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Man Cited For Disposing Of Garbage On Private Property


Known Suspect Grabbed Known Victim By Neck


Coudersport Man Charged After Punching Smethport Woman


Roulette Ambulance to Burleson Avenue

At 10:45 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to Burleson Avenue for a medical emergency.

Intoxicated Man Found In Ulysses


Troopers Seeking Silver Pickup That Failed To Pay For Gasoline At Missy's Market


Teens Charged With Harassment After Domestic Disturbance


Troopers Investigate Damage To 2 Pumpkins In Austin On Halloween


District IX Volleyball Champs 2014 Clarion, coached by Shari Campbell.

District IX Volleyball Champs 2014
Clarion, coached by Shari Campbell.
The team will advance to play other district winners.

Pleasant Gap Man Died In Rt. 153 Crash Near Penfield

Pleasant Gap Man Died In Rt. 153 Crash Near Penfield

WTAJ News
Police said 65 year-old Carl Smith Jr., of Pleasant Gap, died after the car he was riding in lost control, crashed into an embankment and flipped.

State Police in DuBois said it happened on State Route 153 in the area of Colby Road in Huston Township Saturday morning around 5:30.

Police said the car was driving North on SR 153 and lost control on a right hand curve. The car allegedly slid into an embankment and flipped over onto its roof.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, 60 year-old Craig Rupert, of Lock Haven, was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois with major injuries.

An investigation is ongoing. Penfield Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.

"Lady and Sadie are not lost again, Just playing this time!"

"Lady and Sadie are not lost again,  Just playing this time!"

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 86 year old white/male


Don't Forget To Fall Back An Hour Tonight


ASSAULT Address: 1282 S MICHAEL ST City: ST_MARYS

ASSAULT
Address: 1282 S MICHAEL ST
City: ST_MARYS
Cross Streets: S MICHAEL ST * S MICHAEL ST

Agency: ST MARYS AMB
11/1/2014 7:35:40 PM

Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Dept. Ham & Turkey Party Tonight


Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Union Street

At 7:09 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to North Unioin Street for a medical emergency.

$25,000. Grant to fund streetscape improvement study in Coudersport

Grant to fund streetscape improvement study in Coudersport

Bradford Era
COUDERSPORT — The state Department of Community and Economic Development awarded a $25,000 Keystone Communities grant Friday to the Potter County Redevelopment Authority.

The Redevelopment Authority applied for the grant on behalf of Coudersport Borough, said Joe Pagano, director of redevelopment in Potter County.

He said the grant will not be used for a “brick and mortar” project, but instead, “It’s to do a study of the downtown improvements that are being anticipated along with the PennDOT reconstruction.”

The goal of the study, Pagano explained, would be to determine “what the community really wants to see as far improvements to the sidewalks, building facades, lighting and greenways.”

It will be several months until the study will be completed. Read more...

Mandatory Life Jacket Requirement Starts November 1

Mandatory Life Jacket Requirement Starts November 1

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Nov. 1) – When sunny days and fall foliage tempt the boater in you, don’t forget about your life jacket, especially if you are planning to use a canoe, kayak or similar small boat.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters that beginning November 1 and lasting through April 30, they are required to wear a life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any canoe or kayak. The requirement applies to all Pennsylvania waters.

“Life jackets are the most important piece of safety equipment on a boat,” says Laurel Anders, director of the PFBC Bureau of Boating and Outreach. “According to Pennsylvania’s boating accident reports, almost 80 percent of all boating fatalities happen to boaters not wearing a life jacket. A disproportionate number of the fatalities occur during the months of November through April. During these cold weather months, boaters are especially at risk due to the water temperature and the risk of sudden cold water immersion.”

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When a person is unexpectedly plunged into cold water below 70ºF, the body’s first response is usually an involuntary gasp. Without a life jacket, a victim may inhale while under water and drown without coming back to the surface. If an individual does make it back to the surface, his ability to swim is usually restricted because of a shortness of breath or hyperventilation.


Individuals who plan to fish, boat or hunt from a boat this fall or winter are encouraged to follow these cold water survival safety tips:

Always wear a life jacket, even when not required. Many models also offer insulation from cold air. Read the life jacket’s approval label to be sure it’s appropriate for your boating activity.

Never boat alone.

Leave a float plan with family or friends and know the waters you plan to boat.

Bring a fully charged cell phone with you in case of emergency.

Wear clothing that still insulates when wet, such as fleece, polypropylene or other synthetics.

If you are about to fall into cold water, cover your mouth and nose with your hands. This will reduce the likelihood of inhaling water.

If possible, stay with the boat. Get back into or climb on top of the boat.

While in cold water, do not remove your clothing.

If you can’t get out of the water, get into the Heat Escape Lessening Posture (HELP). In this position, individuals bring their knees to their chest and hug them with their arms.

Once out of the water, remove wet clothes and warm up as soon as possible.

Seek medical attention when necessary. Some effects of exposure to cold temperatures can be delayed.

To learn more about life jacket wear and cold water survival, visit

PFBC website - http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm
PFBC website - www.wearitpennsylvania.com
Safe Boating Campaigns website - http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/new-jacket-pages/angling-hunting-jackets.htm

For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.



“Terrific Turkeys” Homeschool Day at Sinnemahoning State Park

“Terrific Turkeys” Homeschool Day at Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning – The North American turkey has been playing a vital role in the natural world long before making its way to the dinner table each Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19th from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM Sinnemahoning will be hosting a field learning opportunity for homeschool students. Participants will explore the adaptations, communication and history of the turkey through a variety of fun and engaging demonstrations and activities. Program is appropriate for grade levels K-12.

Pre-registration is required for this free field learning opportunity. To register your child, please contact Jess Bierly at the Sinnemahoning State Park office (814) 647-8401 EXT. 105 or email SinnemahoningEE@pa.gov. Program size is limited so registering early is encouraged. Deadline to register is November 14th.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 ext. 101 or by email at SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov .

Additional details can be found at www.visitPAparks.com; click on “Events Calendar” on the left and Select Facility “Sinnemahoning State Park”.

Virginia G. Benedict, 96, of 1941 Faulkner Rd. Olean, NY, formerly of Bradford, PA

Virginia G. Benedict, 96, of 1941 Faulkner Rd. Olean, NY, formerly of Bradford, PA, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 in Olean General Hospital.

Born September 21, 1918 in Tidioute, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Ila (Hoover) Carter.

In 1936, she married Frank Benedict, who passed away August 1, 1982.

She was a 1936 graduate of Bradford High School.

She was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Catholic Women's Club.

Before, during and after raising her family, she worked for The Valley Hunt Club, Glendorn, The Bradford High School Cafeteria and The Bradford Hospital, where she retired from the position of Dietary Supervisor.

She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with anyone in her family and was interested in ceramics, playing cards, sewing, embroidery, needlepoint and crocheting.

She is survived by three daughters, Joanne (Ellsworth) Shade, of Anaheim, CA, Denise (David) Luca, of Olean, NY and Donna Mowery, of Owensboro, KY; a daughter in law, Patricia Benedict of Virginia and a son in law, Gary Schroeder of Lewis Run; 14 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Judy Schroeder and in infancy, Rosemary Benedict; a son, Frank Peter Benedict II; a granddaughter, Tina Marie Schroeder; a great grandson, Nathaniel Shade; a sister, Margaret Thomas and three brothers, Jack Carter, Bill Carter and Ted Carter.

Friends are invited to call from 5-8 PM, Monday, November 3, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, November 4, 2014, followed by a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Center or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Bradford Ambulance Dispatched To Evaluate Victims Of MVA

Bradford Ambulance Dispatched To Evaluate Victims Of MVA
At 6:08 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance dispatched to Rew-Rixford Road to evaluate 2 patients involved in a motor vehicle accident at that location. Police are on scene.

One Vehicle Crash With Injuries & possible entrapment

One Vehicle Crash With Injuries & possible entrapment

At 4:40 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. & Bradford City Ambulance dispatched to High Street Extension near Keystone Powdered Metals for a one vehicle accident with possible entrapment. 3 injuries reported to dispatcher.

STRUCTURE FIRE-UNKNOWN Address: 105 MARY ST City: JOHNSONBURG

STRUCTURE FIRE-UNKNOWN
Address: 105 MARY ST
City: JOHNSONBURG
Cross Streets: W CENTER ST * ROSE ST
Agency: ELK COMPANY 2 FD; ELK COMPANY 1 FD; ST. MARYS AMBULANCE
11/1/2014 3:43:08 PM

Annabelle Cooper, age 89, of Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA

Annabelle Cooper, age 89, of Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born April 23, 1925 in Sinnemahoning, she was the daughter of Percy O. and Ella Caldwell Swank. On March 23, 1946 in Emporium, she married H. Jack Cooper who died February 15, 2007.

A resident of Emporium her entire life, Annabelle was a graduate of Emporium High School. For 15 years she was employed by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and in 1987 retired from Motor Coil Manufacturing, also in Emporium, where she had been employed for 25 ½ years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium.

Survivors include: two daughters, Linda J. Cooper of Emporium and Susan K. (Terry) Ireland of Shinglehouse; one step grandson, Terry Ireland, Jr. of Bradenton, Florida; two step great grandchildren, Toni Ireland and Terry Ireland III; one brother, Percy O. Swank of Louisville, Kentucky; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; and several generations of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Jack, she was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Harold D. Swank, Merle C. Swank, and Cecil R. Swank; one sister, Glendora S. Foster; and one step grandson, Thomas Ireland.

The family will receive friends Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral and Committal Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, or the First United Methodist Church, both in Emporium.

Wishing Our Beautiful, Daughter, Granddaughter, And sister The Best Birthday

Wishing Our Beautiful, Daughter, Granddaughter, And Sister The Best Birthday


Have a wonderful 6th Birthday Sage from your Loving Family!
Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpop, All Your Sisters and Brothers.

11/1/2014 1:53 PM TREE DOWN LEFT BRANCH DINGMAN RUN RD

11/1/20141:53 PMTREE DOWNLEFT BRANCH DINGMAN RUN RD
COUDERSPORT FIRE DEPT. REPORTS TREE WITH PHONE LINES BLOCKING BOTH LANES.

Eric Carl ERWAY, 49, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Eric Carl ERWAY, 49, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 31, 2014 in his home. 

Arrangements, entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, are incomplete and will be announced. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Potter County Hosts State Land Tax Fairness Workshop

Potter County Hosts State Land Tax Fairness Workshop

Among panelists were Austin Area School Superintendent Jerry Sasala (standing), who detailed the impact of tax-exempt state land on his district, and Potter County Chief Assessor Jake Ostrom (left).Among panelists were Austin Area School Superintendent Jerry Sasala (standing), who detailed the impact of tax-exempt state land on his district, and Potter County Chief Assessor Jake Ostrom (left).

About 40 county commissioners and others with an interest in tax fairness from across Pennsylvania gathered for a strategy session at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. Many rural counties in Pennsylvania find themselves stressed by the high proportion of real estate that is owned by the Commonwealth and is thus tax-exempt. The relatively few property owners who remain responsible for paying real estate taxes at the full market value of their homes and acreage are facing an unprecedented burden that is clearly disproportional and unfair.

Earlier this year, the Potter County Commissioners proposed formation of a statewide State Land Tax Fairness Coalition to support two tax relief measures. The coalition has since garnered support from more than two dozen counties, as well as influential organizations such as the County Commissioners Assn. of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Assn. of Township Supervisors and the Pennsylvania State School Boards Assn.  The coalition is dedicated to:
  • An increase in the in-lieu-of-taxes payments on state-owned land for each of the three taxing bodies (school districts, counties and municipalities).
  • A sharing of the revenue the state derives from future gas/oil leases and timber sales on state forest land with the same three taxing bodies.
mappottertaxland1Potter County was held up as an example. Of the county’s total acreage (691,985), some 291,128 acres, or 42 percent, is state-owned and thus tax-exempt. All told, when other government property, churches and other tax-exempts, as well as “Clean and Green” preferentially assessed properties, are added to the equation, just 15 percent of the total real estate in Potter County (shown in white) is subject to taxation at its market value. By law, school districts, municipalities and the county government depend on the real estate tax for the bulk of their necessary operating revenue. With such a relative few property owners having to carry the entire burden, the system is in a serious state of disrepair.


After two workshops and a roundtable discussion, the group meeting in Coudersport reached consensus on a political strategy. Among the elements is the production of maps that graphically depict the high proportion of state land and reduced-assessment real estate in each county, municipality and school district. These maps will be accompanied by a user-friendly layer of data spelling out the financial impacts on each local government unit. The material will be readily available to county officials, state lawmakers and their staff, statewide lobbying organizations, the media, and anyone else with an interest in the topic. They will be designed to be used in House and Senate hearings, during meetings with lawmakers and others, or in news conferences or other public events.

Coudersport Awarded a $25,000 Keystone Communities grant

Good news! The Potter County Redevelopment Authority has been awarded a $25,000 Keystone Communities grant from the state to develop façade and streetscape improvements to accompany PennDOT’s scheduled repaving of Coudersport’s Main Street corridor. The paving is scheduled to begin this spring.
 
The Keystone Communities program was created in 2011 to assist Commonwealth communities in achieving redevelopment. The program supports physical improvements to both designated and other communities that are undertaking revitalization to restore deteriorated downtowns, residential neighborhoods and industrial/manufacturing sites.

Coudersport Ambulance To A Frame Road

At 12:40 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to A Frame Road for a medical emergency.

Change your Smoke Detector batteries now, turn your clocks back tonight!


Roulette Ambulance To 4th Street

At 12:36 PM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance & Medic 6 dispatched to 4th Street for a medical emergency.

Howards Inc. Has The Tools You Need To Get Your Yard Ready For Winter

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www.howardsinc.net

Online-Only Auction of 2 Homes, Land & Service Garage In Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA Bidding Closes November 6, 2014

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Annual Turkey Biscuit Dinner At Hebron Community Hall Sunday, November 2

Friday, October 31, 2014

Minor Injury For St. Marys Woman When Car Hit Deer on Route 120


Emporium Woman Not Hurt In Crash Avoiding Dog In Road


Troopers Looking For Actors Who Threw Garbage On Property


Check Out Jorge Jefferds New Book "Paradise-ville at Potter County Artisan Center

https://www.facebook.com/pottercountyartisancenter?hc_location=timeline

Austin Responded To MVA In Keating Summit

Austin Volunteer Fire Department added 7 new photos

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Volunteer-Fire-Department/148888268510075
 

Donald Kanally (Class of 1941) Named Port Allegany High School's Alumni Of The Month

Port Allegany School District

Alumni of the Month - Donald (Dek) Kanally

Year of Graduation

1941

What have you done since graduating from Port Allegany High School?

After graduating from Port Allegany High School Mr. Kanally attended Grove City College. With the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of that year, Dek enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves. This allowed him to complete his Bachelor’s Degree after a transfer to Bucknell University.

In 1944, he graduated from Bucknell and went into active duty after completing boot camp at Parris Island and officer’s training at Camp Lejeune. In 1945, Mr. Kanally was assigned to Camp Pendleton, 6th Marine Division, 3rd Amphibious Force. The group had orders to attack Kyushu, Japan in Operation Downfall. This attack did not occur after the Japanese surrender with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Mr. Kanally’s Division was sent to the China Sea and Dek witnessed the signing of the surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945. After the surrender the 6th Marine Division, 3rd Amphibious Force was assigned to repatriate more than 500,000 Japanese soldiers in China back to Japan.

In 1946, Dek returned home and began working for the George Flemming Insurance Company. The following year he enrolled in the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he received a Master’s Degree in Economics.

In 1948, Mr. Kanally returned to Fleming Insurance where he worked for 40 years after becoming a partner and sole owner after Mr. Flemming’s retirement.

Dek was recalled to the Marine Corps and served on the U.S.S. Chilton in 1950. Serving in the Mediterranean, Dek met Pope Pius XII at Gandolfo, Italy which was the Pope’s summer residence.

During his adult years in Port Allegany, Mr. Kanally was active in the community with the Port Allegany Recreation Authority, Rotary and Exchange Clubs, the Port Allegany School Board, Borough Council, Economic Development Corporation, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dek taught water safety classes for many years to students in the area who wanted to be life guards at area pools.

Mr. Kanally married his wife Ann in 1949. Ann Kanally was a former teacher at Port Allegany High School. They have two sons, David (Dallas, TX) and Kevin (Bradford, PA).

Where do you currently live?

Port Allegany, PA

Who was your favorite teacher in high school? Why were they your favorite?

Edison O. Bates (Biology/Science), “He was an excellent teacher.”
Ruth MacFarland Glesk (English/Library), “She gave students an appreciation of the importance of national defense and also
taught them the importance of a good handshake.”

What is your fondest memory of Port Allegany High School?

The outings Mr. Bates took his classes on not only during school but also on weekends and during the summer.

Happy Halloween from the Northern Potter School District Class of 2015!

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Happy Halloween from the Class of 2015!

Clarksville Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash

Clarksville Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash





At 9:49 PM on Friday, Clarksville Fire & Ambulance dispatched to intersection of Wolf Creek Road & Haskell Road for a one vehicle accident.

Memory Mate Pickup Saturday In Port Allegany

Memory Mate Pickup Saturday In Port Allegany

Port Allegany Youth Soccer pictures will be ready for pick-up Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Port Allegany United Methodist Church located at 307 North Main Street. Other Memory Mates will also be available at this time such as Varsity Golf, Swim Team and more. PAHS Football, Volleyball and Soccer Memory Mates will be distributed at the upcoming banquets.

Austin Volunteer Fire Department Trick or Treaters

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Volunteer-Fire-Department/148888268510075

Sweden Township Police Remind Parents To Check Kid's Treats

Reminder to all parents, please check/examine your children's treats that they received tonight, prior to letting them indulge.

Editor's note: At least two reports of glass in kids treats and a report of pills in the treat bag in other areas reminds us to be careful as there are some nasty people out there.

10/31/2014 8:47 PM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 2063 N WILLIAMSON RD PUTNAM TWP

10/31/20148:47 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT2063 N WILLIAMSON RDPUTNAM TWP
BLOSSBURG FIRE & AMBULANCE WITH MEDIC 2 RESPONDING.

Local Teachers Tour 8 Olean Industries

Dozens of teachers see industry up close

Tours for local educators stress STEM studies to combat brain drain

By Kelsey M. Boudin, Olean Times Herald 

OLEAN — In a mass professional development day, more than 70 educators from schools and institutions across Cattaraugus and Allegany counties toured eight Olean-area industries Thursday.

The interactions and presentations — facilitated through Dream It. Do It. (DIDI-WNY) and Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES — exposed teachers, guidance counselors and administrators to a wealth of job opportunities soon to become available for their students. To get there, organizers said, kids need to acquire skills in science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.).

But the participants weren’t all S.T.E.M. educators, said DIDI-WNY project coordinator Evelyn Sabina. She named a number of art, history, English and business teachers, as well as a school librarian.

“It’s so important all of the teachers see this,” Mrs. Sabina told the Times Herald. “No matter what they’re teaching, they know the students. A lot of our activities that we do — we have our presentations, tours and fairs — but the most effective way of getting the word out there is through the teachers.”

Participants included personnel from Allegany-Limestone, Austin (Pa.), Bolivar-Richburg, C-A BOCES, Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Ellicottville, Elm Street Academy in Cuba, Fillmore, Franklinville, Friendship, Genesee Valley, Olean City School District, Pioneer in Yorkshire, Portville, Port Allegany (Pa.), Randolph, Salamanca, Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, Wellsville, West Valley and Whitesville.

They toured Dresser-Rand, Napoleon Engineering, Eaton Power Systems, Scott Rotary Seals, Mazza Mechanical Services, SolEpoxy, Pierce Steel and Keystone Tool and Die.  Read more...

When Bradford Firefighters Aren'r Fighting Fire, They're Raising Money For A Cause

Today Bradford City firefighters spent a good portion of day raising money during their annual "BOOT DRIVE" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Despite the weather firefighters were able to raise $3,478.20 to be donated 100% to MDA. We would like to thank everyone who made a generous donation!

Happy Halloween from the Friendly Inn!

Happy Halloween from the Friendly Inn!

Robert Joseph Nick, 80, of Smethport, died Friday (October 31, 2014) at his residence.

Robert Joseph Nick, 80, of Smethport, died Friday (October 31, 2014) at his residence.

He was born April 19, 1934 in Cyclone, PA, a son of Robert A. and Mary M. Wolbert Nick. On July 14, 1956, in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, he married Nancy Lee Reese, who survives.

Mr. Nick was a 1952 graduate of Bradford High School and attended St. Bonaventure University. He was an accountant for Dresser-Rand of Olean, NY for over 30 years.

Bob’s family was his priority in life. He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport and the Holy Name Society.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

five daughters: Patti Joseph-Micale of St. Marys, PA, Lynn Finlan of Lebanon, CT, Karen (Mitchell) Scott of Smethport, PA, Amy Nick of Smethport, PA, and Mary Beth (Tim) Holohan of Smethport, PA

two sons: Joseph (Terry) Nick of Elverson, PA and Alan (Deborah) Nick of Smethport, PA

Grandchildren: Valerie (Chad) Bundy, Charlie Joseph, Stephanie (Patrick) Sullivan, Jayson Nick, Danielle (Brett) Booth, Brittanie (Andrew) Rounsville, Katie (John) Clancy, Kelley Finlan, Jacob Finlan, Meghan Scott, Randy Scott, Brianna Scott, Amelia Holohan, Abigail Holohan, and Anna Holohan

Great Grandchildren: Elizabeth Sullivan, Jack Booth, Eli Booth, and Sadie Rounsville

Four brothers: Bernard (Verna) Nick of Stonington, CT, William (Mary Jean) Nick of Venice, FL, Earl (Polly) Nick of Williamsport, PA and John (Pam) Nick of Erie,PA

Two sisters: Mary Eidson of Smethport, PA and Connie (Don) Switzer of Rew, PA

And many nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and 4 sisters.

There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Church or Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Coudersport, Galeton, Germania Assemble For A Search

Coudersport, Galeton, Germania Assemble For A Search

At 6:35 PM on Friday, Coudersport, Galeton & Germania Fire Depts. have been dispatched to station to assemble for a search.


10/31/20146:24 PMSEARCH1305 SUNKEN BRANCH RDWEST BRANCH TWP
6:33 PM Fire F10 DISPATCHED
6:34 PM Fire F19 DISPATCHED
6:34 PM Fire F48 DISPATCHED
6:34 PM Fire A10 DISPATCHED
6:36 PM Fire F48 TIMER ACKNOWLEDGED
6:38 PM Fire C4810 RESPONDING
6:38 PM Fire C4810 LOG (CLI)
6:42 PM Fire C48 RESPONDING
6:42 PM Fire C48 LOG (CLI)
6:42 PM Fire C48 LOG (CLI)
6:43 PM Fire C10 RESPONDING
6:44 PM Fire C10 LOG (CLI)
6:45 PM Fire C10 LOG (CLI)
6:45 PM Fire F19 REDISPATCH STATION
6:46 PM Fire A10 TIMER ACKNOWLEDGED
6:49 PM Fire F19 TIMER ACKNOWLEDGED
6:52 PM Fire C10 LOG (CLI)
6:52 PM Fire C10 LOG (CLI)
6:56 PM Fire 19-2 STANDING BY
6:59 PM Law PARKS RESPONDING
6:59 PM Law PARKS LOG (CLI)
6:59 PM EMS PCDES DISPATCHED
6:59 PM EMS PCDES TIMER ACKNOWLEDGED
7:00 PM EMS PCDES LOG (CLI)
7:01 PM Fire 48-4 RESPONDING
7:01 PM Fire 48-28 RESPONDING
7:01 PM Fire 19-2 RESPONDING
7:01 PM Fire 19-4 RESPONDING
7:01 PM Fire 19-19 RESPONDING
7:05 PM Fire 10-18 RESPONDING
7:08 PM Fire 19-1 STANDING BY

Something For Everyone At Nov. 8 Library Dinner Auction

Something For Everyone At Nov. 8 Library Dinner Auction

Countdown has begun for the S.W. Smith “Silver Linings Dinner Cruise,” to be held Saturday, November 8 at the Star Hose Company firehall in Port Allegany. This year’s 25th annual event promises to feature cruise-themed fun and games for everyone, along with a multitude of prizes and auction items ranging from an iPad Mini to sports tickets.

Doors open at 4 p.m. Saturday, so “passengers can board the ship” and begin checking out the items on display for the bucket, silent and live auctions. It’s not too late to donate a gently used or new item, piece of local artwork, or service; items may be left at the library. Financial contributions are also welcome. All proceeds benefit library operating expenses.

Dinner, catered by the Port Freeze, begins at 7 p.m., with the live auction, conducted by Dan Carter Auctioneering, beginning at 8 p.m. For the convenience of bidders, for first time this year credit cards may be used to pay for auction purchases totaling more than $50.

Highlighted items in this year’s event are Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State, and Buffalo Sabres tickets to be auctioned, as well as an iPad Mini and cover donated by Port Allegany Education Association, which auction-goers can “sink or swim” to win. In addition, three $100 prizes will be awarded (must be present to win). A photo booth will capture the evening’s memories, and as in previous years, the fun and games will be set to music by local deejay service Karizma.

A few tickets are still available at a cost of $30 each; for an additional $100 fee – just $10 more per person -- a “Captain’s Table” is available, which seats 10 individuals and includes two bottles of champagne. Tickets can be purchased at S.W. Smith Library, Port Freeze and Port Pharmacy.

Waverly B. Hull, 80, of Smethport, PA

Waverly B. Hull, 80, of Smethport, PA, died Thursday (October 30, 2014) in the Kane Community Hospital, Kane.

She was born Sept. 9, 1934 in Mt. Jewett, a daughter of Howard and Ina Bell Boyd Schlieff. On Sept. 3, 1955, in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, she married Joseph Norman Hull, who died August 18, 1990.

Mrs. Hull was in the first class from Mt. Jewett to graduate from Kane in 1953. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh after school.

Mrs. Hull had worked for Zippo Manufacturing, Smethport Specialty, the McKean County Miner, and was owner and operator of Hull's Lounge & Restaurant in Smethport since 1972.

She was a member of American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 Auxillary of Smethport, was a founding member of the Smethport Volunteer Ambulance Service, and was a member of the Zippo Motorcycle Club. She was an avid Harley rider.

She is survived by:

two daughters: Susan E. Freer and Marsha A. Hull, both of Smethport

one son: Joseph N. (Terri) Hull of Ormsby, PA

Grandchildren: Denise Hull, Candy Hull-Work, Michelle Hull, Nicholas Freer, Keion and Kyla Hull, and Jennifer Charnisky

Great Grandchildren: Evander, Liam, Micah, Malachi, Nakiya, and Drayven

Sister in law: Eileen McKean

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Karen Marie Hull on May 9, 1964.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 pm at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Galeton Weather Report for October 2014

Galeton Weather Report for October 2014

By Henry Lush, NWS observer
October 2014 was a beautiful Fall month. The trees were colorful and some even lasted throughout the month. The month started out with a few days in the 70's and the month ended with a warm period with a high of 80 on the 29th. Our first killing frost was on the 11th and then a 29 degree reading on the morning of the 25th. We had a few cooler days mid month. Overall it was a month of fairly normal temperatures. Paul and Sue did send me a photo of a snow covered field near Germania on the 19th.

Total rainfall was 2.87" and last year we had 3.71" with a trace of snow. We had a rumble of thunder on the 1st and we were off to a foggy start most every morning.

The average high temperature for the month is 64 degrees and low of 42 degrees. The record high is 90 degrees in 2007 and low of 21 degrees in 1988. Normal rainfall is 3.39".

Winter is still nine weeks away.

Port Allegany United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Fall Bazaar Saturday

The Port Allegany United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Fall Bazaar Saturday, 
November 1 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the church located at 307 North Main Street. 

The Bazaar will feature a Chinese Auction, Walking Tacos, Soup and Chili Sale, Baked Food Sale, crafts, raffles and more. Vendors will be Bette Wellman with her custom created jewelry and Alexis Reed with Close To My Heart and Thirty-one. Proceeds will benefit special missions.


Pictured: Vesta Rossette shows off some of the soup/chili that will be on sale at Saturday's Bazaar.                                                                    Pam Fischer photo.


Pictured: Leonard Roboski is pictured with a complete Christmas Villiage to be raffled at Saturday's Bazaar.                                                      Pam Fischer photo.

WITH FUGITIVE CAPTURED, HUNTING SEASONS TO BE RESTORED

WITH FUGITIVE CAPTURED, HUNTING SEASONS TO BE RESTORED

Effective midnight, Game Commission to rescind prohibitions enacted due to manhunt.

With fugitive murder suspect Eric Frein no longer on the loose, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough, effective midnight, will lift the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping activity in all areas that had been affected by the manhunt.

That means hunters in the previously closed area will be able to participate in Saturday opener of the fall turkey season, as well as all other hunting and trapping seasons.

Halloween Trick or Treat Festivities Tonight

*****Reminder***** Genesee Trick or Treat is TONIGHT!!!!... Friday, October 31st from 6-8. Please stop by the Genesee United Methodist Church for refreshments and your glow bracelet. Glow bracelets were provided by the Genesee Volunteer Fire /Ems Dept. Station 37.

The Genesee Area Library should be one of your stops, too! You are certain to get some freaky surprises from them.


A heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE that volunteers & donates to make Genesee a COMMUNITY!
Enjoy and be safe!



10-31 Haunted House Roulette Fire Dept10-31 Scary Fairy Tales Haunted House

Removal of Temporary Traffic Signals Coming Next Week as Replacement of Two Bridges on Route 770 Winds Down in McKean County

Removal of Temporary Traffic Signals Coming Next Week as Replacement of Two Bridges on Route 770 Winds Down in McKean County

Bradford - Work to replace two bridges on Route 770 in Bradford Township is winding down, with the removal of temporary traffic signals scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4. Once the traffic signals are removed, the roadway and bridges will return to carrying two-way traffic. The project has been made possible in part by ACT 89 funds, the state’s new transportation plan.

For the next couple of weeks, some clean-up operations and final work will be done to close out this construction season. Flaggers and daylight set-ups will be used during this work. The contractor will return to the project next spring to perform final paving and place an epoxy treatment on the bridge decks.

Once overall work is complete, area drivers will enjoy safer travel over modern structures and PennDOT will be able to remove the bridges from McKean County’s structurally deficient list.

The bridges span Minard Run about a half-mile apart near the village of Aiken. They carry an average of more than 3,000 vehicles daily. Replacement work on the bridges has occurred one side at a time.

Overall work includes replacement of the bridges, roadway and approach paving, guide rail updates, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items. The contractor for this $2.5 million job is L. C. Whitford of Wellsville, New York. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein Arraigned Before Judge

Read more at: http://www.waynepikenews.com/shared.html?id=4053&loc=SW

Volleyball pictures - 10/28/14 Coudersport vs North Clarion (playoff)

Volleyball pictures - 10/28/14 Coudersport vs North Clarion (playoff). Congrats to Coudersport for their fine season.
http://sunkenbranch.zenfolio.com/coudynorthclarion
Finals tomorrow in St Marys for remaining teams
Elk Catholic (undefeated) vs AC Valley   11am
Clarion (favored) vs Keystone 9:30am
1:30pm - championship, District IX Class A

Helen Mary Bunk, 88, of Pittsburgh, PA

Helen Mary Bunk, 88, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away from this life on Sunday morning, October 26, 2014 at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars, PA. 

A resident of Warren, PA until relocating to Pittsburgh with her husband in 1972. Helen was born on January 26, 1926 in Torpedo, PA, daughter of Helen and John Nodzak. She was a 1944 graduate of Youngsville High School. She worked as the gift shop manager North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA until she retired in 1991. She was a professional seamstress and member of the North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild.

Helen was a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church and a former member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Warren, PA., where she was a religious education teacher for 14 years, a charter member of the Holy Redeemer Church Parish Council and a member of Catholic Daughters of America Warren Court. Helen was an active member of St. John Neumann, as a Eucharistic minister, a member of RCIA and member of many church groups.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Stephen Bunk in 1974, whom she married May 10, 1947. She is also preceded in death by sisters Mary, Ann, Mildred, Vera and Josephine; brothers Adam, John, Stephen, Anthony and Joseph and grandson Joseph Corbitt.

Helen is survived by her children Anita Corbitt and her husband Terrence of Omaha, NE, Monica Porter and her husband John of Gibsonia, PA and her son Kenneth Bunk and his wife Joan of Millersville, MD.; grandchildren Matthew Corbitt and his wife Cathy, Sam Corbitt, Anne Porter Golding and her husband Kenneth Golding, James Porter and his wife, Julia; Marseille Bunk and Erica Bunk Ray and her husband Stephen, three great-grandchildren Scarlett and Jackson Ray and Spencer Corbitt. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The Sacrament of the sick was performed by Father Albin McGinnis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. John Neumann Church, Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. A committal service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mausoleum of the Ascension at St. Joseph Cemetery, Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Church, 2230 Rochester Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or to Butler VNA Hospice, 154 Hindman Road Butler, PA 16001.
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Donations Due For Annual "Books Unlimited" Dinner Auction At Coudersport Library

Just a reminder that donations for the Annual "Books Unlimited" Dinner Auction to benefit the Coudersport Public Library are due now. This will ensure acknowledgement in the Program Booklet.

Chris F. McAmbley , 71, of Warren, PA.

Vietnam Vet
Chris F. McAmbley , 71, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Golden Living-Kinzua Valley, Warren, PA. after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born October 29, 1942 in Chelsa, Mass. He was the son of the late Joseph Fremont and Gladys Frenz McAmbley. Chris has resided in Warren since 1968 and was formerly of Charleston, S.C. He was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School and attended St. Bonaventure and Edinboro Universities. He was employed with Prudential Life Insurance Company as a insurance agent from 1975 to 1995.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Warren Eagles Aerie, American Legion Post 135, former Sertoma and Exchange Club member. He had served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and also served in the Naval Reserves.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bette Case McAmbley whom he married October 23, 1965 in Bradford, PA. 2 Children – Jennifer M. Rossey and husband, Randy of Warren, PA., Jason F. McAmbley and wife, Anne of Bangor, Maine, 1 Sister – Jean R. McAmbley O’Carroll and husband, Phil of Arroyo Grande, CA., 2 Grandchildren – Amelia Perry (Rich) and Rachel O’Carroll, 1 Great Grandson – Matthew Perry.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. for a memorial visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Memorial Service will be conducted there on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Jeff Ott, Pastor, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam Post members and members of the U.S. Navy Personnel. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a Charity of one’s choice or the Warren Eagles Club, 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA. 16365 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com


Thompson Encourages Emergency Response Organizations to Begin Application Process

Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Begins on Monday, November 3, 2014
Thompson Encourages Emergency Response Organizations to Begin Application Process 

Bellefonte, PA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the application period for the Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program opens on Monday, November 3, 2014, and will close on Friday, December 5, 2014.

“These are competitive grants that bolster emergency response operations in our local communities and improve overall public safety,” stated Rep. Thompson. “I would encourage eligible applicants to begin the application process as soon as possible.”

Since 2001, the AFG program has provided grants to first-responder organizations to obtain much-needed emergency response and personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, training, and other resources to improve emergency preparedness at the local level. 

“FEMA has a variety of tools available to assist with the grant application process,” Rep. Thompson added.  “As always, my staff and I are prepared to assist emergency service organizations in the 5th District in pursuing these opportunities.” 

For additional information on the 2014 AFG program, please visit: http://www.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grant.

Applicants may also contact the AFG program Help Desk by calling 1-866-274-0960 or via email at firegrants@dhs.gov.
Additional AFG program information and tools:

Pottter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes For October 16,2014