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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Reverend Carol Anne Schweigart, 66, of Bolivar, NY

Reverend Carol Anne Schweigart

Bolivar, NY – Reverend Carol Anne Schweigart, 66, of Bolivar, NY  passed away at home surrounded by her family on Friday, August 5, 2022. 

She was born on November 29, 1955 in Wellsville to the late Lee and Ruth (Allen) Merrick. On August 22, 1981 in the First Baptist Church of Andover she married Joseph Schweigart who survives.

Carol was a 1973 graduate of Andover Central School. Upon graduating, she began a career in medical office management, starting with the Rural Management Associates in Andover. She then became a stay at home mother to raise her family. She later returned to work in several local medical offices including Dr. Edmondson’s practice until 2018. 

Carol was an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Church in 2005 and served as Assistant Pastor to the Brookside Wesleyan Church of Wellsville. Carol started and ran the Café Jacob in Bolivar and retired due health Issues in March 2018.

Surviving besides her husband are 5 daughters, Jennifer (Jeremy Monz) Schiffer of Shohola, PA., Melissa (Raymond) Miller of St. Augustine, FL., Christie (Eric) Barton of Amherst, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Mesler of Cheektowaga and Sarah (Adam) Turner of Norfolk, VA.; a son Jon (Grace Franco) Schweigart of Los Angles, CA.; 2 sisters Sandra Merrick and Lisa (Paul) Rowe both of Wellsville and a brother William (Deb Hunt) Merrick of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by both her mother and father.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street. Her funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 in the Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Mattison presiding. 

Memorial suggestions in Carol’s memory include either the Brookside Wesleyan Church or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. To leave online condolences please visit

Emporium Dispatched For Kitchen Fire

At 6:34 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 128 East 6th Street for a fire in the kitchen with smoke showing in kitchen.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to DANNIC ENERGY CORP in Derry Twp, Westmoreland County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 7/29/2022 to DANNIC ENERGY CORP in Derry Twp, Westmoreland county. 91.34(A) - ACTIVITIES UTILIZING POLLUTANTS - Failure to take necessary measures to prevent the substances from directly or indirectly reaching waters of this Commonwealth, through accident, carelessness, maliciousness, hazards of weather or from another cause.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-07-29 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to DANNIC ENERGY CORP in Derry Twp, Westmoreland County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 7/29/2022 to DANNIC ENERGY CORP in Derry Twp, Westmoreland county. SWMA 301 - MANAGEMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTE - Person operated a residual waste processing or disposal facility without obtaining a permit for such facility from DEP. Person stored, transported, processed, or disposed of residual waste inconsistent with or unauthorized by the rules and regulations of DEP.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-07-29 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
PA Permit Violation Issued to DANNIC ENERGY CORP in Derry Twp, Westmoreland County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 7/29/2022 to DANNIC ENERGY CORP in Derry Twp, Westmoreland county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by the Department or Operator discharged brine or other fluids on or into the ground or into waters of the Commonwealth.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-07-29 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Suspect Jailed For Brandishing A Knife And Threating The Victims Life In Tioga TWP.


Theft Investigation In Lawrence TWP.


Mansfield PSP Investigating A Burglary In Covington TWP.


Mansfield PSP Seeking Information For Motor Vehicle Parts Theft In Jackson TWP.


Liberty & Morris Dispatched to Vehicle Fire on Rt. 15

At 4:10 PM on Saturday, Liberty & Morris Fire Depts. have been dispatched to a vehicle fire near MM 167 on Rt. 15.


Shirley A. Hanes, 78, of 334 Walnut Street, St. Marys, PA

Shirley A. Hanes

Shirley A. Hanes, 78, of 334 Walnut Street, St. Marys, PA died on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at UPMC Passavant McCandless following a lengthy illness.

She was born in St. Marys on October 18, 1943, a daughter of the late Ernest and Loretta Haberberger Hanes.

A lifelong resident of the area, Shirley was educated in the Catholic schools and worked at Quality Components for many years.  She never turned down a chance to shoot pool and could often be found watching a good Lifetime movie.  She enjoyed trips to Twin Lakes, always enjoying the summer sun as she floated on a raft in the lake.  She was a beloved mother and grandmother who also had a soft spot for her pets.

She is survived by one daughter; Linda Carpin of St. Marys, one son; James Carpin of St. Marys, by 6 grandchildren; Cruz Carpin, Dakota (Khanh) Carpin, James Carpin, Jr., Amber Carpin, Alix Carpin, and Aubrey Carpin, as well as by several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother; James Hanes.

At Shirley’s request, funeral and burial services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, PA is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered at

Counterfeit $20. Bills Used at Yard Sale in Gaines, PA

Gaines Township Police Department 

Recently in a neighboring jurisdiction a young couple with a young child used $140 in counterfeit money to purchase items at a yard sale.  The money was all in $20 bills and would feel slightly different when handing it if you're paying attention.  The money would also not display the hidden water marks when subjected to light.  

The involved persons were reported to be driving a burgundy Ford Fusion sedan with Pennsylvania registration.  We are asking residents and our local businesses to be extra vigilant when excepting cash for goods or services and to report any suspicious activity to the police by calling 911. 

Anyone with information on the suspects using counterfeit money would also be asked to call 911 to report this crime. 

Businesses requesting markers used for identification of counterfeit currency would be directed to your local financial institution for assistance.  

Please take a few extra seconds of your time when receiving cash, especially $20 bills, from unknown people so you don't become a victim of this crime.

Bolivar Couple Arrested with 323 Bags of Fentanyl, More Drugs, Weapons in Livingston County

 Livingston County News

Read the whole story here.............

Richburg Dispatched to Vehicle Fire with Exposure

At 12:29 PM on Saturday, Richburg Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 157 Main Street for a vehicle fire located 5 feet from a residence.

Come on down to the Gospel Tabernacle’s back to school block party!


Come on down to the Gospel Tabernacle’s back to school block party! Lots of food, fun, door prizes and backpacks to give away! It is a free event!! Everyone is welcome. Lasts until 4 PM today (Saturday.)

Allegany County Fire Depts. Responding to Structure Fire in Belfast

At 11:24 AM on Saturday, Angelica & Belfast Fire Depts. have been dispatched to Little John Road in Belfast for a working structure fire. Houghton, Cuba & Rushford also dispatched.

Port Allegany Borough Projects Continue

 Port Allegany Borough 

The Borough had several projects going on this week that will continue through the weekend. Paving should be completed by Saturday afternoon. New concrete is being poured to repair the clarigester at the sewer plant.  And after a fresh coat of wax on the inside of one of the water tanks, it will be cleaned and repainted. Hoping the weather doesn't put these projects behind schedule!

Critics call water quality bill moving through Pa. legislature a back door to privatization

 by Stephen Caruso | Spotlight Pa

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers are weighing legislation that would make it easier for private water companies to target municipal authorities for acquisition, purchases that new research shows can lead to higher bills for consumers.

The proposal — sponsored by state Sen. Pat Stefano, R-Fayette County, and backed by two large, influential private utility companies — is billed by supporters as a way to increase the reliability, quality, and security of Pennsylvania’s water supplies.

It would require public water systems with more than 750 customers to develop and give to the state an asset management plan that includes a schedule for identifying and replacing infrastructure like old pipes and meters, as well as the estimated cost of such projects and the projected rate increases needed to afford them.

Municipal leaders and environmental groups are lining up against the bill, arguing it’s a solution in search of a problem. They said it would create ratepayer-funded market research for private businesses searching for their next deal under the guise of consumer protection.

“Legislators in Harrisburg come up with many, many different types of proposed regulations on our industry,” said Anthony Bellitto Jr., executive director of the North Penn Water Authority, which serves about 70,000 people in Montgomery County. “And unfortunately, most of those legislators have no idea what they’re talking about.”

The bill passed the state Senate 27-23 in June and is now awaiting further action in the state House.  Read more............

Fire Rescue & EMS Dispatched for Land Rescue of Victim of Logging Accident

At 10:00 AM on Saturday, Westfield, Knoxville, Clymer & Valley Ambulance have been dispatched to a location behind 491 California Road in Westfield Township for a land rescue of a 49 year old male victim of a logging accident.

Short-term rentals make local issues along Pine Creek

 by PAT CROSSLEY Special to The Express 

There is no peace in the Pine Creek Valley as a situation that has developed over the last few years has longtime residents pitted against property owners who are offering short-term rentals, which in many cases are bringing with them loud parties and traffic congestion.

There is no peace in the Pine Creek Valley as a situation that has developed over the last few years has longtime residents pitted against property owners who are offering short-term rentals, which in many cases are bringing with them loud parties and traffic congestion.

What began as the discovery of a basically unspoiled area in the heart of central Pennsylvania — where large water birds can be seen perched on rocks in the waters of Pine Creek — has turned into a money-making opportunity for investors, many who are from out of the area, who are buying properties along the creek.

This is a prime fishing stream with people from all over the country coming to stretches of this waterway, which begins in Potter County, for catch-and-release trout fishing. No one wants these waters spoiled by sewage coming from over-taxed systems, the result of too many people occupying a structure that was not built to accommodate that number.

Off-site landlords who are not on hand to monitor the rentals are causing concerns with residents who either live in the area year-round or who have had cabins there for generations.

Dr. George Durrwachter was born and raised in the Pine Creek Valley and still maintains a cabin there. He sees the problem with short-term rentals “growing exponentially.”  Read more.....

Family Movie Night August 13th

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce teaming up with L&M Lumber and the Cameron County Fair Association to bring Sing 2 to the outdoor screen.  The movie is set for Saturday August 13 at the fairgrounds.  Enjoy sitting around the campfire munching on popcorn and watching the show!

The free event is the third in a series organized by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by various entities.  Future outdoor movies planned include Halloween weekend and prior to the Cameron County Nighttime Christmas Parade.

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

The Library Will be Closed Saturday, September 3rd, for the holiday weekend.

Gobbie Workshop for Ages 5-12: Come be creative before school starts and make a Gobbie to hang on your backpack!

Registrations required! Specify if you want to make a squid, jellyfish, or octopus when you register. 814-697-6691

Nutrition Links: How to Eat Better for Less: Come for a series of FREE lessons with fun activities at the library. Learn to eat healthy on a limited budget. Learn to cook low-cost, fast, and easy meals. Learn to keep food safe to eat. Sample new healthy foods.

This program is for five weeks on Thursday afternoons in September, 3:30-4:30, and is open to parents and caregivers (foster care, guardianship, grandparent raising a child, etc.) of a child under 20 years old who also qualify for:
Free or reduced school lunch
SNAP Benefits
Food Pantry Boxes/Bags
Pennsylvania Farmers’ Market Vouchers

Attendees must attend all sessions to graduate. This program is presented by PennState Extension.

Stop by the library or call us at 814-697-6691 to register.

The Book Discussion Group meets at the library on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to participate. Books are provided by the Potter-Tioga Library System.

Website: You can search the card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew the books you have out or put a book on reserve. 
Board of Directors Meeting: The monthly board meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. 
Memorials & Donations:
Della Ford by Ruth Worden
Clifford “PeeWee” Phillips by the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Board of Trustees
Julie Perkins
Paul & Mildred Lewis

Open Arms Church is providing an opportunity for area children to walk confidently into the upcoming school year– literally.

Applications are being taken for children to receive a $50 Shoe Dept. Encore gift card, to be given out at the Super Summer Bash/Back-to-School Outreach on Aug. 21 after Open Arms Church’s 11 am service.

“The past couple years have left many people with a financial hit,” said Laura Blackwell, missions coordinator at Open Arms. “A good pair of shoes can offer comfort, confidence, and get you where you need to go. Just like Jesus does for the soul.”

The event will include games, giveaways and gift cards. Picnic food will also be provided.

“This event is important because it teaches kids the truth and love that Jesus has for us and that we should have for each other– love everyone no matter where they are from– just love,” said Annette Dennison, Open Arms Children's Ministry coordinator. 

To apply, fill out the form at 

For more information or to donate to the cause, call Blackwell at 814-368-8846 or email her at

The Smethport Area School District Is Accepting Applications


Health Ride Is Looking For Drivers


2nd Anniversary Spa & Vendor Day Saturday, Aug. 6th at Big, Bold & Beautiful in Coudersport

Spa/Vendor Day on August 6th from 11am til 3pm. She will have Mary Kay Make Up, Golden Palm Nails, Homemade Crafts, Bath Bombs, Posh and so much more vendors!

Saturday, August 6th Frosty Hollow Festival


70th Annual Woodsmen Show is This Weekend at Cherry Springs State Park


Aveanna is Hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs and DCWs

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.

The Commissioners of Potter County Accepting Applications For A Clerk/Secretary In The Galeton District Magistrate


Potter County Domestic Relations Office Seeking A Full-Time Case Manager


The Potter County Housing Authority Has Apartments In Galeton, Shinglehouse, And Coudersport




Iu9 Has Full-Time Positions Available In Coudersport And Cameron County


Friday, August 5, 2022

On July 28, 2022, the PA Wilds Dinner + Awards Event was Held to Present Champion Awards

On July 28, 2022, the PA Wilds Dinner + Awards event was held, where recipients of the 2022 PA Wilds Champion Awards were honored and received both their award plaques and legislative citations. Photos and descriptions for the award winners are in the Full Story. 

 Full Story HERE

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of August 8 – August 12, 2022

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 8 – August 12, 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
Side Dozing:
•    State Route: 3001 (Whittimoore Hill Road)
•    State Route: 0120 (Elk County line to Whittimoore Hill Road intersection)

•    State Route: Various Routes throughout County

Sign Repair:
•    State Route: Various Routes throughout County

Potter County 0260

Bridge Repair/Replacement:  Detour in Place
•    State Route: 0049

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

Shoulder Cutting:
•    State Route:  0006 (Denton Hill)

Pipe Flushing:
•    State Route:  0044 (Greman Hill Area)

Pipe Replacement:
•    State Route: 1003 (Loucks Mills)
•    State Route: 1010 (Genesee/Mills Road)
•    State Route: 0244 (Coneville to Andrew Settlement)

Spray Patching:
•    State Route: 1001 (Fox Hill/Brookland Road)
•    State Route: 0449 (Route 6 intersection to Gold)
•    State Route: 1019 (Whites Corners 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.

•    Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc: Bridge replacement on State Route 144 (Carter Camp Area) The road will be closed with detour in place.

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.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties at

Follow PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, visit or call 814-486-1643 or 814-274-9181.

Media contact: Marla Fannin (814) 765-0423  Timothy Nebgen (814) 765-0598

PennDOT McKean County Maintenance work schedule for the week of August 8 – August 12, 2022

Cyclone, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation McKean County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 8 – August 12, 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 Repairs throughout county

•    State Route: 0046 (Bradford Area to Rew Area)
•    State Route: 0646 (Ormsby Area to Gilmore Area)
•    State Route: 1002 (Champlin Hill Road)
•    State Route: 0246 (Looker Mountain Trail)

Pipe Replacement:
•    State Route: 1009 (Bells Run Road)

Side Dozing:
•    State Route: 0546 (Oil Valley Road)
•    State Route: 0246 (Olean Road)

•    State Route: 1009 (Bells Run Road)
•    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: Resurfacing State Route 0046, Project will consist of replacing a box culvert, drainage improvements, guide rail installation, pavement marking and other miscellaneous construction, a two-lane temporary roadway will be built as a run around when the box culvert is being replaced.

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.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties at

Follow PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, visit or call 814-465-7754.

Media contact: Marla Fannin (814) 765-0423, Timothy Nebgen (814) 765-0598

UPMC Physician: Navigating Health Care as a Young Adult

By: Michelle Cavanaugh, M.D.
Family Medicine, UPMC Primary Care 

Our teenage years and early twenties are a pivotal time of change in our lives. Young adults are simultaneously transitioning educationally or vocationally, legally, socially, and emotionally. Young adults take on the responsibilities of becoming an adult and navigating life, and managing health and wellness are a big piece of the life puzzle. From updating your health insurance plan to finding in-network doctors and scheduling appointments, staying healthy can feel overwhelming. However, young adults do not have to go it alone and there’s support available to help you find your way.

Owning Your Health

Once you turn 18, you are legally responsible for your own care and, unless you agree, your parents cannot access medical information or attend doctor’s visits. As parents, encouraging your child’s involvement early on in their own care helps them be more comfortable making their own decisions when the time comes.  

Transition is a process that begins in early adolescence by partnering with patients and families to prepare them for adult care. Throughout these years good communication between patients and providers is key. This isn’t all on the patient and their family either. Pediatric providers also play a role in ensuring a smooth handoff to their successors and helping their patients through the change. 

Primary Care Provider Key to Managing Wellness 

Your biggest partner in your journey is your primary care provider. Finding a new primary care physician as a young adult can be overwhelming. That’s especially the case if you recently left your parents’ insurance plan and need a health professional you can trust. After years of relying on a pediatrician with intimate knowledge of your medical history, it can be hard to navigate the many options of new doctors.  

There are lots of primary care doctors around, and it can seem like an overwhelming task to find the right one. The best way to start is to ask friends and family for referrals. You might find the same name or practice keeps coming up. If you already have a family physician you trust, ask them for a referral.  

Once you have some names, it’s important to verify which doctors are in your health insurance “network” — or who accepts your insurance plan. To do this, you often can call the office and ask. You also can use online directories to begin your search.

Scheduling a Visit 

The best way to confirm whether a new physician is right for you is to schedule a face-to-face visit. When you make the appointment, either via phone or through an online portal, let the office staff know you’re looking for a new provider and would like to sit down and discuss your expectations. During the appointment, get a feel for the office atmosphere and confirm you’re comfortable with the entire staff. Talk about your medical history, medications, and worries moving forward and confirm the provider meets your requirements. 

This first appointment is a great opportunity for a well visit. Just like it sounds, the well visit is your chance to talk to your provider when you are not sick. You can feel “just fine” while having underlying conditions, like high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, pre-diabetes, or suspicious moles. These conditions, if discovered early, can be managed before they turn into larger chronic health concerns. 

Once you’re confident in your provider choice, talk to them about recommended screenings and tests. Many screenings happen every year, such as blood pressure, heart and lung function, and gynecological exams, or at other regular intervals, like cholesterol and blood sugar. Your provider may also have recommendations for vaccinations including influenza, tetanus, measles, mumps, HPV, and hepatitis A and B, ensuring you’re up to date and protected. 

As a young adult your health may be the last thing on your mind. However, the time you spend today can put you on the path to a happier, healthier lifetime. Your primary care provider is your partner in any health goal and we’re here to offer suggestions to improve your overall health and give you resources to help you start and maintain healthy habits, now and through all of life’s milestones ahead. 

Michelle Cavanaugh, M.D., is a physician with UPMC Family Medicine and sees patients at UPMC Primary Care, 175 Pine St., Williamsport. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cavanaugh, call 570-326-2447. For more information, visit

OHS grads receive memorial CRCF scholarships

OLEAN, N.Y., August 3, 2021 – Nine Olean High School graduates recently received scholarship awards from funds established at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation in memory of former area residents.

Tanvi Patro received the Robert E. Hull VMD Memorial Scholarship for $1,800.

Established in memory of Robert Hull, an Olean native who went on to a long, successful career in veterinary medicine in Pittsburgh, PA, this scholarship is for students who demonstrate a financial need, academic success (minimum GPA 3.0 or better), and who intend to pursue a degree at a 2- or 4-year college in a field of the sciences, but other majors may be considered.

Preference is given first to minorities graduating from Olean High School (Dr. Hull's alma mater) and if no applicants meet that criteria, the second preference is for girls graduating from Olean High School. Second preference is for students graduating from any high school in Cattaraugus County meeting the above criteria.

Patro plans to study neuroscience at the University at Buffalo.

Madison Jones received the JoAnn Wehmeyer English Scholarship for $2,500.

The JoAnn Wehmeyer scholarship, established by a group of Olean High alumni in memory of Mrs. Wehmeyer who taught English at Olean High School for 42 years, is an award for a graduating senior recommended by the Olean English faculty and who has excellent writing skills and the ability to make a difference.

Jones will attend the University of Connecticut to study biomedical engineering.

Aaron Aiello and Anna Mest received the Tyler Bihler Memorial Scholarship.

OHS graduates receive alumni, other CRCF scholarship awards

Five recent Olean High School graduates received scholarship awards recently from funds at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation that support OHS students pursing degrees in higher education.

Chris Halsey, Calla Katcher and Kamdyn McClain each received the Olean High School Alumni Association Scholarship.

The scholarship, $1,000 per year for up to four years, is for graduating seniors of OHS attending a post-secondary institution. Applications are reviewed by the OHS Alumni Association Scholarship committee which recommends the recipients.

Halsey will begin studies in chemistry at Jamestown Community College. Katcher will attend the Fashion Institute of Technology to study fashion business merchandising. McClain will study finance at the College of William and Mary.

Katcher also received the first award from the James A. and Joan E. Maguire Family Scholarship for $1,000.

The James A. and Joan E. Maguire Family Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Olean, Allegany-Limestone, Belfast Central High School or Archbishop Walsh Academy. Preference is for a hard-working student who shows potential and perseverance. Special consideration will be given to students who have faced a learning challenge.

McClain also received the inaugural JF20 Scholarship for $250.

Established by former Olean High School graduate and star football player Julio Fuentes, the JF20 Scholarship Fund exists to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior from Olean High School who participated on a varsity sports team with preference for a football player.

Byron Ring and Maryam Mirza received the Olean High School Class of 1961 Scholarship for $1,500 each.

Established by Duane A. Geuder, a 1961 Olean High School alumnus, and his classmates, the scholarship honors the class and its teachers, in particular Norm Utecht and Mabel Wilson. The $1,500 scholarship is given to one male and one female student who has the top GPA in their math and science classes.

Ring plans to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology to study mechanical engineering technology. Mirza will begin her studies in human development on a pre-medical track at the Unviersity of Rochester. She plans then to attend Cornell University, where she has been accepted and admitted, for her second year.

Mirza also received the Russel F. Greenawalt and Elizabeth Page Greenawalt Scholarship.

As a last dollar scholarship this award covers the total of Cornell University tuition, room and board less any other scholarships received. This award is available to an Olean High School senior who demonstrates the strongest academic record of those accepted to Cornell and is renewable up to four years. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to renew.

This award is named in honor of Mr. Greenawalt, a Cornell alumnus, and his wife, Elizabeth Page Greenawalt, who both attended Olean City Schools. His father, William C. Greenawalt was superintendent of Olean City School District for 20 years.

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Auditions for “Foolish Fishgirls and The Pearl,” a feisty fairytale about a mermaid's life on dry land after true love is found, lost and found again, will be in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro this Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m.; this Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

This is the Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project’s first full-length fun, family-friendly play, a comedy. It features roles for five adult women of various ages and two adult men, one middle aged and the other in his 20s to 30s.

No prior theater experience is necessary. All races and creeds are encouraged to audition.

When Coral and Oceana learn of a mermaid rescue involving a young Coast Guard lieutenant whose car went off a nearby bridge, they dive into action to find the young, innocent mermaid and warn her about the perils and pitfalls of falling in love with mortal men who abscond with your gems, leaving you penniless with a broken heart and two skinny legs.

Helped by their cousin Marina who was unceremoniously dumped by the captain when her treasure finally ran out, the trio of middle aged, former sea goddesses try to convince the young mermaid, Pearl, to hightail it back to the sea.

Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11, 12 and 13, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19.

Sponsors of the show are Larry and Marian Miller, Hilma Cooper, and Dunkin' of Wellsboro.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Christopher Clifford, associate vice president for business affairs and director of auxiliary services at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has been appointed to the board of directors for the East Region of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

            Clifford will serve on the board for three years and is the membership coordinator. Founded in 1969, NACAS is a professional trade association that supports the non-academic segment of higher education responsible for generating business through a diverse array of campus services that students need and value – such as food services, bookstores, housing and transportation.

            The East Region comprises 13 states, Ontario, the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, plus the United Kingdom and Ireland.

            Clifford has been at Pitt-Bradford since June 2021 and has spent most of his career overseeing financial and auxiliary services at universities. Prior to joining Pitt-Bradford, he was vice president for finance and administration at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.

Michael J. Radtke, age 35, of Smethport, PA

Michael J. Radtke

Michael J. Radtke, age 35, of Smethport, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at his home in Phoenix, AZ. 

He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Chelsea (Kaschalk) Radtke, his mother Valerie Radtke of Waterford, his father Vincent (Lisa) Radtke of Eldred, one brother Jason (Jessica) Radtke and his family of Waterford; grandmother Alice Ford of Smethport and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Ralph and Millie Radtke and maternal grandfather Harley Ford. 

Mike was a 2005 graduate of Smethport High School and received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Mercyhurst in 2013. Mike was employed by the American Leadership Academy in Florence, AZ and was to begin his teaching career this school year. He was previously employed with Erie Homes for Children and Adults as a direct support person. He loved all his clients. 

Mike wrestled in college at Mercyhurst N.E. He was an avid wrestling fan and was a member of PWR wrestling in Erie, performing as "Ivan Radski" in many local events. 

He and the love of his life, Chelsea, were great lovers of animals and shared their home with many pets. They loved the outdoors and spent many hours hiking the mountains of Arizona. 

Visitation will be held at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Road, Erie PA 16506 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 6 pm -9pm and  Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 12:00 pm until the time of the Funeral Service there at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ANNA Shelter 1555 E 10th St. Erie, PA 16503.

Middlebury Dispatched to Vehicle Over Embankment on Catlin Hollow Road

At 7:53 PM on Friday, Middlebury Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Catlin Hollow Road near the Rt. 287 end for a vehicle over an 80 foot embankment with 2 confirmed injuries.

Wellsboro Rescue 1-8 to assist mutual aid. 2 helicopters requested. Catlin Hollow Road is CLOSED in the accident area. No helicopters available due to weather.

Fox Township Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash on Million Dollar Highway

At 6:30 PM on Friday, Fox Township Fire rescue & EMS have been dispatched to Million Dollar Highway & Fairview Road for a 2 vehicle crash. 3 occupants have indicated they will refuse medical transport.


MCKEAN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (August 2, 2022): Members of the K9 Unit with the McKean County Detectives’ Bureau participated in National Night Out events in Kane and Bradford.  Tracking K9’s Izzy, Roxy, and Dixie met with Kane residents during the festivities.  Children and adults met with the dogs and learned how they use their noses to track people.  K9’s Rigby, Nico and LG met with Bradford residents.  

Children posed for pictures with the dogs and learned about their jobs.  Rigby and LG use their noses to find drugs and Nico uses her nose to find explosives.  Both events were well-attended. The K9’s work with area law enforcement in their respective disciplines and attend community events to promote an anti-drug message to children in the District Attorney’s “Say No to Drugs” campaign.  Through their participation at events, the K9’s are becoming ambassadors for the important role that K9’s have in law enforcement.    

Ruth Ann Shumack, 81, of Lewis Run, PA

Ruth Ann Shumack

Ruth Ann Shumack, 81, of Lewis Run, PA formerly of Tamaqua, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at her residence in Lewis Run.

Born August 10, 1940, in Weatherly, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Esther (Wolffe) Hinkle.

Ruth Ann worked in several Knitting Mills in Allentown.

She loved to garden, paint ceramics, make crafts, go to yard sales, care for animals, but most especially spend time with her family.

Surviving are four children including one daughter, Susan (Thomas) Gibiser, of Bradford, and one son, Mark (Lisa) Shumack, of Wellsville, NY, four grandchildren, Colton Gibiser, Travis (Cheryl) Gibiser, Joshua Shumack and Mark Shumack Jr., one great granddaughter Eliza Gibiser.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Michael J. Shumack who died on June 9, 1986.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday August 9, 2022, from 4 PM to 5 PM at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., at 5:00pm funeral services will be held. Burial will be in Allentown.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the SPCA or a charity of the donor's choice.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

At 5:57 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a cardiac emergency.

Naomi Fay Lyle, 86, of Wellsboro, PA

Naomi Fay Lyle

Naomi Fay Lyle, 86, of Wellsboro, PA, went into the arms of her cherished Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, August 4, 2022, surrounded by her loving family in her home, after a long-term battle with dementia and other illnesses. 

She was predeceased by her parents, and two of her siblings:  Joseph Moses and Ruth Uzzell. 

Naomi was born in Kaw City, Oklahoma to Rev. Ira and Mabel Moses, on October 14, 1935. She was raised in Springfield, MO and attended Central Bible College (at that time, Central Bible Institute), studying Children’s Ministry and singing in the nationally known “Revivaltime Choir.” She met Robert on a vacation to see her sister and brother-in-law, who were pastoring a church in DeRidder, Louisiana, where Robert attended. 

Naomi and Robert moved to Beaumont, TX, where all three girls were born.  After nine years of marriage, the family relocated to Naomi’s hometown, Springfield, Missouri, where they raised their three daughters to serve the Lord, and were active in church.  Robert obtained his minister’s ordination from the Assemblies of God denomination. Robert and Naomi pastored several churches in both Missouri and Louisiana, and their three daughters continue to serve in active ministry.  

Robert and Naomi moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family in the year 2001 and became members of Crossroads Family Worship Center (then Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God) in Wellsboro, where they have remained faithful members. 

Naomi loved music, singing in choirs with her beautiful alto voice, playing the piano, her beloved violin and the accordion both at home and at church.  She had a sweet and gentle spirit about her which earned the love and respect of everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Rev. Robert Wayne Lyle, her three daughters, Karen Fowler (Kent Fowler), Melissa Peters (Almon Peters) and Rachel Linscott (Carl Linscott), her sister, Martha Parker, who resides in Beaumont, Texas, her five grandchildren, Justin Fowler (Amy Fowler), Jason Fowler, Nikki Linscott, Kyle Linscott (Taylor Linscott) and Summer Smith, (Patrick Smith); seven great-grandchildren, Donovan Linscott,  Landon Fontenot, Charley Linscott, Ashley Linscott, Jethro Smith, Titus Smith and Sidon Smith (in vitro).

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Naomi’s life from 6-8pm Friday August 12, and 10-11am Saturday August 13 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA.  Her funeral will follow on Saturday at 11am in the funeral home. A dinner reception is to be held at the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church, Wellsboro immediately following the funeral. The dinner is free and open to all friends and family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the Lyle home, 11617 Route 6, Wellsboro. Also, comments can be made to the family on the website of the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home

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