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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Austin Ambulance to Sinnemahoning State Park

Campground for seizures at 8:17 PM.

Barbara Jean Afman Houwer, 68, of Kim Hill Rd., Roulette, PA

Barbara Jean Afman Houwer 

Barbara Jean Afman Houwer, 68, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, 68, of Kim Hill Rd., Roulette, PA passed away Monday (June 13, 2022) at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA surrounded by her children and held in love.    

Barbara was a graduate of Denver Christian High School, Denver, CO, class of 1972, and attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI where she met her devoted and beloved husband Jerry and they began their life journey together, building a warm and welcoming home and raising five children who will love her forever.  

She was a resident of the area for 45 years where she was blessed with dear friendships and spent many years supporting elderly people in the community.

Barbara was open-hearted, quick-witted, kind and generous. Her compassionate, supportive, accepting, encouraging, expansive and playful spirit brought comfort, happiness and peace to those who knew her. 

Full of colour, song and impressive dance moves, Barbara found inspiration in the beauty of the world, which she found everywhere, and responded in counterpoint with endless creativity. Her philosophy of ‘living lightly’ and with beauty found its public outlet through “Barbara’s Creations” where she sold her upcycled creations at the local farmer’s market, artisan craft fairs, online and at local venues. 

She delighted in her grandchildren and was always thinking of fun ways to engage them including authoring five significant installments of “the Houwer Saga” which featured the children as characters (she also did this for Denver nieces and nephews). She was an avid reader and writer who always had a puzzle on the go and routinely claimed Scrabble championships at family gatherings.   

Barbara was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Port Allegany, where she served on the Pastoral relations committee, was a member of Women’s Ministries, taught the Adult Sunday school class, and led the youth group and children’s sermons for several years. 

Surviving in addition to her husband Jerry, is a daughter, Rebecca T. (Samuel) Houwer of Toronto, Canada; two sons, Seth C. (Katherine) Houwer of Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Joel B. (Beth) Houwer of Aurora, CO; Mystic Fourness of Forest City, NC and Damien Fourness of Humphrey, NY; five grandchildren: Asa Kaufman, Isabelle, Gabriel, Owen, and Grant Houwer; a sister, Donna (Bruce) DeBoer of Traverse City, MI; two brothers, Mark (Jane) Afman and David (Arden) Afman both of Denver, CO; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life for Barbara on Sunday (July 31, 2022) at 3 p.m in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Port Allegany. Barbara loved wildflowers. In lieu of formal flower arrangements, Barbara would love bouquets of wildflowers or flowers tended by friends and loved ones in their garden at her ceremony.          

The family would appreciate memorials in her name be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Port Allegany Evangelical Covenant Church.                                                                 

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

Condolences can be made to:  Jerry Houwer,  452 Kim Hill Rd.,  Roulette, PA 16746.

First camp of the summer, Copy that Cake at Seneca Highlands CTC

 Potter County Education Council

The first camp of the summer, Copy that Cake, was held in the Culinary Arts classroom of the Seneca Highlands CTC.  

We'd like to thank Chef Paul Farmelo and his assistant (a CTC Culinary Arts student) for an amazing event!

Andover Ambulance To Tall Pines For ATV Rollover

At 6:35 PM on Saturday, Andover ambulance has been dispatched to Tall Pines Park for a 13 year old male injured in an ATV rollover accident.

Fathers Day Breakfast at Coudersport American Legion Post 192


Family Dance Sunday, June 26 at Galeton VFW


Department of Health Says Pennsylvania Vaccine Providers are Ready to Vaccinate Children Ages Six Months and Older

Harrisburg, PA - Following the approval of two vaccines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Health says vaccine providers across the state are prepared to begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children six months and older beginning early next week.

The federal agencies have approved the use of a three-dose Pfizer vaccine for children under five years old and a two-dose Moderna vaccine for children under six years old. Both vaccines are approved for children as young as six months.

“The approval of the vaccines for young children across the state and the nation is welcome news for many parents who have been waiting for the opportunity to provide valuable protection for their children from COVID-19,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson said. “Parents can begin scheduling appointments early next week with many vaccine providers, including pediatricians and primary care physicians, who will have the vaccine available for administration as early as Tuesday (June 21).”

The department notes that pharmacists across the state are only allowed to provide COVID-19 vaccines to children ages three and older, so parents seeking appointments for children under three should contact their pediatrician, family doctor or other qualified physicians.

Pfizer’s vaccine requires three doses and is available for children under five and as young as six months. The vaccine uses three micrograms per shot, which is one-tenth of what is used in the Pfizer shot for adults. Children receiving the Pfizer series of shots, should receive the second dose three weeks after the first, and the third shot eight weeks after the second shot.

Moderna’s vaccine requires two doses and is available for children ages six months through five years. The second shot should be administered 28 days after the first dose. Moderna’s vaccine for children under six calls for 25 micrograms per shot, which is one-quarter of the dose given to adults.

“It is critical for parents to make sure their children receive the complete series of shots for the vaccine to be as effective as possible,” Johnson added. “The CDC says for the vaccine to reach its efficacy, children need to receive the recommended three doses of the Pfizer vaccine and two doses of the Moderna vaccine.”

Westfield, Knoxville dispatched to Natural Gas Leak

At 4:52 PM on Saturday, Westfield, Knoxville, Clymer dispatched for a natural gas leak near 2474 Rt. 49.

Westfield, Clymer, Little Marsh Dispatched for Wildfire

At 4:48 PM on Saturday, Westfield, Clymer & Little Marsh have been dispatched to wires down with a wildfire at 908 Howland Hill Road.

NPRC Promotes Jennifer Cummings-Tutmaher to VP of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach

Warren, PA: Northern Pennsylvania Regional College announces the appointment of Youngsville native, Ms. Jennifer Cummings-Tutmaher, to the position of Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach. 

Cummings-Tutmaher brings experience and passion to her new position. Beginning with her days as a college Resident Assistant at Slippery Rock University, she has steadily increased her expertise in higher education through a series of positions in student services. She brings over 20 years of experience in higher education and private business as she assumes her new responsibilities at NPRC.

Her tenure with NPRC began as the College’s first Administrative Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees in September 2017. In spring of 2018, as the college grew more rapidly, she stepped into the position of Director of Enrollment and Student Success, later retitled Director of Student Services, a role that saw her build the Department of Student Services from the ground up. She remained in this position until this recent appointment, beginning on May 16, 2022.

“I couldn’t be more excited for Jen in her new role as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach,” said President Susan Snelick. “She has proven to be such a valuable asset to NPRC over the years, and I know that she will continue to excel. Her steadfast dedication to the College and our students is irreplaceable. I look forward to working more closely with her and watching her contribute to the growth of NPRC.”

Prior to her tenure at NPRC, she spent time at Lewis-Clark State College, Northeastern Junior College, Fort Hays State University, and Wayne State College serving in various capacities, including roles in residence life and as adjunct faculty. Later, she became the Vice President for Sales and Marketing and the Chief Product Officer for College Products in Sioux City, Iowa. Cummings-Tutmaher returned home to northwestern Pennsylvania in 2017, the same year she began her tenure at NPRC.

A native of Youngsville, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Youngsville Jr./Sr. High school, she holds a Bachelor of Science in English Writing from Slippery Rock University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration - Higher Education from Fort Hays State University. As she continues working in the new position, she notes, “It is an honor and privilege to serve the residents in northern Pennsylvania by bringing higher education directly to the communities in which we all live. Our area is full of talented residents who benefit from the opportunity to take affordable classes that will help them earn degrees and certificates. Northern Pennsylvania Regional College pairs quality education with a personalized experience for the students. I am beyond proud to be able to contribute to leading this ground-breaking college, our communities, and the residents we serve toward growth and success!”

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) is authorized by the PA Department of Education to award Associate degrees and certificates in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. NPRC is an open-admission, two-year institution of higher education. The College's mission is to provide affordable and accessible post-secondary education to the residents of northern Pennsylvania. NPRC brings affordable education to a nine-county region (Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren). With flexible scheduling options at numerous instructional locations, attending Northern Pennsylvania Regional is an excellent option for individuals interested in furthering their education close to home. With a growing team of high-quality, industry-leading instructors directing our classrooms, students are empowered by a welcoming community to change their life and brighten their future. NPRC is actively pursuing accreditation.

PUC Approves Plans by Five Major Utilities to Return Additional $64 Million in Federal Tax Savings to Customers

Savings from Federal Tax Cuts to be Refunded as Monthly Credits on Over 2 Million Customer Bills Through December 2022

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved plans submitted by five major electric and natural gas utilities to return more than $64 million in tax savings associated with the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to over 2 million Pennsylvania consumers and businesses.  The additional tax savings will be refunded to customers between now and the end of the year.

The Commission voted 3-0 today approve petitions filed by Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), West Penn Power Company (West Penn Power), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) – which collectively serve approximately 2 million customers across Pennsylvania – along with the Peoples Gas Company (Peoples Gas) – which provides service to more than 63,000 residents and businesses in western Pennsylvania.

All the plans approved by the PUC today will distribute excess deferred income taxes associated with the federal tax cuts act, which will be refunded to consumers as a “negative surcharge” – or credit – on monthly customer bills.

Local Raceways Results for Last Weekend

Brian Knowles visited victory lane for the fourth time this season in RUSH Late Model action at Woodhull Raceway. It was Brian's third straight win giving him and his brother Jason six straight wins at their home track! Steve LeBarron challenged Knowles for the top spot several times but settled for second. Clayton Tarabori had a great run coming home third for the fourth time in four starts this season.  Jason Knowles and rookie competitor Aaron Miller rounded out the top five.
Bradford Speedway was in action Sunday. Jeremy Wonderling was victorious ending John Waters streak of winning the first two RUSH Late Model events. The win was worth $1,3000 for Wonderling! Steve Dixon was third in his first Late Model start of 2022.  Ward Schell and Damian Bidwell, who made his season debut as well, rounded out the top five.

PUC Issues Management Audit and Implementation Plan for FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Companies

Audit Examines Management & Operations at Met-Ed, Penn Power, West Penn Power & Penelec; Includes 27 Recommendations for Improvements

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today released the results of a detailed Management and Operations Audit of the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Companies.

The review examined key functional areas at FirstEnergy’s four electric distribution companies in Pennsylvania, including the Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), and West Penn Power Company (West Penn Power), which serve approximately 2 million customers across Pennsylvania.

In addition to examining the management and operations of FirstEnergy utilities in Pennsylvania, the PUC audit also includes an examination of company ethics and corporate culture as a key matter.

The Commission voted 3-0 today to release the FirstEnergy Audit Report, along with the Implementation Plan that was submitted by FirstEnergy to address recommendations that are detailed in the report.

The PUC’s FirstEnergy audit report contains 27 recommendations for improvement, including:

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View this press release on our website

PUC Details $234 Million Distribution of Gas Drilling Impact Fees

Total Impact Fee Distribution Tops $2.2 Billion to Pennsylvania Communities

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today posted detailed information about this year’s distribution of impact fees on natural gas producers – totaling $234,437,575 – on the PUC’s Act 13 website.

County and municipal governments directly affected by drilling will receive a total of $123,217,163 for the 2021 reporting year. Additionally, $86,030,934 will be transferred to the Marcellus Legacy Fund, which provides financial support for environmental, highway, water and sewer projects, rehabilitation of greenways and other projects throughout the state. Also, $25,189,477 will be distributed to state agencies, as specified by Act 13.

With this year’s distribution, the PUC has collected and distributed over $2.2 billion to Pennsylvania communities.

The PUC has forwarded the information to the Department of Treasury for payment and expects checks to be distributed in early July.

This year’s distribution is near $100 million higher than last year, driven primarily by the average price of natural gas in 2021 ($3.84 per MMBtu) versus the average price in 2020 ($2.08 per MMBtu) which generated a higher impact fee payment for each well in 2021 – along with the addition of 518 new wells during 2021.

The distributions for individual municipalities are detailed on the PUC’s Act 13 website.

Extensive details regarding the impact fee distribution are available online, including specifics on funds collected and distributed for each year since 2011. Visitors can search and download statistics such as distributions to individual municipalities or counties; allocation and usage of those funds, based on reports submitted by various municipalities; eligible wells per county/municipality; and payments by producers.

The PUC is responsible for implementing the collection and distribution of an unconventional gas well fee (also called an Impact Fee), established by the Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee Act and signed into law as Act 13 of 2012.

Westfield, Ullysses & Harrison Dispatched to Crash with Entrapment

At 3:06 PM on Saturday, Westfield, Harrison & Ulysses Fire Depts. & EMS have been dispatched to the area of 225 Graves Road for a one vehicle crash. Vehicle is on its side with entrapment & injury to the operator.

Port Allegany Dispatchd For Wires Down on Pearl Street

At 3:06 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to wires down at 56 Pearl Street.

Roulette Township Office closed Tuesday, June 21st 10 am to 1 pm for software update


Roulette Township


The Roulette Township Office will be closed on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 am to 1 pm for software updates to our water billing system. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mansfield Dispatched For Crash on Rt. 6

At 2:02 PM on Saturday, Mansfield Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Route 6 near Bullock Road.

Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries’ Open House is June 26

Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries is hosting its annual Open House on Sunday, June 26, 1-4 p.m. at its Heading Home Center, 725 Gee Rd., Tioga. The day will include vendors selling a variety of goods, tours of both buildings, chances to win a $100 lottery tree, hot dogs and other refreshments. Attendees can also meet some of the adoptable animals and learn about new programs created to further assist pets and their owners in Tioga County. Local vendors who handcraft items are invited to set up a booth free of charge during the Open House. If interested, call Second Chance at 570-376-3646 or email


Photo by John Eaton
Friends of the Green Free Library Olga Gray (left) and Ginny Reindl take a moment from setting up for the annual book sale to see what’s in Debbie Mumm’s “Country Settings,” a quilting pattern book.

The Friends of The Green Free Library Annual Book Sale is this Wednesday, June 15 through this Sunday, June 19.

Gently used books for adults are indoors at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center and for toddlers to tweens in two tents outdoors on the front lawn of the Green Free Library, both located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Each child can select a book to take home for free.

“This sale is not to be missed,” said Marianne Rice, organizer. “All of the books are in beautiful condition and priced to sell. We have at least 7,000 books for adults to choose from. There are fantasies, mysteries, thrillers, romance novels, books about history, science fiction, classic Westerns, DYI and craft books, cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction, biographies, autobiographies, and much more,” she said. 

“We will be restocking the tables in the Gmeiner as books are sold so people should consider visiting often,” said Rice. 

Hours are: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Wednesday, June 15; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

The bag sale will be from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, June 19. Books will be sold for $5 per bag of any size. Customers are asked to bring their own bags and pay in cash.

For more information, call the library at 570-724-4876.

Photos By Tammy Peal


Escaped inmate found in Clearfield County, 2nd still on the run

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A prisoner who escaped during a work-release in Clearfield County was captured Friday evening, according to Clearfield County DA Ryan Sayers.

Sayers released a statement saying Donald J. White, 46 of Brockway, was apprehended after state police received a tip.

“Thanks to the tireless and diligent work of the state police, White is back in custody,” Sayers said. “It is important for people to come forward with information about these escapees and any crime because, if it is actionable, the police will see it through.”

White along with fellow Clearfield County Prison inmate Robert Lee Miller Jr., 42 of Clearfield, were cutting grass near Kurtz Brothers along Daisy Street Extension on May 30 when the two left on foot, according to Lawrence Township Police.

White is now facing a felony escape charge in addition to several other charges he received in January that reportedly involved kidnapping and strangulation.

As of Friday, Miller Jr. has not been captured. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Lawrence Township Police Department or Pennsylvania State Police.

Barry C. Johnson, 89, of Blakeslee Road, Spartansburg, PA

Barry C. Johnson

\Barry C. Johnson, 89, of Blakeslee Road, Spartansburg, PA, died peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.

   He was born August 12, 1932 in Smethport, PA, a son of the late Russell and Emily McCoy Johnson.

   Barry was raised and educated in Smethport, PA and graduated from Smethport High School in 1950. 

After high school, he intermittently worked for Bell Telephone Company. 

He then enlisted in the US Army

Korean War Veteran

and served for two years during the Korean Conflict and was discharged as a Corporal. 

After his honorable discharge, Barry obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Edinboro State Teachers College, where he played football throughout his college career. Once he finished his degree he taught physics, chemistry and physical science at Spartansburg High School until they merged with Corry Area High School in 1973. At Corry Area High School he taught physical science until he retired in 1988 at age 56.

   He belonged to the Ruffed Grouse Society and Trout Unlimited. He enjoyed raising and training english setters, grouse and woodcock hunting, fly fishing, taking float and fishing trips with friends and family, visiting with his local friends for coffee, playing eight-ball pool, ice skating and playing ice hocking on the family pond and loved listening for the woodcock to return every Spring. He was a voracious reader. Barry lived the life he wanted to live.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Foley Johnson, whom he married on June 2, 1956 in Smethport, PA at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church; son, Erik Johnson; three sisters; three brothers and one great-granddaughter, Luna.

   Barry is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Anne Doman and her husband Chris of Minneapolis, MN and Patricia L. McKellop and her husband John of Guys Mills, PA; two sons, Matthew F. Johnson and his wife Lisa of Belleville, PA and A. Timothy Johnson and his wife Nita Gehrig of New Carlisle, IN; nine grandchildren, Kate, Megan, Kelly, Rachel, Grant, Erin, David, Neil and Laurel; four great-grandchildren, Bailey, Grayson, Jude and Waverly and many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends are invited to call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St, Corry, PA on Sunday, June 19th, from 5 to 7 pm. A Graveside Service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg, PA on Monday, June 20th at 11 am.

   The family would like to thank Titusville Hospice, Home Instead Carepros and the many friends from the area who cared for Barry.

   Memorials may be made to the Ruffed Grouse Society at, Trout Unlimited at or the Corry Public Library at 117 W. Washington St, Corry, PA 16407.

   To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit

Eliot Ness Fest: FOUR concurrent Car/Truck/Law & Emergency Vehicles Shows

So what's the biggest draw of the Eliot Ness Fest (July 15-17)? 

It may be the dozens of vintage cars and trucks -- the real things! 

This year, there are FOUR concurrent Car/Truck/Law & Emergency Vehicles Shows on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm:

  •  --Ness Chicago Era, pre-1934s, Main and East Second streets
  •  --Ness Cleveland Era, 1934s – 1942s, East Third Street
  •  --Ness Coudersport Era, 1942s-1957s, easternmost East Third Street, at Ness’s Coudersport home
  •  --Law & Emergency Vehicles, all vintages & types, Courthouse Square

(Curt Weinhold photo)

PennDOT McKean County Maintenance work schedule for the week of June 20 – June 24, 2022

Cyclone, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation McKean County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 20 – June 24, 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 Repair:
•    State Route: Various State Routes throughout the County

Mill and Fill:    Expect Delays
•    State Route: 0046 (Farmers Valley Road)
•    State Route: 3003 (Burning Well Road)

Crack Sealing:
•    State Route: 0046 (Cameron County line to East Smethport)

•    State Route: 0446 (Larabee intersection to New York state line)

Pipe Replacement:
•    State Route: 0246 (Looker Mountain Trail)

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

•    Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc: Resurfacing State Route 0321, North bound traffic will alternate with lane closure during construction and south bound traffic will be detoured to SR 0006 to SR 0219 in Lantz Corners to Wilcox and back to SR 0321.  Detour will be in place until completion of the project.
•    Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc: Paving State Route 0346 (Duke Center)

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1000 traffic cameras.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of June 20 – June 24, 2022

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of June 20 – June 24, 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
Bridge Repair:  Detour in Place Starting Thursday June 16
•    State Route: 4001 (Old West Creek Road)

Pipe Replacement:
•    State Route: 4002 (Beechwood Road)

Brushing and Mowing:
•    State Route: Various State Routes throughout County

Potter County 0260

Sign Repairs/Replacement:
•    State Route:  Various SR throughout County

Side Dozing:
•    State Route: 3015 (Dutch Hill)
•    State Route: 0872 (Inez area)
•    State Route: 0144 (Carter Camp area)

Shoulder Stabilization:
•    State Route: 0872 (Inez to Austin)

Pipe Replacement:
•    State Route: 3002 (Cowley Hill Rd)

Spray Patching:
•    State Route: 1001 (Brookland Road/ Fox Hill Road)
•    State Route: 1013 (Bingham Center Road)

•    State Route: 1011 (Hickox Road/ West Bingham 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.

Potter County 0260
•    Clearwater Construction Inc: Bridge replacement on State Route 4013 (North Hollow Road near intersection of SR 49) The road will be closed with detour in place.

•    Forest View Evergreen Tree Farms: Roadside Mowing
                      SR 0144 (Galeton to Cross Fork)
                      SR 0044 (Cherry Springs to Lycoming county line)

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1000 traffic cameras.

Coudersport Ambulance to Mapleview Lane

At 8:34 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Mapleview Lane for a male fall victim.

Galeton Dispatched For Crash on Rt. 349 in Gaines

At 7:44 AM on Saturday, Galeton Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 349, 2 miles from Rt. 6, for a vehicle off the roadway with possibly one injury.

Mary Ann Chase, 79, of Riley Road Apartments, Bradford,

Mary Ann Chase

Mary Ann Chase, 79, of Riley Road Apartments, Bradford, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at her residence. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be expressed at

No Injuries In One vehicle Crash On Pony Hill Rd. In Jackson TWP.


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.


John Rigas Memorial Events June 25th


Celebration Of The Life June 18th For Mark Marion Peet


Frosty Hollow Bed & Breakfast Open House Saturday, June 18th



Potter County Commissioners Are Accepting Applications for Part-Time Corrections Officers


IU9 Is Hiring For Multiple Positions

Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired:  Full-time position serving school districts in Potter and McKean County.  
Requires: Certification in Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 
Direct questions and submit application, letter of interest, references, copy of Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances to: Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education Services, Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9, 119 S Mechanic Street, Smethport, PA  16749, (814) 887-5512; EOE

Part-time Paraeducator: Position available in Woodland Elementary, Emporium; Requirement: High school diploma.  Direct questions and submit application, letter of interest, references, copy of Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances to Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education Services, Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9, 119 S Mechanic Street, Smethport, PA  16749, (814) 887-5512; EOE

Full-time Paraeducators: Emotional Support Program, (2 positions available) located in Port Allegany; Requirement: High school diploma.  Direct questions and submit application, letter of interest, references, copy of Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances to: Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education Services, Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9, 119 S Mechanic Street, Smethport, PA  16749, (814) 887-5512; EOE

Emotional Support Teacher: Full-time position in Coudersport Elementary; Send letter of interest, resume, PA standard application, Praxis scores, transcripts, Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances, and 3 references to Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education, Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9, 119 S Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749. (814) 887-5512. EOE

1st Annual Dale Rounsville Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament Registration


Potter County Education Council Is Seeking A Part-Time Clerical Position


Friday, June 17, 2022

Barbara A. Schlimm, 83, of St. Marys, PA

Barbara A. Schlimm

Barbara A. Schlimm, 83, of St. Marys, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Penn Highlands DuBois following heart surgery and a brief stay there.

Barb’s husband Jack and son John would appreciate that their wishes and privacy please be respected during this time. They would also kindly request no home visits, gifts of food or flowers. 

It is their hope that each of you will find your own meaningful ways to embrace and celebrate the special relationship you had with Barb. Also, that you will each allow yourself the time and space you personally need to move through all the emotions of this incredible life journey. 

No services will be held. 
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorial donations can be made in Barb’s honor to Queen of the World Church 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857 or to Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.

Jack and John would like to thank all of their family and friends for your love and for respecting their privacy and wishes at this time. And an especially huge thank you to the nurses, doctors, and other staff at Penn Highlands DuBois for their incredible care and compassion.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, PA is handling the arrangements. 

Shinglehoyse Ambulance to Route 44 North

At 5:30 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been called to Oswayo Valley Bible Campground on Rt. 44 North for a male who has fallen from a ladder.

Superior Court Upholds McKean County Judge's Decision

By Opinion filed June 14, 2022, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed a McKean County Judge’s determination that Gage Ortiz-Rodriquez must register as a Sexually Violent Predator.

District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that Ortiz-Rodriquez was sentenced to 6 years to 12 years in the Department of Corrections on charges of Sexual Abuse of Children; Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse; Solicitation to Commit Sexual Assault; and other crimes after being charged by Chief County Detective Ryan Yingling and Port Allegany Police Officer Tony Tanner with sex crimes against two minor children.  

He was ordered to undergo an assessment with the Sex Offender Assessment Board.  Thereafter, District Attorney Vettenburg-Shaffer asked the Court to find Ortiz-Rodriquez is a Sexually Violent Predator. DA Vettenburg-Shaffer says the designation as Sexually Violent Predator ("SVP") imposes additional requirements on those convicted of sex offenses and found to meet the definition of SVP including lifetime registration as a sex offender under the law formerly known as Megan’s Law which is a law aimed at community protection. 

Ortiz-Rodriquez appealed the designation and asked the Superior Court to find that the McKean County Judge erred or abused its discretion relating to the hearing and the Court's findings where the Court found Ortiz-Rodriquez met the definition of Sexually Violent Predator.

The opinion of the Superior Court affirms the Trial Court’s opinion finding that the District Attorney’s Office presented clear and convincing evidence to support the Trial Court’s opinion.

Ortiz-Rodriquez remains incarcerated in state prison as a result of his sentence and will be required to register as a Sexually Violent Predator for his lifetime.  

Trey Pavel Anderson, 18, of St. Marys, PA

Trey Pavel Anderson

Trey Pavel Anderson, 18, of St. Marys, PA took his own life on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 

Trey was born January 28, 2004, in Surgut, West Siberia, Russia and was adopted into his forever family by his loving parents, Rodney and Amy Troha Anderson; his sister, Janae Anderson; and an extended family who loved him unconditionally.
Besides his parents and sister, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Stanley and June Anderson of Kersey; his puppy, Daisy; and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bob and Mimi Troha.
Although the world will never understand his pain and will never have the opportunity to further appreciate his countless gifts, he will forever be remembered for his fun-loving spirit, athleticism, and his beautiful smile.
Trey attended St. Marys area schools and had many friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, sports, and simply driving around listening to music. Horses and other animals provided comfort for him, and these bonds helped him through his recent struggles. He was a welcoming person with a big heart, and he impacted many lives. During his volunteering for the Special Olympics, he formed friendships with many of the athletes, who will greatly miss his non-judgmental love for them. Ultimately, though, the challenges of life were too much for him to endure.
A visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held in the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 11:00 AM with the Pastor Erik Hart of Maria Lutheran presiding.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Turn-About Ranch Foundation, 5093 S 1500 W, Riverdale, UT 84405, or the PA Titan Wrestling Club, c/o Adam Resch, 128 Reserve Rd, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline network is available 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

Austin Ambulance to Summit Street

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Coudersport Ambulance to Buffalo Street

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Mansfield Dispatched to Vehicle Fire

At 3:00 PM on Friday, Mansfield Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 21586 Route 6 for a vehicle fire.

Shinglehouse Dispatched for Tree on Wires

At 2:50 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt. 44 just south of Jander Run for a tree on wires.

Verlin Black, 90, of 51 Harding Ave., Bradford, PA.

Verlin Black

Verlin Black, 90, of 51 Harding Ave., Bradford, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence. 

Born February 13, 1932, in Bradford, a son of the late Augustus E. and Caroline D (Clark) Black.

He graduated from Bradford High School class of 1950. Verlin worked as a tool and die maker at Dresser Industries. 

On November 12, 1955, in Bradford, he married Shirley K. (Bish) Black, who passed away March 5, 2020.

He was a life member of Eagles Club #2430 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and golf.

Surviving are, three daughters, Robyn (the late Tim) Phillips, Nanette (Jaye) Coates, and Barbara (Ron) Haas, all of Bradford, one grandson Christopher (Denice Butler) Phillips and three great grandchildren, Kylee, Konnor and Caden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and three brothers, Robert Black, Stanley Black and Donald Black, two sisters, Florence Updegrove and Jean Reynolds.

Friends are invited to call on Monday June 20, 2022, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Hollenbeck Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc, 372 East Main Street, at 1:00 p.m. funeral services will be held with Rev. Jay Tennies, Pastor of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Hill Memorial United Church or Visiting Nurses Association. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.  

Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial for PFC Carleton L. Summers Sunday at Hill Cemetery in Roulette