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Friday, October 20, 2017

Rew Dispatched To Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46

At 10:00 PM on Friday, Rew Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance dispatched to Route 46 near the intersection with Garlock Hollow for a vehicle into the guard rails.

Bradford Man Jailed for Attempted Robbery

By Anne Holliday on WESB Local News

A Bradford man is accused of trying to rob a Cornen Street house early this morning.

Court papers say Lee Gourley and another man went into the house at just before 3 a.m., and Gourley had a gun with him. After trying to get money and drugs Gourley and the man went to a Pearl Street home where Gourley tried to hide from police.

Officers surrounded the house, but Gourley tried to get away through the back door. Police were able to quickly pick him up.

Gourley is charged with attempted robbery, flight to avoid apprehension and prohibited possession of a firearm. He’s in McKean County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Governor Wolf Announces Department of Homeland Security Grants Pennsylvania REAL ID Enforcement Extension

Applies to Residents’ Access to Federal Facilities through October 10, 2018

Harrisburg, PA– Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Pennsylvania a REAL ID enforcement extension through October 10, 2018. This extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding commercial aircraft through that date.

“I am thankful that DHS has recognized Pennsylvania’s efforts in becoming compliant with the REAL ID Act,” said Governor Wolf. “REAL ID is a priority for PennDOT, and we look forward to being able to offer REAL ID-compliant products as an option for our customers.”

PennDOT anticipates that REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses will be available at the customer’s option in March 2019. Customers are encouraged to begin gathering the required documentation as soon as possible, giving them ample time to prepare. More information about what documents will be required is available on PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website.

More information about REAL ID, including frequently asked questions, can be found at

William R. “Bill” Dalton, 77, of Sheffield, PA

William Dalton

William R. “Bill” Dalton, 77, of Sheffield, PA., died Friday morning, October 20, 2017 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA., after a brief battle with lung cancer. 

He was born July 8, 1940 in the old homestead in Sheffield, PA., moving one house down where he resided his entire life. He was the son of William C. and A. Leona Nelson Dalton. 

Bill was a 1959 graduate of Sheffield High School and the White Brothers Lumber School of Memphis, TN. He was employed as a sawer with McMillen Lumber Company of Sheffield, PA. Bill then went to work with the former G.T.E. Sylvania for 35 years as a machinist, retiring in January 2000. He was a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Sheffield, PA.

He served as a Past Chief of the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, enjoyed being a volunteer for many years on Thanksgiving Day, providing meals to the Sheffield homebound residents. He was loved by all and enjoyed socializing, drinking coffee with his friends. Bill was a huge supporter, lover and proud member of his hometown Sheffield.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Carol Snyder Dalton whom he married December 13, 1969, 1 Son – Greg Dalton and wife, Julie of Sheffield, PA., 1 Grandson – Jaime Vizciano-Bellod of Valladolid, Spain, and his 4 legged best friend, Gator, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly J. Dalton Bimber. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Terry L. Hurlbutt, Pastor of Sheffield United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, PA. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, 318 South Main Street, Sheffield, PA. 16347 or Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Frank C. Cochran, 84, of McCrea Brook Rd., Eldred, PA

Frank C. Cochran

Frank C. Cochran, 84, of McCrea Brook Rd., Eldred, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday (October 18, 2017).

Born January 10, 1933, in Coryville, he was a son of Henry Leonard and Nora Rhodes Cochran. On April 7, 1956, in Port Allegany he married Shirley A. Bigley. Frank was a 1950 graduate of Port Allegany High School and was a lifelong resident of the Eldred Area.
Korean War Veteran

Mr. Cochran was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Japan during the Korean War as a corporal in the Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955.

In 1995 he retired from Dexter Corp. in Olean after more than 30 years as maintenance supervisor.

Frank was a very active member of American Legion Post #887 of Eldred and at the time of his death was Post #887 Adjutant Commander as well as the Bi-County Deputy Commander. Previously he held the positions of Post #887 Commander and Bi-County Commander. He was awarded the honor of 2016 Adjutant of the Year for the 23rd District. He was also a volunteer and past board member at the Eldred WWII Museum.

He loved puttering in the garage and loved working on tractors. He was always there to help and supervise family projects.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicky Cochran of Eldred and Karen (Dan) Smith of Eldred; two sons, William (Julie) Cochran of Duke Center, Douglas (Paula) Cochran of Coudersport; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Brandy) Smith, Williamsport, PA, Michael Smith, Eldred, Cody (Nikki) Cochran, Duke Center, Chelsea (Nathan) Thomas, Eldred, Jocelyn Cochran, JeJu Island, South Korea, Cassie Cochran, Lawton, OK, Benjamin and Sarah Cochran, Coudersport; four great grandchildren; Kayden and Kameron Smith, Williamsport, Conner and Wyatt Thomas, Eldred; and one brother, Calvin Cochran, of Turtlepoint.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and his wife of 61 years, Shirley A. Cochran, who died April 16, 2017.

Friends may call on Saturday, October21, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred where funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 22, with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

American Legion Memorial Service will be conducted by the Eldred American Legion Post #887 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home and full military honors will be presented by the Eldred American Legion Post #887 Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Frank and Shirley Cochran American Legion Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 134, Eldred, PA 16731, or to the American Legion Post #887 Eldred.

Online condolences can be made at

Kane Dispatched For Vehicle Into Tree On Westwind Road

At 8:09 PM on Friday, Kane fire & ambulance have been dispatched to a vehicle into a tree off Westwind Road with heavy front end damage & airbag deployment.

Michael W. Wheeler, 69, of Bradford, PA

Michael W. Wheeler

Michael W. Wheeler, 69, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was born on September 11, 1948 in Bradford, the son of the late Walter and Mary Chiarilli Wheeler.

He was a 1966 graduate of Bradford Central Christian.

He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. Mike loved hiking, camping and being outdoors; he was also a devoted lover of animals.

He was currently employed by BT Janitorial Services, Bradford.

He is survived by two sisters, Marsha (Kurt) Keller of Bradford and Moira Wheeler of West Seneca, NY; one nephew, Benjamin Keller of Austin, TX; one niece, Elizabeth Keller of Fort Worth, TX and many cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Stanley Swacha as celebrant.

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

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Sandra K. Garthwaite, 70, formerly of Bradford, PA

Sandra K. Garthwaite

Sandra K. Garthwaite, 70, formerly of Bradford, PA, went to be with the Angels, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at The Pines in Olean, NY.

Born July 31, 1947, in Bradford she was the daughter of the late Earl R. and Dorothy (Hanna) Garthwaite.

She was a 1965 graduate of Bradford High School, and a 1968 graduate of Olean Business Institute

She worked as a bookkeeper at Ott & McHenry Pharmacy for her father for many years.

She loved playing board games, puzzles, knitting, ceramics, coloring, word games and was a huge Elvis fan. She also loved spending time with her nieces, nephews and her cats.

Surviving are three three brothers, Roger A. (Maureen) Garthwaite, of St. College, Greg E. Garthwaite, of Mt Jewett, and Bruce L. (Sandy) Garthwaite of Great Valley, NY; nine nieces and nephews, Sean Garthwaite, Kelly Garthwaite, Jeremy Garthwaite, Zachary Garthwaite, Jennifer Myers, Amanda Jacks, Jason Garthwaite, Josh Garthwaite and Jacob Garthwaite.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Gary Garthwaite, and one niece, Jodi Garthwaite.

Private graveside services and burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired may be made to the Pines Healthcare and Rehab Center, Olean, NY, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Homecare and Hospice in Olean, NY, SPCA in Cattaraugus County in Olean and Empire Animal Rescue Society in Salamanca, NY.

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

Online condolences may be made at

Marie E. Coronati, 101, formerly of Roberts St., Bradford, PA

Marie E. Coronati

Marie E. Coronati, 101, formerly of Roberts St., Bradford, PA, passed away Friday October 20, 2017 in Greensburg, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Holenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Coudersport Ambulance to Nortn Main for Male Fall Victim

At 3:44 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to North Main & 8th for a person fallen.

Pam Redmond, Owner of Hershey's Farm Market, Guest Speaker at Coudersport Rotary

On October 9, 2017, Coudersport Rotary Club was pleased to host Pamela Redmond from Hershey’s Farm Market as our guest speaker.

Hershey's Farm Market has been in existence for over 30 years founded by Phil
Hershey who passed away in 2015. Pamela (Postlewait) Redmond of Port Allegany
purchased the market in June of 2016. 

Located on E. Second Street in Coudersport it offers a large variety of plants in the spring, bulk and bagged landscape materials, seasonal produce, coal and wood pellets for your home heating needs, deer corn and locally made crafts. 

The market is open year around, Monday thru Friday 8:00 - 5:30 and Saturday 8:00 - 4:00.

Thank you for being our guest Pam!


Mann Packing Recalls Minimally Processed Vegetable Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products.
The recalled product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Relish Foods, Inc Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because of Possible Health Risk
On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc of Culver City, California voluntarily initiated the recall of Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins. The recall was the result of sampling by FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Relish Foods Inc is continuing the investigation with FDA as to what caused the problem.
First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond in Honey Roast Nut Crunch
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling Honey Roast Nut Crunch because it contains undeclared almond. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to tree nuts (almonds) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled item was distributed to 30 Wegmans Food Markets in the states of MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and VA, and sold by the pound in the bulk foods department under the name Honey Roast Nut Crunch. The affected product was sold from October 9, 2017 to October 19, 2017. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card.
Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co., a Freedom, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 701 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Hinsdale & Olean 10 Medic Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 446

At 2:14 PM on Friday, Hinsdale & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Rt. 446 & West Shore Road at Cuba Lake for a 2 vehicle T-Bone Accident.
Mercyflight 8 on ground standby. 
2:25 PM--Allegany County Firefighter on scene reports no injuries.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer

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Friday, October 20, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol
House Passes Revenue Plan to Complete Budget Funding

In seeking to close out the 2017-18 state budget process, the House this week voted on part of a revenue package to provide the rest of the funding needed to balance the current year’s budget.

House Bill 542 would raise the bulk of revenue needed to close the budget gap by securitizing the Tobacco Settlement Fund, ensuring third-party online sellers remit the sales tax, and legalizing and taxing fireworks. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Additional measures, including gaming reforms and transferring unused money from special funds, still need to be passed to complete the funding package.

House Republicans have been focused on standing up for taxpayers, first by successfully passing a spending plan that spent much less than the governor proposed, and now by approving a revenue plan without any broad-based taxes to further burden individuals, families and employers.
Ceremony to Honor Master Sgt. Thomas Maholic Oct. 28

Bradford Township native Thomas Maholic gave his life in service to our country more than a decade ago. Next Saturday, Oct. 28, the community will gather to pay tribute to this brave soldier by dedicating the bridge on Route 770 over the Tunungwant Creek in McKean County as the Master Sergeant Thomas Maholic Memorial Bridge.

Master Sgt. Maholic was killed on June 24, 2006, in Ghecko, Afghanistan, when his patrol unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during a cordon and search mission.

Please come out to show your appreciation to Master Sgt. Maholic and his family on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. at the site of the bridge on Route 770 (Minard Run Road) near the intersection with Route 219.

PLEASE NOTE: For safety reasons, Minard Run Road will be closed between the Route 219 intersection and High Street intersection from 10-11 a.m.
Thanks for Coming to the Roulette Expo!

Thank you to all of the senior citizens, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this year’s Roulette Senior Citizens Expo a success! I hope you found the one-stop access to information about a wide variety of programs and services convenient and helpful.
Register for FREE Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar

Join me for a discussion about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St., Kane.

Speakers will include McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer; McKean County Sheriff Dan Woods; and McKean County Deputy Sheriff and longtime firearms instructor Roger Sager.

Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling the Kane office at 814-837-0880 or sign up online at
Ag Committees Discuss Spotted Lanternfly

The House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees held a joint informational meeting this week to discuss the threat of Spotted Lanternfly, a non-native species with the potential to impact several facets of the state’s agriculture industry, including the hardwood industry.

Since it was first discovered in Berks County three years ago, the pest has spread to a few other counties in the southeastern part of the state. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with local and federal officials and property owners, is working hard in an attempt to contain the spread of Spotted Lanternfly by issuing a quarantine in the affected counties, promoting early detection, and engaging in practices to kill the pest through tree banding and egg mass scraping.

I am encouraged by the aggressive response from the department, as spread of Spotted Lanternfly poses a significant threat to the state’s more than $20.5 million grape, nearly $134 million apple, and more than $24 million stone fruit industries, as well as the hardwood industry, which accounts for $12 billion in sales.

To view video of the meeting and read submitted testimony, click here.
Got Expired Drugs? Dispose of Them Safely

To help keep prescription medications out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration is once again hosting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day next Saturday, Oct. 28.

Although no special take-back events are scheduled in our area, we are fortunate to have several permanent collection sites in the region. Please note that many agencies only collect items during regular business hours. The locations are as follows:

Cameron County
  • Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, 12921 Route 120, Emporium.
  • Emporium Police Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium.
McKean County Potter County

Clarksville Dispatched For Crash On Higby Road

At 1:30 PM on Friday, Clarksville Fire & EMS dispatched to 2645 Higby Road for a 2 vehicle crash.

Wellsboro Dispatched To Vehicle Fire On Rt. 6

At 1:06 PM on Friday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to a vehicle fire near 12094 Route 6.

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  Photo: L-R : James Dixon, Patricia Rosenstein, Bill Conrad, Rebecca Keagle, DCI’s 2017 Sis Simons Award Recipient, Joe Haines, Anne Albright & Richard Seager.
Ridgway- Dickinson’s Board of Directors honored Rebecca (Becky) Keagle of Coudersport as the 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth “Sis” Simons Memorial Award.

The award presentation was made at Dickinson’s annual board meeting on October 19, 2017. This prestigious honor recognizes a Dickinson Center direct service employee who consistently goes above and beyond in the performance of his/her duties. Becky’s selection was a result of nominations submitted by both her direct supervisor and a co-worker. Becky is committed to helping individuals achieve their goals and providing them with opportunities to use their skills in the community.

Becky is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist and has been with DCI since 2006. Becky’s education includes a Bachelors degree in Social Work, as well as certification as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). Over the years, she has worked in several DCI programs the most recent programs being Outpatient, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and Crisis Services. She has exceeded expectations in her program and continues to promote recovery and resilience to all individuals that she works with.

Heidi Thomas, Executive Director, states “Becky consistently demonstrates our core values of compassion, excellence, and hope. We’re proud to have employees like Becky whose dedication and advocacy is evident in everything that they do both at work and in the community.”

Becky received a monetary gift, an engraved clock, and will have her name engraved on the Elizabeth “Sis” Simons Memorial Award plaque displayed at Dickinson Center‘s main office at 43 Servidea Drive, Ridgway. Previous award
recipients include: Michelle Straub, Laura Sypien, Kevin Leahy, Tonya Wolfe, Tammy Perkins, Heidi Eastman, Ed Badeau, Barb Cole, John Ogden, Dr. Paul Francis, Michael DeStefano, Jennifer Dippold, Dawn Dovensky, Tana Funair, and Pat Work.

Elizabeth “Sis” Simons, was a founding member of the original Dickinson Board of Governors and served for over four decades demonstrating exemplary leadership, public relations, caring, and dedication to Dickinson’s mission. She achieved an honorary “life” membership on the Board of Governors until she passed away on July 18, 2001. The Board established the Sis Simons Award to honor her in memory and recognize her significant contributions to Dickinson Center, Inc.

Dickinson Center, Inc. is accredited under the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Standards for Excellence. This accreditation is attained by the most well managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated compliance with 55 specific Standards for Excellence based on honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability.

Oswayo Valley High School designated a Title I High Achievement reward school

The Oswayo Valley High School has been designated a Title I High Achievement reward school. 

To qualify for this distinguished award, schools must meet the following criteria: Highest five percent Title I schools based on combined mathematics and reading proficiency for PSSA or Keystone exams, meet all four annual measurable objectives (AMOs) including: Test participation in PSSA or Algebra I/Literature Keystone exams, graduation rate, closing the achievement Gap in PSSA or Algebra I/Literature Keystone exams, closing the achievement gap in PSSA or Algebra I/Literature Keystone Exams for historically underperforming students; and, not a priority or focus school. The school will be recognized at the Federal Programs Conference in January.

“Congratulations to our students, teachers, administrators, and staff for their outstanding work in achieving this honor,” Dr. Michele S. Hartzell, Superintendent.


St. Marys Dispatched To 2 Vehicle Crash on South Michael

At 12:31 PM on Friday, St . Marys Fire Police & Ambulance dispatched to South Michael for a 2 vehicle accident with 2 injuries reported.

Wellsboro Branch Of First Citizens Bank Donates To Busy Bee STEM Lab in the Don Gill Elementary School

The Busy Bee STEM Lab in the Don Gill Elementary School will promote supplemental learning opportunities through inquiry, experimentation, and hands-on projects. First Citizens Wellsboro Branch Manager, Deborah Cram, was delighted to donate to this project which provides students with opportunities for collaboration, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
Pictured left-to-right: Student (Don Gill Elementary School), Deborah Cram (First Citizens Wellsboro Branch Manager), Student (Don Gill Elementary School).

PA Drilling Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swn Production Co Llc in New Milford Twp, Susquehanna County

Administrative violation issued on 2017-10-18 to Swn Production Co Llc in New Milford Twp, Susquehanna county. OGA 3211(F1) - Failure to notify DEP or surface landowner or local political subdivision 24 hours prior to commencement of drilling. Failure to electronically notify DEP. Failure to re-notify DEP.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Leroy Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-10-18 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Leroy Twp, Bradford county. 78a57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect brine and other fluids produced during operation of the well in a tank, series of tanks, or other device approved by the Department for subsequent disposal or r..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Windham Twp, Wyoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-10-11 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Windham Twp, Wyoming county. 78.85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Marjorie J. Langs, formerly of 3974 Route 417, Lot 144, Allegany, NY

Marjorie J. Langs

Marjorie J. Langs, formerly of 3974 Route 417, Lot 144, Allegany, NY, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 18, 2017), at Absolut Care of Salamanca, where she had been residing.

Born Feb. 8, 1934, in Franklinville, she was the daughter of Glen Raymond and Helen Aresta Clark Cook.

She married John "Jan" P. Langs, who predeceased her on Nov. 20, 2016.

Mrs. Langs was the school crossing guard for Olean City Schools for many years. She was a member of the Olean Elks Lodge 491, Loyal Order of Moose Lodges and the St. Stephen's Club. She enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving are four children, Donald Hanson of Louisiana, Timothy (Korene) Hanson of North East, Pa., Gary B. Hanson and Patty Buchanan, both of Olean; one sister, Betty Benjamin; one brother, James Clark; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her longtime friend Harold Weatherbee; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Susan Mainus.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one sister, Judy Ambroselli, and one brother, Bill Ambroselli.

A celebration of Marjorie's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at the Olean American Legion, 307 E. State St. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at Mount Prospect Cemetery, Franklinville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123.

Belmont, Friendship Dispatched For Crash On I-86 Eastbound

At 11:53 AM on Friday, Belmont & Friendship Fire Depts. with amity Rescue and Medic dispatched to a one vehicle crash on I-86 Eastbound between Friendship & Belmont. A person is reported slumped over the steering wheel.

Jennifer Wagner, age 30, from Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner, age 30, from Coudersport, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly October 18th due to a complication of heart valve failure. 

She was a graduate of Ferrum College, with degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She was a case manager in Newport News, Virginia. 

She had a very loving and caring heart and helped many people during her life. 

She was preceded in death by her father John J. Wagner. 

She will be greatly missed by her family, mother Cynthia Froebel, twin sister Jessica Wagner, brother Jeremiah Wagner, step father Greg Froebel, her many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

All those who knew her know that she loved her family, friends, and animals very much. A private family service will be planned to celebrate her life.


INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Shrewsbury Twp Township

INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC reports drilling started on 2017-10-19 00:00:00 at site FOX B 3H in Shrewsbury Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, spud, drilling, gas, unconventional

Full or Part Time Positions in Therapeutic Staff Support Available Thru Sagewood, Inc. In Port Allegany, Shinglehouse & Coudersport Areas

Eldred Township Fire Department Ham & Turkey Party Saturday, Oct. 21st


You Stink!
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Tonight, after we had finished dinner, I got up from the table and walked over and gave my wife a kiss. She responded with, “Are you going in to take a shower?” I said “No, why?” She then said, “It was more of a suggestion than a question, you stink.” Not being able to leave things alone, I acted surprised. She then added, “I could smell you in the car.” For those that are wondering, yes I went and took a shower.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes we are the last to know things? After all I shower regularly, brush my teeth and hair, (Oh wait, I don’t have hair). We use deodorant, and perhaps cologne and we still end up smelling bad. Are we missing something?

Okay, so let me get to the real point. There are many things in life that we just simply miss. I’m not talking about body odor but rather the toxicity of our soul that leads to obnoxious and destructive behavior. We don’t see it, and we are often feeling more like the victim than the perpetrator.  Because of wounds to our soul that have come, because of unresolved trauma, abuse, and a host of other things, we don’t see how bad off we really are. Sadly, others see it, but we can’t.

King David said in Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts”. Why is that so important? It’s because we need others to help us see what we can’t. Who can really know your heart? Who can see past the masks that you wear? We have to give those that we trust the permission to speak truth, and then we need to receive it.

I have two friends that I meet with every month. With each other we have been open about our lives, failures, regrets and our pain. We purposely get together to do life. It’s a commitment that we each make to each other, because if we’re going to grow we understand that we need others that can speak into our life what they see. If your thinking stinks who’s going to tell you? Think about it.

Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA Is Seeking An Experienced Dietary Aide To Join Our Team

Country Moving Auction Saturday, October 21st, On Summit Road In Bradford, PA

Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport Seeking An Experienced STNA

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

Hamilton 's Pumpkin Patch In Ulysses, PA, Open Every Saturday & Sunday Noon Until Dark

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Smethport Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Hamlin Bank

At 11:32 PM on Thursday, Smethport Fire Department has been dispatched to the Hamlin Bank on Main Street for a commercial fire alarm. Reported to be a basement smoke detector.

Former Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department treasurer charged with stealing over $11,000 in department funds

Wellsville Daily Reporter
ALBANY — The former treasurer of the Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department was charged today in the alleged theft of more than $11,000 from the fire department over several years, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, said.

DiNapoli said the charges followed an investigation by his office and the Bolivar Police Department which was prompted by a complaint to the comptroller’s fraud hotline.

Amy Olmstead, 47, of Bolivar, is accused of forging and cashing department checks and pocketing cash donated at fundraisers – including the “Smile for Christmas” campaign which collects money for toys for local children. She allegedly covered her actions by exaggerating bank balances to the board. Her alleged crimes were unmasked when the bank alerted the fire department that its checks were bouncing, DiNapoli said.

“It’s unacceptable when a public official blurs the line between their private desires and the public’s money,” the comptroller DiNapoli said. “When that line is crossed, a clear message must be sent that such behavior will not be tolerated. I thank Bolivar Police Chief Steven McPherson and Allegany County District Attorney Keith Slep for their partnership with my office in bringing Mrs. Olmstead to justice.”

McPherson said, “The village of Bolivar’s police department, along with assistance from the New York State Comptroller’s Office, arrested Amy D. Olmstead after a long investigation,”  Read more...

Smethport Fire Department Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 6

At 10:40 PM on Thursday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched with Fire Police for traffic control at the request of State Police at a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 6 at East Valley Road.

Bradford Dispatched For Crash On Minard Run Road

At 9:30 PM on Thursday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & City EMS dispatched to Minard Run Road near orchard Valley Road for a motor vehicle accident. No details.
RECALLED BY POLICE--Gone on arrival.

Fire & EMS Units Dispatched For Dog Struck By A Vehicle On Route 6

At 8:12 PM on Thursday, Wellsboro and Mansfield Fire & Ambulance were dispatched to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near 11541 Route 6. Responding police advised that a dog has been struck. There were no humans struck by a vehicle. All units were recalled.

Cole Memorial Wellness Centers Offering Discounted Membership Rates Now thru the End of the Year

Middlebury & Tioga Fire Depts. Dispatched To House Fire On Hills Creek Lake Road

At 6:19 PM on Thursday, Middlebury & Tioga Fire Departments have been dispatched to 2087 Hills Creek Lake Road for a house fire.
Wellsboro Fire Dept. dispatched. Report flames showing. Blossburg dispatched for rehab trailer. Mansfield tanker also dispatched.

Welcoming Jasper Osmond Landon Britton Born at Cole Memorial