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Saturday, April 9, 2022


Filmmakers Adrian Selkowitz, left, and Rufus Lusk chat during the premiere of their documentary “Reclaiming History,” which was commissioned to tell the story of a large oil painting, “A Venetian Promenade,” that hangs in Blaisdell Hall at Pitt-Bradford. The documentary will be shown April 11 and 12 on WPSU-TV.

A crowd gathers around the painting “A Venetian Promenade” at its unveiling last fall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which also commissioned a documentary film to tell the painting’s story. The documentary will be shown April 11 and 12 on WPSU-TV. Both were taken by Glenn Melvin

          BRADFORD, Pa. – WPSU-TV Public Media (Channel 3) will broadcast the documentary “Reclaiming History” about the restoration of a 19th century oil painting that now hangs in the KOA Speer Lobby of Blaisdell Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

            Pitt-Bradford commissioned the 36-minute film by award-winning filmmakers Adrian Selkowitz and Rufus Lusk. It will air twice: at 9 p.m. Monday, April 11, and at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. The documentary may air additional times after that.

            The film tells the story about how Italian artist Tommaso Juglaris painted a 15-foot by 9-foot scene of Venice, Italy, in which the great painter Paolo Veronese enjoys a gondola ride with a beautiful woman, troubadours and a gondolier. Juglaris painted the scene while in Paris and entered the painting in the famed Paris Salon, where it earned an honorable mention.

            Several years later, he moved to the United States, bringing the painting with him and eventually selling it to wealthy oil executive and Pennsylvania Sen. Lewis Emery, who lived in Bradford. When Emery died, the painting became a focal point in a hotel built by his daughter to honor his memory.

            Decades later, Pitt-Bradford purchased the Emery Hotel to become a residence hall for its students. The university’s president asked a campus supporter to store the painting for safe-keeping and had it crated and sent to a warehouse owned by Carl E. Swanson.

            There it sat for nearly 60 years until Swanson’s grandson, Al Swanson, found it while cleaning out the warehouse in preparation for his own retirement. He remembered his father mentioning a large crate that belonged to the university and called a friend who worked there.

            The university evaluated whether the painting could be restored and chose to undertake the project and document it as well.

            The film tells the story of the painter, the painting, its owners and restoration through interviews with Juglaris scholar Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas; Matthew Hileman, manager of the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center and instructor of art history; Sally Costik, executive director of the Bradford Landmark Society; Rick and Meredith Fesenmyer, descendants of Emery; Rick Esch, interim president of Pitt-Bradford; and conservators Jeffrey Johnson and Jacintha Clark.

            Then-students Haley Madl, a history-political science major from Beaver, and Devon Briggs, a double-major in history-political science and international affairs, assisted with research for the documentary. Then-student Danica Andrews, a broadcast communications major from Greensville, assisted with filming. Alexis Horning, a psychology major with a minor in art from Bradford, helped with the restoration itself.

            Patricia Colosimo, director of arts programming, served as project director for both the restoration and the documentary.

Celebrating Conservation District Week

McKean County Conservation District Environmental Projects
The McKean County Conservation District completes a wide variety of environmental projects to prevent non-point source pollution of local waterways and improve natural resources. This work is funded by several grant programs, including Growing Greener from the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, the PA Fish & Boat Commission, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume
Road program, and other private, state, and federal grant sources. 

Examples of recent work completed by the District include a streambank stabilization project on Sinnemahoning Portage Creek in Norwich Township to reduce stream erosion and provide native trout habitat. Another recently completed project included two culvert replacements on Skinner Creek and Button Road in Liberty Township to prevent road failure and improve in-stream conditions with larger box culverts.

 Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road project grants are awarded to and completed by eligible entities through an annual application process. Low volume roads are roads with less than 500 vehicles in traffic daily. The funds greatly benefit local municipality budgets and improve local roadways. It is a water quality program, with projects aimed at preventing erosion run-off from entering local waterways. Stream crossing improvements also provide better aquatic organism passage through larger crossings while allowing the stream to pass through the structure without constriction. Streambank stabilization projects alleviate serious erosion problems that degrade aquatic habitat for fish and other organisms. Erosion is the number one cause of pollution in Pennsylvania and McKean County has over 1,800 miles of streams. Development, agriculture, and the absence of riparian buffers - trees and shrubs along streams and rivers - over many years have accelerated the erosion rate. 

Streambank structures stabilize and build streambanks to prevent additional soil loss. These projects require general permits through the PA Department of Environmental Protection. One of the easiest do-it-yourself solutions for eroding streambanks is to plant trees, shrubs, or live stakes of native shrubs to establish a root system and cover bare soil. These roots can hold soil and banks in place naturally and inexpensively. Landowners with severe stream erosion problems can contact the District office for assistance.


Dwight’s Road, Wetmore Township,
Low Volume Road Project after
installation of a bankfull aluminum
structural plate culvert.

Celebrating Conservation District Week McKean County Conservation District

Recognized by both the Pennsylvania State House and Senate, April 10-16, 2022 has been declared “Conservation District Week.” Locally, the McKean County Commissioners will issue a proclamation for “Conservation District Week” at their meeting on April 12, 2022. 

“Conservation District Week celebrates and highlights McKean County Conservation District’s 60+ years of the development, improvement and conservation of the County’s soil,water and related resources as well as educating the community in various conservation and environmental practices and methods,” said Blaine Puller, District Chairman. 

The McKean County Conservation District was declared a District by the Board of County Commissioners on August 19, 1959 under the provision of the Soil Conservation Law, Act 217. This Law enacted in 1945 gives  Districts broad powers to provide services, employ and manage staff, charge fees for services, own and manage property, and authorizes Commonwealth agencies (including Counties) to cooperate with District in carrying out programs.  

The District is administered by a board of seven Directors, Blaine Puller, Chairman, Jeff Larson, Vice- Chairman, Cliff Lane, Commissioner Director, Kerry Fetter, Ken Kane, Chase Miles and Greg Bell. These volunteer directors are your neighbors who are working to prevent pollution in your backyard. That deserves to be celebrated! 

District Directors are appointed by the County Commissioner from a list of names submitted by countywide nominating organizations. The Commissioners also designate one of their members to serve as a Director. Puller stated, “The board identifies local conservation needs, decides which programs and services to offer, and develops a strategic plan.” The current strategic plan focuses on three objectives to achieve goals – protect, maintain and improve McKean County’s natural resources (water resources, agriculture, and erosion & sedimentation control); market and increase awareness of conservation district programs and functions, and provide educational outreach (marketing & outreach); and develop resources to sustain & enhance the conservation district and our natural resources. 

Staff members include Sandy Thompson, District Manager, Lindsay Trojanowski, Resource Conservationist, and Adam Causer, Watershed Specialist. The District brings funds from a wide variety of sources into the county to complete projects large and small for environmental improvement. While McKean County provides a portion of the District’s budget, for each dollar the county provides the District brings another $24.97 for project work. The staff provide technical assistance to farmers, landowners, municipalities, and anyone in need. They coordinate a variety of conservation projects to improve the environment and educate citizens about our natural resources. 

For more information on the McKean County Conservation District go to our website at

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Easter Hours


NPRC to Host Open House Across the Region: Experience their Instructional Delivery Model

Warren, Pa: Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) will hold an Open House event on Tuesday, April 19 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at five of their classroom locations. A remote connection will also be available for those who cannot attend in person. Prospective students and guests will meet NPRC’s student services team and faculty at this interactive Open House and will have the opportunity to experience their real-time instructional delivery model, hear about the College’s history and mission, participate in a class demonstration with a faculty member, learn about the important role a Student Engagement Specialist plays in their educational journey, and hear from a current student about their experience at NPRC. The locations for this open house include NPRC Education and Training Center (Erie), Venango Technology Center (Oil City), Corry Higher Education Council (Corry), Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties (St. Marys), Potter County Education Council (Coudersport), or virtual attendance. Those interested in attending are encouraged to sign-up on NPRC’s website. NPRC offers affordable associate degrees, certificates, and workforce training to the region and within 15 miles of most residents in their nine-county footprint. Associate degrees include applied technology, business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education, liberal studies, and social sciences. Five of these programs are eligible for financial assistance through your local CareerLink®. “College can be intimidating for anyone, let alone a full-time worker, single parent, or first-generation college student. At NPRC we work extremely hard to ensure that each of our students have the resources and support they need to be successful in and out of the classroom,” shares Lauren Zickefoose, assistant director of community engagement. She continues, “This open house is the perfect opportunity for someone to explore a new opportunity and hear first-hand how NPRC provided a second chance for one of our students.” Future open houses are scheduled for July 19 and October 25 at locations and times to be determined. For more information or to sign up for April’s open house, visit The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is authorized by the PA Department of Education to award Associate degrees and certificates in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The NPRC’s mission is to provide affordable and accessible post-secondary education to the residents of northern Pennsylvania. NPRC provides education to a 9-county region (Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren). Classroom instruction is powered through real-time, interactive audio-visual technology that connects classrooms together across the region, allowing for robust classroom discussion and real-time student/instructor interaction. NPRC is proudly pursuing accreditation.

Trespass Investigation in Genesee TWP.


Loganton Man Charged For Theft After Failing To Repay Deposit In Abbott TWP.


Dog Law Violation In Clara TWP.


Sabinsville Man Cited For Harassment In Hector TWP.


No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Costello RD. In Sylvania TWP.


God's Country Upland Preserve wrapping up the 2021 / 2022 season

God's Country Upland Preserve

Well it’s a wrap for the 2021 / 2022 season at God's Country Upland Preserve other than a few guided hunts to finish up in the coming week, it was our best tower shoot to date with 150+ pheasants killed out of 200.

Good shooting, good food, and great friends and that’s what it’s all about. 

We can not thank everyone enough for all the help and business over the past season, it has been absolutely amazing, thank you all so much for helping make our dream a reality. 

A big special thanks to Sharon Baldwin Fitzgerald, Taylor Tarabori, Alex Hand, Hannah Fleniken, Weston McVeigh, Angela Donathan McVeigh, Fitz, Kaylea Empson, Otto Deutschlander, and many many more. 

As we always try our hardest to do is provide a service next to none, help make memories that will not soon be forgotten, weather a tower shoot, a guided hunt, or you come out with your own dogs, we will always thrive to provide a hunt and service that will be the best that you’ve ever done. 

We will continue to grow getting bigger and better. We have several things coming this upcoming season that you will definitely not want to miss out on. So once again thank you all for everything from the GCUP crew.  

Special thanks to Whites Welding for the awesome new sign for our new building coming this summer, thank you for your business.

Chris & Paul Herzig Retiring From Laurelwood Inn in Coudersport; New Owners Take Over Tomorrow


Roulette Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

At 4:53 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 6 Oak Lane for a natural gas leak with extinguished fire.

Sinnemahone Paddle Draws 81 Competitors

Mother nature cooperated bringing water to the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek on Thursday days before the Sinnemahone Paddle event.  Organizers say contingency plans were in place but not needed.  More than 80 registered for the 12 mile race from near the Emporium Country Club to Driftwood.  Emergency services report no incidents. 

Ken Gerg and his long-time paddling companion Dana Leet led the field in an exhibition run.  Finishing the course in just over 90 minutes. 

2022 brought the end of an era to a Cameron County father son duo who have paddled in the Adult/Junior Canoe race.  Eastyn Solveson maxed out the age limit this year.  The pair finished the race in 1:37:35. 

Cameron County brothers teamed up to take first place in the Clydesdale Class.  Luke and Seth Fragale finished at 1:44:09.   The race brought out brothers and sisters paddling in the junior kayak division.  

The sisters from Bellefonte battled to the finish line with Orissa beating Ellis Reed by 2 minutes.   

Cameron County brothers Cameron and Jed Lehman competed for the first time.  Cameron finished ahead of his brother by three minutes.

The race is the first in the triple crown series.  Registration for the Sinnemahone Gravel and Sinnemahone Trail Run can be found at

Joann C. Boswick Clark, 83, of Houston, Texas

Joann C. Boswick Clark

Joann C. Boswick Clark, 83, of Houston, Texas passed away Tuesday March 15, 2022. 

She was born on Oct. 31, 1938. Born and raised in Smethport, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Boswick. 

Joann is survived by seven of her children, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

he was preceded in death by her infant son, her parents, younger brother and older sister.
She loved to go antiquing, making quilts and playing cards with her friends. Those who knew Joann know she hated being fussed over and would rather give than receive. 

In lieu of funeral services and to honor Joann, we ask that all who wish to make a donation to: Boys Ranch Foundation, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX. 79105.

Eldred Firefighters Dispatched For House Fire

At 4:04 PM on Saturday, Eldred Firefighters have been dispatched to a structure fire at 159 Larabee Road. Wall caught fire from wood stove.

Emporium, Norwich Township Dispatched To Working House Fire on Waldy Run Road

At 2:38 PM on Saturday, Crosby Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist Emporium with a house fire at 905 Waldy Run Road.

Ridgway PSP Seeking Information For Burglary In Fox TWP.


Ridgway Man Charged With Harassment In Fox TWP.


Driver Cited For Damaging Mailboxes And Leaving The Scene Of A Accident In Westfield TWP.


Argument Leads To A Stabbing In Fox TWP.


#BREAKING: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins has died after he was hit by a car in Florida.


PA Game Commission Meets Today; Sets Antlerless Deer Allocations and More

















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Recent Obituaries at Buckheit Funeral Chapel

Patrick S. Kennedy

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Richard Allen Morgan

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

William J. Smith

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

William L. Cowan

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Alan Rexford Crippen

Monday, April 4, 2022

Michele M. Powlison

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Debra J. Seeley

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Cheryl A. Sherman

Friday, April 1, 2022

Richard Kinnan

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Easter egg hunt at the Coudersport Free Methodist Church is postponed

 Would you please post that the Easter egg hunt at the Coudersport Free Methodist Church is postponed from today until next Saturday the 16th?

Lawrence M. Brundage, 85, of W. Ransom, St., Port Allegany, PA

Lawrence M. Brundage 

Lawrence M. Brundage, 85, of W. Ransom, St., Port Allegany, PA passed away Friday (Apr. 8, 2022) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Born December 27, 1936, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Harry L. and Marie Hopkins Brundage.  On Dec. 26, 1970, in Austin, PA, he married Connie E. Meacham, who survives. 

Larry was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, class of 1954.   

He was employed with Ball-Incon Container Co., Port Allegany, as front- end supervisor, retiring on Jan. 1, 1998, after 42 years of service.  

He was a member of the F. & A.M. Liberty Lodge 505, and Arnold Royal Arch Chapter 254, both of Port Allegany.  

Lawrence was past governor, and member of the past Governor’s club, Moose Lodge 460, Port Allegany, and entered the Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 2015. He sponsored 133 new Moose members, and was a Trustee 2000-2001, Governor 2002-2006, Administrator from 2006-2012, and Treasurer of District T #8, from 2012-2019. 

Larry was also active and life member with the Port Allegany Star Hose, Co. where he served as Fire Chief 1977-1983. He was a member of Tri-County Fire Chiefs Assoc. from 1977-1983, and served on staff with the Tri-County Fire School.   

Mr. Brundage also coached Babe Ruth Baseball from 1969-1977, and was President of McKean County Babe Ruth Baseball from 1970-77.  

He was also a former member of the Port Allegany Lions Club., and social member of the American Legion John Berg Post 887, Port Allegany. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, Connie, is a son, Lawren D. “Whitey” (Sally) Brundage of Port Allegany, three daughters, Robin Formoso and Amy (Joe) Shelley both of Port Allegany, and Tammy L. (Craig) Emerson of Hampton, VA; a stepson, Ronald Rees of Smethport; a stepdaughter, Kim VanHorn of Hampton, VA; 12 grandchilldren, 9 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margarie Hults of Port Allegany, Anita Corwin of Tennesse; and several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Jackie Light. 

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Apr. 11, 2022) with Rev. Roger Laktash, officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights, PA.   

A Moose service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday by Moose Lodge 505, Port Allegany. 

A masonic service will be conducted by Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. 

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   

Condolences can be made to:  Connie E. Brundage,  10 W. Ransom St.,   Port Allegany, PA 16743

PA Permit Violations Issued to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC

PA Permit Violation Issued to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC in Ward Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 4/06/2022 to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC in Ward Twp, Tioga county. CSL 401 - PROHIBITION AGAINST OTHER POLLUTIONS - Discharged substance of any kind or character resulting in pollution of Waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-04-06 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC in Ward Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 4/06/2022 to REPSOL OIL & GAS USA LLC in Ward Twp, Tioga county. 102.4(b)1 - EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL REQUIREMENTS - Person conducting earth disturbance activity failed to implement and maintain E & S BMPs to minimize the potential for accelerated erosion and sedimentation.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-04-06 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Weekly Roundup by Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture


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Suspected Serious Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Boot Jack RD. In Ridgway TWP.


Ridgway Man Charged With Harassment


Ridgway PSP Investigating Unemployment Scam In Kersey PA


DUI Charges Pending Blood Test Results In Horton TWP.


Theft By Deception Scam Investigation In Horton TWP


DUI Arrest In Johnsonburg Borough


Scrap Metal Stolen In Higland TWP.


Speeding Violation Leads To DUI Arrest In Ridgway TWP.


Underage Drinking Arrest In Millstone TWP.


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Rooks Road In Ulysses Will Be Closed April 11th, and 12th


The Potter County Housing Authority and Housing Opportunities Corporation are accepting bids


The Potter County Housing Authority and Housing Opportunities Corporation of Potter County are requesting proposals for lawn care at our housing, building and site locations.  The responsible Bidder will perform lawn mowing, trimming of sidewalk and building edges, as well as grass and loose tree branch cleanup.  The Bidder will perform the requested work with their equipment. All Bidders’ will supply a current certificate of insurance of at least $1,000,000 liability coverage and have current vehicle insurance.  Workmen’s compensation coverage must be carried on all employees, and a completed IRS tax form W-9 must be included with the bid submission.  Terms of the lawn care service proposal is as follows:

Term of contract: April 19, 2022 to October 28, 2022—Weather permitting.

Mowing Frequency: One (1) time a week if grass is 3” or over before mowing.   Mowing and trimming will be completed up to two (2) times a week if needed for the period of April 19, 2022 to May 06, 2022. Contact Tim Schoener for pre-approval.

Lawn Clippings: Leave on lawn if not visible within one (1) day of mowing at each location.  Rake and remove heavy grass and debris from lawns to designated location on site. Redwood Village requires removal of excess grass/debris from site by Bidder. 

Sidewalks: Sweep and remove all grass and debris from all sidewalks and parking lots.

Trimming: Use a Weed-Eater to trim sidewalks, building’s edge and around trees & bushes.

Bid pricing terms: Bid price should be on per mow basis per project.  

Project location: Project Name Address
FREEMAN HOUSE/GARDEN 79 Maple View Lane, Coudersport
PCHRA-ASCS OFFICE 109 Market St., Coudersport
PCHA COUDERSPORT LOT#1 Damascus/Market Sts., Coudersport
MV COUDERSPORT LOT#1 407 S. West St., Coudersport
MV GALETON LOT#1 169 Germania St., Galeton
MV GALETON LOT#2 171 Germania St., Galeton
REDWOOD VILLAGE 9 Penn Avenue, Galeton
ULYSSES FAMILY TOWNHOUSES 620-630 Academy & Center Sts., Ulysses

Please contact Tim Schoener at (716) 307-7631 to request a site visit of a project or projects before submission of your proposal. The safety of our Residents is critical while mowing at each location.  Please feel free to contact Richard Duzick at (814) 274-7031 ext. 110 or with any questions pertaining to the request for proposal for lawn care and/or to receive a bid packet for your review and completion.  Please return your bid proposals to the Potter County Housing Authority at 109 Market St., Coudersport, PA 16915 by April 14, 2022 at 12:00 P.M.  Please mark the envelope “lawn care” or fax or email your bid proposal to (814) 274-0738 or by the same deadline. 

 The Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and to waive any informalities in the bid process.  The PCHA and HOCPC look forward to receiving bids from Section 3, Minority and/or Female-Owned Businesses.