Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Fall Antique & Collectible Show

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 10-13-19

by Martha Pennell,

Women’s monthly Bible study group meets Wednesday, October 16th, at 3 pm at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church. 

Session and Deacons of First Presbyterian church meet after worship Sunday, October 20th. 

Galeton Food bank opens Friday, October 25th, at 10 am at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church. 

Two stories from the Old and New Testaments (2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15, Luke 17: 11-19) are about healing and transformation of lives. In 2 Kings, God healed Naaman of leprosy. In Luke, Jesus cleansed ten lepers. 

Pastor Sherry told us the healing we need is right in front of us. We live in the presence of God; the Holy Spirit never leaves us. We have complete access to the presence of God. We are transformed when we believe. 

 She explained we want the complex world around us to change, but we must change ourselves first. God wants us to have an abundant life, giving his best for us so we could achieve this. Our reality is in Jesus Christ, not in the world. 

Pastor Sherry said Jesus is not looking for success stories; he is doing what he was sent to the world for. In spite of his wealth and position, Naaman received divine grace and expressed deep gratitude. The Samaritan returned to Jesus, thanking him and glorifying God. 

Wholeness is more than a cure; it comes from a relationship with our healing God. Those not cured of physical illness can be healed in the heart. The ability to trust in God is healing of the heart. 

We are children of God; he wants us to be well and full of praise. Our response cannot be less for the healing of our souls through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!

Roulette Ambulance to Ought Street

At 5:11 PM on Sunday, Roulette ambulance  has been dispatched to Ought Street for a laceration.

Franklinville Fire, Multiple EMS Dispatched to Rollover Crash on Rt. 98

At 4:30 PM on Sunday, Franklinville Fire & Ambulance dispatched to a rollover vehicle crash on Rt. 98 at Hildebrant Road with a total of 8 patients. Additional ambulances requested from Ischua, Machias and Ellicottville/Great Valley. ALS dispatched from Olean 10.
4:41 PM--EMT on scene requesting at least one helicopter. 
4:45 PM--Second helicopter requested.

Congratulations to Flaming Foliage 1st Runner Up, Coudersport's Hannah Taylor

Congratulations to Flaming Foliage 1st Runner Up, Coudersport's Hannah Taylor, who was escorted by Christopher Davis!

Barbershop Show Saturday, Oct. 26th at Coudersport High School

Bradford Dispatched For Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident on East Main Street

At 4:15 PM on Sunday, Bradford Fire & EMS have been dispatched to 111 East Main Street for a vehicle/pedestrian accident. Report patient lying on back in roadway.

Nearly mile-long bridge is 80% complete, but won’t open until 2022: PennDOT

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 3:02 PM on Sunday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Sheetz for a male with a possible CVA.

PAHS Volleyball team will be hosting a Dig Pink Night this Thursday night.

Thursday, October 17 @ 6pm

Come out and support Breast Cancer Awareness and our Lady Gators Volleyball team.

Support the FIGHTERS!
Admire the SURVIVORS!
Honor the TAKEN!

PAHS Volleyball team will be hosting a Dig Pink Night this Thursday night.

This event will coincide with their senior night vs. Galeton Area High School.

There will be Chinese Auction baskets, baked goods (15 tickets for $5) 50/50 is (1 for $1, 2 for $3, or 15 for $5) and a variety of other activities.

Tables will be setup in the main lobby. The JV game starts at 6pm with Varsity to follow. Winners will be drawn between the 2nd and 3rd sets of the Varsity match

Student fan section is encouraged to come out to support the Gators and dress in pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The student with the best outfit will win a gift certificate.

All donations will go directly to the local Pink Pumpkin Project in Olean, NY.

The Pink Pumpkin Project provides support from financial to emotional for OUR LOCAL women/men in our area, that are currently undergoing breast cancer treatments.

Be sure to wear your pink!

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Canada Hollow Road

At 2:32 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Canada Hollow Road for chest pain.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Honeoye Street

At 2:26 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been called to East Honeoye Street for difficulty breathing.

EPA Proposes Updates to Lead and Copper Rule to Better Protect Children and At-Risk Communities

As part of Children’s Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule that significantly improves the actions that water systems must take to reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio announced the proposal at an event in York, Pa. This action represents the first major overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991 and marks a critical step in advancing the Trump Administration’s Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures.

“This new Lead & Copper Rule proposal ensures that water utilities will act sooner to protect our children, as well as all Americans,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “What better place in the Mid-Atlantic Region to make this announcement than here in York, where the York Water Company took quick action to address lead in the community by prioritizing the removal of lead service lines, well in excess of the regulatory requirement. I commend York Water Company for its commitment to protecting the community’s health.”

In conjunction with today’s announcement, EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have launched a new website that summarizes available federal programs that help finance or fund lead service line (LSL) replacement. The new resource also includes case studies demonstrating how cities and states have successfully leveraged federal resources to support LSL replacement projects.

The agency’s proposal takes a proactive and holistic approach to improving the current rule—from testing to treatment to telling the public about the levels and risks of lead in drinking water. When finalized, this proposal will:

Require more water systems to act sooner to reduce lead levels and protect public health.
Improve transparency and communication.
Better protect children and the most at-risk communities.

The proposal focuses on six key areas. Under the proposal, a community water system would be required to take new actions, including, but not limited to:

1) Identifying the most impacted areas by requiring water systems to prepare and update a publicly-available inventory of lead service lines and requiring water systems to “find-and-fix” sources of lead when a sample in a home exceeds 15 parts per billion (ppb).

2) Strengthening drinking water treatment by requiring corrosion control treatment based on tap sampling results and establishing a new trigger level of 10 ppb (e.g. trigger level outlined below).

3) Replacing lead service lines by requiring water systems to replace the water system-owned portion of an LSL when a customer chooses to replace their portion of the line. Additionally, depending on their level above the trigger level, systems would be required take LSL replacement actions, as described below.

4) Increasing drinking water sampling reliability by requiring water systems to follow new, improved sampling procedures and adjust sampling sites to better target locations with higher lead levels.

5) Improving risk communication to customers by requiring water systems to notify customers within 24 hours if a sample collected in their home is above 15 ppb. Water systems will also be required to conduct regular outreach to the homeowners with LSLs.

6) Better protecting children in schools and child care facilities by requiring water systems to take drinking water samples from the schools and child care facilities served by the system.

EPA’s proposal does not change the existing action level of 15 ppb. EPA is proposing for the first time a new lead trigger level of 10 ppb, which would compel water systems to identify actions that would reduce lead levels in drinking water. EPA’s new 10 ppb trigger level will enable systems to react more quickly should they exceed the 15 ppb action level in the future. These actions could include reevaluating current treatment or conducting a corrosion control study. Systems above 10 ppb but below 15 ppb would be required to set an annual goal for conducting replacements and conduct outreach to encourage resident participation in replacement programs. Water systems above 15 ppb would be required to annually replace a minimum of three percent of the number of known or potential LSLs in the inventory at the time the action level exceedance occurs.

Additionally, small systems that exceed the trigger and action levels will have flexibility with respect to treatment and LSL replacement actions. This will allow smaller systems to protect public health by taking the action that makes sense for their community.

EPA’s Lead and Copper Proposed Rule reflects input received from the agency’s state, local and tribal partners, the Science Advisory Board, the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, and best available peer-reviewed science. EPA is taking public comment on this proposal for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register via [Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300].


Under Administrator Wheeler’s leadership, in December 2018 EPA with its federal partners announced the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts. As part of the Plan, EPA is working to address lead in water systems across the country, including undertaking the first major overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991. In addition, EPA is working with states to ensure that the existing Lead and Copper Rule is being properly implemented.

Read the rule and fact sheets at:

View the EPA-HUD lead service line financing opportunities website at:

Video on today’s announcement with Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

View EPA-HUD Letter to Governors:

Cyber Summit in Olean

Silo City IT of Buffalo, Acme Business of Olean, and Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! They are hosting a Cyber Summit for businesses & non-profit organizations of all sizes to focus on cybersecurity preparedness, prevention and response. The summit is Thursday, October 24, at Jamestown Community College, Cutco Theater and Magnano Room in Olean.

“Cyber-Attacks are ever evolving and difficult for organizations to prevent. As many have said, in today’s world it’s not if you’re going to be hacked but when. Investing in proactive approaches is the only way to prevent cyber incidents from shutting down your organization,” stated Jeff Rathmann, President/CEO, Silo City IT.

The summit features Daniel P. Greene, Esq. with Beckage Law Firm as its keynote speaker. Mr. Greene is a seasoned trial attorney with significant data breach experience for clients in emerging/non-traditional markets. He represents clients in breach and privacy litigation and in software and other technical disputes.

Jim Finch, President/Owner of Acme Business added, “Attendees; business owners, non profit organization leaders, & top managers, will gain a solid achievable understanding of the scale of Cybersecurity. How to manage such an incident is key, having business intelligence ahead of such action is critical. We believe pro-active will save you, re-active will cost you.”

The summit will also feature Special Agent Tiffany Loar with the U.S. Secret Service Cyber Forensics Specialist. Special Agent Loar will touch on Incident Response: an organized approach to managing and addressing the aftermath of a security breach or cyber attack. The goal is to handle the situation in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs.

A panel discussion will also be a part of the summit. The panel will focus on how to prevent cyber attacks and includes Jay Wiley, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, with M&T Bank; Scott Morris, Chief Information Security Officer, with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York; and Dan Neville, Director & Associate Dean, Trocaire College Technology Institute.

Please go online to the summit's registration page on Event Brite to register for the summit or directly at The registration fee is $20 and includes light refreshments, handouts and connections to these experts. Vendors and sponsors, if interested in participating at the summit, please contact Mr. Rathmann at

For more information on parking, directions to Summit, invoicing or H.S. / College student fees, please contact GOACC at

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Registration
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker
3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Summit Break/Vendor Showcase
4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Incident Response Segment
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Summit Break/Vendor Showcase
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Panel Discussion - Cyber Attack Prevention from Industry Leaders
5:45 - 6:00 p.m. Closing Statements

Editor’s Note: Below is information on Acme Business and Silo City IT who are both organizing this workshop with the Olean Chamber.

ACME BUSINESS is committed to helping you understand where threats originate and how to formulate a technology/business strategy for today’s fast-evolving security environment. From MFP’s to Servers to Firewalls and all devices in between, Acme Business has proven plans to keep you safe, and yes this includes the cyber insurance coverage. The proper management of such incidents should be rehearsed just like other safety drills. Clearly the Incident response, Recovery and Cyber Threat Hunting is something you can count on Acme Business and Silo City IT to have in your court.

SILO CITY IT is focused on proactive prevention against cyber-attacks by mitigating vulnerabilities before they are exploited. We leverage ground breaking technologies to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, while staying on top of the latest threat intelligence to prioritize what threats are active in the wild today. The attack surface for all organizations is growing rapidly, from IoT devices, printers, cloud services, workstations, servers, network devices, etc., making it more difficult by the hour for organizations to defend against every possible attack vector. We’re here to proactively reduce that attack surface and implement defense-in-depth strategies to detect, defend, and remediate attacks before they become incidents or worse.

Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

Winter Maintenance Positions Available Statewide

With the winter season approaching, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) CEO Mark Compton, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield held an event today at PEMA to outline the commonwealth’s plans for winter services, highlighting the tools the public can use to successfully prepare for the season.

“Our number-one priority is safety, and that guides our winter preparations and operations,” Richards said. “We are ready for the season ahead and want the public to prepare and be aware of the tools available to them.”

The public can also access travel information on nearly 40,000 state-maintained roadway miles year-round at, and during the winter they can find plow-truck locations and details of when state-maintained roadways were last plowed. The information is made possible by PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which uses units in each of the over 2,500 department-owned and rented plow trucks to send a cellular signal showing where a truck is located. Motorists can expect additional enhancements to 511PA throughout the winter season.

“We started winter planning after the last season ended, and we encourage the public to not only take advantage of these travel tools, but also make sure they’re prepared as well,” Richards said. “Winter maintenance is a critical and difficult task, and motorists are partners in making this season a safe one.”

To help the public prepare for the season and share information about winter services, PennDOT offers operational information and traveler resources at The site also has a complete winter guide with detailed information about winter services in each of PennDOT’s 11 engineering districts.

This winter, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), is prepared to battle the elements as well, with 380 trucks, plows and salt spreaders and 400 licensed equipment operators ready to activate 24/7 staffing this fall. Their goal is to keep the Turnpike system as free of snow and ice as possible, but motorists too have a responsibility to know their own winter driving skills and their vehicle’s performance.

“Our professional crews work hard, but they cannot perform miracles. Winter storms are a fact of life in our region, and drivers may have impractical expectations, especially early in the season; never assume roads will be free of ice and snow during and after a blizzard,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “Remember, wintertime driving requires reducing your speed to well below the posted limit, even in an all-wheel or four-wheel drive. Recognize that getting there is going to take longer — perhaps considerably longer.”

With $223 million budgeted for this winter’s statewide operations, PennDOT deploys about 4,500 on-the-road workers, has more than 620,000 tons of salt on hand across the state and will take salt deliveries throughout the winter.

PennDOT is actively seeking more than 500 temporary equipment operators statewide for the winter season to supplement the department's full-time staff. Details on minimum requirements, such as possession of a CDL, as well as application information​, are available at Through the same website, job seekers can apply for other types of non-operator, winter positions such as diesel and construction equipment mechanics, welders, clerks and more.

If motorists encounter snow or ice-covered roads, they should slow down, increase their following distance and avoid distractions. Last winter in Pennsylvania, preliminary data shows that there were 440 crashes resulting in one fatality and 221 injuries on snowy, slushy or ice-covered roadways where aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding or making careless lane changes were factors.

Motorists should prepare for potential bad weather by ensuring they have supplies in their cars before heading out: food; water; blankets; extra gloves and hats; cell phone charger; hand or foot warmers; windshield brush and scraper; and any specialized items like medications or baby and pet supplies.

“We know that winter weather can hit hard and fast in Pennsylvania,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “But if we know it’s coming, we can prepare for it, and we all have a role to play in making sure our loved ones are ready for winter driving.”

Padfield said it’s also important to know the difference between a weather watch and warning:

A watch means there is increased risk of a hazardous weather event, but its occurrence, location, or timing is still uncertain. Pay attention to forecasts and plan out what you will do if/when it occurs.

A warning means the weather event is imminent or is happening. Take immediate action to protect lives and property.

In addition, snow squalls can often produce dangerous and deadly travel hazards on otherwise clear winter days. The National Weather Service now issues “Snow Squall Warnings” which alert drivers of whiteout conditions and slippery roadways, so motorists can avoid traveling directly into these dangerous squalls.

For more information on PennDOT's winter preparations and additional winter-driving resources for motorists, visit the department's winter website,

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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 free smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit Follow PennDOT Information on Twitter at, and follow the department on Facebook at and Instagram at

Margot E. ABBOTT, 67, of Bradford, PA, formerly of Potter Brook Road, Westfield, PA

Margot E. ABBOTT

Margot E. ABBOTT, 67, of Bradford, PA, formerly of Potter Brook Road, Westfield, PA, died Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Bradford Regional Medical Center. 

Born March 17, 1952, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Lewis B. and Helen M. Witter Abbott. 

Surviving are: a sister, Kathryn Ann Abbott of Rochester, NY; two aunts, Joann Clark of Knoxville and Jane Bianchi of San Jose, CA; and many cousins. 

She was predeceased by her parents. 

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, October 18, 2019 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA. 

Memorials may be made to Riverview Cemetery Association, c/o Garry Abbott, 134 Potter Brook Road, Westfield, PA 16950. Online condolences may be expressed at

FALL FESTIVAL Break The Chains - 5K WALK/RUN RACE TO FREEDOM, October 26th

We cordially invite you to participate in our 5K Walk/Run fundraising eventto help raise money for upcoming event activities for Break the Chains Coalition a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization whose mission is to help reach out to our communities to ultimately break the chains of addiction, oppression, and depression. We want to bring light, hope and love to the broken, the hopeless, the addicted and the depressed. 10% of all monies collected will be given to an organization that supports our cause which will be voted on at our year end meeting and all other monies will go towards our next event(s). 

Stay tuned to overcoming events by checking out our Facebook page

The race will be taking place on October 26, 2019. Registration table opens at 7:00am- 9:00am. We will have Basket Raffles and awards for Runners and Walkers.

Following the Race at 1:00 pm come join the activities on the square for The Fall Festival being put on by Port Allegany Open Arms Church – Enjoy Trunk or Treat by stopping by each of their contestants beautifully decorated trunks and also enjoy some games and some other great vendors.

Derrick City Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident

At 1:53 PM on Sunday, Derrick City Fire Dept. & an  ambulance have been dispatched to Derrick Road & Summit Road for a motorcycle accident.

Thelma Swift turning 100

Please join Thelma and her family as they celebrate her ๐Ÿ’ฏ th birthday. 

The party will be at Sweden Valley Manor on Sunday, October 27 from 1:45 to 3:30. 

 Please no gifts.

Three honored with Alumni Awards at Penn State DuBois Benefit Celebration

Left to right, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Richard Ogden, Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Craig Hicks, headliner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Distinguished Ambassador Anita McDonald, and Penn State DuBois Chancellor M. Scott McBride.
Three individuals were recognized by the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society Saturday night for their success and steadfast support of the campus at the annual Alumni Awards ceremony held during the Penn State DuBois Benefit Celebration at the DuBois Country Club. Richard Ogden received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Anita McDonald the Distinguished Ambassador Award, and Craig Hicks the Outstanding Alumni Award.
Season six winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., with his big band, provided featured entertainment for the evening.

Anita McDonald served as chancellor at Penn State DuBois from February 2003 until her retirement in December 2012. Under her leadership, the campus increased degree offerings, including a baccalaureate in engineering. During her time at the campus, over $10 million was raised to support student scholarships and facility enhancements, and intercollegiate athletic programs were reestablished. Anita and her husband Bob were major supporters of the campus. For example, shortly after her arrival in DuBois, they provided a $25,000 gift to support the construction of the DEF Building on the campus. In 2010, they established a Trustee Endowed scholarship in memory of her parents to support students with diverse backgrounds. Earlier this year, Anita established an Open Doors Endowed Scholarship.

Before coming to Penn State DuBois Anita served as dean of the Extended University, Summer Session, and Evening and Weekend Campus at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Prior to her time in Arizona, Anita served as dean of the Evening College at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in secondary mathematics from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a doctorate in education from St. Louis University. She also took graduate courses in accounting at the University of Detroit and attended Harvard's Management and Leadership Institute. Anita had also been involved with the American Council on Education (ACE) for nearly 20 years. She was an ACE Fellow, served on the ACE Commission on Lifelong Learning, and served as chair of the Council of Fellows.

Today, Anita continues her involvement with higher education by serving on the Board of Directors of Walden University and the Board of Trustees for Columbia College Hollywood. She remains active in her community through her work as a Rotarian, having served as President of her club and as District Co-Chair of Leadership Development. Currently she serves her Rotary District as Assistant Governor and Chair of the Annual Giving Fund. Lastly, Anita serves on the Board of the ALS Association, Arizona Chapter. In her work she is a one of the four founders of a Survivors Groupfor those who have lost a loved one to ALS. She also leads Team McDonald in the Annual Walk to Defeat ALS and has raised over $50,000 over the past 4 years.

Anita is extremely proud of her three children, Robert, Laura and Matthew and loves spending as much time as possible with her seven grandchildren. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Craig Hicks is a district supervisor in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, for the USDA’s Wildlife Services program, where he has worked for 18 years. He supervises a team of biologists and technicians in resolving wildlife damage and disease conflicts to protect people, agriculture and wildlife. Since 2003, Hicks has visited the campus delivering presentations on topics ranging from wildlife management, feral swine, wildlife disease, and careers in wildlife, and has provided hands-on workshops.

Hicks is the current chair of the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology Advisory Board. He participates in interviews with first-year students, and mentors some of these students beyond the classroom. He works directly with instructors to provide volunteer internship opportunities to students. He graduated from the Penn State DuBois wildlife technology program in1996and earned his wildlife and fisheries science degree at University Park in 1999.

Craig has authored/co-authored several state and national technical advisory and guidance documents, and peer reviewed publications. He has been awarded the National Wildlife Disease Program Disease Biologist of the Year and the Ohio WS Employee of the Year. Craig has Chaired the Ohio Wildlife Disease Reporting Working Group and the Ohio Joint Agency Feral Swine Elimination Working Task Force, and is a former President of the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association. He is a member and Certified Wildlife Biologist with The Wildlife Society. Craig is the leader of the St. Benedict Presbyterian Men’s Group and a coach for his son’s baseball team. He is a member of the National Trappers Association and is a Certified NRA Instructor. He is a devoted husband and father to wife, Sharron, and children Quinn and Cody. 

Richard Ogden is Senior Executive Vice President – Chief Risk Officer at Riverview Financial Corporation in Harrisburg, PA. 

Rick began his career with CBT Bank in 1981, as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In 2017 CBT Bank merged with Riverview Financial Corporation, a $1.1 billion independent community bank, serving 16 Pennsylvania counties through 28 community banking offices and 3 limited purpose offices. With this merger, Rick transitioned as a member of the Riverview Financial Corporation’s executive management team, providing leadership over Riverview Bank and its operating divisions, including Citizens Neighborhood Bank, CBT Bank, Riverview Wealth Management and CBT Financial and Trust Management. Rick has 38 years of banking experience.

As SEVP, Chief Risk Officer, Rick’s responsibilities include leading the Board of Directors and senior management in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a risk management framework including policies, systems, and processes; directing the Bank’s enterprise risk, BSA/AML compliance, audit, and security functions to ensure proper safety and soundness and adherence to regulatory requirements. 

Over the years, Rick has been active in the Clearfield Community. He currently serves on the Local Board of Administration of the Hyde Wesleyan Church and is historian of the Clearfield Baseball team. Previously he served on the DuBois Educational Foundation, Clearfield Chamber of Commerce, Clearfield Foundation, Lawrence Township Wolf Run Industrial Park Authority, Clearfield Area United Way, Lawrence Township Recreation Board, and Clearfield Vision 2020. 

Rick is also active within the Penn State community. In 2018 he established the Richard W. Ogden Family Open Door Scholarship. He also serves on the capital campaign committee “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence”. 

He lives in Clearfield, PA. and enjoys traveling in his free time. He and his late wife, Vickie, have two adult children, Cammeron and Corey.

Mary Ann Carey, 88, of Trinity, Florida and formerly of Warren, PA

Mary Ann Carey

Mary Ann Carey, 88, of Trinity, Florida and formerly of Warren, PA., died peacefully, Thursday morning, October 10, 2019 at her residence.

Mary Ann was born August 5, 1931 in Emporium, PA., to the late Joseph A. and Louise E. Cook Zimmet. 

She was a Warren area resident for 30 plus years and a former member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, where she had served as Eucharistic Minister. 

Mary Ann was a Warren General Hospital volunteer, working extensively in the hospital gift store and with the Warren Y.W.C.A. with their Tybot House Gift Shop. While in Warren, Mary Ann was a member of the Warren Women’s Club, Philomel and Conewango Valley Country Club.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John M. “Jack” Carey whom she married July 2, 1960 in Emporium, PA., 2 Daughters – Lisa Ann Schneider of Chalfont, PA., Paula Ann Cawley of Ivyland, PA., 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Ann Noll on July 15, 2015.

There will be no visitation hours observed. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery with Msgr. David M. Lee, officiating, at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension. 

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements

Restoration Project At Port Allegany's Union Cemetery Has Begun

At Long Last the Restoration Project at Union Cemetery in Port Allegany has been able to be started. On view downtown is the first section of many of the replacement fence.

The cemetery currently has funds available to do several sections but then we will be needing help to finish. As part of the project, the Cemetery also needs to have old headstones straightened and landscaping done.

This is an important part of the History of Port Allegany. Established in 1851 Union Cemetery is the resting place of the majority of the early settlers of Port Allegany. Our intent is to have the Cemetery once again be something to be proud of when visitors come to trace their ancestors.

We are asking the support of everyone who would feel that this is a worthy project. No amount is too small. The Canoe Place Historical Society is the sponsoring agent and is a 501(c)3 organization.

Any possible help would be greatly appreciated. For more information or to inquire about donating please call Joel Anderson at (814) 642-9900.

Thank you.

PA State Fire Marshall determines explosion and fire that burned a Gowanda, NY man was accidental

Smith and Wesson Revolver stolen from Driftwood man

PSP Mansfield investigating an incident of Scattering Rubbish

Driver uninjured after losing control of vehicle due to a flat tire

Coudersport man sustains minor injuries when he hits a deer

State Police make a DUI arrest

PSP Emporium have a New York Motorcycle plate that was found and turned in


October 13, 2019
(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...In conjunction with the promoters of Stateline and Old Bradford Speedways and discussions with industry leaders, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod Series powered by Pace Performance have made a mutual decision to allow legal Econo Mod competitors from the region's weekly tracks that hosted the division in 2019 the ability to compete in 2020 RUSH Pro Mod events; other speedway(s)/series Econo Mod rules packages will be considered upon review. ALL competitors must be on the current RUSH Pro Mod Hoosier Tires, and bump stops will NOT be permitted.

The $15,050 Sweeney Weekly Series points fund with $3,500 to-win, $300 for 20th, which looks at drivers' best 12 finishes, will continue in 2020 for RUSH Pro Mod-legal member racers only. Also, the annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance with over $12,000 of valuable product giveaways will be held at a location and date TBA. All competing RUSH Pro Mod-legal racers will again be eligible to win a product package valued at a minimum of $300 on this night. Total cash points funds and contingencies awarded to RUSH Pro Mod racers in 2020 is once again expected to exceed $27,000.

In addition to weekly racing at Stateline on Saturday nights and Old Bradford on Sunday nights, Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY has expressed an interest to host a couple events, and it's expected the McKean County Fair race will return to McKean County Raceway in East Smethport. Pa. in August.

At all RUSH Pro Mod events, member racers will get credit for their finishes toward the 2020 championship points fund. Econo Mod drivers will not be eligible for RUSH Championship points funds, but will receive local track points.

The 2020 season will mark year number five for the RUSH Pro Mods. Justin Carlson was the inaugural champion in 2016, while Dennis Lunger, Jr. has won the last three titles. Stay tuned for additional information and rules throughout the off-season; note Econo Mod rules enforcement will be the responsibility of each individual speedway.

Larry's Sports Center To Host 2019 Veterans Appreciation Day Nov. 1 & 2

John Nederfield, age 98 of Waynesboro, VA formerly of Westfield, PA

John Nederfield

John Nederfield, age 98 of Waynesboro, VA formerly of Westfield, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Augusta Health Hospice in Fishersville, VA. 

WWII Veteran
Born April 16, 1921 in NJ, he was the son of the late John and Myrtle (Garabrant) Nederfield. 

Jack served in the US Army during WWII and played organ for many years at the Brookfield United Methodist Church. 

He is survived by his children, John Eric (Alberta) Nederfield of NJ, Scott Allen (Joyce) Nederfield of Brookfield, PA, Robin Burkholder of Waynesboro, VA and Lori Sue (Rusty) Kibbe of Radcliffe, KY; 14 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred and a sister, Dorothy Cahill. 

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, October 15th, 11:00 AM in the Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. 

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Penn Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-10-08 00:00:00 to EXCO RESOURCES PA LLC for site BARTO UNIT 3H in Penn Twp township, Lycoming county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-10-08 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service State College PA
739 AM EDT Sun Oct 13 2019

The combination of dense fog and below freezing temperatures will lead to black ice formation across sheltered roads.

Be extra careful driving this morning until temperatures have
warmed above freezing.

Bradford Township Dispatched To Single Vehicle Crash on West Corydon

At 7:15 AM on Sunday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City Ambulance dispatched to the area of 951 West Corydon Street for a one vehicle crash with one injury. Report vehicle over embankment with pole down. Injured driver transported to hospital by private vehicle. Ambulance recalled.

Full and part-time counseling positions in Eldred, Port Allegany, Shinglehouse and Coudersport areas

Teachers: Farmers Insurance Offers A Preferred Discount For Going The Extra Mile

Hiring Personal Care Aides In Kane, St. Marys & Weedville Areas

Rev Hoopes Trucking LLC Seeking CDL-A Water Haulers To Join Our Team


Rev Hoopes Trucking LLC currently seeking CDL-A Water Haulers to join our growing team. Must have Commercial DL, Tanker Endorsement, and a minimum of 2 years semi experience. If interested, please contact Larry Watson at 814-768-8380 or apply online at

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Fall Antique & Collectible Show Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 12 & 13 at PA Lumber Museum

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Is Open Saturday & Sunday Through Oct. 27th in Ulysses

Saturday, October 12, 2019


Elk County- Doug Gaffey, President of Liberty Pressed Metals met with John Dippold, President of the St. Marys Area United Way, Joe Jacob, Boys & Girls Club Chief Executive Officer, and Tracy Snyder, Boys & Girls Club Program Director to present a generous donation to the St. Marys Area United Way. Liberty Pressed Metals is a local powder metal company located in Kersey, Pennsylvania. Mr. Gaffey picked the Boys and Girls Club for his check presentation to help remind the community that the Boys & Girls Club is one of the many United Way recipients. Mr. Gaffey presented this check during the St. Marys Area United Way’s Corporate Campaign appeal with the hope that his contribution will help encourage other companies to support the St. Marys Area United Way.

The Boys & Girls Club of St. Marys currently serves all of Elk and Cameron County, providing a safe environment and countless activities for children and young adults to help reach their full potential towards education and character development.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of St. Marys is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults in Elk and Cameron County. The club has a commitment to create healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging, and influence through diverse programs and community involvement. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club visit

The St. Marys Area United Way relies on the contributions from companies and local individuals. Those donations support the financial needs of non-profit agencies that serve the health and human welfare needs of our community. If you would like to become one of these individual or corporate donors, please call 834-1845 or mail your check to the St. Marys Area United Way, 44 So. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857

Mt. Jewett, Hamlin Fire Depts Dispatched to Natural Gas Leak at Sheetz

At 11:08 PM on Saturday, Mt. Jewett & Hamlin Township Fire Depts. have been dispatched to Sheetz at Lantz Corners for a natural gas leak inside the building. Building has been evacuated.
Sheetz manager called & requested cancel as maintenance will repair.

Sinnemahone Trail Run Participants Ready to Hit the Trail

Participants in the Sinnemahone Trail Run have three options, tackle the 12K which includes a pipeline climb, a 25k climbing the Wylie Trail or the challenging 50k which includes the single track Rock Run trail. The yearly event is the final leg of the Sinnemahone Triple Crown. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce director, Tina Solak says 12 individuals are eligible to take home the first ever award. Three of them are from the same family. Saul Solveson, his wife Cristy and son Eastyn began in April with the Sinnemahone Paddle, biked in the Sinnemahone Gravel last month and are registered to run Saturday October 19. The triple crown is not the only item added this year. Solak says chip timing will be utilized.

Those tackling the race will have aid stations, where food, and water will be available. There are seven stations throughout the DCNR Elk State Forest manned by volunteers from ABATE, Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, Emporium Volunteer Fire Department and others not affiliated with an organization. “More than 30 volunteers will be giving up their Saturday for the event plus the dozen or more who mark the trails,” says Solak emphasizing the event cannot be held without volunteers.

Each participant who pre-registered will receive a t-shirt and a drawstring goodie bag with other items donated by businesses and organizations. Participants and volunteers will have the opportunity to meet each other Friday night prior to the race during packet pickup at the chamber office. The public is welcome to attend.

The public is invited to spend time at the start finish line. Sherm Bloom will perform 11am-2pm. The award ceremony for top finishers will be held in the parking lot of B&R Tool & Die adjacent to the finish line on South Broad Street. The awards for 12K set for 11am, 25k at noon and 50k at 2pm. The Triple Crown awards will be presented following the 50k presentation.

Strategic Planning For Fire Service Operations in PA Townships Seminar on Oct. 24, 2019 in Smethport, PA

Seneca Highlands IU9 To Host Documentary "Intelligent Lives" at Coudersport Theatre on Oct. 23rd

Corydon, Lafayette, Ludlow Dispatched For Search

At 8:59 PM on Saturday, Corydon, Lafayette & Ludlow Fire Departments have been dispatched for a search at the Morrison Campground. Reported to be 2 missing adults on the Morrison trail.

Roulette Ambulance to Maple Street

At 8:27 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Maple Street for a woman fallen.

Belfast Dispatched To Crash near Dollar General

At 4:58 PM on Saturday, Belfast Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to the area of the Dollar General on SR 19 for a one vehicle rollover over an embankment. Unknown injuries or entrapment.

Derrick City Dispatched to Head On Crash at Bolivar Drive/East Main Street

At 4:22 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. & City Ambulance dispatched to Bolivar Drive/ East Main Street for two pickup trucks that hit head-on.
Report 4 occupants self extricated. Officials on scene reporting no injuries.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Land Rescue Of Injured Bicyclist On Trail in PA Grand Canyon

At 4:09 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the Darling Run Entrance to PA Grand Canyon to Mile Marker 12 on the trail for a land rescue of a 55 year old male with head & chest injuries from a bicycle accident with bleeding. A helicopter has been requested on standby.

Dennis D. Peterson, 62, of 9180 Spring Street, Cuba, NY

Dennis D. Peterson

Dennis D. Peterson, 62, of 9180 Spring Street, Cuba, NY, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at home after a lengthy illness.

Born on March 11, 1957, in Springville, he was a son of Dale Peterson and Pearl Pilger. On October 31, 1998, he married the former Diana Bunk who survives.

Dennis had worked at Cuba Cemetery for several years and later became Co-owner of the St. James Hotel in Cuba.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 655 Cuba. He loved bullhead fishing, cookouts, the Boston Red Sox, NASCAR, the Outlaws truck racing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by
2 Brothers Douglas (Pat) Peterson Cuba
Paul Pilger Salamanca
2 Sisters Denise Pilger Cuba
Marsha (Al Rudis) Swift Friendship
And many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at