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Giant Sportsman's Raffle at Coudersport Consistory.......100 Firearms and $10,000. Cash......100 guns will be given away in 100 days......Plus Day 101 will be the drawing for $10,000 Cash......Tickets AVAILABLE NOW FOR $100!!..........ONLY 1,000 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!.......Winners to be determined by the Pennsylvania Pick 3 evening drawing............Drawing runs April 1, 2018 thru July 10, 2018...........$10,000 Cash Prize drawing on July 10, 2018.........Tickets may be purchased from the Coudersport Consistory Office from 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday or by mail. You can pay by credit card.........Call us at 1-800-980-8490.

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St. Bibiana Fish Fry

Coudersport Rabies Clinic – April 7, 2018. A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, April 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Coudersport Fire Hall. All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually. All animals attending the clinic must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

PennDOT Imposes Restrictions In Advance Of Winter Weather

Harrisburg, PA – In anticipation of significant snow fall across Pennsylvania beginning Tuesday night, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will impose a series of restrictions on most interstates beginning at 8 PM.

PennDOT is imposing a ban on empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, tractors hauling double trailers, tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles, pick-up trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, or RVs, on:

- Interstate 76 across the state, which includes the Schuylkill Expressway and the East-West Turnpike mainline.
- Interstates 276 and 476, a portion of the mainline Turnpike in southeastern Pennsylvania and the entire Northeastern Extension.
- Interstate 176 (entire length)
- Interstate 95 (entire length)
- Interstate 78 (entire length)
- Interstate 80 from the New Jersey line to the junction with Interstate 81.
- Interstate 81 from the Maryland line to the junction with Interstate 80.
- Interstate 99 (entire length)
- Interstate 79 from the Turnpike to Interstate 80.

In addition, also beginning at 8 PM, a full ban on commercial vehicles will be imposed on:
- Interstate 70, from the Maryland line to the Turnpike.
- Interstate 83 (entire length)
- Interstate 84 (entire length)
- Interstate 380 (entire length)
A commercial vehicle is defined as a vehicle used for commerce and meets one of the following conditions:

- Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 17,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater.
- Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.
- Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation.
- Is a school bus.
- Is transporting hazardous materials which is required to be placarded in accordance with Department regulations.

Restrictions will remain in place as long as conditions warrant. As conditions develop, speed restrictions will be considered on these routes. If the forecast changes, PennDOT will quickly review and possibly adjust or lift the restrictions.

If traveling during severe winter weather, motorists should make sure their gas tank is full and they pack an emergency kit, which should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. Remember also any special needs, such as baby food, pet supplies or medications.

When queues form and roadways are expected to be closed for long periods because of crashes and other traffic disruptions, PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency can activate the 511PAConnect system to establish contact via cellphone to trapped motorists.

Motorists are reminded that roadways will not be free of snow while precipitation is falling. With freezing temperatures, roads that look wet may be icy, and extra caution is needed when approaching bridges and highway ramps where ice can form without warning. Motorists should leave plenty of space – six car lengths --- when following a truck that is plowing or spreading winter materials. Also, reduced speeds are a must when traveling during snow events.

While driving in severe weather, motorists should follow these protocols:

- always travel at a safe speed for conditions, no matter what the posted limit is;
- allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks; and
- never pass a truck that is actively plowing or spreading salt

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by
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EMS Dispatched For Male Injured In Pipeline Accident Near Liberty

At 1:22 PM on Tuesday, EMS from Liberty & Blossburg has been dispatched for a pipeliner injured when struck with a pipe  at a pipeline work site. The male is reported to have leg and back injuries.

Smethport Junior Wrestlers To Compete In State Tournament This Weekend

Ian Fitzsimmons and Janell Dinch of the Smethport Junior Wrestling team both earned first place at Area V Tournament. Their victories earned them spots in the PAJW State Tournament in Wilkes-Barre on Friday & Saturday. (Submitted)

PA Permit Violations Issued

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

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-03-15 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Overton Twp, Bradford county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Monroe Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-03-19 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Monroe Twp, Bradford 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 Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Monroe Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-03-16 to Chesapeake Appalachia Llc in Monroe Twp, Bradford county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Canada Hollow Road

At 12:14 PM on Tuesday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 medic dispatched to 1100 block of Canada Hollow Road for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Nina R. Schaffner, 88, of Bradford, PA

Nina R. Schaffner

Nina R. Schaffner, 88, of Bradford, PA, died on March 16, 2018 at the Bradford Manor.

Nina was born on January 23, 1930, the daughter of Elmer and Georgetta Smith in Mercer. She graduated from Mercer High School in 1948.

She married John Schaffner of Meadville on March 31, 1951, where she lived until 2014. John preceded her in death on February 5, 2010.

She worked at Reznor Manufacturing in Mercer until her marriage. While living in Meadville she worked at Spauldings and C&J Industries as a secretary.

Nina was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Bradford congregation.

In addition to her parents and her husband John, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Pearl Smith and her brother Donald E. Smith of Bradford and one niece, Brittany Smith of Pittsburgh.

She is survived by a sister, Norma J. Horoschuck of Cambridge Springs, a brother, Allan J. Smith and his wife Linda of Mercer and Donald’s wife Sandra K. of Bradford. She is also survived by six nephews and three nieces

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Fatal Overnight Tractor-Trailer Accident Closes I-86 Eastbound Between Cuba & Friendship

Allegany County Fire Wire
5:51 AM
I-86 eastbound Cuba, tractor trailer vs tractor trailer accident driver possibly ejected with amputated leg. Cuba fire and ambulance, Friendship fire and ambulance due.Cuba Police Department

4 hrs ·
I-86 eastbound between Cuba and Friendship will be closed for an extended amount of time due to a serious accident. Please use alternative routes such as County Rd 20 which runs from the Village of Cuba through Friendship.

Cuba Police Department
4 hrs
*** Please use extra caution this morning when traveling in Cuba. The east bound lane of Interstate 86 has been shut down for an undetermined amount of time while police investigate a fatal motor vehicle accident. There will be increased traffic flow through the Town and Village for the better part of this morning and possibly into this afternoon***

Wellsville Daily Reporter
Updated report with names.

Wellsville Police Blotter

Wellsville N.Y. Police Department
1 hr ·
Monday March 19, 2018

Justin M. Haynes
Wellsville Police arrested Justin M. Haynes, age 30 of Genesee, PA, charging him with Aggravated Family Offense (Class E Felony), Menacing 2nd, Criminal Mischief 4th, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment 2nd. 

The charges stem from an incident that took place on Stevens Street on November 23, 2016. Haynes was transported from the Laurel Highlands Correctional Institution in Somerset, Pennsylvania to Wellsville by the New York State Police Violent Felony Warrant Squad. 

Haynes was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice O’Connor. Haynes was committed to the Allegany County Jail without bail. Haynes is due back in Wellsville Village Court on March 20th at 4:30 pm. (Photo Provided)

Coudersport Ambulance To South West Street

At 8:45 AM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to South West Street for a woman ill.

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

"Sew Much More" Now Open At New Coudersport Main Street Location

Crooked Creek Campground Opens April 1 Along Pine Creek

Potter County Housing Authority Accepting Applications For Ulysses Family Townhouses

Potter County Housing Authority Accepting Applications For Apartment Complexes

Rev Hoopes Trucking Is Hiring Experienced Mechanics & Greasers

Monday, March 19, 2018

Coudersport Fire To Cover Galeton Station

At 11:41 PM on Monday, Coudersport dispatched to send engine company to Galeton to stand by while Galeton is out on a house fire. A male is being transported to the hospital from the scene.  Wellsboro is also on scene of a fully involved house fire on Dantz Run Road..

Tioga, Mansfield Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 15

At 11:25 PM on Monday, Tioga, Mansfield & Ambulance 25 have been dispatched to Rt. 15 Northbound, across from the welcome center for a vehicle crash, possibly rolled over.

Bertha Rose Button, 59, of 645 West Branch Road, Galeton, Pennsylvania

Bertha Rose Button

Bertha Rose Button, 59, of 645 West Branch Road, Galeton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Galeton. She was born on April 10, 1958 in Potter Brook, PA the daughter of the late Wilbur and Velma (Rice) Button.

Bertha is survived by her companion, Jimmy Taylor of Galeton, a daughter, Kim Lenord of Bolivar, a son, Lawrence Lee (Velva) Button of Galeton, six grandchildren, Michael, Destiny, Gabriel, Riley, Adam, and Angel, four sisters, Susan (George) Benson of Almond, NY, Marie (Larry) Green of Fulton, NY, Judy (Chuck) Heap of Petersburg, TN, and Janet (Greg) Jackson of Shinglehouse, PA, three brothers, Leon (Pat) Button of Bolivar, Robert Button of Wellsboro, PA, and Stanley (Sue) Button of Richburg, two sisters-in-law, Sue Button and Carol Button, both of Olean, as well as several nieces and Nephews. 

She was predeceased in addition to her parents by her husband, Archie Button, and two brothers, Wilbur “Maynard” Button, and Eugene Button. She enjoyed Gardening, family gatherings, collecting dolls, and watching westerns on TV.

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Gospel Fellowship Church, on Hood Road in Belmont, NY. Please consider memorial donations to The American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. 

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James S. Thomas, 72, of South Ave Bradford, PA

James S. Thomas

James S. Thomas, 72, of South Ave Bradford, PA, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, peacefully, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born in Bradford, on February 21, 1946, he was a son of the late James "Heine" and Minnie (Stewart) Thomas.

Jim was a 1964 graduate of Bradford High School where he played basketball and was selected as Pennsylvania All State Center. He later graduated with degrees from OBI, Dyke College in Cleveland, and Dubois Business School.

He worked as a route driver for Dusk to Dawn, Airborne Express, for Smith Mail Hauling, Zimmerman-Ryan Rural Route Mail Delivery and was employed by the City of Bradford.

He had attended St. Bernard Church. He played the drums and sang in local bands for over 30 years, he enjoyed singing in local contests and going to the casino. Jim enjoyed attending local sports at Bradford Area High School and University of Pittsburgh Bradford with special friend Vic Longo.

Surviving is one sister, Carol (Burt) Jones, of Port Aransas, TX one brother, Denny (Marsha) Thomas, of Bradford, three nieces, Stephanie McCormick, of Bradford, Lindsay Thomas (Scott Cadenhead) Fort Mill, SC., Kellie (Chris) Cannon Fort Mill, SC grand-niece Natalie Cannon and grand-nephew Isaac McCormick.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., at 5:00pm funeral services will be held with Rev. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be with his parents in St. Bernard Cemetery.

JT loved area sports so memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Area High School Sports Boosters, or the Sports Department at the University of Pittsburgh @ Bradford Sports Department.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Delores M. Sette, age 83, formerly of 576 North Broad St., Ridgway, PA

Delores M. Sette

Delores M. Sette, age 83, formerly of 576 North Broad St., Ridgway, PA, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois. 

She was born February 2, 1935 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frank and Concettina (Curato) Sette. 

She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the Red Hat Society and a member of the YMCA. She loved to play Bingo and enjoyed sitting at the Court House on the benches with friends and family. She was a 1953 graduate of Ridgway High School. She had been employed by Motor Coil in Emporium for 39 years.

She is survived by 1 son Douglas S. (Linda) Sette of DuBois, 4 grandchildren: Benjamin Sette of Philadelphia, Stephen Sette of Pittsburgh, Madeline Sette of DuBois, Carolyn Sette of DuBois, 1 brother Carmen Sette of Spain, 3 sisters: Dora (Anthony) Santiso of Ridgway, Viola Eckert of St. Marys, Mary Harrier of Emporium, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers: John, Joseph, Dominick, and Patsy Sette, 2 sisters: Rosie Iorfido and Mackina in infancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal for Delores M. Sette will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10:00 AM. Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Leo Cemetery. 

Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Memorials, if desired, can be made to St. Leo Catholic Church.


PDX Aromatics Expands Recall of Kratom Products Because of Possible Health Risk
PDX Aromatics, DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is expanding the scope of their 3/9/2018 voluntary recall of certain kratom white vein powder and capsule products and red vein powder products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall is being initiated in response to additional positive findings of Salmonella associated with Aromatics’ products following the FDA initial investigation.

Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Thomas E. Nichols, Sr., 76, of North Hollow Road, Coudersport, PA, formerly of Tonawanda, NY

Thomas E. Nichols, Sr.

Thomas E. Nichols, Sr., 76, of North Hollow Road, Coudersport, PA, formerly of Tonawanda, NY, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.

Tom was born on June 28, 1941 in Bath, NY, the son of the late Ervin and Iona (Young) Nichols.

Tom worked for the Town of North Tonawanda, NY as a mechanic retiring in 1997 after 17 years of service. Previously he owned and operated his own body shop in Tonawanda.

Tom was a social member of the American Legion Potter Post 192, Coudersport and a member of the Eulalia Lodge #342 of the Free and Accepted Masons, Coudersport.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas E. Nichols, Jr. of Lockport, NY and Andrew Nichols of Alamogordo, NM; a brother, Larry Nichols of Tonawanda, NY; two granddaughters, Alexis and Brittany Nichols, numerous nieces and nephews including his caregiver, James Nichols of Austin and his cat, Buddy.

In addition to his parents Tom was preceded in death by a step-son Randy, six brothers; Edward, Russell, Ervin Jr., Charles, Robert “Bill” and Harold “Pete” Nichols and five sisters; Leonore Haight, Ethel Daggett, Alice Kopplinger, Gladys Brent and Phyllis “Cookie” Tackaberry.

A committal service will be held March 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Hill Cemetery, Roulette with a celebration of Tom’s life to follow at the American Legion Potter Post 192, 2 Buffalo St, Coudersport, from 2-4:00 pm. 

 Family suggest contributions in Tom's name be made to The American Legion Potter Post 192, 2 Buffalo St, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements being handled by the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East Street, Coudersport.

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DEP Completes Lead Surveillance Program to Keep Banned Solder Products Off Shelves

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed routine surveillance of hardware stores and other retail facilities in 13 counties to verify that leaded solder is not being sold for plumbing purposes. This surveillance is conducted in accordance with the 1989 Lead Ban Act.

Throughout the summer of 2017, DEP staff investigated 430 stores to make sure that lead solder is not being sold and that restricted solder types that are allowed to be sold commercially are not being displayed in plumbing supply sections of those stores.

“Keeping banned lead products off the shelves is a good way to prevent future water contamination,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “I’m very pleased to see that many stores are following the regulations and keeping banned products off of their shelves.”

The investigation found 281 stores that sell solder. Of those stores:
• 57 percent sell only lead-free solder
• 8 percent of stores (22) were selling solder in violation of the Lead Ban Act
o 7 percent selling banned solder (20)
o Less than 1% selling restricted solder in plumbing section (2)

Compliance notices were issued for the violations. DEP can also issue fines of up to $1,000 for each violation. The majority of the stores in violation were first time offenders. Store ownership often changes in the years between surveillance periods, and new owners may not be aware of the specific provisions of the Lead Ban Act. Additionally, since 2005, surveillance activities have included auto parts, electronics, and craft stores which may not be aware of the Lead Ban Act.

DEP staff will continue routine and follow-up activities throughout 2018 to continue educating stores and ensure that they remain in compliance.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 7:04 PM on Monday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to North Union Street for a woman fallen.

Robert J. Preston, 81, of Warren, PA

Robert Preston

Robert J. Preston, 81, of Warren, PA., died Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2018 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, PA, after a brief illness. 

He was born March 22, 1936 in East Brady, PA. Bob was the son of Walter V. and Rose Mary Crawford Preston.

Bob was a Warren area resident for the past 54 years and was formerly of Bradford and East Brady, PA. He was a 1954 graduate of East Brady High School. 

Bob served with the U.S. Marine Corp as a Private First Class during the Korean War, earning a Marine Corps Basic Badge, Riffle Marksman Badge and National Defense Service Medal. 

He was employed for over 30 plus years with the Federal Aviation Administration as an electronic technician. He served as a supervisor at Pleasant Township, member of the Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a past assistant chief. In his younger years, he was a former Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader for Troop 45 (Pleasant Twp.), coached youth baseball and was a forest fire warden.

Bob was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church where he served as a church usher and member of the property committee.

He just received his 50 year pin for being a member and past master from 1985 to 1986, of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge #726 . He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory, Royal Arch Chapter of Warren, PA., Zem Zem Shrine, Warren County, Clarion County, Mercer and McKean County Shrine Clubs, Past Commander of the Zem Zem Legion of Honor, Honorary member of Syria Shrine Legion of Honor, Royal Order of Jestors, Erie Court #55, Camel Herders, Stable #44 and Youngsville American Legion Post 656. 

Bob was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, H. Jeannette “Jenny” Moore Preston whom he married May 1, 1959 at Chicora, PA.,
4 Children – Rich Preston & Kelly Gilmond of Youngsville, PA., Bryan Preston and wife, Teresa, Memphis, TN., Jennifer Barrett and husband, Rich of Russell, PA., Janice Sheldon and husband, Chris of Tully, N.Y., 8 Siblings – Dick Preston of Chicora, PA., Val Preston and wife, Mary Lou of Altoona, PA., Rose Mary Zimmel and husband, David of Chicora, PA., Sr. Katherine Preston of Erie, PA., Ed Preston of Clarion, PA., Dan Preston and wife, Lola of Mt. Jewett, PA., Deborah Hernandez and husband, Ross of Venice Beach, CA., Bill Preston of East Brady, PA., 12 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother – Ron Preston.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where members of the masonic lodge will conduct their funeral ritual at 7:45 P.M.
A funeral service will be celebrated on bob’s 82nd birthday on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA., with Rev. Susan M. Scofield, Interim Pastor and Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor of First Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park where full military honors will be bestowed by members of the Youngsville American Legion
Funeral Detail.   

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Erie Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA. 16505.  E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

John Douglas Lindberg, 71, of Warren, PA

John Lindberg

John Douglas Lindberg, 71, of Warren, PA, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA, following an illness of many years.

Born on October 3, 1946 in Warren, PA, John was the fifth son of the late Carl Leander and Leah Henderson Lindberg. 

He was a graduate of Warren Area High School and had formerly lived in Detroit, MI, Athens, GA, Akron, OH, and New Brighton and Waterford, PA, returning to Warren in 2001. 

John retired as bookseller at the Allegheny Book Mart in Warren. He worked for many years in Detroit in hospital purchasing and materials management. He served as construction supervisor for Habitat for Humanity in Detroit and as executive director of the Habitat affiliate in Athens, GA. He also served as vice-president of the Habitat Board of Directors in Warren, PA. Over the years, John served as a substitute teacher in various locations and worked both medical and public libraries. 

John was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity and Phi Eta Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. He was active in choirs and orchestras since his youth in Warren and was an early member of the Warren Boy Choir and sang in church choirs wherever he was living. John was also a former member of the Warren Civic Orchestra. As a conscientious objector he served two years alternative service in an inner city hospital in Detroit, MI.

John was a long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church in Warren, where he sang in the Chancel Choir, served on the Administrative Council, was a member of the Faithbuilder’s Sunday school class and served on the funeral luncheon committee.

John is survived by one brother – Thomas A. (Elaine) Lindberg of West Chester, OH, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins including Rev. George Johnson of Warren, PA. 

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by three brothers – David H., Stanley W., and Robert F. Lindberg. The Lindberg brothers were the first family of five boys who all became Eagle Scouts.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA, with Rev. William R. Beatty, Pastor, officiating. Those attending are invited to a luncheon following the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Weiler Cemetery. 

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

49th Annual Penn York College Night will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20th

Port Allegany School District

The 49th Annual Penn York College Night will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20th at St. Bonaventure's Richter Center. Penn York features admissions representatives from over 85 colleges who are on hand to answer questions about their programs, financial aid, and campus life. There are also two financial aid presentations for students and parents. We hope to see our students there!


International Harvest, Inc. Recalls Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut Because of Possible Health Risk

International Harvest, Inc of Mount Vernon, NY is recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was distributed to customers via online retailers, retail stores, and distributors. Product was directly distributed to the following states: NY, NJ, CT, CA, CO, OK, GA, VT, IL, FL, ME, WA, NH, and UT.

Chris’s Cookies Recalls Chocolate Chip Cookies Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Chris’s Cookies has recalled one lot of its Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookie 12 Oz (340g) Bags (Barcode#: 0068 0752) after a report that Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies were discovered in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bag, and therefore the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product.

The recalled product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in ONLY the following states: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, Northern Virginia, PA, RI, VT and Washington D.C. The affected products are stickered on the side of the bag with Lot CODE: 2060 and date codes SELL BY 031218 through 031818

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a bag labeled as Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookies instead contained Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. While there is a warning statement on the label that the product may contain traces of peanuts, “peanuts” is not listed as an ingredient.

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Coconut Smiles Organic Due to Salmonella

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 10-ounce Coconut Smiles Organic due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags weighing 10 ounces and bears the “Natural Grocers” label. All packages with packed-on dates prior to 18-075 are subject to recall. The packed-on date can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.

Kane Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Central Towers

At 7:04 PM on Monday, Kane Fire Department has been dispatched to Central Towers for a commercial fire alarm.

Jay P. Rice Sr., 57, of the Moody Hollow Road, Eldred, PA

Jay P. Rice Sr.

CORYVILLE - Jay P. Rice Sr., 57, of the Moody Hollow Road, passed away on Saturday (March 17, 2018) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a lingering illness.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, are incomplete and will be announced with the complete obituary.


The Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project is holding free read-arounds for women ages 16 and older who are writing adaptations of classic scenes or originals of well-known stories. The read-arounds for writers, directors and actors will be this Saturday, March 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, April 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., all in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

During the read-arounds the women will familiarize themselves with the script format, get a chance to read male roles and discuss how gender influences choices as an actor. They will also explore how the gender of actors and characters affects classic scenes and why directors and writers choose to change familiar stories to examine gender stereotypes and the type of characters women are frequently asked to play.

The purpose of the read-arounds is to prepare participating writer-directors to submit proposals for an adaptation of an existing work and/or a new script by May 22 to be considered for the production with performances on Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 21. Women who want to write an adaptation or new script but not direct are responsible for finding someone willing to direct their work. Those who want to act are also encouraged to participate in the read-arounds.

Lilace Guignard and Linda Iseri are co-producing “A Change of Scenery.” To learn more, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email


The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting trap shoot practices for beginners and experienced shooters from 3 p.m. until dusk every Thursday, beginning on April 4 and ending on Oct. 25, weather permitting. The Thursday shoots will be at the club's outdoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro.

"Our club needs shooters who want to compete in the Northern Tier Trap League as a member of our team," said Rick Niles, Nessmuk's trap shoot organizer, Those interested or who have questions, are asked to contact Niles at 570-439-0187.

"The Thursday trap shoot practices are open to members and the public," Niles said. The fee is $5 per adult per round of 25 clays to shoot at practices and $2 for those under 18. Eye and ear protection must be worn. Shooters are asked to provide their own shotguns and ammunition.

The club will have a limited supply of 12-gauge shotgun shells in boxes of 25 available for purchase.

Teams from six area gun clubs, including Nessmuk's, compete in the Northern Tier Trap League. Each of the six clubs hosts two Sunday shoots during the seven-month season and one club hosts the final Shoot Out. Registration is at 7 a.m. with shooting to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, Hillside is hosting the first Shoot Out on April 29 and South Creek is hosting the final Shoot Out on Oct. 21. Other shoots will be held as follows: South Creek on May 13, Troy on June 3, Canton on June 24, Nessmuk on July 8, Log Cabin on July 22, South Creek on Aug. 12, Hillside on Aug. 26, Canton on Sept. 2, Log Cabin on Sept. 9, Nessmuk on Sept. 23 and Troy on Oct. 7.

Walter V. Lewis, age 71, of Sabinsville, PA

Walter V. Lewis

Vietnam Vet
Walter V. Lewis, age 71, of Sabinsville, PA, died on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was born on May 29, 1946 in Cameron County, PA, a son of the late Walter O. Lewis and the late Arlene T. Walker. 

Walter was formerly employed by Pittsburgh Corning in Port Allegany, PA and Crucible Steel in Midland, PA. 

He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the US Air Force. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. 

Walter is survived by a son: Andy (Geri Ann) Lewis of OH, two daughters: Heather Lewis of Port Allegany, PA, Patti (Scott) Spielman of OH, one brother, four sisters, and four grandchildren: Dalton, Parker, Jacob and Jared. 

He was predeceased by a granddaughter: Hannah Leora Lewis. 

In keeping with his wishes, he will be laid to rest in Cameron County, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.


BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a class on Chinese paper cutting for adult and youth from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28.

The workshop will take place in the fourth floor art room of Marilyn Horne Hall at 2 Marilyn Horne Way in Bradford. The cost is $29 per participant and includes materials.

The making of paper cuts is a popular folk art with a history of more than 2,000 years in China. In the hands of an artisan, a piece of colored paper can be turned into a wide variety of patterns with the aid of a knife or scissors.

Pitt-Bradford’s Confucius Institute scholars will teach the class. For more information or to register, contact the Pitt-Bradford Division of Continuing Education at 814-362-5078 or

Funeral Service for Mary D. Hadden

Mary D. Hadden

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service for Mary D. Hadden to be held in the Elk Baptist Church, 191 Ford Road, St. Marys, on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 12:30 PM, with the Rev. Barry Moyer, Pastor, officiating.

Nikky's Dance Studio Regional Champions at Imagine National Dance Challenge

Nikky’s Dance Studio Competition Team traveled to Imagine National Dance Challenge in Pittsburgh this weekend. The team received 12 platinums, 3 high golds, all dances placed in the overalls and multiple judge’s awards.

Soldiers and Tarzan and Jane won Entertainment Awards, Technologic won a Choreography Award and Kameron won a Power Pak Scholarship.

Dauntless and Technologic won Golden Tickets to Worlds, they were also named Regional Champions!

Announcing Clinical Medical Assistant Program in Coudersport

This Clinical Medical Assistant program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes, among other things, preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle.

Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a 160 hour clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

This class will meet at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from April 17, 2018 through July 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., as well as 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for six Saturdays during that time-frame. The tuition is $2,599 which includes textbooks. For more information or to register, call (814) 274-4877 or email .