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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Galeton fire dept. was dispatched for a possible structure fire

On February 5, at 11:52 pm Galeton fire dept. was dispatched to 21 School St. for a possible structure fire

Austin Dispatched For Pole Fire on Costello Road

At 6:14 PM on Saturday, Austin has been dispatched to Costello Road for a pole fire.

Port Allegany, Smethport Dispatched To UTV Crash on Scaffold Lick Road

At 5:24 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany & Phoenix Ambulance & Norwich & Smethport Fire Dept. have been dispatched to an UTV rollover crash with 5 patients at 2186 Scaffold Lick Road Road in Liberty Township. Serious injuries reported. CPR in progress.

Emporium & Austin also dispatched there for land rescue. Elkland SAR dispatched.

SAR & Air medical cancelled. PSP dispatched. 

8:10 PM--Otto ambulance dispatched to RT. 46 & Colegrove Brook for evaluation of possible hypothermic person.

2 Alarm Fire At Olga's Building in the Middle of Coudersport

Potter-Tioga County Fire Wire

On February 5, at 3:46 pm Coudersport and Port Allegany Fire Depts. dispatched to 4 E 2nd St. at Olga's for a structure fire. Reporting a working structure fire on the second floor.

Second Alarm: Galeton, Shinglehouse, Austin & Roulette dispatched mutual aid. Genesee dispatched.

Multiple departments have been dispatched for stand by assignments.

4:50 PM--Port Allegany Utility 3 & manpower requested to scene of fire in Coudersport.

5:50 PM--Westfield with engine or rescue with maskmen & Harrison Valley with air to scene.

6:01 PM--Wellsboro dispatched for RIT.

7:28 PM---Command reports fire under control.

Coudersport and Port Allegany Fire Depts. dispatched for structure fire at Olga's


On February 5, at 3:46 pm Coudersport and Port Allegany Fire Depts. were dispatched to 4 E 2nd St. at Olga's for a structure fire. Reporting a working structure fire on the second floor.

Second Alarm: Galeton, Shinglehouse, Austin & Roulette dispatched mutual aid.

Winter Adventure Snowshoe Hike, Sunday, Feb 6

The Friends of Lyman Run will be sponsoring the the first of two Winter Adventure hikes at Lyman Run State Park.  This hike will also be an introduction to using snowshoes (provided or bring your own).  The hike leaders will meet participants at the Day-Use parking lot prior to the start of the hike scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and will run to about 11:00 a.m.  This program is suitable for families (children should be old enough to handle wearing snowshoes) and is free of charge. 

Please make sure to dress warmly and in layers. Don't forget hats, scarves and gloves or mittens.  The snowshoe instruction will start the program and will include a short to medium long hike on the lake, depending on conditions. Since it is bound to be a bit chilly, Friends of Lyman Run members will be providing hot chocolate at the pavilion to warm up those red noses and chilly fingers.  Membership applications to join the Friends of Lyman Run will be available.  Individual membership is $10.00 a year, Family - $20.00, Non-profits - $35.00, Supporting (recommended) - $50.00,  Business - $100.00 and Lifetime - $250.00. Memberships run from January through December annually. 

The  Friends of Lyman Run (FOLR) is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization representing volunteers who work with park and forestry managers to provide continuing stewardship of our State Parks and Forests.  For over 10 years FOLR has been providing environmental education  programs for the entire family as well as funding for needed projects within the park.  Recently FOLR raised the funds for a new playground for youngsters and will be enhancing the area with park benches and shade trees.  Joining at the Supporting level ($50.00) allows FOLR to provide nature programs at no cost to participants. Donations are also tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  Programs planned for 2022 include guided nature hikes such as the annual First Day Hike to celebrate the beginning of the new year, the Winter Adventure Hikes on Feb.6 as well as the first Sunday in March, Kayaking Nature hikes during the summer season, Dutch Oven cooking classes, and the extremely popular Halloween Spooktacular and Enchanted Picnic Grove - designed for smaller children ( fun, not scary)..  Membership is open to anyone interested in nature and the outdoors and those who which to help care for Lyman Run State Park.

Hike leaders will be FOLR board members Chip Harrison and John Halter. Port-a-johns are available at the boat launch area if needed.

What Happens When Your Heart Skips a Beat By: Kashif Chaudhry, MD

UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute
Our hearts are amazing organs, and we can often take them for granted. They steadily pump away, rhythmically beating life into our bodies. But what happens when your heartbeat becomes irregular, erratic, or even skips a beat? These incidents of an altered heart rhythm are called arrhythmias, and people can often sense these alterations in heart rhythm, sensations known as heart palpitations. These can feel like a pounding, or racing sensation in the chest, or just a “funny” feeling in the chest. Some patients describe palpitations as “fish flopping,” or “drums beating” in the chest. Others report an overall heightened sensation of their heart rhythm. 

For most people, heart palpitations are a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence. However, some may have dozens of these heart flutters a day, sometimes so prominent that they can be confused for a heart attack. 
If you have palpitations, it is important to have your heart rhythm evaluated. Most palpitations are caused by a harmless hiccup in the heart's rhythm. But these minor hiccups may be a sign of a problem in the heart or elsewhere in the body. In some cases, the palpitations could be a symptom of a dangerous arrhythmias that requires prompt management. 

When to Seek Care
Every person has a different resting baseline for their heart rate and rhythm, so it is important that you know what’s normal for you. Factors such as age and activity level often affect our resting numbers, however generally, a resting heart rate of 60-80 beats per minute (BPM) is in the normal range. If you are an athlete, a normal resting heart rate can even be as low as 40 BPM.

During an arrhythmia, the heart either beats too slow (bradycardia), too fast (tachycardia), or irregularly (atrial fibrillation). Almost everyone experiences an occasional skipped heart beat, fluttering, or racing heart beat. While most events are harmless, some people have arrhythmias that are bothersome and sometimes dangerous. If your heart rate is too fast, too slow, irregular, and especially if you are also experiencing other symptoms such as shortness of breath and lightheadedness (or passing out), make an appointment with your doctor. 

Diagnosis and Treatment
Palpitations and arrythmias can appear out of the blue and disappear just as suddenly. They can be linked with certain activities, events, or emotions and have various other triggers including dehydration, low blood sugar, and too much alcohol or caffeine. The problem with diagnosing palpitations or arrythmias is that the noticeable rhythm change and symptoms usually subside by the time you get to the doctor's office. One of the most helpful pieces of information is your story of how your heart palpitations feel, what brings them on and how long they last, so be sure to record that information for your doctor.
A physical exam may reveal some signs as to what is causing your heart condition. Your doctor may hear a murmur or other sound when listening to your heart that suggests a problem with one of the heart's valves. Your doctor may also order blood tests if he or she suspects a thyroid imbalance, anemia, or low potassium, or other problems that can cause or contribute to heart rhythm disorders.

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a standard tool for evaluating the heart’s rhythm. This recording of your heart's electrical activity shows the heart's rhythm and any overt or subtle disturbances, but only over the course of 12 seconds or so. Your doctor may order additional testing to record your heart for longer periods of time using a mobile ECG called a Holter monitor. These units are battery powered and worn on the body for 24 to 48 hours so that your doctor can see and compare your heart activity throughout the period.

If your palpitations come with chest pain, your doctor may want you to have an exercise stress test. An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it's working its hardest. During the test, you'll be asked to exercise — typically on a treadmill — while you're hooked up to an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine. This allows your doctor to monitor your heart rate. 
Treatments come in a variety of forms depending on the cause and seriousness of your condition. Some people benefit from simple lifestyle modifications and at-home therapies such as deep breathing and meditation, while others may require medications, medical devices such as pacemakers or defibrillators, or catheter-based surgical procedures known as ablations. 

Don’t Delay When It’s a Matter of the Heart
Delaying care can have devastating consequences to your health, as time is one of the biggest factors with treating and potentially overcoming the effects of cardiovascular emergencies. If you are experiencing mild symptoms related to an arrythmia – racing heart, dizziness, or fainting – call your doctor. If you or a loved one are experiencing heart attack symptoms including shortness of breath, sharp pain in the chest or back, or a tingling sensation in your arm, don’t delay treatment – call 911 immediately. Even when the signs are subtle, the consequences can be deadly, especially if treatment is delayed. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and seeking care quickly go a long way to potentially improving your outcome. 

Kashif Chaudhry, MD, is an electrophysiologist with UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and sees patients at UPMC Williamsport, 740 High St., Williamsport. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chaudhry, call 570-321-2800. For more information, visit

Dr. William P. Reich 82, Of Wellsboro, PA.

Dr. William P. Reich

On February 2, 2022, Dr. William P. Reich passed away at his home in Wellsboro. He was 82. 

He was born on May 1, 1939, in Lincoln, Nebraska, son of the late Rev. Phillip Reich and Katherine Scholl Reich. Dr. Reich was formerly the Director of Pathology at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, now part of UPMC, and retired June 2014 after a 42-year practice. Dr. Reich did his undergraduate studies at Montana State University with a BA in Chemistry, and graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington in 1965 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. 

After a year internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR, he completed a four-year residency in combined anatomical and clinical pathology at the University of Washington Hospital System with fellowships in clinical microbiology and clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health. He became board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology in 1971. 

In addition to his professional life, Dr. Reich was an avid outdoorsman and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also practiced various artistic and artisan pursuits, including drawing, painting, crafting knives and building reproduction early American muzzleloaders. He was an accomplished baker of yeast breads and cinnamon rolls. He had a strong interest in american and world history and archeology. Dr. Reich supplemented his pursuits and interests as an avid reader and movie watcher, especially enriching his historical interests and his travels. He was a very devoted father and husband who always enjoyed spending time and traveling with his family. 

He is survived by his wife Carol H. Reich of 19 years, son, Steven W. Reich of Fairfax, VA, daughter, Laura M. Reich, DO, of Philadelphia, PA and stepson, William Lockhart (Amanda) and two step-grandsons, Alex and Max, of Washington, DC as well as his brother, Robert Reich (Susan) of San Antonio, Texas and brother-in law, John Hall (Maureen), Rochester, NY. 

A memorial service will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home on February 12, 2022 at 11:00 am. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center through The Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901, or at for online donations. 

To share a memory or condolence visit

Eldred Boro and Eldred TWP. Dispatched for a one car mva


On February 5, at 2:03 pm Eldred Boro and Eldred TWP. emergency responders were dispatched to W. Eldred Rd. for a one-car mva

Star Hose Responds To Fully Involved Pickup Truck Fire on Open Brook Friday

 Star Hose Company #1

Star Hose Company No. 1 ran multiple calls yesterday, including this vehicle fire on Open Brook Road in Liberty Township. The Engine Company responded and quickly extinguished the fire in the afternoon.   

Not long after taking up from the vehicle fire, the PAFD Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to assist Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department with a Structural Collapse at the Goodwill Store in Coudersport Borough.  Chief 3, Rescue 3, Squad 3, and Utility 3 with the Tech Rescue Trailer responded with 15 Rescue Technicians and Firefighters. 

Coudersport units conducted a search of the building and cancelled all additional resources prior to our arrival.

Coudersport Ambulance to Old Colesburg Road

At 11:59 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Old Colesburg Road in Coudersport Borough for a person fallen outside.

God's Country Upland Preserve (Coudersport) On Display at Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg


Allegany Co. Democrats “Serving our Community” on National Day of Service

For Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, and in honor of animal welfare advocate Betty White, the Allegany County Democratic Committee organized a collection drive for the SPCA Serving Allegany County. 

Kathie Stedina, lead coordinator for this project, said, “Dr. King’s life exemplified what it means to serve.  Since we, as Democrats, also strive to serve our communities, we chose to honor his legacy with this project.  It is a privilege to offer our assistance the hard working, caring staff and volunteers of the Allegany County SPCA."     

The call for donations went out to ACDC’s volunteer network. Dozens of supporters contributed to the project.  Lynda Pruski, Executive Director for the SPCA, welcomed the volunteers and thanked them for their generosity. The results can be seen in these photos.  

The Allegany County Democratic Committee is the official governing body for the County Party, working toward broader representation by Democrats at the local, state, and national levels.  Learn more at or on Facebook, email, or phone / text (585) 610-4321.

Indecent Assault Investigation In Westfield TWP.


Donald A. Streich, 65, of Ludlow, PA (formerly of Warren and Youngsville)

Donald A. Streich

Donald A. Streich, 65, of Ludlow, PA (formerly of Warren and Youngsville) passed away Monday  January 24, 2022 at his residence.

Don was born in Warren, PA  to Edwin L  and Bonnie H. (Farrell) Streich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Leroy Streich.

Surviving relatives include three brothers; Ed (Susan) Streich, Dave Streich, Larry Streich, and one sister Helen (Mike) Gustafson all of Warren area.

Don was a talented mechanic, he worked at several local garages. Later he became an over the road truck driver, eventually becoming owner/ operator of his own trucking company. He was an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast, he loved to drive them and work on them. Don had many lifelong friends and associates he enjoyed spending his time with. In his younger years he certainly knew how to live life to the fullest. 

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, February 12th at the Eagles Club in Warren. 

Donations may be made to the family to help with final expenses or to an animal shelter of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

Firearm Sale Investigation In Westfield TWP.


No Injuries In Vehicle Fire On N. Open Brook RD. In Liberty TWP.


Minor Damage And No Injuries In Two Vehicle Crash On RT. 46 In Norwich TWP.


No Injuries In Two Vehicle Crash On RT. 219 In Sergeant TWP.


No Injuries And Disabling Damage In One Vehicle Rollover Crash On Looker Mountain Trail In Otto TWP.


One Transported To Saint Mary's Hospital In One Vehicle Crash On RT. 46 In Keating TWP.


Cuba Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

 Cuba Police Department

*** Press Release ***
On February 4th, at approximately 2:00PM, Cuba Police arrested Robert K. Amundson (68) of Cuba following several complaints. 

Amundson was arrested on charges of harassment 2nd (Violation), dogs running at large (Violation), leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident (Violation) and unsafe backing (Violation). 

Amundson was processed and released to appear at a later date. Amundson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of Law.

Oswayo man denied bail on rape allegations


An Oswayo man is in McKean County Jail without bail on allegations that he raped a juvenile in December.

Aaron Dean Davis, 28, of 81 Depot St., is charged with rape by forcible compulson, a first-degree felony; statutory sexual assault — more than 11 years older than the victim, a second-degree felony; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony; aggravated indecent assault of a victim less than 16, and sexual assault, both second-degree felonies. Read more in Bradford Era.....

4 Receive Minor Injuries As Coudersport Goodwill Store Collapses On Top Of Them

Calee Phelps photo.

Coudersport Fire Dept. photos. More photos on their Facebook Page.

 Coudersport Vol FireDept


Chief 48 Phelps arrived within seconds to a chaotic scene and 80x 100' building collapse.
Rescue, Engine 48 responded, along with AC 48-20 Dunn II, AC Haskins, Capt Stevens, Lt Saulter and in all 18 personnel from 48 made the call. 

Command ( Chief 48 Phelps ) gathered information about personnel in the store, 3 workers and 8 shoppers and immediately requested additional crews from Wellsboro Dept 1 and Port Allegany Sta. 3 for heavy rescues and collapse struts, shoring equipment to rescue possible trapped individuals. 

Also 2 additional RIT companies were requested, 1- Roulette Engine w /ambulance and 1- 47 Ulysses for the safety of the crews that would be placed in-service upon arrival. 

Dept 48 Crews were able to do quick search of the build and assisted with accountability of employees and patrons. Two individuals on-scene where taken by ambulance to UPMC Cole, their second ambulance stood by at the scene and two people that were at the store arrived at the hospital by their own means - all were treated and released. 

By 5:40 pm an all clear was given and all persons that were in the store at the time of the collapse were accounted for and command cancelled all responding mutual aid Co's except Dept 46 Roulette.-They staged at our station until our units were placed back in-service.  

Assisted at the scene by the following:
Station 46 - Roulette
Station 3 - Port Allegany
Dept 49 - Cdspt Ambulance (2)/Medics
Cdspt Boro Police
PSP Cdspt
Cdspt Boro Public Works, Water Dept, LEMC
UGI Utilities
West Penn Power
Potter County EMA
Building/Property Owner 

We definitely would like to thank all that were on-scene and or responding to assist with this incident. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 

It is nothing short of a sheer miracle that no one was seriously injured or worse. Both stores (GOODWILL, the State Liquor Store ) will be closed until further notice, the building is possibly a total loss in excess of $500,000. 


Chief 48 Phelps

PA Permit Violations Issued to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC

PA Permit Violation Issued to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC in Eldred Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2/02/2022 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC in Eldred Twp, Lycoming county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-02-02 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC in Eldred Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2/02/2022 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC in Eldred Twp, Lycoming county. 78a56(a) - TEMPORARY STORAGE - Operator failed to contain regulated substances and wastes used at or generated at a well site in a tank, series of tanks or other storage structures approved by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-02-02 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC in Eldred Twp, Lycoming County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2/02/2022 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC in Eldred Twp, Lycoming county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-02-02 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Truck-Lite Is Hiring


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




Bradford Regional Medical Center Is Hiring LPNs, RNs, And CNAs


Friday, February 4, 2022

Arrest Made in Physical Disturbance at Crosby's in Bradford

 Foster Township Police Department
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On 02/04/22 at approximately 1815 hours officers responded to Crosby’s on East Main Street for a physical disturbance between two males. 

Upon arrival the males were already separated. Thru investigation and reviewing video footage the aggressor was identified as David CABISCA. 

CABISCA was cited with 1 Count, Title 18, 5503(a)(1) Disorderly Conduct through District Court 48-3-03.

Denver L. “Denny” Goff, 71, of Emporium, PA.

Denver L. Goff   

Denver L. “Denny” Goff, 71, of Emporium, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022, in UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport, from complications of COVID-19 pneumonia.
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.

Steven F. Mackcoviak, 70, of 148 Meadowlark Lane, Kersey, PA.

Steven F. Mackcoviak

Steven F. Mackcoviak, 70, of 148 Meadowlark Lane, Kersey, passed away Friday, February 4, 2022, after a lengthy illness. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Charlene M. Butler, 89, of 3 Delaware Avenue, Bradford, PA.

Charlene M. Butler

Charlene M. Butler, 89, of 3 Delaware Avenue, Bradford, passed away, Thursday, February 3, 2022, at her residence. 

Born November 12, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sylvia (Buoite) Hyland. She was a 1952 graduate of Bradford High School. On August 18, 1956, in St. Bernard Church, she married Joseph G. Butler, who preceded her in death on December 11, 2015. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the Bradford Era and WESB. On October 1, 1978 she along with her husband Joe purchased Man's World. She continued to operate the store after Joe died with her son Mike. Mrs. Butler and her husband Joe started the Bradford Stroke Group and the Silver Wheels program and ran them for many years. 

Surviving are two daughters, Susan Hillard, and Charla (Thomas) Munn, two sons, Michael (Sandy) Butler, and Charles (Beth Birtcil) Butler all of Bradford, five grandchildren, Katlyn Hillard, Brett (Nicole) Butler, Meagan (Paige) Stone, Brooke (Tyler Smith) Butler and Natalie (Emily Lewis) Munn, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son-in-law Daniel Hillard, and one brother, Charles Thomas Hyland. 

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday February 7, 2022, at Noon in St. Bernard Church in Bradford with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. 

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

Charles H. Keesler, 87, formerly of Willow Creek and Boston, NY, a resident of Eden, NY

Charles H. Keesler

Charles H. Keesler, 87, formerly of Willow Creek and Boston, NY, a resident of Eden, NY, passed away, Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Mercy Hospital, in South Buffalo NY. 

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

Online condolences may be expressed at 

Coudersport Dispatched For Traffic Control At Crash

At 5:19 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. dispatched to a crash at North Main & East 2nd. Traffic control needed.

Coudersport Dispatched For Building Collapse at Goodwill

Calee Phelps Photo

At 5:10 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Goodwill on Rt. 6 for a structural collapse.

The building has been reported to be evacuated but that is not confirmed. 

Port Allegany Fire & Structural Rescue Team have been requested at the scene. Roulette with RIT & Ulysses engine also dispatched & RECALLED.


St. Marys Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 4:32 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 365 South St. Marys Street for a structure fire at the rear of the house.

David R. Dittman, 59, of Port Charlotte, FL

David R. Dittman

David R. Dittman, 59, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away on Monday (Jan. 31, 2022) at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. 

Born Jan. 22, 1963, in Bradford, Pa., he was the son of Richard and Kathilynn Weidow Dittman of Port Charlotte, Fla. 

A 1980 graduate of Bradford Area High School in Bradford, David worked for Quaker State Oil Company prior to venturing into business for himself as owner and operator of both Dittman Trucking and Dittman East Main Service Station until his retirement due to his health. 

He enjoyed the company of his beloved dog, Buddy. 

He is survived by his parents Richard and Kathilynn Dittman of Port Charlotte, Fla., and his FiancĂ©, the love of his life, Angela Anthony of Port Charlotte; his uncle, William (Linda) Weidow of Bradford, several nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Margaret Dittman, and Harold and Ruth Weidow, all from Bradford, Pa., and uncles James (Marylou) Dittman and Ronald Dittman, all of Bradford, Pa. 

No services will be held at this time per David's wishes. A celebration of life will be held in Bradford, Pa., at a later date. 

Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

Beverly L. LITTLER, 67, of Wellsville, NY,

Beverly L. LITTLER

Beverly L. LITTLER, 67, of Wellsville, NY, died Thursday, February 3, 2022 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. 

Born October 24, 1954, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Otto M. and Shirley A. Post Elderkin. She was employed by Jones Memorial Hospital in Environmental Services. 

Surviving are: two daughters, Kasey Littler of Wellsville and Heather Rogers of Ward; five grandchildren, Ruby, Zoey Mae, Breena, Corbin, and River; seven siblings, Donna, Ella, Janet, Barbara, Anne, Eric, and Leo; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Steven. Services will be private. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Louis "Manny" Chiappelli, Jr., 94, of 1079 Theresia Street, St. Marys,

Louis "Manny" Chiappelli, Jr.

Louis "Manny" Chiappelli, Jr., 94, of 1079 Theresia Street, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 3, 2022 at his residence. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Robert A. Roulo Jr., 61, of 3012 Clair Carrier Road, Friendship, NY

Robert A. Roulo Jr. 

Robert A. Roulo Jr., 61, of 3012 Clair Carrier Road, Friendship, NY passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 

Born on September 20, 1960 in Olean, he was the Son of Robert A. and Joyce Kuhn Roulo Sr.

Robert had been employed by Baldwin’s Forest Products Bolivar for the past twenty-eight years.

Surviving are three sons, Justin Harris, Olean, Robert Roulo, Black Creek and Zeke Roulo, Rushford; his father Robert A. Roulo Sr., Bolivar; four grandchildren; two brothers, David Roulo and Michael (Jill) Roulo, both of Bolivar.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Joyce Roulo, in 2015 and a loving companion Vickie White in 2021.

There will be no prior visitation of funeral services. A celebration of life gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

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

Schaffner Funeral Home

Area Leaders, Farmers Meet to Discuss Building a Better Future for Agriculture

TROY – With many farms in the Northern Tier struggling to stay in business, Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) joined with local officials, economic development advocates and farmers Friday to hear a presentation from Keystone Farm Future (KFF).

The organization advocates a new approach for beef farming that addresses supply chain issues and removes some of the risks farmers face by essentially guaranteeing a market for their products. The meeting was hosted by the Agriculture Subcommittee of the Fund for Northern Tier Development.

“This is a really hard time for our farmers right now, and I think today’s presentation really gives us some hope for the future,” Owlett said. “We need the jobs to support our regional economy, and we especially need our farmers to keep putting food on our tables. We need to get cows back on our farms, and I am optimistic about the opportunities this program could provide.”

Larisa Miller, KFF president and CEO, addressed more than 150 farmers, agriculture advocates and local officials at the Troy Sale Barn Friday, outlining the organization’s innovative model that is designed to offer greater surety of supply; an economically sustainable model for farmers; guaranteed feed stock for processors; and local, quality meat products for consumers.

In late December, KFF announced a partnership with Karns Quality Foods, which is working with farmers in Lancaster County to supply beef to 10 regional supermarkets in southcentral Pennsylvania. Karns’ beef farmers will feed, house and care for the animals but will not own them, thereby reducing the risk and investment farmers need to make.

The beef program is launching with 10 farms and 600-plus animals in the pipeline. It will eventually scale up to 25 or 30 farms housing 1,700 cattle.

KFF is seeking to build more partnerships like the one with Karns in the future.

For more information about Keystone Farm Future, visit

The 2022 adult trout stocking schedule is now available online

 Senator Cris Dush

The 2022 adult trout stocking schedule is now available online at the PA Fish and Boat Commission. It's searchable by county and indicates stocking dates, meeting locations for volunteers and the species of trout that will be stocked. Statewide trout season opens April 2.

Restrooms at I-80 Rest Areas in Columbia County Closed Due to Power Outage

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised the restrooms at the Interstate 80 westbound and eastbound rest areas in Columbia County are temporarily closed due to a power outage in the area.

The restrooms will reopen once power is restored.