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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Allegany NY. Man Charged With Drug Possession In Bradford City


 

Death Ruled Natural In Otto TWP.


 

Scio & Wellsville Dispatched For Rollover Crash


At 6:40 PM on Saturday, Wellsville & Scio have been dispatched to the area of 3593 County Road 9 for a one vehicle rollover crash. Unresponsive patient. CPR in progress.

Scio fire to set up LZ for Mercyflight 8.

Kane Ambulance To Sheffield For Crash on Rt 666


At 3:48 PM on Saturday, Kane ambulance has been called to Rt. 666 near Sheffield for a motor vehicle crash with injuries.

Joseph Menroe (Joe) Howard, 56, Shinglehouse, PA

Joseph Menroe (Joe) Howard

Joseph Menroe (Joe) Howard, 56, Shinglehouse, PA passed away  Thursday (May 05, 2022) at the Olean General Hospital, after a lengthy illness, with his loving family by his side. 

He was the son of Leonard Menroe (Joe) and Cecelia F. (Pud) Taylor Howard. 

Joe was a 1984 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School.  He worked for Clyde Newton in Shinglehouse, Eldred and Mt. Jewett, Pure Carbon, Starcraft in Indiana and then at Olean Wholesale until his health started failing. 

Joe Enjoyed cooking, hunting, digging leeks, frogging and trapping turtles.  Joe was well known for his (Joe Howard Chicken BBQ’s), leek sausage, soup and dip, turtle soup, and homemade sauerkraut. 

Surviving in addition to his mother is his brother Patrick (Billie Jo) Howard, and two sisters Bridget Graham and Stacey (Bob) Mertsock all of Shinglehouse.  Many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews who all loved Uncle Joe!  Joe had many friends and some very close friends (you know who you are). Also, his beagle buddy “Zack.” 

In addition to his father, Joe was predeceased by a brother Levernon Howard in 1961 and a sister Jody Ann Howard in 1996, Wyatt Enty (Great Nephew), Bobbie Jo Kellogg (Niece) and Jordan Howard (Nephew). 

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church (Memorial Fund) P.O. Box 68 Shinglehouse, Pa. 16748. 

A private graveside service will be held with Rev. Russell Horning officiating at The Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. 

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

Drug Possession Arrest In Covington TWP.


 

Both Parties Cited Following Domestic In Richmond TWP.


 

David Valentine Hayes, 72, died on May 5th, 2022, at Absolute Care, Three Rivers

David Valentine Hayes

David Valentine Hayes died on May 5th, 2022, at Absolute Care, Three Rivers, where he spent the last year of his life being lovingly cared for by a dedicated and compassionate staff of amazing people. 

He was surrounded by his children who made certain he knew how truly loved he was in his final moments. 

David was born on January 10th, 1950, to Floridan and Arletta Hayes. 

He grew up in Westfield, PA where he graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School with the Class of 1968. After high school, he graduated from Williamsport Area Community College. Shortly thereafter, he married Nancy Russell and they had two children, Christopher and Tracey. 

Aside from his family, David’s true love in this world was guitars, music, and the way it brought people together. He played in many bands over his lifetime, and enjoyed nothing more than a good jam session. He had an extensive collection of guitars, and was always stalking the music stores for more, attempting to make a deal swapping equipment. Over the years, David gave away many instruments to young or struggling musicians; often people he barely knew or had just met. He was kind and generous, loved helping others, and always made certain that those he traded with got the better part of the deal. 

David spent most of his career working for Corning, Inc. at Sullivan Park, where he was always so proud of the projects he contributed to, earning several patents, that he displayed prominently – in his bathroom. David never met someone he didn’t consider a friend. He was a fan of inappropriate jokes and took every opportunity to share them with poor, unsuspecting waitresses, nurses or strangers. 

He had no filter and often said the wrong thing. He was, however, always genuinely distressed by the idea that he could have inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings. He had a well curated group of buddies and stayed in touch with many of his high school friends and band mates. David valued relationships with others above all else. 

David was a man who struggled mightily every day with issues associated with his mental and physical health. Though he had these dark clouds over his head, he was constantly telling others how luck he was and how blessed. He was the most grateful person we know, even when gratitude should have been hard to find. His favorite time of the year was the annual week he spent in Charlotte, NC visiting his son with his daughter. These were truly happy days. 

We will most miss David’s 750 phone calls a day, where he often thanked us profusely for answering. We will miss going out to lunch with him, where he would announce to every person he saw, whether he knew them on not, “This is my son! This is my daughter!”. We will miss how endlessly proud he was of us, even if he told us so often we grew weary of hearing it. We will even miss the crazy antics – the times he was sure we had perished because we didn’t answer the phone after the third attempt, his love for a good conspiracy theory, his ability to take every situation to the worst cases scenario, and his unwavering belief in aliens (he turned out to be right on this one…). 

So today, in honor of David, forgive someone you have been angry with, take time to visit someone you think might be lonely, share your burden with others with the intention of lightening theirs. Remember him when you are out for a leisurely drive, with the Beatles cranked up loud and your arm hanging out the window. 

David is survived by his two children Christopher and Tracey Hayes, his son in law, Christopher Glick, his grandsons Brody and Braden Hayes Glick, his nephews Seth and Will Watkins and Mica Benson, many cousins, and countless friends. 

There will be a celebration with music and food to remember David and send him off in a way fitting of who he was. 

Friends and family are invited to join us on Saturday, May 14th between 4:00PM and 8:00PM at the Forest View – Gang Mills Fire Department, 125 Forest Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870. Dress is casual. Feel free to wear your favorite band t-shirt or one with a stupid or inappropriate saying. We know David would have. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Corning Lions Club, who so kindly supported David by providing equipment enabling him to stay in his own home as long as possible (Corning, NY Lions Club Foundation, P.O. Box 1096, Corning, NY 14830).  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes From April 21, 2022

 




Potter County Commissioners Metting Agenda From May 5, 2022

 





Foster Twp Police Recover Stolen Generator; Man Charged

 Foster Township Police Department

******* GENERATOR UPDATE *******


Late last night, officers were notified of the stolen generator for sale on Facebook marketplace. Officers were able to set up with an individual a buy, to attempt to catch the individual who stole the generator. 

The buy happened at the new Relax Inn (formerly Americas best value inn) and once the individual exited his room with the stolen generator officers converged on the area, and a male and female were detained without incident. 

The generator was seized to be returned back to its rightful owners and the two individuals detained were transported to our station for questioning. 

During questioning, the male, Donald (Donnie) Joseph Grundner admitted to seeing the generator the night of May 5th, and admitted to stealing the generator and taking it back to the motel. Donald stated the female had nothing to do with this incident. Through further questioning with the female, she knew very little information and was subsequently released. 

Donald was arraigned before District Judge Todd and remanded to McKean County Jail in place of $30,000 bail. 

Donald faces three charges;
Title 18, 3502 (a)(4) Burglary - Felony 2
Title 18, 3921 (a) Theft by Unlawful Taking - Felony 3
Title 18,  3304 (a)(5) Criminal Mischief - Misdemeanor 2 

We would like to take the time to appreciate the public with the amount of assistance everyone was offering to not only us in remaining vigilant and notifying us when individuals noticed the generator; but to the business CJ’s BBQ as they were flooded with generosity from the public. 

We thank you for your help, and are glad we were able to get the generator returned to its rightful owner, without any incident.

Chicken BBQ at Smethport Fire Dept.


 

Shinglehouse Ambulance to North Union Street


At 9:10 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been called to Honeoye Haven for a female with chest pain.

It's Maple Festival Time in Coudersport, PA Today

Please note: The Chicken BBQ at the Ambulance Hall is POSTPONED due to weather.
 

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of May 9 – May 13, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 9 – May 13, weather permitting.  Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Cameron County 0240
Slide Repair:
State Route: 4004 (Rich Valley Road)

Potter County 0260

Bridge Repair:
State Route: 4025 (Brizzie Hollow Road)

Sign Repairs/Replacement: 
State Route:  0449 (SR 0006 to Gold Area)
State Route:  1011 (West Bingham Road)

Shoulder Cutting:
State Route: 4013 (Hollow Road)
State Route: 0006 (Sweden Valley to Coudersport)
State Route: 0049 (Coudersport to Seven Bridges)

Pipe Replacement: 
State Route: 872 (Austin to Costello)

Spray Patching:
State Route: 872 (Wharton to Austin Area)

Crack Sealing: 
State Route: 3002 (Cowley Hill Road)

Ditching:
State Route: 1013 (Bingham Center Road) 


The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Cameron County 0240
Francis J. Palo, Inc:  Bridge Repair on State Route 4004 (Rich Valley Road) in Shippen Township.  There will be a Temporary roadway with stop and yield signs so traffic can alternate across the roadway for the duration of the project.

PennDOT McKean County Maintenance work schedule for the week of May 9 – May 13, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation McKean County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of May 9 – May 13, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

McKean County 0250

Sign Repairs and Upgrades: 
Various State Routes throughout the County 

Bridge Flushing: 
State Route: 0219 (Various locations in Bradford area)

Patching: 
State Route: 3005 (Campbelltown Road)
State Route: 3007 (Halsey Road)
State Route: 3003 (Coontown Road)

Drainage Problems/Ditching: 
State Route: Various State Routes throughout Bradford and Eldred Areas

Ditching: 
State Route: 1015 (Colombia Hill Road)
State Route: 0446 (Eldred Road)

Shoulder Cutting: 
State Route: 3011 (Bridge Road)
State Route: 0059 (Ormsby to Smethport)

Mobile Sweeping: 
State Route: 0219 (Bradford Bypass)


The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc: Joint repairs on State Route 346 (Duke Center Area) and State Route 59 (Ormsby/Smethport Area)

Daniel And Sabrina Burnside Welcome Their New daughter Magdalyna Maryah-Danyelle Burnside


 

Ridgway Dispatched to Rollover Crash

4:50 AM. One occupant. Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road. Self-extricated. Vehicle is reported on fire.

Lakeview Health Care Is Hiring Housekeepers/Laundry And Dietary Cook/ Dietary Aide.


 

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


 

Morgan Advanced Materials Is Seeking A Quality Lab Technician


 

The Smethport Area School District Is Hiring For Multiple Positions

 


Rummage And Baked Good Sale At The Grace Chapel Church On May 6th, And 7th

We are pleased to say we had a wonderful turnout at our sale Yesterday and sold everything.



 

C.A. Elliott Lumber Company Is Seeking A General Laborer


 

Come Celebrate Donna And Gary Sturdevant's 70th Wedding Anniversary May 14th


 

Mansfield PSP Seeking Information For Burglary In Richmond TWP.


 

Friday, May 6, 2022

It's Tick Season: Learn to Protect Yourself and Your Animals with Free Webinars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease, caused by a tick-borne pathogen, affects more than 400,000 people each year. 

“Tick-borne diseases are the greatest concern in vector-borne disease in the United States,” said Erika Machtinger, assistant professor of veterinary entomology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. 

Full Story HERE

Hot Diggity Dog Day in Cameron County


Emporium Food Market donating hotdogs, chips and drinks for a hot diggity dog day at the store Saturday May 14. All the money raised from 11am to 1pm will be donated to the Cameron County Fireworks. Firework committee members will also be offering ducks for adoption for the Firequacker Duck Derby. The rubber ducks are available at a cost of $2 each or a 6-quack for $10. The Firequacker Duck Derby will be held Saturday July 2 during Weekend in the Wilds.

Flowering Trees and Shrubs Walk

Join Master Gardeners for an in-person educational walk featuring your local flowering trees and shrubs!

 Get outside with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners!

Join us at the Flowering Trees and Shrubs Walk to learn more about your local flowering trees and shrubs. The walk will include the identification and growing information of over a dozen flowering plants found in Pennsylvania.

Please be prepared to walk and stand for the full two hours. Participants should wear sturdy and comfortable footwear.

WHO IS THIS FOR?
• Adults excited to learn more about the plants in their area
• Gardeners interested in flowering woody plants
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
• Hands-on identification of at least twelve flowering trees and shrubs found in Pennsylvania
• Cultural information (soil preferences, light and water needs, and pest and disease issues) of plants featured on the walk
• Tips for choosing flowering trees and shrubs for your home landscape
 

May 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Willowdale Cemetery
30 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford
Walk-ins permitted


Call 814-887-5613 Ext. 208 or email gjw5260@psu.edu to register or for more information.

Port Allegany Ambulance to West Ransome Street

For heart problems. 9 pm.

Coudersport Shop n Save Owner, Stan Swank Donates $5,000. to Fire Department

Pictured: L-R Tres. Mike Spencer, Chief Bryan Phelps, Stan Swank - Owner Shop n Save, V. P. Robert Faust

Coudersport Vol FireDept

Today owner of the Local Shop N Save, Stan Swank stopped by and dropped off his yearly envelope drive at the station and while there toured our station and looked over our apparatus. 

Stan presented us with a $5,000 check and thanked us all for our hard working, dedicated personnel and all that we do throughout the year and as he stated " Especially the last Year". 

We would like to thank Stan and everyone else that has donated to our annual Envelope drive, our Envelope drive is A HUGE portion of our annual budget... We could not provide the services we do without all of your continued support.  

Thank You, Each and Everyone of you 🚒

Hanging Basket Flowers Have Arrived Just In Time For Mother's Day At Baxter Hardware


 





Port Allegany Ambulance to Rt 155 South


At 6:25 PM on  Friday, Port Allegany ambulance has bee dispatched to Rt. 155 South for seizures.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint)

 

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I had a great meeting with our Potter County Commissioners last week, discussing issues such as mental health funding, grant programs, veterans services, challenges facing our EMS and fire services, and more. Pictured from left: Commissioner Paul Heimel, Commissioner Nancy Grupp, me and Commissioner Barry Hayman. Thank you all for your service to the county!

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Thank you to Mrs. Hamilton and her eighth-grade class at Northern Potter School District for welcoming me last week! We had a great discussion about state government, how laws are made and my job as a state representative. It is always a pleasure to talk with the next generation of leaders for the Commonwealth and our communities.
 
 
Sgt. Neil K. Dorrion Memorial Bridge Dedication Saturday

Sgt. Neil K. Dorrion, who served in World War II and was then killed in action while serving in Korea, will be honored this weekend with a bridge in Eldred Township dedicated in his honor, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).

The public is invited and encouraged to join in the dedication, which will be held at noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Eldred WWII Museum, located at 201 Main St., Eldred.

Saturday’s agenda will include state, county and local officials; area veterans groups; and Dorrion’s second cousin who first suggested naming the bridge in Dorrion’s honor.

Sgt. Dorrion grew up in the Eldred area, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and reenlisted in April 1949. He served as a medic with the Medical Company, 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Infantry Division. He was killed in action on Nov. 4, 1950, at Kunu-ri, North Korea, while tending to his wounded comrades.

He was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star with ‘V’ for Valor, Good Conduct Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, Pacific Theater Ribbon with Star and the World War II Victory Medal.

Under Act 64 of 2021, the bridge carrying State Route 1011 over Mix Creek in Eldred Township, McKean County, is designated as the Sgt. Neil K. Dorrion Memorial Bridge.
 
 
Bill to Aid EMS Response Passes House

Working to ensure emergency medical services (EMS) crews can respond to calls for help, I was pleased to vote for legislation that would make permanent regulatory waivers regarding staffing on basic life support (BLS) ambulances.

While I support this bill, I am drafting one that will go a step further and apply the regulatory changes to advanced life support (ALS) ambulances as well.

Permanently changing these regulations is vital to giving our EMS crews the flexibility they need continue saving lives and meeting the public safety needs of our communities. It is especially important in rural areas like ours.

Under previous state regulations, certified emergency personnel, such as firefighters with specific first-aid, CPR and emergency vehicle training, were permitted to drive ambulances with an emergency medical technician (EMT) on board. Those regulations were changed several years ago to increase the number of emergency medical responders (EMRs) or EMTs required per ambulance. That means if an ambulance company does not have the required staffing levels, they cannot leave the station at all and have to defer to another, which can significantly delay care for people in dire health conditions.

This regulation was waived during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure access to health care and the flexibility this has provided must continue.

House Bill 2097 is pending action in the Senate.
 
 
REAL ID Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding residents that enforcement of the federal REAL ID Act will begin May 3, 2023.

As of that date, you will have to present a federally accepted form of identification to board a commercial domestic flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door. Federally accepted forms of identification include a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport or Passport Card or a military ID.

To date, approximately 1.6 million Pennsylvanians have chosen to get a REAL ID product. However, REAL ID is not mandatory. PennDOT continues to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.

Full enforcement of the law has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was hindering efforts to process REAL ID applications across the country.

To learn more about REAL ID and how to obtain one, visit www.penndot.gov/REALID.
 
 
 
ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot Area to Open May 27

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced year two of the ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot program in the northcentral region of the state will open Friday, May 27, and continue through Sunday, Sept. 25.

The pilot program provides opportunities for riding enthusiasts to travel many miles of roads opened to all-terrain vehicle use and trails in Potter, Tioga, Clinton and Lycoming counties.
The pilot program was established based on a law passed by the General Assembly in 2020.

Permits are required and may be purchased in-person at Tiadaghton, Susquehannock, Sproul and Tioga state forest district offices, or by mail. Additional information about trail routes and how to purchase permits is available here.
 
 
Honoring the Fallen

In conjunction with its 117th anniversary on Monday, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) honored its 102 fallen troopers, including four members who died in the line of duty since the agency’s last in-person ceremony in 2019.

The four troopers most recently lost included Trooper Donald C. Brackett, who died on May 18, 2019, due to a medical emergency; Trooper First Class Dung X. Martinez, who died on Oct. 21, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19; and Troopers Martin F. Mack III and Branden T. Sisca, both of whom died on March 21, 2022, after being struck by an intoxicated motorist.

The ceremony included a moment of silence, rifle salute and helicopter flyover, as well as the reading of the names of all 102 fallen troopers. An online version of the PSP memorial wall, including photos and biographies of each member who died in the line of duty, is available at here.

PSP was established by Gov. Samuel Pennypacker on May 2, 1905, making it the first uniformed police agency of its kind in the United States.

Harassment Investigation Ongoing In Ridgway TWP.