Stoltz Of Coudersport

Street Machines

Java With JVB, Coudersport

Howard's Inc, Coudersport, PA

Learn IRA Basics, new 2020 rules for IRAs, and answers to frequently asked IRA questions at JAVA with JVB, on Tuesday, February 25, at 12:15 pm, at the JVB Coudersport office on East Second Street. Light refreshments will be served along with Java, of course! See you there!




Learn IRA Basics, new 2020 rules for IRAs, and answers to frequently asked IRA questions at JAVA with JVB, on Tuesday, February 25, at 12:15 pm, at the JVB Coudersport office on East Second Street. Light refreshments will be served along with Java, of course! See you there!

Southern Tier Polaris, Olean, NY

Fat Tuesday Smorgasbord Feast

Fat Tuesday Smorgasbord Feast

Do You Know: You can buy this marquee ad on Solomon's words for the wise for your business or event for only $10. per day! It's just one of the low cost advertising options available. Your ad is viewed 40,000 to 70,000 times every day. Email us for information on other ad locations.

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Community Report for Drugs Collected Last Quarter of 2019


To assist people in discarding unused medication, medication drop boxes were installed throughout the county in 2016. The boxes were sponsored by the PA District Attorney’s Association and PA American Water Company.

The medication is collected and weighed by the McKean County Detectives and properly disposed of by the National Guard.

In McKean County, drug boxes are located at the Bradford City Police Station; Bradford Township Police Department; Kane Borough Police Station; Sheriff’s Department (location inside the McKean County Jail); and State Police Barracks.

The last quarter of 2019 saw 246.6 lbs. of medication collected and properly disposed.

The boxes are available to anyone who has medication to discard.

The goal is to keep unused medication out of the hands of anyone other than to whom it was prescribed in an attempt to reduce drug dependency.

If you suspect illegal drug activity, please report it by calling the McKean County Drug Task Force at the District Attorney’s Office (814)887-3312 or by email to


Abbott Initiates Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Two Coronary Catheters

Abbott has voluntarily recalled specific lots of two catheters used in coronary angioplasty procedures: the NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter and the NC Traveler Coronary Dilatation Catheter, balloon diameters 4.0mm, 4.5mm and 5.0mm. This recall does not affect patients who have successfully undergone cardiac procedures using these devices.

Abbott issued a Field Safety Notice (FSN)
External Link Disclaimer
on Jan. 29, 2020, to physicians and hospitals who received coronary catheters from the affected lots and is arranging the return and replacement of all remaining products. The affected products were manufactured between July 29, 2019 – Dec. 19, 2019 and distributed between Aug. 16, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020. The total number of distributed units from identified lots potentially affected is 40,429.

Coronary dilation catheters are used to open clogged blood vessels to improve blood flow to the heart. The balloons from the impacted lots may not deflate as intended. Potential risks include prolonged cardiac ischemia, air embolism, thrombosis, myocardial infarction and additional intervention, such as surgery that could lead to post-operative complications which include death.

Moonstruck Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. of Portland, Oregon is recalling 1,500 / 3.1 oz. Praline Pecan & Ginger Element Bar in Dark Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected Moonstruck Chocolate Praline Pecan & Ginger Element Bar in Dark Chocolate was distributed nationwide through retail stores, online orders, and direct delivery between November 9, 2019 and February 19, 2020.

The Praline Pecan & Ginger Element Bar in Dark Chocolate is sold in a kraft box, net wt. 3.1 oz. The product SKU number is 312806 and the UPC code is 7 11175 12328 8. The product is also sold in a gold caddy. The box has a SKU number of 312806 and the UPC code is 10711175128068.

Med Man Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Up2 and Bow & Arrow

On 11/8/2019, Med Man Distribution voluntarily recalled all lots of Up2 dietary supplement. The recall has expanded to include all lots of dietary supplement Bow and Arrow libido enhancer for men to the consumer level.

FDA laboratory analysis has found Up2 Dietary supplement and Bow and Arrow to contain undeclared sildenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction. The presence of sildenafil in Up2 and Bow and Arrow products renders them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established, therefore subject to recall.

This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels which can be life threatening. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates and may be the population most likely to be affected. To date, Med Man has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Smethport JO Wrestlers competed in the Area V Championships in Clearfield on Sunday

1st place Wyatt Hungiville, Ian Fitzsimmons and Jace Yingling. 2nd place Evan Fitzsimmons and Collin Furgeson. 3rd place Brylar Bootes, Dylan Wertz and Jack Sherry.

The kids in the picture will move onto the PJW State Tournament March 14th and 15th at the Peterson Event Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Left to right in the picture is Wyatt Hungiville, Ian Fitzsimmons, Collin Furgeson and Jace Yingling.

Edythe Mabel “Edie” Glassmire, 90, of Coudersport,

Edythe Mabel “Edie” Glassmire

Edythe Mabel “Edie” Glassmire, 90, of Coudersport, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, at her home. 

Edie was born on June 19, 1929 in Coudersport the daughter of the late Oscar and Hannah (Haskins) Snyder. She married Lewis L. Glassmire on January 22, 1949 in Coudersport. They celebrated 42 years of marriage together until his passing on July 16, 1991. 

Edie graduated from Coudersport High School, Class of 1947. She retired, as an officer, from Citizens Trust Co., Coudersport, in 1991 after 27 years of service. She also owned and operated Glassmire Snowmobile Sales with her husband, Lewie, and also worked at J.C. Penney’s, Coudersport. 

Edie was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Coudersport. Earlier in life she was an active volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Mobile and the American Cancer Society. She was a former member of the Coudersport School Board, Coudersport Golf Club, and the Potter County Historical Society. She enjoyed dancing, snowmobiling, golfing, bowling, dinning out, and attending her grandchildren’s events. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.

Edie is survived by two sons; Lewis (Vicki) Glassmire, Jr. of Glenwood, MD; and Samuel (Patty) Glassmire of Coudersport; a daughter, Mary (Mark) Freeman of Coudersport; a brother, Joseph (Patricia) Snyder of Ridgeway; nine grandchildren; Katie (Rich) Vines, Kari (Mac) Mackey, Kristopher Glassmire, Kirk Glassmire, Shelby Glassmire, Shane (Haley) Glassmire, Taylor (Danielle) Freeman, Kyle (Jillian) Freeman, Mitchell (Nicole Bowmaster) Freeman, a step-grandson, Stephen Russell, and four great grandchildren; Hannah, Charlie and Beatrice Vines and Timothy “Woody” Mackey. She is also survived by sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends; Patty Giannotti and Deb Sattazahn.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edie was preceded in death by twin infant sons, four brothers; Don, Milton, Gary, and Allen Snyder, and three sisters; Leone Chase, Anna Lee Troy and Norma Snow. 

In the last few years, Edie experienced increasingly declining physical health. She was assisted by loving caregivers and nurses, who became a special part of her family. Their presence allowed Edie to remain in her beloved home. Edie and her daughter Mary, are forever grateful for their assistance.
Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Edie’s life on Saturday February 29, 2020 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport. A funeral service will be held, Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3 Borie St. Coudersport, PA with Rev. John L. Kallerson, officiating. Burial will be in Homer Cemetery, Homer Twp.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in Edie’s name be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3 Borie St. Coudersport, PA 16915, Potter County Historical Society, 308 N. Main St. Coudersport, PA 16915, Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association 122 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To share your fondest memories of Edythe or to sign her guestbook, please visit

Allison V. “Jack” Alabaugh, 83, of Kane, PA

Allison V. “Jack” Alabaugh

Allison V. “Jack” Alabaugh, 83, formerly of 418 Chase Street, Kane, died Sunday morning, February 23, 2020 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, where he recently resided.

Born September 22, 1936 in Tionesta, he was the son of Oliver and Lillian Passauer Alabaugh. On March 21, 1959 in Venus, he married Maxine Heasley, who died in 2014.

Jack was a self-employed contractor for many years as well as working for Kane Screens for forty-five years, from which he retired. He enjoyed old cars, playing the accordion and was a very avid hunter.

Surviving are a daughter Luanne (Bob) Larson of Kane; sons Steve (Helen) Heasley of Kane, Greg (Tricia) Alabaugh of Sheffield, Ken (Chris) Alabaugh of Russell and Ted (Sandy) Alabaugh of Kane; sisters Ruth Donahey of Titusville and Dorothy Nicklass of California, plus nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death, besides his wife and parents, by a daughter Kathy Wilson, a granddaughter Jessica Heasley and a brother, Russell, in infancy.

Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 10:00 until 11:00, at which time a service will be held there with the rev. David Pflieger, chaplain of the Lutheran Home at Kane, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Home at Kane, 100 High Point Drive, Kane, PA 16735.

Shirley Louise Stanton Hitchcock, 84, of Russell, PA

Shirley Hitchcock

Shirley Louise Stanton Hitchcock, 84, of Russell, PA., died Monday morning, February 24, 2020. Shirley was born December 24, 1935 in Frewsburg, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Marie Annis Stanton. A lifelong resident of the Lander area, she retired from the Warren County School District as a Kindergarten Teacher at Russell Elementary School. She previously taught at the Kennedy, N.Y. Elementary School, North Warren Elementary and Lander Elementary Schools. 

She graduated from Sugar Grove Farmington Joint High School in 1953 and in 1957 from Edinboro State Teachers College.

Shirley was a member of PASR, PSEU Retired, member and Past President of Sugar Grove American Legion Auxiliary, former member and Co-Founder of the Warren County Women’s Horseshoe League, member of the Sugar Grove Senior Center and Allegheny Community Center serving as Secretaryof the Board of Directors. Member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Lander United Methodist Church and the 4 L’s.

She will be remembered as a story reader in elementary school to her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s classes from the time of her retirement. Her joy was spending time at sporting events and other activities ofthe grandchildren. She enjoyed pitching horseshoes.

She is survived by her 3 children – Timothy Porter and wife, Tracey, of Lander, PA., Ronald Porter and wife, Lora of Sugar Grove, Suzanne VanOrd and husband, Mark of Lander, 1 Stepson – Danny Rutsky and wife, Mary of Pittsfield, PA., Grandchildren – Adam VanOrd and wife, Mollie, of Warren, PA., Benjamin VanOrdand wife, Shiella of Harborcreek, Pa., Thaddeus Porter and wife, Tory of Lander, Nicole Porter Williams and husband, Jeramy of Wrightsville, PA., Kayla and Brody Porter both of Sugar Grove, PA., 1 Brother – Raymond Stanton of Lander, PA.,great grandchildren – Gunnar & Juliana, Isla & Talon VanOrd, Peityn Williams and Killian Porter. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and step grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Joseph Rutsky on November 4, 1999, 2nd husband, Ford Hitchcock on September 13, 2005, 2 Stepsons – Howard and Terry Rutsky, 1 Sister –Beverly Church, 1 Sister-in-law, Nancy Stanton.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Lander United MethodistChurch, Lander, PA from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. when a funeral service will be conducted with Rev. Mark Hurst, Pastor and Rev. Marcus Briggs, Retired minister, co-officiating. Interment will be in Thompson Hill Cemetery, Lander, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Lander United Methodist Church, 5582 Route 957, Russell, PA. 16345 or Thompson Hill Cemetery Association, %Raymond Stanton, 2525 Valentine Run Road, Russell, PA. 16345. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Roulette Ambulance to North Street

At 9:55 am, Roulette ambulance has been dispatched to North Street for medical emergency.

2019 Auditors Report for Summit Township

Tickets for the "Passion Play" available now at the Coudersport Consistory Office

Sweetheart Sale At Sew Much More in Coudersport, PA, 20% to 75% Off

J-Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair

Job Opening at Rev Forestry Services LLC

Bradford Travel Presents Piston Powered Auto Rama.

Maple Season is here Again!! All You Can Eat Breakfast at Brydonson Farm

Port Allegany Apartment Available for Rent

Monday, February 24, 2020

Burglary Charges Pending In Benezette TWP.

Traffic Stop Results In DUI Charges On Boone Mountain Road In Fox TWP.

Domestic Disturbance Leads To Physical Altercation In Rutland TWP.

PSP Mansfield Seeking Information For illegal Dumping On West Branch Rd. In Rutland TWP.

Drug Possession Charges Pending From Traffic Stop In Lumber TWP.

Betsy Ann Martin 72, of Scotrun, PA

Betsy Ann Martin

Betsy Ann Martin 72, of 5217 Meadow Court, Scotrun, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 22, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital in Bartonsville, surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 27, 1947 in Smethport, she was a daughter of the late Lois J. (Frair) Barber who died December 9, 2005, and Rev. Wilber C. Barber of Bradford, who survives.

Betsy graduated from high school in Paramus NJ. Betsy was employed after high school for several years as a dental assistant.

On August 29, 1970, she married Roger G. Martin who survives.

Betsy was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was proficient in music, singing, and playing the flute, piano, and organ.

Surviving is her father, Wilber, her husband, Roger, one daughter, Jennifer Martin, of Scotrun, one son, Gregg Wesley Martin, of Lebanon, three grandchildren, Selena Martin, Dylan Martin, and Daniel Martin, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, two sisters, Nancy L. Barber who died March 13, 2008, and an infant sister, Judy Kay Barber in 1948.

Friends will be received on Friday February 28, 2019 from 9:30am to 11:00am in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., at 11:00am, funeral services will be held with Rev. Wilber C. Barber and Max Simms, Pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, co-officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Faith Baptist Church of Bradford, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Marsha Kay Lignian, 68, of Bradford, Pa

Marsha Kay Lignian

Marsha Kay Lignian, 68, of Bradford, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born on October 29, 1951 in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Reva (Myers) Swatsler Rosenberg and the late Ralph Swatsler. She was a 1969 graduate of Bradford High School.

Marsha worked for Boeing Corporation in Arizona and also worked for Zippo Manufacturing for 15 years.

Marsha is survived by two sons, Casey (Michele) Bucher, of Bradford, Chad (Christine) Bucher, of Richland, one sister, Judy (Norman) Fedor, of Apex, NC, 7 grandchildren, Cody, Chandler, Cade, Cameron, Justin, Tyler, Meghan, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step father, Harold Resenberg, one infant son, Stephen M. Paul, and one brother Dennis R. Swatsler.

Friends are invited to a celebration of life at 1:00pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Church of Ascension with Rev. Stacey Fussell Rector, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Be sure to stop by Coudy sheetz today and wish Ryen a happy 21st birthday !

Much birthday love Rye bug from your sheetz fam!!!!


The Potter County Education Council, Tri-Co Connections, the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging, the Seneca Highlands CTC and our local school districts are continuing to team up to implement a county-wide program called Seniors 2 Seniors. This program is teaching basic computer skills, digital literacy and cybersecurity to senior citizens so that they have the knowledge to utilize the many benefits of high-speed Internet which include:
• Staying connected to friends and family
• Utilizing telemedicine (healthcare from home)
• Using on-line banking
• Shopping from home (for items not available in the local area)

As a part of this program, the Potter County Education Council, Tri-Co Connections and the Area Agency on Aging have local high school students volunteering to provide on-site support to each of the adults who participates in the course. The area high school students area logical resource to support the senior citizens as they learn about the Internet since this generation of students has grown up with technology as a part of their daily lives. They are a true “tech savvy” population and can provide valuable support to older adults who are learning to navigate and use new technological skills and information.

The Seniors 2 Seniors technology course is being offered at each of the four senior centers in Potter County on an eight-week rotating schedule, meeting on Wednesdays from 12:45 – 1:45 PM (following the school districts’ calendars), throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The first two Seniors 2 Seniors courses (at the Shinglehouse Senior Center and Coudersport Senior Center) have concluded, and the course at the Ulysses Senior Center will run February 19th – April 1st. The course at the Galeton Senior Center will run April 8th – May 27th.

You can register yourself or a parent or grandparent by calling the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-4877, registering on the Potter County Education Council’s website at or stop by the Potter County Education’s Coudersport office at 5 Water Street.

BAHS Bocce Ball Championship on February 25th


Terry Murphy of Watsontown, Pa., in Northumberland County, and a well-known predator hunter, brought in a double of coyote harvests to the Rolfe Beagle Cub’s Statewide Coyote and Fox Hunt. Terry harvested both of his coyotes near Lantz’s Corners in McKean County.

Terry shoots a 6 mm rifle. His first coyote, a 32# female, was called in on 2/22 in the wee hours of the morning. Terry’s second coyote, a beautiful blonde coyote, also a female, weighed in at 36#. Terry called in that coyote at 2:30 a.m. on 2/23.

Mary Hosmer of the Rolfe Beagle Club says, “Terry’s coyote was the most blonde coyote we’ve seen in the four years of our winter hunt and the six years of our fall hunt. Just gorgeous!” Terry is getting his coyote mounted for his home.

William G. “Cookie” Cook, 70, of Wellsboro, PA

William G. “Cookie” Cook

William G. “Cookie” Cook passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 23, 2020 in his home. 

Born in Wellsboro January 6, 1950, to George and Rosella (Copp) Cook, William grew up in Wellsboro. While in school he excelled at athletics, especially basketball. He went to Mansfield University, where he played basketball at the collegiate level. After graduating, he taught in the Wellsboro School District, and continued his enjoyment of local sports. William was avid in his pursuits, he enjoyed all sports, was taking kayaking lessons, skied both downhill and cross-country, hiked and biked regularly, travelled socialized (holding memberships in the Arnot Sportsman’s Club and the Wellsboro Social Club), loved to help people (especially mowing grass or shoveling snow), and following the local high school sports teams, and enjoyed his cars.

William is survived by his son: Eric Cook (Carthy Patrick) of Manteo, Outer Banks, NC, his daughter: Laura Cook of Wellsboro, his grandson: Asher Bonds of Wellsboro, his brother: Ed Cook (Melissa) of Rancho Santa Fe, California, and his sister: Carol Osgood (Edmund) of Wellsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Cookie’s life Thursday February 27, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA with a Memorial Service to follow in the funeral home. 

If desired, the family suggests donations in his memory be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 725 Gee Road Tioga, PA 16946. 

To share a memory or condolence, please visit

Clarion University First Step Seminars

Logo for the Clarion University First Steps Seminars
The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: This monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan.  Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research tools and what to expect in financing your business.  See below for dates, times and locations.   

Getting a Jump on Starting a Business Webinar

Register Now (Click the dates below)
Thursday, February 27, 2020   
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020   
Thursday, May 28, 2020   
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Prior to the class, participants will receive a link and
instructions to participate via the Zoom online platform.         
Class Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        
Presented By:  Clarion University SBDC
Cost: No Cost


The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: Clarion: 03/07/2020

Location: Clarion University SBDC
122 Carrier Hall
Clarion University
Clarion, PA 16214

Class Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presented By: Clarion University SBDC Consultant
Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business: DuBois: 03/10/2020

Penn State's Launch Box
2 East Long Avenue, Suite 300
DuBois, PA 15801
Class Time: 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Presented By: Clarion University SBDC Consultant
Cost: $20.00 (Pay at the door)

Teen Paint & Sip event held at the Barbara Moscato Brown Library

Attendees of the recent Teen Paint & Sip at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library had a great time working on their artwork with local artist, Sarah Nolan at the helm. The event was a huge hit and the library will definitely look to do another one in the future.

Clean-Up Project on I-80 WB tomorrow in Union County

Motorists who travel on Interstate 80 westbound in White Deer Township, Union County, are advised of a lane restriction due to a soil remediation project that will take place tomorrow.

A contractor will be working in the area of mile marker 202.5 beginning on Tuesday, February 25, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM, weather permitting.

Motorists should expect the left lane (passing lane) to be closed while work is being completed.

Motorists are urged to slow down, drive with caution, and be alert for stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties at

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 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.

Allegany County teen accused of murdering parents set to be arraigned in March

 WKBW- Read More

William Larson, Jr. the 17-year-old who was arrested and charged with double murder after allegedly killing his parents inside their Allegany County home in November, is set to be arraigned on multiple charges in March.

Larson was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, February 24th for arraignment.

The court has adjourned Larson's arraignment until March 17th at 1 p.m. at the request of Larson's attorney.

Prosecutors say the bodies of William Larson, Sr. and Lisa Larson were discovered following a fire at a house on Courtney Hollow Road, in Clarksville, on November 21, 2019.

According to the criminal complaint, Larson, Jr. allegedly shot and killed his mother and father on November 5.

Police have not said what happened between November 5 and November 21.

First Citizens Community Bank announces the addition of Kumi Smalanskas to our team, Promotes Dwight Rohrer and Sean McKinney

Tri-County officially launches rural broadband project

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative officially kicked off the first phase of its multi-year project to deliver high-speed fiber internet to rural north-central Pennsylvania during a launch ceremony in Coudersport, Pa., today.

Federal, state and local officials, key vendors, and economic development, business and community leaders joined with representatives of Tri-County and its broadband internet subsidiary, Tri-Co Connections, to mark the beginning of a six-year project aimed at providing broadband internet service throughout the cooperative’s 5,000-square-mile service territory.

Tri-County becomes the first electric cooperative in Pennsylvania to launch a fiber-to-the-home internet project, which will provide its members access to affordable high-speed internet service.

“Our goal from the beginning has been to bring broadband to our rural communities just like we brought electricity to them back in the 1930s,” said Tri-County President & CEO Craig Eccher. “I am excited to report that our contractors have strung more than 35 miles of fiber-optic cable in the Coudersport area, and we will be connecting our first broadband customers in the coming days.

“This achievement would not be possible without the strong support of our elected officials and economic development leaders,” Eccher continued. “I am ever grateful to all who backed our efforts to bridge the digital divide in north-central Pennsylvania.”

U.S. Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) attended the launch ceremony and congratulated the cooperative and Corning Incorporated for their efforts to improve the quality of life and encourage economic development in the region.

“I thank Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative and Corning Inc. for prioritizing this important infrastructure project,” Keller said. “Rural broadband expansion projects like this help unlock the potential of Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. In Congress, I will continue to support sound legislation that supports the expansion of rural broadband to enhance educational, business, and trade opportunities and provide for the future of Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.”

Corning Incorporated was selected as the optical fiber supplier for the project, which will result in the construction of 2,800 miles of fiber across all or parts of seven counties over the next five to six years.

“Corning Incorporated is the perfect fit for our broadband project due to its proximity to our service territory and our shared commitment to advancing the region’s economic development objectives and improving the quality of life for our residents,” Eccher said.

“This collaboration with Tri-County is an excellent example of Corning’s commitment to bring fiber to the American people across the country,” said Mike Jahn, FTTx sales director. “High-speed broadband is a necessity in today’s world, and we’re excited to help Tri-County deliver long-term value to communities across north-central Pennsylvania.”

The fiber build-out officially kicked off Nov. 18, 2019, when crews began work along Dingman Run Road outside of Coudersport. Since then, crews have completed 35 miles of fiber optic cable construction in Tri-County service territory north of Coudersport.

Phase one of the build-out entails construction of about 110 miles of fiber in western portions of Tri-County’s service area that will make broadband service available to approximately 1,300 Tri-County residential, seasonal and commercial members.

Tri-Co Connections is expected to connect its first internet customers in the first quarter of 2020.

After phase one construction in the Coudersport area concludes in early spring, the project will shift to phase two: building a 385-mile fiber backbone that will connect Tri-County REC’s substations. The fiber backbone will improve electric system communications and expand the cooperative’s smart grid capabilities.

Tri-County has secured a portion of funding for the project from the Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the FCC Connect America Fund Phase II auction, the Pennsylvania Broadband Initiatives Program, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp.

“This launch marks a historic day for Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative members and our region,” said Bill Gerski, Tri-Co Connection’s senior vice president for business development. “We expect the availability of broadband will transform our region by spurring job creation, bolstering economic development, discouraging youth out-migration and creating opportunities in areas such as telemedicine and distance learning. This is a game-changer for north-central Pennsylvania.”

With headquarters in Mansfield, Pa., Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative has served the residents of north-central Pennsylvania since 1937. Today the cooperative provides electricity to over 16,600 members in Tioga, Potter, Bradford, Lycoming, Clinton, McKean and Cameron counties.

Corning ( is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives.

Rural entrepreneurs kick off inaugural PA Wilds PACE Program

Entrepreneurs participating in the 2020 PA Wilds PACE Program are pictured, along with representatives from PA Wilds Center and Covation Center.
On Monday, February 17, 2020, the first ever rural entrepreneurship cohort offered to small businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds kicked off when individuals representing ten businesses came together to begin the inaugural PA Wilds PACE Program.

Ten businesses were selected for the 10-week long professional development course that will help entrepreneurs understand how to scale their businesses alongside the Pennsylvania Wilds brand. Participating entrepreneurs are also members of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania, a network of about 300 businesses, artisans and nonprofit organizations from across the 13-county region.

PACE is an acronym that stands for Plan, Accelerate, Commit and Expand. Offered by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. through a partnership with the Covation Center, the first year of the cohort is funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Representatives from all three organizations were present and spoke to the cohort, including: Abbi Peters, EVP of Creative Commerce at the PA Wilds Center, who welcomed the participants; Jamie Dunlap, Chief of Creative Catalysts & Lifelong Learning at PCA, who spoke about how the PA Wilds PACE Program represents a regional model approach to economic development through the arts; and Dr. Stephan Brady, Executive Director at the Covation Center, who launched the coursework for the cohort.

The kick-ff was held at the new Straub Brewery Visitor Center & Tap Room, and Cathy Lenze, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Public Relations at Straub Brewery, welcomed the group and spoke about how the American Legacy Brewery has leveraged the Pennsylvania Wilds brand in its own marketing efforts. Straub won the 2017 Best Brand Ambassador PA Wilds Champion Award for strategically incorporating information about the Pennsylvania Wilds as a region and a brand into its sales and marketing strategy, sharing this background information with its extensive network of wholesalers and distributors across the region. The company also further promotes the PA Wilds through the use of locally-inspired names for their Adventure Series beers.

“Many people don’t realize that the Pennsylvania Wilds region is already supporting a $1.8 billion tourism industry annually. Through the PA Wilds Conservation Shop, our gift shops tied to the regional brand and visitor experience, PA Wilds Center is aiming to help move more than $4M in local products and services in the region by 2030,” said Abbi Peters, EVP of Creative Commerce at the PA Wilds Center. “The PA Wilds PACE Program will help participating entrepreneurs better understand their businesses and how to grow them, in addition to revealing how they can better utilize their membership in the Wilds Cooperative of PA to achieve their business goals.”

Covation Center blends curriculum-based and facilitated cohorts with one-on-one mentoring to ensure participants are able to develop their own unique plan for business growth. This model has been successfully demonstrated in the Scale-Up America program and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Engage! Program.

2020 participants include:

Ryan and Brandi Magaro of Rich Valley Wines

Marie Lewis of Pine Springs Pottery

Tim Thomas from Elkwood Arts

Mickayla Poland of PA Made LLC

Christine King from King Krunch Gourmet Brands

Tara Heckler of Blackberry & Sage Market

Kevin Coolidge of From My Shelf Books & Gifts

Kathleen Schnell of Cottage Glassworks

Allison Schanbacher of Lucky Shot Photography

Michellle Munksgard of Icyy Ink Screen Printing

The PA Wilds PACE Program will be offered again in 2021 and 2022 thanks to funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Learn more about the 2020 PA Wilds PACE Program and see a directory of 2020 participants at

Abbi Peters, EVP of Economic Development at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. welcomes entrepreneurs to the PA Wilds PACE kick-off event.

PA Wilds PACE participants get to know each other at the kick-off event.

Dr. Stephan Brady, executive director of the Covation Center, speaks to PA Wilds PACE participants about the 10-week course curriculum.

Smethport Ambulance to Mckean County Jail

At 9:57 am on Monday, Smethport ambulance has been dispatched to the Mckean County Jail for a patient with breathing difficulty.


The Jenna James Family of Lake City, Pa., manages a family-owned farm, and trap together as a family. Jenna harvested both a coyote and a fox this weekend by trapping on her farm. Jenna’s 33# female coyote was trapped on Saturday and the 9# male red fox was trapped on Sunday. Lake City is in Elk County.

Jenna was registered in the Rolfe Beagle Club’s Statewide Coyote and Fox Hunt over the last two weekends. The Rolfe Beagle Club allows both hunters and trappers to enter their annual winter coyote and fox hunt.


Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids – the Latest News in Pennsylvania

The April 16, 2020 Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum is pleased to announce that Courtney Colley, Communications Specialist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), will present an update on the latest developments of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervids (deer family) in Pennsylvania. Ms. Colley is recognized across Pennsylvania for her educational efforts to bring awareness to the public of the latest developments in CWD.

Courtney grew up on a small family farm in south central Pennsylvania where she developed a love for hunting, wildlife, and the outdoors. She graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. degree in Earth and Mineral Sciences in 2013. In hopes of becoming a wildlife biologist, Courtney continued her education earning a Master of Environmental Science from Shippensburg University in 2015 (with a focus on predatory birds). Courtney taught wildlife diseases and Geographic Information Systems at Penn State in an adjunct position. She then worked for the Keystone Elk Country Alliance as a Conservation Education Coordinator. Courtney then transferred to the PGC in July of 2018 to continue her education work with the public as the CWD Communications Specialist.

Ms. Colley’s presentation will be of interest to forest managers, foresters, biologists, hunters, loggers, and all recreationists using the forests. Deer are known as “keystone” species, meaning they can affect their environment. Any disease that affects deer will, in turn, affect the landscape over time. Continuing Forestry Education credits apply to this presentation.

The Forum will be held at Grandma Bair’s Conference Center at 608 North Fraley Street, downtown Kane, and the conference center shares a parking lot with the Save-A-Lot grocery store.

Preceding the talk will be a no-host social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program will start immediately after dinner. Reservations are required! Early reservations received on or before Thursday, April 2, are $25.00. Reservations from April 3 through April 9 will cost $30.00. No reservations will be accepted after April 9. The cost for full-time students pursuing a natural resource degree is $10.00. For reservations, contact the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group, PO Box 133, Kane, Pa., 16735, at 814-837-8550 or FAX 814-837-4950, or e-mail

Potter County Housing Authority Requesting Public Input at Public Meeting on Thursday, April 2

Philadelphia Flower Show Reserve Today At Bradford Travel.

Port Allegany Apartment Available for Rent

Potter County Human Services Seeking a Van Driver

Former Dr. Mark A Shaffer D. C. Office Re-opening on February, 24th

Sunday, February 23, 2020

PSP Coudersport Looking For Information To Return Property found On Main ST. In Coudersport

James K. “Jim” Salada, 64, of Shinglehouse, PA

James K. Salada 
“beloved son, father, grandfather and brother”

James K. “Jim” Salada, 64, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 22, 2020, in UPMC Hamot, Erie.
Born on Monday, September 26, 1955 in Erie, he was a son of James L. and Margaret Sulin Salada. 

Jim was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1974 and a graduate of Jamestown Community College, Olean. He was employed for over 20 years as a mechanical engineer at the former Olean American Tile in Olean, N.Y. until the plant closed. Then, for a short period of time, he was employed by Dresser Rand in Olean, N.Y. until moving to Goose Creek, South Carolina to accept a position with Bosch Automotive in Charleston, S.C. as a logistics engineer. Jim returned to his beloved home in Shinglehouse after retiring in 2019.
Jim was a member of Grace Bible Independent Bible Church in Shinglehouse. He loved to fish, both fresh and salt water. An avid traveler in his younger years, he traveled to Egypt on an archaeological dig. His greatest love was his family and the family farm, “Salada Farms”, in Shinglehouse.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother of Shinglehouse; his daughter, Megan M. (Jeremy) Taylor of East Amherst, N.Y.; a grandson, McCarrick John Taylor; two brothers, Bradley W. “Brad” (Amy Chappell) Salada and Allen A. (Amber) Salada, both of Shinglehouse; three sisters, Gloria Jean (Robert) Boozer of Cochranton; Patricia Ann Salada of Bowman, S.C., and Terrie Lynn (Dave) Sliwinski of Stoneboro; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and a host of friends.

Jim was predeceased by his father.

Family and friends, may call from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday and from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with the Rev. Thomas Isaacson, pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church and the Rev. Roger N. Hain, pastor emeritus, officiating. Burial will be in East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to Hebron Union Church Christian school, 1149 SR 44N, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jim, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

Ruby Pearle Salada, 92, Custer City, PA

Ruby Pearle Salada

Ruby Pearle Salada, 92, formerly of West Warren Road, Custer City, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020, at Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born May 17, 1927 in Smethport, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence L. and Pearle I. (Confer) Goodman.

Ruby attended Rew Elementary School, School Street Junior High School and graduated from Bradford High School in 1945.

On October 12, 1948 in the home of Rev. David Anderson she married William D. Salada who died June 17, 1999.

Ruby was a homemaker, member and church organist at the Custer City United Methodist Church for over 40 years, retiring at the age of 89.

Surviving is one daughter, Nancy (Richard) Griffith, of Rock Hill SC, two sons, William (Sally) Salada Jr., of Tampa FL and Thomas (the late Kim) Salada, of Bradford, three grandchildren, Michael (Crystal) Salada, Molly Rissmiller, and Evan Salada, five great grandchildren, Cascius, Sayge, Leah, Kaine, Ireland, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six sisters and two brothers.

Friends will be received on Monday, February 24, 2020, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 372 East Main Street and again on Tuesday from Noon to 1:00pm in the Custer City United Methodist Church, at 1:00pm, funeral services will be held with Rev. Seth McClymonds Jr., Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the Custer City United Methodist Church P.O. Box 42, Custer City PA 16725, 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

Randy J. Boyer, 58, of Bradford, PA

Randy J. Boyer

Randy J. Boyer, 58, of Bradford, passed away, December 10, 2019, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center.

Friends are invited to join Randy’s family in celebrating his life on Saturday February 29, 2020, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Bradford Township Community Club. Please come casual and comfortable.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Marion C. “Cathy” Chenetz, 71, of Bradford, PA

Marion C. “Cathy” Chenetz

Marion C. “Cathy” Chenetz, 71, of Bradford, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at her home.

She was born on August 30, 1948 in Bradford, a daughter of Jean Reck Moore and the late Kenneth Moore, Sr.

She was a 1966 graduate of the Bradford Area High School. She earned her medical/secretarial degree from the Johnstown Office of Vocational Rehab, Johnstown.

On August 4, 1968 in Temple Beth El, Bradford, she married Alan T. Chenetz who preceded her in death on June 24, 2008.

She was a member of the Bradford Area High School Alumni Association.

In 2010 in she retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections as a Manager of the Mental Health Record Department at the Central Prison, Raleigh, NC.

In addition to her mother, Jean Moore of Bradford, she is also survived by two sons, Curtis Chenetz of Goldsboro, NC and Ian (Lori) Chenetz of Dixon, MO; one daughter, Bryna (Matthew) Fuller, Clayton, NC; two brothers, Leonard (Bonnie) Moore of Bethlehem and Dennis Moore of Bradford; two sisters, Deborah (Douglas) Cobb of Bradford and Margaret Davisson of Weston, WV; ten grandchildren, Scott (Susana), Megan, Trenton (Cori), Brianna, Bailey, Summer, Lora, Riley, Wesley, Brantley ; four great grandchildren, Jack, Jonathon, Emery, Killian and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father and husband she was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Moore, Jr. and one sister, Cheryl Moore.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 12:00 until 1:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. with a memorial service to immediately follow at 1:00 PM in the funeral with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 108R North Second St., Suite 1B, Clearfield, PA 16830 or the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Attention: Donor Relations, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Shinglehouse Fire Dept. dispatched to MVA with car into the Dollar General Building

At 3:14 pm, Shinglehouse Fire Department has been dispatched to the Dollar General on Stevens Street for a two vehicle MVA with one vehicle reported into the building. Reports no injuries.

PSP Warren seeking the public's help

Please look at the attached videos. This person entered our store and stole a Stihl TS420 cut off saw. If you know this person and/or vehicle please contact Trooper Andrews at PSP Warren, 728-3600 or PM us. The vehicle came from the direction of Warren and left in that direction as well. We believe that the car has NY plates. 2 more videos in the comment section. Thank you!

Port Allegany Apartment Available for Rent

PSP Investigating Burglary On Bennetts Valley Highway In Jay TWP.