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Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Person Injured In ATV Crash On Hickory Road Near Penfield

At 12:44 AM on Saturday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to an ATV crash on Hickory Road in the Penfield Area of Huston Township. One patient is reported unconscious but breathing with a severe head injury.

Star Hose Company Ham & Turkey Party Saturday, Oct. 1 At 7 PM

Public Estate Auction Sunday, October 2nd At Portville, NY

Hamilton's Pumpkin Patch Open Saturday & Sundays October 1 Thru October 31

Clara Township Supervisors October 4th Meeting Rescheduled For Tuesday, Oct. 12

Bullying Prevention Topic Of Forum October 18th At Smethport High School

Gustin Online Auction Of Car & Truck Garage Tools & Farmall Cub Tractor By Jelliff's Auctions

Zito Media Seeking Technical Operations Trainer In Coudersport, PA

Pinney Estates Auction, Saturday, Oct. 1, Richburg, NY

Zito Media has an opening for a part-time Customer Sales & Service Representative in Coudersport

1st Annual Gathering of the Peoples Pow-Wow Set for October 1 & 2 At Genesee Park

Public Auction: Annual Fall Consignment Sale Saturday, October 29th At Allegany, NY

Friday, September 30, 2016

Coudersport Ambulance Dispatched for Fall Victim

At 11:20 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to 105 North Main Street, the apartment above Subway, for a person who has fallen down a flight of stairs.

Headstone Damaged At Lewis Hill Cemetery In Keating Township

Open Arms Community Church announces time change and new service

BRADFORD — Open Arms Community Church is changing its Sunday service times and is adding a weekday service, starting the week of Oct. 2, at its Bradford and Port Allegany locations.

The change coincides with the church’s fall launch of “The Walking Dead” series, sermons about an infection that spread across the planet.

“Everyone's got it - and no one can fix it,” said Pastor Mike McAvoy. “Some of us are falling apart on the outside, and some of us appear to have it all together, but on the inside we are falling apart and the virus is still working it’s destructive symptoms in our life. There is one cure, one hope to save mankind.”

Services at both sites on Sundays now begin at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and beginning on Oct. 5, the church will host a service at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at 1289 E. Main St., Foster Township and 105 Smith Ave. in Port Allegany.

“It will be the same message as our Sunday services with a slightly different flow and music style to start with,” McAvoy said. “If you can't make Sunday services, come join us on Wednesday evenings and bring some friends.”

For more information, contact the church office at 814-368-8846 or or visit the church on Facebook.

DEP (Partially) Responds to Public Herald report

DEP Responds to Public Herald Questions on North Hollow: No Statement Issued About Public Notification of BTEX

(Updated 9/29/16) Five days after this story published, Spadoni replied to questions from Public Herald that were left on his voicemail over a week ago:

The “hospital spring” is not a water source that is part of the hospital’s public water supply. The sources serving the Cole Memorial Hospital are two groundwater wells (South Well and North Well). The spring where MBAS and acetone were detected is not part of the public water supply system. The public water supply was not impacted.

The reference to BTEX detects in the Coudersport Well 1 refers to very low level detections (less than drinking water standards) of xylenes and ethylbenzene in a sample collected by JKLM on September 24, 2015. The department’s Safe Drinking Water Program, which has regulatory oversight of public water supply systems, sampled this water well on October 6, 2015 and did not detect these compounds. Additionally, the primary constituents of concern: isopropanol, acetone, and MBAS, were not detected in this water well. Therefore, DEP does not believe that this public water supply was impacted as a result of the JKLM release.

The department’s enforcement action regarding this incident is not yet final. Once it is finalized, a news release will be issued.

Spadoni's statements do not clarify why the Department chose not to notify the public about the BTEX test results at the Coudersport Water Well 1. Public Herald has responded to Spadoni's email about DEP's conflicting statements and actions regarding "impact," levels of BTEX, and to request all water test results for both Coudersport's and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital's water sources in order to verify the current status of those supplies.

Read Public Herald's full report »

Image: Water test result table comparing BTEX for public and private water supplies found in the North Hollow investigation. © Public Herald

Homecoming Bonfire At Port Allegany

Coudersport Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Rt. 49

At 7:31 PM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. & EMS have been dispatched to a rollover crash on Rt. 49 just East the Peet Brook Road. No information as to injuries or entrapment. Now reporting one occupant self extricated.
7:45 PM--Coudersport Units recalled except Rescue. Occupant is refusing medical treatment.

Three to Be Honored at Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards

DuBOIS – Three Penn State DuBois alumni will be honored for their success and achievements at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, at DuBois Country Club. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
This year's recipients are Craig Ball, who will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award; Ronald Santini, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Michael White, who will accept the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Ball is a financial advisor and vice president of Wealth Management at CNB Bank located in Clearfield, PA. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Penn State in 1982. He has worked in banking for 26 years, and has been a financial advisor for 16 years. At CNB Bank he oversees the coordination of the bank's investment program, and the licensing and compliance of the bank's financial advisors, as well as those for CNB's two subsidiary banks, ERIEBANK in Erie, PA and FC Bank in Central Ohio. Prior to CNB Bank, Craig was a financial consultant with Janney Montgomery Scott in DuBois and started his banking career at First Commonwealth Bank in 1990. 

 Ball was this year's recipient of the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce Silver Ribbon Award for community service, leadership and mentoring of others. He is currently the chairman of the Development Committee of the DuBois Educational Foundation, the advisory board for Penn State DuBois. He is the current president of the DuBois Soccer Association, and sits on the leadership team at Tri County Church of DuBois. In the past he has served on and has been the president of the DuBois YMCA Board, DuBois Library Board, DuBois Area Jaycess and was the assistant scoutmaster of Boys Scout Troop 27.

Santini is retired from Duke Energy Corporation where he was an environmental scientist and manager in Environmental Assessments and Monitoring. He earned an associate degree in Business in 1972, a bachelor's degree Health Planning and Administration in 1974, and his Master of Environmental Pollution Control degree in 1986. Currently he is an instructor for Penn State World Campus, teaching geology as well as a course on energy and sustainability. 

During his time at Duke Energy, Santini was responsible for managing activities of environmental scientists and technicians with responsibility for assessing and monitoring surface and groundwater environmental impacts from power generation facilities in the Carolinas. He is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association, a member of the PSAA Charlotte Chapter and a Penn State LionLink Coach. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association where he serves on their Conservation Committee. His photography has won numerous awards.

White is a sales manager at Brookville Equipment Corporation in Brookville, PA, where he performs all aspects of lead generation, evaluation, and capture of sales for streetcars, locomotives and underground mining equipment. His career began 1989 in the United States Coast Guard where he served eight years as an aviation electrician. Following his time in the Coast Guard, White began distance learning through Penn State, completing his degree in Business at Penn State DuBois in 2007. He began working for Brookville Equipment as their marketing specialist. 

Today he champions the submission of multi-million dollar sales proposals for private and public procurements for transportation fleets all over the world. White has received several awards from Penn State including the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, the Penn State Business Outstanding Junior Award, and the Penn State Program of the Year Award, all in 2006. He also received the Penn State Terry Hartman Volunteer Service Award in 2007. White currently serves as a volunteer on the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee (part of the DCNR), is a BSA merit badge counselor, served as PSU DuBois Alumni Society President (2013-2014) and he is the retail committee chair on the Brookville Chamber of Commerce.

Those who wish to attend the Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards may RSVP to Julie Frank by October 6, at or 814-375-4775. The fee is $30 per person.


The Retail Committee of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Julie VanNess, Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said, "We usually get a lot of people who travel to Wellsboro from Harrisburg and other areas specifically for the community-wide yard sale."

Area merchants will be offering clearance items at special sidewalk sale events, and area residents, non-profit organizations, churches and youth groups are invited to participate by holding private yard sales at their homes or facilities.

Wellsboro Borough Council has agreed to waive the permit fee for the community-wide yard sale.

The Council has also designated Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 21 as Fall Cleanup Week so Wellsboro Borough residents may put unsold yard sale items at curbside on their regular garbage pickup day.

For more information about the community-wide yard sale, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 570-724-1926.

Contact the Wellsboro Borough Office at 570-724-3186 for information about Fall Cleanup Week and what can and cannot be left at curbside for pickup. Nothing with a cord will be picked up from toasters and lamps to washing machines and refrigerators.

Roulette Ambulance To 4th Street

At 6:00 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to 4th Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Fire Dept. Secured Scene of Natural Gas Leak On Rt. 6 West

Benefit For Coudersport Woman Saturday At Coudersport American Legion

A luncheon and basket raffle to benefit a Coudersport woman's cancer treatments is this Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Coudersport American Legion.

Coudersport resident Carolyn Berfield was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2010. She's gone through multiple surgeries to remove parts of her colon and lungs, after the cancer spread and was upgraded to Stage 4 in 2012.She was going for chemotherapy off and on since her diagnosis, but is no longer able to continue the treatment.  

Family friend Cynthia Kelly, who organized the benefit, said a medication recommended by her doctor is not covered by Medicare, and costs around $2,000 per month.

Carolyn was interviewed by the Potter Leader-Enterprise in 2015 about her journey with cancer. That was right after her husband, Allen, was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a severe neurodegenerative genetic disease. 

She said, "I believe I’m still alive because I need to be here to take care of him. If it wasn’t for my husband and children, I couldn’t do it. They’re the ones who inspire me everyday to live.”

The benefit for Carolyn is Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults are $10 and children 6 and under are $5.

St. Marys Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Bucktail Road

At 4:53 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash in the area of 3273 Bucktail Road. Report female driver with possible head laceration.

Robert H. Peterson, 73, of Warren, Pa.

 Robert H. Peterson

Robert H. Peterson, 73, of Warren, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 29, 2016 at Warren General Hospital. 

He was born December 15, 1942 in Warren, PA. Bob was the son of Walter and Ethel Goodwill Peterson. 

He was a Warren area resident most of his life, and formerly of Garland, PA. and Washington, D.C. Bob was a 1960 graduate of Youngsville High School and earned his Associates Degree in design engineering from a drafting school in Washington, D.C.

He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren American Legion Post 135. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker. He is remembered by his family as a man of great sense of humor, who was the best “Papa” in the whole world.

His daughter, was the apple of his eye. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Marcy M. Anderson and husband, Jay, his grandchildren – Cara and Carter Anderson all of Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Larry Peterson and wife, Laura of Charlotte, N.C., Richard Peterson and wife, Sandra of Augusta, GA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marlene LeTrent Peterson whom he married September 26, 1964 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., who died July 4, 2015, an infant daughter, Amy Peterson.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bob’s life on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Warren American Legion Post 135, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., at 2:00 P.M. conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Please come in casual wear clothing. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Brent McKown Kids Learn to Fish Program, %Derek McKown, 6101 Yankee Bush Road, Warren, PA., 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

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

Potter County Commissioners Meeting September 15, 2016

Joseph M. Figula, 50, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA

Joseph M. Figula

Joseph M. Figula, 50, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Ellicottville, NY.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Citizens & Northern Bank Wins WebAward

WELLSBORO, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank is proud to announce that its newly redesigned website was presented with a WebAward by the Web Marketing Association for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. Web designer, ZAG Interactive, submitted C&N’s entry to the Web Marketing Association for consideration.
Citizens & Northern Bank partnered with ZAG Interactive, a full-service digital agency, to fully redesign its website. Beyond the modernized design, C&N leveraged ZAG Interactive’s expertise to create seamless website architecture, copywriting, and SEO strategies to deliver an industry-leading online experience for its customers. C&N will continue its collaboration with ZAG Interactive to deliver future enhancements and upgrades to the site. This is the 14th WebAward for websites designed by Zag.

WebAwards are given by the Web Marketing Association each year in several different categories. More information about WebAwards can be found at

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Galeton Weather Report

Here is the Galeton September weather report. The summer ended with yet another very nice month. We are behind regarding rainfall however, it was a sunny and beautiful summer.

Once again the mornings were cool, however by the afternoon the days were sunny and warm. The morning readings were often in the low 40's and high 30's. WE HAD OUR FIRST LIGHT FROST ON THE 28TH.

The last few days of the months remained cloudy and cool with temperatures in the 50's most all day with off and on much needed showers. Pine Creek remains very low. On the 10th we recorded 1.34" of rainfall. This was the most rain recorded for a one day period since November 2015.

Lawns are once again green and the Fall colors are starting to show up on the hills. It appears we will have a beautiful Fall display of colors throughout the Pine Creek valley.

For the month we received 2.95" of rain. Last year the total was 6.02". We have some catching up to do.

The average high temperature for September is 68 degrees while the average low is 46 degrees. Average rainfall is 4.13".

We had 21 foggy mornings and one thunderstorm.

Henry W, Lush, 
National Weather Service Observer

Potter County Commissioners Agenda For September 29, 2016

Artisan Market held during PA Wilds Art Invitational at the Historic Landmark Lynn Hall Month of October

The doors open at Lynn Hall during the month of October for juried artists of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. These talented artists were handpicked by the show coordinators to be shown in the newly restored Lynn Hall which laid empty for almost 25 years.

Port Allegany, Pa. - September 28th, 2016

The public is invited from near and far to walk through the rooms and hallways of this beautiful example of Organic Architecture while also viewing the art of the region organized and curated by juried artists Samila Sosic and Stephanie Distler also members of The Wilds Cooperative of PA.

PA Wilds Art Invitational at Lynn Hall is scheduled October 2nd through the 30th with a reception and ‘artisan market’ to be held October 8th, 12pm to 6pm. The market is also made up of juried members of the Cooperative selling their wares including fine art, pottery, photography, woodwork, prints, fiber art, hand crafted soap, etc.

“With so many talented artists within The Wilds Cooperative of PA, it was a hard decision to make a choice for this exhibition. These invitational artists are only a handful of the talent located in The PA Wilds. Each artist utilizes and represents their surroundings in a variety of ways through their medium and high-quality artwork. I cannot wait to see all of the work displayed in this beautiful venue and at such a colorful time of year.” stated Samila Sosic curator and organizer.

“A historic restoration is much more than just restoring a building. It is about restoring and preserving unique physical spaces for future generations so they can understand and appreciate the design and use of the space. However, it is also about researching and preserving the written and pictoral history of the the people who designed, built, lived in and utilized the space. Without the human history the structure is just a shell. Without restoration we loose the built history of our past and thus a physical tie to that past.” explains Gary Devore, current owner.

Wildlife, fresh air, and some of the tallest trees in the Northeastern United States aren’t the only natural resources native to the Pennsylvania Wilds. A strong and creative artisan community thrives here, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty that is all around.
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is the premier business development program of the PA Wilds Conservation Landscape. made up of: Juried Artisans, Trading Posts, Host Sites, Public Art Murals, Creative Service Partners, and Patrons. For more information:

To find out more about this wonderful event and the venue (including articles and info) check out the FB event page: and also go to the discussion tab for history and story links.

Samila Sosic curator, organizer and juried artist

Gary and Sue Devore, Owners of Lynn Hall

Open weekends, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 6 or by chance or appointment

To view more work samples of artists displaying during this show:

Port Allegany, Smethport, Roulette, Coudersport Dispatched to Oven Fire In Apartment Building

At 2:49 PM on Friday, Port Allegany & Smethport, Roulette, Coudersport have been dispatched to an apartment building fire at 973 Lower Portage Road. Reported to be a fire in an oven. Evacuation is in progress.
Fire is Apt. #1. 

Maple Manor Variance Denied But Zoning Code Change To Be Considered In Bradford Township

Bradford Township planners propose code change for Maple Manor relocation

By ALEX DAVIS Era Reporter
Bradford Era

The Bradford Township Zoning Hearing Board is planning to recommend a township code change that allows for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility to operate in the municipality.

While the zoning hearing meeting on Wednesday involved the denial of a variance to allow Maple Manor, a 12-bed drug and alcohol addiction inpatient treatment facility in Port Allegany, to relocate to the former Heritage Suites site on Minard Run Road, members sustained a validity challenge to the township code.

That essentially means the board will have an opinion issued within 45 days that recommends a drug and alcohol addiction inpatient treatment facility be allowed to be located in that area of the township, indicated attorney Rick Brown, representing the zoning board.

And that also means the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Inc. is one step closer to moving to a new home.  Read more....


The Sadie Green Sales Jugband - Timothy Walker (left) and David Driskell - 
will be on stage at the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre in Wellsboro on 
Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
WELLSBORO—The Sadie Green Sales Jugband has been described as "an extraordinary vaudeville style musical act performing classic rags and traditional jazz along with crazy versions of authentic jug band music."
For a night of "good time foot stomping' fun" be at the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 for this Gallery Music Series event.

During their performance, the duo will be featuring funny songs and routines from their extensive repertoire. They tell stories better than any politician and play a host of instruments, from the conventional to the musical saw, washboard, jugs, washtub bass, whistles and tuned six pack.

Walker's fantastic finger picking guitar style and dynamic vocals and Driskell's, frantic washboard style and ability to play two clarinets simultaneously astound audiences of all ages.

This jug band of two has played every venue in the county and taken their musical fun all over the world.

Tickets are $12. This is a BYOB, bring your own snacks and beverages, event. Reserve your table today by calling the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.


WELLSBORO—Friday, Oct. 7 marks the end of the third season of Wellsboro First Fridays.

With October Fest as its theme, this First Friday will celebrate summer's last hurrah and anything autumn. It will be held rain or shine from 5-8 p.m. with free art, music and fun things to do for all ages.

For a free beer and cider tasting, including both hard and plain cider, to register with KC101 for The Great Pumpkin Hunt with a chance to win $101 and other prizes, to have your photo taken as a scarecrow and take advantage of the huge blowout sale with savings from 20-60 percent, stop in at the Fifth Season at 100 Main Street.

Kacy Hagan will be giving free, short, easy dance lessons for beginners - foxtrot at 5 p.m., swing at 5:30 p.m., waltz at 6 p.m. and rumba at 6:30 p.m. - in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street.

Youngsters can have their faces painted by Heather Ladd and Middle School Student Council members on the Deane Center's outdoor stage and lawn and play “Plinko," a game board.

Roger Bunn is providing free hot dogs at 17½ Crafton Street. Have a chili dog, a plain hot dog or spice it up with a locally made hot sauce and sweet onions.

Bring the kids to the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue for fall cookie decorating. While there, relax with a cup of coffee and listen to songs by Kres Kilmer.

The chalk art contest with prizes and local potter James States will be in front of Stained Glass Reflections at 87 Main Street. This is the last chance this season for youngsters to get their hands muddy and create something.

Peggy's Candies & Gifts at 82 Main Street is starting its Christmas giveaway. Spend $20 and get a free ticket to win one of two three-foot long Ty dogs. Pumpkin fudge is back. Give it a try.

Take the kids to Shabby Rue at 69 Main Street for free glow bracelets. There are lots of items on sale. Make a purchase of $50 or more and get a free Halloween scarf. Check out the new fall line of clothing, too.

Dunham's Department Store at 45 Main Street is holding sales storewide. Register to win special gifts in various departments.

Pop's Culture Shoppe at 25 Main Street invites youngsters to chase away monsters, fling bats, find ghosts and enter a drawing to win a KC101 prize pumpkin. In front of the store, Jesse Gotschal will perform and Josh Crane will create art.

For more information, email or visit

Some Sports Photos from the week Courtesy Of Sunkenbranch Photography.

9/23/16 Coudersport vs Sheffield Football Photos

9/27/16 Oswayo Valley vs Otto-Eldred Volleyball

9/29/16 Coudersport vs Smethport Volleyball

SunkenBranch: Your available light sports photographer


McKean County Raceway to cancel 
September 30, 2016
(By Mike Leone)

(East Smethport, PA)...Rain showers and inclement weather forecasted throughout the weekend has forced McKean County Raceway to cancel this weekend's "Fall Classic". The event was to include a $700 to-win Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Weekly Series event Friday night followed by a $1,500 to-win Sweeney Platinum Touring Series event on Saturday. 

While McKean has rescheduled the event for October 14-15, the RUSH Late Model portion will be non-point events
due to the previously scheduled $2,000 to-win "Steel City Stampede" Sweeney Marquee Touring Series event at Lernerville Speedway.

The Sweeney Tour will hope to resume action next with the "Bill Hendren Memorial" $2,500 to-win, $250 to-start event at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on October 7-8. There will also be an additional $3,000 posted in lap money to various positions! More information will be posted soon.

RUSH Late Model 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, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Velocita-USA, 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 Like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

Oct. 10 outreach hours canceled due to Columbus Day holiday.

Causer to Host Veterans Services Representative

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is hosting a veteran service representative at his Kane office during the month of October.

Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the office, located at 55 Fraley St., on Monday, Oct. 3, from 1-3 p.m. No appointments is necessary.

Davis will offer veterans assistance with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of either organization to receive services.

Veterans service hours will resume in Coudersport and Bradford in November.

For more information, visit

Pennsylvania Hunter’s Rally

For 16 years the Pennsylvania Game Commission has closed its mind to pleas from hunters to change its deer management program. We, the hunters of Pennsylvania, now have the opportunity to have the state legislature pass HB2083 and change our deer management program back to something very similar to what it was prior to this current deer management plan. If this bill passes, both PGC and DCNR will need to abide by the wording in the bill to manage the deer population and do habitat enhancement programs on State Game Lands and State Forest Lands.

In January 2016, the PGC, at a legislative hearing in Harrisburg, refused to corporate with a new conservation and multiple-use natural resource management bill. The commission stated that it refused to accept the precepts of the reformed legislation, that their program was second to none in the country, that most sportsmen agreed with the deer program, and that the agency will not change the program.

An intensive 72 hour survey of sportsmen’s organizations and outdoor industry businesses to determine which side they favored - deer management reform or PGC status quo. The results were shocking. Of 110 contacts, 109 were in favor of deer management reform. The 72-hour survey identified organizations representing about 700,000 members who wish for reform, and the report represents only a microcosm of the thousands of businesses and hundreds-of-thousands of sportsmen who hope and pray for deer management reform.

HB2083 is now in the Harrisburg legislature and we, the hunters of Pennsylvania, need to show them that we demand change now and not let this opportunity slip away. Over all these years, hunters have been complaining about this deer management plan, but we have never had a rally of Pennsylvania hunters to show our opposition. Now is your chance to step forward and join what we hope to be an “ARMY” of hunters to come out on Sunday, October 16th and show your support. Is it too much to ask for you to drive maybe 2 hours to get our deer hunting back again? Call your hunting buddies, friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow workers, fill your vehicles, form a caravan and travel to Lock Haven. Lets show the PGC and the State Legislature that we have had enough.

Let’s get Pennsylvania really back to being one of the best states for hunting whitetail deer. Let’s all do our part and we can “MAKE HUNTING IN PENNSYLVANIA GREAT AGAIN”.

One Million Dollar Lottery Winner In Wellsville

Beam Repairs Continue Next Week on Routes 220,180 and 15 in Lycoming County

​Montoursville –Motorists in Lycoming County are advised Route 220 northbound will be detoured at the Fourth Street ramp beginning on Monday, October 3 at 6 PM and lasting until Tuesday, October 4 at 6 AM.
The closure is needed so a crane can be set up and a new beam placed on the Route 15 northbound ramp bridge, which was struck and damaged by an over-height load.

All 220 northbound/Interstate 180 eastbound traffic will be directed off the highway at the West Fourth Street ramp to a signed detour using West Fourth Street eastbound to Route 15 southbound, which is accessible at the on-ramp just east of Arch Street in Newberry. Flaggers will also be used to control signalized intersections along the detour route.

The Route 220 northbound/I-180 eastbound on-ramp at Reach Road will be closed during this work. The interchange will be accessible to traffic traveling on Route 220 southbound/I-180 westbound.

On Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, intermittent single lane closures will be in effect during this project on the Route 15 northbound exit ramp from 180 westbound. These lane closures will be from 9 AM until 3 PM.

Additionally, on Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, October 6, there will be night time single lane closures from 6 PM until 6 AM on Interstate 180 eastbound/Route 220 northbound so crews will not be working over traffic.

Bridge Deck Repair this Weekend on Route 220 in Woodward Township, Lycoming County

​Montoursville – On Sunday, October 2, deck repairs will be made to a bridge spanning railroad tracks on Route 220 southbound and northbound in Woodward Township, Lycoming County. The bridge is located near the West Fourth Street on-ramp to Route 220.

There will be alternating lane closures in each direction during this project. This work will be completed weather permitting.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

Cover Crop Field Day

The McKean County Conservation District, in partnership with Penn State Extension and the Potter County Conservation District, will host a Cover Crop Field Day demonstration open to the public. The event will be held on Thurs. Oct. 13th beginning at 10 am at the Jim Detrick farm, east of Kane. Following the presentation at Detrick’s, there will be a second program at the Knauer farm east of Port Allegany.

In July, staff from Penn State University planted cover crops with an interseeder in planted corn rows at both farms, and several in Potter County. The field day will show the demonstration test plots and have guest speakers on cover crops and soil health. Those who pre-register will receive a gift of a soil test kit and cover crop field guide book. Refreshments will be served.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Call the District at 814-887-4001 to register. Driving directions can also be provided when you call.

Work Scheduled Next Week on I-80 EB in Montour County

​Montoursville – Monday, October 3, the westbound left lane of Interstate 80 in Montour County will be closed form mile 219 to 217 from 7 AM until 12 PM for traffic line removal and repainting of lines back to original traffic conditions. Then, from 12 PM until 5 PM, the project will switch to the eastbound right lane of Interstate 80 from mile 217 to 222.
On Wednesday, October 5 the westbound left lane will be closed from 7 AM until 8 AM at mile marker 224 for roadway saw cutting operations. The eastbound right lane will be closed from 8 AM until 10 AM at mile marker 217 for the same operation.

This work is part of a multi-year, $30 million project on Interstate 80 in Montour County.

Motorists should expect delays, be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

PA Drilling Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Inflection Energy (Pa) Llc in Eldred Twp, Lycoming CountyEnvironmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2016-09-22 to Inflection Energy (Pa) Llc in Eldred Twp, Lycoming county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued under that authority by the Department.
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David L. Kohlmeier Sr., 78, of Roberts St., Bradford, PA

David L. Kohlmeier Sr.

David L. Kohlmeier Sr., 78, of Roberts St., Bradford, PA, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in Bradford.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Capitol Update

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Friday, September 30, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol
Join Us at the Roulette Senior Citizens Expo!
Senior citizens and their family members and caregivers are once again invited to the annual Senior Citizens Expo in Roulette on Friday, Oct. 7. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall, 12 Riverside Drive.

The event offers access to a wealth of valuable information about issues such as health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services and more, all in one convenient location. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded. Lunch will be provided for all attendees and exhibitors.

I hope to see you there!
Continuing the Fight Against Opioid Abuse
With the impact of opioid and heroin addiction and overdose continuing to spread across the Commonwealth, Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly this week.

The House has already acted upon several measures being encouraged by the governor, including bills designed to improve prescribing practices, limit the supply of opioids and ensure a better way to properly dispose of the drugs. Other measures coming before the House would involve continuing education for doctors and pharmacists and written consent from parents before opioids could be prescribed to a minor.

In addition to the joint session, the House Children and Youth Committee learned more about the impact this crisis is having on infants born dependent upon opioids and children of parents and other caregivers who are addicted.
House Committee Endorses Collective Bargaining Bill
The House State Government Committee this week gave its approval to legislation that would allow the General Assembly to rescind collective bargaining agreements that are negotiated between the Office of the Governor and the unions representing state employees.

Currently, the General Assembly has no defined power with respect to such agreements, even though the cost of new contracts can have a profound impact on the state’s finances and may not be in the best interests of the Commonwealth and its residents.

The legislation, House Bill 2289, would outline a set of actions which could be taken in such circumstances to nullify an agreement. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.


Panthers' Comeback Falls Short Against Geneseo

BRADFORD, Pa. - Trailing SUNY Geneseo 2-0 Thursday evening, the Pitt-Bradford volleyball team battled back to force a fifth set but could not complete the comeback, falling 3-2.

In a contest that was fairly evenly matched, it was the Knights who proved to be more resilient in the end, winning by scores of 28-26, 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 15-5. In the fifth frame, Geneseo surged ahead 6-2 and never relinquished the lead, handing the Panthers their first loss in six matches.

Kirsten Platz finished with a team-high 11 kills, Christina Rauh recorded nine and two players had seven. Rauh tallied 34 assists and Sydney Shepherd contributed two aces. Defensively, Rauh had 21 digs, falling one kill shy of a triple-double. Alexis Dhayer logged 17 digs, Brianna Majot totaled 16 and Courtney Holzwarth added 13. Rose Thacker registered five blocks, and Erin Fagan and Mandy Finch each had two.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 14-4 on the season and will host Franciscan and Houghton Saturday in a tri-match.

Diane Kerner Arnett and Nanci K. Garris announced as recipients of Bradford Little Theatre's Brauser Award

Diane Kerner Arnett and Nanci K. Garris
In celebration of Bradford Little Theatre’s 20th Anniversary season, the group has decided to do something they have never done before - award Brauser Awards to two recipients instead of one.
Diane Kerner Arnett and Nanci K. Garris will both be presented with a Brauser Award on October 14th, opening night of the revival of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” at Togi’s Playhouse, 18 Welch Avenue. A small reception in honor of the two recipients will follow the play, but, as the two awardees are co-directing the comedy, they are more than willing to speak to guests after the October 15th 7:30pm and October 16th 2:00pm performances as well.

The Lester Brauser Theatre Appreciation Award, established in 2001, is presented to individual or individuals whose work makes community theatre possible in the Bradford area. The award is named after theatre enthusiast the late Lester Brauser.“It seemed right to give the Brauser Award out to Diane and Nanci this year,” board member Rawny Reed said. “This is our twentieth season and we have not given out the award in three years. Diane and Nanci are both amazing and dedicated people and anyone that knows them, almost never knows one without the other. “As for the recipients of the award - each embodies the spirit of Lester Brauser in different ways.

Arnett began theatre in third grade and has loved it ever since. She was a Charter Board Member of BCPAC for nearly 10 years and co-wrote Kiwanis Kapers for several years with Dr. Richard Frederick, a past recipient of the Brauser Award. During her time with BLT, Arnett has taken on nearly every role in the theatre, both onstage and off. She was also a member of the Bradford Little Theatre board for 11 years, serving as president for 2 of those years.

Garris’s theatre experience started much later in her life than Arnett’s. She attempted to act in high school, auditioning for every single role she could, but never being cast in a part. After her three children entered college, Garris auditioned for Kiwanis Kapers and so began her community theatre involvement. Garris also served on the Bradford Little Theatre board, serving as president for 4 of her 11 years.

Both women have been involved in thirty plus productions for Bradford Little Theatre, including both the original and revival of “Over the River and Through the Woods.” No part is too small for either of them.

“Both Diane and Nanci are so great to work with,” BLT board member Jessica Ann Coder said, “If I ever need anything or have a question I know they are each a phone call away. Diane and Nanci have both stepped in at the last minute on shows I’ve stage managed and made a big difference on the stage crew.”

When asked about receiving the Brauser award in conjunction with Garris, Arnett responded, “It’s an honor, seriously, to be recognized with Nanci and receive an award named after Les.”

As to receiving the award in conjunction with Arnett, Garris stated, “I would be happy if just Diane were receiving the Brauser award. It is obvious she is most deserving. After all we have shared as part of Bradford Little Theatre, the fact that we are sharing the award makes me both humbled and proud.”

Past recipients of the Brauser Award include the late Dr. Robert C. Laing Jr., John and Marlene Kijowski, Dr. Richard Frederick, the James VanScoy family, the late Marmy and Steve Hodges, Patty Bianco, Ron Johnson, H.L. “Woody” Woodruff, Richard “Dick” Marcott, and Jeannie Satterwhite.

National Federation of Independent Business Names Baker a ‘Guardian of Small Business’

HARRISBURG – After close inspection of legislative votes cast during the 2015-16 legislative session, the Pennsylvania Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) a “Guardian of Small Business.”

Baker is one of only 25 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to be recognized with the designation who had a 100 percent pro-small business voting record. To be recognized with the award, members need to have at least a 75 percent pro-small business voting record.

“I am honored to once again be recognized by the NFIB for my support of the state’s small business owners,” said Baker. “Pennsylvania’s small business community is responsible for the lion’s share of job creation in our state and we need to pass measures that reduce regulatory burdens and streamline tax laws in order to help these businesses thrive and grow.”

The Guardian of Small Business awards are given to legislators who consistently vote favorably on key small business issues that are among the highest priorities of NFIB’s small business agenda.

“The rural area I represent is home to many small, independent businesses that employ area residents and invest in our local communities,” said Baker. “Without their presence and support our local economy would suffer and employment options would be scarce. I have, and always will, be a top supporter of the men and women who choose to establish a business in our great state.”

North Central PA Beekeepers New Beekeeper Class

The North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc. is once again giving a New
Beekeepers Class, for anyone interested in Bees and Beekeeping.

If you ask, Why is the class in the fall?
Answer - We offer the class in the fall because bees must be ordered
in January for spring delivery. You need to know how to order bees and
what equipment you will need before January.

The first of two classes will be held on Saturday, October 22, from
9-12 at the Penn State Extension in Coudersport. Registration must be
received with payment by October 14th.

The fee is $35.00 per person (additional family members $11.00 each)
The fee includes two classes, first one in October and one in the
spring, a book, lots of handouts and one year membership with the

Please make checks payable to North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc. and
mailed to Joan Bradley, PO Box 635, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Any Questions call Joan at 814-697-7586 or email
Check out our web site at

Bradford Dispatched To Seneca Building For Fire Alarm

At 11:09 AM on Friday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 2 Main Street at the Seneca Building for a fire alarm.

Recalled by Chief 1--False Alarm

Boil Water Notice has been lifted in the Village of Wellsville

*****Update****** Per the Village of Wellsville Water Department, the Boil Water Notice has been lifted in the Village of Wellsville. If you have any questions of concerns regarding your water, please contact the Wellsville Water Department at (585) 593-3333.

Vehicle Fire Dispatched On I-86 Between Cuba & Friendship

At 10:53 AM on Friday, Friendship Fire Units have been dispatched to a vehicle fire on I-86 between Cuba & Friendship.

At 11:02 AM--Cancel Friendship Units. There is no fire.

McKean County Drug Task Force Makes Arrests

By Frank Williams 
WESB Local News

The McKean County Drug Task Force has been busy this week making several arrests around the county. 

The McKean County District Attorney’s Office, in a press release, announced the arrests of Amber McKinney, Zach Harter, Holly Zawatski, Mark Burlingame and Ryan Butterbaugh. They report that Richard Butterbaugh III remains at large and is wanted for drug delivery in the county. 

There are active warrants for Butterbaugh’s arrest in Buffalo and McKean County. 

Anyone who knows his whereabouts should phone the DA’s office at 814-887-3312, extension 3 or 5.

Ludlow Man Dies in Crash

By Frank Williams 
WESB Local News

A Ludlow man died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Route 6, about a mile from the McKean County line. Police say a pick-up truck, operated by 38 year-old Raymond Eckstrom Jr was westbound on Route 6 when it went off the roadway and crashed. Eckstrom was taken to Warren General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Coudersport Fire Dept. Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak

At 9:49 AM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to a natural gas leak outside at the Potter County Veterinary Clinic at 252 Rt. 6 West where a contractor has broken a natural gas line.

Coudersport Fire & Ambulance are standing by at the scene while a UGI crew repairs the leaking 4 inch gas line without shutting off hundreds of customers on the west end of town. 

12:05 PM-- Situation under control--Coudersport units returning to quarters.

Closure/Detour Extended near Cherry Springs as Bridge Repair Continues until October 7

Galeton, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is extending the bridge closure in West Branch Township on Route 2002. 

PennDOT expects the bridge to be closed through October 7. 

PennDOT closed the bridge late-August to replace the bridge’s concrete beams and expected to re-open it September 30. The bridge spans the West Branch of Pine Creek about 2 miles northeast of the village of Cherry Springs.

From Route 2002, a detour using Routes 44, 144 and Route 6 remains in place. Part of the detour takes traffic into Galeton Borough. Drivers familiar with the area may choose to use alternate routes. All work is weather dependent.

Repairing the bridge will extend its useful life and allow PennDOT to remove it from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.

The 17-foot bridge was originally built in 1938 and spans the West Branch of Pine Creek. It carries an average of just over 110 vehicles each day.

Potter County Commits to ‘Data-Driven Justice’

COUDERSPORT, PA -- Potter County has been accepted as a partner in a national effort to improve the criminal justice system, enhance public safety and reduce inmate populations in prisons and jails across the country. Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel recently accepted the invitation to join the White House Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative.

This will allow Potter County to review best practices for criminal justice reform, establish contacts with nationally known experts, and benefit from the results of peer-reviewed research, according to Lynn D. Overmann, coordinator of the DDJ Initiative.

In accepting the invitation, Potter County has agreed to pursue measures that can more effectively address criminal cases involving two populations: (1) people with addiction and/or mental illness who have a high number of encounters with law enforcement, EMTs and emergency rooms, and other services; and (2) people held in jail before trial because they cannot afford to pay bail, not because they are a risk to the community or a risk of flight.

Specifically, the county has pledged to advance three innovative solutions that can better serve these populations, while stabilizing communities, and generating savings for taxpayers:

1. Implementing data-driven risk assessment tools to ensure decisions on pre-trial release are informed by empirically validated methods of gauging defendants’ risk to the community, not ability to pay or other extraneous information. 

2. Diverting people who may be committing low-level crimes primarily due to addiction and/or mental illness from the criminal justice system, where appropriate, and linking them to care management or community-based services.

3. Creating or expanding, where possible, real- or near-real-time local data exchanges that combine justice, health or other system data, consistent with applicable legal and privacy protections, to enable identification of multiple system “super-utilizers.”

While multiple components of the county’s government and other systems will be asked to participate, Commissioner Paul Heimel will coordinate the initiative and serve as the lead point of contact. Heimel was recently reappointed to the Justice and Public Safety Committee of the National Assn. of Counties (NACo). Responsibility for implementing the DDJ initiative is being transitioned to NACo in the coming months.

Results from the Data-Driven Justice Initiative will be shared with the Potter County Criminal Justice Advisory Board and a Smart Justice Strategic Planning Committee that Commissioner Doug Morley has recently empaneled to plan for the use of county resources – financial, personnel and facilities – to adapt to changes in the criminal justice system. Members include Commissioners Morley, Kefover and Heimel, President Judge Stephen Minor, District Attorney Andy Watson, Sheriff/Jail Warden Glenn Drake, Chief Probation Officer Brian Abel, Public Defender Walter Stenhach, and Chief Clerk Kathleen Majot.


NTCAC Head Start in Smethport is having an Open House on Friday In Smethport

NTCAC Head Start in Smethport is having an Open House on Friday, September 30th from 11-1. Anyone filling out an application will receive a free children’s book, and a chance to win a door prize!

It’s not too late to enroll your child in Head Start! Both Center and Home Based programs have openings. Please call if you want more information!! Our number is 887-5670.

Thieves Steal Diamond Ring & Guns Worth $10,000. From Duke Center Home

Zito Media has an opening for a part-time Customer Sales & Service Representative in Coudersport