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Saturday, April 16, 2022

DOOBIE BROTHERS TRIBUTE CONCERT IS FRIDAY, APRIL 22

 

Takin’ It To The Streets (shown) is a Doobie Brothers tribute band.
 

The seven-man Doobie Brothers tribute band Takin’ it to the Streets will deliver a fun-filled, high-energy show at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

With powerful vocal harmonies and top-notch musicianship, Takin’ it to the Streets recreates the incredible sound and style of the Doobie Brothers covering a catalog of hits from the famed band’s five decades of music.

Get ready for an amazing show chocked full of Doobie favorites as well as some deep cuts that will make the audience want to sing and dance as they listen to the music.

This tribute band will perform songs spanning both the Doobie Brothers Johnston and McDonald eras including “Jesus is Just Alright,” “Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Running,” “Real Love,” “What a Fool Believes,” and “Black Water,” the Doobies' first No. 1 single from 1974.

The Doobie Brothers, An American rock band from San Jose, California, currently includes founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, along with Michael McDonald, John McFee and touring musicians John Cowan, Bill Payne, Marc Russo, Ed Toth and Marc QuiƱones.

Their greatest success was in the 1970s. Johnston provided the lead vocals for the band from 1970 to 1975, when they featured a mainstream rock sound mixed with elements of folk, country and R&B. Michael McDonald joined the band in 1975 as a keyboard player and second lead vocalist. His interest in soul music introduced a new sound to the band. Before Johnston retired in 1977, he and McDonald performed together as co-lead vocalists for one album, “Takin’ It to the Streets.”

In 1982, the band broke up with Simmons being the only member to have appeared on all of their albums. In 1987, the Doobie Brothers reformed with Johnston returning and McDonald making several guest appearances. In 2019, McDonald returned to the band full-time for their 50th anniversary tour.

The group's fourteen studio albums include six top-ten appearances on the Billboard 200 album chart, including 1978's “Minute by Minute”, which reached number one for five weeks, and won the band a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, while the single "What A Fool Believes" from the same album won three Grammys. The band has also released six live albums, and numerous greatest hits compilations.

The Doobie Brothers was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Nov. 7, 2020. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Reserve a table or individual seats for this BYOB concert and bring snacks and beverages and enjoy the music with family and friends.

Admission is $25. For tickets and to reserve a table or seating, call 570-724-6220. Tickets can also be purchased at https://www.ticketleap.com.

LAUREL FESTIVAL COMMUNITY FLOAT DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting local non-profit groups to participate in the 80th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival by entering a community float and/or unit in the Saturday, June 18 Laurel Parade.

The parade will form at 11 a.m. on June 18 at the Wellsboro Area High School and start at 1:45 p.m. Floats and/or units are asked to check in with a member of the Parade Marshall’s committee upon arrival at the school as staging guidelines have been revised.

By tradition, the Laurel Festival celebrates the blooming of mountain laurel, adopted by Pennsylvania as its official state flower in 1933. The theme for this year's parade is "Music of America.”

All floats and/or units should be non-political, non-commercial and non-sectarian. The parade float and/or unit designs should capture the festive spirit and must represent the theme, be colorful and creative, and portray the beauty of the mountain laurel tradition.

All floats and/or units must pre-register by Wednesday, June 1 to participate in the parade and comply with theme and safety guidelines.

The float and/or unit entry form and safety guidelines, can be found on the chamber’s website at www.wellsboropa.com under the “Forms” drop-down menu on the home page.

Complete and return the pre-registration form to: Float/Unit Entry, Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 733, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Questions? Contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 570-724-1926 or emailing info@wellsboropa.com.

UPMC OB/GYN: Understanding Endometriosis

Ethan Gable, MD
OB/GYN, UPMC

One of the most common gynecological conditions that women face is called endometriosis. It is a hormonally driven disease that affects about 1 in 10 women during the years in which they are able to reproduce, about 15 to 45 years of age. This is approximately equal to almost 180 million women in the world. 

Although this condition is very common, the pain and the other accompanying symptoms associated with the disorder are often misdiagnosed by health care providers or dismissed by the women  experiencing the pain due to lack of awareness and to a societal uncomfortableness when discussing women’s health. Educating everyone about endometriosis helps to break the stigma of discussing menstruation and helps to honor the overall health and well being of women.  

Full Story HERE


Registered Dietitian Gena Rasmussen Joins the Laurel Health Centers

 Tioga & Bradford Counties, PA – Registered dietitian Gena Rasmussen, MS, RD/LDN, has joined the Laurel Health Centers. She will be providing medical nutritional therapy to patients at Laurel Health Center locations throughout Tioga and Bradford Counties.  

Rasmussen was drawn to nutrition from a young age by her health-conscious family and their approach to harvesting healthy, fresh produce right out of their garden for meals.  

 “My mom took a nutrition class at MU when I was about 10 and taught me about the vitamins in my food. We were always in the garden together and picked our meals all summer long. It just made sense to study nutrition when it was my turn to go to college, as I loved motivating my friends to eat healthy and exercise from a very young age,” she explained. 

Full Story HERE

PITT-BRADFORD NAMES MICHAEL DAVILA VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

 


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has named Michael Davila as its next vice president and dean of student affairs following a national search. 

Davila has been serving as associate vice chancellor and dean of students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello since 2019. He will begin his new duties May 31.

In his new position, Davila will oversee career services, counseling and health services, disability services, new student orientation and first-year experience, residence life and housing, student engagement, leadership development and community engagement, and student care and conduct. He will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Full Story HERE

Foster Township Police

On 04/15/22 at approximately 2320 hrs. an officer with this department was on patrol on S. Kendall Ave. when a vehicle traveling in the opposite lane nearly struck the officer’s vehicle head-on. The officer was able to make an evasive movement to avoid colliding with the suspects vehicle. The officer then conducted a U-turn and activated his emergency lights. At that point the same vehicle sped up and failed to yield for the police officer. Shortly after entering the city of Bradford, the suspect vehicle left the roadway, struck a telephone pole and a large pile of rocks in front of a residence on South Kendall where the vehicle came to final rest. The officer then conducted his investigation and the operator was identified as Jed Hamberger, of Bradford, PA. Through investigation the operator was believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol. The operator was then placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and later arraigned by District Judge Cercone. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured, and Hamberger was released. 

Hamberger was charged with the following:
1 Count, Title 75, 3733(a) Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer
1 Count, Title 75, 3802(c) DUI - Highest Rate of Alcohol
1 Count, Title 75, 3802(a)(1) DUI - General Impairment
1 Count, Title 75, 3736(a) Reckless Driving
1 Count, Title 75, 3301(a) Fail to Keep Right
1 Count, Title 75, 4306(a) Not Use Low Beam

Port Allegany Ambulance to East Mill Street

8:20 pm. Fall victim.

Jay Twp. Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire

 
On April 16, at 7:35 pm Jay Twp. Fire Department was dispatched to assist Clearfield with a structure fire on 2650 Mud Run Rd. in Houston Twp.  

Roger McMahon, 84, previously of Kane, PA

Roger McMahon

Roger McMahon, 84, previously of Kane, PA passed away on Wednesday (April 13, 2022) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home. 

He was born on June 13, 1937, in Sergeant, the son of the late Paul and Leota Smith McMahon. 

Roger had worked in a sawmill for several years and then after that had worked at Kane Handle until his retirement. He was a member of the Kane Fish and Game Club, the Wilcox Sportsman Club and the St. Callistus Catholic Church. 

Surviving relatives include two sisters, Cecilia (Robert) Peterson and Mary Lou Kribbs, both of Kane and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Annie Penhollow, Jane Lloyd, Blanche Jay and Naomi Vaughn. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday (April 22) at 11 a.m., at the St. Callistus Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Wilson as celebrant. 

Entombment will follow at the St. Callistus Mausoleum. 

Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice. 

Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.
The Cummings Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Coudersport Ambulance to West Branch Road


At 4:26 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the West Branch Road for a patient with finger laceration.

RECALLED

Earl A. "Budd" Hand, 68, of E. Water St., Smethport, PA

Earl A. "Budd" Hand

Earl A. "Budd" Hand, 68, of E. Water St., Smethport, PA  passed away on Wednesday (April 13, 2022) surrounded by his loving family. 

Born on Feb. 25, 1954 he was the son of Ernest R. and Eleanor Parker Hand. On Nov. 24, 1984 he married Sandra Gummo who preceded him in death on May 24, 2012. 

Budd was a 1972 graduate of Allegany, N.Y. High School, and

Vietnam War Veteran

then was enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an engine mechanic from 1973 until 1977. He also served in Vietnam on U.S.S. Forrestal. Budd was a lifetime resident of the Eldred Area and used to reside on Slack Hollow. He was previously employed as a machinist at Case Cutlery. 

He was a member of the Eldred American Legion and the Office of Home Building Association. 

Budd loved fishing, working in the wood shop and radio boats. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. 

Surviving are four sons, Christopher (Kimberly) Hand of Bradford, Matthew (Angie) Hand of Friendship, NY., Zachery (Amanda) Hand of Scio, N.Y., and Timothy Hand of Port Allegany; one sister, Patricia Nichols of Union City; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding him in death including his wife are one son, Buddy Hand in 1985; and one daughter, Alicia Treat in 2017; one brother, Ernest Hand in 2016 and one sister, Julia Hand in 1940. 

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life service, at a later date to be announced. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred Area Little League. 

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

PA House Passes Bill to Prohibit State Lawmakers from Using State-Owned Vehicles

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday passed House Bill 746, legislation introduced by Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) to prohibit and end the practice of state lawmakers using state-owned vehicles, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said.

"This session has been hallmarked by new House Rules that have revolutionized how we conduct business in this chamber. One additional way of helping to restore confidence in our institutions is to take the very simple step of ending the practice of state lawmakers being able to use state-owned vehicles," Benninghoff said. "While changing how state government does business is not easy, we are certainly up to the task of trying to do what we can. Passing this legislation today is a significant additional step on the renewed path to state government reform."

House Bill 746 passed the House by a vote of 183-16 It now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Blossburg Dispatched to Crash on Bloss Mountain Road


At 4:00 PM on Saturday, Blossburg Fire & EMS dispatched to a crash on Bloss Mountain Road.

Both Parties Cited for Harassment In Hamlin TWP.

 


Port Allegany Town-Wide Yard Sales Return on May 21, 2022

 


Smethport Man Arrested For DUI In Keating TWP.


 

Ridgway PSP Are Investigating A Report Of Inappropriate Touching


 

Cause Of Death Undetermined Investigation Ongoing In Jay TWP.


 

PA Dept.of Agriculture Issues Quarantine Order; Weekly Roundup

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Mansfield Dispatched for Oven Fire

At 10:10 AM on Saturday, Mansfield Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an oven fire at 250 St. James Street.

FIRE OUT. RECALL.

 

PA Permit Violation Issued to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC

 

PA Permit Violation Issued to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC in Middlebury Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 4/12/2022 to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC in Middlebury Twp, Tioga county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-04-12 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Lawrence (Larry) A. Douglas, 82, of Prosser Road, Portville, NY

Lawrence (Larry) A. Douglas

 loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather 

Lawrence (Larry) A. Douglas of Prosser Road, Portville, NY passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday (April 13,2022) at his home.

Born October 3, 1939, in Olean, to the late Claude and Helen Schoonmaker Douglas. Larry married the former Sandra Gale, who predeceased him. He then married Linda North on March 17, 2001, who survives.

Larry graduated from Eldred Central School in 1957. He went on to Indiana State College, where he joined the Army ROTC program, graduating with a business degree. Settling in the Portville area, Larry went on to work as a Branch Manager for Olean CIT in 1963. Throughout his career, he worked as a salesman for Harry Graves & Sons, AMC Garage, Family Ford, Kleiser Ford and Portville Sales. Larry was a member of the Bolivar Lion’s Club and the Bolivar Legion.

Larry loved working on tractors, flipping houses, going to flee markets, auctions and being an auctioneer. He also tinkered on many projects in his garage. His biggest love was spending time with his family and his dog, Ginger.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Deborah (Ted) Douglas, Brian (Michelle) Douglas, Danielle (Robert) Ostrum, Michelle (Ples) Breazeale, and Richard Freer Jr.; five grandchildren, Patrick Phillips, Paige (Benjamin) Bluhm, Allissa Breazeale, Ples Breazeale Jr., and Gabriel Breazeale; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marcella (Charles) Smith.

He was predeceased by; his parents, Claude and Helen; siblings, Daniel Douglas, Shirley Douglas and Alan Douglas; and a granddaughter Sara Douglas.

Family will receive friends at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 51 S. Main Street, Portville on Monday (April 18, 2022) from 2-4pm with funeral services to follow at 4pm in the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorials if desired may be made to the American Cancer Society, cancer.org.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.

Morgan Hiring 2nd & 3rd Shift Machine Operators at Coudersport Facility


 

Kersey Dispatched for Vehicle Crash, Fire in Woods

2:40 am. In woods off Toby Road. Fully involved. One injury.

Galeton Easter Sunrise Service At Collins Memorial Park April 17th


 

Join the McKean County District Attorney’s Office as a Prosecutor

McKean County District Attorney’s Office is hiring an Assistant District Attorney.  This position will assist the District Attorney’s Office with prosecution of criminal matters including case preparation, management and resolution functions.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepare for and handle hearings including preliminary hearings, pretrial hearings, trials and any other type of hearing at which a representative from the Commonwealth must appear when assigned to do so by the District Attorney.
Prepare for and handle hearings before the Court; including bench warrant hearings, suppression hearings, hearings on requests for discovery, restitution hearings, and any other type of hearing at with a representative from the Commonwealth must appear when assigned to do so by the District Attorney.
Prepare and file briefs, motions and other legal documents with the Court, as well as appellate courts when assigned.
Communication with local law enforcement-during business and non-business hours.
Responding to crime scenes and unattended death scenes throughout the County when required.
Communicate with defense attorneys.
Performing any other case preparation, management and resolution functions as assigned by the District Attorney.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
Member of Pennsylvania Bar and in good standing.
Some prior legal experience desired, but not required.  Prior criminal law experience preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – UNUSUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND/OR WORKING CONDITIONS: 

1.  Keep up-to-date with ever changing status of the law, including new statutory enactments/revisions and case law.  This includes extensive continuing education and training to keep current regarding all aspects and current rulings in criminal law.  
2.  Be on-call numerous off hours and weekends to respond to questions of law enforcement personnel and/or to go to crime scenes and assist with investigations.
3.  Be able to effectively work with and be in contact with many members of government and the public.

Salary at $55,000-65,000 depending on experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to da@mckeancountypa.org

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.  quarterwest@gmail.com


 

Dr Bryan L. Neff Is Retiring


 

Head Start Is Seeking A Family Support Worker


 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Olean General Hospital Named Primary Stroke Center



Olean General Hospital has received certification as a primary stroke center from the New York State Department of Health and DNV, a global, independent certification, assurance and risk management provider. 

OGH first earned stroke center designation from the DOH in 2019. In order to receive stroke center designation, the hospital was required to demonstrate adherence to precise treatment protocols, which begin with emergency medical service providers, to emergency department treatment and continue through patients’ entire stay, including discharge.  

Full Story HERE

 

GET READY FOR GOBBLERS


Timing alone would make it special. Pennsylvania’s upcoming spring gobbler season – the state’s only big-game hunt outside of fall and winter – takes place when the world seems new, freshly green and alive.

This year’s season begins on Saturday, April 23 with a one-day hunt for junior and youth mentored hunters, then runs from Saturday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 31 for everyone else.

Full Story HERE 

Tree and Wires Down on Rt. 607

7:53 pm. Austin dispatched.

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

7:10 pm. Fall victim.

Free Beginner's Gardening Course


 

Debra (Debbie) Taylor Retires from Beacon Light Adult Residential Services after 46 years


BRADFORD, Pa— Debra (Debbie) Taylor, manager of the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Residential Program at Beacon Light Adult Residential Services (BLARS), started her career with the agency in December 1975. Now, 46 years and four months later, Debbie will retire from BLARS aka Ramsbottom Center.

Over 30 co-workers, members of Debbie’s family, parents/guardians of BLARS’ clients and Beacon Light Board members attended a special reception on April 13 in honor of Debbie’s retirement.

Guy Signor, president and CEO of Journey Health System said, “Thank you for nearly 47 years at BLARS, Debbie. I know this place has always meant more than a job to you.”

Debbie was hired at Ramsbottom Center’s Cottage #2 in Bradford, Pennsylvania by her supervisor at that time, Jean Hvizdzak, who currently serves on the BLARS Board of Directors. Debbie moved to the Intermediate Care Facility program as a counselor, in 1982. She then became shift supervisor at Cottage #2 in 1987. By 1991, Debbie had proven herself and her commitment to the care of those served and was promoted to residential manager at Cottage #3 where she has remained for the last 30 plus years. 

Full Story HERE

Evan Jordan ERWAY, 14, of Genesee, PA


Evan Jordan ERWAY

Evan Jordan ERWAY, 14, of Genesee, PA died unexpectedly on Monday, April 11, 2022.   Evan was born on November 20, 2007, to parents Charles Wayne and Michele Lynette Freeman Erway.

Evan was an eighth-grade student at Northern Potter High School.  

As a member of Headwaters FFA club he received his Discovery Degree.   He was also an active member of both the Elm Valley Harvester and the Furry Friends 4-H clubs with projects including pack goats, and Havana rabbits.  Evan was a member of the Wellsville Moose Teen Club and participated in the NYS Moose Convention.

Evan enjoyed the family trips to Disney World, and it was such a joy to witness his excitement as he met his favorite characters, especially Olaf.   He would sing all the Disney songs ecstatically each night as he did his chores or rode in the car.   He knew all the lyrics.  

Evan was a proud member of the Buffalo Bills Mafia.  There was only one team for him.  Evan loved the holidays.  Christmas was his favorite holiday and he often would beg to play Christmas music even in the heat of the summer at Aunt Judy’s Pond.   Evan would have eaten pizza daily if given the choice with a giant smile on his face.  He played many video games and loved to battle his bother Clifton at Fortnight. He enjoyed board games with his family and had a contagious laughter.   He liked to say he was Grandma Angie’s present as they shared a birthday.  Evan especially loved to cuddle with his dog Scooby.

Evan is survived by his parents, Charles and Michele of Genesee; a brother, Clifton Erway of Lima, OH; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Janet Erway of Genesee; maternal grandparents, Rick and Angela Freeman of Wellsville; great-grandmother, June Freeman of Andover; paternal aunts, Susan (Greg) Raylea, Marie (Steve) Ackley, and Judy (Phil) May; maternal aunts, Becky (Danielle) Freeman-Brauen and Amy (Marc) Roulo; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends who loved him.

Evan reached the gates of Heaven with his brothers, Raymond and Tristan Erway; as well as his cousin, Mikalah Roulo; and his friend, Krysta Kane.  The family pets, including their four dogs, Daisy, Penny, Sarge, and Scooby joined them in Heaven as well.   He was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Arnold and Arleta Butler of Genesee, Ron Freeman of Andover, Ray and Lou Hutchinson of Scio, and Albert Hugar, Sr. of Wellsville.

Service arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kinney.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Tristan Wayne ERWAY, 16, of Genesee, PA


Tristan Wayne ERWAY

Tristan Wayne ERWAY, 16, of Genesee, PA died unexpectedly on Monday, April 11, 2022.   Tristan was born on April 6, 2006, to parents Charles Wayne and Michele Lynette Freeman Erway.

A tenth-grade student at Northern Potter High School, Tristan also attended Seneca Highlands Career and Technology Center for Network Systems Technology.   

As a member of Headwaters FFA he received his Discovery Degree, Greenhand Degree and Chapter Farmer Degree.   Tristan enjoyed attending the National FFA Conventions especially the year he was able to watch his brother Clifton receive his American Farmer Degree.   He was also an active member of both the Elm Valley Harvester and the Furry Friends 4-H clubs with projects including goats, rabbits, and small animals.  His Guinea Pig (cavy) project was his favorite with several awards won.  Tristan enjoyed showing his animals at the Allegany and Potter County Fairs each summer and had the honor of competing at the New York State Fair receiving 1st place with his Cavy Cathathon competition many times.  He was able to participate in regional, state, and national ARBA- Rabbit and Cavy shows in Greensboro, NC, Columbus, OH, and Harrisburg, PA.   

As a four-year member of the Black Forest Falcon Trap Team, Tristan overcame many obstacles as a shooter.  He learned to trust his equipment and his coaches and blossomed into a highly regarded team member.   Tristan was a member of the Wellsville Moose Teen Club, participating in the NYS Moose Convention.

Tristan loved giving rides in his goat wagon that he designed and built at the Friendship Builder Club.  He taught his team of goats to drive and pull.  He was very proud of his work with them.

Tristan had a sense of humor beyond his years.   He always knew how to make those around him laugh.  He had the capability to reason and share his thoughts about various topics at a high level.   He loved to listen audiobooks, most recently finishing a series by Caimh McDonnell.  He was an avid fan of Toy Story and Anime.    He could put together Lego sets faster than anyone could imagine.  It was amazing to watch him work.  He was an avid painter and drawer.  He enjoyed spending hot summer days at his Aunt Judy’s Pond with his brothers and friends.   

Tristan is survived by his parents, Charles and Michele of Genesee; a brother, Clifton Erway of Lima, OH; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Janet Erway of Genesee; maternal grandparents, Rick and Angela Freeman of Wellsville; great-grandmother, June Freeman of Andover; paternal aunts, Susan (Greg) Raylea, Marie (Steve) Ackley, and Judy (Phil) May; maternal aunts, Becky (Danielle) Freeman-Brauen and Amy (Marc) Roulo; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends who loved him.

Tristan reached the gates of Heaven with his brothers, Raymond and Evan Erway; as well as his cousin, Mikalah Roulo; and his friend, Krysta Kane.  The family pets, including their four dogs, Daisy, Penny, Sarge, and Scooby joined them in Heaven as well.  He was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Arnold and Arleta Butler of Genesee, Ron Freeman of Andover, Ray and Lou Hutchinson of Scio, and Albert Hugar, Sr. of Wellsville.  

Service arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kinney.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Raymond Charles ERWAY, 17, of Genesee, PA


Raymond Charles ERWAY

Raymond Charles ERWAY, 17, of Genesee, PA died unexpectedly on Monday, April 11, 2022.   Raymond was born on June 9, 2004, to parents Charles Wayne and Michele Lynette Freeman Erway.

An eleventh-grade student at Northern Potter High School, Ray also attended Seneca Highlands Career and Technology Center for Automotive Mechanics Technology and was recognized many times as student of the month.  

As a member of Headwaters FFA Raymond received his Discovery Degree, Greenhand Degree, Chapter Farmer Degree and was set to receive his Keystone Degree in January 2023.  Ray enjoyed attending the National FFA Conventions especially the year he was able to attend the Garth Brooks concert and participate in the go-cart racing.   Ray was an active member of both the Elm Valley Harvester and the Furry Friends 4-H clubs with projects including goats, rabbits, and chickens.   He enjoyed showing his animals at the Allegany and Potter County Fairs each summer and had the honor of competing at the New York State Fair many times.  He was able to participate in regional, state, and national ARBA- Rabbit and Cavy shows in Dallas, TX, Columbus, OH, and Harrisburg, PA.   

Raymond was a two-year member of the Black Forest Falcon Trap Team and a member of the Wellsville Moose Teen Club, participating in the NYS Moose Convention and attended the International Moose Convention in his lifetime.

Raymond was a kind person who loved life, agriculture, his family, and his girlfriend Krysta.   He was widely known as the mechanic of the family, often rebuilding machinery just to understand how it worked and to make it go faster.  His hot rod lawn mower was a big hit any time he fired it up.   He was looking forward to purchasing a 3rd Generation Cummins truck soon and loved to talk to his brother, Clifton, about the latest projects he was working on.  Many days you would find Raymond helping his Grandpa Wayne with whatever farm task needed to be completed or making sure his vegetable garden was well tended.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it.  He had a deep love for International Harvester Tractors and was never without his IH hat.  He enjoyed spending hot summer days at his Aunt Judy’s Pond with his brothers and friends.  

Raymond is survived by his parents, Charles and Michele of Genesee; a brother, Clifton Erway of Lima, OH; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Janet Erway of Genesee; maternal grandparents, Rick and Angela Freeman of Wellsville; great-grandmother, June Freeman of Andover; paternal aunts, Susan (Greg) Raylea, Marie (Steve) Ackley, and Judy (Phil) May; maternal aunts, Becky (Danielle) Freeman-Brauen and Amy (Marc) Roulo; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends who loved him.

Raymond reached the gates of Heaven with his brothers, Tristan and Evan Erway; as well as his cousin, Mikalah Roulo; and his girlfriend, Krysta Kane.  The family pets, including their four dogs, Daisy, Penny, Sarge, and Scooby joined them in Heaven as well.   He was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Arnold and Arleta Butler of Genesee, Ron Freeman of Andover, Ray and Lou Hutchinson of Scio, and Albert Hugar, Sr. of Wellsville. 

Service arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kinney.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Lee E. Brace, 80, of Cyclone, PA

Lee E. Brace

Smethport - Lee E. Brace, 80, of Cyclone, PA passed away Monday (April 11, 2022) at residence in Cyclone.

He was born January 11, 1942 in Olean, NY, the son of Manley Brace and Alma Wixon Brace.

He was a graduate of Smethport High School and received his

US Army Veteran

Associate Degree in Business from Olean Business Institute.  

He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963.

Lee had worked as a transport driver for Cardinal Health of Buffalo, NY.

He enjoyed hunting and reading.

He is survived by:

Two sons:  Eric P. (Kimberly) Brace of Erie, PA and Sean M. (Christina) Brace of Ellisville, MS

Six grandchildren:  Nikki, Devon, Timothy, Dayonna, Emily and Alyssa

4 great grandchildren

One sister:  Adda M. Brace of Bradford

family friend, Jasmine, and several nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph A. Brace, and three sisters, Alta L. Kauffman, Audrey J. Brace and Phyllis M. Brace.

A graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport, at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Bradford Public Library or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Hattie R. (Parton) Simmons, 82, of Middlebury, PA

Hattie R. (Parton) Simmons

Hattie R. (Parton) Simmons, 82, of Middlebury, PA passed away Wednesday April 13, 2022 in her home surrounded by family.  

She was born April 15, 1939 near Farmville, VA to Lee and Selma (Webb) Parton. She moved with her family to this area in 1947, and she graduated from high school, and worked as a bookkeeper for Tioga County.  She served as a Jury Commissioner for Tioga County, was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and a 51 year member of the Wellsboro Moose Auxiliary.  Her joy in life was the opportunity to give care to her grandson Kelcey Simmons.

Hattie is survived by her son: Bernard E. Simmons (Kathy) of Wellsboro; two daughters:  Gloria Shelmire (James) of Wellsboro, and Karry Simmons of Wellsboro; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers:  Carl Parton of Richmond, VA, and George Parton (Margaret) of Richmond, VA, and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 8 siblings.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to her life from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Tuesday April 19, 2022 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA with a funeral to follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home.  

Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are encouraged to remember Tioga County Partners in Progress, 332 S Main St, Mansfield, PA 16933, or Tioga County Special Olympics, PO Box 534, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  

To share a memory or condolence with her family visit www.tusseymosher.com.

Port Allegany Ambulance to Route 6 West


At 4:37 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Ambulance & QRS have been called to Rt. 6 West for an unconscious female fall victim.

Mansfield, Blossburg Dispatched For Mobile Home Fire


At 4:33 PM on Friday, Mansfield & Blossburg Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a structure fire at 114v Starks Road, Lot. 3.

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe

Travel for Spring breaks, Easter, and Passover holidays are upon us, and the Allegany County Department of Health would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to take precautions to protect themselves and loved ones against COVID-19. 

Stay healthy and stay safe by testing before and after gathering with family and friends, and practice good hand washing. 

If you plan to gather in large numbers or travel to areas with high COVID-19 rates, please consider wearing a mask and testing upon return. 

If you would like to look up community transmission levels by State and County, please visit this link:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html 

In addition, ACDOH reminds you to complete your primary COVID-19 vaccine series, get boosted when eligible, and contact your healthcare provider to discuss eligibility for treatment options if you have tested positive. 

The Allegany County Department of Health is now providing the 2nd booster dose at upcoming clinics in May. The COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be held every Tuesday in May, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the County Office Building in Belmont. 

To view all upcoming clinics and to register for your appointment, please visit:
https://www.alleganyco.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

You can also call the Allegany County Department of Health at (585) 268-9250 for more information or for assistance in registering.

Elevated Fire Risk Today; Windy & Low Humidity

 


Coudersport Dispatched For Wildfire on Southwoods Road


At 2:48 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Southwoods Road about 5 miles from Rt. 872 for a wildfire caused by power lines that were down. Tri-County is on scene.

3:03 PM on Friday--Roulette & Austin dispatched mutual aid with brush trucks & manpower. Reported to be 2 acres in size.

Benezette Woman Charges With Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle


 

Burglary Investigation Ongoing In Jay TWP.


 

Suspected Serious Injuries In Two Vehicle Crash On Million Dollar Highway In Fox TWP.



 

Photo Workshop with Curt Weinhold

Bring your digital camera and any interchangeable lenses and learn to practice creative photography. Instructor Curt Weinhold is a PA Wilds Juried Artisan and teaches starry sky photography at Cherry Springs State Park. In this 90-minute class, students will learn which of those camera settings will benefit the subject, whether that subject is plants, wildlife, landscapes or people pictures.

Do you want to graduate from cellphone pictures to a real camera and don’t know what to buy? Curt can help. We will discuss composition and best lighting to complement the subject, as well as, the proper lens and the mysterious f-stop and depth-of-field.

This class will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $35 per person. Class size is limited, so register today at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.

Two Information Sessions Planned for Penn College’s Practical Nursing Course


Penn College has announced a Practical Nursing course in Wellsboro and Coudersport! This full-time clock hour program will start August 1, 2022. Students will graduate approximately one year from the start of the program.  Classroom instruction in theory and nursing skills is provided by qualified nursing instructors. Affiliation with UPMC allows for clinical experiences at UPMC Wellsboro UPMC Cole. Other local healthcare affiliates are also utilized.

Graduates earn a certificate in Practical Nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure (LPN). Graduates find jobs in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private homes, physician offices, and other health-related offices.

Two Information Sessions are planned to acquaint prospective students with the program. The sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Penn College/Wellsboro, 22 Walnut Street, and will also be available live via Zoom at the Education Council’s Coudersport office at 5 Water Street. Learn how this Practical Nursing Program can help give you a great career boost! 

Registration is required! Registration is required. 

For more information or to register for one of the Information Sessions, call Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

Henry E. Topf, Jr., 78, of Wellsboro, PA.

Henry E. Topf, Jr

Henry E. Topf, Jr., 78, of Wellsboro passed away Wednesday April 13, 2022 at the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY.  

He was born September 4, 1943 in Wellsboro to Henry E. and Bertha M. (Stock) Topf, Sr.  He served his country in the US Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.  While serving in VietNam he earned a Purple Heart.  

On April 24, 1962 he married Synthia A. Spencer with whom he shared nearly 60 years of marriage.  Together they raised their children while living in several states.  Henry was a member to St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro.  He was an avid hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, and world traveler.  He was an entrepreneur and inventor, starting several companies and holding many patents.  Henry also initiated a charity called Vietnam Poverty Relief Inc., and was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Vietnam War Veteran

Henry is survived by his wife:  Synthia Topf, of Wellsboro; a daughter:  Christine Read (Richard) of Newark, OH; two sons:  Henry Topf, III (Rebecca) of Sugar Grove, OH, and Sidney Topf (Kimberly) of Eagle River, AK; two brothers:  Ralph David Topf (Debra) of Wellsboro, and John William Topf (Debora) of Campbell, NY; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother:  James Douglas Topf.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Henry’s life from 3:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday April 20, 2022 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA, and his Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Thursday April 21, 2022 at St Peter’s Catholic Church 38 Central Avenue Wellsboro, PA, burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.  

Those wishing to make a donation in his memory are encouraged to remember The Samaritan House 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  

To share a memory or condolence with his family please visit www.tusseymosher.com.

Morris Dispatched To Crash on Rt. 287 North


At 2:13 PM on Friday, Morris Fire & EMS has been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Route 287, 2 miles north of Morris. Reporting one patient with injury and confinement.

Lawrence E. “Larry” Smith, Sr., 82, of Little Genesee, NY.

Lawrence E. Smith, Sr.
            
“beloved by all”

Lawrence E. “Larry” Smith, Sr., 82, of Little Genesee, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, after a long illness.
     
Born on Thursday, April 11, 1940, in Portville, he was a son of Edwin L. and Doris Mae Washburn Smith.  On June 11, 1966 in Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, he married Esther G. Garcia, who passed away on December 4, 2015.
     
Larry was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1958.  After high school, Larry enlisted in the US Air Force, serving for 8 years, two tours in Germany, one tour in Alaska, and one tour in Texas, where he met the love of his life, Esther, while bowling.
     
Larry was employed in various jobs in the area.  His career at the former Olean Tile Company in Olean, spanned 30 years.
     
Larry was a 44 year member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530.  An avid bowler, Larry had two 300 games and a high series of 826, a record high for the Olean City League.  He was a member of the former Sharon Grange in Shinglehouse.
    
U.S. Air Force Veteran
Surviving are a son, Lawrence E. “Larry” Smith, Jr. of Little Genesee; a daughter, Irene J. Faux of Corpus Christi, Texas; a foster daughter, Minerva (Kevin Sands) Garcia of Portville; six grandchildren, Allison Rogers, Jordan Smith, Natalie Smith, William Rogers, Anthony Rogers, and Lucas Smith; seven foster grandchildren, Kevin (Angela) Sands, Jr., Stephanie (Tim)  Wardner, Susan Sands, Justin (Olivia) Sands, Stacy Garcia Servantes, Sara Garcia Marez, and Matthew (Alexis) Garcia; 4 great-grandchildren, Hadese Rogers, Olivia Rogers, Jorgio Smith, and Francesca Smith; eight foster great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
     
In addition to his parents and wife, Larry was predeceased by two sisters, Janet Smith and Beverly Bundy; a brother, Kenneth Smith; and a foster son, Antonio Garcia.
     
Family and friends may call from 10am to noon on Monday, April 18, 2022, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning of Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Monday.
     
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse American Legion, 1364 SR 44S, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Bolivar Ambulance Association, 460 Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715.
     
Larry’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
     
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Larry, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook