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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mansfield & Big Elm Dispatched To Crash In Rutland Township

At 10:31 PM on Saturday, Mansfield and Big Elm Fire Depts. have been dispatched to Rutland Township at the intersection of Reynolds Road & Big Elk Run Road for a motor vehicle crash. Unknown if injuries.

With 11 place winners, Coudy takes second at the Mercer Wrestling Tournament.

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Clarksville Dispatched To Vehicle Crash With Ejection

At 9:15 PM on Saturday, Clarksville has been dispatched to County Road 1 near the Roberts Road for a vehicle accident with ejection of one patient.
Request ambulance from Cuba & Olean 10 to scene.
Cuba ambulance diverted to stand by at Clarksville.

Friendship requested to shut road down at Roberts Road intersection. Mercy Flight requested to firemen's park for ejected victim with head injury. 

There is only one patient, en route to LZ. Mercy Flight landed at 9:48. Airborne at 10:04 PM to ECMC in Buffalo.

Swim Teams Host Alfred State on Senior Day

By Scott Elliott
BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford men’s swimming team won its third straight dual Saturday, defeating Alfred State 149-112, while the women were edged 176-57.

The Panther men won a total of 11 events and set a Pitt-Bradford pool record in the 400-yard medley relay.

Carey Behm was a double-winner, taking first in the 500-yard and 1,000-yard free swims. Nicholas Boyd won three events, finishing tops in the 50-yard free, 100-yard free and 100-yard back races. Lucas Cerchiaro took first in the 200-yard free and butterfly events, and Corey Koss won the 100-yard back race. Koss and Cerchiaro tied for first in the 200-yard back, finishing in an identical time of 2:05.64.

The 400-yard medley relay of Cerchiaro, Behm, Koss and Boyd finished in 3:22.49, besting the pool record held previously by Buffalo State. The 200-yard medley relay of Koss, Noah Frederick, Devyn Condon and Mitchell Smith was also victorious.

In other results, Condon took second in the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard free and 200-yard butterfly, and Frederick was second in the 100-yard breast and 400-yard individual medley.

The women were led by senior Elizabeth Prager, who was honored prior to the start of the dual for her four-year career at Pitt-Bradford. It was the teams’ final home dual of the season.

Prager won the 100-yard back and 200-yard back, and Rebecca Avery took first in the 100-yard butterfly.

Jillian Wright was runner-up in the 100-yard breast and 200-yard breast, Avery placed third in the 50-yard free and 100-yard free, and Wenjing Miao took fourth in the 100-yard breast and 100-yard back.

The 200-yard medley relay of Prager, Wright, Avery and Miao finished second.

The Pitt-Bradford swim teams wrap up the regular season next Saturday at Penn State Behrend.

NCAA DIII MBB Score: Pitt-Bradford 75, La Roche 74

By Scott Elliott
Pitt-Bradford Men Survive Wild Finish to Stun La Roche

BRADFORD, Pa. - Fateem Brockington hit the game-winning shot with five seconds remaining and the Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team survived a frantic finish to edge La Roche, 75-74, Saturday afternoon.

The Redhawks entered the contest atop the league standings with a mark of 8-1, yet the Panthers led for nearly 37 minutes and overcame poor outside shooting to knock off the visitors.

La Roche erased a nine-point deficit over the final 3:22 to tie game at 73 with 15 seconds left on Arnes Bajgora’s three from the wing. Pitt-Bradford aided the Redhawks’ comeback attempt by missing a pair of shots and turning the ball over three times.

Following Bajgora’s three, Fateem Brockington drove the lane and hit a pull-up jumper, giving the Panthers a 75-73 lead, and then chaos ensued.

Out of a La Roche timeout, Pitt-Bradford’s Dylan Niedermeyer stole Dion Etheridge’s inbounds pass near half-court. The Redhawks immediately fouled, and Niedermeyer lost his balance, crashing to the floor. His momentum from making the steal carried him underneath the Panthers’ basket.

Pitt-Bradford was assessed a Class B technical foul when Tim Atkinson rushed over from the bench to help Niedermeyer up. La Roche was awarded one free throw and converted, and Niedermeyer went to the line at the other end with a chance to ice the game. He missed the front-end of the one-and-one and was whistled for a foul as La Roche’s Ray Quan Phifer attempted to push the ball up the court with two seconds remaining.

With the student section at a fever-pitch, Phifer missed his free throw shot with 0.6 seconds left on the clock, and Evan Greening tipped the ball into the corner to preserve the win.

Pitt-Bradford built a 13-point first-half lead, ignited by the play of Sahlil Harris off the bench. His and-one play fueled a stretch of nine-straight points by the Panthers midway through the half, and his jumper shortly before the buzzer gave the home team a 38-31 lead at the break.

La Roche tied the game on four separate occasions in the second half, yet could never jump ahead as the Panthers answered each time. Brockington’s and-one play with 3:22 remaining pushed Pitt-Bradford’s deficit to nine, setting the stage for a wild finish.

The Panthers shot 46 percent from the floor, but struggled from long-range going 4-16. They were 15-19 from the charity stripe and outscored the Redhawks by 12 in the paint. La Roche hit 44 percent of its attempts and connected for nine threes to claw back.

Harris finished with a career-high 25 points on 9-13 shooting, and Greening collected his 14th double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and pulling down 14 boards. His rebound shortly before halftime gave him 1,000 for his career. Brockington added 15 points, and Jon Haenel netted four steals.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 8-8 on the year and 6-5 in the AMCC. The Panthers travel to Alfred State Wednesday for a mid-week contest.

LA ROCHE (74)
Bonnaure 6-7-7-21, Gould 5-1-2-14, Philfer 6-0-2-12, Bajgora 3-0-0-8, Etheridge 3-0-0-7, Abreu 1-2-4-5, Thomas 2-0-0-4, Norkus 1-0-3-2, Darius 0-1-2-1. 27-11-20-74.
PITT_BRADFORD(75)
Harris 9-5-5-25, Greening 7-2-3-16, Brockington 5-4-5-15, Welch 1-4-4-7, Niedermeyer 3-0-1-6, Perkins 2-0-0-4, Haenel 1-0-0-2, Atkinson 0-0-0-0, Kinsey 0-0-1-0, Sutton 0-0-0-0. 28-15-19-75.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 38-31
3-Point FG's: La Roche - Gould 3, Bonnaure 2, Bajgora 2, Abreu 1, Etheridge 1; Pitt-Bradford - Harris 2, Brockington 1, Welch 1

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N. Joan Stephen, 89, of Portville, NY

N. Joan Stephen
“local poet”

PORTVILLE, NY---N. Joan Stephen, 89, of Portville, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA.

Born on October 15, 1927 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Howard and Marion Holcomb Brundage. In 1948 in Westons Mills, she married William N. “Bill” Stephen, who passed away on October 10, 2004.

Joan was a graduate of Olean High School, Class of 1945. She also attended the Pittsburgh Art Institute. 

Joan had been employed in the offices of the former Haseloff Motors in Olean and the Portville Central School. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Portside Motel and Portville Storage, both in Portville, until they were sold. She was employed by her son at Wayne Paving in Shinglehouse until retiring in 1992. She also enjoyed helping her daughter, Jan, at Jan’s Restaurant in Portville.

Joan loved to write and paint. Over the years, her writings and poems appeared in many publications including the Buffalo News, the Olean Times Herald, Grit Magazine, and the Patriot and Free Press in Cuba.

Surviving are two sons, William H. (Marlene) Stephen of Ceres, NY and Wayne A. (Lisa) Stephen of Cuba, NY; two daughters, Jan M. Jadlowski of Portville and Julie Bonhoff of Fort Myers, Florida; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Stephen of Garner, NC and Martha Barlet of Underwood, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Brundage.

Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


To express condolences or share a fond memory of Joan, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Hamlin Township, Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Crash On Shawmutt Grade Road

At 5:32 PM on Saturday, Hamlin Township Fire, QRS, and Mt. Jewett Ambulance dispatched to the 1000 block of Shawmutt Grade Road in Sargeant Township, for a vehicle over the embankment. Possible one injury.
5:44 PM--Recall  by Chief 20.

Bradford Dispatched For Motorcycle Accident On Interstate Parkway

At 4:17 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. and Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to Interstate Parkway near the New York line for a victim of a motorcycle accident. Unknown if in NY or PA.

NCAA DIII WBB Score: La Roche 57, Pitt-Bradford 56

by Scott Elliott
Panther Women Can't Complete Upset of La Roche

BRADFORD, Pa. - La Roche scored the game-winning basket with one minute remaining and held on to beat the Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team, 57-56, Saturday afternoon at the KOA Arena.

Billed the AMCC Game of the Week, the matchup of the league’s top two teams lived up to the hype and then some. The game was tied at 44 after three quarters and the lead exchanged hands 10 times over the final 10 minutes.

Trailing 52-49, La Roche scored four straight points to go ahead by one with 3:07 remaining. Following a Pitt-Bradford timeout, Darien Lantz found Brittany Watts free in the lane, and she scored to push the Panthers in front 54-53.

The Redhawks scored on the ensuing possession, but Pitt-Bradford retook the lead on Watts’ second straight basket with 2:15 remaining. The teams traded empty possessions, and off an offensive rebound, the Redhawks’ Mackenzie O’Donnell knocked down a 15-foot jumper to make it 57-56.

Ali Rinfrette was whistled for traveling on the subsequent play, yet the Panthers forced a turnover of their own with 20 seconds left.

Watts had the ball poked away underneath with three seconds remaining, and the Panthers called a timeout to set-up one final play. Rinfrette got free for a shot from the right wing, but it grazed off the front-end of the basket, and the Redhawks escaped with their perfect conference record intact.

Pitt-Bradford trailed much of the first half before closing the period on a 10-4 run, capped by Anna Colebert’s jumper in the paint with 56 seconds left, to lead 29-28 at halftime.

Neither team shot the ball particularly well from the field, nor forced the volume of turnovers they generally do. Pitt-Bradford hit at a 36 percent clip, the Redhawks shot 34 percent, and they combined for just seven made threes. The Panthers outrebounded the Redhawks 47-39 and held a 32-28 scoring edge in the paint.

Watts led Pitt-Bradford with 12 points on 6-10 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double. Kaserra Owens finished with 11 points, five rebounds, and four steals while holding the Redhawks’ TiChina Mitchell relatively in check all game. Mitchell entered the contest averaging more than 27 points per game and was held six points below her season-average.

Colebert totaled 10 points, and Lantz added nine points and three assists. Rinfrette, the team’s leading scorer, battled foul trouble and was limited to a season-low six points.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 9-8 on the season and 7-4 in the AMCC. The Panthers travel to Alfred State Wednesday for a late-season non-conference matchup. 

LA ROCHE(57)
Mitchell 7-4-6-21, Harris 6-3-3-15, O'Donnell 6-2-5-14, Johnson 2-0-0-5, Schifino 1-0-0-2, Regan 0-0-0-0, Brown 0-0-0-0. 22-9-14-57.
PITT-BRADFORD(56)
Watts 6-0-0-12, Owens 5-1-1-11, Colebert 4-0-0-10, Lantz 3-2-2-9, Rinfrette 2-2-4-6, Maciag 2-0-0-4, Isenberg 2-0-0-4, Guengerich 0-0-0-0, Stringer 0-0-0-0. 24-5-7-56.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 29-28
3 Point FG's: La Roche - Mitchell 3, Johnson 1; Pitt-Bradford - Colebert 2, Lantz 1.

Franklinville & Lyndon Dispatched for Victim of ATV Crash

At 3:18 PM on Saturday, Franklinville  and Lyndon Fire Depts, EMS & Olean 10 have been dispatched to the area of 7027 Town Line Road for a 60 year old male with a throat laceration at the scene of an ATV accident 1 mile into the woods.
Mercy Flight is en route.

David P. Wolz, 64, of Gaines, PA

David P. Wolz

David P. Wolz, 64, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. 

US Air Force
Born December 23, 1952 in Alexandria, VA, he was a son of the late David and Jean (Chase) Wolz. 

He was a Veteran having served in the United States Air Force. 

On November 10, 1979, in Gaines, he married the former Diane Shelley, who survives. 

Dave was the warehouse manager at Lush Brothers in Galeton and then retired from Denny Electric in Wellsboro. 

 He greatly enjoyed playing computer games, playing in pinochle tournaments, mowing, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, Diane Wolz are a son, David Wolz, Gaines; a daughter, Christie (Glenn Sweeley) Wolz, Galeton; a sister, Lynda (Jerry) Hinkle, Pinson, AL; was Pappy to four grandchildren, Spencer Allen Sweeley, Lanie Jean Sweeley, Courtney Rae Watkins, and Madalinn Audrey Wolz; and his dog, Duke. I

n addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased by a granddaughter, Maddison Lynn Sweeley and a sister, Sharon Bridgeman. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm with Funeral Services following at 7:00pm. The Rev. Brent Baker will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Corning Guthrie Cancer Center.

Free Spaghetti dinner from 4-6pm today at Sweden Valley UM Church.

Free Spaghetti dinner from 4-6pm today at Sweden Valley UM Church.

Edna I Dutton, 84, formerly of Pierce Brook, East Smethport, PA

Edna Dutton

NEW CASTLE — Edna I Dutton, 84, formerly of Pierce Brook, East Smethport, PA passed away Thursday (Jan. 19, 2017) in The Grove at New Castle following a lengthy illness.

Born June 26, 1932, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Charles A. and Irene L. Hunt Wandover.

Edna was a graduate of Otto High School, attended Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, and received her degree in education from Mansfield University. She spent most of her life on Pierce Brook in East Smethport prior to moving to be closer to her children.

Mrs. Dutton was employed by several McKean County Schools as an art teacher. She also served several years in children’s ministry for the Free Methodist Church Campground in Kane, as well as teaching Sunday School for many years in the Free Methodist Church. She played piano and organ for the Free Methodist Church, too. Edna served on the church board and as delegate for the Free Methodist Church many times.

Surviving are three sons, Theodore (Denise) Dutton of Centreville,Va., Nathan (Cynthia) Dutton of Gahanna, Ohio , and Jonathan Dutton of Erie; one daughter, Patricia (James) Dutton-Moose; five grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Wandover in South Carolina and Charles Thomas “Tom” Wandover in Florida; a sister, Lydia (Thomas) Brockway of Eldred; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred from 2 to 4 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held. Burial will follow in Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint.

Memorial contributions may be made to International Child Care Ministries, 770 N. High School St., Indianapolis, IN 46214.

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Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To ATV Crash With Injury

At 12:33 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Honeoye Road, 1 mile from the borough, for an ATV accident with one person with a head injury. Pennsylvania State Police are on scene.

Genesee Twp. sees leadership shuffle for new year

By Sharon Corderman

Genesee Township is going into the new year with some change in
leadership and some carryover of old issues, including a civil suit
involving an alleged Sunshine Law violation and a grievance regarding
the community garbage policy. The board of supervisors, chaired last
year by Dann Thompson, will be led in 2017 by Scot Miller.

Miller was nominated for chairman by Supervisor Scott Luce, with a
second by Miller. The action was opposed by Thompson. Miller then
nominated Luce for vice-chair, with a second by Luce and a nay vote
from Thompson.

Secretary Kristine Smith will continue in her position, at her current
wage, but supervisors agreed to discontinue the vacation benefit,
while retaining the six sick days. Smith has served as secretary since
March 2016 and recently received a pay increase. Thompson, who said he
was unaware of the wage adjustment, voted against it and said he
considers it “atrocious” to provide benefits to a part-time employee.

Colby Cooney, who has served as temporary roadmaster since Aug. 2015
except for a short period last winter when Thompson filled the role,
was named roadmaster upon the resignation of Tim Elliott, who had held
the position and has been on leave due to injury. No changes were made
to Cooney’s wages and he will continue to be allowed six sick days per
year. The position includes two weeks vacation after a year. Milller
and Luce voted for these actions, while Thompson voted against
changing the position from a temporary status, but in favor of the
benefits.

The other full-time road crew position was also changed from a
temporary status, with Miller noting that the employee in this
position has worked for the township full-time for more than a year.
Wages for the position remain the same. Thompson voted against the
decision.

Billy Braun was reappointed as building permit officer, at the same
compensation as last year. Braun noted that he will continue to
decline any payment for his service. “You can put it in the budget,”
he told supervisors, “but I don’t want anything.” Braun will also
serve as vacancy board chairman.

Briana Calcote was chosen to fill a auditor’s seat made vacant by the
resignation of Sarah Miller.

After some contentious discussion, supervisors voted unanimously to
continue with the $50 annual garbage fee and a $2 per bag sticker fee,
with the option to revisit both decisions. All permit fees and tax
allotments will remain the same, as well.

At the conclusion of the organizational meeting, Miller opened the
regular monthly meeting by saying he believes the township has a lot
to offer. “We have a nice park, a nice little downtown area, and we
have great employees,” he said, adding that everyone should count
their blessings and work together, instead of against one another.

A resident said that while that sounds good, it didn’t appear to him
that Miller and Luce were trying very hard to work with Thompson.
Miller replied that when someone has filed a lawsuit against another
it makes it difficult to work together, referring to the suit against
the township and supervisors Miller and Luce in which Thompson is a
plaintiff, along with residents Rance Baxter and Dennis Matteson.

Baxter and Matteson once again asked supervisors to eliminate the $50
annual garbage fee but, after discussion and a year-end report by the
secretary showing the solid waste fund with a financial deficit if the
FEMA-approved rate for truck usage and other apportioned costs are
included in the calculation, Miller said he has no intention of
changing the program at this time. Matteson said he wants it put in
the minutes that Miller refused to consider an alternate plan. Miller
said options have been discussed and considered and he doesn’t think
any change is warranted.

Meetings will continue to be held the first Tuesday of each month
(with the exception of November) at 7 p.m. at the firehall.

Portville Dispatched To Crash On Olean-Portville Road

At 10:53 AM on Saturday, Portville Fire & Ambulance with Olean 10, have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash in front of Pizza Land on the Olean-Portville Road. One female is reported injured.

Jessica Ann Hanchett, 27, formerly of 3293 Proctor Road, Wellsville, NY

Jessica Ann Hanchet

Wellsville, NY - Jessica Ann Hanchett, 27, formerly of 3293 Proctor Road died on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Buffalo. 

She was born October 18, 1989 in Wellsville the daughter of Michael and Lisa (Forness) Ainsworth.

Jessica was a 2007 graduate of Whitesville High School and attended Finger Lakes Community College. 

She was employed as a private duty healthcare aide in the Wellsville and Whitesville area for several years; until she moved to Buffalo a year ago. She loved playing softball, Basketball and Soccer for Whitesville while in high school and soccer for Fingerlakes. For the past several years she played with the Wellsville Women’s Slow Pitch Softball League. She enjoyed spending time with her family who will miss her wonderful sense of humor.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Whitesville, are two sisters, Courtney Ainsworth and Serena Ainsworth both of Whitesville, one brother, Joshua Hanchett of Wellsville, maternal grandparents, Tom and Marilyn Forness of Wellsville, paternal grandparents, Bonnie and Terry Timmerman of Whitesville, aunts and uncles, Kelly and Dan Goodridge, Chris and Jamie Forness, Kara and Michael Bowers, and Kim Forness, two great grandmothers, Dot Lerch of Ulysses, PA and Ruth (Lemar) Solley of Zephyrhills, FL, as well several beloved cousins. 

She was predeceased by two uncles, Pat Forness and Dan Ainsworth.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. The funeral follow visitation at 7:00 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Women’s Slow Pitch Softball League. 

To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.

Bill Pekarski: Day 143, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski:

Day 143, Living life on my terms.

How blessed can one person be? I have to keep asking myself that question these days. First, I am blessed that God has provided me with a path to make myself well and, mainly through my writing, touch the lives of others. Second, I have a wonderful wife and family who support me when needed. Third, I have some of the best friends any person could ever hope to have.

I am starting to get off of the oxygen a little bit at home each day. Today I went off for a small period while I cleaned up myself to start my day. At first when I sat back down, my oxygen was down to around 85%, but after 2 deep breathes I was right back up to 94%. This should improve as I drop more weight and increase my stamina. Still, having a quick recovery like that is progress.

My family has been wonderful through all of my trials and turmoils over the past couple of years. My sister Anne and I try to communicate every day, even though I tend to be a little lazy about calling her. If Joe doesn’t hear anything from me for three days, he will call to make sure I am “among the living” and that things are alright. Lucia is always there when I need her as well. Her mantra for me is “you just gotta get up and do it!”

Get up and do it; that is exactly what it is time to do. I have too many things that I need to do and so many things that I want to do. Additionally, as of this week, I have something else to strive toward; an IUP friend gathering in Potter County this summer!

It was all the idea of my great friend Linda Voegler-Granite and her partners in crime; Jennifer Meliton and Jennifer Buchanan-Rapatch. These three put their minds together and decided that if Muhammed (I guess that is me) can’t come off of the mountain (referring to Potter County), maybe they should all ascend up the mountain to him!

You see, my health has prevented me from traveling to several recent alumni events and reunions that took place down state. While I was able to enjoy videos and pictures from those who did attend, I missed out on the personal interactions. I missed out on being a part of the memories and as everyone has realized by now, I am all about the memories.

It was after my story that had the photo of 15 friends huddled around a couch outside in a courtyard at IUP. Like the story said, we were living for the moment and each other. That single story started to spark ideas and inspire others in many different ways.

Having taught for a couple of years in Port Allegany, Linda was familiar with our area and she started looking into some vacation rentals and realized our area has much to offer. She found countless rentals that were available and suited the need of a “small” group.

Luckily, the property she has more or less reserved can also handle a large group, because the idea of a God’s Country Get Together took flight and has generated a great deal of interest and support. If things continue, this will not be just a small group, and I could not be happier.

The string of comments has been astonishing. Friends who have moved to even far away states are trying to make arrangements so that they can attend. They are taking ideas and running with them.

Much like the story I wrote about how a small town could survive and flourish, they have all realized that Mother Nature provides a bounty of activities available in our humble little area. Hiking, fishing, stargazing, the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, the Austin Dam and the Ice Mine are just a few of the highlights that are being considered.

All of those activities are great, but all of us are mostly looking forward to sitting around the campfire and picking up on conversations that started over 20 years ago.

I have to keep from getting too excited about all of this as things are still in the planning and development stages, but it is very hard. I have not been this eager since the IUP Marching Band came to Coudersport back in 2000.

As a group, my IUP friends and I tend to be spontaneous, down to earth, and fun loving. When I mentioned that I was related to the people who own Mort’s Meat Mafia and we might be able to contract him to provide us with some real barbeque for our gathering, they were all on board.

In fact, they really loved the name and the logo. One of the first questions was wondering if Mort had t-shirts with his logo. Now a bunch of them want to get his t-shirts for a group photo. That is just the kind of people they are, and how I miss and love them.

While at school, I often lamented on the greatness of my hometown, which before meeting me most of them had never even heard of Coudersport. After looking over things that have been posted, many of them are wondering why they never vacationed up here before.

Today I want to dedicate my progress to the three ladies who are trying to make this the best summer ever (at least for me, it would be the best summer ever!!!); Linda Voegler Granite, Jennifer Ann Meliton, and Jennifer Buchanan Rapatch. I really hope we are able to pull this off and spend time together in my mountains.

Also, before I end this story, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both Jennifer’s today, January 21. I love you girls and can’t wait to see you!

Patrick Crants Sports Photography: Girls Basketball Senior Night.

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Patrick Crants Sports Photography: Girls Basketball - Smethport @ Port.

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RECALLS

Hans Kissle Company, LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due To Potential Processing Deviation
Hans Kissle Company, LLC., a Haverhill, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,348 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential process defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.

Morris Dispatched To One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 287

At 12:42 AM on Saturday, Morris Fire & Ambulance & Wellsboro ALS have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Road and Rt. 287.

Seneca Highlands IU #9 Has Several Positions Available

Experienced Snow Plow Driver / Equipment Operator Wanted

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Public Library in Port Allegany, PA seeking Part-Time Circulation Desk Staff

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Antiques Extravaganza Auction, Saturday, January 21st At Daniel A. Carter Auctions, Allegany, NY


No Snow, But Hills Creek State Park Is Still A Go For This Saturday's Winterfest

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Concern Seeking Applicants For Positions In Wellsboro, Mansfield & Towanda

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Join Hamilton's Maple Products For Breakfast Saturdays & Sundays In Ulysses

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For Experienced Registered Nurses.

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West End Trailblazers Snowmobile Club 15th Annual Winterfest Set For January 28th In Roulette, PA .

Huge Selection From Ten Local LuLaRoe Consultants Saturday At St. Bernard's Event Hall In Bradford

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For RNAC.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Smethport Dispatched For Search Detail

At 11:50 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Department members have been dispatched to assemble at station for a search detail.
1:00 AM--Person has been located by State Police.

Coudersport Ambulance To Potter County Jail

At 11:46 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance & Medic 6 have been dispatched to the Potter County Jail for a male with difficulty breathing.

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST SATURDAY...

Dense Fog Advisory
Alert:

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A DENSE
FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TIMING...OVERNIGHT THROUGH SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS AS A RESULT OF GREATLY
REDUCED AND RAPIDLY FLUCTUATING VISIBILITY.

Instructions: MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO SLOW DOWN...USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND KEEP A SAFE FOLLOWING DISTANCE FROM THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU. CONSIDER ALLOWING EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. GO TO WEATHER.GOV/FOG FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FOG SAFETY.

Roulette Ambulance To Hester Avenue

At 11:35 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched with Medic 7 to Hester Avenue for a diabetic emergency.

N. Joan Stephen, 89, of Portville, NY

N. Joan Stephen 

PORTVILLE, NY---N. Joan Stephen, 89, of Portville, NY, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017, in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Blood Drive Monday At Cole Memorial IMAC Connector Sponsored By Coudersport Area Chamber Of Commerce


St. Marys Dispatched To Rollover Crash On Million Dollar Highway

At 7:21 PM on Friday, St. Marys Fire Rescue & EMS has been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash near 921 South St. Marys Street. One vehicle is rolled over. This is in the area of the Kwik Fill.
Report 32 year old male entrapped in the vehicle.

Heavy Rainfall Predicted Sunday Into Tuesday; Be Alert For Potential Flooding

The Commonwealth Watch and Warning Center (CWWC) is monitoring a potential heavy rain that is anticipated to enter the Commonwealth on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Please remain alert of changing conditions and ensure your agency remains available to support the counties and CWWC if needed. Report any unmet needs or concerns to the CWWC.

I wanted to get a quick update out this afternoon before the weekend to highlight the heavy rainfall that is expected beginning Sunday into Tuesday and the flood potential that may exist across large portions of the mid-Atlantic.

* At this time, we do not have any forecast points projected to flood. However our forecasts only go out thru Monday morning. Heavy rain is expected to continue into Tuesday.
* Current forecasts have up to 1.5 inches of rain thru Monday morning with heaviest amounts primarily across Virginia and into Maryland
* Rainfall is expected to continue Tuesday with an additional inch or more possible with heaviest amounts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. However some of this may fall as snow especially in higher elevations and across more northern reaches
* MMEFS ( http://www.weather.gov/erh/mmefs ) is showing many locations with the potential for rises to minor flooding and even moderate flooding early next week. The areas of highest risk at this time are in western Maryland and eastern West Virginia. However, flood potential is being shown in other parts of Virginia and New Jersey as well.

We will continue to update forecasts throughout the weekend. Please continue to monitor our website at http://www.weather.gov/marfc/ and our briefing page at http://www.weather.gov/marfc/self_briefing

Rob Shedd
Service Coordination Hydrologist
NWS/Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center
(814) 231-2438

Otto Township Resonds To Rollover Crash On Looker Montain Trail Last Monday

https://www.facebook.com/Otto-Township-Fire-Department-499227193506020/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Roulette Ambulance To Pine Lane

At 6:01 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Pine Lane for a patient with a  medical emergency.

UPB Baseball to Hosting Sporting Clays Fundraising Shoot Jan. 28

BRADFORD, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford baseball team will be hosting a sporting clays fundraising shoot Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Bradford Gun Club.

The entry fee is $50 and includes 100 sporting clays and a lunch buffet. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and a shotgun start follows at 10 a.m. Participants will shoot 50 targets during the morning session and another 50 after lunch. Prizes will be awarded to the top marksmen, and the baseball team will be hosting drawings throughout the event.

All proceeds raised go directly toward funding the team’s annual spring break trip to Ft. Myers, Fla. The Panthers are slated to play nine games in Florida this year against teams from Massachusetts, Minnesota and Ohio.

For more information, contact Mike Schuler at 814-598-2186 or head baseball coach Zach Foster at 814-362-7537.

Scarnati Announces Senate Republican Standing Committee Memberships for 2017-2018

http://www.senatorscarnati.com/scarnati-announces-senate-republican-standing-committee-memberships-for-2017-2018/



Vince Miller is the latest new member of the Galeton Rotary Club

Vince Miller is the latest new member of the Galeton Rotary Club. Vince is being presented with his Rotary pin by the club president Buddy Sutton. Vince has been a very active businessman in Galeton for many years. Vince also is very active in many community organizations including the Goodyear Hose Company where he faithfully served that organization in many leadership rolls.

Jay Township Dispatched For Mutual Aid To Structure Fire On Bennetts Valley Highway

At 4:45 PM on Friday, Jay Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched mutual aid with one tanker to a structure fire at 9532 Bennetts Valley highway.