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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Coudersport Ambulance to Black Hole Road

9:30 pm. Difficulty breathing.

Coudersport Ambulance to North Main Street

9:15 pm. For a person ill.



          BRADFORD, Pa. -- University of Pittsburgh at Bradford sophomore Gretchen Henneman is balancing her schoolwork as an early level education major with her duties as United States of America’s Miss Pennsylvania 2022.

            Recently, that even included spending several days in Las Vegas competing for the United States of America’s national title. And she is using her title to speak out for her greatest passion: arts education. Henneman's reign has allowed her to create school events and theater workshops supporting the arts for students.

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From left, speakers at the Donor Scholarship Luncheon held Friday at Pitt-Bradford were, from left, Kyron James; Rick Esch, interim president; Jenna Kale, a senior forensic science major from Akron, Ohio; and the Hon. John Cleland. (Photo by Glenn Melvin)  

            BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford honored scholarship donors and recipients at a luncheon held today in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

            The luncheon is an annual event where donors and the recipients of their scholarship funds have a chance to meet and share a meal.

            So far during the 2021-22 academic year, 316 students have received $565,308 in donor scholarships.

            Kyron James, a sophomore criminal justice major from Philadelphia, was the student speaker.

            “You’re helping someone that thought about coming to college but never thought about how he would pay for it because of his background as a foster child,” he said. “Coming to Pitt-Bradford was the best decision of my life: I found work. I found people who love and care about my education, and most importantly, I found my own independence.”

           James is the recipient of the Robert Wick Scholarship, named in memory of the longtime Bradford attorney. At the luncheon, he had the opportunity to meet someone with experience in the field of law, the Hon. John Cleland, former McKean County president judge and former chair of the Pitt-Bradford Advisory Board.

            Cleland and his wife, Julie, created a scholarship in 2007 in memory of Cleland’s parents, Dr. Charles E. and Elizabeth M. Cleland, who both graduated from Pitt Medical School in 1932 and who practiced medicine in Kane for a half century.

            Cleland spoke about how his parents were the first people to see something in him that he couldn’t see in himself.

            “How is it that we express our thanks to those who have seen the possible in each of us?” he asked, answering that it is by living a life of service to family, community, country and the world through kindness, patience, generosity, forgiveness and “a commitment to the well-being of all those you encounter.

            “Use these scholarships to build a life of service,” he told the students.

Quilt Guild Donates to The Birthplace at UPMC Williamsport

Pictured are representatives from UPMC’s The Birthplace in Williamsport and Susquehanna Health Foundation, accepting the donated quilts from Lillian Fenton, a member of the Clinton Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 1, 2022 – In recognition of National Quilting Day, celebrated on March 19, the Clinton Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild donated a baby quilt to the first newborn of the holiday at UPMC Magee-Womens Birthplace in Williamsport. National Quilting Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of March and is celebrated as a day highlighting the artistic tradition that’s been around for centuries. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Guild was unable to donate quilts in 2020 and 2021. Birthplace staff and Guild members welcomed back this tradition this year through the donation of multiple quilts for newborns.


Meet (from left) Garrett Thomas, Joe Maxwell and Kozmo, three of the world’s greatest magicians on April 9 at the Deane Center.

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, see three of the world’s greatest magicians perform “Magic Beyond Imagination” on stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The doors will open at 7 p.m.

In this magic show, there are illusions, comedy, family-friendly close-up magic using a variety of objects from Rubik’s cubes to coins, cards and even a wine glass along with lots of surprises and new and impossible magical moments for adults and children ages eight and up.     

“We use cameras and screens so people in the audience can see all of the details of our magic. The beauty of the show is we make sure that everyone in the audience has a great seat,” Kozmo said.

Garrett Thomas is a magic creator, technician and artist as well as a TV consultant to magician David Blaine. “Garrett is the greatest close-up musician alive today,” Blaine said. In 2020,Thomas gave a triumphant performance on the “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” television show.

Kozmo is a legendary street performer who has thrilled audiences from Bourbon Street to the Great Wall of China. He keeps his audiences laughing as he blows their minds.

Joe Maxwell’s real passion is mental magic, stunning audiences with his unbelievable predictions.

These magicians have performed for some of the biggest stars in the world, such as Madonna, Johnny Depp, Willie Nelson, Scarlett Johansson, Seth Rogan, Jay Leno and Trace Atkins.

Admission is $25. VIP tickets sold out.

Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. For tickets and more information, visit or call 570-724-6220.


Tom Paxton and the DonJuans will perform at the Deane Center on April 7.  Don’t miss it.

2009 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon Tom Paxton and The DonJuans, an American folk and country music duo composed of Grammy–winning singer-songwriters Don Henry and Jon Vezner, first began performing together in 2017.

Within days of writing and playing together, the three knew they were onto something and began a writing and performing experience.

For the fourth concert of the Wellsboro Community Concert Association’s 2021-2022 season, they will take the Coolidge Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Collectively, their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan… just to name a few.

The DonJuans won the 1990s Grammy Award for Best Country Song with “Where've You Been" sung by Kathy Mattea. They will perform that song at Wellsboro.

Paxton began his performing career on weekends in 1960 in Greenwich Village. He has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers.

The Chicago native came to New York via Oklahoma, which he considers to be his home state. His family moved there in 1948, when Paxton was 10 years old. He graduated from Bristow High School and The University of Oklahoma, where he majored in drama as his interest in folk music grew.

Brought to New York courtesy of the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Paxton remained there following his discharge. His early success in Greenwich Village coffeehouses led to an ever-increasing circle of work. In 1965, he made his first tour of the United Kingdom - the beginning of a still-thriving professional relationship that has included at least one tour in each succeeding year.

Paxton has performed thousands of concerts around the world. That his fans still enjoy his work is a testament to the quality of his recent music, and to the enduring power of modern standards like “The Last Thing On My Mind”, “Bottle Of Wine”, “Whose Garden Was This?” and “Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound,” all of which he will perform in Wellsboro.

Paxton’s songbooks, critically acclaimed children’s books, award-winning children’s recordings, and a catalog of hundreds of songs also recorded by many renowned artists, all serve to document Tom Paxton’s more than 60-year career.

Tickets are $25 for an adult, $5 for a child, 12 and under and $5 for a student, 13 to 18. They can be purchased ahead of time by visiting, calling the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or stopping in at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Tickets will also be sold at the door. Arrive at the Deane Center at 7:15 p.m., 15 minutes before the start of the concert. Door sales are on a first-come first-served, space-available basis.

Suspected Serious Injury In One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 414 In Liberty TWP.


Both Parties Cited For Harassment In Gaines TWP.


Liberty Man Charged With Assault Following Domestic Dispute


Drug Possession Investigation In Liberty Borough


Port Allegany 2 Vehicle Crash on South Main Street

 Star Hose Company #1

This morning at 11:20, Star Hose Company units, along with Port Area Ambulance Service, were dispatched to South Main Street for a vehicle accident with possible entrapment. 

Chief 320 arrived and reported two vehicles, with one on its side and one patient confined but not trapped. Rescue 3 arrived, stabilized the vehicle, removed the windshield, and assisted the occupant out. Squad 3 pulled a precautionary hand line.

Recent Obituaries at Buckheit Funeral Chapel


Richard Kinnan

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Debra Cieri

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Katherine Semiklose

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Lewis K. Cretsinger

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Charles LaRue Cooper

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Burdette F. Brewer

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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Evelyn Justice (Skidmore) Eddins, 82, of Coudersport, PA

Evelyn Justice (Skidmore) Eddins

Evelyn Justice (Skidmore) Eddins, 82, of Coudersport, PA passed away March 31, 2022 at UPMC Cole in Coudersport.  

She was born August 14, 1939 in Harlan County, Kentucky to McKinley and Amanda (Blevins) Skidmore.  

She experienced many different professions in her life; food server, welder, cannery, computer chip creator, Ombudsmen. She enjoyed sewing, painting and stained glass and plants.

She is survived by three daughters:  Marlene Tully, Sherri Ashline (Dale) and Amanda Delong (Eric). 5 Grandchildren; Christopher Ashline, Kiannah Delong, Gabriella Tamayo, Anthony Tamayo, Cael Delong. 4 Great Grandchildren; Kevin Ashline, Victoria Ashline, Emily Vradenburg, Willow Vradenburg. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and 3 husbands.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no public services.  

Local arrangements were entrusted to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.  

To share a memory or condolence visit

Kersey Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident

At 2:55 PM on Saturday, Fox Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist a victim of a motorcycle accident near 782 Raven Run Road. The rider suffered leg & ankle injuries.

Gary Paul Fuller, age 80, of Elkland, PA

Gary Paul Fuller

Gary Paul Fuller, age 80, of Elkland, PA  passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at UPMC Wellsboro.  

Born January 30, 1942 in Little Marsh, PA, he was the son of the late Winthrop L. and Marjorie M. (Manning) Fuller.  Gary married Wilda (Mosher) and they shared 47 years together until her passing on December 25, 2011.  

He worked in the optical manufacturing field making eye glasses,  loved tinkering and working on tractors and cars with his brother.  

He was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge and the Knoxville VFW.  

He is survived by his children, Leon Fuller of Wellsville, NY, Paul Fuller of Canandaigua, NY, Jerry Fuller of Elkland and Donna Hallett of Elkland; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; his brother, Mert Fuller of Osceola and several nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents and wife, Wilda, Gary was preceded in death by his sister, Jane M. LaPoint and a great grandson, Jacob Friends.  

Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Monday, 12:00 - 2:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating.  Burial will be in Ackley Cemetery, Sabinsville.  

Stanley L. Yastrzemski, Jr., 78, passed away at the Embassy of Loyalsock, PA

Stanley L. Yastrzemski, Jr.

Stanley L. Yastrzemski, Jr., 78, passed away at the Embassy of Loyalsock, Pennsylvania on March 30, 2022. 

He was born in Southampton 10/7/43 to Stanley L. and Lottie Yastrzemski. He graduated from Southampton High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He then attended Harvard University with a major in mathematics and continued to play football for the Harvard Crimson. While at Harvard he attended many Red Sox games watching his cousin YAZ play baseball. 

After Harvard, he returned home to begin his teaching career of math and computers at Southampton High School. During his summers he completed his Master’s degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey. While teaching, he coached Varsity football as assistant to Herb Goldsmith and JV basketball with Varsity coach Joe Romanosky. He enjoyed playing golf as a member of Southampton Golf Club. He also enjoyed volunteering at Heart of the Hamptons and later at Goodies for the Troops in Wellsboro, PA. 

His passions were sports, walks along the beach, skiing trips with friends, broad way shows ,dinner and movies, crabbing, clamming and a challenging crossword puzzle. His pies, canned goods and baked clams were enjoyed by many. 

But most of all he carried out a tradition, started by his father, growing and selling dahlias with his nephew at the little flower stand on Scuttle Hole Road. Stanley is survived by his “favorite sister” (“only” according to Stanley) Diane Bill and her husband, Cecil of Wellsboro, Pa. His niece Robin Helgerson of Water Mill, his nephew, Robert S. Bubka of Water Mill and his great-nephew, Jarrett Helgerson of Water Mill. 

Although he never married or had children, his life was full of his wonderful friends and relatives. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 4-8pm at O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home in Southampton. There will be a funeral mass at Our Lady of Poland Church on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 10am. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Our Lady of the Hamptons School, 160 North Main Street, Southampton, New York 11968. 

Condolences can be mailed to Diane and Cecil Bill, 532 Shear Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.

Wilcox Dispatched to Possible Structure Fire

At 2:37 PM on Saturday, Wilcox Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 46 High Street in Jones Township for a possible structure fire. Fire captain on scene hold to one engine & ventilation.

Harlem Wizards Wow The Crowd

Over 325 kids, parents, teachers, and grandparents attended the fun-filled performance by the Harlem Wizards, a professional basketball team created in 1962 by sports promoter Howie Davis. Unlike most basketball teams, the Harlem Wizards are not primarily focused on winning the game. Instead, their aim is to entertain the crowd using a variety of basketball tricks and alley oops and that’s exactly what they did at the Austin Area School last week.

The Wizards welcomed the Wiz Kids down to the floor to participate in pre-game activities. Parents said the Harlem Wizards are the real deal when it comes to family entertainment and crowd interaction. Slam dunks and high flying antics brought people to the game, but what they left talking about is how much they laughed and enjoyed themselves. One of the highlights of the night was when all the children and their parents/grandparents came out of the stands and danced. All you could see was cameras and smiles throughout the gymnasium. This event was great for our children and the whole community said one parent.
AHS staff and students formed their team 16720MG and played an exciting non-traditional game against the Wizards which consisted of lot of fun and tricks.

Staff members at AHS said the kids came to school the next day talking about the awesome time they had, wearing their autographed items purchased at the game the night before. Teachers and students are still talking about the great time they had!

The AHS Class of 2023 hosted the Harlem Wizards as a fundraiser.  According to the Class Advisor, Brooke Shupe, monies earned from the event will be used towards prom, senior class trip, senior banquet, graduation and many other activities by the class in the upcoming year. Shupe said without a doubt the show was far more than just entertainment. The Harlem Wizards delivered on every promise and then some! It took only a quick glance at the packed house too recognize the smiles, hear the laughter, and observe the unbridled enthusiasm of everyone there! The Class of 2023 received nothing but compliments and praise for the event and they are planning to bring the Wizards back to Austin in 2023!

McKean County Fair Easter Egg Hunt is in the Books for This Year


RGS New Hunter Mentor Program Accepting Enrollees for Upland Bird Hunt Training

 The New Hunter Mentor Program within the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) is for anybody of any age that wants to learn more about hunting birds.  Are you an older deer hunter who is thinking about taking the lab out for birds?  Are you a younger person that just got a puppy and wants to know more about hunting with that puppy as it gets older?  Then the three days of training within the New Hunter Mentor Program (NHMP) is the program for you!

The following dates are tentatively scheduled:
Saturday, 4/30, the seminar will emphasize shotgun safety and actual shooting.
Saturday, 5/21, the seminar will cover bird habitats, and learning to navigate in the woods.
Saturday, 11/12, the seminar will cover bird dog care, and then enrollees will go on an actual bird hunt.

People can register for the NHMP by contacting Christine Haibach at, or Rich Elliott at

Enrollment is limited to ten people to ensure the quality of the event and one-on-one instruction.  So, register now to ensure your spot.  Meeting place and times will be sent to you via email once you enroll.  

Potter/Tioga Maple Festival Set For May 6th and 7th, 2022 at the Coudersport Courthouse Square

The 54th Annual Potter/Tioga Maple Festival will be held in Coudersport at the Courthouse Square on May 6th and 7th, 2022

There are many events planned to include a parade organized by the Coudersport Rotary at 3:00 on Saturday.

For more information to become a Sponsor or Vendor contact:

Kelly Bruno,  Coudersport Chamber      814-331-5724
Carol Jackson      814-274-0219

Steven W. Barrett, 48, of Emery Towers, Bradford, PA

Steven W. Barrett

Steven W. Barrett, 48, of Emery Towers, Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Olean General Hospital.

Born February 17, 1974 in Bradford, he was a son of Shirley (Kelly) Barrett, who survives, of Bradford.

He was a 1992 graduate of Bradford High School, and he received his associates degree in Business Administration from the Hiram G. Andrews Center.

Steve was formerly employed at the Bradford Hospital, Perkins Restaurant, Bucks Pizza, Goodwill Industries, and prior to the pandemic he worked at Futures.

He was a lifetime member of Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served as a head usher.

Surviving is his mother Shirley Barrett, of Bradford, two brothers, Rick (Cindy) Barrett, of Naples, FL, and Todd (Kristin Zona) Barrett, of Duke Center, two nieces, Blair Comes, and Abby Johnson, two nephews, Richard Barrett Jr, and Austin Barrett, six grand nieces and nephews, two aunts, Lois Newton, and Ruby Bliemeister, and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harry and Jennie Kelly, one uncle Harry Kelly Jr.

Friends will be received on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church. At 11:00 am a Celebration of Life will be held  with Rev. Ken Duffee, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Futures Rehabilitation, Inc., 1 Future's Way Bradford, PA 16701 or Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Port Allegany Dispatched to 2 Vehicle Crash on South Main Street

At 11:20 AM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue & EMS have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on South Main Street near the Kwik Fill. One vehicle is reported on its side with one patient confined to the vehicle.

Virginia R. Corio, 85, of Two Mile Rd., Port Allegany, PA

Virginia R. Corio 

Virginia R. Corio, 85, of Two Mile Rd., Port Allogany, PA  passed away Monday (Mar. 28, 2022) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Born March 4, 1937, in Patterson, NJ, she was a daughter of Dusty and Eleanor D. Rhodes.  On Sept. 15, 2000, she married David A. Corio, who survives. 

Virginia was employed with Boxerjam, Inc., as an on-line gaming support tech, before her retirement. 

She was a graduate of Ramapo College of Mahwah, NJ.  

Virginia was a resident of the area for 20 years, coming from Cedar Rapids, IA.   

She was a member of Association of American Retired Persons and Port Allegany Senior Center 50 plus club. 

Surviving in addition to her husband David, is a son, John (Dana) Atsatt of Virginia; two daughters, Missy (Lou) Warnet of Ramsey, NJ, and Cindy Kealy of Virginia; four grandchildren. 

At Virginia’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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

Condolences can be made to:  David A. Corio,  178 Tow Mile Rd.   Port Allegany, PA 16743

Wolf Administration Highlights Importance of Environmental Justice for Pennsylvania Comment period for draft Environmental Justice Policy open until May 11, 2022

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell spoke today with a group of students at Penn State Brandywine about environmental justice and encouraged people to review and comment on the draft Environmental Justice Policy, open for public comment until May 11, 2022

“I appreciated the opportunity to speak with the leaders of tomorrow about environmental justice and how we can incorporate these principles into DEP’s work across Pennsylvania,” McDonnell said. “Low-income communities and communities of color have borne disproportionate levels of pollution for generations, and the draft Environmental Justice Policy is one step toward ensuring that does not continue.”

The draft Environmental Justice Policy includes several sections to expand and improve upon the existing Environmental Justice Policy which has been in effect since 2004. The new policy will attempt to integrate environmental justice into more aspects of DEP's work to benefit environmental justice communities. This may include revising definitions of environmental justice areas or populations; increasing collaboration and planning between state government agencies; developing environmental justice mapping, resources, and data for community use; prioritizing environmental justice in grantmaking practices; and training DEP staff and external partners on environmental justice.

The draft policy was developed after Governor Tom Wolf signed the Environmental Justice Executive Order last fall.

More information, including an informational webinar, can be found at 

DEP will hold three virtual public hearings to accept comments on the draft Environmental Justice Policy. The hearings will be held as follows:

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 5:00 PM. 
Web Link 
Audio conference: +1-415-655-0003, Access code: 2630 690 8427
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM. 
Web Link 
Audio conference: +1-415-655-0003, Access code: 2633 346 6724
Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 12:00 PM.
Web Link 
Audio conference: +1-415-655-0003, Access code: 2633 980 7600

Anyone who wishes to present testimony at a hearing must contact Glenda Davidson, 717-783-4759 or, at least 24 hours in advance, to reserve a time to present testimony. Language interpretation services are available upon request. Persons in need of language interpretation services must contact Glenda Davidson at or at 717-783-4759 at least one week in advance.

Members of the public who wish to observe a virtual public hearing without providing testimony are able to view the hearings using the links above. Those who have not registered in advance as described previously will remain muted for the duration of the public hearing. 

Written comments are accepted through DEP’s online eComment tool at or by e-mail to Written comments may be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

More information on the Office of Environmental Justice can be found at

PDA Roundup: Wolf Administration Investments Promote Pollinator Research, Strengthen Resiliency of PA Specialty Crops


Wolf Administration Investments Promote Pollinator Research, Strengthen Resiliency of PA Specialty Crops

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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.


Galeton Easter Sunrise Service At Collins Memorial Park April 17th


The Guidance Center Is Seeking Home Visiting Professionals


Mckean County Republican Committee Annual Spring Event April 7th


Auction At The Eldred Firehall Sunday April 3rd




    SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2022
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 1/2 chicken, baked beans,
macaroni salad, & dinner roll
 $10.00 per person
1/2 chicken only $6.00

The McKean County Conservation District has an opening for a Conservation Technician

The McKean County Conservation District has an opening for a Conservation Technician to serve as a resource and technical advisor for landowners to meet local, state and federal environmental requirements. This is a full-time position with County employee benefits.

Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the implementation of the following state-delegated programs:
Erosion and Sediment Pollutant Control Program, Chapter 102
Water Obstruction & Encroachment Program, Chapter 105
Nutrient Management Program, Act 38
Manure Management Program, Chapter 91
Educational programs needed for stewardship activities to restore and improve land health and water quality with various target audiences.

Education and Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following or related fields: Biology, Environmental Resource Management, Geo-environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Soil Science, Engineering, or a minimum of four years prior resource conservation experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Publisher, etc.) and must be comfortable working with various types of computer and electronic monitoring equipment.
Experience and ability to conduct training programs and communicate effectively, both written and verbally, to a wide range of individuals and groups is essential.
Ability to work outdoors and traverse difficult terrain in a variety of weather conditions and ability to lift 30 pounds overhead.
Candidate must have a positive attitude and be comfortable working alone and with others as a team.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by forwarding a resume and completed County job application to Human Resources, McKean County Courthouse, 500 West Main Street, Smethport, PA 16749, or by e-mail to by April 15, 2022.  Applications are available in the Human Resources Department at the Courthouse or at To learn more about the Conservation District go to

Friday, April 1, 2022

2 Vehicle Crash at Rt. 6 and Pierce Brook Road

Mansfield Man Arrested For A PFA Violation In Delmar TWP.


Florida Woman Arrested For Drug Possession In Lawrence TWP.



There is no better cure for cabin fever than spending time in the woods hunting spring gobblers.

But if you are new to spring gobbler hunting, or have yet to give it a try, starting out can feel overwhelming.

The Game Commission is holding three online seminars to provide all the information needed to get started.

The first will discuss the gear turkey hunters use and cover everything from the different type of shotguns, shells, camouflage, calls and decoys.

The second seminar will cover the biology of the wild turkey and topics such as where turkeys like to roost in the evenings, where they head in the mornings, what their different sounds mean, their breeding cycle, and how you can use this information to your advantage when scouting and hunting.

The final seminar will focus on hunting tips and tactics, and will be hosted by Matt Morrett, a world-champion turkey caller and one of the most experienced turkey hunters in North America. Matt will share some of his experiences and provide insights on how to fill your tag.

Each seminar will be approximately 45 minutes long and conclude with a question-and-answer period. If you can’t watch any of these seminars live, they will be recorded and posted on the Game Commission YouTube channel.

The first seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Advance registration is required. To register or see the complete schedule of upcoming seminars, please visit the Learn to Hunt page at the Game Commission’s website at

Joseph White, PA-C Joins the Elkland Laurel Health Center

Elkland, PA—Laurel Health is excited to announce that certified physician assistant Joseph White, PA-C has joined the Elkland Laurel Health Center, located at 103 Forestview Drive in Elkland, PA. He is accepting new patients of all ages.  

White understands the importance of access to quality care in rural areas, and his passion for assuring everyone has the same standard of care drove him to enter medicine. “I lived in a medically underserved area in northeastern PA and know firsthand how much it matters to have quality care accessible outside of major cities.” 

His medical training was specifically geared toward delivering primary care in rural, medically underserved communities with a background in geriatrics, including skilled nursing facilities and tackling chronic conditions in older adults.  

“One of the joys of primary care is the opportunity to treat a wide range of conditions and empowering patients to take charge of their health by working with them to develop personalized plans. I am especially passionate about mental health and where I can assist patients in finding what works for them,” White shares. “I’m very excited to support Laurel Health’s vision of providing comprehensive local care throughout this region.” 

White earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Lock Haven University. He has experience in family medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine, general surgery, rheumatology, inpatient care, and geriatrics.  

Prior to joining Laurel Health, he worked with Luther Acres Manor, Steelton Family Practice, and Warwick Ambulance Company. In his free time, he enjoys hiking local parks, honing his cooking techniques, and reading.  

Joseph White, PA-C is accepting new patients of all ages at the Elkland Laurel Health Center. To make an appointment, call 814-258-5117. Both traditional onsite appointments and telemedicine visits are available at all Laurel Health locations. To learn more about Laurel Health’s family medicine and specialty services, visit  

What Is Childhood Lead Poisoning & How Are Children Exposed?

Does your child play on the floor? Do you have toys or dishes that are made in other countries? If so, then your child may be at risk for lead exposure. A child can also be exposed to lead if they are with an adult often who might bring home lead from a job or hobby. Some activities include house painting, plumbing, renovation, auto repair, welding, electronics repair, fishing, firearms, jewelry making and more. This information is important for parents, grandparents, guardians, and daycare providers because lead poisoning can have impacts on children for years to come. 

Full Story HERE

Ralph T. Christy, 77, of Warren, PA.

Ralph T. Christy

Ralph T. Christy, 77, of Warren passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022, in his home surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness.

He was born in Warren on July 22, 1944, the son of the late U.S. Army Captain Ralph L. Christy who was killed in action during World War II and Mary Clinger Christy.

Ralph attended grade school in Tidioute and went on to graduate from Cathedral Prep in Erie, Class of 1963. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1967. Ralph had many jobs throughout his career, he worked for Talon Zipper in Meadville and in Los Angeles, CA. He moved to work at Universal Button in Ontario, Canada, finally returning to Warren and retired from Highland/Groboski in Sheffield in 2004.

Ralph was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church where he volunteered for many years with the soup kitchen, weddings, and banquets. He was the expert dishwasher appreciated by everyone. Ralph was also a Sons of the American Legion Member with Post 293 in Warren. 

Ralph married the love of his life, the former Patricia Hunter in 1966, in Tidioute at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, they spent the next 55 years making loving memories together with their family.

Ralph is survived by three children: Mary Riisen and her spouse Robert, and their children Connor, Taylor, Amanda, and Cooper all of Downingtown, PA; Patrick Christy M.D. and his spouse Marc Sambula of Rosslyn Farms, PA; and Mark Christy and his spouse Jennifer (Trumbull), and their children Dominic and Rachel, all of Warren.

Friends may call the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA, on Monday April 4, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 5, 2022, at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. W., Warren PA, with the Rev. Richard Tomasone and Ralph’s godson from Duquesne University the Rev. William Christy as concelebrants. A private burial will take place at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorial may do so through St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 600 Pennsylvania Ave W., Warren, PA 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave, Warren, PA 16365. 

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