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PETE AND JEAN FOLK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES ARE SELLING HOWARD FURNITURE PRODUCTS AND SIMICHROME POLISH AT THE CALL OF THE NORTH GIFT SHOP....2367 Route 6, Gaines, PA 16922. 814-433-4111 and THE RIGHT STUFF at 364 East Second St., Coudersport PA. 814-274-4200.......These products are no longer available on Main Street in Galeton due to the closing of the Heart’s Desire store.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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McKean County Children & Youth Services Informational Session For Job Seekers Monday, August 21 In Smethport & Bradford

SMC Powder Metallurgy, Inc. Has An Immediate Opening For A Quality Process Coordinator

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN or LPN To Join Our Team

Milker Needed At Four Winds Farm In Ulysses, PA

Sagewood Seeking Part Time Mental Health Therapist In Port Allegany, Cousersport & Shinglehouse Area

Sagewood Needs Full or Part Time Therapeutic Staff Support; Positions Available In Port Allegany, Shinglehouse & Coudersport Area

9 LuLaRoe Consultants Team Up For Back To School Shopping Saturday At Northern Potter High School Cafeteria

Roulette Family Fun Day Saturday; Duck Race Tickets Still Available

Tickets are at Close's lumber now, the township office, Andy Kulp, and Shari Baker's. Chad Spencer has some too. There are still tickets available. Don't miss out, get yours now!!

McKean County Conservation District Seeking Applicants For Full Time Watershed Specialist

Kinney Farm Sweet Corn Now Available At Port Allegany Car Wash

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fire Alarm At Hoss's Steak & Seafood In St. Marys Is False Alarm

At 11:02 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a Fire Alarm at Hoss's Steak & Seafood on Haller Road.
Accidental pull alarm. Response cancelled.

Coudersport Driver Unhurt After Rollover Crash On Maple Ridge Road

Bradford Police Dispatched For Home Invasion

At 11:02 PM on Friday, Bradford Police have been dispatched to Congress Street for a report of a home invasion.

No Injuries after Woman Hits Deer on Loucks Mills Rd

No Injuries in Vehicle Crash in Hebron Township

Pennsylvania State Police say, "DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER"

PSP Coudersport Looking for Information Regarding Hit and Run in West Branch Township

Driver Swerves for Deer, Hits Utility Pole

Roulette Ambulance Dispatched to Burleson Ave.

At 8:23 Pm on Friday, August 18th, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Burleson Ave. for a Medical Emergency.

Traffic Stop in Sharon Township Results in Charges

Actor(s) Stole Cash and Made Purchases with Elderly Man's Debit Card

Microsurfacing Next Week on I-80 at Limestoneville Interchange Ramps

A 5.5-mile microsurfacing project on Interstate 80 in Northumberland and Montour Counties continues next week with work on the ramps at the Limestoneville Interchange.

This work will be performed from 9 PM Sunday, August 20, to 6 AM Monday, August
21. An addition day may be required to complete this portion of the project.

This project, which also includes the application of an epoxy-based surface treatment on structures within the project limits, is expected to be completed in mid-September.

Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $1.9 million

Motorists can check 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 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android
devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Penn State DuBois Students Serve Community for Outreach Day

Students organize documents and prepare a mailing at DuBois Historical Society during Outreach Day 2017
A total of 146 new freshmen, plus their faculty and staff group leaders, reached out to communities throughout the region on Friday for Penn State DuBois Outreach Day. Each year, as part of New Student Orientation, new students volunteer at various charitable and community oriented organizations in the area, giving students a look at the importance of service, while lending a hand to local charities. In all, 17 organizations were served this year, including Habitat for Humanity, The Soul Platter Café, Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging, Tri-County Church, Brockway Depot, Bilger's Rocks, The Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, DuBois Historical Society, DuBois Continuum of Care, Gateway Humane Society, The Red Mission House, Rumbarger Cemetery, Special Olympics, The American Red Cross, Children's Aid Society, and CAST.

Each group was led by a campus faculty or staff member, as well as a student orientation leader, who then took students to their work site for the day. They performed landscaping, cleaning, litter pick up, and other duties that met the needs of their specific service site, in order to give back to their local communities around DuBois, Clearfield, Brockway, and beyond.

"It's important that students engage in community service right off the bat. It teaches them about social responsibility and places where they can get involved," said Instructor of Human Development and Family Studies Marly Doty, who organized this service effort with the Office of Student Engagement."That blossoms into future projects, community service trips, and even jobs. They're making connections, meeting people, and giving back. It increases their odds for success and builds a stronger community all at the same time."

The students agreed that making service a part of their orientation helped with building their community ties. Freshman Scot Coble said, "I really like it. It's important to give back to the community and to other people, so that others can enjoy our communities. It's interesting to have this opportunity to get out and learn more about what's here, too."

Fellow freshmen Jerimiah Irvin said, "It's a nice chance to get out and learn more about the community and see where we can help."

Terry O'Connor appreciates that help as the president of the Bilger's Rocks Association. He and fellow association members oversee the park near Garmpian, PA, the surrounds the 320 Million year oldnetwork of giant sand stone boulders, caverns and caves. Here the group cleaned up litter from around the grounds, hung signs, and more.

"The survival of the park depends upon volunteer efforts. We want to take advantage the generosity of people willing to help, and we want them to come use this place, too."

Classes for Penn State DuBois students begin on Monday, August 21

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on August 21, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on August 21, 2017, in portions of South Williamsport Borough and Armstrong Township, Lycoming County.

The treatments will be administered via truck mounted spraying equipment, spraying residential and recreational mosquito habitats. The equipment dispenses Biomist 3+15, applied at a rate of .75 ounces per acre.

This product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. Due to the application technique being used, the application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and is safe for the environment.

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.

So far in 2017, West Nile virus has been detected in Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Union, Washington, Westmoreland and York counties.

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. If conditions do not allow application on August 21, 2017, August 22 will serve as the back-up spray date.

Individuals can take a number of precautionary measures around their homes to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, including:

Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar containers that hold water.

Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed.

Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.

Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year as the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains.

Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.

Turn over wheelbarrows and don't let water stagnate in birdbaths.

Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.

Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers.

If a resident has stagnant pools of water on their property, they can buy Bti products at lawn and garden, outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. This naturally occurring bacterium kills mosquito larvae, but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.

Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:

Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.

Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.

When possible, reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk during peak mosquito periods, usually April through October.

Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer's instructions. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picardin, or lemon eucalyptus oil. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician for questions about the use of repellent on children, as repellent is not recommended for children under the age of two months.

For more information about West Nile virus and the state's surveillance and control program, please visit

Structure Repair Next Week on I-80 WB Ramp to Route 15 NB

On Monday, August 21, a contractor will begin repairs on the structure damaged by a vehicle fire on the Interstate 80 westbound ramp leading to Route 15 north. This structure spans Route 1010 (Old Route 15) in White Deer Township, Union County.

Work will be performed during daylight hours in the auxiliary lane.

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

Motorists can check 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 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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Six Portville Graduates Receive CRCF Scholarships

Six Portville Central School graduates recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Taylor North, Ronald Lott and Morgan Schoonover received the Dr. Donald A. Wormer Family Scholarship, $1,000 each this year.

The endowed scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Wormer by his wife, Elinor Wormer, is awarded to graduating seniors of Portville Central School attending a two- or four-year institution to pursue a degree in a health care-related field.

North will study biochemistry at Canisius College. Also studying biochemistry, Lott will attend Houghton College. Schoonover will attend Jamestown Community College to study nursing.

Riley Combs and Anna Wray received the Signe H. Johnson Scholarship.

The scholarship, established by the trust of Signe H. Johnson, is for a Portville Central School senior with preference for a student pursuing a degree in teaching or who has strong educational/career goals. Ms. Johnson taught for many years at Portville Central School and Olean High School.

Wray, who received $1,000, will pursue a degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Houghton College. Combs, who received $200 will study nursing at the University of North Florida.

Christian Morales received the Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship.

Established in memory of Gregory Spring of Allegany by his family, this scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Olean High School, Allegany-Limestone, Portville and Hinsdale Central schools pursuing a degree or certification, preferably, in a trade or technical program.

Morales will study biology at St. Bonaventure University.

Schoonover, Lott and Combs also each received $400 scholarships from the Portville College Scholarships Fund. Wray received an $800 scholarship. Morales received $150.

The fund, established by Portville College Scholarships, makes possible scholarships for students who volunteer at the school store or annual Portville College Scholarship phonathon fundraiser.

Donations can be made to any of these scholarship funds at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).


Residential map listings and courthouse square spots available

Coudersport, PA – Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Bargain hunters and shoppers can plan to visit residential yard sales guided by two maps: 

1. A printed map available no later than Aug. 26 at the chamber office at 227 N Main St., and
2. a Google “My Map” available at

A nominal fee $5.00 fee is charged for those who wish to place their sale on the maps; the money supports printing and development of the maps. Those hosting a sale additionally receive a highly visible sign for their yard, garage, or porch sale available at the chamber office.

Coudersport’s courthouse square will be filled with sellers and vendors. Spaces are still available for $10.00 per 10-foot by 10-foot space. Two 10 x 10 spaces are $15.00 — $10.00 for additional adjacent spaces. The square will be equipped with an accessible portable toilet rental and hand wash station.

To sign up for residential or courthouse sales, or with questions about the sales, please contact Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce & Potter County Artisan Center at 814-274-8165, email, or 

Deadline for print map registration is Sunday, August 20th.

Ulysses Rabies Clinic Set For Saturday, August 26th At Tri-Town Fire Hall

Galeton Borough Police Department Lists Arrests

Galeton Borough Police Department is reporting that the following were arrested for incidents that took place in the Galeton Borough.

John Cook III, of Galeton, was arrested for an incident that took place in the Galeton Borough. He has been charged with Title 18 CC 6105 A1, Persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, which is a F-2.
He was arraigned and released on unsecured bail with a preliminary hearing set for a later date.

Sonya Owen, of Galeton was arrested for an incident that took place in the Galeton Borough. She has been charged with theft of movable property, and receiving stolen property, which both are M-1.
She was released on unsecured bail with a preliminary hearing set for a later date.

Jeremy Woods of Galeton was arrested for an incident that took place in the Galeton Borough. He has been charged with Simple Assault, Harassment, false imprisonment.
A preliminary hearing was set for a later date.

William Davis of Galeton, was arrested for an incident that took place in the Galeton Borough. He was charged with simple assault and harassment.
A preliminary hearing was set for a later date.

Lovejoy Thompson of Wellsboro, was arrested for an incident that took place in the Galeton Borough. She was charged with simple assault and harassment.
A preliminary hearing was set for a later date.

For anyone charged with crimes are all innocent and until proven guilty. The Galeton Borough Police hold the right to monitor and remove any and all comments, subject but not limited to the following types of comments: demeaning, derogatory, harmful, misleading or any other comments considered damaging.

Arlene E. Berger, 88, of Tonawanda, formerly of Oswayo, PA

Arlene E. Berger
“former Oswayo, Pa. resident”

TONAWANDA, N.Y.---Arlene E. Berger, 88, of Tonawanda, formerly of Oswayo, Pa., passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017, in the Schofield Residence in Kenmore.

Born on July 22, 1929 in Galeton, Pa., she was a daughter of Frederick and Ellen Hale Coole. On May 25, 1957 in Harveys Lake, Pa., she married James T. “Jim” Berger, who survives.

She was a graduate of Salamanca (N.Y.) High School and a graduate of Bryant and Stratton in Buffalo. Mrs. Berger served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for four years.
She was employed at M & T Bank in Buffalo and later was employed in sales at the former Jenss Department Store in Buffalo.

While living in Oswayo, Mrs. Berger attended the Ellisburg Union Church (now Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church) in Ellisburg. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and needlepoint. She loved attending church, Bible study, and most especially being with her family.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Kurt J. (Wendy) Berger of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Gretchen A. (James) Carney of Tonawanda; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret “Peggy” (James) Byrne of Florida; a brother, William (Sharon) Coole of New Albany, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Berger was predeceased by a brother, David Coole; and three sisters, infant twin girls and Phyllis Pease.

Family and friends may call from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday and from 10am to noon on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon on Monday with the Rev. Roy K. Ward, pastor of Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Mrs. Berger, please visit

Lucille Kemp Maxson, 97, of Shinglehouse, PA

Lucille Kemp Maxson

Lucille Kemp Maxson, 97, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born on August 30, 1919 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Lou L. and Lena E. Mix Kemp. On November 20, 1937 in Shinglehouse, she married Welcome R. Maxson, who passed away on May 27, 1990.

Mrs. Maxson was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1937. 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse and a member and past matron of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S. in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed knitting and quilting.

Surviving are two sons, Gary L. Maxson and Lawrence C. “Buck” Maxson, both of Shinglehouse; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Joanne Maxson of Shinglehouse

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Maxson was predeceased by a son, Ronald W. Maxson; a grandson, Ronnie W. Maxson; a great-grandson, Cameron Maxson; and a brother, Richard L. Kemp.

Family and friends may call from noon to 2pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 2pm with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Members of Eureka Chapter #52 O.E.S. will conduct an Eastern Star service following the funeral service on Sunday in the funeral home.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Mrs. Maxson, please visit

Derrick City Dispatcvhed To Three Car Crash At Bolivar Drive & East Main Street

At 5:18 PM on Friday, Derrick City Fire Dept. & City Ambulance has been dispatched to a 3 car motor vehicle crash with one person injured at the intersection of Bolivar Drive & East Main Street. A 60 year old female is reported to be injured. There is no entrapment.

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Community Yard Sale Set For September 2 At The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum; Spaces Still Available

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Log Rafting Program This Sunday At The PA Lumber Museum Located On Rt.6 Between Galeton & Coudersport

August 20th- Rafting: The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum’s 3rd Sunday educational program series continues on August 20th, 2017, and is all-about log rafting. 

The museum has acquired a copy of the 2004 documentary film “The Last Raft: A Story of Courage & Tragedy on the Susquehanna” from the Muncy Historical Society & Museum of History. 

The film will be shown at 1 Pm, and afterward (weather permitting) we will be taking the program outdoors to build model log raft kits and race them down Commissioner Run on the museum grounds. 

Rafting was a vital means of transporting logs from the forest where they were harvested to the mills and shipyards where they would be processed. This program explores the history of this aspect of the Pennsylvania lumber industry, and encourages hands-on exploration of the subject through the engineering and construction of the models. 

Will your raft make it down Commissioner Run in one piece? How do lash-poles, bows and pins go together to create a raft? What’s the best, sturdiest raft shape and design? What was this several-week-long journey actually like for the lumbermen on the rafts? Please join us for this program to discover the answers.

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House

New York Times

Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers, is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman announced Friday.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

Earlier on Friday, the president had told senior aides that he had decided to remove Mr. Bannon, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion. But a person close to Mr. Bannon insisted that the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week. But the move was delayed after the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The loss of Mr. Bannon, the right-wing nationalist who helped propel some of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises into policy reality, raises the potential for the president to face criticism from the conservative news media base that supported him over the past year. Read more...

Alfred, Alfred Station Fire Dispatched To Crash On East Valley Road

At 2:44 PM on Friday, Alfred Fire & Ambulance &  Alfred Station  have been dispatched to the area of 5781 East Valley Road for a one vehicle crash into a tree with one person still entrapped in the vehicle.

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Emma Jane Burns, 87, of 133 Rockland Ave. Bradford, PA

Emma Jane Burns

Emma Jane Burns, 87, of 133 Rockland Ave. Bradford, PA passed away, Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born July 9, 1930 in Patchinville, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Daisy (Solley) Sunderlin. She was one of 14 children.

On May 13, 1972, she married William G. Burns, who died November 20, 2006.

Jane was a housewife, mother, and grandmother. She worked at Airco Speers, Bradford Hospital, Flick State Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide, Zippo, McCroy’s, and enjoyed selling antiques and having yard sales.

She was a member Grace Lutheran Church. Jane was an avid community volunteer, at the Chamber of Commerce, Senior Center, Cancer Society, Senior Expo, Martin Causer Senior Expo at Pitt. She started the Alzheimer's Support Group with Tom Friar. She supported our troops of Desert Storm with Yellow Ribbon Trees, and designed a picture display of our local Veterans of the Senior Center.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon (Joe) Nuzzo, of Bradford, Debra (Marvin) Rethmel of Cohocton NY, Cindy (Don) Swander of Bradford, one son, Cecil "Butch" (Christine) Rorabaugh, of Edinboro, and three step daughters, Sandy (Ralph) Glass, of Port Allegany, Deborah (Rene) Hymel, of Lansford, ND, and Bonnie (Scott) Aldrich, of Waterford, two sisters, Alice Jean Westover, of Westover, and Geraldine (Glenn) Lee, of Mahaffey, one brother, Arthur Sunderlin, of Fairport NY, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, Howard "Buzz", Carl "Dick", Ray "Pete", Walter "Bun", and James "Bub", and two sisters, Hattie Beatty and Hazel Freedline, and three other infants.

Family will be receiving friends on Wednessday August 23, 2017 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home Inc., 372 East Main where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00am with the Rev. Patrick Cox pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Grace Lutheran Church.

On line condolences may be made at

Michael B. GOOCH, 68, of Coudersport, PA

Michael B. GOOCH

Michael B. GOOCH, 68, of Coudersport, PA, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Friends may gather at the American Legion Potter Post #192 in Coudersport to celebrate Mike’s life on Saturday evening, August 19th beginning at 5:00 PM. 

Memorials may be made to American Legion Potter Post #192, 2 Buffalo St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or Coudersport Little League, c/o Coudersport Service Club, P.O. Box 292, Coudersport, PA 1915. 

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

Wolf announces creation of 55 jobs at Elk County company

by Ron Musselman

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that Clarion Sintered Metals will expand both of its facilities in Ridgway, Elk County, and create 55 new Pennsylvania jobs.

RIDGWAY – Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that Clarion Sintered Metals will expand both of its facilities in Ridgway, Elk County, and create 55 new Pennsylvania jobs.

Clarion Sintered Metals is a powdered metal company primarily serving the automotive component industry,

“It’s great to see yet another manufacturer expanding right here in Pennsylvania,” Wolf said in a news release. “Clarion Sintered Metals is not only creating 55 new manufacturing jobs with this project, but it is retaining a further 262, meaning it will remain a boon to the Elk County community for years to come.

“When strong manufacturers choose to grow in the commonwealth, it’s a win for the company, it’s a win for Pennsylvania and it’s a win for our workers.”

CSM currently operates in two facilities: a main plant and a second facility within a mile of the main plant. CSM plans to construct a total of over 60,000 square feet in the facilities that will enable the company to better meet current demand and future growth projections. The company has committed to investing at least $6,180,000 into the project, which will create 55 new jobs over the next three years and retain 262 more.

CSM received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $110,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $110,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued following the creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $1,890,000 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.

“Clarion Sintered Metals is honored to receive the support of the Governor’s Action Team,” said Dave Bosnik, vice president of operations at CSM. “This award will impact the future business growth of CSM and will allow us to bring additional jobs to Elk County.”

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance work schedule for the week of August 21 – August 25

Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of August 21 to August 25, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night

Potter County 0260
Sign Crew:
● State Route: repair signs in the Galeton area

● State Routes: 0006, 0044 & 0144 in the Galeton area

Bridge Replacement:
● State Route: 4031 (Faith Street in Sweden Valley) bridge closure with detour in place

● State Route: 1019 (Whites Corners Road)
● State Route: 1016 (North Fork Road)
● State Route: 4016 (Kinney Road)
● State Route: 4025 (Brizzie Hollow Road)

● State Route: 0006 (Galeton area)

Crack Sealing:
● State Route: 0872 (Dutch Hill Road to SR 0006 intersection)

Shoulder Repair:
● State Route: 4007 (Dingman Run Road)
● State Route: 1016 (North Fork Road)
● State Route: 3003 (Prouty Road)

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 0244 (Andrews Settlement) expect delays
● State Route: 1010 (Mills area) expect delays

Cameron County 0240

Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 2001 (Wykoff Run Road)
● State Route: 0120 (Driftwood to Sinnemahoning)
● State Route: 0555 (Low Grade Road)

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker: paving SR 1003, Ulysses area (Monday & Tuesday)

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway reconstruction is being done on Route 6 in Coudersport Borough with detours in place. There will be new alternating traffic patterns. Expect delays.

● IA Construction: paving on Route 155 from Potter County line (near Sizerville State Park) to the McKean County line. Short delays possible.

● L C Whitford Company, Inc: bridge replacement on SR 155 in Cameron County near Sizerville State Park entrance. Alternating traffic patterns with temporary traffic signals.

● Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on SR 44, a mile southeast of the village of Hebron Center. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals.

● Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on SR 44 near village of Sharon Center in Potter County. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals.

● Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on SR 44 near village of Clara in Potter County. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals.

● Public-Private Partnership with PennDOT: bridge replacement on SR 120 in Cameron County near village of Truman. Alternating traffic patterns with temporary traffic signals.

● LTT Trucking: bridge replacement on SR 449 in the village of Brookland, Ulysses Township. Temporary roadway will be in place.

● LTT Trucking: bridge replacement on SR 449 in the village of Gold, Ulysses Township. Temporary roadway will be in place.

● Public-Private Partnership with JKLM Energy: full depth reclamation work on Route 1001 from village of Brookland to Ulysses. Road closure with detour in place.

● Public-Private Partnership with JKLM Energy: full depth reclamation work on Route 4013 (North Hollow) from Coudersport Borough towards Seven Bridges. Road closure with detour in place.

● Public-Private Partnership with PWK Partners: bridge replacement on West Main Street in Roulette Township with detour in place.

For more information, visit or call 814-274-9181

Penn State DuBois Welcomes New Students for Kickoff of Academic Year

DuBOIS – Chancellor M. Scott McBride, on behalf of all campus faculty and staff, welcomed new freshmen to Penn State DuBois during Convocation ceremonies on Thursday in the campus gymnasium, opening up the two-day New Student Orientation.
"New students, today marks the beginning of the rest of your life. The opportunity to earn a coveted Penn State degree is why you are here, but it is far from the only life-changing thing that you will take away from your Penn State experience. You will discover your passions, your capacity for tolerance and understanding, and your ability to dig deep within yourself to achieve far more than you ever thought possible. It's a time for personal growth, taking responsibility for your own journey, and finding your own path to reach your goals," McBride said.

New freshmen at Penn State DuBois this fall come from nearly every local community in the region, as well as across the country, and around the world. Director of enrollment Melissa Duttry shared, "Some of you have travelled far to get here. Our longest journey was 8,642 miles, from Thailand. In the bleachers today, we have students from 4 different countries, 11 different states, and 25 Pennsylvania counties. You are representing 80 different high schools."

With such diversity in the backgrounds of those who make up the campus community, McBride also celebrated the campus' commitment to unity. Pointing to recent events, like those at the University of Virginia, McBride stressed the role that institutions of higher education must play in society. He said, "As a community of scholars and global citizens, we are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment that respects and honors the dignity and essential worth of all individuals, regardless of historic prejudice or the ways that we may differ. Indeed, history is full of examples of how ignorance and hate can poison and ruin a society. We’ve witnessed and fought against such hate in every generation, both at home and abroad. This is why education is, and always will be, the vehicle for fostering tolerance and understanding, and to building civil societies."

McBride also encouraged students to become active outside of the classroom, to join clubs, and participate in service projects that will help them to round out their education. Brining his address full circle, McBride explained that these activities will help students to achieve the most personal growth possible, and that serving others will open doors to self-improvement.

"For many of our students, service to others becomes a deeply meaningful part of their learning experience at Penn State DuBois. Participating in community projects, raising money for charity, donating time to programs that assist children or senior citizens are some of the rewarding ways that students give back to others," McBride said. "In fact, in a single academic year, our student clubs and organizations have managed to complete an impressive 6,000 hours of community service. By serving others, everyone wins. We learn life’s lessons, new skills, and become more civically engaged. It’s through these experiences we realize that, as stakeholders, we are the owners and benefactors of building better communities for ourselves, our families, and our fellow citizens."

As part of orientation, all new students at Penn State DuBois participate in Community Outreach Day, a day of service spent volunteering at local organizations and charities, performing various tasks and giving back to the community. Outreach Day takes place on Friday, the second day of orientation. Students spent the remainder of Thursday getting to know one another through icebreaker exercises, becoming familiar with the campus through tours and interaction with faculty, and meeting with academic advisors.

Chancellor M. Scott McBride led freshmen in the Penn State DuBois Induction Pledge, officially welcoming them as new students at the campus, during Convocation ceremonies on Thursday.

Smethport Fire Dept. Dispatched For Automatic Fire Alarm

At 12:39 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 619 West Main Street for a automatic fire alarm from the garage area.
Additional Smethport units recalled per Chief 210.

John Watters Wins Rush Late Model Race At McKean County Raceway

August 17, 2017
(By Mike Leone)

(East Smethport, PA)...After the wildly successful "Jook George Steel City Classic" on Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance was right back in action on Thursday night at McKean County Raceway for the first of two appearances during the 2017 season. Despite a bleak forecast of 80% chance of rain, drivers from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia were on hand, and the races were moved along quickly just beating the fast closing storm system with the feature in the record books by 8:30 p.m. The event was race night number two as part of the 112th annual McKean County Fair.

After an early heat race tangle, John Waters made his way through the field to make
the feature redraw. Waters then drew the pole position and went out and dominated the 25-lap feature earning his second win of the season and eighth consecutive top five finish! The defending Series champion closed the gap to just four points on point leader Bryce Davis, who dropped out of the event. Waters, who was chosen as the Maxima Racing Oil "Maximum Performance" award winner, becomes the sixth different winner in six McKean County Fair events run.

"I have to thank the guys we've been working on this all week to get it back up to par," explained the 36-year-old Whitesville, NY victor. "We spent the extra time on it and it really worked out. I have to thank Cale Schwartzmiller. He drew me the number one pill and that was the deciding factor tonight with a stout field like this on a hammer down track. It was pretty decent, had some characteristics to it; you had to race it. I saw (Mike) Pegher got up to second on the scoreboard. I just had to hit my marks, hold my line, and if he passed me he passed me. I kind of laid off the last five laps knowing it was only 25 laps tonight so I didn't catch that lapped traffic. I figured if I saw Mike's nose underneath me I'd pick it up. I'd like to thank the fans for coming out and supporting the track and fair, and (Chris) Zuver for keeping plugging along here."

Waters took off on the start with Jason Knowles, Wyatt Scott, and Mike Pegher, Jr. moving past Brian Swank for positions two through five on the opening lap. Pegher put the heat on Scott on lap two and by lap four the two closed in on Knowles making it a three-car race for second as Waters pulled away. Bill Kessler spun to bring out the first caution with six laps completed, and on the ensuing restart a three-car accident occurred on the backstretch involving Mike Wonderling, Jr., Brad Mesler, and Brian Knowles.

Back under green flag racing, Pegher again put the heat on Scott in the battle for third as the duo raced side-by-side for five laps between laps 10-14 before Pegher finally made the pass stick in turn four before a caution for rookie Kyle Murray. Following the event's final caution for a spin by Paul Norman with 15 laps completed, Pegher moved past Knowles for second. Davis had worked his way from ninth to fifth before dropping out on lap 22.

Pegher would close slightly in the final 10 caution-free laps, but Waters' lead was too big and he never had to deal with lapped traffic. Waters earned his seventh career Sweeney Tour victory in the Dale LeBarron-owned, Troups Creek Heating/Bernie's Place/Accu-Force/Close Racing Supply/Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuel/Fox Shocks/Otis Division/Fastline Performance/Troups Creek Heating/Regenerage, Forestry Management/Atkins Appraisal/TCAP/Stan's Transmissions-sponsored #11L.

Fresh off his first Sweeney Tour win in nearly 15 months last Saturday at Pittsburgh, Pegher garnered his fourth runner-up finish of the season and seventh podium in just eight starts! "Hats off to John (Waters), but unfortunately my crew guy pulled him a number one pill," joked the 31-year-old Cranberry Township, Pa. runner-up finisher. "I wish it would have been for me, but he was good. Even when we got to second, I don't think we had anything for him. Overall with a bad pill draw at the beginning of the night, we'll take a second. I have to thank the owners Brian (Swank) and Jerry (Haseleu), my sponsors, and everyone that comes to help us to make this thing go together. It was also impressive what Brian did racing here tonight. This was probably the fastest track he's ever been on for traction."

Knowles' third place matched his best Sweeney Tour finish since July 1, 2016 at Lernerville Speedway as he overtook his brother Brian for fourth place in points. "I was just telling him (Pegher) on that last restart I kind of peeked to the inside and I saw white and I just couldn't chop him off," described the 35-year-old Addison, NY third place finisher. "We've had a real bad middle of the summer so I figured third is better than nothing. I didn't want to crash everyone and myself. I've done enough of that this year. We've either been caught up in stuff not of our doing or equipment failures. To finish third tonight hopefully we can really turn things around the rest of the summer and fall. My crew really busts their butts out there. If it wasn't for my wife I couldn't do this. She's out in the garage and helping even more than I do I think sometimes. She's the real backbone of what we do. I have to thank my dad. He got us into this. Also have to thank all of my sponsors and everyone that helps out."

Scott held off his good friend Eric Wilson for fourth to garner his best career Sweeney Tour finish in his fourth season of racing for the 2016 "Futures Cup" Champion. Wilson had a good run after starting 12th to finish fifth and earned the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card.

Swank dropped to sixth, but the 51-year-old Morgantown, West Virginia second-year racer was able to record his best career Sweeney Tour finish beating his first top 10 in eighth last month at Expo Speedway. Andy Michael, Steve LeBarron, Murray, and 17th starting R.J. Pistner were seventh through 10th. Bill Kessler was the final car on the lead lap in 13th and received a $25 gift certificate. Touring Series regular, Tony White, blew an engine and was given the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night".

Heat winners were Davis, Michael, and Jason Knowles. Brian Knowles won his first K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash of the season for a $100 K&N certificate. Murray was second for a $50 K&N certificate, while Wilson added $25 cash for finishing third.

Headline Harrisburg By Rep. Matt Gabler

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Friday, August 18, 2017
The latest news from the State Capitol 
School bells will be ringing….in the 75th Legislative District starting on the following dates:
  • Brockway Area (Tuesday, Aug. 29)
  • Clearfield Area (Monday, Aug. 28)
  • DuBois Area (Tuesday, Aug. 29)
  • Forest Area (Tuesday, Aug. 29)
  • Johnsonburg Area (Thursday, Aug. 24)
  • Kane Area (Wednesday, Aug. 23)
  • Ridgway Area (Thursday, Aug. 24)
  • Saint Marys Area (Thursday, Aug. 24)
  • West Branch Area (Monday, Aug. 28)
Please allow extra time if your travels take you along school bus routes and be wary of students walking to and from school. Pennsylvania law requires motorists stop at least 10 feet away from school buses when their red lights are flashing and their stop arm is extended. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm is withdrawn. Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.

Penalties for failure to obey school bus safety laws can result in a $250 fine, five points on a driving record and a 60-day license suspension.

Parents are reminded to ensure that their children are at the bus stop early to avoid rushing. Students should stay where the bus driver can see them while boarding or exiting the bus.
Protecting You from Scams - To better protect consumers from financial scams, the Office of Attorney General has created a unit dedicated to consumer financial protection.

The effort will focus on lenders that prey on seniors, families with students, and military service members, including for-profit colleges and mortgage and student loan servicers.

If you think you’ve been scammed, call the attorney general’s office at 1-800-441-2555 or send an email to

In 2016, the Office of Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau handled 19,727 consumer complaints and returned a total of $8.5 million in restitution to consumers.
Batter Up - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched a web page,, to provide real-time travel and alternate-route information to assist motorists traveling to the Little League World Series in Williamsport Aug. 17-27.

The new page, hosted through the department’s traveler information website, is dedicated to monitoring traffic conditions on the primary travel routes to the event. Travel times and alerts are listed for: Route 15 south to Route 220 to Market Street; Route 15 north; Interstate 80 east to Route 220 north to Market Street; and I-80 west to Route 15 north.

The page includes the average travel time for the primary route, as well as one or two alternate routes. Users can see incidents, construction, weather forecasts and alerts, traffic cameras, and traffic speeds on the map. Maps showing traffic trends on each day of the event in the previous three years are also available.

In addition to Little League World Series information, motorists can use to check conditions on nearly 40,000 roadway miles in Pennsylvania. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.