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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hattie L. ROBBINS, 85, of Wellsville, NY


Hattie L. ROBBINS, 85, of Wellsville, NY, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. 

Born April 14, 1932, in Genesee, PA, she was the daughter of C. Wilber and Ina Grover. On April 8, 1960, in Wellsville, she married James C. Robbins, who predeceased her on January 2, 2016. 

 She was employed by O’Donnell’s Convenience Store on Dyke Street for 20 years. 

Hattie enjoyed bowling, bus trips, Chinese auctions, going to the casino, playing cards, crocheting, her English bulldogs, and time spent with her family and friends. 

Surviving are: two daughters, Marilyn (Robert) Ruggles of Cocoa, FL and Frances McAllister of Whitesville, NY; three step-sons, Gary (Karen) Robbins of Clayton, NY, Dennis (Judy) Robbins, of Midlothian, VA, and Michael (Ruth) Robbins of Whitesville, NY; nine grandchildren, Doug Ruggles, Ryan Robbins, Kory Robbins, Marc Robbins, Jimmy Robbins, Derek Robbins, Curtis Robbins, Michael L. Smith, and Kimberly Cockle; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clarence (Alberta) Grover of Genesee; a sister, Beuna (Robert) Fuller of Wellsville; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Robert; two sisters, Mary Jean Stone and Ellen Sykora; and two brothers, Levi Grover and Lyle Grover. 

 Friends may call Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. 

Memorials may be made to SPCA of Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Allegany County Cancer Services. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Shinglehouse Ambulance To East Honeoye Street

At 8:04 PM on Tuesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to East Honeoye Street for a medical emergency.

Coudersport Ambulance To South East Street

At 6:24 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance  & ALS have been dispatched to South East Street for a female with difficulty breathing.

Coudersport Dispatched For Tractor Fire On Wiliams Way

At 6:00 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to 80 Williams Way Drive for a tractor fire.

NY State Police Dispatched To Injured Bear Cub In Road On I-86

At 5:50 PM on Tuesday, New York State Police were dispatched to I-86, about a mile from Cuba, for an injured bear cub in the roadway.

Amber Alert canceled for missing 12-year-old girl

LYNDON, N.Y. (WKBW) - UPDATE: McKenzie Wilson has been found and the Amber Alert has been canceled. She was found, along with the suspects, in Farmersville, about 11 miles north of Lyndon where she was abducted. McKenzie is in good health and unharmed.

Norman is missing the the Grenman Hill area of Coudersport

Norman is missing the the Grenman Hill area of Coudersport. He is very frightened and will run when he sees people. 
Please don't try to catch him. Please call 814-274-0383 or 814-274-7337 with any sightings.

Coudersport Ambulance To Anchor Toy Lane

At 4:22 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance & ALS dispatched to Anchor Toy Lane for a patient with difficulty breathing.


One of the largest bulls on record in Pennsylvania on permanent display in Clearfield.

After touring the country as part of a traveling display, the mount made from a giant, illegally killed Pennsylvania bull elk has come home to Clearfield County.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at a recent ceremony in Clearfield, Pa. presented the mount of the now-famous “Historic Pennsylvania Poaching Bull” to Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr., who prosecuted the poachers responsible for the unlawful killing.

Because of the historic significance of the elk, Shaw made arrangements for the trophy to be on permanent display at the Clearfield County Historical Society, where it is available for public viewing.

Killed unlawfully in a 2014 poaching spree near Karthaus, Pa., the bull is one of the largest on record in Pennsylvania. Its official Boone & Crockett measurements of 432 7/8 inches would rank as Pennsylvania’s third-largest bull elk ever, had it been lawfully harvested.

The mount is so big, in fact, the historical society had to do some remodeling before putting the bull on display, said the organization’s vice president Susan Williams.

“We completely remodeled a room to house it, and we have a number of artifacts of historic importance on display alongside it,” Williams said.

The 10- by 9-point bull was mounted courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which last year included the mount in its traveling Great Elk Tour display, which made 24 stops in 20 states. In Pennsylvania, the tour stopped at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg in February 2016, and in Benezette, Elk County, at the height of the September bugling season.

Mark Holyoak, Director of Communication for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, said the impressive mount provided a unique teaching opportunity.

“Because this bull was taken through poaching, it allowed us to talk about the importance of legal and ethical hunting, and the very important role it plays in conservation,” Holyoak said. “And because this mount was displayed in so many states across the country, it opened a lot of people’s eyes to the exceptional quality of Pennsylvania’s elk.”

Two other bull elk were killed alongside the “Historic Pennsylvania Poaching Bull” in a single night of poaching by three men in September 2014. Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Gritzer had been staking out the area where the giant 10- by 9-point bull had been hanging out and was quick to intercept the poachers after the shot rang out. The three men each pleaded guilty to their charges, and their sentences included time in jail and fines totaling almost $39,000.

Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans said, while it’s a shame to lose such an impressive animal to a senseless act, the agency can take pride in the law-enforcement initiative that brought the poachers to justice.

“Our officers often work through the night and into the next morning in order to catch game-law violators in the act, and this case demonstrates that dedication to the job and to wildlife, and also shows the resolve of our justice system to take these cases seriously,” Burhans said.

An avid outdoorsman, Shaw praised WCO Gritzer for his efforts in the late-night stakeout that led to the three arrests.

“WCO Gritzer and the Game Commission can be applauded for a job well done, and I’m hopeful the severe sentences and heavy fines handed down for the senseless killing of wildlife will serve as a strong deterrent to would-be poachers,” Shaw said.

Burhans also thanked the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for paying to have the trophy bull mounted, and donating it for permanent display.

“While this elk should not have died as it did, through RMEF’s generosity, this animal has not entirely gone to waste because many people will be able to see it and appreciate it.”

Another Exciting Step for Industrial Hemp

Last week, Secretary Redding signed the first research permit to grow industrial hemp in Pennsylvania — one of 14 promising projects that will soon get underway. These opportunities were made possible under Act 92, which Governor Wolf signed in July 2016.

Noxious Weed: Multiflora Rose

​A shrub that transforms into a thorny thicket, multiflora rose tends to grow almost anywhere because birds move and drop the seeds. Because of this, pastures and meadows can be taken over by this widespread bush. Sound familiar? If so, here is how you can help to manage and control this weed!

Physical description:

Barbed stems
Can grow up to 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide
The rose can behave like a vine and grow up to 20 feet tall, if near trees
Can have seven to nine leaflets
If stems touch the ground, they can take root

Eradication tips:

Applied to rose foliage or stems during flowering stage
Mow and stump treatment:
​Top growth should be removed and stump treatment can be applied year-round
If the base of the weed is accessible, basal stem treatment can be applied, and be applied year-round

Multiflora rose is considered widespread in Pennsylvania, and can be found anywhere in the state.

Dog License & Rabies Compliance Checks

If you live in one of the counties listed below, you could receive a visit from one of our Pennsylvania dog wardens to check your dog’s license and rabies vaccination. 

Remember: the cost of an annual license is cheaper than the fine (up to $300) you could receive.

The following counties will be checked throughout the month of June:

Adams, Carbon, Clearfield, Columbia, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Juniata, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Washington, Wayne and Wyoming.

For details on licensing your dog, visit:

Bills Supporting Ambulance Services Advancing in State House, Causer Says

Working to address the challenges facing ambulance services in rural Pennsylvania and across the Commonwealth, the state House is advancing two measures that would boost funding for the organizations, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

“Our emergency medical services organizations are in a state of crisis,” Causer said. “If we don’t act now to ensure fair reimbursement for these services, the ambulance companies could be forced to close their doors. It’s frightening to think what could happen if you called 9-1-1 and no one was there to respond.”

Causer’s House Bill 699, which would increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for emergency medical services, was approved unanimously by the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today.

Watch Rep. Causer’s comments on House Bill 699 here:

The lawmaker noted Medicaid reimbursement rates have not been adjusted since 2004 and currently stand at $200 for Advanced Life Support (ALS) and $120 for Basic Life Support (BLS). The bill would increase the rates for ALS to not less than $300 and for BLS to not less than $180.

“The current rates are more than 200 percent below Medicare and commercial insurance reimbursements,” Causer said. “Even with the proposed increase, these rates would not cover the real cost of transporting Medicaid patients, but it would go a long way toward helping our struggling ambulance services.”

The bill is now headed to the full House for consideration.

Causer also noted the House is scheduled to take up a bill this week to require ambulance companies be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if a patient is not ultimately transferred to the hospital.

House Bill 1013 would allow for reimbursement when transport does not take place as long as the following conditions are met: The Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit must be dispatched by a county 911 center, and the EMS provider must have rendered care even though the transport was declined.

“I’m pleased to see the House moving forward on efforts to ensure the future of these life-saving services,” Causer said.

Shinglehouse Ambulance and Coudersport Medics Dispatched to The Shinglehouse Health Center

At 2:35 PM, On Tuesday, May 23- Dept. 39 Shinglehouse Ambulance and Coudersport ALS have been dispatched to The Shinglehouse Health Center for a Medical Emergency.

Skidder on Fire in Bingham Township

At 2:35 Pm, on Tuesday, May 23 Genessee Fire Dept. 37 has been dispatched to a Vehicle Fire- Reported Skidder- on Easton RD. in Bingham Township.

At 2:49 pm- Ulysses Dept. 47, Harrison Valley Dept. 20, and Whitesville Fire Dept have also been dispatched.

2:57 pm- Reported Fire Out

8 Wounded Warriers were Presented with Quilts for use while Hunting in Trac Chairs at The LEEK Preserve in Oswayo, PA


Presentation made at LEEK Preserve

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, The Devoted Quilters of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center with financial support from American Legion Family Post #530 of Shinglehouse presented 8 Wounded Warriors from various parts of the United States with lap robes at the LEEK Preserve in Oswayo, Pa. 

This is the sixth year the specialty robes have been delivered to soldiers for trac vehicles used in hunting experiences.

Coudersport Consistory Donates To Coudersport Area Pool Fund

Jerry Bish of the Coudersport Consistory Presents a check 
for the Town Pool Fund To Bev Morris.

The WalkWorks trail will be highlighted during National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3 in Emporium, PA

Cameron County
Chamber of Commerce
Tina Johns Solak - Executive Director
34 East Fourth Street
Emporium, Pa 15834
(814) 486-4314

Walking Trail Highlighting Emporium

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and University of Pittsburgh to create a 1.67 mile walking loop through Emporium. The route is marked with green circles featuring an arrow.

The WalkWorks trail will be highlighted during National Trails Day on Saturday June 3. Participants are encouraged to meet at the starting point which is the gravel parking lot off of Chestnut Street near West Creek Rails Trail. Maps and a personal walking journal can be picked up at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.

“This program gives added exposure to the community through the WalkWorks web site, while benefitting residents,” says Tina Johns Solak, executive director of the chamber. Emporium Borough workers installed the signage. The route was selected by representatives of Sylvan Heritage Council, Lumber Heritage, the chamber, and the borough.

Across the state there are WalkWork trails in 14 counties. The closest to Cameron is McKean County which hosts 6 trails through communities. WalkWorks identifies and promotes safe walking routes, and supports walking groups.

Genesee Dispatched For Skidder Fire In Woods Near Easton Road

At 2:02 PM on Tuesday, Genesee Fire Department has been dispatched to a skidder fire in the woods off the Easton Road.

Harry D. Overbeck, Sr., 83, of 130 Greeves Street, Kane, PA

Harry D. Overbeck, Sr.

Harry D. Overbeck, Sr., 83, of 130 Greeves Street, Kane, PA, died Monday morning, May 22, 2017 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Born February 14, 1934 in Ludlow, he was the son of Morris L. and Sarah R. Mesler Overbeck.

Harry was a handyman, having lived in several towns in the area, and lived in Florida as well, working for an electric company.

Surviving are two daughters, Jody and Rosella; two sons, Harry Overbeck, Jr. in Sheffield and Christopher Overbeck in Warren; a sister, Shirley Fiero in LaMarque, Texas and a brother, Morris Overbeck in Alabama. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive, including his caregiver and niece, Becky Davidson, of Ludlow.

He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by two brothers and three sisters.

A service will be held at a later date, with interment in Gibbs Hill Cemetery, Ludlow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wildcat Park Assn. or to the Ludlow Fire Dept.


Town of Independence Police Department added 5 new photos.

May 22, 2017
Kicking off the 2017 Click It or Ticket campaign, The New York State Police, Allegany County Sheriff's Department and Town of Independence Police teamed up for the Border To Border seatbelt enforcement detail. Tickets were issued for the following types of violations; seatbelt, inspections, registrations, unlicensed operators, and equipment. The May Buckle up wave runs through June 4, 2017. Funding was provided by the State of New York Governor Traffic Safety Board for enforcement.

Potter County Solid Waste Charging $15. Each To Dispose Of Computers & Televisions


Charlie Messina (center) presents a $267 contribution to Terri Dennison (right) as Paul Pritchard (left) looks on. Dennison is secretary of the Galeton Development Corporation and Pritchard is treasurer. A customer purchased a Woodtex shed through Corner Self Storage and designated the corporation to receive the donation from Messina. The money will be used toward the cost of a feasibility study to determine the future of Berger Lake and Dam in Galeton.
This Saturday, May 27, Corner Self Storage at 1906 Route 6 in Gaines Township is hosting its annual open house and garage sales day. The storage facility is located at the intersection of Routes 6 and 349 in downtown Gaines, near Galeton.

“Over 30 of our storage renters will have tables set up and be selling items between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. this Saturday,” said Charlie Messina, who with his wife Diane own Corner Self Storage.

Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day, Corner Self Storage is also hosting an open house. “We will be grilling and giving away free hot dogs, cookies and soda during those two hours," Messina said. "Everyone is welcome to stop in."

Visitors can also see a display of Woodtex products from garden sheds to garages during the open house. Anyone who purchases a Woodtex product through Corner Self Storage any time this year can designate a 5013C non-profit organization to receive a monetary contribution from the couple. They are contributing 50 percent of their commission from each sale to a designated non-profit organization. The Messinas have already donated over $2,000 in commissions this year.

Call 570-724-6789 or visit for more information.

STPR - the oldest, continuously running motorsport event in Pennsylvania.....

Higgins car #75 splashing from Olympus

STPR- is in Round 4 of the 2017 American Rally Association (ARA) National Championship and Round 5 of the North American Rally Cup (NARC).

The Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville, near Wellsboro, serves as STPR headquarters.

Parc Exposés will be on The Green in downtown Wellsboro from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and from 8 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 3. A Parc Exposé will also be held at the fairgrounds Saturday night beginning at 6:50 p.m.

The rally cars will be flagged off from The Green in one-minute intervals starting at 2:01 p.m. on Friday, June 2 as STPR begins with stages 1 and 2 on Waste Management roads in Duncan Township. Spectators can watch the cars running the Waste Management stages at the Antrim spectator area from 2:30-6 p.m.; tickets will be sold for $7 at the gate only. Food and portable toilets will be available at Antrim. Friday will end with Super Special Stages 3 and 4 at the Tioga County Fairgrounds to begin at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, June 3, the first car will leave The Green at 9:46 a.m. followed by competing cars in one-minute intervals as the contest continues on state forestry roads. Spectator viewing is free at four different areas, including: Asaph Picnic Area (Stage 5) at 10:45 a.m., Colton Point at Painter (Stage 6) at 10:58 a.m., Wilson Point (Stage 7 at Thompson at 11:22 a.m. & Stage 10 at Cedar at 2:19 p.m.) and Twelve-Mile (Stage 8 at Lebo 1 at 12:41 p.m. & Stage 11 at Lebo 2 at 4:25 p.m.). The winner will be determined during Super Special Stages 14 and 15 that will begin around 8:20 p.m. at the Tioga County Fairgrounds.

The Friday and Saturday Super Special Stages are run on a RallyCross-style course at the fairgrounds where two cars begin at the same time and race not only the clock, but also each other.

Admission to the Friday and Saturday Super Special Stages is $5 per person with a $5 per car donation for parking. Children under 12 are admitted free at both Super Special Stages and at the Antrim spectator area.

The Spectator Guide will be for sale for $5 at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro beginning Tuesday, May 30; at the fairgrounds June 1-3; and on The Green during the Friday and Saturday Parc Exposés. It contains the schedule, stage descriptions and directions to the spectator areas, and competitor biographies, stories and photographs.

For more information, visit or call the chamber at 570-724-1926.

AMBER Alert Has Been Cancelled, Child Found Safe & Sound

LYNDON, N.Y. (WKBW) - UPDATE: McKenzie Wilson has been found and the Amber Alert has been canceled. She was found, along with the suspects, in Farmersville, about 11 miles north of Lyndon where she was abducted. McKenzie is in good health and unharmed. 

...This is an ACTUAL AMBER ALERT...

Issued By: New York State Police
Affected Jurisdictions: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates Counties

Activation Date and Time: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:20 PM

The New York State Police Machias has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred near Shady Lane, in Lyndon, New York at about 5:00 AM on 5/23/2017.

The CHILD, McKenzie R. Wilson is a White female, approximately 12 years 10 months old with strait, blonde hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 100 pounds.

The SUSPECT, Joshua R. Monette is a White male, approximately 18 years old with short, black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing Camouflage jacket, blue jeans, boots, black shirt, and carrying a black duffle bag.

The SUSPECT, John Harvey is a White male, approximately 16 years old with brown hair.

The VEHICLE has been identified as a Red pickup truck Chevy Silverado with New York license plate number CXA5836. Vehicle was stolen from the vicinity of the abduction and has a black bow tie on the front grille. Vehicle also has an extended cab.

The SUSPECT was last seen traveling Southeast on road possibly heading for Allegany Mountains.
Suspects took child under circumstances that lead police to believe the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. Suspects are believed to be armed with handguns. Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the New York State Police Machias at (866)N Y S-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.

Visit for the most up to date information concerning this alert.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Gallagher Twp, Clinton County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-18 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Gallagher Twp, Clinton county. 78.57(a) - CONTROL, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PRODUCTION FLUIDS - Operator failed to collect the brine and other fluids produced during operation, service and plugging of the well in a tank, pit or a series of pits or tanks, or other device approved by t..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Gallagher Twp, Clinton County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-18 to Range Resources Appalachia Llc in Gallagher Twp, Clinton 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 ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Forest Lake Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-16 to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Forest Lake Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Forest Lake Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-05-16 to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Forest Lake Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect ..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

St. Marys Fire Dept. Dispatched To Garbage Truck Fire

At 11:02 AM on Tuesday, St. Marys Fire Department has been dispatched to a fire in a Garbage Truck on Taft Road.

Health Care Plus, Inc. Seeking Wheel Chair Van Drivers In Potter County

Machinist Fundamentals Class

During this course, you will learn the fundamentals of shop safety; understanding drawings; taking precision measurements; doing layout work; using drilling machines; grinders; sawing and cutoff machines; lathes and milling machines.

This class will be taught by Don Sigafoes, the Metalworking Occupations Instructor at the Seneca Highlands CTC. The class is being held Monday through Thursday, June 26 - 29, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Port Allegany office. The cost is $390, and the registration deadline is June 19. For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or go to

Staviskys To Retire From Port Allegany Schools At End Of School Year

Patrick Crants Sports Photography added 2 new photos.

05/22/2017 - I can't let the school year close out without saying a very special Thank You to Mr. Dan Stavisky. Dan and Mary will both be retiring at the end of the school year and Dan will be passing his position as Athletic Director over to Mr. Mike Bodamer.

I first came to Port Allegany football games as an ambulance driver/EMT back in 1996. As my interests and activities expanded at the school, I came to know Dan on both a professional and personal level. It has always been a pleasure working with and spending time with him. He has always been friendly and willing to lend whatever assistance I might need. He would arrive early, stay late, and meet me at any time to help with whatever I might be working on. He has always been a pleasure to work with. And most importantly to me, I consider him my friend.

I'll miss seeing him along the sidelines or courtside, although he promises me that he'll still be around here and there. I look forward to your visits, Dan, and tell them at the gate that your tickets are on me.

As for the future of Port Sports, they are in the capable hands of Mr. Bodamer. I look forward to working with Mike, and I'm confident that the programs will go on without missing a beat.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Stavisky. Enjoy your retirement, and thank you for everything you've done for me, the school and for PAHS Athletics through the years.

Go Gators!

Memorial Day Weekend Programs At Sizerville State Park

Let James Young Show You More Ways To Save On Auto Insurance, Call For Free Quote!!

See Cub Cadet All-Around Strength At Moon's Farm Yard Center In Ulysses & Wellsboro

Hebron Community Yard Sale May 28 & 29th; 2 Floors Plus Outdoors

Pleasant Valley Township Taking Sealed Bids For 1972 American General 6 Wheel Drive Truck

Pleasant Valley Township Seeking Sealed Bids On 1969 5 Ton Truck With 6 Wheel Drive

Sharon Township, Potter County, Has An Employment Opportunity For An Equipment Operator/Laborer

Schott Associates Eye Care Seeking Associates To Fill Openings

Michael Young Says Thanks For Your Vote.........

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

CareerLink Services Coming To Galeton Public Library Thursday From 1 to 3 PM

5-25/26/27 Yard Sale, Coudersport Senior Center

RN's & LPN's Wanted In Bradford, Eldred, Emporium, Galeton, Kane, Roulette, Smethport, St. Marys, & Warren

Monday, May 22, 2017

No Injuries in Crash on Main Street, Hamlin Township

Coudersport Rotary News - 5-22-17

Today is another great day, as the guest is David Castano, Potter County Historian. One will find Mr. Castano, among many other faithful volunteers, at The Potter County Historical Society here in Coudersport. He, along with Barry Hayman, wrote the book, "An Historical Tour Guide to Potter County, Pennsylvania”.The publication is dedicated to the memory of the Sunday Drivers of Bob and Maxine Currin.

If one would like a copy of the book, please let me know. Come, visit, and take an amazing tour of the Historical Society with its many historical items and stories. No, Potter County is not a place where prejudice or unkind. People of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to Potter County - it will be an honored to extend our love and appreciation to all. I am sorry I did not get to hear Mr. Castano's presentation; however, I know it was spectacular. with Rotarian Merv Bowers, David Castano, Potter Co. Historical Society, Rotarian, Sharon Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald's Family Farm, LLC at Rotary meeting held at Episcopal Church, Coudersport, Pa.

Betty “Penny” DORFF, 64, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Fayetteville, NC


Betty “Penny” DORFF, 64, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Fayetteville, NC, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Born March 13, 1953, in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of Edward M. and Betty I. Perrington Frederick. 

She was employed as a plumber for many years. 

Surviving are: four children, Scott (Lisa) McClain of Ulysses, Todd McClain of Duke Center, PA, Nicole Bhe of Fayetteville, NC; and Cassi (Christopher) Blakely of Sanford, NC; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five siblings, Edward Frederick of Bellefonte, PA, Midge (Edmund) DeLisi of Gray Summit, MO, Joan Bridge of Bradford, PA, Michael (Christine) Frederick of Rixford, PA, and William Frederick of Duke Center, PA; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Terry Frederick. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Assault Charges Filed after 2 Men Engage in Argument that became Physical in Hamlin Township, Mckean County

No Injuries in Accident on Route 219, Hamlin Township.

Roulette Resident Charged with Simple Assault, Additional Charges after Incident on Loucks Mills Rd.

Minor Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accident in Stewardson Township

Medical Condition Causes 2 Vehicle Crash in Coudersport Borough

Environmental Education Programs for the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend at Sizerville State Park

Come join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call our park home! The following programs will be offered Memorial Day weekend:

Saturday, May 27th

2:00 pm “Amazing Amphibians”
Did you ever find a salamander or a frog? Wonder where they live or what they eat? Join the park naturalist to learn more about these amazing creatures and some of their awesome adaptations. Then we will take a short walk to try to find and identify these secretive creatures. Wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes that will make walking in the woods a pleasant experience. Meet behind the Environmental Learning Building.

7:00 pm “Wetland Wonders”
Wetlands are a great place to see wildlife, watch birds and numerous other things. Come join us at the Environmental Learning Building as we discuss these unique areas of nature, the wildlife they support and the purposes they serve. After we will go on a short walk to discover some wetlands here in the park and try to spot wildlife that call them home. Wear shoes that are suitable for exploring wet areas. There will be some flashlights available to use but please bring your own if you have one.

Sunday, May 28th

2:00 pm “Wildflower Walk”
Join us for a forest wildflower walk and see some of the hidden treasures at Sizerville. We will learn the parts of a flower, which of the common wildflowers are native to Pennsylvania, why they are important to wildlife and how they have been used throughout history. During the walk we will take time to identify the various wildflowers we come across. If you have your own personal guide book please bring it along. We will also have some guides available for use. Please wear footwear and clothing suited for walking in the woods. Meet at the Environmental Learning Building.

8:00 pm “Butterflies and Moths”
Pennsylvania is home to many beautiful species of butterflies and moths. Come out to the Campground Amphitheater to learn more about these amazing insects and how you can help them to continue to thrive. We will learn about their differences and similarities, their amazing adaptations and much more! Then we will watch a short film and if we are lucky perhaps we will be able to attract some of the majestic moths for a closer look!

Monday, May 29th

10:00 am “Nature Craft and Story: Luna Moths”
Join us at the Environmental Learning Building as we read "A Luna Moth's Life" and learn more about these fascinating creatures of the night. After the story, we will make a craft that you can take home with you! This program is developed for younger children, but all ages are welcomed!

1:00 pm “Memorial Day Hike”
Come out to Sizerville State Park to celebrate Memorial Day and National Hike Week! Join the park naturalist for a hike on the Sizerville Nature Trail. This is a three mile loop trail with educational stops and it winds through Elk State Forest, Potter County. Difficulty is easy to moderate. Meet at the trailhead on Route 120, across from the campground. Wear footwear and clothing suitable for hiking. Please bring your own drinking water and anything else you like to have for a hike!

Additional park programs and events can found on the DCNR website by clicking on the Calendar of Events.

For more information about programs, please contact the Sizerville State Park Office, (814) 486-5605

Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: 888-PA-PARKS(voice) 888-537-7294 (TTY) 717-558-2711 (local or international TTY) 800-654-598(AT&T Relay Service)

Miles for Smiles set for June 4 In Bradford, PA; Raises Money For 2 Worthy Causes

The words miles and smiles do more than rhyme – they also raise money for two worthy causes.

Miles for Smiles, set for June 4, raises money for McKean County Special Olympics and the Oncology Department at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

The event is a 5K run and 2 mile walk. In its sixth year, the goal is to raise $7,000, which will add to the coffers of more than $26,000 already raised by past events.

“The community has been very supportive of us and we look forward to having another great event that participants can enjoy for two worthy causes,” said organizer Rhonda Race. “It is important to note all of the money stays local. You are helping out your neighbors, relatives and friends by participating in this event.”

Special Olympians will join in the 2-mile walk. A Kids Fun Run will also be held. Registration will be at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s gymnasium. The Kids Fun Run is free to all children 14 and under.

The 5K run and 2-mile walk will start at 9 a.m. The Kids Fun Run will start at 9:45 a.m. The 5K run starts on Campus Drive, continues down Bennett Street onto Barbour Street. It then takes a left on Harding Avenue to Marian Avenue to Onofrio Street. It goes back onto Campus Drive and makes one loop around campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford before finishing at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s gymnasium.

The 2-mile walk will start and end on Campus Drive. The Kids Fun Run will be on the lawn located next to the Pitt-Bradford’s gymnasium.

Bagels, fruit and drinks will be provided.

There will also be other festivities at the event as well as a Chinese auction. Awards will be given in several divisions.

“Everyone is a winner with this race,” Race said. “Everyone from the people we help to the participants. Without the runners and walkers, this event would not be possible.”

Registration is $15 per participant. Commemorative footprints can also be purchased for $5 each in memory or honor of someone special. These footprints will be displayed during the race.

For more information, log onto or follow organizers on Facebook and Twitter. Those interested can also e-mail

Elaine R. Hostovich, 70, of Warren, PA

Elaine R. Hostovich

Elaine R. Hostovich journeyed into eternal life on the same day she entered it, only 70 years later, 5/19/2017, her birthday. Happily brought to this world by loving parents, George and Rita (Berkins) Kucan on May 19, 1947. Much loved wife by the love of Elaine’s life, the late Michael Hostovich (Sept. 2015). He being the reason for her favorite quotes taken from the movie “The Notebook” which she felt also epitomized her life:
“There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough.”

She was the caring mother of her son, Brandon with a bond between them that lasted a lifetime. She held in her heart for him the purest type of love, unconditional and true. Then there were those who she cherished from all over whom she didn’t get to see often, because she and Michael had moved quite often during their marriage. But those friendships established long ago were so strong that no matter when they talked or got together, it always felt like yesterday. Elaine was always quick to support her friends whenever needed and they were always there for her. She felt so blessed. She loved to cook, bake and most of all feed people. In the earlier days their home was always open as they came to expect friends/associates or family would happen to drop by coincidentally, almost nightly just around dinner time. They just knew there would be more than enough food made that they could “break bread” with the Hostovich’s. It was always good times and they felt enriched by those who joined them.

She loved having a house full of people of different backgrounds come together for holiday get-togethers. She and her husband had homes in five different areas where she was quick to make friends.

While it is difficult, she made it clear that she did not want a funeral service. She wanted to share this anonymous writing that expressed her feelings about death: “When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no light in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the loved that we once shared. Miss me but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone. It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart go to the friends you know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me but let me go.”

We all know there is a certain amount of pain in being human, but we also know that in life as in death, we belong to God. It was God who was there to raise Elaine’s soul and the angels took her home.

Elaine will now be reunited with her parents, her beloved husband, his parents, Mike and Irene Hostovich, Brother and Sister-in-law Ronald and Dolly Hostovich, Brother-in-law Gary Stegenga and many very dear friends.

In addition to her son, she leaves behind her loving nephews Ronald Hostovich (Shannon) of Charleroi, PA, their sons Dane and Zachary, Dean Hostovich (Kathy Retrosi), of Peters Township, Gary Stegenga (Karen), of Eighty Four, PA, their sons Garrett and Logan, also Sister-in-law Georgianne Stegenga.

If you would like to join us in a luncheon to be held to celebrate Elaine’s life in making one last memory, please call Brandon @ (814) 723-0833. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting

Construction to Begin on Route 155 (Turtle Point-Larabee Road) Bridge in Eldred Township

McKean County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Clearfield, PA – Construction for a Route 155 (Turtle Point-Larabee Road) bridge, in Eldred Township, McKean County, is scheduled to begin next month as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from McKean County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

The bridge spans Newell Creek about two miles southeast of the village of Larabee. 

The existing bridge dates from 1924 and carries an average of more than 2,300 vehicles daily.

Construction is expected to begin during the week of June 5 and be complete in mid-July. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 6, Route 46 (Smethport-Farmers Valley Road), and Route 446 (Farmers Valley-Eldred Road).

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. 

This bridge is referred to as JV-64 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists. 

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at

Time to Welcome ‘Healing Waters’ Visitors

 About a dozen wounded military veterans will be arriving in Potter County on Tuesday (May 23) for the tenth annual Project Healing Waters.

The public is encouraged to turn out for the motorcycle escort that will bring the veterans through Shinglehouse, Coudersport and Austin. The guests will be joined by Potter County veterans from multiple wars, all expected at the county seat sometime around 2 pm. Residents are encouraged to turn out and welcome these special guests.

Potter County Military Service Committee has arranged for a supply of American flags to be made available for loan to those who want to wave them as the procession passes through Coudersport. They ‘re available at the front entrance of the courthouse and the Main Street entrance of the Gunzburger Building.

Due to the Rt. 6 project, the caravan will progress south on Rts. 44-49 to the traffic signal, then onto West Second, West, Water and North Main streets before heading east on Rt. 6 to the American Legion 192 headquarters.

Project Healing Waters is sponsored by the God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. Goal is to aid in the veterans’ physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying, and by supporting these skills as lifelong recreation.

All activities, services and equipment are provided at no cost, including equipment that accommodates special needs.

Participants will be coming from Pennsylvania VA hospitals in Pittsburgh and Erie, as well as New York hospitals in Bath, Buffalo and Batavia. They’ll be headquartered at Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve.