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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Potter County Human Services Seeking Candidates For Certification as a Senior Center Operator

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Consignments Sought For Annual Extravaganza Consignment Auction At Carter Auctions on Saturday, February 10th

Antiques Roadshow Appraisal & Purchasing Days Friday, January 26 & Saturday, January 27th At Daniel A. Carter In

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Jones Township Dispatched To Crash Into Tree On Rasselas Road

At 9:35 PM on Monday, Jones Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 1971 Rasselas Road for a vehicle into a tree crash. Units were advised male has left the scene on foot.

Timothy D. Mills, 56, of Allegany, NY

Timothy D. Mills

Timothy D. Mills, 56, of 1377 Chipmonk Road Allegany, NY, passed peacefully, away Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born October 27, 1961 in Okinawa Japan he was a son of Patsy (Junell) Mills Stevenson who survives, and the late David R. Mills.

He was a 1979 graduate of Limestone High School. He served two years in the United States Air Force.

Tim ran a successful masonry business in North Carolina for over 25 years. He returned to Allegany NY, and worked for five years at Dresser-Rand in Olean.

He was an avid Bills fan and enjoyed reading. He was a true outdoorsman who love to, hunt, fish bike and golf.

Tim will be greatly missed and loved by all who knew him especially his best friend Eugene.

Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather Patsy (Russell) Stevenson of Limestone, is his companion, Sharon Grice, one son Andrew Strickland of NC, three sisters, Sheree (Eugene) Dixon, Kim (Doug) Kosinski, all of Limestone, and Jennifer Stevenson of FL, two brothers, Cary (Darlene) Mills, of Limestone and Barry Mills, of Batavia, three grandchildren, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.

There will be a Celebration of Tim's life held in the spring at a date and time to be announced. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.

On line condolences may be made at

Bradford Little Theatre Proudly Announces Cast Of "JAWS: The Musical"

Bradford Little Theatre has a very talented cast lined up for their February 9th and 10th production of “JAWS the Musical.”

“We have show veterans as well as some new faces in this year’s ‘must see musical comedy.’ It's great to see so much talent coming from right here in the area,” states musical director John Kearns. “I'm very excited to be working with this cast. We have been hard at work for a few weeks now and great things are coming together nicely.”

The cast will perform creative numbers combined with comedic dialogue as they closely follow the storyline from the 1975 popular thriller movie.

Playing the part of Chief Brody is Allegany, NY resident Barry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald has been in several shows including Kiwanis Kapers and BLT’s Music Man, Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding and most recently Veronica’s Room. “When I saw BLT’s production of JAWS the Musical three years ago, my face and head hurt for hours after the show from laughing so hard. I actually witnessed people falling out of their chairs from laughter,” Fitzgerald said. “I knew that if BLT offered this show again, I would audition for it.”

Playing Chief Brody’s supportive wife Ellen, will be Connie Shanks and his supportive Deputy Lucy, will be Linda Lamborn, both from Bradford. Shanks has performed several times for BLT including Harvey and The Awesome 80’s Prom. Although Lamborn has has sung for several years with church and community choirs, this will be her debut performance with BLT.

The Shark will be played by Andee Higley from Bolivar, NY.

“Andee was in the first BLT show I ever directed six years ago,” stated director, Kristin Asinger, “she played the bossy bride in the comedy dinner theater show ‘I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning.’ We are very happy to have Andee back. She has a beautiful voice and is excited to play a vicious, yet sexy shark.

Playing Chief Brody in JAWS the Musical in 2014, seasoned actor David Merwine will now be playing shark scientist, Matt Hooper this time around. Merwine teaches at Pitt-Bradford and in his spare time, he’s on stage in numerous community theatre shows in both Bradford and Olean.

Experienced shark fisherman solely known as Quint, will be played by musical director, John Kearns of Bradford. This is John’s second time as musical director for BLT and in the past, he has performed in BLT’s “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Stay As Dead as You Are” and “12 Angry Men.”

Playing the part of Mayor Vaughn will be stage veteran Chris Lathrop. Chris has performed in every Kiwanis Kapers since 2003 and in several BLT shows including Shrek the Musical. Mayor Vaughn’s pushy sidekicks, the “Mayorettes” will be played by Bradfordians Jessica Ann Coder and newcomer Taylor Hill. Coder has been involved in several BLT productions, both on stage and stage crew. Coder and Hill will double as the characters Chrissie and Alexis who both get eaten by the great white shark.

Rounding out the cast as Amity Island residents are Barb Pedersen, Dave Geitner, Mike Clark and Lewis P. Keller, Jr. Pedersen will be playing Mrs. Kintner whose daughter gets eaten by the shark and has a duet with Chief Brody in the song “My Girl is Gone.” Pedersen has been active in community theatre for several years and has a lot of vocal experience. Geitner will portray Amity Island businessman and grouchy old man, Bad Hat Harry. He has been in BLT’s productions of The Music Man, Awesome 80’s Prom and Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding. Clark is a newcomer to BLT and will be playing Polly the Reporter. He is well-known for being one of the Kiwanis Kapers Kuties. Keller will play Tom, a guy who enjoys the beach and loves to party and yet, isn’t so sure why the girl he likes and his dog both disappear in the water.

Whether you've seen JAWS the Musical before, or this is your first time, you are encouraged to enjoy an evening of great food, great music and great comedy. Like the shark, once you get a little taste, you will be back and hungry for more...

The show will be held on February 9 & 10 at the Limestone Community Center, 616 Main St., Limestone, NY. 

 Tickets for the show are $30 and include the famous Limestone VFD fish fry, one drink, and the show. Doors will open at 5:30 with dinner, drinks, raffles and games prior to the show. 

The show’s proceeds benefit Bradford Little Theatre and the Limestone VFD. 

Tickets are available at Togi’s Family Restaurant, Graham Florist, and Bella Capelli in Bradford and Limestone’s Firemen’s Club in Limestone, NY. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Chelsea Place at 814-598-9956. Groups of 6 or more are encouraged to call Place so that seating arrangements can be reserved for the group. 

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door if available, but people are urged to buy ahead as this show is highly anticipated. BLT season ticket holders are asked to call and reserve their tickets for the night they wish to attend.

Emporium man hits another with deer antlers during arguement

Icy road conditions cause a one vehicle accident in Union Township

Westfield woman charged with Retail Theft

James R. MacCARTNEY, 73, of Coudersport, PA,


James R. MacCARTNEY, 73, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. 

Born May 4, 1944, in Monongahela, PA, he was the son of Earl Barclay “Tim” and Julia Jean Bell MacCartney. 

A graduate of McGuffey High School in Claysville, PA and Edinboro University, he taught social studies and history at Coudersport High School for many years. 

 “Mac” was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Brookland Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Surviving are: four children, Jarett (Karen) MacCartney of Genesee, Darren (Amanda Forcier) MacCartney of Wellsville, NY, Brandon (Beth) MacCartney and Todd (Danielle) MacCartney, both of Lititz, PA; three step-sons, Dan (Darla) Cowburn of McDonald, PA, Jason (Sherry) Cowburn of Hughesville, and Ryan (Kacey) Cowburn of Indiana, PA; special others, Alex and Quinton; 19 grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Laura) MacCartney of Youngstown, OH; nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents; and his wife, Katherine MacCartney. 

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM, followed by a brief time of sharing at 11:30 AM. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Black Forest Conservation Association, P.O. Box 331, Coudersport, PA 16915. Online condolences may be expresses at


Hamilton-Gibson Productions, the Wellsboro-based community theater arts group, is accepting applications now through Wednesday, March 14 for two summer intern positions. The three-month internships begin in mid-May and continue into mid-August. Stipends will be provided. Sponsor of the HG summer intern program is Eugene Seelye.

“Applicants must be at least 18 years old, planning to study or already be involved with some aspect of the performing arts or working or planning to work with a not-for-profit group,” said Thomas Putnam, artistic director. “Since the interns will be participating in all aspects of H-G community theatre programming, they must be willing and able to pass the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check. These are required by Pennsylvania for anyone working with children,” he said. H-G pays for the clearances.

“To give our interns a true feel for what is involved in community theater, they will plan and staff our
'Wizard of Oz' summer theatre arts camp, assist with 'James and the Giant Peach,' our major summer musical production in July, either performing, stage managing or house managing as well as set building and strike, and planning and assisting with our HG radio festival," said Putnam.

The interns will spend a fair amount of time working in the H-G office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. "They will help with social media marketing and the ongoing coordination and organizing of our costume inventory," Putnam said. "There is mundane work that needs to be done as well but it's all part of the flurry of activities in a performing arts group."

To apply to be a summer intern, write to Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, call 570-724-2079 or email

Thompson Votes to End Shutdown

Short-term spending plan funds government for 3 weeks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on short-term funding measure to reopen the federal government:

“I am pleased to see that Senate Democrats finally chose to put the American people first and end this unnecessary government shutdown. I, again, voted in favor of this short-term spending bill to keep our government open and fund necessary services – such as paying our military men and women who keep us safe.

“Importantly, low-income families with children participating in the Children’s Health Insurance Program will continue to be able to receive the medical care they so desperately deserve as it has appropriately been authorized for the next six years.

“This stopgap funding will expire on February 8, and it is my hope that we will return to regular order and fully fund the government to provide certainty to all Americans. Immigration reform is certainly something that will need to be fully debated in the coming weeks, and I look forward to an open, bipartisan discussion on how best to solve our broken immigration system, protect the fate of the ‘Dreamers’ and ensure our borders are secure for the safety of all Americans.”

Betty Howe Mitchell, 76, Former Kane, PA & Bolivar, NY Resident

Betty Howe Mitchell

Springfield-Betty Howe Mitchell, 76, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital from complications of the flu.

She was born on May 18, 1941 in Lackawanna, NY to Gene and Dora Howe.

Betty grew up in Kane, PA before marrying Richard Mitchell and moving to Bolivar, NY. She worked as a housekeeper while her childen were younger and then as a cafeteria/school aide at the Bolivar-Richburg School for 30 years. After retirement, she began to spend winters in Springfield, Georgia where she developed many new friendships and attended the Fellowship Bible Church. She continued to spend summers in New York at the Sunny Hill Campground.

Betty enjoyed gardening, road trips, watching birds at the feeder and in Georgia, watching and feeding the neighbor’s goats. She loved her family and her pets, Lexy and Calli.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Mitchell; children, Timothy Mitchell (Julie), Aimee Miller (Steve) and Tracey Mitchell (John); grandchildren, Jessica, Justin, Tawny, Teal, Caitlin, Connor, Zac, Kelsey, Ryan, and Alyssa; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Rodgers (Lee) and Kathy Critzer (Bill); two brothers, Charles Howe (Mary Anne) and Curt Howe (Judy); two sisters-in-law, Rachael Jackson (Victor) and Millie Blauvelt (Bill); brother-in-law, Chestley Mitchell (Letha); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date in New York.

Remembrances: SPCA-Allegany, 1374 NY-19, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Humane Society of the United States, Dept.: Memorial Donations, 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 450, Washington DC 20037.

Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel (912) 754-6421.

Jeanne Elaine (Smith) Hazelton, 65, of Mansfield, PA

Jeanne Elaine (Smith) Hazelton

Jeanne Elaine (Smith) Hazelton, 65, of Mansfield, PA, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 18, 2018, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, with family by her side. 

Known to friends and family as “Elaine,” she was the wife of Thomas H. Hazelton. They shared over 45 years of marriage together and had five children and ten grandchildren. Elaine was born to Chester H. and Louise T. Smith of Covington, on May 16, 1952.

Elaine was a homemaker and adored spending time with family and friends. She had many interests. As a youngster, in addition to reading, she loved being around horses and was quite skilled in training, riding, and jumping. Additionally, she drove teams of horses on the farm to mow, rake, and wagon the hay; twice she drove teams in local parades. In high school she enjoyed music (saxophone and chorus) and was a member of the National Honor Society. Receiving a full scholarship to Mansfield State College (now University), she was a 1974 graduate of their Elementary Education program. For a time, she was a classroom teacher.

Her greatest love was being with her husband in the work of their dairy farm and raising their children. Also cherished were extended family times, singing in the church choir, making pies for her Dad, and generally enjoying the out-of-doors and country living every day. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1983 and was seemingly undaunted by it. In all of her years, she is remembered for her strong spirit, beautiful upbeat personality, incomparable wit, and selfless love of her family.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, Tom, are her son, Brian Hazelton (April), of Mainesburg; daughter, Julie Proctor (Germain) and grandsons, Jayden and Jacob, of Cockeysville, Md.; son, Mark Hazelton (Sarah) and granddaughters, Isabella, Elena, and Abigail, of Mainesburg; son, Matthew H. Hazelton, of Mansfield; and daughter, Amanda Catherman (Milfred III) and grandchildren, Micah, Megan, Kindle, Marlee, and Eiven, of Westfield. She is also survived by her mother, Louise Smith, of Covington; and her three sisters, Linda Crosby (Jim), of Lynchburg, Va., Barbara Smith (Kathleen Carico), of Covington, Marilyn Carlton (Charles), of Verona, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Elaine was preceded in death by her father, Chester H. Smith and a sister, Connie L. Smith.

Viewings will be held Monday, January 22 from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, January 23 from 10-11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. The funeral service is Tuesday at 11 a.m. following the viewing with Rev. Brad Prouty officiating. Interment will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield.

Nancy P. Baldwin, 59, of 109 Ackerman Street, Richburg, NY

Nancy P. Baldwin

Nancy P. Baldwin, 59, of 109 Ackerman Street, Richburg, NY, passed away at home on Friday, January 19, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on July 20, 1958 in Alfred Station, the daughter of the late William C. and Loretta (Aldrich) Brownell. On June 2, 2001 she married John L. Baldwin who predeceased her on August 28, 2014.

Nancy was employed as a bartender for the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion in Wellsville for several years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three children, Mindy (Eric) Hooper of Farmersville, Amanda (George) Wagner of Tonawanda, and Nick (Danielle) Baldwin of Little Genesee, six grandchildren, Derrick, Nakayla, T`ea, Denae. Dominick, and Nadia, two sisters, Connie (Jay) Zeager of Cuba, and Billie Jo Brownell of Bolivar, one aunt, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was predeceased in addition to her husband, by one sisters, Kay Fisk and one brother, Fred Baumgarten.

Friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Richburg Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Bolivar Fire Hall. 

Please consider memorial donations to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. To leave online condolences, please visit

WINTER OUTINGS FOR JAN. 27, 28 & 29, FEB. 3, 4, & 5

Photo by John Eaton
This Sunday, Jan. 28, the Mansfield University Kayak Club is inviting adults and children, swimmers and non-swimmers to try kayaking in the heated indoor pool at Decker Gymnasium.

Step Outdoors Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties continues with a winter hiking adventure and introduction to ice fishing, both at Lyman Run State Park near Galeton; a snowshoe or regular hike and sledding at the Nessmuk Recreation Area, near Wellsboro; the Kayak Club Open House at Mansfield University; a free cross-country skiing lesson followed by a trail adventure depending on conditions at Sinnemahoning State Park near Austin; and an eagle in winter hike or snowshoe at Ives Run, near Wellsboro.

Weekly Hikes are Jan. 27, 29, Feb. 3 & 5
Daryl Warren, local hiking guru and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources volunteer, is leading free guided hikes or snowshoes on Mondays and Saturdays during the 2018 Winter Outings series. The hikes range from easy (Pine Creek Rail Trail) to strenuous (narrow, steep mountain trails), short (3 miles) to lengthy (12 miles). Warren ranks the hikes on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 the hardest. The time listed for the hikes is the actual hiking time; it does not include shuttling to and from trailheads. Each week, unless stated otherwise, hikers meet Warren at the parking lot at Packer Park behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro to carpool to the hike location.

This Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. meet Warren at the Wellsboro Senior Center to carpool to the trailhead for a 6.6-mile, 4-hour hike on the Mid State Trail from the North Shore of Cowanesque Lake to Gee Hollow. Included will be a short connector trail to the top of Nelson Falls. This hike is rated 2. Bring water and lunch.
Monday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. meet Warren at the Wellsboro Senior Center to carpool to the trailhead for a 3.5-hour, 4.5-mile section of the Green Monster Trail System from Asaph Run Road to Strait Run Road. This hike is rated 3.5 because of a strenuous 800-foot elevation gain in less than one mile. Bring water and lunch.
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1pm meet Warren at the Nessmuk Lake pavilion, for a two-mile, family friendly hike. This hike is rated 1.5.
Monday, Feb. 5 at 8:30am meet Warren at the Wellsboro Senior Center to carpool to the Rattlesnake Rock Access on Route 414, two miles south of Blackwell, for a 6-mile loop on Schoolhouse Trail to Blackwell Trail to the Pine Creek Rail Trail. This hike is rated 3.5.
FMI: To receive detailed information about the hikes and to sign up for weekly updates, email Daryl at or call him at 570-724-7721 or 570-439-3739. For information about other Winter Outings, call 570-724-0635 or visit

Lyman Run Winter Hiking Adventure is This Saturday
At 9 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 27 leave the day use parking area at Lyman Run State Park near Galeton to go on a two-hour hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter to explore several areas that are off the beaten path. This hike is considered moderate to difficult due to some climbing and off-trail travel. It will be a traditional hike if there is not enough snow and a snowshoe hike if there is. A limited number of snowshoes and snow traction devices will be available to use free. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Dress in layers and bring plenty of snacks and water. Trekking poles are optional depending on conditions. For information, call Harrison at (814) 435-2518.

This Saturday is Intro to Ice Fishing at Lyman Run
At 1 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 27 join Paul Miller and Bill Carey in the Lyman Lake Boat Launch Area at Lyman Run State Park for a one-hour introduction to ice fishing, including tips and tricks on how to catch fish and stay safe on the ice.

Mountain or Snow Bike Rides are this Sunday, Jan. 28 and Next, Feb. 4
Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring the free Mountain and Snow Bike Riding Series. At 9 a.m. those going on the ride this Sunday, Jan. 28 or next, Feb. 4 will leave from the USGS Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road, just off Route 6 in Asaph, eight miles west of Wellsboro. The ride routes are always different to keep them interesting. Each ride will be two to three hours. For weekly updates, visit or call Tom Oswald at 570-662-3097.

Hike or Snowshoe and Go Sledding This Sunday Jan. 28 at Lake Nessmuk
Go sledding or on a guided hike or snowshoe hike from 1-3 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Nessmuk Recreation Area on Route 287, one mile south of Wellsboro. Tom Oliver, Tioga State Forest recreation forester, will lead visitors on the hike to explore the trails around Lake Nessmuk, if conditions allow. The guided hike will begin at 1 p.m. in the parking area on the hill near the covered picnic pavilion overlooking the lake. Arrive earlier to put on boots or snowshoes or, if conditions warrant, hiking traction devices. Those who have their own snowshoes should bring them. A limited number of snowshoes and hiking traction devices will be available for children and adults to use free. Youngsters who bring sleds, saucers, toboggans and tubes can go sledding down the hill behind the picnic pavilion if there is enough snow.

Kayak Club Open House Is Indoors This Sunday, Jan. 28 at MU
From 6-8 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 28 the Mansfield University Kayak Club is hosting an open house in Decker Gymnasium. Children and adults, swimmers and non-swimmers are invited to try kayaking in MU's indoor warm water pool. A child must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The adult does not have to get in the water. Those who plan to get in the pool should wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet and bring a towel. The club will provide kayaks, paddles and other equipment to use for free.

Free Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing is Saturday, Feb. 3 at Sinnemahoning 
Register by Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a fun, free cross-country skiing lesson on Saturday, Feb. 3 at noon followed by a cross-country skiing adventure or winter nature hike depending on snow conditions at Sinnemahoning State Park. The park is 13 miles north of the PA Route 120 and 872 intersection and 15 miles south of Austin. The program is for first-timers and experienced skiers. All equipment (skis, poles and boots) will be provided for beginners but sizes are limited. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Wear layers of moisture-wicking fabrics. The program will start in the wildlife center classroom with a brief overview of cross-country skiing and equipment. Outdoors, park staff will teach basic techniques and encourage participants to practice their skills before venturing out on the trail. Registered participants will be notified about the status of the program on Thursday, Feb. 1. For more information or to register for this free program, call the park office at 1-814-647-8401 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Eagles in Winter Hike on Sunday, Feb. 4
Go on a short hike or snowshoe to explore the trails at Ives Run on Sunday, Feb. 4. Local eagle expert Matt West will join the 9 a.m. hike to provide information about local eagle populations and tips on viewing them in winter. Dress in layers of moisture-wicking fabrics and bring water. A limited number of snowshoes and traction devices will be available. Meet just before 9 a.m. at the Visitor Information Center at the Ives Run Recreation Area, which is 14 miles north of Wellsboro on Route 287. For more information, call 570-835-5281.

To learn more about series events or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, visit any time or call 570-724-0635 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.

Violet B. Kavinski, 90, of Warren, PA

Violet Kavinski

Violet B. Kavinski, 90, of Warren, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Warren Manor, Warren, PA. Born on November 25, 1927 in Warren, PA, she was the daughter of the late Archie Morrow and Delcie Korb Bimber.

Violet was a lifelong resident of Warren and was a graduate of Warren High School, Class of 1945. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, where she was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, donated to their Chinese auctions, and helped with funeral luncheons. She had worked at Watson Memorial Home as a member of the kitchen staff. She loved baking, sewing, canning, Polka music, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, reading, traveling to her son-in-law’s cabin in the Smoky Mountains, going to garage sales with her grandkids, trying new recipes, Sunday rides in the country, going out with her sisters for lunch and a ride, and correcting the morning newspaper! She had also helped with the Girl Scouts. Violet enjoyed watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

Violet is survived by her 4 children – Tom Kavinski of Hamburg, NY, Patti Owens and husband, Larry, of York, PA, Ray Kavinski and wife, Donna, of Warren, PA, and Joseph Kavinski of Warren, PA. Violet is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters; one brother – Russ Bimber and his wife, Connie, of OH, 2 sisters – Marilyn Sampson and Dorothy Farrell, both of Warren, PA; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Kavinski, whom she married on August 20, 1949 in Warren, PA, and who died on April 29, 1997; and two brothers – Stan Bimber and John Bimber.

Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Watson Memorial Home, 1200 Conewango Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or to the Salvation Army Warren Corps, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA 16365. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a workshop on the ancient Indonesian art of batik, Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Participants will draw a design on white cotton fabric with melted wax. The piece will be dipped in fabric dye resistant to the wax, leaving a beautiful pattern behind. Participants will leave with a handcrafted, versatile piece of art.

The course will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the fourth floor art room of Marilyn Horne Hall at 2 Marilyn Horne Way. The cost is $35, and all materials are provided.

For more information or to sign up, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or


BRADFORD, Pa. – The musical duo Peregrine Road will perform a Noon Tunes concert at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Jan. 26 as part of the university’s Spectrum Arts Series.

The concert will take place at noon in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The artists in Peregrine Road are Rachel Bell on accordion and Karen Axelrod on piano and accordion. These seasoned and versatile musicians are a power duo with an incredible range of styles, including energetic Celtic reels, beautiful waltzes, French village dance tunes, lively originals, English country dance tunes and blues riffs.

They pepper each concert with outrageous travel stories and interesting tidbits about multicultural traditions, adding an educational and entertaining dimension to each performance.

“We’re really excited Peregrine Road is coming to campus,” said Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music. “I first got to know Rachel Bell as a star of the local music scene, she gets up to such a diverse range of activities and she and Karen Axelrod put on a great show.”

Bell plays accordion in several musical groups with her tone-chambered Beltuna accordion. She released her debut solo album, “Tone Chamber,” in 2016.

Axelrod plays piano at English, American and Scottish dance events around the country. She also plays accordion with the group 3rd String Trio, a band that plays old-world café music, and Orion Longsword.

Spectrum performances are presented by the Division of Communication and the Arts.

The musical duo Peregrine Road

*Call to Action* meeting – Monday January 29 at Artisan Center.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
To Jessica Herzing, of The Cameron County Project, that is what community is all about; “Coming together for the good of our town, our county and our neighbors. That is just one of the things that makes Cameron County really special, and a great place to live.” She writes in an open letter to the County of Cameron, its residents and friends, as she promotes The Cameron County Project initiative. Specifically, she is highlighting an upcoming “Call to Action” meeting that will take place at 7pm on Monday January 29, 2018 at the Cameron County Artisan Center.

She continues the letter to explain details about the Cameron County Project initiative and what she hopes for its future, “Every single one of you is my community; you’re all my neighbors and if you’re anything like me, circa 2016, you have no idea how important your story, ideas, and concerns are to our community. If you only knew how important you are, you would be a force to be reckoned with. The Cameron County Project’s mission is to encourage residents to be engaged and to build community pride by focusing on what unites us as residents in Cameron County – Our stories of why we love it here. I want to create a force of community pride and positivity that is contagious to my neighbors, warmly welcomed and encouraged to thrive, helping guide decision making in our community.

There are so many ways to promote change and make decisions in a community – many rely on things that an accountant, like myself, normally can get behind – mainly numbers and statistics, ratios to this and that. But you and I are not numbers, we’re hearts, souls, experiences, and beliefs – all that shape how we view the good, and bad, in our county. The Cameron County Project is patterned after the Orton Family Foundation’s successful Community Heart and Soul program that captures the positive of a community through the stories told by those living here. Its principles are simple.

1. Involve Everyone – and take the collective “idea bucket” to them, so their ideas can be heard.
2. Focus on what Matters – Identify the community’s characteristics and attributes where residents’ emotional attachments lie to define what matters most about our community and use those as a guide to how we change and grow.
3. Play the Long Game – Focus the project on ensuring that the community’s plans or ideas don’t just sit on the shelf but are owned by the residents who have a commitment to their success.

It’s through this development of deep emotional connections to the community that lead to a resident’s commitment, action and a community that can build resilience through the practice of working together and learning new skills.

I know this project will promote a sense of pride in county for my fellow residents and I am confident in the success of my goal to bring more people, of all ages, genders, and social backgrounds, to the table, removing the stigma that the same ten people make all the decisions in our county, and develop leaders from visionary residents from whom we’ve yet to hear. It is my hope through sheer positivity and openness, we can build the trust needed to share in the success of change as it occurs and really own our community, its identity and well-being, as neighbors working together toward the same goals. No one person or idea can spark growth and change a community, but together – the possibilities are delightfully endless.

If this sounds like something you want to a part of -- The Cameron County Project will be hosting a *Call to Action* meeting – Monday, January 29th at the Chamber and Artisan Center. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 7 pm and run about an hour. This meeting is intended to recruit volunteers – but will also be discussing the Project, its goals, and its upcoming projects and events. I want to invite all residents and friends of Cameron County seeking to promote positive vibes, long-lasting community pride and being a champion of what residents love about our community to attend.

Kind Regards from your neighbor,
Jess Herzing”
You can also follow the project and participate through their website or by emailing Jess:

Leadership Cattaraugus establishes scholarship fund at CRCF

OLEAN, N.Y., January 22, 2018 — More of Cattaraugus County’s future leaders will have access to the training and experiential education program Leadership Cattaraugus thanks to a new scholarship fund established at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

The Leadership Cattaraugus board of directors established the Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship Fund at CRCF to make participation in the program more affordable for worthy future leaders in the community.

Leadership Cattaraugus’s goal is to identify future leaders of the area and help them develop the skills they will need to work more effectively for the betterment of all the people in Cattaraugus County.

Leadership Cattaraugus offers annual collaborative learning opportunities to a cohort of 20-25 individuals who work or live in Cattaraugus County and are dedicated to strengthening the state of the community in business, volunteerism and service.

“The Leadership Cattaraugus board of directors wants to cast the broadest possible net in terms of participants. We recognize that the cost of tuition may be a barrier for smaller employers, and we hope that the possibility of a scholarship might encourage them to consider us for their leadership training needs,” said Jodi Fuller, board president.

“The board has been working on the scholarship fund for about a year, and we are thrilled that it is up and running in time for 2018 applicants to apply,” she said.

The fund will provide scholarships that will cover the lesser of 25% of the cost of tuition or $400. The number and amount of awards may vary based upon the strength of applicants and availability of funding.

Applicants must live in and/or work in Cattaraugus County and be employed by a small (fewer than 100 employees) government entity, nonprofit or small business independently owned and operated in Cattaraugus County.

Applicants will be judged by criteria including, but not limited to, the following:

· The individual is an existing or emerging leader as demonstrated by:

Holds a leadership position in his/her organization or expects to move into a leadership position within his/her organization in the next six to 12 months.

Serves as a formal or informal leader in his/her community. Examples include:

Serving as an elected official.

Leadership in a civic or faith-based activity outside of the workplace.

Coaching a sport.

Coordinating a community activity/fundraising effort, etc.

Has a vested interest in creating sustainable vibrant Cattaraugus County communities as demonstrated by community volunteerism and other similar activities.

Engages in or expresses willingness to engage in community service activities (volunteerism, community campaigns, service on a board, etc.)

The application is available at Applicants must email their completed application to by February 16 to be eligible. The CRCF Scholarship Committee will review the applications and recommend the awardees each year. Scholarship applicants must also apply for admission to the 2018 Leadership Cattaraugus class at The 2018 program begins in March.

The public is invited to support the scholarship fund. Donations can be made to the Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203, or online at

MISSING: (16) year old Emily Wilder of Olean and Salamanca, NY

City of Olean, NY Police Department
1 hr ·


(16) year old Emily Wilder of Olean and Salamanca, NY was last seen Sunday 1/21 at 6:30 P.M. leaving her mothers residence on Indiana Avenue in Olean.

Emily also stays with her father on Jefferson Ave in Salamanca. Emily is 5'7" / 160 lbs, has blonde hair and brown eyes. She may be in the company of a (23) year old Native American female. 

If you have any information on her where abouts please call the Olean Police at 376-5677 or private message anonymously this FB page.

Exploring Britain and Ireland - Live Travel Presentation on February 6th

After the holidays, do you need something to look forward to? Join us on a fabulous journey that takes you through rolling farmland and across the Irish Sea, through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The trip is planned for August 31 through September 14th, and a live travel presentation with a Collette Travel representative is planned for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office.

On this 15-day trip, travel to some the world’s most magnificent cities and through the magical countryside of Britain and Ireland! Marvel at the mystery of Stonehenge. Experience Ireland’s culinary renaissance during a cooking class at one of Dublin’s premier culinary institutes. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare at his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes in the English Lake District, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry and the valleys, mountains and imposing castles of North Wales. Admire the ancient Roman ruins at Hadrian’s all and in elegant Bath. Get acquainted with Britain’s pageantry in London and while in Edinburgh, enjoy a visit to Edinburgh Castle.

Recent Collette travelers from our area have described their experience as: “Incredibly wonderful!”; “Fabulous!”; “the Ultimate!” At the travel presentation, Matthew D’Eramo from Collette will tell you all about the trip and answer your questions. Don’t miss this fun, informative evening! Call (814) 274-4877 to register. In the meantime, follow this link to learn more about this awesome trip!

Coudersport Dispatched For Fire Alarm At Level 3

At 2:18 PM on Monday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to Level 3 at 712 North Main Street for an automatic fire alarm.
2:22 PM--Level 3 representative reports dust set off alarm. 

Galeton Borough Police Department Seeks Public's Assistance

Stephanie L. 'Stevie' Clark Memorial Service Wednesday At Grace Lutheran Church

Stephanie L. Clark

Stephanie L. 'Stevie' Clark, 73, of 6 Riley Road, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at her residence.

Born in Ridgway, PA on November 21, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Pierce and Lucille (Lockwood) Clark.

She was a 1963 graduate of Bradford High School.

She worked for Bradford Hospital, Speer Resistor and most recently, Zippo Manufacturing Co.

She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a sister, Sharon 'Sharie' Cook of Sarasota FL; a niece, Laurie; a nephew, Mark and numerous friends in the Bradford area.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 AM, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Grace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Patrick Cox, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

Online condolences can be expressed at

Isie Iona "Peg" Irons, 83, formerly of Rixford, PA, and Norcross GA

Isie Iona "Peg" Irons

Isie Iona "Peg" Irons, 83, formerly of Rixford, PA, and Norcross, GA, passed away Saturday December 16, 2017 at Cameron Hall, in Ellijay, GA.

Born October 26, 1934 in Rixford, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Irons.

Peg was a 1952 graduate of Otto Township Junior/Senior High School and then graduated from Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing. In 1959 she graduated from the University of Buffalo with a B.S. in Nursing. She later attended graduate school at Case Western, and received her master’s degree in 1962 from the University of North Carolina.

Peg's nursing career started at Buffalo General Hospital, she later took a job as corporate nurse at New York Bell. She transferred to Bell South in Atlanta in 1982 and retired in 1994. After retirement she volunteered as a nurse at an Alzheimer's clinic in Norcross, GA.

She is survived by three sisters, Ruth Boyle of Duke Center, Wanda Livak of Salamanca and Ella “Beth” Kaczmarek of Duke Center, a brother, James (Mary Lou) Irons of Eldred and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, William Irons, Rex Irons, Gordon Irons, Gilbert Irons, Thomas Irons and Francis Fitzgerald and one sister, Mary Lou Gigliotti.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Duke Center United Methodist Church, with Rev. Beth Rossler, Pastor, officiating.

Memorials if desired may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

Osceola Dispatched To Natural Gas Leak On Locey Creek Road

At 12:50 PM on Monday, Osceola Fire Dept. and Valley Ambulance have been dispatched to a natural gas leak at the Moore residence at 3847 Locey Creek Road in Osceola Township.

DEP Seeks Public Comment on CAFO Discharge Draft Permit

Comments on draft PAG-12 will be accepted until February 20, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting public comments on a draft general permit, PAG-12, that is intended to provide NPDES permit coverage to persons operating concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Pennsylvania. The current PAG-12 General Permit expires on March 31, 2018.

“The proposed changes to the PAG-12 will streamline and clear up some requirements for farmers, while also improving water quality by strengthening protections for storage and leak detection,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “These new requirements are designed to make it easier for farmers to continue to be good stewards of the environment while operating their animal operations.”

DEP is proposing some changes to PAG-12:
• Electronic submission of Annual Reports, when required by DEP
• Annual inspections of earthen storage facilities and leak detection systems
• Changing the reporting period from “calendar year” to “crop year” (October 1 – September 30)
• Updated forms to comply with EPA requirements and elimination of duplicative and conflicting requirements

The draft permit also proposes a $500 annual fee, as well a $500 Notice of Intent (NOI) fee. These fees would be paid to the Clean Water Fund for the purpose of supporting DEP’s pollution control efforts.

Other changes are described in the draft fact sheet for the PAG-12 General Permit, which can be found on the DEP eLibrary with the other PAG-12 materials:

Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using DEP’s online eComment system at Written comments should be submitted by email to or by mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. All comments must include the originator’s name and address.

Dorothea S. Douglas, 91, of Millport, formerly of Hatboro, PA

Dorothea S. Douglas
“beloved mother and grandmother”

MILLPORT, Pa.---Dorothea S. Douglas, 91, of Millport, formerly of Hatboro, PA,  passed away unexpectedly with her loving family by her side on Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born on June 18, 1926 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of Charles and Louisa Dorsenbach Mehl. On February 17, 1945 in Elkland, Maryland, she married Roy E. Douglas, who passed away on January 4, 2005.

Dorothea was a graduate of Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove. She was employed as a home healthcare aide in Bucks County.

Dorothea was a prolific artist, an avid reader, an excellent seamstress, enjoyed making dolls and doing crafts. She was an outstanding cook. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons, Roy E. (Roberta) Douglas, Jr. of Horsham and Edwin H. (Kimberly) Douglas of Millport; a daughter, Barbara L. (Paul) Blauvelt of Millport; seven grandchildren, Debbie, Mark, Katie, Chloe, Sean, Scott and Mary Kate; two step-grandchildren, Doug and Dee Dee; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothea was predeceased by two sisters, Mildred and Delores; and a brother, William.

Friends may call from 11am to noon on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Douglas-Blauvelt Family Cemetery, Millport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Independent Gospel Missions, for Pastor Anthony Juma in Kenya, 990 Calkins Road, Rochester, NY 14623 or to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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

Fox Township Dispatched To 2 Car Crash On Million Dollar Highway

At 12:36 PM on Monday, Fox Township Fire Department and ambulance have been dispatched to 1411 Million Dollar Highway for a 2 vehicle crash. Report 2 persons with injuries.
Second ambulance dispatched from Fox Township.
Report roadway blocked.

Galeton Little League Registration Sunday, January 28th For All Divisions

North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc sets Meeting Dates

1. North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc will hold its first meeting of 2018, on Wednesday, February 21, 6 PM at the Penn State Extension in Coudersport. Anyone interested in Bees and Beekeeping are welcome to attend. Topic is getting our bees through the winter.
Contact Joan Bradley for more information 814-697-7586 or email

2. Spring Beekeeping seminar for those with some beekeeping experience. North Central Beekeepers Assoc, will be holding its Spring seminar on Saturday, March 24, from 10-2 at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.
The speaker is Warren Miller, owner of Happy Valley Honey Company and former President of the PA State Beekeepers Assoc. Some of the topics he will be covering are:
Mite Control, both chemical and chemical free,
Queen Rearing - the importance of raising good queens,
Nuc production and Management.
Registration deadline is Friday, March 16th - seminar fee is $10 for members and $15 for non members. Lunch, coffee and water are included.
Checks are to be made payable to North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc and mailed to Joan Bradley, PO Box 635, Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Questions, please contact - Joan at 814-697-7586 or email

3. North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc will hold a Meeting on Wednesday, March 21st at 6 PM at the Penn State Extension, Coudersport. Program will be conducted by Margarita Lopez-Uribe from PSU with a discussion of her Feral Bee Project. Some people in the local area are participating in this project.
All are invited to attend, no charge.
For more information please call Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 or email

First Citizens Warns Customers of Tax Identity Theft

MANSFIELD, PA (January 2018) Tax season may just be getting started, but tax scammers have been hard at work. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has gotten thousands of complaints about one kind of scammer in particular — IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information, like your Social Security number, to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return. Tax identity theft is the most common form of identity theft reported to the FTC.

Tax identity theft victims typically find out about the crime when they get a letter from the IRS saying that more than one tax return was filed in their name, or IRS records show they received wages from an employer they do not know.

“If you get a letter like this, do not panic,” commented Wendy Southard, Information Security Officer at First Citizens. “Contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490. If you are a victim of tax identity theft, visit to help you recover from identity theft.”

Another common form of identity theft occurs when scammers pose as IRS officials, who call and say you owe taxes. They threaten to arrest or deport you, revoke your license, or even shut down your business if you do not pay right away. They may know your Social Security number, or at least the last four digits of it, making you think it really is the IRS calling. They also can rig caller ID to make it look like the call is coming from Washington, DC. Before you can check out the callers, you are told to put the money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the number, something no government agency would ask you to do. Once you do it, you find out it was a scam, and the money is gone.

If you owe, or think you owe, federal taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 or go to workers can help you with your payment questions. The IRS does not ask people to pay with prepaid debit cards or wire transfers, and does not ask for credit card numbers over the phone. When the IRS contacts people about unpaid taxes, they usually do it by mail, not by phone.

First Citizens Community Bank is headquartered in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. They currently operate 28 offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Potter, Clinton, Union, Centre, Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and Allegany County New York. For more information about First Citizens, visit, or find them on Facebook.

Frack WWTF Permit Hearing Attendee Shares Viewpoint


Community leaders and members of local publicly perceived water protection groups, including our local “water dogs,” led by Pete Ryan founder and president of Trout Unlimited got a well deserved and long overdue lashing at last week's Department of Environmental Protection hearing to receive public testimony regarding JKLM's proposed fracking Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) that they've contracted with Epiphany CEO Thomas Joseph to build here in my hometown, Coudersport.

Ryan was one of the first to come to mind after I learned about this plan. Years ago he helped my nephew learn to fly fish and before that when I was a teenager and worked at Potato City Motor Inn I heard some presentations he made when his group, Trout Unlimited, was just getting started. He was a man that I respected and I was dumbfounded to learn that Ryan supported this fracking facility. Until I saw an article with a picture of him standing on one of the fracking well heads with community leaders. And that in a nutshell, is how this ridiculous idea to put a “safe” fracking WWTF here has gotten this far.

Our community is so invested in JKLM thanks to cruising through green lights held by Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel that its stakeholder meeting is in Coudersport Area Municipal Authority Meeting Minutes, and so loyal to good-hearted people like Ryan, that people don't want to hear about the actual risk of how this proposed facility can contaminate our area. The Emperor is eventually going to walk naked through the streets and covering your kid's eyes won't prevent them from getting cancer from carcinogens that will end up in the Allegheny River bed.

Buying into the half-truths about how safe this proposed fracking facility is easy to do. However, it takes countless hours of independent research to learn the truth and loads of courage to share it. Which is just what Investigative Reporter Joshua Pribanic has done.

He stepped out of his role as journalist at the hearing to confront misconceptions purported by these “water dogs” and officials to testify, share publicly, the facts about how toxins and carcinogens in fracking water samples and fracking waste water treatment facilities escape public scrutiny during these discussions - current legal mandates exempt testing for them.

Pribanic's emphasis was on making people aware of the non-existent testing parameters and regulations in the applications for radioactive materials in the influent and effluent water, leaving the public health at risk of exposure to an agent that mutates DNA and is cancer-causing.

Will it be enough to make people research this independently? Everything that Pribanic spoke about is backed up with documentation at Public Herald website. I've yet to hear Joseph answer questions and speak directly to the issues that Pribanic and other residents have raised since last year. Joseph lost any sense of credibility with me after I looked into his background last year and discovered that he's not a man to be taken at his word.

Not to excuse CAMA members from doing independent due diligence, but if you're going to be bamboozled, Epiphany CEO Thomas Joseph appears to be a star spangled king of schmooze. He introduced himself at the CAMA meeting last June with the same speech he gave last week. After hearing his bio, I looked into the charity he founded, “Eviive,” which stayed alive long enough to provide a great sounding board for boosting his company and petered out after a couple years. Curiously, Eviive closed same time Joseph was being threatened with dozens of lawsuits by outraged investors of his E-puck. Eviive did manage a heroic feat before it disappeared and created a couple earthen dams with the thousands of dollars in donations they'd raised; online pics from Eviive's facebook page show a water solution that looks like it could have been accomplished by one man and a shovel.

Joseph spoke about his humanitarian vision of creating a clean water solution and leaving a legacy for his grandchildren to be proud of. To do that in earnest he would actually need to go somewhere that has a problem with water and apply his technology there. We, the people of Coudersport do not have a problem with our water. JKLM has a problem with where to dispose of its fracking waste.

Before Joseph took an investment from Consul Energy he spoke of being at a crux in the roads. I suppose it's anybody's guess where his tech would be right now if he hadn't decided to partner with the fossil fuels industry. I spoke with a Consul Energy rep last year who said they were happy with how Joseph's equipment functioned at the well pad. Apparently, this is a too complicated or too costly of a solution for JKLM.

And here's another example of how easy it is to woo a public into a mistaken ideal. A reader of last week's Potter Leader-Enterprise article regarding DEP's hearing, could easily surmise that DEP holding this informational meeting was Joseph's idea, “I want to be truthful about this (project). I asked the DEP if a public hearing would be useful to clear up any questions or concerns. They came to me and said it would be in the best interest to do so,” Joseph said.

Perhaps it was a “good idea” because Joseph's permit was denied by DEP last August partly for precisely not doing that.

It was Coudersport resident Laurie Barr, not Thomas Joseph, who asked CAMA members months earlier to invite DEP officials here for a public informational session and she is the reason that I and others wrote to DEP in November and received a response from them Dec. 20 which began by stating, “In response to your comments regarding the proposed Epiphany Centralized Water Treatment Facility, the Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting a public meeting...”

There's a popular swimming hole in the river just across the road from where this facility is proposed. Go another half mile and you'll find the old railroad trestle loaded with teens in the summer time and fishermen dotting the riverbed from there to Pittsburgh. A couple miles downriver is Allegheny Campground where people swim, canoe, wade in the river, fish. In between here and Pittsburgh are thousands of homes, farms, ecosystems, wetlands and a stretch of the Allegheny River that runs through Seneca Nation lands. Seems like a lot of people are banking on hoping this project works and ignoring all the data that shows that it's no different than any other wastewater treatment facility already contaminating our rivers. Talk to public officials and residents in Ulysses and Port Allegheny about why they already rejected this idea.

Some people who support this facility are cheering for the money it will generate. Just a couple weeks ago NYC Mayor divested billions of dollars from fossil fuel industry and is suing numerous fossil fuel companies. That's an abrupt about-face for our national economy and a red flag about where fossil fuel investments are heading.

I heard a lot of bravado comments from people at the meeting who claim that they won't be deterred from fishing in this river. I find it hard to believe that they'll have no reservations about their kids and grandkids playing along the riverbank and will be eager to reel in a catch for the dinner pan that night. Or will they just stick to Ryan's neck o' the woods, upstream?

In typical political chessboard maneuvering, facility proponents didn't need to coerce cooperation from each one of us individually to garner support for this frack facility. For those of us who aren't financially tied into the fossil fuel industry, having “water dogs” on board has fostered the ideal that this is a credible plan.

Another resident brought up a good point at the meeting which was that larvae bury themselves into the mud along these riverbanks, the very spot where radium and other carcinogens not being tested for, end up. Following the food chain, respecting how ecosystems function leads you to the reason that two men from the Seneca Nation drove more than an hour to attend this meeting. They said that it was important for them to show their opposition to putting a fracking WWTF here at the Headwaters of the Allegheny River and to remind people why honoring our water is a priority, especially for department officials who are employed in positions that proclaim to protect the environment.

Whether we choose to bring our lifestyles into balance with our environment or treat it like a commodity, our children are watching. They are learning from the actions we take today and inherit what we leave behind which is more powerful a legacy than what gets written about us in a history book. Mni Wiconi – Water Is Life!

DEP will accept written testimony until Jan. 29. Send three copies to: Thomas Randis, Environmental Program Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Clean Water Program, 208 West Third St., Suite 101, Williamsport, Pa. 17701.


Georgeanna DeCarlo
Coudersport, PA

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Galeton, 1-21-18

by Martha Pennell,

Galeton Food Pantry opens Friday, January 26th, at 10 am at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church. 

At First Presbyterian church, the annual congregational meeting will be held after worship Sunday, January 28th. 

In his sermon, “Be a Jesus Light,” Pastor Tom told us God has something for us to do. 

In the book of Jonah, God wanted Jonah to go to Nineveh to minister to the people, to get them out of the fog of cruelty. Jonah did not want to go, so he found a ship going to Tarshish, a coastal town in Spain. 

A storm came and the sailors blamed him, throwing him overboard, and he was swallowed by a whale. The whale vomited him onto the shore where he did not want to go. Jonah went to town and told the people they had 40 days to straighten up. 

They turned from their evil ways and God forgave them (Jonah 3: 10). 

 Pastor Tom explained God consistently offers a way out of the fog to get into the light. His love is extended. Love knows no exceptions. In Mark 1: 14-20, Simon, Andrew, James and John took the Jesus way. There is a promise for a life full and nourishing. 

Follow Jesus and it will not be long before he has a task for us. Let your light shine to burn off the fog so the world is blessed with good news. Let Jesus’ light shine in and out of us wherever we go. 

Pastor Tom concluded do--be--follow--shine the light of Jesus--carry his light--tell of his love and power to forgive. Prove true to his light every day. Be a Jesus light!

PA Gas Drilling Permits Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-01-17 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site DCNR 100 131H 51921 in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Lewis Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-01-17 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CORP for site DCNR 100 130H 51920 in Lewis Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

Genesee, Ulysses, Whitesville Dispatched To Garage Fire

At 9:45 AM on Monday, Genesee, Ulysses, Harrison & Whitesville Fire Departments have been dispatched to a fully involved garage fire at L.C. Garage at 983 Genesee Mills Road.
11:35 AM--Genesee Command reports FIRE OUT.

Edward Bernard Lundberg, 92, longtime resident of Emporium, PA

Edward Bernard Lundberg

Edward Bernard Lundberg, longtime resident of Emporium, PA, died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 92.

Ed was born in Bradford, PA on August 14, 1925 to Mary and Edward Lundberg. At the age of 10 he moved with his parents from Olean to Emporium where he graduated from Emporium High School in 1942. Upon graduation, he worked as a draftsman at Sylvania until he entered the Air Force as an Aviation Cadet.

He married the love of his life, Joyce Magnuson, on May 25, 1946 and they were devoted to one another for 71 years. Even in the last few years, Ed never left Joyce's side as she took residency at the Felt Manor Assisted Living.

After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1950, Ed served the community as a healthcare provider in various hometown pharmacies for 60 years. He was a sole proprietor at Lundberg Pharmacy, partnered with Paul DeVittorio at Devland Pharmacy and then partnered with Ken Burkhouse forming Burklund Pharmacy. Later in his business career, he worked for his son Blair at Lundberg Pharmacy. Even after retirement, Ed would spend the last few hours of each day standing beside his son and greeting customers in the store. He took pride in knowing everyone in the community and sharing a conversation with them while they shopped.

Ed also served the community in many other facets. He started the Cameron County Cardiac Committee and was its director for 65 years; he served as Emporium Foundation Director for almost 50 years, was a charter member of Emporium Country Club, Bank Director of the Emporium Trust/Bucktail Bank, and served on the SUN-FNB-Northwest Bank Advisory Board. Ed was also a former director of the Emporium Water Company, CC Land Development, and the Grove Home.

Ed was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium, the local Sportsman Clubs, the American Legion for over 70 years, and was a lifetime member of the Emporium Masonic Lodge.

For many years you could find Ed watching golfers from his home while they teed off at Hole 6 at the Emporium Country Club and whether they wanted it or not, he would find time to give advice to all players on their game/form.

Ed loved spending time with his family and following his grandkids' sporting activities. He enjoyed playing baseball and golf, following all sports on TV and playing cards with his group of friends. Ed found solitude in long rides in the woods, cutting grass on his riding lawnmower and burning in his woodstove.

He is survived by: his wife, Joyce; his two sons, Craig Lundberg of Waltham, Mass. and Blair Lundberg (Linda) of Emporium; six grandchildren, Tom Lundberg (Courtney), Adam Lundberg, Michael Lundberg (Allison), Krista LeZotte (Darin), Brittany Lundberg, Jonathan Lundberg; and one great granddaughter, Karina Lundberg.

A Visitation with video tribute will be held in the First United Methodist Church in Emporium on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at which time Funeral Services will be held with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Felt Manor Assisted Living Activity Fund,110 E Fourth St., the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St., or the Cameron County Cardiac Committee, P.O.Box 86, all in Emporium, PA 15834.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Feedback: Giving and Accepting

Being able to give and accept feedback during a productive conversation can lead to better problem solving, improved working relationships, and help raise issues that need to be addressed. This course will help participants better prepare, deliver and accept feedback in a cooperative and positive working environment. You will learn the importance of preparing to give feedback, how feedback can be misinterpreted, the value of maintaining a positive conversation, how to relate the impact of behavior, performance, and when and how to accept feedback.

This workshop will be presented by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (UPB) on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:30 the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $125 per person. To register, call (814) 362-5078 or email .

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