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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Wolfinger Family Fund gives area school districts a boost

Connie and Sandy Wolfinger (left) visit with students from the Northern Potter School District’s agriculture education class.

OLEAN, N.Y., January 25, 2022 — The Wolfinger Family Donor Advised Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation recently provided $3,450 in support to area school districts to support a number of special projects and educational programs.

Harold “Sandy” and Connie Wolfinger established the Wolfinger Family Fund in 2019 and designed the fund to provide annual support for educational programming and enrichment opportunities for area students.

The Coudersport Area School District received $1,000, $500 each for a virtual reality project and for a sixth-grade field trip to the Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tiers Region.

The $500 grant for the virtual reality project will help purchase Occulus Quest VR headsets that will be utilized in the school’s STEM lab by students in grades 7-12.

According to Theresa Daniels, a Coudersport school teacher, the headsets will “provide students with memorable and immersive experiences that would otherwise not be possible.”

“Virtual reality provides the ability to practice skills in a safe environment and in a manner that utilizes a participant's motor skills, which ensures better knowledge and skill retention,” she said. “VR can transport students from their desks to the Roman ruins, let them mix volatile chemicals and see the reaction without being physically harmed, and allow them to not only see but interact with virtual worlds.”

The $500 grant for the Challenger Learning Center field trip will allow the school to take its entire sixth grade class to the Challenger Center to experience the Rendezvous with Haley’s Comet.

The rendezvous experience allows students to experience a simulation of the flight and study of Haley’s Comet.

The Northern Potter School District received a grant of $500 that will support a project at the district to establish a food plot on the district’s forested land. The district will then utilize trail cameras to allow students to study wildlife populations, especially whitetail deer.

According to Lacey Miles, the school’s agriculture education teacher, students will work to plan, plant and maintain the plot area. Students will also soil sample using testing kits from Pennsylvania State University to understand the nutrient needs of the soil.

"This gives a range of kids the chance to learn about the unique circumstances that our school has to offer,” said Miles. “Many of our students are interested in conservation and ag mechanic careers. This project gives them a chance to explore and expand their knowledge of those possible careers.”

Ellicottville Central School received $500 to help the school provide a concert by performing artist, Jared Campbell.

Campbell uses songwriting and storytelling to encourage youth to embrace positive forces in their life. This will be the second time Campbell has performed for both elementary and middle/high school students in Ellicottville, said Bob Miller, Ellicottville Central School superintendent.

The Smethport Area School District received a grant of $500 to support the purchase of a rowing machine for the school’s fitness center.

The rowing machine will be available for use by students in grades 7-12. The machine will be available for use in physical education classes and after-school programs. According to Kim Cavallaro, Smethport physical education instructor, the rowing machine can also be an important tool in helping injured athletes rehab and recover.

The fund also provided a $950 grant to the Belvidere High School in Belvidere, NJ, to provide for the purchase of furniture and classroom materials to restructure a classroom for a high school teacher caring for some 110 students.

The Wolfingers have provided grants to the school district as it is one with a special family connection.

Sandy’s mother Dorthy Wolfinger and her sister Alice Wilhelm were lifelong residents of Belvedere and attended schools there from grades 1-12. Alice also taught kindergarten at Belvidere for many years. Sandy and all of his siblings, Ray, Carol and Kirk Wolfinger, attended Belvidere from kindergarten on.

Donations can be made to the Wolfinger Family Donor Advised Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Olean, NY 14760 or online at

Allegany Dispatched For Vehicle Crash with Injury on West River Road

At 6:05 PM on Saturday, Allegany Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to a crash with injury near 3359 West River Road in Allegany. Air Medical is unable to respond due to weather.

Potter-Tioga Maple Weekend Returns on March 19 & 20, 2022


Berwyn’s Snow NASCAR Daytona 500, Mills, PA

 Picture of Berwyn’s Snow NASCAR Daytona 500, Mills, PA

Lafayette, Bradford, Lewis Run Dispatched To House Fire on Rt. 59

At 1:55 PM on Saturday, Lafayette, Bradford Township & Lewis Run Fire Depts. dispatched to a house fire on Rt. 59 near West Warren Road. Working house fire. Second alarm. 4430 Rt. 59.

Stations 7 & 19 dispatched.

Coudersport Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire In Sweden Township

At 1:38 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an unknown type fire possibly on Eckert Lane in Sweden Township. Port Allegany dispatched for RIT.

Chief 48-10 reports confirmed controlled burn. RECALL ALL UNITS.


Charles “Chuck” Smith, 88, of 324 W Fourth St., Emporium, PA

Charles “Chuck” Smith

Charles “Chuck” Smith of 324 W Fourth St., Emporium, PA  went home to be with God on February 24, 2022 at the age of 88. 

Charles was born to the late Charles E Smith and Ruth Flanigan on November 5, 1933 in Ridgway, Pa.  \

Mr. Smith retired from Motor Coils many years ago. He also worked as a landscaper. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. 

Charles enjoyed his independence and was an amazing person in every way. He was never one to judge others but offered an understanding viewpoint. He was quick to offer a smile to others and had a generous nature.  

His faith in God carried him through many trials. He will be greatly missed.  

Charles is survived by his children, Edward Smith, Bradford; Paula Singer (Michael), Emporium; Penny Carter, Emporium; Kelly Pacitto, New Jersey. His grandchildren, Michael Miksich, Dustin Smith, Quinten Carter, James Smith, Stacey Smith, Timothy Smith, Cathy Wolfanger, Frank Wolfanger, David Keller and Cassandra Keller.  Also survived by his brother, Dave Smith, Emporium, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Weidert Smith, son, Charles Smith, step daughter, Mary Weidert Stuckey, step daughter, Jacqueline Weidert, brother, Edward Smith, sister, Carol Smith, sister, Lillian Smith, grandchild, Richard Carter, and one great grandchild.  

Services for Charles will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.

Viola N. Mortimer, age 90, of Knoxville, PA

Viola N. Mortimer

Viola N. Mortimer, age 90, of Knoxville, PA passed away on Friday, February 25, 2022 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro.  

Born March 26, 1931 in Osceola, she was the daughter of the late Odis and Ruth (Croft) Northrup.  She married Robert C. Mortimer on October 16, 1953 and they shared 69 years together.  

She worked at the Electri-Cord in Westfield and retired from the Knoxville Library, where she was the Librarian, member of the book club and served on the Library board for many years.  She was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church, liked to bake, loved gardening and her flowers and was an avid reader.  

Viola is survived by her loving husband, Robert; her children, John and Colleen Mortimer of Knoxville, PA,  Michele and Tom Anderson of Pottstown, PA and Katrina and Peter Croke of Coudersport; grandchildren, Christina Colegrove, Stephanie Katch, Megan Colegrove, Ashleigh Styer, McKayla Bodine and Bowen Croke; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Betty McConnell of South Hadley, MA; a niece, Vickie Wilson of Huntington, MA and several step siblings.  

A private family service will be held at a later date.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Public Library, 112 E. Main St., Knoxville, PA 16928.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.

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


Live Public Auction February 26th, At Carters In Allegany, NY.


The Allegheny Bradford Corporation Is Seeking A Quality Engineer


Austin Ambulance to Matt Ward Road

For difficulty breathing. 

Intermediate Unit Nine (IU9) is looking for a Network/Systems Administrator


Sew Much More Early Bird Prom Specials


Seeking Part-Time Penn State Master Gardener Coordinator

Part-Time Penn State Master Gardener Coordinator of Potter County

This individual will coordinate the Master Gardener Program in Potter County and will work closely with the Master Gardeners to provide education on sustainable horticulture practices to the residents of the county.

This position is part-time. This position is administratively responsible to their Area Master Gardener Coordinator and the Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator. As Master Gardener (MG) Coordinator, direct and coordinate the operations of the MG volunteer program in Potter County and work with the Area MG Coordinator to maintain a strong program in the county.
Also coordinate with other county MG Coordinators as appropriate. Serve as the MG spokesperson. Serve as the liaison between the County Extension offices, the state-level MG Program and the volunteers. With the assistance of the MG volunteers, provide community outreach to educate consumers about horticultural and environmental issues in the county.

Work with Master Volunteer Committees to:
Initiate, staff, manage, evaluate, and prepare program impact reports; recruit, select, and train new volunteers; assure volunteers’ compliance with Penn State policies
Oversee volunteer projects; identify and promote volunteer professional development opportunities
Manage business/program development meetings for volunteers; manage volunteer fiscal matters
Engage community members as appropriate to promote Extension, the Master Gardener Program and Penn State
Develop revenue enhancement strategies to obtain additional resources for the Master Gardener Program
Identify opportunities and educational needs of consumers and stakeholders and strengthen or extend the program by maintaining a working relationship with the county and other organizations as appropriate
Demonstrate competency in knowledge of computers and applicable software
Use technology, mass media and personal contacts in the delivery and management of high quality extension educational programs
Ensure compliance with the affirmative action plan
Through public notification and “All Reasonable Efforts,” make all programs accessible to clientele without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator

Required Qualifications:
College degree in Horticulture, Environmental Science or similar field
Ability to manage volunteers
Ability to inspire and develop leadership in individuals and committees
Ability to build and maintain community partnerships, strong organizational and communications skills (both oral and written)
Computer literacy including Microsoft Word, SharePoint, email and Web browsers
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds with or without accommodation

Must possess a valid PA driver’s license and have access to a car. Preference will be given to candidates who have: experience managing volunteers, horticulture background, environmental science or related education, experience in adult or non-formal education, competency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and databases.

This position requires the following clearances:
PA State Police Criminal Background Check
PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form 
Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties.  A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to the clearances.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Computer Scam In West Branch TWP.


Bradford City fire and ambulance were dispatched for a two car mva


On February 25, at 7:34 pm Bradford City fire and ambulance were dispatched to Jackson Ave. and Seaward Ave. for a 2 vehicle T bone crash with unknown injuries.

Kane Fire and ambulance were dispatched for an mva

 On February 25, at 7:10 Kane Fire and ambulance were dispatched to Rt. 6 near Paradise Dr. for a 2 car Motor vehicle accident with 4 patients. The vehicles are off the roadway in a ditch

Luna has been missing since yesterday from Oswayo

Thank you for listing. Luna was returned last night. 

Recent Obituary at Buckheit Funeral Chapel

Sarah E. Davis

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Sandra L. Paul, age 68, of Westfield, PA

Sandra L. Paul

Sandra L. Paul, age 68, of Westfield, PA passed away at home on Thursday, February 24, 2022. 

Born December 22, 1955 in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Lewis Warren, Sr. and Julia Manny. 

Sandy liked to cook and was an avid reader. 

She is survived by her mother, Julia Manny of Harrison Valley; a daughter, Charlotte and David Foster of Westfield; grandchildren, Shain Watson and Trevor Foster; four great grandchildren, Janaasa, Johnna, Estacia and Sylys; her sister, Cheryl and Doug Hand; three brother, Lewis and Linda Warren, Jr., Rueben and Tina Manny and Kenny and Pam Manny and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Paul; her father, Lewis Warren, Sr.; granddaughter, Cassandra Paul and a brother, James Manny. 

A graveside service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.

DUI Arrest In Johnsonburg Borough


Identity Theft Investigation In Mt. Jewett Borough


Theft Of A Motor Vehicle In Keating TWP.


Beverly E. Barbano, age 87, of Elkland, PA

Beverly E. Barbano

Beverly E. Barbano, age 87, of Elkland, PA passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Monday February 21, 2022 at UPMC Wellsboro, PA with her family by her side. 

Born April 10th 1934 in Harrison Valley, PA, She was the daughter of the late Harold H, & Esther (Widger) Dibble. 

Beverly graduated from CVHS. She married Ugo L. Barbano in 1953. They shared 30 years together until his passing in 1983. In 1979, she graduated from Elmira College, where she received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. Beverly was a teacher at the Headstart Center in Elkland where she made a positive impact on the children she taught. She was known as Mema, not just to her grandchildren/great grandchildren, but to so many more. 

She served on the Elkland Library board and helped out at story hour. She was on the committee for the Senior citizens dinners…She was a devout Catholic and attended St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland, PA. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. 

Beverly is survived by her children, Anita (Chris) Cicora of Montoursville, PA, Ugo J. Barbano of Elkland and Peter (Wanda) Barbano of Addison, NY. She is also survived by grandchildren, James Buchanan of Hegins, PA, Emily (Josh) Miller of Hughesville, PA. Laura Nespola of Saylorsburg, PA, Cynthia Nespola-Mezick of Philadelphia, PA, and Jennifer Nespola-Lantz of Reading, MA; Four great grandchildren Ellie & Landon Miller, Harlie & Maddix Buchanan. Many nieces/nephews & cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, Roland, Walter & Laverna Vargeson…She was also preceded in death by her grandaughter, Kathryn Eileen Barbano. 

Burial at Highland Cemetery in Elkland will be held at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Library, 110 East Parkway Ave,, Elkland, PA 16920.

Myra Ann Hendrickson, age 79 of Lawrenceville, PA

Myra Ann Hendrickson

Myra Ann Hendrickson, age 79 of Lawrenceville, PA passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the Corning Center for Rehabilitation. 

Born on August 22, 1942 in Corning, NY she was the daughter of the late Kathryn (Gee) Sereno. 

Myra was said to be crafty; spending lots of her time either sewing or crocheting several different things. 

She was married to Duane Hendrickson for several years before his passing on November 23, 2007. 

Myra is survived by her daughter, Laurie (Shayne) Hanley of Lehigh Acres, FL; sons, Michael Gabel of Lawrenceville, PA and Richard (Kimberlee) VanGorden of Crofton, MD; grandchildren, Tara Ricci, Matthew Hanley, Madeline VanGorden, Benjamin VanGorden and Samuel VanGorden; great grandchildren, Viktor Ricci and Jeremy Hanley; and brother, Richard (Betty) Swan of Bath, NY. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn Sereno and her husband, Duane Hendrickson. 

Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Elkland, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society -- donate here. Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA.

Osceola & Elkland Dispatched to Structure Fire on North Street in Elkland

At 3:46 PM on Friday, Elkland, Osceola, Valley Ambulance &  Wellsboro for RIT disapatched to a house fire at 111 North Street in Elkland. Home has been evacuated.

Osceola & Wellsboro RECALLED.

Bradford Man Arrested on Warrant after Domestic Violence Event

On 02/25/2022 City of Bradford Police arrested Nicholas Jennings on an arrest warrant stemming from a domestic violence incident that occurred at 9 Summer Street on 02/21/2022. 

The charges were simple assault and harassment of an adult female and criminal mischief to the residence. 

Jennings was arrested and then taken to Magistrate Dominic Cercone's Office for arraignment and released on $10,000.00 unsecured bail. Preliminary hearings are set in the matter.

City of Bradford Make Arrest in Theft of a Motor Vehicle

On 02/23/2022 City of  Bradford Police arrested Steven M. Cushman at 317 Jackson Avenue for theft of a motor vehicle. 

Cushman was arraigned by a District Magistrate and remanded to McKean County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. 

Preliminary hearing is set in the matter.

University of Pittsburgh To Name New Building For George B. Duke

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James A. Zavinski Sr., 82, of Warren, PA

James A. Zavinski Sr.

James A. Zavinski Sr., 82, of Warren, PA passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the Rouse Home, after an extended illness, with his loving family by his side.

Jim was born in Warren, PA on December 20, 1939, the son of the late John and Mary (Toplovich) Zavinski. Jim grew up in Tidioute, PA where he spent his early life with his parents, brothers, and sisters “on the hill”. He would go on to graduate from Tidioute High School with the Class of 1960. 

Jim was employed for 32 years at the former Torpedo Wire and Strip and “retired” from Whirley Industries in 2005. Along with his full-time jobs, Jim spent many hours working at the Flying W Ranch as well.  

He was a longtime member of the Warren City Council where he served four full terms on council and various committees beginning in 2001, before stepping down in January of 2021 after 20 years of service. Jim also served on the Tidioute Borough Council for one term in his earlier life and was a founding member with the Tidioute Fishing Tournament. Jim was an instrumental and founding member of the Music in the Park program.

Jim was of the catholic faith and a former member of St. John Roman Catholic Church, Tidioute. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, woodworker, craftsman, collector, and amateur archeologist, always looking and digging for Native American arrowheads and classic bottles. Jim never officially “retired” and was known as a handyman who could fix anything and a true jack of all trades. Jim was always a proponent of making his community a better place to live, and believed if you were able to do so, no matter how big or small, it was your duty to do so. In turn he devoted much time helping and lending a hand throughout the community. Aside from his community, family was the center of Jim’s life.

On September 22, 1963, he married Frances Ann “Frankie” Bonavita Zavinski, in Warren, and they would go on to spend the next 58 years together. They say behind every great man is a great woman, and in this case, Frankie was always by his side, if not leading the way. In addition to his wife Frankie, Jim is survived by his three sons; James Zavinski Jr. and wife Sharon, Jeff Zavinski and wife Ruth, and Mark Zavinski and wife Stephanie, all of Warren; brothers, Paul Zavinski and wife Ruth, both of Warren; sisters Marion Beardsly and husband Clair, and Kathy Briggs, all of Warren; and grandchildren, Christian, Trey, Megan, Eric, Ryan, and Alex.

James was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Louise Lynch; and two brothers, Michael, and John Zavinski.

Friends may call the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc.  Monday February 28, 2022, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, officiating. Burial will be held in Warren County Memorial Park. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Rouse Home Estate Fund, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, PA 16371 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm St., Warren PA 16365, or Music in the Park. 

Those wishing to send E-mail condolences may do by visiting



Ag Department Extends Proposal Deadline for $1 Million in Grants to Grow Vegetable, Fruit, Nut, Nursery Specialty Crop Market


Ag Department Extends Proposal Deadline for $1 Million in Grants to Grow Vegetable, Fruit, Nut, Nursery Specialty Crop Market


The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for grant proposals to increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state's horticultural specialty crops including fruit, vegetable, nursery, flower, and nut products. Proposals for approximately $1 million in funding through the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant program, are now due March 18, 2022.

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STILL Missing from Brooklynside Road in Port Allegany

PLEASE SHARE! STILL Missing from Brooklynside Road in Port Allegany since 2/24/22. She knocked over a tool box & it startled her.   She slipped her collar & took off up the hill toward Route 6. Answers to Abby and, is very gentle. She is microchipped. Just got her from Cattaraugus Co. Humane Society on 2/23/22. PLEASE message, text, or call me (Anita) or Jesse if you see her. 814-203-1294 or 814-203-2130.

Independence Police Blotter

Town of Independence Police Department 

February 23, 2022 

Independence Police arrested Brian K. Cavanaugh, age 50 of Belmont, NY for misdemeanor assault in the third degree, criminal possession weapon in the fourth degree, resisting arrest, trespass and harassment in the second degree, following a domestic incident at a Main Street, Whitesville residence. 

Independence Police was assisted by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police and the District Attorney’s office. Cavanaugh is due to appear in Town of Independence Court later in March 2022.

Thursday February 24, 2022
Independence Police reports that Ashley J. Taber, age 33 of Wellsville, NY was arrested on a Town of Independence arrest warrant for criminal contempt in the second degree. Taber was arraigned in front of Town Justice Howe and released with a new court date later in March.

William F. “Bill” Young, age 69, of Wellsboro, PA

William F. “Bill” Young

William F. “Bill” Young, age 69, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, February 18, 2022.  

He was born on June 6, 1952 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of the late Raymond and Arlene (Reeve) Young.  

Bill was formerly employed by the Tioga County Prison as a corrections officer and was a life member of the Wellsboro Fire Department.  

He is survived by his wife: Joyce (Deviett) Young and a son: Scott Young both of Lititz, PA.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  

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


Vadilal Industries (USA) Recalls "Custard Apple Pulp" Because of Possible Health Risk

Vadilal Industries (USA) Inc. of Newark, NJ is voluntarily recalling two batches of frozen Custard Apple Pulp because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and is sold in 35.27-ounce packets. The packets are labeled as “Custard Apple Pulp” and the batch codes are printed on the back of the packet. The product code, description, lot code, UPC and Best Before information are noted below.

Product Code Product Description & Size Batch /lot code UPC Best Before
FPEP44302Custard Apple PulpKWHO, KRQO8901777282168September 2023


Dried Plums Recall Information

Company Announcement

Barcode: 810019600821
Item code: 1516905 Dates available for sale: April 2021 - February 2022.
Sold at Costco Wholesale in four states: Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.

Alli & Rose LLC has announced a recall due to the potential presence of lead.

If you still have any of this product, please stop using the item and return it to your local Costco for a full refund. No other Alli & Rose products are included in this recall.


Missing Person Case from 1986

Emporium Borough Police Department 


This case is from 1986 and DIANNA still remains missing
DIANNA LYNN MILLER (MORTON) between 5'4"-5'7" between 120-135lbs Blonde hair blue eyes.  

She disappeared from Emporium after dropping off her small child at a friends house in Emporium on JUNE 26, 1986 and has never been heard from since.

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts or what happened to DIANNE, please contact the Emporium Borough Police at 814-486-3384 

Posted by Cameron County at February 23, 2022

Mansfield Dispatched For Crash on Rt. 15

At 11:55 AM on Friday, Mansfield Fire & EMS dispatched to MM190 of Rt. 15 for a vehicle off the roadway.

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

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Friday, February 25, 2022 The latest news from the State Capitol
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Supporting Rural Health Care


Thank you to officials at UPMC Kane for an informative tour of their hospital and emergency room this week. They demonstrated their system of telemedicine and how it has been successful in meeting patient needs. We also discussed their participation in the state’s Rural Health Model and how it has helped them continue their mission of serving the Kane community. Pictured from left: Me; Jim Donnelly, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, UPMC Hamot; Meagan Buck, CRNP, Emergency Department, UPMC Kane; and Bill Edgar, RN, clinical director, UPMC Kane.
EMT Training Opportunity Coming in April!

The IUP Division of Emergency Services Training is offering an Online/Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to be held at Coudersport Ambulance/Emporium Fire Hall.

This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, and others. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMT certification exams for both Pennsylvania certification and National certification as an EMT.

As noted, the course will be offered in two locations: Coudersport Ambulance Service, 122 E. 2nd St., Coudersport, and Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium.

The course will run from April 11 through July 25. The first session is mandatory and will run from 6-10 p.m. via Zoom on Monday, April 11. Lab sessions, also mandatory, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends of May 14-15, June 25-26 and July 16-17.

For additional information or to register, click here. Follow the directions provided to complete the initial registration. All students will register under the Coudersport class. If attending at Emporium call Robbin Cessna at 814-781-3343.

For questions on registration issues, contact Tracy Gordish at 724-357-4051 or via email at
2021 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Clinics Continue

Our no-cost Property Tax/Rent Rebate clinics continue next week as follows:

  •   Port Allegany Senior Center, 216 N. Main St., Port Allegany – Monday, Feb. 28, 9:30-11 a.m.
  •   Kane Senior Center, 100 N. Fraley St., Kane – Tuesday, March 1, 1-3 p.m.
  •   Emporium Senior Center, 105 E. Fourth St., Emporium – Wednesday, March 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Appointments preferred. Call 814-486-3707.)

No appointments are necessary; just be sure to bring all the necessary documents to process your claims quickly and accurately.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits income-eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Call the office or click here for additional eligibility information.

The final clinic will be held on from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, March 7, at the Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive, Bradford.
Outreach Hours Set for March 3

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will host monthly outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, March 3:

  •   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.
Veterans Services Available

Area veterans are invited to contact my office to schedule appointments to talk with a representative from the American Legion to ensure they are getting the services and support they need.

Due to changes initiated by the American Legion, appointments in the Bradford and Kane offices will be conducted virtually via a tablet.

Appointments are required for meetings with the Legion representative, whether they are in person, by phone or by tablet. The schedule for February is as follows:

  •   Coudersport office: Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Coudersport office is located at 107 S. Main St. Please call 814-274-9769 to schedule an appointment.
  •   Bradford office: Wednesday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St., first floor. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment.
  •   Kane office: Wednesday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Kane office is located at 55 Fraley St. Please call 814-837-0880 to schedule an appointment.

Assistance is available with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to participate.
PHEAA to Offer Webinars

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is hosting several statewide webinars in the coming weeks.

On Monday, Feb. 28, and Monday, April 18, from 6-7 p.m., it will present an overview of the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. The event will guide students and families through a step-by-step process for filing the FAFSA and state grant application.

On Monday, March 7, from 6-7 p.m., and Monday, March 28, from noon to 1 p.m., PHEAA will host a webinar on understanding the financial decision students need to make concerning higher education, including higher education costs, types of financial aid available and how to apply for financial aid.

Finally, on Wednesday, April 13, from 6-7 p.m., PHEAA will present a webinar on planning and goal setting that high school juniors should be working on to prepare for the financial aid process they’ll face as seniors.

To register for any of the seminars, please visit
Area Farmers, Ag Leaders Invited to Breakfast with PA Ag Secretary

Rep. Clint Owlett and I are inviting area farmers and others in the agriculture industry to a breakfast meeting with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Friday, March 25, at 9 a.m. at Pine Creek Inn, 1637 Route 6 West, Galeton.

This is a great opportunity for our local farmers and producers to learn more about what’s being done to support the industry in Harrisburg, and to share your concerns for the future with us and our state Agriculture secretary. We encourage everyone involved in the industry, from crop and livestock farmers to timber and maple syrup producers, to join us.

To ensure adequate space and food are available, people who wish to attend the breakfast should be sure to RSVP by contacting my Coudersport office at 814-274-9769 or registering online at

There is no charge to attend.