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Monday, December 5, 2016

A gasoline leak in Kane has entered the sewer system

From Fire Chief Tim Holt: A gasoline leak at the Kwik-Fill on Fraley St. has migrated into the sewer system. 

If you smell gasoline in your house, do not turn on or off electrical devices. 

Evacuate and call 911. The fire department will come and inspect your house.

Friendship & Cuba Dispatched To Crash On I-86

At 1:08 PM on Monday, Friendship & Cuba with Medic 700 for a 2 vehicle motor vehicle accident on I-86 WB, west of Friendship.
1:14 PM--Cuba Units cancelled.

Bradford Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Accident At Mirard Run & High Street

At 1:03 PM on Monday, Bradford Township Fire Rescue & City Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of High Street and Minard Run Road.

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards Recognized In Two Women in Business International Awards Categories

Harrisburg – Based on PennDOT’s overall accomplishments this year, Secretary Leslie S. Richards was recently honored as Female Innovator of the Year for a Government or Non Profit with 2,500 employees or more and Female Executive of the Year in the same category by the international Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The awards, given in New York City on Nov. 18, recognize outstanding women executives who have led their organizations to higher levels of innovation and achievement. Nations represented at this year’s event included Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“I am very grateful to the wonderful team at PennDOT whose outstanding accomplishments were recognized with this honor,’ Richards said. “Together, we are delivering transportation services with efficiency and innovation, fulfilling Governor’s Wolf’s mandate of delivering government that works.”

Among her accomplishments that factored in the judges’ decision:

• Revitalization of the Idea Link employee suggestion system. Now called Idea Link 20/20, the system is moving to implement more than 40 percent of employee-submitted ideas for efficiency, safety, customer service and morale. The statewide Office of Administration has used the program as a model for other state agencies and other states are exploring adopting the program,

• A first–ever metric driven investment approach for updating the 12-Year program and addressing structurally deficient bridges and roadway reconstruction.

• A greater attention to diversity, including outreach to the disadvantaged business community. A recent series of facilities contracts included nearly 34 percent going to certified small businesses and nearly 13 percent having a commitment to engage diverse businesses.

• The new County Transformation initiative to bring best practices across PennDOT operations in all 67 counties.

• The new PennDOT 20/20 strategic direction, which includes a new approach to project development known as PennDOT Connects. This program will transform the capital and maintenance project development process to ensure community collaboration is included as bicycle facilities, pedestrian accommodations and environmentally friendly infrastructure is developed across the state along with highway and bridge improvements.

• Technology advancements such as the automated vehicle locator (AVL) system now installed on all 2,200 PennDOT plow trucks that will allow drivers to track snow plow locations through as they plan winter travel. Other examples include an advanced queuing system that helps PennDOT managers reduce wait times at Driver License Centers and a new mobile application that is saving time and money for Driver License examiners and construction inspectors.

“We are a team of nearly 12,000 dedicated people who are working hard to manage taxpayer resources wisely while doing our best to maintain and upgrade our very large transportation network,” Richards said. “On behalf of all of us, I welcome and am grateful for this international recognition of our accomplishments.”

Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms to Meet Domestic Demand

Harrisburg (December 13, 14, 2016) PA farmers are positioning themselves to meet the demand of organic production.

Organic products in all sectors of the market are on the rise to meet the consumer demand; PA is poised to meet that challenge. Experts to speak at the Growing Pennsylvania's Organic Farms Conference.

Keynote speaker, Gary Zimmer is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He will share his knowledge of invaluable scientific support for the committed organic farmers as well as conventional farmers who would like to reduce chemical inputs and use natural processes to their advantage. He will be leading the session on field crops.

Dinner Speaker Jim Gerritsen president of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), the farmer-run national trade group offers his insight into what the future might hold. Speaking of "Growing the Organic community," the promise and opportunity - and pitfalls - lay ahead as the organic sector develops and matures. What role will family farmers play going forward into the future of organic? Will they be leaders or will they be led? Gerritsen will be leading two tracks, how we grow organic potatoes and why the future of organic rests upon the organic seed.

GPOF conference is on December 13-14, 2016 at the Sheraton Hersey Hotel will feature speakers from universities and institutions with accomplished organic research programs, successful organic farmers, and farm industry representatives dedicated to organic production. Include topics on animal health, dairy, pastured livestock, fruits, vegetables, small (heritage) grain, soil health, and pest and weed control. This opportunity to be on the cutting edge of educational organic production practices for beginning and transitional organic farmers.

Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms registration by contacting Michele Brookins at 717-787-5319 or Students can receive a $50 discount off of registration by showing student ID at the conference or group discounts by calling 717-787-5319. Lodging arrangements at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111 by phone, call 717-564-5511 or visit

Derrick City Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash

At 12:42 PM on Monday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash in front of Auto Zone.

Melva Eleanor Hess Calaman, 97, of Sabinsville, PA

Melva Eleanor Hess Calaman

Melva Eleanor Hess Calaman, 97, of Sabinsville, PA, died November 28 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. 

She was born April 20, 1919 to Melvin H. and Pearl Short Hess on her father's family farm, where she retired in the 1980s from a long, happily combined family life and career in the Harrisburg area. 

 Since that time she created a cottage home near the old orchard, surrounded by an old-fashioned garden, where she, the deer and the hummingbirds hosted and entertained members of her huge extended family, friends from childhood and since, with organ or piano music, stories of the pioneers, genealogy consultation, and for true risk-takers, Scrabble games into the night.

She was the last survivor of her generation of the Hess family, predeceased by sister, Ila Lugg Wiley of Nelson, and brothers, Leon A. Hess of Shickshinny, Klein M. Hess of Little Marsh, Stanley M. Hess of Elmira, Quentin, who was killed at Anzio in 1944, Robert E. (Bud) Hess, and Love S. Hess of Mills and their respective spouses.

After her first graduation from Mansfield University in social studies and English education in 1939, she began teaching in a one-room school house in Tuscarora township in New York State, and during the Second World War moved to work for the state of Pennsylvania as an employment counselor, first in Wellsboro and then in Harrisburg, where she met and married newspaperman John A. Calaman in May, 1946. They shared an interest in writing and music; while John wrote for various papers in the area. 

Melva was an organist in churches and accompanist for weddings and concerts. Their ministers and colleagues joked that when one of them was unable to meet a commitment, the other one showed up and performed. 

Together they bought a weekly newspaper, The West Shore Times in Lemoyne, and shared writing and editing responsibilities until John's health failed. They sold the weekly and John took a part-time position as night editor of The York Dispatch. Melva returned to work for the Bureau of Employment Security and enrolled at Shippensburg University for a Master's in Social Work, which she completed in 1965. 

They savored their real mutual passion, their four children. John's illness progressed and he died in 1966.

The children grown, on her retirement to Tioga County, Melva fulfilled a lifelong dream: she enrolled at Mansfield University to undertake and complete a degree in music, which she achieved with honors at age 70 in 1989.

The Calamans' oldest child, John Hess Calaman and his wife, Lynn Flynn Calaman, of New Cumberland, R.D. 1 both preceded Melva in death; John in 2015 and Lynn in 2014. Daughter, Susan Calaman and her husband, Ray Bourque live in Putnam, Connecticut; son, William Calaman lives in Madison, Wisconsin; and son, David and his wife, Linda Bistline Calaman live in Etters, PA. Melva enjoyed several step-grandchildren.

Melva is also survived by twenty of her twenty-nine nieces and nephews, as well as two more generations, for all of whom she has been a much loved matriarch, family genealogist, and inspiration all their lives.

Memorial plans are incomplete, but the family would appreciate any memorial gifts be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Association, 1021 Locust St., Sabinsville, PA 16943. Their conscientious support empowered Melva to live otherwise independently for many years and she very much valued their always cheerful help.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.

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National Steak and Poultry Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken That May Be Undercooked
National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,976,089 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.

Northern Potter School District Has A Vacancy For A Special Education Aide For Remainder Of School Year

Monday Morning Insights

Rn's & LPN's Needed To Fill Positions At Sweden Valley Manor & Bradford Manor

Annual Super Christmas Auction Sunday, Dec. 11th At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

Fish's Sharpening Services Now Serving Coudersport & Surrounding Areas

Join Sweden Valley Manor Caregiver Support Group For Speaker On Dementia Tuesday, Dec. 13

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Programs at Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning –Sinnemahoning State Park offers a variety of programs this month at the Park Office and Wildlife Center.

Natural Ornaments
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM– 2:30 PM
Calling all crafters and holiday decorators. Looking for a unique look for your holiday tree? Create beautiful homemade ornaments using local natural materials. Park staff will guide and inspire participants to use pinecones, leaves, and other natural objects to create their own unique natural ornaments. Program is free and open to all ages! In order to have enough supplies for all participants, pre-registration is required. To register, please call or email the park office by Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Homeschool Day: Natural Gifts
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM
Homeschool students, discover how to create beautiful homemade ornaments using local natural materials and learn how to make recycled paper. All materials, including pinecones, leaves, and other natural objects will be provided. Gift bags and tags will complete this seasonal gift program. This free educational program is appropriate for all grade levels. Pre-registration is required by December 13, 2016.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Experience the holiday season surrounded by nature and exquisite holiday decorations. The Holiday Open House at Sinnemahoning State Park presents an opportunity for the community to view the Wildlife Center all decked out in its winter splendor. Visitors can enjoy the eye-catching holiday displays created by local volunteers, Grandpa Hank’s winter village and of course, the state-of-the art wildlife exhibits.

Sinnemahoning State Park staff invite you to listen to the sounds of the season as you make a holiday themed craft and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or mulled cider while chatting with friends by the cozy fire. Kids will have a chance to meet with Santa and go on a candy cane hunt! Light refreshments will be offered throughout the afternoon. The gift shop will be open for your holiday gift buying needs.

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa with Sinnemahoning State Park staff, INDOORS, as we watch the birds visiting the feeders just outside the classroom window. December through March, join in on the Project Feeder Watch counts to learn more about these beautiful winter visitors, their food preferences, and how winter bird feeder counts help scientists learn more about the health of our environment. No pre-registration is required for this free program.

For more information on park programs and events or to register for these programs, please contact Sinnemahoning State Park at (814) 647-8401 or

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.




December 2, 2016
(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...One year ago, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance in conjunction with its sanctioned speedways made a landmark decision to begin addressing the high cost of oxygenated fuels that the majority of racers were utilizing. Through the help of Sunoco Race Fuels a spec fuel rule was put into place. It is estimated that in just one year the program saved RUSH racers throughout the region tens of thousands of dollars and allowed and them to compete on level playing field via RUSH's strong technical program supported by Sunoco Race Fuel.

Throughout the past several years, one of the most talked about downfalls of Crate Late Model racing had been the high cost of oxygenated fuels that had unfortunately crept into the system. This problem drew front and center during the summer of 2015 when some were being sold at the cost of $752-$800 per drum, or over $15 per gallon in many cases; a situation that in the end was the catalyst that prompted Series officials to immediately address the situation once and for all.

In 2016, the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Series went to two options; the popular Sunoco Standard 110 race fuel or the RUSH 91 pump gas created and originally blended by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuels Master Distributor in Dushore, Pa. The growing Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds mandated the RUSH 91 pump gas as did the Sweeney RUSH Pro Mods, which came about shortly after this announcement. Some 24 different distributors put in place by Sunoco Race Fuel master distributors Insinger Performance and Bazell Race Fuels had the fuel readily available to RUSH racers throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Canada, which was a tremendous help with the smooth transition and implementation of the rule.

"As with any change you always have a few that are going to grumble." stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "I knew we had to get this problem corrected or it was going to be detrimental to the future of our Series. I have to thank all of our sanctioned promoters and our sponsor, Sunoco Race Fuels, for helping us make this positive step in controlling the unnecessary money racers were spending on fuel to compete with a crate engine."

"As time went on racers realized that accessibility wasn't going to be a problem nor was performance," continued Emig. "The racers were also satisfied we were properly teching the fuel, which ensured they were racing on a level playing field. Most importantly they were saving money, and we started getting a lot of compliments. Our RUSH authorized engine rebuilders were also a great help in making the transition a smooth one."

RUSH Competition Director, Travis Harry took fuel samples at just about every RUSH-sanctioned track throughout all of the RUSH divisions, which were sent to Sunoco for testing. All of the samples taken from Canada to Virginia came back correct and were posted to the public to see.

Sunoco is not only the largest manufacturer of racing gasoline in the world but they are a fortune 500 company with over 6,000 convenient stores in the U.S. and they have grown by over 10% in the past year. They are recognized worldwide for their 50 plus years of supporting motorsports, particularly the top tier series of virtually every bracket of racing including NASCAR and The NHRA.

RUSH Late Model 2016 marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, FK Rod Ends, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Bobby Lake Motorsports High Gear Speed Shop,, B.R.A.K.E.S.,, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is .

Pitt-Bradford Swimming Teams Compete at Fredonia Invite

By Scott Elliott
FREDONIA, N.Y. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s and women’s swimming teams competed at the Fredonia Blue Devil Invitational this weekend, and the men finished seventh while the women were ninth.

Allegheny won the men’s title with 638 points, narrowly edging runner-up Penn State Behrend (631), and John Carroll was third with 611 points. The Panthers finished with a three-day total of 223 points.

Pitt-Bradford was led by Lucas Cerchiaro, who recorded a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley. He also took 10th in the 200-yard individual medley.

In other individual results, Corey Koss placed seventh in the 100-yard back, Nick Boyd was seventh in the 100-yard free, and Carey Behm took seventh in the 1,650-yard free.

Behm finished 11th in the 500-yard free, Devyn Condon took 12th in the 200-yard butterfly, and Boyd was 12th in the 100-yard butterfly and 17th in the 50-yard free. Koss placed 13th in the 200-yard back, and Noah Frederick finished 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke race.

The 800-yard free team of Koss, Behm, Zachery France and Cerchiaro posted the Panthers top relay finish with a sixth-place showing.

The team of Koss, Frederick, Cerchiaro and Boyd finished ninth in the 200-yard medley and 10th in the 400-yard medley, and Boyd, Cerchiaro, France and Behm finished 11th in the 400-yard free relay.

John Carroll captured the women’s title with 942.5 total points, Allegheny was runner-up with 614 points, and Oberlin took third with 511 points. The Panther women finished with 126 total points.

Elizabeth Prager had the top individual showing for Pitt-Bradford, finishing fifth in the 400-yard individual medley in school-record time of 5:04.81. She was eighth in the 200-yard backstroke race and 10th in the 1,650-yard free.

In other individual results, Jillian Wright finished 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke swim.

The relay team of Prager, Wright, Rebecca Avery and Abbie Bradshaw finished 10th in the 400-yard medley, the 200-yard medley relay squad of Prager, Wenjing Miao, Avery and Bradshaw took 10th, and Prager, Wright, Miao and Bradshaw placed 10th in the 200-yard free.

The 400-yard free relay team of Wright, Avery, Bradshaw and Miao also finished 10th, and the 800-yard free relay of Prager, Wright, Avery and Miao finished 13th.

The Pitt-Bradford swimming teams will return to action on Jan. 4 when they host Franciscan and Bethany in a tri-meet.

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First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12-4-16

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12-4-16

by Martha Pennell,

Friend X women’s group of First Presbyterian church meets Monday, December 5th, at 1 pm in the Christian Education building for a Christmas party and gift exchange. 

Saint Paul’s Church Council meets Wednesday, December 7th, at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Members of Saint Paul’s congregation may bring wrapped gifts for their church and place them under the Christmas tree. Suggested items are: paper towels, 13 gallon garbage bags, toilet tissue, napkins, small paper plates and bowls, and regular and decaffeinated coffee. 

On his second Sunday of Advent sermon, “Not Stumps!” Pastor Tom said Advent is a season of preparation and wholesome fun. 

We are preparing for the way of the Lord! 

A scriptural symbol of renewal is “new wood,” Pastor Tom explained. He told us he knows of a large tree stump out in the forest from which a shoot came out of approximately five years ago. It is now about 18 feet high and three inches in diameter, a healthy, vigorous, dynamic tree in the forest. 

Preparing for Jesus is like looking for new wood. A branch will come out of the root of Jesse, in God nothing is impossible! Pastor Tom directed us to look at life through a “new wood” perspective. 

The face of God is shining around the world, giving us renewal of life, love, grace, and forgiveness. 

We can depend on the word of the Lord. We should strive for perfection and think about what kind of person we want to be. 

Pastor Tom told us to build people up, have integrity, and use our gifts on Jesus’ behalf. We should look inward and take stock of our integrity and character. 

We want to be Jesus’ “new wood” disciples, not stumps!

Lawrenceville Dispatched For Crash Into Creek In Lindley

At 6:09 PM on Sunday, Lawrenceville Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to River Road for a motor vehicle accident. Vehicle is in a creek.

Charles “Chuck” W. Ibbs, 66, of Warren, PA

Charles Ibbs

Charles “Chuck” W. Ibbs, 66, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Saturday morning, December 3, 2016 at his residence after a brief battle with lung cancer. 

He was born December 31, 1949 in Greenville, PA. Chuck was the son of the late Charles William and Mary Costello Ibbs. 

He has resided in Warren since 1980, moving there from Greenville, PA. 

Vietnam War Veteran
He attended St. Michael Catholic High School. 

He had served with the U.S Air Force as a Private First Class during the Vietnam War. 

He earned his degree in Human Services from Penn State and earned his registered nursing degree from Jamestown Community College. He was employed at the Warren State Hospital, retiring from there, after many years employment. Chuck was instrumental with developing a grief and support group of suicide death.
A modern day renaissance man, Chuck enjoyed refinishing antiques, collecting signs, camping, eating fine chocolates and above all, spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his 4 children – Nicki R. Banks (Bronil) of Dublin, OH, Joshua J. Ibbs (Alexis) of Stone Mountain, GA, Jillian Yevics (Nick) of Watsontown, PA, Kira Schine (Brian) of Bradford, PA, 2 Sisters – Penelope Scales (Rodney) of Dallas, TX,
Kate Teller (Larry) of Flagstaff, AZ., 8 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Ibbs.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

St.Marys Dispatched To Structure Fire

At 5:42 PM on Sunday, St. Marys Fire Department has been dispatched to 204 Wendell Road for a small smokehouse on fire with smoke & flames showing. Other structures & woods are nearby.

Suellen Mary Clark, 66, of Warren, PA, and formerly of Corry, PA

Suellen Clark

Suellen Mary Clark, 66, of Warren, PA, and formerly of Corry, PA, died early Friday morning, December 2, 2016 at St. Vincent Healtcare Center, Erie, PA. 

She was born November 5, 1950 in Danville, PA, to the late Stanley and Margaret Koch Stout. 

Suellen was employed at the Warren County Courthouse, as an Administrative Assistant for Adult Probation Department, retiring on December 31, 2010. 

She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, baking, crafts, scrapbooking, singing, and most of all spending time with family. She left her family with these beautiful words of wisdom. “Don’t let life separate you, stay close, love each other much! Love God even more!!!”

Suellen was a faithful wife to Thomas Decker Clark, whom she married November 26, 1977 in Shinglehouse, PA, recently celebrating 39 loving years. A Loving mother of three children, Joshua (Kerri Ann) Clark of Lakeville, MN, Laura (John) Blackwell of Bradford, PA, Joel (Sharon) Clark of Springfield, VA,
grandmother of seven grandchildren, Xavier Clark, Johnny, Cassidy, Eli, Arianna Blackwell, Micah and Caleb Clark, Sister to Stanley S. Stout, Jr. of Mifflinville, PA, several nieces and 1 nephew. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Ezekiel David Clark of Lakeville, MN.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church, 445 Conewango Avenue, Warren, PA, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. when a Memorial Service will be conducted by Pastor Chip Northup, officiating. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting 

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Kane Dispatched For One Vehicle Crash With Confinement

At 3:09 PM on Sunday, Kane Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 66 near the base of James City Hill for a one vehicle crash with confinement.

Lawrenceville, Nelson Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Cummings Creek Road

At 1:03 PM on Sunday, Lawrenceville & Nelson Fire Depts. & Valley Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash near 4063 Cummings Creek Road. Report vehicle into a tree with one injury.

Here's What's Going On At The Hotel Crittenden & Tap Room In Coudersport This Week

Bradford Woman Facing Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

City of Bradford Police
**Press Release**
On 12/03/16 Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Misty Mihalko, 31 years old, from Bradford for a traffic violation. After talking with Mihalko the investigating officer believed she was under the influence of controlled substance(s). After a series field sobriety tests Mihalko was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

A search of the vehicle and Ms. Mihalko's purse was then conducted. This search was assisted by a K-9 from the McKean County Drug Task Force. Officers located 31 pills packaged for delivery and various drug related items. 

Ms. Mihalko was charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to deliver, 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, and two PA Vehicle Code Violations. 

Ms. Mihalko was arraigned before Judge Luther and remanded to McKean County Jail with bail set at $100,000 cash.

Lafayette Dispatched To Car Fire

On Sunday morning, Lafayette Fire Dept. was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Route 219 near the Westline bridge. Occupants were out of the vehicle.

Join Sweden Valley Manor Caregiver Support Group For Speaker On Dementia Tuesday, Dec. 13

Pictures With Santa At Artisan Center Next To Post Office In Coudersport Dec. 5, 7,12 & 19

Annual Super Christmas Auction Sunday, Dec. 11th At Shinglehouse Fire Hall

Rn's & LPN's Needed To Fill Positions At Sweden Valley Manor & Bradford Manor

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Grief Connection Support Group Meetings Cancelled For Winter But Help & Info Is Still Available

Low Or No Cost Flu Shots December 7th From Noon to 4 PM At Middlebury Fire Hall

Redhawks Hand Pitt-Bradford Men's Hoops Second Straight Loss

By Scott Elliott
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team dropped its second straight game to open conference play, falling 80-70 to La Roche Saturday.

The Redhawks controlled from nearly start to finish as the Panthers’ only lead came in the game’s opening minutes at 3-2. La Roche’s ability to hit outside shots was the difference in the game as the Redhawks hit nine three-pointers compared to the Panthers’ two.

Pitt-Bradford won the rebounding battle 33-30, totaled 20 second-chance points and dominated the scoring in the paint 44-30, yet struggled to defend the three-point line in the second half.

La Roche hit a three in the final seconds of the first half to take a 34-27 lead at the midway point after leading by as much as eight. Pitt-Bradford trimmed the deficit to 40-37 on Dylan Niedermeyer’s basket at the 16:27 mark of the second half, but the Redhawks’ Evan Bonnaure hit a three-pointer on the ensuing possession to ignite a 13-4 run.

La Roche would continue to add to its lead, going 6-10 from long-range in the second half, to push the advantage to 18. The Redhawks shot 54 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes and 47 percent for the game.

Pitt-Bradford hit 43 percent of its attempts but was 2-13 beyond the arc. The Panthers went 16-22 from the free throw line while the Redhawks were 17-20.

Evan Greening paced the Panthers with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds, Manny Welch totaled 14 points, and Fateem Brockington added 13 points.

Pitt-Bradford falls to 2-3 on the season and will have the week off before hosting.
NCAA DIII MBB Score: La Roche 80, Pitt-Bradford 70

Greening 7-7-8-21, Welch 4-5-6-14, Brockington 5-3-6-13, Niedermeyer 3-0-1-6, Harris 2-0-0-4, Kelly-Perkins 2-0-0-4, Mitchell 1-1-1-3, Haenel 1-0-0-3, Tennies 1-0-0-2, Severino 0-0-0-0. 26-16-22-70.
Bajgora 7-2-3-16, Bonnaure 4-5-5-15, Phifer 5-4-4-14, Thomas 3-3-4-12, Gould 3-2-2-11, Abreu 2-1-2-6, Norkus 2-0-0-4, Etheridge 1-0-0-2, Lawrence 0-0-0-0. 27-17-20-80.
Halftime: La Roche 34-27
3-Point FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Welch 1, Haenel 1; La Roche – Gould 3, Thomas 3, Bonnaure 2, Abreu 1.

Pitt-Bradford Women's Hoops Squanders Halftime Lead

By Scott Elliott
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team squandered an 11-point halftime lead Saturday and fell to La Roche 69-57 in AMCC action.

After scoring 36 first half points, the Panthers mustered just seven made field goals over the final 20 minutes while being outscored 44-21. La Roche shot a blistering 62 percent in the second half to erase the deficit.

Leading 29-25 late in the second quarter, Pitt-Bradford ripped off seven straight points to take its largest lead of the game, 36-25, into the break.

A 10-0 run midway through the third quarter helped La Roche retake the lead at 41-40. Pitt-Bradford’s Shirleah Ragin countered with a basket, and following a pair of missed shots by both teams, Mackenzie O’Donnell hit a jumper to push the Redhawks back ahead 43-42.

Sabrina McLin hit a three-pointer on the next La Roche possession, and her bucket in the closing seconds of the quarter gave the Redhawks a 48-43 cushion going into the final frame. The reigning AMCC champions quickly pushed their advantage to double-digits, scoring the first five points of the fourth quarter, and led by as much as 15 before the final horn sounded.

The Panthers were 7-29 from the field in the second half and connected for only one three-pointer after hitting five in the opening 20 minutes. Pitt-Bradford went 11 of 18 from the free throw line for the game and outrebounded the Redhawks by six, netting 15 second-chance points.

La Roche shot 50 percent from the field overall and outscored the Panthers 34-20 in the paint.

Ragin led Pitt-Bradford with a team-high 18 points, and Ali Rinfrette and Brittany Watts each contributed 14 points. Rinfrette pulled in seven boards and handed out six assists, and Ragin collected three steals.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 2-4 on the season and travels to Mansfield Wednesday for a non-conference matchup.

NCAA DIII WBB Score: La Roche 69, Pitt-Bradford 57

Ragin 7-2-4-18, Watts 4-6-6-14, Rinfrette 5-1-2-14, Colebert 2-0-0-5, Maciag 1-2-6-4, Owens 1-0-0-2, Lantz 0-0-0-0, Guengerich 0-0-0-0, Stringer 0-0-0-0. 20-11-18-57.
McLin 11-4-4-30, O’Donnell 5-2-3-12, Harris 3-4-6-10, Johnson 4-0-0-8, Schifino 3-0-0-7, Regan 1-0-0-2, Gabriel 0-0-0-0, Mitchell 0-0-0-0. 27-10-13-69.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 36-25
3-Point FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Rinfrette 3, Ragin 2, Colebert 1; La Roche – McLin 4, Schifino 1.

Coudersport Fire Police To Rt. 6 On Denton Hill

At 7:38 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Police have been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Denton Hill. Report no injuries. PennDOT notified.

Toni Maille of Millport Is A Winner In "To Fill A Backpack Christmas Raffle"

Roulette Ambulance To Pine Lane

At 5:37 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Pine Lane for a medical emergency.

Leon Clyde Krammes, Jr. , 82, Florence, AZ

Leon Clyde Krammes, Jr.

Leon Clyde Krammes, Jr., 82,  Florence, AZ returned to Jesus his savior and eternal home on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Leon was Born in Reading, Pennsylvania where he lived and worked until 1997 when he retired and relocated to Coudersport, Pa. On June 1, 2015, he moved to Florence, Az .

Leon is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 44 years, Rozalie Catherine (Shermot) Krammes.

Other survivors include two daughters, Julie Ann Brossman (husband Jim); Terry Jean Waid (husband Dave), four grandchildren, one step grandchild, and one great grand daughter, and a sister Sandy Fox.

Leon was predeceased by his son, Leon Clyde Krammes, III, his parents Leon Sr and Susan (Bruckart) Krammes; brother Ronald Krammes and sister Janet Beaton.

In 1997 Leon retired from the Reading Bureau of Police, Reading, Pa. During his career as a police officer he was fortunate to be a part of the Mounted Police Unit. His love to horses and riding also lead him to participating with the Rajah Temple Shrine Mounted Unit in Reading, Pennsylvania.

In addition to his love of horses, his other favorite past times included hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling. His fondest memories were hunting by horseback in the Grand Tetons and snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park. Leon, with his trophy mule deer, were featured in the North American Hunting Club magazine

Leon’s dream was to relocate to God’s County, Potter County, Pa. which became a reality in 1997, and where he lived for 17 years. . In 2015 he relocated to Arizona due to declining health. In August 2016 he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer with a survival time of 3 to 6 months. On November 25th he met his Lord and Savior Jesus

During his life, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America, Chandler No 227 Masonic Lodge , West Reading, Pa., Shiners’ Rajah Temple Mounted Unit and Provost Guard, Lodge No. 9 Reading Bureau of Police local and state organization, the Reading Police Honor Guard and Order of the Elks.

Leon was a kind, fair, honest and respectful man and had a passion for life. He was a member of Harvest Church, Florence, AZ. In his honor, a Celebration of Leon’s life will take place on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 10 AM at the Greater Florence Women’s Club in Florence, AZ.

Special tributes will be made in memory of Leon by the Florence Police Department, the Masonic Order and our first emergency responders.

Port Allegany man sentenced in county court for 10th DUI

Bradford Era

SMETHPORT— A Port Allegany man was sentenced on Thursday in McKean County Court for his 10th DUI case.

Joseph L. Chludzinski Sr., 72, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and summary charges. He will serve one to two years in state prison. Read more...

David E. Weart, 62, of 39 East Songbird Road, Bradford, PA

David E. Weart

David E. Weart, 62, of 39 East Songbird Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at his residence, in the company of his loving wife.

Born April 14, 1954, in Cuba, NY, he was a son of the late Craig C. Weart, and Pauline (Wallace) Weart-Lucas who survives.

On September 13, 1975, in Olean NY, he married Pamela L. (Wiedemann) Weart who survives.

Dave was a 1972 graduate of Friendship Central High School, and while in high school, he received a certification in welding from the Andrews F. Haines Vocational School, in Belmont, NY.

US Coast Guard
In August of 1972, he enlisted in the United States Navy, served aboard the USS Columbus and the USS Shenandoah. He was a Hull Technician, 2nd class and was honorably discharged in October of 1976. In August of 1983, David enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Miami, FL, on board the USCG Dauntless and later Ketchikan, AK. He retired as 1st Class Petty Officer in damage control and was honorably discharged in 1992.

He returned home from the military and worked at Quaker State and Pennzoil as a welder. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford where he did his under graduate work and received his teaching certificate from the State of New York in Welding and Heavy Equipment Instruction. Prior to his retirement he had been an instructor at BOCES Vocational School.

Dave attended Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and member of the American Legion Post 1168, where he volunteered for the pancake breakfast.

In the late 70's he raced stock cars at Bradford Speedway, in Rew. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, and gathering sap to make maple syrup. His favorite time was spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, Pauline (Roy) Lucas of Wellsville, and his wife Pamela of 41 years he is survived a son, Adam (Melissa) Weart, of Bradford, two daughters, Katie (Kiro) Sekulovski, of Olean, and Katie (Carl) Linaman, of Panama, NY, 8 grandchildren, Savannah Weart, Luka Sekulovski, Gavin Weart, Vivian Sekulovski, Caleb D. Weart, Carter Linaman, Parker Rose Linaman and Paxton Linaman, a sister, Denise (Dick) DeGroat, of Rochester, NY, a brother, Dick (Alfie) Weart, of Friendship, 3 sister-in-laws, Colleen (Steve) Jurenko, of Olean, Carol Wiedemann, of Allegany and Debbie Wiedemann of Eldred, 1 brother-in-law, Terry (Chrissy) Wiedemann of Olean, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, two son's Jacob Weart who died October 27, 1991 and Zachary Weart who died July 21, 2009.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street, Bradford, and again on Wednesday December 7, 2016, from 10:00am to 11:00am, at the American Legion Post 1168, 29 Depot St. in Friendship. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am with Rev. Barb Moore, pastor of the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, and Chaplain Mark Voorheis, of the American Legion, co-officiating. Committal services and full Military Honors will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, NY.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Legion Post 1168, P.O. Box 36, Friendship, NY 14739.

On line condolences may be made at

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Howe Twp, Forest County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-11-28 to Swepi Lp in Howe Twp, Forest county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Hapitat Seeking $$ & Volunteers To Help Do Repairs For Veteran In Northern Potter County

Potter County Habitat for Humanity is currently teaming with several businesses and other organizations in Potter County to help with a project in Northern Potter County.

 The person in need of help is a veteran with some serious bathroom / kitchen problems concerning electrical, floor decay and falling down and also some mold.

Currently we are seeking funding and laborers to help finish this project.

Anyone wishing to donate to the very worthy project can drop off contributions at our resale store located on Rt. 6 west in the Northern Tier Building, or they can mail any contributions to Potter County Habitat for Humanity Box 208, Coudersport Pa. 16915. Please designate for the Perkins project. 

Anyone wishing to donate labor for this project, you can call our store at 814--320--0466.

Wellsville police looking for stolen vehicle

Police say an SUV was stolen early today in the village of Wellsville. 

Police said the incident occurred at a parking area near LJUNGSTRĂ–M Division - Arvos (formerly Air Preheater) on South Main Street. County 911 issued an alert at 2:35 a.m. 

The vehicle is a 1996 black Jeep Grand Cherokee with a chrome front bumper and two 'KC Highlighters.' The license plate is NY- GLT8541. 

Patrols countywide were to "be on the lookout" for the vehicle. Village patrols scoured the community overnight...from the old runway area to Alfred State/Wellsville to traditional less traveled areas. 

At 11 a.m., Allegany County 911 confirmed the vehicle had not yet been recovered.

Bolivar Man Sentenced To Jail In McKean County

Bradford Era

Zachary D. Foust, 23, of Bolivar, N.Y., will serve 60 days to 23 ½ months in McKean County Jail with credit for five days of time served on charges of receiving stolen property, criminal trespassing and theft from a motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to allegations that between April 27 and 29, he received $5,420 in stolen equipment — some of it stolen out of a vehicle — and he entered 649 Lynch Hollow Road in Ceres Township without permission. Read more McKean Court...

Derrick City Dispatched For Automatic Fire Alarm

At 10:06 AM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept. has been dispatched to an activated fire alarm at 1 Futures Way.

To Fill A Backpack Day 3 Prizes Announced

Bradford Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 219 Near Owens Way

At 9:22 AM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 219 near Owens Way.

Norwich Township, Smethport Ambulance Dispatched Car in Ditch

At 1:09 AM on Saturday, Norwich Township and Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 11057 Rt. 46 for a vehicle in the ditch.

Bill Pekarski Day 95, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski with Steven Barraclough.

Day 95, Living life on my terms.

Since I am home pretty much every day without much to do, other than working to get better and go back to work someday, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the past. In fact, this whole project started as a not only a way to acknowledge present blessings, but to honor and remember people, places, and happenings that have long gone by. Also, it just gave me something to do.

One of my favorite things to write about is actual friends I have made over the years and what they have meant to me. Of course I have to throw in a few anecdotal stories so you as the reader get an understanding of that person. Today I feel compelled to discuss someone who was a very close friend from my days at IUP.

Now I had taken a year off between high school and college so I was not quite the traditional freshmen. Well this person spent his first few years out of high school as a Marine. When he completed his hitch in the service, he cashed in his GI Bill to attend IUP as a music major as well. His name; Steven Barraclough.

I first met Steven when he was practicing in one of the second floor practice rooms at Cogswell Hall. There wasn’t much soundproofing between the rooms and I could hear his playing long tones to fine tune his sound. After knocking on the door, he reached over to open it and gave me a friendly greeting.

He was a tall man with his hair cut high and tight, like it had been while he was in the service. He had tanned skin from all of the outdoor practices from the marching band with the tell-tale raccoon face from sunglasses and sock tans on both ankles. He also had one of the warmest smiles you had ever seen. He was just so happy to be at school and studying music, as that had always been his dream to be a teacher.

I remember he asked me how he sounded. I thought he sounded good, in fact to me he was a little intimidating seeing as I had not even touched a tuba in my year off.

Over time, we realized we had a great deal in common. He was originally from the town of Brockway, which is not all that different, or far away, from Coudersport. We shared the same kind of small town values and both knew that if you wanted to reach your goals, you had to work. No one was going to provide you with a living except yourself.

Steve and I also shared an “impish” side as well and he enjoyed a good joke or prank as much as anybody. He used to drive a Ford Ranger pickup with a cap on the back. One time he was giving a few of us a ride and since there wasn’t that much seat room, I volunteered to climb in the back. My other good friend Jamie Defelice sat in the front while Steve drove. Steve took great care to make sure that he effectively crossed every bump and train track that he could. Additionally, he was quite adept at moving his feet from the brake to the accelerator as my face would smoosh up against the glass window that separated us. He and Jamie found this to be hilarious.

He also assisted Jamie and I in a prank on another mutual friend and old roommate, Steve Kinsey (Sorry Kinsey, I have to tell this story now). Steve had borrowed my car to take a girl from the chorale out to the movies. She was a very sweet and nice girl so Steve wanted to make a good impression. We did not help him in that endeavor.

Barraclough, Jamie, and I were sitting around TCBY munching on some frozen yogurt discussing Kinsey being out on a date. I don’t remember who thought of it, but someone said “wouldn’t it be fun if we went up there and moved the car?” Each of went silent for a moment, then all at once we knew we had to do it.

He had parked my car in the lot outside the Indiana Mall theater complex and had locked the door. My spare keys were actually in a jacket that was in the car, but, as everyone knew, I had a special way of breaking into my car. I got in and found my keys and we moved the car to an entirely different lot. As part of the leg work, we had notified mall security and the staff at the theater about our little ruse. The only thing left to do was to wait for Steve and his date to come out to “find” the car.

The three of us were on the hill side covered by some brush with a great view of the lot. Steve walked up to where the car was supposed to be to find an empty space. He did a quick double take and then looked up and down the adjacent rows. Now I won’t tell you what all he said, but believe me it when I say it was certainly colorful and the three of us were enjoying the show.

Barraclough walked down to the lot and over to Kinsey to see what was wrong. Kinsey said; “I think someone stole Bill’s car!” Unfortunately, Barraclough couldn’t keep a straight face after that comment and jig was up. Jamie and I came down from the hill and let Kinsey in fully on the joke. He did eventually forgive us.

Another thing about Barraclough was his dedication to physical fitness. He even got me to join him for the better part of a semester every morning at six a.m. He would pick me up at my apartment and we went to the fitness center on campus. That is where he introduced me, and my legs, to the stair master.

At first, I struggled to go 10 minutes. After a few weeks, I worked my way up to a 30 minute workout on the machine and then we would lift weights. It was then that I was probably the best in shape of my life.

Over the years we had many experiences together as friends, band mates, and fraternity brothers. Unfortunately, we lost touch after 1994 when he graduated and I came home to help with my mother. I thought about him often and wondered how he was doing. I wasn’t really worried because I knew with his dedication, he would be teaching somewhere. I also knew he had married his college sweetheart, Michelle Tiboni.

It was not until I joined Facebook seven years ago that I was able to reconnect with Steven. Since then we have managed to keep pretty good contact. I enjoy reading about his family and his work. He has earned a great life doing what he loves, teaching music and being a family man.

Today I am dedicating my progress to a great friend, Steven Barraclough. It is an honor to have you in my life.

Port Allegany School District Music Department will present Wintersongs December 3

Pictured are members of the Peer Helpers and the Senior High Concert Choir (left to right) Keely Tarbox, Dominick Button, Owen Russell and Evie Russell.                     Pam Fischer photo.
The Port Allegany School District Music Department will present Wintersongs December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Allegany High School. 

General Admission tickets are $2 and may be purchased at the Port Allegany School District office or at the door. 

The Music Department and the PAHS Peer Helpers are also sponsoring a non-perishable food and paper products collection for PACS (Port Allegany Community Services). Bring your donations to the concert either night.