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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Wellsboro fire and ambulance were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident

On March 19, at 10:59 pm Wellsboro fire and ambulance were dispatched to Charleston Rd. for a one car motor vehicle crash with unknown injuries 


Forestry for the Birds – Learn What Birds Need in a Forest

Kane, Pa. – The Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum announces that Thursday, April 7, is the last day to register for the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum that will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The presentation will highlight what foresters can do to enhance habitat for birds. The Forum will be held at the Wilcox Community Building (also called the Jones Township Community Center) at 320 Faries St, downtown Wilcox, Pa. 15870. Dr. Larkin’s presentation will be of interest to forest managers, foresters, biologists, birdwatchers, and recreationists using the forests.

Dr. Jeff Larkin, Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and American Bird Conservancy, will present an overview of forest bird conservation needs and an ongoing effort by a diverse group of partners to recover forest birds in Pennsylvania. Dr. Larkin is recognized across the eastern United States for helping landowners and agencies understand programs that benefit forests, forest wildlife, and forest landowners. Jeff also serves as the Forest Birds Habitat Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy and is the Science Advisor for the Working Lands for Wildlife-Eastern Deciduous Forest Program for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Jeff and his students have assisted state and federal agencies, and other conservation groups with understanding the ecology and management implications for a variety of forest dependent wildlife. Since 2011, Jeff has worked closely with the NRCS to help deliver conservation programs to forest landowners. In recent years, Jeff has worked with state agencies and other conservation partners to initiate a conservation approach centered on Dynamic Forest Restoration Blocks, strategically managed forest blocks between 5,000-25,000 acres in which creating and sustaining diverse forest age class is a priority.

In 2016, Dr. Larkin was awarded the USDA-Abraham Lincoln Award for his contributions to private forest conservation in partnership with NRCS’s Working Land for Wildlife Program. In 2019, Dr. Larkin was recognized by the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for his efforts to help bridge wildlife science and implementation of forest management practices.

Preceding the talk will be a no-host social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program will start immediately after dinner. Reservations are required! Early reservations received on or before Thursday, April 7, are $25.00. Reservations from April 8 through April 14 will cost $30.00. No reservations will be accepted after April 15. The cost for full-time students pursuing a natural resource degree is $10.00. For reservations, contact the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group, PO Box 133, Kane, Pa., 16735, at 814-837-8550, or e-mail

No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 6 In Charleston TWP.


Mainesburg Man Charged With Harassment In Sullivan TWP.


Steven L. HASKINS, 74, of Ulysses, PA


Steven L. HASKINS, 74, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  

Born July 7, 1947, in Port Allegany, he was the son of Gerald B. and Gretta L. Youngs Haskins.  On September 29, 1984, in Ulysses, he married the former Debra K. Harrison, who survives.  A Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Navy.  He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville.  Steve enjoyed hunting and working on motors and machines.  

Surviving besides his wife, Debra, are:  six children, James (Sherry) Stidfole, Raymond Stidfole, Dinah Patinka, Steven Haskins, Jr., Robert (Kellie) Guilds, and Heidi (Jeff) Futscher; several grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Gerald L. (Marion) Haskins of Genesee; two sisters, Della (Harold) Barber of Ulysses and Bettelu (Gary) Hults of Scottsville, NY; nieces and nephews.  
Vietnam War Veteran

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Donna Lee Kibbe.  

Friends may call Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM in Ulysses Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 277, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

7:05 pm. 

Roulette Ambulance to Trout Brook Road

7 pm. Possible CVA. Life Net 7-7 requested to Bucklers for LZ.

Programs This Week by Sinnemahoning State Park

Spring has sprung!  Songbirds are calling, ducks are migrating, and soon the first wildflowers will be pushing up from the ground.  Learn more about nature this spring by participating in an educational program with the educators at Sinnemahoning State Park.  This week Sinnemahoning is offering both in-person and virtual educational programs for all ages.

March 23, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Ducks, Loons, and Other Migratory Waterfowl – Virtual. Learn about loons, grebes, scaups, mergansers, and other waterfowl that travel through Sinnemahoning State Park during the spring waterfowl migration. This "virtual" program will be held online and will include a photo-filled PowerPoint presentation followed by question-and-answer session. Pre-registration is required in order to share the link with all who are interested.

March 26, 2022, 12:30 – 1:30 PM: Identifying Migratory Ducks.  Mergansers, ring-necked ducks, scaups can look so similar floating on a distant shoreline.  Learn to tell the difference by reviewing pictures and taxidermy of migratory ducks and other waterfowl that travel through north-central Pennsylvania during the spring migration. Indoor PowerPoint presentation good for all ages.  Serves as a great preview for what participants might see on the lake during the Signs of Spring Walk that follows.  No pre-registration required.  Meet in the Wildlife Center classroom.

March 26, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM: Signs of Spring Walk. Winter has finally loosened its grip on PA. Signs of spring are everywhere, especially if you know where to look. Take a walk with the park naturalist along the lake shore to find nature’s hints of the coming warm weather. This will be a fairly easy, slow-paced walk on mostly level surfaces. Some brief off-trail excursions may be required to look more closely at ducks in the water or wildflowers in the woods. Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water. No pre-registration required.  Meet at the Eagle Watch of the Lake Day Use Area.

March 27, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM: Kids’ Storytime and Nature Walk – I Am Spring. Join the Sinnemahoning State Park naturalist for a book reading, outdoor activity, and simple craft based on the book, “I Am Spring” by Rebecca and James McDonald. Program intended for families with young children ages 3 -7. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared for both indoor and outdoor activities.  No pre-registration required.  Meet in the Wildlife Center classroom.

To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at  If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least seven days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Coudersport PSP Investigating A Theft In Summit TWP.


Priscilla Parana, 88, of Sedgwick St, Kane, PA

Priscilla  Parana

 Priscilla  Parana, 88, of Sedgwick St, Kane, PA passed away on Wednesday,  March 16, 2022 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, where she had recently resided.

She was born on December 19, 1933,  in Sigel, PA, the daughter of the late Earl and Clare (Brinkley) Hetrick. She had worked at  for Stackpole for many years.   

Survived by her loving daughter, Betsy (Hugh) Rich and son, Donald (Ruth) Erickson of Kane, PA; two granddaughters, Angie (Jim) Halliday, Nerissa (Dan) Maeder; three grandsons, Hugh (Terryn) Rich, Erick (Michele) Rich, Justin (Tasha) Erickson;  and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by he parents; First Husband, Donald F. Erickson; Second Husband, William J. Parana; two sisters, Genevieve Anderson and Caroline Vanstratten; one Stepsister, Mary C. Hetrick; one brother, Robert Hetrick; and a stepbrother, Doyle Hetrick.

Services will be held at convenience of the family.  Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the Donor's Choice.

Online condolences can be expressed at

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

ATV's Take Over Philadelphia Streets

Tonight is the Big St. Patrick's Day CASD Scholarship Fundraiser at the Crittenden

Tonight is the Big St. Patrick's Day CASD Scholarship Fundraiser at the Crittenden! Tickets will be available at the door for the 4PM to 8PM buffet dinner at $30 per person and $50 per couple. If you are unable to make the dinner, the doors will open at 2PM to participate in the 50/50 Drawing, Basket Raffles and Silent Auction. Winners need not be present to win with all drawings to be held at 9PM.

Austin Ambulance to Gardeau Road

At 12:17 PM on Saturday, Austin Ambulance was called to Gardeau Road for difficulty breathing.

Don't Forget To Pick Up Your Soup At OV Memorial Library Today


Potter-Tioga 2022 Maple Weekend is Today & Sunday; Taste The Sweet Treats; See How It's Made

 Full List of Producers at the top of Solomon's Words Blogspot

Bradford Area United Way Presents Salvation Army with $20,000.

The United Way of the Bradford Area proudly presents The Salvation Army with $20,000 raised from their annual Campaign to be put towards their Emergency Utility Assistance Program. 

During 2021, The Salvation Army was able to assist 45 family and 15 individual households with emergency utility assistance. 

Pictured: Major David Means, Jr.. The Salvation Army’s Corps Commanding Officer.

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.
We are back to our regular hours Tuesday through Saturday. Stop by for great savings
  Some new items in ... Lots of prehung doors ready to install.. Lots of new Spring decor and farmhouse primitives at Grammy's Shack.. New washer, dryers refrigerators and gas and electric ranges.. Save money and make the drive to Galeton! Nobody beats our prices..period! 25 West St Galeton, Pa. Open Tuesday through Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4.


Coudersport Library Is Seeking A Part-Time Library Assistant


All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Saturday & Sunday at Brydonson Farm Near Coudersport


2 Day Sale at Bradford Save A Lot Friday & Saturday, March 18 &19, 2022


Hebron Union Church Missions Grand Prix March 19th


Aveanna Healthcare is hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs and DCWs; OPEN Interviews March 16th in Coudersport

We are hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs and DCWs 

We will also be having OPEN Interviews March 16th, 9a-2p at the Potter County Career Link in Coudersport.

Aveanna Healthcare is offering Shift Differentials, competitive rates of pay, flexible scheduling and weekly pay. PRN work is available in all areas. Direct Care Workers, no experience needed, we provide all training! Must be 18 years old, be able to pass background checks.

Fulltime days for a vent and trach pediatric case in Bradford
Fulltime nights for a vent and trach cases in Bradford, and Ulysses
Fulltime nights Bradford
Fulltime school days in Austin
Part time nights available in Kane, Bradford, Eldred, Port Allegany, and St Mary’s
Part time days available in Kane, Bradford, Force and Port Allegany

Fulltime days Smethport, Bradford, Emporium, Kane, Galeton and St Mary’s
Part time days Kane, Smethport, Emporium, Port Allegany, Bradford, St Mary’s,
Part time Evenings St Mary’s
Part time evenings and day shift Roulette, and Kane
Part time nights St Mary’s and Kane

Fulltime days Kane, Port Allegany, Ulysses
Part time days Kane, Bradford, Mt Jewett, Coudersport, Port Allegany, Rixford, Shinglehouse, Smethport, Emporium, Sabinsville, Eldred, St Mary’s, and Rew
Part time Evenings St Mary’s, Eldred, Rew, Sheffield, Ulysses and Kane
You can cover multiple clients to obtain fulltime hours!

Please call Erin at 814-642-9500 to set up your phone interview today!

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates (PALMA) are seeking a Museum Visitor Services Assistant


Friday, March 18, 2022

UPMC Welcomes Colon and Rectal Surgeon to Williamsport

Amy Curry, DO, FACS

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., March 18, 2022 – UPMC welcomes Amy Curry, DO, FACS, to the colon and rectal surgery team in Williamsport, Pa. Dr. Curry specializes in laparoscopic and robotic surgery of the colon, bowel, and appendix, as well as diseases of the anus and rectum.

Dr. Curry received her medical degree and completed her residency in general surgery with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. She received fellowship training in minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery with The Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando, Orlando, Fla. Dr. Curry most recently served as a general and colorectal surgeon at Baycare Medical Group, Bartow, Fla., specializing in minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, complex anorectal disease, and endoscopy.

“Coming to Williamsport as a provider is like a homecoming for me,” said Dr. Curry. “I attended Lycoming College for my undergrad and my time there fueled my passion for medicine. I’m very excited to return to the region now as a fellowship trained colon and rectal surgeon and I look forward to providing excellent care to the community.”

Dr. Curry joins general surgeons, Timothy Judge, MD and Scott Croll, MD, and a team of gastroenterologists focused on providing colorectal care to north central Pa. For more information about colon and rectal surgery, visit

About UPMC

A $24 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 4.1 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.7 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state, and local taxes. 

Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.  For more information, go to

Potter County 4-H

There are over 500,000 volunteers working with the 4-H program nationwide. Each of these individuals are trusted to mentor, guide, and support youth members through club meetings, hands-on programming, competitions, and mentorship. In Potter County, these volunteers are the essential foundation for 4-H programming. This group provides members the opportunity to spend time together, learn new skills, and grow into true leaders over the course of their time in the 4-H program. 

Volunteers work to organize club events, teach specific project areas and interests, and guide demonstrations and activities. These trusted adults are the ones with which the youth members form relationships, build connections, and ask for advice. Potter County 4-H has the flexibility to match volunteers’ interests and expertise, while also addressing the needs of youth throughout the county. 

Once an adult becomes a volunteer with 4-H, they are given the opportunity to learn alongside participants, facilitate learning in subjects that personally interest them, and guide youth into fulfilling their potential as lifelong learners through the program. Whether a volunteer chooses to become a lifelong supporter, or assist annually with a specific event, the 4-H program appreciates the dedication of all adult volunteers that work to make the best better, develop youth leaders, and support youth programming through Penn State Extension.

Potter County Phone: (814) 274-8540 Email:
Fax (814) 274-7891
Web Page:
7 Water Street Coudersport, PA 16915

To learn more about becoming a volunteer or participating in the 4-H program, call the Potter County Extension office at 814-274-8540 or email 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.

No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On W. Main St. In Elkland Borough


The Elk County Community Foundation

From L to R Commission Joe Daghir, Matt Quesenberry
and Fritz Lecker; From the Elk County Community
Foundation Paula Fritz Eddy, Executive Director, Bob
Ordiway, Board Treasurer and Tom Jesberger, Board

The Elk County Community Foundation is excited to announce the partnership with the Elk County Board of Commissioners, who announced at their March 16th meeting, an exclusive partnership to benefit nonprofit organizations serving Elk County. These dedicated nonprofits enhance the daily living experiences of all residents in the region and were often overlooked for funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Elk County Commissioners have provided matching funds of up to $250,000 to the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) for 2022. These dollars represent a portion of Elk County's American Rescue Plan Act.

"By joining with the Community Foundation, we (i.e., the Commissioners) will be able to leverage these federal dollars to provide a greater benefit." said Commissioner Fritz Lecker. This grant cycle will allow the Foundation to match dollars that they have for granting and offer more opportunities for our local nonprofits that they currently have helped. They are also hoping to serve some new agencies that have never received a request for in the past. Nonprofit agencies include any county-wide 501 (c) 3 nonprofits, municipalities, schools and faith based organization that provide community services. Applications are available on the Community Foundations website .

This Partnership grant cycle is open now with applications due by April 15. If you have questions, contact the Community Foundation. The Elk County Community Foundation provides the administrative and investment management services that make it easy for donors to accomplish their charitable wishes, while improving the quality of life in our communities. The Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies is the parent company of the Elk County Community Foundation and the McKean County Community Foundation. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation at 814-834-2125.

Catalytic Converter Stolen In Sullivan TWP.


Mansfield PSP Seeking Information For A Theft In Delmar TWP.


Corruption Of A Minor Investigation In Richmond TWP.


Westfield Man Arrested For Trespassing


No Injuries And Disabling Damage In One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 15 In Tioga TWP.


Nita L. Kohler, 74, of Lewis Run, PA

Nita L. Kohler

Nita L. Kohler, 74, of Lewis Run, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, surrounded by her loving daughters.

She was born on July 12 1947 in Bradford, a daughter of the late Frank Jr. and Helen Rensel Pascarella.

She was a 1965 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

On June 14, 2008 she married Benjamin S. Kohler who preceded her in death on March 19, 2009.

She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the American Legion Post #108, the VFW Post #212 Frances Sherman Auxiliary and the former Moose Lodge #124.  The greatest joy in Nita’s life was being the best mother to her two daughters and the best grandma/mena to her three grandsons; as she was and always will be their biggest fan.  She enjoyed spending time with her sister and also hanging out with her friends at the clubs.  Over the years she devoted much of her time to babysitting for many area families.

She is survived by two daughters, Darci Goodling of Rixford and Dara (Eric) Haynoski of Bradford; one brother, Allyn Pascarella of Bradford; one sister, Mary Beth (Gary) Maley of Cyclone; three grandsons, Brandon Goodling of Rixford and Eli and Mason Haynoski of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Jay Pascarella and Terry Pascarella, stepfather, Aldo Zandi and her lifelong best friend, Judy Cattoni.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.  The VFW Post #212 Francis Sherman Auxiliary will conduct a service at 6:30 PM Monday in the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 22, in the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. James Gutting, Senior Associate Pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Nita Kohler Memorial Fund c/o the Bradford Regional Little League, 9 Bigley Ave., Bradford, PA  16701 or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. 

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Wellsville Police Blotter

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department

Friday, March 18, 2022
Wellsville Police arrested Adam M. Morehouse, age 20 of Wellsville, charging him with Strangulation 2nd (Class D Felony), Assault 3rd, Criminal Contempt 1st (Class E Felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Mischief 4th and Unlawful Imprisonment 1st (Class E Felony).  The charges stem from an incident that took place on Farnum Street in the Village on March 16th.  Morehouse was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompson.  Morehouse was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $25,000.00 cash bail or $50,000.00 property bond or $100,000.00 partially secured bond.  Morehouse is due back in Wellsville Village Court on April 19th at 4:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Wellsville Police arrested Jennifer E. Green, age 45 of Wellsville, charging her with Harassment 2nd.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on West State Street on March 14th.  Green was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompson.  Green was released and is due back in Wellsville Village Court on May 17th at 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Wellsville Police arrested Breanna L. Baeza, age 30 of Wellsville, charging her with Harassment 2nd.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on East Fassett Street in February.  Baeza was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompson.  Baeza was released and is due back in Wellsville Village Court at a later date.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Wellsville Police, acting on a Bench Warrant issued by the Wellsville Village Court, arrested Andrew A. Prentice, age 38 of Wellsville, for failure to appear in Court on a previous Petit Larceny charge.  Prentice was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompson and released.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Wellsville Police, acting on a Bench Warrant issued by the Wellsville Village Court, arrested Joseph S. Stage, age 36 of Andover, for failure to appear in Court on a previous AUO 3rd and other Vehicle & Traffic charges.  Stage was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompspon.  State was fined and released.

Monday, March 14, 2022
Wellsville Police arrested Kelley A. Chase, age 32 of Wellsville, charging her with Petit Larceny.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on Jefferson Street in February.  Chase was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  Chase was due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on March 15th at 4:30 pm. 

• 3/12/22 - Amanda L. Pratt, age 39 from Wellsville, was arrested for Trespass, Harassment in the 2nd degree, Attempted Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree, Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, Resisting Arrest and Open Container, following two incidents which occurred on S. Main St.  Pratt was processed and issued appearance tickets for Village Court returnable on April 12th.

• 3/10/22 – Jordan J. Cornelius, age 20 from Wellsville, was arrested on a warrant for a Violation of Probation.  Cornelius was arraigned in Village Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail

• 3/8/22 – Kyle J. McAndrew, age 29 from Rexville, NY, was arrested for Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree for disobeying a court mandate.  The incident took place on Cameron St. on the 23rd of February.  McAndrew was arraigned in Village Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Monday, March 7, 2022
Wellsville Police arrested Jamie M. Miller, age 32 of Angelica, charging him with Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd and Disorderly Conduct.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on East Dyke Street in January.  Miller was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompson.  Miller was released and is due back in Wellsville Village Court on April 19th at 4:30 pm.

Sunday, March 6, 2022
Wellsville Police arrested Jessica L. Wesche, age 34 of Wellsville, charging her with DWI, Failure to keep right, Improper/No signal, Refusal to take breath test and Assault 3rd.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on the Bolivar Road in the Village.  Wesche was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  Wesche is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on March 22nd at 4:30 pm.

Westfield, Clymer Dispatched for Wildfire

At 3:28 PM on Friday, Westfield & Clymer have been dispatched to a wildfire at 1118 Broughton Road. Fire is spreading rapidly into the woods.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer R-Turtlepoint)

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Join Me for ‘Coffee and Conversation’ in Emporium

I am hosting a “Coffee and Conversation” session at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., for a discussion of state and local issues. I hope you will join me!

RSVPs are required to attend and may be made at or by calling my office at 866-437-8181.
It’s Maple Weekend!

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Add a little something sweet to your weekend plans and take part in the annual Maple Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, at nearly two dozen different maple producers in Potter and Tioga counties. Back in March 2020, I had the opportunity to visit one of the participants, Hamilton’s Maple Products, for a firsthand look at the process. Watch the video above.

You’ll find a variety of opportunities at each location to learn more about the process of collecting sap and making maple syrup and other products, as well as the chance to sample or purchase a wide range of products, including syrup and maple candy, and more unique maple products such as salad dressing, barbecue sauce, jellies, homemade cookies, maple milkshakes and cotton candy. Click here for details about this educational – and very tasty! – event.

Rep. Clint Owlett and I recently presented a House citation recognizing March 14-20 as Maple Producers Week in Pennsylvania. Accepting the citation (center) is Glenn Dunn II, vice president of Potter Tioga Maple Producers Association.
Meeting with the Potter County Conservation District

Rep. Clint Owlett and I met with members of the Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) last week to discuss the district’s ongoing projects, funding and legislative priorities. Pictured in the back row, from left: Chuck Dillon of Sen. Cris Dush’s office; Potter County Commissioner Barry Hayman; and Jared Dickerson, Andrew Mickey and Glenn Dunn II of PCCD. Pictured in the front row, from left: Causer; Earl Brown, PCCD chairman; District Manager Jason Childs; Brenda Shambaugh of the PA Association of Conservation Districts; Owlett and Emily Shosh of PCCD.
PA Supreme Court Signs Off on New State House, Senate Districts

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court gave final approval to state legislative redistricting maps this week.

The boundaries of state House and Senate districts, as well as U.S. congressional districts, are redrawn every 10 years in conjunction with the U.S. Census to address shifts in population and meet the “one person, one vote” principle.

While I believe the redrawing of 67th Legislative District meets the constitutional standards for fairness and compactness, the statewide district lines, as a whole, do not meet that standard. However, the court chose to approve them anyway. Barring any additional legal challenges, these are the maps that will be in place when voters head to the polls on Tuesday, May 17.

To view statewide maps for the House and Senate, click here.

To view the new map for the 67th Legislative District, which will now include all of Cameron, McKean and Potter counties, visit
Update on Free Credit-Monitoring Services for UC Claimants

The Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) announced recently that Pennsylvania unemployment compensation (UC) claimants will soon receive correspondence with guidance to register for free credit-monitoring to ensure the safety of their personal data.

L&I is offering these services amid an ongoing investigation into unusual account changes within Pennsylvania’s UC system.

L&I has partnered with Identity Theft Guard Solutions Inc. (IDX) to offer eligible UC claimants up to 12 months of credit monitoring, a $1 million insurance reimbursement policy and fully managed identity recovery services. The registration process cannot be started until the claimant receives a letter from IDX.

L&I is also reminding UC claimants who believe their account has experienced an unusual change to contact the department and follow these steps:
  •   Individuals can report suspected unemployment fraud by visiting the UC benefits website and clicking "Report Fraud" at the bottom of the page to complete and submit the Identity Theft Form. Do not log in.
  •   Employers should indicate the claim is fraudulent in their response to the Notice of Claim Filed.
  •   To report identity theft fraud related to the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, please click here.
  •   To report fraud by phone, call the PA Fraud Hotline at 1-800-692-7469.
Think Spring…Trout Fishing Season is Almost Here!

The recent warm weather is causing many of us to THINK SPRING! For anglers, that means it’s time to buy your fishing licenses and permits and get your gear organized. Be sure to check out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) online ( for licensing details and access to trout stocking schedules. Information is also available on the FishBoatPA mobile app.

Once again, PFBC is hosting a single, statewide Opening Day of Trout Season on Saturday, April 2.

Next weekend, on Saturday, March 26, the commission will hold its statewide Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day, a great opportunity to expose a new generation of anglers to the joy of fishing.

To participate, youth anglers (those under the age of 16) must have either a free Mentored Youth Permit or a Voluntary Youth Fishing License, which costs $2.97. More information about the Mentored Youth Program, as well as a link to obtain a permit or license, is available here.

Liberty & Cogan House Dispatched For Motorcycle Fire

At 3:09 PM on Friday, Liberty & Cogan House Substation have been dispatched to a motorcycle fire at 70 Pine Lane.

Jay Township to Assist Penfield at Wildfire

At 2:45 PM on Friday, Jay Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 407 Sportsmen Road in Penfield for a wildfire caused by a power outage.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Health Center

At 2:00 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to the Health Center for a patient with chest pain.

St. Patty's Day Open House Today (Friday) from 5 to 8 PM at Potter County Artisan Center

The Potter County Artisan Co-op  is having a St. Patty’s Day open house tonight (Friday March 18, 2022) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Center located at 227 N. Main Street in Coudersport. 

Steve Quelet and friends will be providing live music, there will be free refreshments and an array of locally handmade and handcrafted fine art. 

Those attending will have the chance to qualify for prizes by finding the “Pot of Gold” hidden in the center. 

Call 814-274-8165 for more information.

St. Marys Area United Way Awards Grant

Elk County- The St. Marys Area United Way president Doug Gaffey presented a $7,500 check to Guardian Angel Center’s board of directors and volunteers Lois Nedzinski, Sue McDonough, Kathy Youngmark, Jane Heverly, Cly Hornung, Marion Johnson, Elaine Mosier, and Roseann Kronenwetter. The Guardian Angel Center applied for this grant to support the operating needs of the Center. 

The Guardian Angel Center is located at 364 Main Street in Kersey, PA. The Center seeks to supplement the clothing needs of infants, toddlers, and children whose families struggle financially.  These needs are met through the recycling of donated articles and by the careful purchase of suitable new clothing items. A major goal of the Guardian Angel Center is to avoid the social stigma of needy families, especially related to clothing for school-age children. 

The Guardian Angel Center operates solely with volunteers. There are no paid employees. Cly Hornung, President said, “There is always a need for an extra hand - and always a job for everyone.”  For further information on becoming a volunteer, days of operation for the Guardian Angel Center or how to qualify as a client – leave a message at (814) 885-6192.

Over the next couple of weeks, the United Way will continue to notify the public of all the grant recipients and award amounts. The grant funding disseminated in 2022 is as a result of the $185,104 raised during the St. Marys Area United Way 2021 campaign. Funding raised in 2022 will be available for organizations to seek grant funding in 2023.

The St. Marys Area United Way relies on the contributions from companies and local individuals. If you would like to become one of these individual or corporate donors, please call 781-6000 or mail your check to the St. Marys Area United Way, 44 So. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.