January 27, 1960 and was the son of the late Norman and Lois (Bradford) Smith. 

Robert served in the US Army, enjoyed making candles and spending time with his family. He loved kids and always considered his nieces and nephews his pride and joy. 

He is survived by a brother, Norman Smith and family of Westfield; nieces and nephews, Rosemary Barnes and children, Stacey (Lawrence) Dibble, Melissa (Matthew) Smith, Amanda Smith, Mark (Carol) Gardner, Nickie (David Sr.) Clark, Tim Gardner, Lisa Gardner, John (Marianna) Gardner; brother in law, Alfred Gardner; half sister, Elaine Collins and three children, Tina (Harland) Taft, Becky Webster and David Webster. 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bertha Ann Smith; a brother, Charles Smith Sr.; a sister, Mary Gardner; two children, Normie Smith and David Uber and a nephew, Charles Smith, Jr. 

A celebration of life for Robert will be held at a later date, with more information to follow. 

Memorial donations on Robert’s behalf can be made to Kenyon Funeral Home to help the family with expenses. Stacey also set up a GoFundMe page for any donations that could help the family during this time  

Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.

Seneca Highands Career and Technical Center students travel to New Castle, PA to compete in the SkillsUSA Competition.

The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center students attended the SkillsUSA District Competition at the New Castle School of Trades in New Castle on Friday, January 14, 2022.  The following students placed in the top 3 places.  The first-place winners will move on to the State Competitions on April 6th – 8th in Hershey.

 Pictured L-R: Anthony Herring- Networking, Levi Culver- Networking, Cassandra Waid- Culinary, Seth Benson- Culinaary, Mikya Stake- Homeland Security, Camerynn Stambaugh- Health Assistance, Alliyah Penick- Health Assistance, Sierria Peters- Health Assistance, Faith Miller- Health Assistance

 Pictured L- R: Bryce Skinner(PAHS)- Netorking, Levi Culver(PAHS)- Networking, Faith Miller(SAHS)- Health Assistance, Seth Benson(PAHS)- Culinary, Sierria Peters(PAHS)- Health Assistance, Cassandra Waid(OEHS)- Culinary, Anastasia Penick(PAHS)- Culinary, Mikya Stake(PAHS)- Homeland Security, Hunter Dumire(SAHS)- Building Construction, Alliyah Penick(PAHS)- Health Assistance, Forrester Smoker(CCHS)- Networking, Isaiah DeBockler(PAHS)- Building Construction, Benjamin Torrey(NPHS)- Networking, Logan Pesock(PAHS)- Heavy Equipment, Anthony Herring(NPHS)- Networking, Marshall Ebert(OEHS)- Automotive, Camerynn Stambaugh(PAHS)- Health Assistance, Hayley Durphey(SAHS)- Early Childhood Education.

 Forrester Smoker *Networking (CamCo HS)- First Place

Hayley Durphey *Early Childhood Education (Smethport HS)- First Place

Clyde W. Anderson, 82, of Edgar James St., Kane, PA; Worked at Honeywell

Clyde W. Anderson

Clyde W. Anderson, 82, of Edgar James St., Kane, PA passed away Wednesday (Jan. 26) at his residence.  

He was born on Dec. 3, 1939 in Mt. Jewett, the son of the late Oliver and Agnus (Nelson) Anderson.  On Jan. 15, 2005 he married Norma Nobles, who survives.

Mr. Anderson had been employed at Honeywell prior to his retirement.  He was also a member of the Mt. Jewett Veteran's Memorial Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son Jeffrey (Zena) Anderson of Oil City; one daughter Rita Bunnel of Oil City; one step-daughter Valerie (Jeff) Thompson of Duke Center; three step-sons, Jesse (Becky) Cliff of Eldred, Mark (Pat) Albney of Allegany, NY and Martin Armour of Kane.  He is also survived by many grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Anna Swank and Nancy Benninger and one brother Gui Anderson

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Online condolences can be expressed at Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.