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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bradford Police, EMS Respond To Assist Shooting Victim On East Avenue

At 12:50 AM on Tuesday, Bradford City Police and EMS were dispatched to 102 East Avenue for an approximately 20 year old male with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Police on scene reported an accidental discharge of the weapon.

A medical helicopter has been dispatched to the Pitt-Bradford Soccer Field.

1:23 AM--Ambulance en route to landing zone. 

1:37 AM--Stat helicopter cancelled due to weather. 

1:51 AM--Mercyflight is going to attempt landing. At least 2 females being transported by police to station.

1:57 AM--Mercyflight had to abort.

80th Potter County Fair Starts July 31st, Continues Through August 6, 2016 At Millport, PA

Benefit Friday At Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Home For Bob & Cindy Baker

Bradford Manor Seeking Licensed Practical Nurse

Summer Clearance Sale At So Much More In Coudersport

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mary S. SOWERS, 92, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Harrison Township, Potter County and York, PA


Mary S. SOWERS, 92, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Harrison Township, Potter County and York, PA, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. 

Born August 15, 1923, in Elizabethtown, PA, she was the daughter of Paul A. and Ada Mae Brandt Schwenk. 

A graduate of William Penn High School, she was employed by General Telephone Co. for 28 years. 

 In 1974, Mary and her husband Lewis formed Sowers Farms, Inc. to develop several subdivisions and to construct homes and recreational cabins in Potter County, PA. 

 Mary was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church in York and also a member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. She was also a member of the York City Firemen’s Auxiliary and supportive of the work of Public Citizen, Sierra Club, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security. 

Surviving are: nieces and nephews; and good friends, Tim and Linda Pritchard, Harold and Dixie Reisinger, Calvin and Mabel Horning, and Patsy Lamphier. 

Special thanks are extended to her caregivers at Cole Manor for their fine care and kindness to Mary. 

She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth L. Sowers, who was killed in World War II; her second husband, Lewis T. Sowers; a son Kenneth G. Sowers; and a sister, Lorna B. Young. 

A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery, York, PA. 

Memorials may be made to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 217 E. Main St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Burning Tractor Band Plays Tuesday Evening At Shinglehouse Park; Come On Out!!

Come out to the Shinglehouse Park this Tuesday evening, July 26th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm to hear the Burning Tractor Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music!

Commercial Vehicles Over Five Tons to be Restricted on I-95 in Philadelphia During Democratic National Convention

All Philadelphia Regional Interstates and Expressways Remain Open to Passenger Vehicles

King of Prussia, PA – Commercial vehicles weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling on Interstate 95 between Exit 13 (Interstate 76 West/Route 291/Valley Forge) and Exit 22 (Interstate 676) in Philadelphia from Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 PM, until midday Friday, July 29, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today.

“The rerouting of commercial vehicles off I-95 is associated with the security for the Democratic National Convention,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “PennDOT and regional transportation partners will utilize a combination of electronic message boards and stationary signs to guide commercial truck drivers along alternate routes during this temporary restriction.

“We urge commercial drivers, if possible, to travel on interstate highways outside the Philadelphia region during the week of the convention to avoid being diverted off I-95,” Richards added.

Among the types of commercial vehicles to be restricted from traveling on this part of I-95 during the convention are delivery trucks, utility vehicles, parcel trucks, small dump trucks, buses, flatbed and stake trucks, refrigerated and box trucks, large delivery trucks, refuse trucks, cement mixers, buses, and all tractor trailer combinations including double trailers.

In addition, motor homes and recreational trailers operated for personal use and weighing more than five tons will also be restricted from traveling on this section of I-95.

The following are the posted detours that drivers of vehicles over five tons will be directed to follow to return to I-95 once they exit the interstate:

From I-95 north: Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) east, to 26th Street, to Interstate 76 west, to Interstate 676 east; and
From I-95 south: I-676 west, to I-76 east, to 26th Street, to Route 291(Penrose Avenue) west.

In addition, the northbound and southbound entrance ramps to I-95 between Exit 13 and Exit 22 in Philadelphia will be closed to commercial vehicles over five tons. Commercial vehicles will be directed to use arterial roads to reach either I-95 north or south beyond Exit 13 or Exit 22.

Richards said all interstate highways and expressways in the Philadelphia region will remain open to passenger vehicles throughout the convention. She advised commuters to allow additional time for travel on I-76, I-676 and Route 291 during this time because these highways will experience heavier traffic volumes due to commercial vehicles being diverted off I-95. Citizens should consider using public transportation for travel into and out of Center City.

The I-95 exit ramps at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) in south Philadelphia also will be closed during convention week.

The I-95 north exit ramp at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) will be closed from Friday, July 22 at 10:00 PM until midday Friday, July 29.

The southbound I-95 exit ramp at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) will be open intermittently during convention week, but only for access to the Navy Yard. The southbound exit-ramp will be closed:

Friday, July 22, at 10:00 PM to Saturday, July 23, at 6:00 AM;
Monday, July 25, at 2:00 PM to Tuesday, July 26, at 2:00 AM;
Tuesday, July 26, at 2:00 PM to Wednesday, July 27, at 2:00 AM;
Wednesday, July 27, at 2:00 PM to Thursday, July 28, at 2:00 AM; and
Thursday, July 28, at 2:00 PM to midday Friday, July 29.

The southbound I-95 off-ramp will be open to the Navy Yard only at all other times during convention week.

The posted detours for motorists to follow during the closure of the I-95 exit ramps at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) are:

From I-95 North: Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) east, to Moyamensing Avenue, to Oregon Avenue to Broad Street (Route 611); and
From I-95 South: Enterprise Avenue, to Island Avenue, to Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) east, to Moyamensing Avenue, to Oregon Avenue to Broad Street (Route 611).

PennDOT is working closely with regional transportation partners to coordinate travel-related messaging and the use of electronic message signs to inform commercial drivers and travelers of I-95 travel restrictions in Philadelphia during this special event. Messages will be posted on 109 permanent and portable electronic message signs beginning Saturday, July 16, and continuing throughout the week of the convention.

PennDOT will not close travel lanes on the following interstate highways and expressways for construction and maintenance activities from Sunday night, July 24, to Friday morning, July 29: I-76; I-95 between I-676 and I-476: I-676; U.S. 202 between Route 29 and I-76; and U.S. 422 between U.S. 202 and Route 23.

Oversized loads also will be prohibited from traveling in the Philadelphia region from Saturday, July 23, at 12:00 PM through midday Friday, July 29.

To assist those traveling to Philadelphia for the convention, PennDOT will launch a travelers’ website in July – The website will be a useful tool that provides real-time traffic information; color-coded maps showing how traffic is flowing; and other valuable information. The site will be accessible from both desktop and mobile interfaces.

To further help motorists and expedite the reopening of travel lanes resulting from breakdowns or incidents during the convention, PennDOT will operate its State Farm Safety Patrol tow truck service around-the-clock from Saturday, July 23, to Friday, July 29, on I-76; I-95 between Route 63 and the Delaware state line; I-476; I-676; U.S. 202 between Boot Road and I-76; and U.S. 422 between U.S. 202 and Route 29.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

Male Boxer Missing From Coudersport Since Sunday

Jim, Could you please post a picture of my missing dog? 

He has been missing since Sunday 7/24/16. Male boxer,, 4 years old, friendly but skittish, could possibly be limping. 

He was last seen heading west on Rt. 6 by cemetery curve. 

If anyone sees him PLEASE contact me at 814-203-1012.. Bill Lindsley

John Duncan Bradley, 91, of 671 Lakeside Circle, Unit 618, Pompano Beach, FL

John Duncan Bradley

John Duncan Bradley, 91, of 671 Lakeside Circle, Unit 618, Pompano Beach, FL, passed away at his summer home at 256 West Shore Rd., Cuba, NY, after a long and eventful life on July 25, 2016. 

He arrived in Olean, New York on October 26, 1924, as the second son of John C. and Edith Washburn Bradley. They made their home in Bolivar, and John, (Buster or "Bus" to his contemporaries), graduated with Bolivar Central School’s class of 1942, where he excelled in football and track, winning the school's outstanding athlete award.

WWII Veteran
He graduated from the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, in June 1943, and immediately followed his brother into the United States Army Air Force as a cadet, and began a lifelong passion for flying. He did his basic training in Miami Beach and earned a spot in the pilot training program that fall. He received his wings and multi-engine rating in Macon, Georgia on March 11, 1945. Not speaking a foreign language, he survived his first assignment as a B-25 instructor using sign language to teach Free French cadets how avoid crashing at Randolph Field, Montgomery, Alabama. At the war's end, he was stationed at Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin, where he and his fellow pilots used the state capital building as a pylon, and where he underwent training to fly B-29's for the final assault on Japan. He was discharged in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 17, 1945.

While attending Air Force ground school at Syracuse University in the late months of 1943, he met Beverly Christman of Wellsville, New York. They were married on April 21, 1946, while he was a student at Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Beverly passed away on April 16, 2012, five days before their sixty-sixth anniversary.

After attending RPI and Alfred University, John began his working life at the Bradley Producing Company in Wellsville, New York, where, in 1952, he became superintendent of its Illinois Division, and retired as Chairman of the Board in 1983. He, with his cousin Richard Bradley, owned and operated the Homestead Oil Company with leases near Bolivar and Allentown. John served as a director of the State Bank of Bolivar, and after its merger with the Citizens Bank of Wellsville he served as the chairman of that board's building committee. He was one of the early developers of the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, was a director of the CONAP Corporation, and was the proud sole proprietor of the Bolivar Screen Door Aircraft Company.

The only elective office John ever held was as a member of the Bolivar Central School Board. However, he was very active in civic affairs. He was president of the Bolivar Country Club, the Bolivar Free Library, and the New York State Oil Producer's Association. He was a trustee of Alfred University. He was a New York State Republican Committeeman, and was a delegate or alternate delegate to numerous Republican State and National conventions. The first presidential convention he attended was in Chicago in 1952, where he actually heard John Wayne say, "Well, hello little lady," to a hat check girl. (She nearly fainted). He was a member of Macedonia Lodge 258 Bolivar, the Wellsville Elks Club, the John Knox Village Rotary Club, and had been a member of the Bartlett Country Club and of the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club. He was also a founding member of Holimont and of the Cuba Lake Yacht Club. He was also a charter member of the Olean chapter of the ROMEO’s, and regularly attended their lunch meetings until last month. He and his life-long close friend, Tony Sallazzo, are the last two surviving World War Two veteran members of Bolivar's Kenyon Andrus Post of the American Legion. Last month, John was honored to be named the Grand Marshal of the Bolivar Pioneer Oil Day’s parade.

As chief mechanic and co-owner with his friend and pilot-partner, Ralph Twombley, he won the AT-6 class National Air Races in Reno, Nevada. John is the only person who travelled the Barge Canal in a three-horsepower, coal-fired steamboat (in 1957 with his great friends John and Mike Mitchell of Bradford), who also flew around the world on the Concorde, in 1996, to celebrate his and his wife's Fiftieth Anniversary. He was well known for the seemingly endless supply of anecdotes and funny stories he told about his life, many concerning the antics of his close friends. One of those friends was "Senator" Irwin Dick of Minneapolis, who took binoculars to the beach to get a better look at the girls twenty-five feet away. Another was Royal Allen Glintz of Bolivar, who at one time or another impersonated everyone from an Arab sheik, (during the 1974 oil crisis), to New York State Game Commissioner Louis Wahle, at Commissioner Wahle's own swearing-in ceremony. John’s last adventures and stories came with fellow Air Force veteran Bill Rollo, who managed to get John and himself across the Canadian border to visit the Royal Canadian Air Force Museum with a passport that had expired thirty-two years before.

John was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, 1st Lt. George W. Bradley, who died in World War Two, and by his niece, Sara Bradley. His first child, Mary Priscilla, died in 1948. He is survived by a son, George C. Bradley (Constance) of Miami Shores, FL, and by two daughters, Marcia Bradley of Madison, WI, and Deborah (Thomas) Arzberger of Greenwood, SC. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three nieces, and one cousin, former Secretary of the Air Force Thomas C. Reed of Healdsburg, California.

John's family would like to publicly thank Tina Shafer and all of her home health aides who provided wonderful care for John during the last months of his life, especially Crystal Hogan, Amy Wetherby, Megan Solomon, Angela Rhodes, and Tracy Trunko. In Florida, he was similarly cared for by Victoria Hart. 

Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation for the Cuba Lake Area Young Sailors Fund; to the Bolivar Free Library; to the Pioneer Oil Museum of New York; or to the charity or cause of the donor's choice. 

There will be no visitation. A private graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13. This will be followed by a celebration party for family and friends honoring John’s memory at the family cottage at 256 West Shore Road, Cuba Lake, Cuba, New York, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar.

Little Nippers monthly youth sports meeting Wednesday, July 27.

The Little Nippers have announced that there will be a monthly youth sports meeting on Wednesday, July 27, at 7:00pm at the Nippers' Building on Memorial Drive, Duke Center, Pa. Topics of discussion will include the upcoming football and cheerleading seasons. Youth sports coaches and parents are encouraged to attend. This meeting is open to the general public.

Smethport Head Start will be at Costa's Grocery Store in Smethport

Smethport Head Start will be at Costa's Grocery Store in Smethport on Wednesday, July 27th from 11am until 1pm. Applications will be available for parents wishing to enroll their children for the coming school year.

Head Start is a 5 hour comprehensive preschool program providing academic and social readiness for Kindergarten. Head Start serves children 3 to 5 years old. There is no cost to income eligible families.

For more information call 887-5670.

Coudersport Rotary Club News - July 25, 2016

L-R - Rotarian, Pat Northeimer - Barbara Busch - Cathy Bowers
Barbara Busch, PCHS, Area Agency on Aging, was the guest speaker of Rotarian, Ruth Ellen Moore Sallade today. In Ruth's absence, President, Cathy Thompson Bowers gave the introduction.

Barbara spoke about the PACE and PACENET program for those individuals age 65 and older, and may need prescription help. PACE and PACENET works with Medicare Part D Plans, Retiree/Union coverage, Employer Plans, and Veteran's benefits. In addition, they offer low prescription co-pays. Ms. Busch handed out Brochures that provided eligibility requirements.

The Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging also assists with Medicare through the APPRISE Program. Apprise is a free health insurance counseling program that is designed to help all Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Barb explained that counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer questions about Medicare and provide individuals with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare. Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment Period, is every year from October 15 through December 7, and is the only time of the year when both Part D and Medicare Advantage Plan members can change their plans for the upcoming year. 

In addition, Medicare's Annual "Disenrollment" Period is every year from January 1 through February 14. Barb explained that this is the time of year when Medicare Advantage Plan members can drop their plan are able to return to Original Medicare and join a stand-alone Part D plan. The APPRISE program also assists with Long-Term Care Insurance, screening and applying for financial assistance programs, as well as fraud and abuse. The Apprise Program is "Funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living".

The Area Agency on Aging offers many programs to help older adults and their families

Barb stated that individuals could talk with her by contacting the Potter County Area Agency on Aging at their Roulette office. Their toll-free number is (800)-800-2560 or calling (814) 544-7315.

Many thanks to Barbara Busch for taking time out of her busy day to join us at Rotary for a very informative program

Photo and Article by: Cathy Bowers

James “Jamie” Langan, 54, of Gaines, PA

James “Jamie” Langan,

James “Jamie” Langan, 54, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. 

Born December 10, 1961 in Wellsboro, PA, he was a son of Charleen Gilbert of Gaines and the late Carl Langan. 

Jamie was a member of the Valley Alliance Church and was employed by D.C.N.R. at Leonard Harrison State Park. 

He greatly enjoyed fishing and will be greatly missed by his dog, Jack. Jamie also loved spending time with his family and friends. 

Surviving in addition to his mother, Charleen Gilbert, are four brothers, Terry (Sandy) Brown, Westfield, PA, Neil (Debbie) Langan, Galeton, Kevin (Mary) Langan, Appomattox, VA and Carl Langan Jr., Bloomsburg, PA; three sisters, Lynda Painter, Westfield PA, Tammy Lynn Gilbert, Otsego, MN and Espie Langan, Georgetown, SC; and several nieces and nephews. 

Jamie was preceded in death by his father, Carl Langan; stepfather, Cleon H. Gilbert; two brothers, Mryon and Harold Langan; and a sister, Lisa Gayle Langan. 

Friends may call at the Valley Alliance Church, Ansonia, PA, on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 1:00pm-2:00pm with a Memorial Services following at 2:00pm. The Rev. David R. Schleh Sr. will officiate. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A. 

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

Thomas R. Ireland, Sr., 60, of Ceres, PA

Thomas R. Ireland, Sr.
“beloved father, grandfather, and brother”

Thomas R. Ireland, Sr., 60, of Ceres, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 24, 2016 after suffering an apparent heart attack in his home.

Born on October 25, 1955 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Clarence T. and Olabel C. Tarr Ireland.
Tom was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. 

He was employed for many years as an independent contractor working for UPS in Allegany, NY as a hazardous material correspondent. This was a position he worked hard to attain, completing further education in this quest. He also performed machine and facility maintenance for UPS in Allegany, NY, Jamestown, NY and Dunkirk, NY. 

In his younger years, Tom worked as an independent contract carrier for the Olean Times Herald. He was a hard worker often working 7 days a week and was proud of his success and good job that he had contracting with UPS. Tom’s great love of music lead him to become the owner and DJ of “Nightrocker Entertainment”. 

He loved to ride his Thoroughbred Stallion trike motorcycle. He loved to work and tinker in his garage, welding and fabricating projects, many times for his friends and neighbors.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas R. Ireland, Jr. of Ceres and Jesse M. Ireland of Fountain Inn, SC; two granddaughters, Alexis Marie Ireland and Jordan Williams; a brother, Terry (Sue) Ireland of Shinglehouse; a sister, Linda (Steve Hathaway) Clayton of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Corris; and a nephew, Tom Ireland.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Isaacson, pastor of the Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Tom, please visit

Shinglehouse Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire On Keech Hollow

At 4:45 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 87 Keech Hollow for a residential structure fire. Caller reports electrical odor & light smoke. This is a mobile home.

Power Outage For 2,500 Customers In Port Allegany

Electrical power is off in the Port Allegany Area for about 2,500 customers of Penelec. Their outage map says there is an estimate of 5:30 PM for power to be restored.

Here's a link to the power outage map.

DEP Accepting Applications for the 2016 Small Business Advantage Grants

Grants will Fund Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Projects

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today the availability of up to $1,000,000 of grant funding in the 13th year of the Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program for small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that promote pollution prevention and/or energy efficiency projects.

With more than 900,000 small businesses in this Commonwealth, a well-designed energy efficiency or pollution prevention project can help small businesses cut operating costs and complement the economy, while simultaneously protecting the environment.

The grants provide funding to projects that include auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks, HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency lighting, solvent recovery systems and waste recycling systems.

Applicants must be a for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer full-time employees. The grant-supported project must be located in Pennsylvania. Eligible projects must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 percent annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses.

Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures. Funding is eligible for those costs incurred between July 25, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Last year, DEP awarded 151 grants totaling nearly $1 million to Pennsylvania businesses to support pollution prevention and energy efficient upgrades, spurring more than $2.9 million in private investment.

The grant program is funded by the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, which is financed by the PA Capital Stock and Franchise Tax and Act 13 Impact Fee as well as the hazardous waste transportation and management fees, and hazardous sites cost recovery.

Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 2016-17 funds are exhausted or April 14, 2017, whichever occurs first.

Applications are available by visiting the DEP Small Business Ombudsman’s Office Site. Applicants are advised to carefully review the guidance document, which has been updated and is also available on the DEP eLibrary.

Applications must be mailed to DEP’s Grants Center, P.O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776 or hand delivered to the center, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market St., Harrisburg. Faxed or electronic submissions will not be accepted.

To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office, call 717-772-5160 or email

Coudersport Ambulance to Empereon

At 3:52 PM on Monday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Empereon for a patient with a medical emergency.

Smethport Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Rt. 46

At 3:45 PM on Monday, Smethport Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash with confinement on Route 46 just prior to Bordell Crossroads. Male in 20's is the occupant.

Vino and VanGogh Coming to Cameron County

Austin School District Art teacher, Michele Rodich offering a painting class at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center. The Vino and VanGogh class will be limited to 15 students. Adults are encouraged to bring their favorite beverage to sip while they paint sunflowers on the 16x20 canvas.

All materials are included in the $40 class to be held Wednesday August 10. Seats are limited. Contact the chamber office at 814-486-4314 or register online at

Severe Thunderstorm For Potter, Cameron, Elk & McKean


FSIS Expands Small Plant Help Desk

FSIS Expands Small Plant Help Desk, Launches Virtual Representative for Small and Very Small Plants
FSIS is expanding its resources for small plants by launching a online knowledgebase that provides continual access to information. This new tool will allow users to receive up-to-date information on frequently asked questions and communicate directly with technical experts from FSIS' Small Plant Help Desk.

Roulette Dispatched To Tree Down On Kim Hill Road

At 2:41 PM on Monday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a tree down on Kim Hill Road.

Eldred, Port Allegany Dispatched To Tractor-Trailer. Car Crash On Rt. 155

At 2:34 PM on Monday, Eldred & Port Allegany Fire Rescue, Eldred and Port Allegany Ambulances and Medic 16 dispatched to Rt. 155 & Newell Creek Road for a tractor trailer versus car crash with entrapment.
Second caller reporting no entrapment, possibly no injuries. 
2:44 PM--On scene. No injuries. Vehicle off the roadway. Fire police only needed. Rescue 38 to continue to scene.

Milford L. "Pete" Thomas, 87, Butte, Montana

Butte, MT-Milford L. "Pete" Thomas, 87, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Butte, MT. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Axelson Alternative Cremation of Butte, MT.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For McKean Potter County


Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 25 at 1:01PM EDT until July 25 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo


2016 Art in the Wilds Has Best Year Yet!

Jack Paluh and his wife Marian set up for the show. 
The life of an artist is not just the creation 
of fine works of art!
Sunshine, warmth and a nice breeze bring families 
out for a fun day at Art in the Wilds.
Co-director of the Student Art Exhibit Janine Smith
 (center) prepares to announce the awards.
Gary Rhodes CEO of the Kane Community Hospital, an 
affiliate of UPMC Hamot, a major contributor to Art in 
the Wilds and Ronald McDonald II, local funeral director 
and Art in the Wilds sponsor committee member at 
the Artist reception on the lawn of the Depot.
Sunshine and beautiful weather greeted artists, volunteers and visitors at the Tenth Annual Art in the Wilds show on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26.

The Tenth Anniversary event saw its best year yet with record-breaking attendance, highest artist sales and artist satisfaction rate.

Director Marilyn Blackmore said, “Record breaking attendance of 6,134 translated to top artist sales and assisted in the highest artist satisfaction rate ever!”

Sales were brisk with total reported artist sales of $67,088 compared to the former high total of $51,072. The average artist sale totaled $1,869.

“The quality of the art keeps getting better every year as new artists add a variety of media and returning artists work to improve their skills and creativity to provide new products for their new and returning customers. Yet the art remains affordable and there is something for everyone.” says Blackmore.

Comments from artists include:

“Thank you so much! This is a wonderful event because you take such care on every detail and it pays off!” Richelle Dourte

“This is by far the most artist friendly show we have participated in. Thank you for all of the extra touches that make us feel welcome – the water bottles, the breakfast, the artist reception and the extremely helpful staff who continually walk around to offer help and assistance to the artists. We are so impressed with everything about this show!” Anonymous artist (Artists have the choice of putting their names on the evaluation sheet, or not.)

“This is truly one of our favorite shows!” Gregg Kristophel

All artists apply online and must be juried into the show each year.

Artists apply to Art in the Wilds because they love the venue, the atmosphere created by the people of Kane, the amenities such as a catered artist reception held on Friday night at the Depot side yard, free breakfasts at the Elks, water delivered by volunteers, and “booth sitting” which is when volunteers man the artists’ booths so they can take a break or are demonstrating in the gazebo.

Artist evaluations rated 13 categories from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest. They rated the registration process, artist amenities, venue and management with a whopping 9.9 rate. They also loved the ease of loading in and out, the quality of other artists and the advertising of the show. The overall satisfaction rate was 9.6, another broken record.

At the Friday night artist reception, major sponsors and key personnel who have been influential in the success of the show over the years were recognized and had the opportunity to mingle with the Art in the Wilds committee and the artists.

Although people come literally from all over the country due to the Kane high school alumni weekend, the Kane area--including Warren, Bradford, St. Marys, Ridgway and Mt. Jewett--continues to be the strongest buying community with 40% of total sales.

Juried artist awards, consisting of large colorful ribbons and monetary prizes, were presented at the show. The award ribbons are displayed in their booths and can be used at other shows or in their studios or galleries. Jurors visited each booth and reviewed each artist’s body of work and booth presentation.

Best of Show 2D (two dimensional) art went to Al Dornisch of Ridgway, acrylic painter of animals. Best of Show 3D went to Jack Northrop, wood turner from Kane.

Both artists have exhibited all ten years of the show.

Awards of Excellence went to Anthony Arkus, hand forged metal from Galeton and Kathleen Schnell, fused glass artist from Wellsboro.

A student art exhibit and competition was piloted last year, was successfully repeated this year and is expected to remain a feature of future shows. Art in the Wilds invites participation from the 22 high schools in McKean County and its contiguous counties via their high school art teachers who engage and curate the work of their top student artists. At the show, students are encouraged to meet with juried artists and attend demonstrations. Forty six students delivered 78 pieces of aspiring art to this year's student art show, representing eight schools from McKean, Forest, Potter, and Warren Counties.

Demonstrations took place in the gazebo on Saturday with artist Al Dornisch who discussed the process of creating acrylic wildlife paintings, Art Heim who talked about photography technique and Pam Bartl who demonstrated the art of spinning. On Sunday, Rocky Holland displayed some of his wildlife photos and told stories about how he got some of the shots along with Kathleen Schnell who demonstrated her fused glass techniques.

Art in the Wilds is funded by grants from the Kane Community Development Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Major sponsorship contributions come from the Kane Community Hospital, an Affiliate of UPMC Hamot, Collins Pine Division of Kane Hardwood, Northwest Savings Bank, Kane Rotary Club, Cleland Endowment and Zook Motors, Inc. Other vital corporate, organization and individual donations are also responsible for the advertising of the show.

Thanks to our sponsors Art in the Wilds is proud to offer free admission and parking so that all individuals and families can attend the show.

The all-volunteer committee works in collaboration with the PA Wilds Artisan Trail now known as The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania, PA Route 6 Artisan Trail, the Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau (ANFVB), and the Kane Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on Art in the Wilds, please visit, like us on Facebook: “Art in the Wilds”. For sponsorship information, please contact or call 814.837.7167.

Barbara A. Holdridge, 80, West Seneca, NY, a former Bolivar resident

Barbara A. Holdridge
Renowned Cancer Research Scientist

Barbara A. Holdridge, a former Bolivar resident passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at the Fr. Baker Manor following a lengthy illness. 

Born on July 6, 1936 in Corbin KY, she was the daughter of Bert L. and Geraldine Ryan Parker.

Barbara was a graduate of Bolivar Central School class of 1954. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Science and Physics from D’Youville College in 1958. She did graduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta and University of Buffalo. 

Barbara was a cancer research scientist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute studying Human Mammalian Genetics for 38 years, retiring in 2001. She received the First Outstanding Employee Honor in the Scientific Community at Roswell Park. Barbara authored and co-authored more than 25 publications.

Memberships include National Genetics Assoc., American Assoc. of Laboratory Scientists and Queen of Heaven Church West Seneca. She is survived by one brother Dr. Alan (Diana) Parker Waukesha WI.

There will be a memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Bolivar, NY , that will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo NY 14240-0631

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar, NY.

Welcoming Ann Maureen Crust Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Jett Ross Anderson Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

August 2016 events at the S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library:

· Bridge Club every Thursday from 1-3pm

· August 8: Quick Center Art Mobile 1-2pm: “Green Revolution: Recyclable Art Projects, Windchimes, Planters, & More!” For ages 5-12. Art Mobile requires pre-registration and they limit to 25 students. Register now until August 6th at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library.

· August 11: LIFT’s Within Your Reach Assistive Technology Coordinators will be demonstrating and helping individuals find the appropriate funding sources for assistive technology.

· August 15: Quick Center Art Mobile 1-2pm: “Green Revolution: Recyclable Art Projects, Windchimes, Planters, & More!” For ages 5-12. Art Mobile requires pre-registration and they limit to 25 students. Register now until August 13th at the S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library.

· August 30: “Home Herbal Spa Experience” by Helene Nawrocki of Bear Mountain Herbs 6:30pm: Come learn simple ways you can pamper yourself at home using common herbs and ingredients.

PA CleanWays Tire Recycling

L to R: Jeff Tanner, PA CleanWays President, Bob Strait, PA CleanWays Volunteer, Justin Lund, McKean County Recycling Coordinator, and Charlie Jones, Smethport Borough Employee help with PA CleanWays Tire Recycling Event.
PA CleanWays of McKean County removed another two thousand tires from McKean County, filling two tractor-trailers on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Smethport Borough hosted the event in Smethport, PA. Thirteen volunteers spent four hours loading the tires. 

Penn State Extension coordinated the event by taking registrations and the McKean County Adult Probation Office provided several volunteers. Justin Lund, McKean County Recycling Coordinator with the Conservation District, also helped coordinate the project. Several additional McKean County municipalities participated including; Annin, Keating, Lafayette, Lewis Run, Otto, and Wetmore. PA CleanWays made the event possible by securing a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection Household Hazardous Waste Program. The collected tires will be 100% recycled by Mahantango, Inc. in Dauphin County, PA.

Smethport Ambulance To Rt. 46 For Accident Victim

At 12:55 PM on Monday, Smethport Ambulance has been dispatched to 9447 Rt. 46 at Myrna's Mercantile for a victim of a motor vehicle accident. Victim is a 20 year old female with a leg injury.

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Eulalia Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-07-20 00:00:00 to JKLM ENERGY LLC for site REESE HOLLOW 115 2HU in Eulalia Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Abbott Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-07-20 00:00:00 to TENASKA RES LLC for site TRAUB PAD A A 2H in Abbott Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Abbott Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-07-20 00:00:00 to TENASKA RES LLC for site TRAUB PAD A A 9H in Abbott Twp township, Potter county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Jones Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2016-07-20 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site COP WT 2612 169H 51523 in Jones Twp township, Elk county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 25 at 12:05PM EDT until July 25 at 1:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo


Donald R. “Chunk” Ishman, 60, of Cyclone, PA

Donald R. “Chunk” Ishman

Donald R. “Chunk” Ishman, 60, of Cyclone, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Cyclone.

He was born on September 5, 1955 in Olean, NY, a son of Theresa M. Ault Ishman and the late Raymond L. Ishman.

He was a 1973 graduate of the Smethport High School.

He was a 43 year member of the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department. While with the fire department he trained in EMS, Vehicle Rescue, First-Aid, CPR Training, an Ambulance EVDT Course and he took basic and advanced courses at the Tri-County Fire School. He was awarded the Bradford Rotary Club 2006 Fire Fighter of the Year. 

He held numerous positions in the fire department over the years such as Fire Chief for 8 years, 1st Assistant Chief for 2 years, 2nd Assistant for 1 year and 3rd Assistant for 2 years; he served as Relief Association officer, Tri-County Delegate, Vice President and also on the fire department’s Board of Directors. 

He was a common fixture at the local race tracks for many years; where he was a crew chief for several racing teams and a push truck driver.

He was employed by Zippo Manufacturing Co., Inc. for many years until he had to retire due to health issues.

In addition to his mother, Theresa Ishman of Cyclone, he is also survived by one sister-in-law, Cheryl Ishman of Portville, NY; one niece, Michelle Ishman of Portville and two nephews, Travis (Tessa) Martin of Philadelphia and Shawn King of Bradford.

In addition to his father he was also preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Ishman and one sister, Penny Cross.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Frank Eppley, retired pastor of Grace Chapel Full Gospel Church, Farmer’s Valley and Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, co-officiating.

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Memorial Contributions in his memory can be made to the Grace Chapel Full Gospel Church, 203 Rt. 446, Smethport, PA 16749, or the Hilltop Baptist Church, P.O. Box 76, Gifford, PA 16732.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Watercolors with Jessie, Part I & Watercolors with Jessie, Part II:

Watercolors with Jessie, Part I & Watercolors with Jessie, Part II:

In Watercolors with Jessie, Part I, experience new painting skills and have lots of fun with instructor Jessie Vaughn! In this two-hour class, you will complete a painting of a flower. This class is for beginners to moderately experienced painters. All supplies are included. This class is being offered on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. at Abundant Blessings.

In Watercolors with Jessie, Part II, learn to paint rocks and leaves. This class is intended for those with some experience in watercolors.  In this two-hour class, you can increase your skills and confidence. Paper will be provided; bring your own paints. Jessie has supplies for sale if needed. This class is being offered on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Abundant Blessings.

These classes are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The cost for each of these classes is $10 per person. The registration deadline for both Part I and Part II is Thursday, August 4th. To register, visit or call 814-274-4877.

Water Line Repairs Scheduled For Wednesday In Austin Borough; Expect Temporary Water Shutoffs

RECALLS 7-25-2016

07/22/2016 04:50 PM EDT
Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is recalling Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits in an 8.25 oz. cup because they may contain undeclared traces of peanuts. Consumers who are allergic to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. On July 21, 2016 Kwik Trip, Inc. became aware of this situation and have removed all Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits from their Retail location due to the undeclared allergen.
07/22/2016 07:51 PM EDT
Weis Markets of Sunbury, PA, is issuing a voluntary recall for 30 bakery products including muffins, cookies, shortbread and baked bread items due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9mm) in the sugar topping used on these products.
07/22/2016 01:11 PM EDT
Talon Compounding Pharmacy ("TCP") of San Antonio, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin aseptically compounded and packaged by TCP and that remain within expiry due to the Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") concern over a lack of sterility assurance.

NYSP Amity - Bolivar Man Arrested for DWI Drugs after Injury MVA

On July 20, Troopers arrested David L Richardson, 26 of Bolivar, NY for DWI impaired by drugs and other traffic charges.
On July 07 at 12:56 pm, Troopers responded to a report of a one car MVA on Zimmer rd in the Town of Wirt. Troopers located a vehicle off the roadway and the operator had fled the scene. 

Allegany Co 911 received a call for a man with a possible broken leg at the Sunny Hill camp ground near the scene of the MVA. Troopers interviewed Richardson at the camp ground who admitted to operating the vehicle at the time of the MVA. 

 Richardson admitted to taking prescription drugs that were not his prior to driving. 

 Richardson was flown by Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo due to his leg injury. July 20, Richardson returned to SP Amity and was issued tickets for the DWI Drugs and other traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Wirt July 2016.

Junior High Soccer Coach Vacancy At Northern Potter School District

Monday Morning Insights

Sagewood Seeking Mental Health Therapist In Coudersport Area

Allegany Township Supervisors Seeking Candidates For Part-Time Secretary/Treasurer

Bradford Manor Seeking Licensed Practical Nurse

Sagewood Seeking Candidates For Therapeutic Staff Support In Coudersport Area

Austin Woman Injured In Rugaber Street Crash

Ulysses Teen Suffers Broken Leg IN Fall From Gator On Pusher Siding Road

Emporium Man Cited For Harassment

Woman Arrested For Retail Theft In Emporium