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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Cogan House fire Dept. was dispatched for a structure fire


On April 23, at 9:20 pm Cogan House fire Dept. was dispatched to Wolf Run Rd. for a barn fire.

Jamestown Woman Arrested For DUI In Horton TWP.


Theft Investigation In Jay TWP.


Robert W. “Bob” Strykowski, age 58, of Wellsboro, PA

Robert W. “Bob” Strykowski

Robert W. “Bob” Strykowski, age 58, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, April 22, 2022.  

He was born on January 3, 1964 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of the late Raymond and Shirley (Lesavich) Strykowski.  

Bob was retired from Corning Inc., Corning, NY with 25 years of service.  

He loved traveling, spoiling his grand dogs, watching the Green Bay Packers and the NY Rangers and working on his vehicles.  

He is survived by two sons: Dirk (Emma Reuter) Strykowski of Albuquerque, NM, Keenan (Kaitlin) Strykowski of Tioga, PA, brother: Joe Strykowski of Elmira, NY, and a sister: Mary Thompson of San Luis Obispo, CA.  

A private family memorial service will be held.  

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

Ronald Frederick Janon, 95, Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA; Formerly Port Murray, NJ

Ronald F. Janon      

“beloved son and brother, loving husband, adored uncle”  

Ronald Frederick Janon, beloved son and brother, loving husband, adored Uncle, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Coudersport, after a brief illness. Ron was a resident of Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.   

Ronald was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 21, 1927 to Harry Richard Janon and Katy Gordon Janon.  

US Navy Veteran

Ronald served in the US Navy during WWII as an Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class and he married the love of his life, Mary Witoshynsky on Jun 10, 1961.  

Ron and Mary lived in Port Murray, NJ on a tree farm.  Ronald had a love for music and was an avid piano player and spent many years as an elementary school teacher teaching both 3rd and 5th grades.   

Ron was predeceased by his parents, his sister Aime Greenfield, and his wife Mary of over 56 years, who passed in January of 2018.   

Ron is survived by his niece Leslie Greenfield, nephew Kenneth (Tong) Greenfield, nephew Eric (Annette) Witoshynsky, and many other nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, great-great nieces & nephews, as well as a brother-in-law Al Witoshynsky and sister-in-law Olga Kennedy.   

The family wishes to express their utmost appreciation for the kind and loving care Ronald received while residing at Sweden Valley Manor.  Uncle Ronnie enjoyed his time living there.  

There will be no services. A private internment will be held.  

Ronald’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. 

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Ronald, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Roulette VFD Gun/Cash Bingo May 14 at Fire Hall


Free concert May 7th, At 6:00 pm At The West Pike Baptist Church

Gail Jackson Ayers will be in concert on May 7th at 6:00 pm at the West Pike Baptist Church. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend. Our address is 517 old Rte 6. Galeton Pennsylvania. We are located approximately a quarter mile east of Larry's Sports Center, on old US Rte 6. We look forward to seeing you there!

Galeton Borough Is Seeking Part Time Police Officers


Coudersport Ambulance to Mapleview Lane

At 9:40 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to Mapleview Lane for an unknown medical.

Port Allegany Star Hose Company Quickly Knocks Down Kitchen Fire in Wrights

Star Hose Company #1

During the lunch hour yesterday, Box 3-7 was dispatched for a house fire on Upper Portage Road in the village of Wrights. 

Due to the Engine being on a detail at Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center, the Squad Company responded first. Chief 320 arrived and reported a working fire in the kitchen of a 2 story residence. Squad 3 stretched lines and quickly knocked down the fire and conducted searches while mutual aid units established a water supply and assisted with overhaul.

Rollover Crash into Creek on Rt. 46

5:19 am. 2841 Rt. 46 near Cheesboro Lane. Smethport rescue dispatched to assist Rew.
Unknown if injuries or entrapment. Smethport recalled. Priority care Ambulance reporting no one inside the vehicle.

Coudersport Ambulance to Liberty Lane

4:10 am. Man ill.

Wending Creek Farms Is Hiring Full And Part-Time Farm Workers


Smethport School District Is Accepting Applications For A Math Teacher And A School Psychologist


Galeton Borough Spring Clean Up June 4th


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.


Immediate Opening For Delivery Driver at Close's Lumber in Roulette, PA


Or send resume to

Spring Antique Show & Sawmill Run Saturday & Sunday at PA Lumber Museum in Galeton


There is a Port Allegany Educational Support Professional Meeting April 25th


Galeton Borough Is Seeking Part Time Police Officers


Galeton Borough Is Seeking A Full Time Laborer


Friday, April 22, 2022

Rhett Kennedy ’92, Receives Alumni Award of Distinction

             BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Alumni Association will honor Rhett Kennedy ’92, former director of facilities management at Pitt-Bradford, with its Alumni Award of Distinction.

            Rick Esch ’83 will present the award during Commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

            Kennedy spent nearly his entire career at his alma mater, giving exemplary service to both the university and the surrounding community.

Full Story HERE

License, ID Card Holders Can Save Lives Through Organ Donation

Harrisburg, PA –The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Pennsylvania organ donation organizations Donate Life PA, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and Gift of Life Donor Program in spreading the message that driver’s license and identification card holders can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering as an organ donor.

“Potential donors considering adding the organ donor designation to their driver’s license or identification card do not have to wait for their renewal notices to take action,” said PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary Melissa Batula. “Making the decision today to become an organ donor can potentially lead to saving a life.”

Full Story HERE


Dr. Ovidiu Frantescu, who illustrated the book “Evolution and Phylogeny of Pancrustacea: A Story of Scientific Method.”

BRADFORD, Pa. – University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty illustrated a book, received an award, gave talks, published and more during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Dr. Wes Chiang, assistant professor of marketing, and Dr. Ken Wang, associate professor of computer information systems and technologies, were among the authors of the paper “Investigating the Effect of Transformational Leadership in Mutual Fund Accounting and Administration” in the Journal of Management Science and Business Intelligence.

Full Story HERE

Suspected Minor Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Looker Mountain Trail In Otto TWP.


Rocky Mountain, NC. Charged With Drug Possession In Hamlin TWP.


Identity Theft investigation in Otto TWP.


Phone Scam Using Dish Network reported In Keating TWP.


No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 59 In Corydon TWP.


Lewis Run PSP Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Minor In Otto TWP.


Cruelty To Animals Investigation In Eldred TWP.


Suspected Minor Injuries In DUI Crash On RT. 6 In Wetmore TWP.


Foster Township Police Arest Fugitive

 Foster Township Police Department

On 04/22/22 at approximately 1215 hours Officers arrived at an apartment on Foster View Drive in regard to a wanted individual. 

After some time the male, identified as Kenneth Bell exited the residence without incident and was placed into custody. Bell was wanted for failing to appear for a preliminary hearing this past Wednesday, and was out on $2,500 bail. 

Bell's bail was revoked in this case. 

Bell was then also arraigned on two new cases.
Stemming from 04/09/22:
1 Count, Title 75, 1543(b)(1)(iii) Driving While Suspended - DUI Related (M3)
1 Count, Title 75, 6503.1 Habitual Offenders (M2)
and other summary traffic violations.
Stemming from 03/21/22:
1 Count, Title 75, 1543(b)(1)(iii) Driving While Suspended - DUI Related (M3)
1 Count, Title 75, 6503.1 Habitual Offenders (M2)
and other summary traffic violations. 

Bell was remanded to McKean County Jail due to his bail being revoked.

Jesse E. Cliff, 63, of 1388 Barden Brook Road, Eldred, PA

Jesse E. Cliff

Jesse E. Cliff, 63, of 1388 Barden Brook Road, Eldred, PA passed away on Friday (April 15, 2022) at the Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital following a lengthy illness. 

Jesse was born March 1, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas, and was the son of Raymond E. and Norma J. Nobles Cliff. On Jan. 20, 1996 in Olean, N.Y., he married his loving wife of 26 years, Rebecca J. Benson, who survives. 

US Navy Veteran

Jesse served in the US Navy from 1976 to 1980. He drove truck for Taylor Concrete in Jacksonville, Fla. for a number of years before moving back from Florida in 1993. Jesse also worked on the family farm. 

Jesse was a member of the Eldred VFW Post 2092. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

In addition to his loving wife Rebecca, Jesse is survived by his mother, Norma J. Anderson of Kane; three children, Geoffrey D. N. Cliff of Corinth, Ky., Sarah M. (Josh) Oakes of Rixford and Levi E. Cliff of Eldred; three grandchildren, Kevin Lee Cliff, Vincent Oakes and Nikolai Cliff; three siblings, Mark (Pattie) Albaney of Olean, N.Y., Valerie (Jeff) Thompson of Duke Center and Martin G. Armour of Kane. 

Jesse was preceded in death by two stepfathers, Dean Armour and Clyde Anderson; as well as second wife, Janet Williams Cliff who preceded him in death in 1991. 

A graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. on April 26, 2022 at the family cemetery - "Benson, Brenton & Vincent Memorial Cemetery" on Barden Brook Road, Eldred. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, N.Y. 

Online condolences may be made at
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Chanel F. Wolfel, 26, of Hayes Road, Kersey, PA

Chanel F. Wolfel

Chanel F. Wolfel, 26, of Hayes Road, Kersey, PA died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, April 21, 2022. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

Potter County ATV/UTV Club Chosen For Polaris T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant

 Polaris Donates Nearly $120,000 to Off-Road Organizations with T.R.A.I.L.S. Grants

April 22, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), announced it donated nearly $120,000 to off-road (ORV), utility-terrain (UTV) and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) organizations across the United States as a part of its ongoing T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program. 

The 13 nonprofit organizations that were awarded a Spring 2022 T.R.A.I.L.S. grant received awards ranging from $6,000 to $10,000. The grants will support the development, improvement and expansion of trails, and help to educate riders on safe and responsible riding practices. 

“Polaris is thrilled to continue supporting the efforts of local organizations and clubs through our T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program,” said Steve Menneto, president of Off-Road at Polaris. “These organizations are comprised of passionate volunteers and riders who love to ride and serve as the heart of the off-roading community. These grants will help create a safe and enjoyable experience for all those looking to get outside and ride.”

The Spring 2022 T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant recipients are:

    Baraboo Bluffs ATV/UTV Club (Baraboo, Wis.)
    Caribou Parks and Recreation Department (Caribou, Maine)
    Elbe Hills ORV (Ashford, Wash.)
    Dexter Rail Riders (Dexter, Maine)
    Doe Mountain Recreation Authority (Mountain City, Tenn.)
    Firefrost ATV Club (Halstad, Minn.)
    Indian Creek Valley ATV Club (Indian Head, Pa.)
    New Mexico Off-highway Vehicle Alliance (Santa Fe, N.M.)
    Patten ATV Club (Patten, Maine)
    Potter County ATV/UTV club (Coudersport, Pa.)
    Sauk Centre Sno-Cleats Inc. (Sauk Centre, Minn.)
    Sauk Ridge Runners ATV Club (LaValle, Wis.)
    Trail Mix, Inc. (Juneau, Ala.)

Richard E. Beckman, 85, of Gifford, PA

Richard E. Beckman

Richard E. Beckman, 85, of Gifford, PA passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home with his loving wife of 55 years and daughter by his side.

He was born on December 1, 1936 in Kane, a son of the late Carl Ellsworth and Roxie Jeanette Schlopy Beckman.

He was a graduate of the former Hazel Hurst School class of 1954.

On June 11, 1966 in the former Methodist Church, Derrick City, he married Sheila M. Walker who survives.

US Navy Veteran

He was a US Navy veteran who served until his honorable discharge in 1957.

He was a life member of the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department for 50+ years; where he was a former Chief, former President, former Treasurer (a position he held for 30+ years) and an EMT, He drove ambulance for Priority Care for 20 years.  He belonged to the Hazel Hurst Methodist Church.  He played Bass Guitar with the former "Country Rockets" band.  He was a talented carpenter who loved wood working and an avid motorcycle rider; who enjoyed riding all over Florida in the winter.

He was the owner of the former R.B. Business Products, Smethport, until he sold the business in 2000.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, Sheila Beckman of Gifford, he is also survived by seven children, Suzanne (James) Szymanski of Kane, Michele (Adam) Jack of Smethport, Bryan (Shannon) Beckman of Port Orange, FL, Karen (Jon-Paul) DeChellis of Spring Hill, TN, Cheryl (Joseph) Leonetti of Eighty Four, Kathleen McFall of Franklin and Jeanne Kinsley of Roaring Springs; one brother, Donald (Marian) Beckman of Edinboro; one sister, Delores (Daniel) Kearney of Franklin; seventeen grandchildren, Kristen, Sarah, James and Thomas Szymanski, Lindsay, Marissa and Parker Jack, Cody (Cassie), Tyler, Shane and Devon Beckman, Antonio, Gianna and Natalia DeChellis, Taylor, Alexa and Brooke Leonetti; three great grandchildren, Lucas, Liam and Kylie Beckman and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; In-laws, Merl and Dorla Walker and one daughter, Marilyn Hummel.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 355, Cyclone, PA  16726.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Jeffrey R. Clifford, 55, a resident of Kersey, PA

Jeffrey R. Clifford

Jeffrey R. Clifford, 55, a resident of Kersey, PA passed away on April 21, 2022, after a brief illness.

He was born March 6, 1967, in St. Marys, son of the late James H. and Jeanne P. Fredericks Clifford. Jeffrey was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1985, where he still holds a track record. 

He was a Class-A Die setter for over 30 years and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, working on cars, and most of all, spending time with his family.

On June 8, 1991, in the Queen of the World Church, Jeffrey married his wife of 32 years, Stephanie L. Sorg, who survives.  He is also survived by his son, Zachary L. Clifford; his sister, Jolene Krise and her husband Mark; and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jeffrey was preceded in death by his sisters, Linda Murphy and Victoria Caros.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral and committal services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Township Ambulance Association, 432 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be offered at

Richard A. Cavalline, 85, of 396 Ash Street, St. Marys, PA

Richard A. Cavalline

Richard A. Cavalline, 85, of 396 Ash Street, St. Marys, PA passed away unexpectedly, Friday, April 22, 2022.  

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Owlett Announces $2 Million in Grants for Tioga County Projects

HARRISBURG – Two Tioga County projects to boost recreation and economic development in the region have been awarded $1 million each in state funding, Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) announced today.

The grant to the Tioga County commissioners will support construction of the Marsh Creek Greenway Patterson Trailhead facility and supporting parking areas. The project includes demolishing the existing structure, preparing the site for the trailhead facility and constructing stormwater management facilities. Other features include a bike repair station, a kiosk for visitor information, landscaping and sidewalks. The building construction includes a superstructure, shell, porches and patios, interior fit-out of the space, HVAC, plumbing and electrical construction.

The second grant goes to Tyoga Container Inc. for the third and final phase of its construction of a 100,000-square-foot distribution center. The funding will be used to run a conveyor system from the current manufacturing facility directly to the newly constructed distribution center.

“Each of these projects is a worthwhile investment in the economic success and quality of life in our communities,” Owlett said. “I was pleased to support both initiatives and look forward to the long-term benefits they are sure to bring.”

The funding was awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which supports the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity.

Katherine Marie Morvay, age 64, of Westfield, PA

Katherine Marie Morvay

Katherine Marie Morvay, age 64, of Westfield, PA  passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at her home. 

Born September 4, 1957 in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Berg) Walsh. Kathy married Alan Morvay in 1980 and together they were car show vendors. 

She was an avid collector and attended Valley Christian Church in Westfield. A message from Kathy: 'God calls us to share the gift of chesed - to practice random acts of kindness in Jesus' name.  To do so is to honor Christ and help fulfill his mission of reconciling the world to God.  

As importantly, sharing the gift of chesed transforms us and brings us together in a spirit of community and thanksgiving.'  

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy (Bill Haviland) Walsh of Quincy, MA; sister in law, Cordelia Morvay of Souderton, PA; niece, Maria Echevarria of Souderton, PA and cousins, Liz Leh of FL and Michael Mcenany of NY and her special friends, Wayne and Vicki Lehman of Westfield. 

Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Alan.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.

Patrick M. "Pat" Smail, 85, of Galeton, PA; Taught at Galeton High School For 30 Years

Patrick M. "Pat" Smail

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, Patrick M. "Pat" Smail of Galeton, PA, passed away peacefully at age 85 surrounded by his family, at the Mimbres Memorial Hospital in his adopted second hometown of Deming, New Mexico. 

Pat (as he was known to family and friends) was born on December 6, 1936 near Leechburg, PA, the only child of Elmer
"Fritz" and Agnes (Shields) Smail, and grew up in the area. 

He graduated from Leechburg High School in 1955 and, on April 2, 1958, married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Schaeffer. They
raised four children, Bruce, Tracey (daughter), Jeffrey and Bradley. 

Pat graduated from Slippery Rock State Teachers College in 1960, and soon after began teaching high school American history, government, and English in Galeton, PA. 

In the early years, he was an advisor for several high school yearbooks, took his government class on a trip to Washington, DC, and coached boys basketball for six seasons. He earned a master's degree from Mansfield State College. Pat also served on the Galeton borough council in the early 1980s and, after a thirty year career at Galeton High, retired from teaching in 1990. 

Pat found his calling as the American Legion baseball coach in Galeton starting in the mid-
1960s, finally retiring (for the third time) in 2006. While a talented high school baseball player in his own right, and a lifelong Pirate fan, he had a passion for coaching and teaching the game to his players, assistant coaches and student scorekeepers (all volunteers). Over the years,many of his teams competed for playoffs and league championships, while often the underdog against bigger schools and programs.

In retirement Pat enjoyed the mountains, wildlife, birds, back roads and scenic vistas of northern PA. He hunted, trapped and fished for many years. He was an avid gardener, and knew where to find ginseng and wild mushrooms.  

In the early 1990s he was involved in a project to save a local, Depression-era cabin built and used by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). He made custom knives and was fascinated with nearby windmill farms. 

Pat and Nancy became snowbirds in 1999 and spent winters in Deming, New Mexico, where he was very active in the rock collectors club and its’ annual show, the Rockhound Roundup. 

Pat is survived by his wife Nancy, their four children, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, eleven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. 

A memorial service has been planned for May 28th, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galeton, at the corner of Pine & Adams, at 11 am, with lunch to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be sent to the Galeton Public Library, 5 Park Lane, Galeton, PA 16922.

Veronica E. "Bonnie" Champlin, 76, formerly of Olean

Veronica E. 'Bonnie' Champlin

OLEAN -  and formerly a six-year resident of the Randolph Manor, and a resident of Absolut Care of Salamanca for the past year, passed away Tuesday (April 19, 2022) at Olean General Hospital.

Born Oct. 21, 1945, in the town of Wirt, she was the daughter of Howard and Martha Hackett Benjamin. On Jan. 21, 1968, in Wirt, she married James V. Champlin, who predeceased her Oct. 27, 1997.

Bonnie was a resident of Olean most of her life until moving to Randolph in her later years. She always was most contented in the comfort of her home, where she enjoyed doing word searches and watching the Hallmark channel.

She leaves behind one son, Scott (Lisa) Champlin of Randolph; one daughter, Kathleen "Kat" Champlin of Salamanca; eight grandchildren, James Champlin, John Sciotti, Lillian Sciotti, Jaydan Champlin, Ryleigh-Ann Champlin, Paisley Champlin, Raeygan Champlin and Zoey Champlin; two stepsons, David Champlin of Port Allegany, Pa. and Carl "Topper" Champlin of Eldred, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Penny Champlin of Coudersport, Pa.; brothers and sisters; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary E. Champlin on Jan. 30, 1978; a stepson, James Champlin; and several siblings.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 23, 2022) at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. A funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Al Meyers, pastor of Levant Church in Falconer, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount View Cemetery, Olean.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Eldred Twp Ambulance was dispatched for an ATV crash

 On April 22, at 3:54 pm Eldred Ambulance was dispatched tow 716 W. Eldred Rd for an ATV crash with injury

House Committee to Hold Informational Meeting on Creek, Stream Maintenance Bills

WHAT: The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has announced it will hold an informational meeting to discuss maintenance of the Commonwealth’s creeks and streams to help prevent flooding. The package of bills developed based from local testimony offered at the House Majority Policy Committee hearing in Wellsboro last December will be discussed.

WHO: Members of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee; Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and other lawmakers who authored bills in the package; and the following local residents and leaders who will address the committee: Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller, Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge, Delmar Township Supervisor Deven Martin, and Tioga County farmers Johnny Painter and Phil Wood.

WHEN: Monday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room G-50 Irvis Office Building, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

STREAMING INFORMATION: Barring technical difficulties, the meeting will stream live at

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Rt. 44 South

At 1:04 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 South for difficulty breathing.

Jamie Reedus-Gilyard sentenced for Assault with Knife

Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer, McKean County District Attorney, reports that, on April 21, 2022, Jamie Reedus-Gilyard was sentenced by a McKean County Judge to 24 months to 48 months in state prison for causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon.  

Reedus-Gilyard was charged after City of Bradford Police responded to the Lighter Side bar in Bradford on January 24, 2020 for a report of a stabbing.  Paramedics treated the victims on scene and both were later treated at hospitals after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.  

One of the victims was taken to an out-of-area hospital due to the location of his injury.  One victim suffered injury to his torso and another victim, who was an employee, suffered injury to his hand trying to stop the initial assault.

Prior to police arrival, Reedus-Gilyard fled the scene and was unable to be located. Reedus-Gilyard was ultimately apprehended by New York authorities and was extradited back to Pennsylvania to face the charges. 

Reedus-Gilyard was also ordered to have no contact with the victims, not be on the premises of the Lighter Side bar, pay restitution, and undergo drug and alcohol and mental health assessments.

Sgt. Jason Daugherty of the City of Bradford Police investigated the case.

P. Richard (Dick) Cohick, age 85, of Morris, PA

P. Richard (Dick) Cohick

P. Richard (Dick) Cohick, age 85, of Morris, PA, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.  

He was born on April 28, 1936 in Binghamton, NY, a son of the late Paul R. Cohick, Sr. and Wilma (Smith) Cohick and was married to A. Louise (Campbell) Cohick. 

Korean War Veteran


He was a Korean War veteran serving with the Marine Corps.  

He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, and the Carpenters Union.  

He is survived by his wife: Louise Cohick of Morris, PA, two sons: Doug (Beth) Cohick of Morris, PA, David (Saskia) Cohick of Wellsboro, PA, four sisters: Jane Lucas of Salladasburg, PA, Norma Flook of Salladasburg, PA, Sandy (Paul) Boatman of Jersey Shore, PA, Bonnie (Don) Wagner of Lock Haven, PA,  and brother: Gary (Betty) Fuller of Jersey Shore, PA, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  

A private family graveside service will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Morris, PA.  

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

Coudersport Ambulance to Mapleview Lane

At 11:25 AM on Friday, Coudersport ambulance has been dispatched for a Life Alert call on Mapleview Lane.

At 11:37 AM--Roulette & Austin ambulances dispatched. 

11:39 AM--Coudersport Fire Dept. requested to provide ambulance driver for Coudersport Ambulance.

UPMC Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 22, 2022 – UPMC is offering free skin cancer screenings in recognition of National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. Each year in the U.S., nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer, making it one of the most common of all cancers. Through preventative measures and early detection, skin cancer is the easiest to cure.

Appointments are limited and it is necessary to call the phone number of the location that is most convenient for you. Be sure to mention free skin cancer screenings when scheduling your appointment.

Free skin cancer screenings will be offered at the following times and locations:

    Mon., May 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
        1001 E. 2nd St., Coudersport

    Tue., May 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
        2330 Saint Mary St. W., Lewisburg
    Mon., May 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
        1 Main St., Wellsboro

    Mon., May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
        641 Walnut St., Williamsport

For more information on the skin cancer screenings, or to register, visit

For more information about additional screenings and dermatology services at UPMC in North Central Pa., go to

Pennsylvania Enters the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Participating in the multi-state initiative will cut pollution and fight climate change

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration has finalized the regulation to combat climate change and allow Pennsylvania to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), fulfilling a promise made in a 2019 Executive Order to take part in the market-based program.

“Today we are already experiencing the effects of climate change and those impacts are only going to get worse. Our children and their children are going to look back at our decisions and by participating in RGGI, we have begun to set Pennsylvania on the path forward to addressing this threat,” said Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Climate change caused by pollution remains the most critical environmental threat confronting us and we are already paying the price.”

DEP’s CO2 Budget Trading Program regulation, which will enter Pennsylvania into RGGI, will be published in the April 23, 2022 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

“This regulation has the support of businesses and residents, and will save lives and millions of dollars by cutting air pollution,” said McDonnell. “This is only one step necessary to fight climate change, and while Pennsylvania cannot singlehandedly solve the global climate crisis, the world cannot solve the crisis without Pennsylvania.”

Some of the benefits of RGGI for Pennsylvania include:
•    Reducing up to 225 million tons of carbon pollution from Pennsylvania power plants by 2030
•    Preventing up to 30,000 hospital visits for respiratory illnesses like asthma
•    An increase in Pennsylvania’s Gross State Product of nearly $2 billion, and a net increase of 30,000 jobs by 2030

Nearly 14,000 people commented on the regulation, including the hundreds that participated in the 10 virtual public hearings DEP held. Throughout the regulatory process, DEP held over 15 public discussions on the regulation with a range of expert advisory committees. The final regulation was supported by both the Citizens Advisory Council and the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee. Read more....

The Port Allegany High School Junior Senior Prom will be held Saturday, April 23

The court has been announced as follows: (front) Ty Guilds, Rylie Simpson; (middle) Kaleb Green, Tori Tanner, Maycie Howard, Daniel Finn; (back) Alliyah Penick, Sawyer Prince, Shelby Stewart and Ryan Bowser.

The Port Allegany High School Junior Senior Prom will be held Saturday, April 23 from 7:30 - 10:30 at the Port Allegany Fire Hall. The prom, a gift from the Junior Class to the Senior Class, is under the direction of Mrs. Nicole Line, advisor. Theme for the 2022 Prom is "A Night In Hollywood".