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Ham & Leek Smorgasbord, Germania, PA

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Consignments Welcome For Carter's Spring Consignment Auction on Saturday, May 19th

Rotary Celebrates Paul Harris

The Port Allegany Rotary Club held a weekly meeting Thursday night at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church and celebrated the Paul Harris Fellows of the club on Paul Harris’s birthday.

The Paul Harris Fellow Birthday Celebration was organized by Tony Flint.

The newest PHF named were Debbie Mallery and Nicole Larsen. Also celebrated were Christa Schott with PHF+5; George Baxter with PHF+1 and John Robinson with PHF+2. Those Rotarians are pictured with club president Anna Fair and District Governor Elect Scott Bayline.

Also pictured are all club members and others present who have been named Paul Harris Fellows. They are (front row, left to right) John Mallery, Anna Fair, Kathie Bayline, Lynn Cox, George Baxter, Charlie Cox; (back) Marty Moses, Tony Flint, Debbie Mallery, Jerry Goodrich, Dave Fair, Christa Schott, Johns Robinson, Kari Stake, Jason Stake, Scott Bayline, Nicole Larsen, Ki Bayline, Pam Fischer and Frank Rackish.

Port Allegany 2018 Prom Court Announced

Pam Fischer photo
The Junior Class of Port Allegany High School has announced the 2018 Prom Court as follows: David Talington aka "Scoop", Julia Young, Rosey Thomas, Brianna Roys, Jake Kallenborn, Tyler Lashway, Caroline Wise and Mauley Fox. Missing from the photo is Payton Caden. 

The prom will be held at the Star Hose Fire Co. #1 Banquet Room from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28th. Crowning will be held at 9 p.m. and parents and other guests are invited to arrive at 8:55 p.m. and welcome to stay through the end of the court dance. 

 The theme for this year’s prom is Once Upon a Time. Music will be provided by DJ Mick McMillan. Seth Lowery is the prom advisor.

Syrian Poetry Reading, Thursday, May 3 at 7pm at the JCC Cutco Theater

The Olean Public Literary Series, along with the Jamestown Community College, are honored to present a reading of Syrian poetry by Hussam Jefee-Bahloul and Alma Nizam on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Cutco Theater, JCC Cattaraugus County Campus, Olean, N.Y.

Hussam Jefee-Bahloul is a Syrian born poet who works as a psychiatrist and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts. He is the founder of the Ta'sheeq project which presents Syrian poetry as a multi-sensory experience with readings and musical accompaniment.

Alma Nizam is a Syrian poet, pharmacist, and member of the Ta'sheeq project. She is a published poet and has been featured in many poetry readings across the U.S.

The reading is free and open to the public!!

Hope to see you all there!!

The Olean Public Library will be hosting a poetry writing workshop

The Olean Public Library will be hosting a poetry writing workshop led by poet Sherry Robbins on Tuesday, May 1st from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

Sherry has two chapbooks of poetry, has had her poems published in a number of literary journals and anthologies, and has conducted writing workshops throughout NY state and abroad since 1977.

For more information, or to register for the workshop (registration is not necessary) please email

Hope to see you there!!

Linda D. Cobb, age 64, of West Fifth Street, Emporium, PA

Linda D. Cobb

Linda D. Cobb, age 64, of West Fifth Street, Emporium, PA,  died Thursday, April 19, 2018, in her home.

Born May 18, 1953 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late George and Dana Eckert Dobson. On November 22, 1974 in Ridgway, she married Daniel Fred Cobb, Sr. who survives.

A resident of Emporium since 1979, Linda was a former resident of Ridgway, St. Marys, and Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was employed for many years by Sinnemahoning State Park where she held several positions before retiring in 2017 as Administrative Assistant.

Mrs. Cobb was a member of the Cameron County Christian Center in Emporium.

Survivors include: two sons, Joseph Michael Cobb of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Daniel Fred Cobb, Jr. of Emporium; one daughter, Kira Marie Cobb of Emporium; one brother, George Dobson, Jr. of St. Marys; three stepbrothers, Guy Reed of Phoenix, Arizona, Mark Reed of Treasure Lake, and Paul Reed of Philadelphia; one sister, Mary Marie Fix in Michigan; four grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Sherri Pifer of St. Marys, an affiliate of the Free Methodist denomination, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Christian Center, 240 E Fourth St., or PA DCNR, 260 Sizerville Rd., both in Emporium, PA 15834.

Fox Township Dispatched To Crash With Downed Wires & Possible Ejection

At 9:36 PM on Sunday, Fox Township Fire Department and St. Marys Medics dispatched to the area of 181 Irishtown Road for a vehicle crash into a ditch with wires down and a possible ejection. Some of the victims in this crash are walking toward St. Marys.

Belmont Firefighters Dispatched For House Fire

At 9:25 PM on Sunday, Belmont Firefighters have been dispatched to 5081 Amity Lake Road for a structure fire that is possibly out.

Black Forest Falcons Hosted Final Match of the Season

The Black Forest Falcons Youth Trap team hosted their 6th and final match of the season on Tuesday 4/17 against Portville Central School. 

While the Falcons were outshot 164 to 156, they showed continued improvement in their skills. The falcons also celebrated team member Logan Rogers’ perfect score of 25 which was shot as a make-up round for the previous week’s match.

Here are the top eight Black Forest Falcon scores for the 4/17 match. Devin Burdick - 23 Logan Rogers - 22 Owen Deutschlander - 21 Logan Hafer - 21 Miranda Harling - 19 Daniel Frame - 17 Reese Gabreski - 17 Jordan McClellan - 16 Team Score = 156 The team and coaches would like to thank everyone who has supported them this year in getting this great sport up and running!!

Wade L. Elliott, memorial service slated

Wade L. Elliott, 
memorial service slated

Port Allegany– Friends are invited to attend a visitation for Wade L. Elliott, of Port Allegany, PA to be held Apr 24, 2018, from 4 to 5 PM. in the Veterans Memorial Home, 155 South, Port Allegany, with a memorial service to follow at 5:00 pm with the Rev. Randall Headley officiating.

Mr. Elliott died Apr 14, 2018

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral homes, Inc. Port Allegany.

Ridgway Dispatched To Activated Alarm At Masonic Building

At 8:24 PM on Sunday, Ridgway Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Masoninc Building for an activated fire alarm. Alarm is from Apt. 24 on the second floor.
Alarm was for burned food. Returning & available at 8:54 PM.

Roulette Ambulance To Maple Street

At 7:04 PM on Sunday, Roulette Ambulance has been dispatched to Maple Street for a diabetic emergency.

Roulette Ambulance To Burleson Avenue

At 6:55 PM on Sunday, Roulette Ambulance & Coudersport Medic dispatched to Burleson Avenue for a patient with chest pains.

Genesee Dispatched For Wildfire

At 6:14 PM on Sunday, Genesee Firefighters were dispatched to Main Street for a wildfire. 
6:18 PM--Report Fire Contained.

First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4-22-18

by Martha Pennell,

Shared Ministry meeting will be held Tuesday, April 24th, at 7 pm at Saint Paul’s Lutheran church. 

Galeton Food pantry opens there Friday, April 27th, at 10 am. 

A sing-along around the theme of gifts will be the focus of worship Sunday, April 29th. 

 “What’s going on here?” was Pastor Tom’s message the fourth Sunday of Easter, based on John 10: 11-18. Questioners wondered why Jesus was doing what he did when he anointed a blind man with mud, restoring his sight after he washed in a pool. Jesus snatched the man back from his inability to see because he is God in person and we are sheep, Pastor Tom explained. 

In Jesus God is always acting to save. There are many images of Jesus as a shepherd committed to his flock. Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice and they follow me. I give them eternal life.” That is his pledge to everyone. 

Pastor Tom divulged “sheep” is a powerful figure of speech, assuring us God is looking for us. The beauty of seeing ourselves as sheep of the flock is we do not have to worry what will happen to us. We have ability and grace to triumph over dark issues of life. “I lay down my life for the sheep.” Jesus is humanity’s umbilical cord connecting us to God. 

 Pastor Tom suggested we use the connection with God as Peter and John did at the temple gate when they commanded a lame man to walk in Jesus’ name. He leaped up and they went into the temple to praise God. 

What is going on here? There is new life in Jesus for us and through us. Feel the connection and power, enjoy and share it!

Washington, PA Man Shot In McKean County on Saturday

A 41 year old male was shot in Hamilton Township, McKean County on Saturday.

Pennsylvania State Police at Kane said a 14 year old male from Bentleyville, PA was shooting targets at about 9:25 AM with a .223 caliber rifle when he accidentally shot the victim who is from Washington, PA.

The shooting took place at 12 Keelar Road in Hamilton Township. Police did not release the name of the victim or the shooter or indicate if the victim survived or not.

Hats Off To This Family Who Picked Up In Coudersport For Earth Day

Cheri Philpot

Wanted to share what an awesome thing these kids did today today these kids walked Coudersport and picked up trash on Main Street

Tiana, Kaylee, Chase, Cole, Hunter & Michaela.
That’s my daughter and niece and nephews. 

They did some hard work today to clean our earth

NY State Police investigate found body in the town of Portland

On April 21, 2018 at 3:20 P.M. the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) out of SP Jamestown responded to a report of a found unidentified male body located off State Hwy 20 in the town of Portland. 

An operator traveling on State Hwy 20 located the deceased. The body is scheduled for an autopsy to determine the identity and the cause of death.

This is still an ongoing investigation and no information will be given at this time.

NY State Police investigate found body in the town of Randolph

On April 21, 2018 at 5:15 P.M. the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) out of SP Jamestown responded to a report of a found unidentified male body located off Swanson Hill Road in the town of Randolph. 

 Local residents located the deceased and advised law enforcement. The body is scheduled for an autopsy to determine the identity and the cause of death.

This is still an ongoing investigation and no information will be given at this time.

Angelica Fire Department Dispatched For Brush Fire

At 3:50 PM o n Sunday, Angelica Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a brush fire on Lamont Road with exposures and heading toward the woods.

Lewis Run Dispatched To Tractor-Trailer Fire On South Avenue

At 3:18 PM on Sunday, Lewis Run Fire Department has been dispatched to a tractor-trailer fire near 1461 South Avenue. The location is near the Crosby Mini-Mart.
Bradford Township dispatched as it is in their district.
3:25 PM--RECALLED by Chief 15. Hot brakes.

Bradford Police Dispatched For Found 3 Year Old Child

At 2:39 PM on Sunday, Bradford Police dispatched to check on a found 3 year old on Euclid Avenue.

Bradford Dispatched For House Fire On Congress Street

At 2:34 PM on Sunday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to a house fire at 86 Congress Street.

Jay Township Dispatched For Large Brush Fire

At 12:31 PM on Sunday, Jay Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a brush fire.

Tiadaghton Trout Unlimited to host tree planting as part of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership

Clean water grows on trees!

WHAT: Tree planting
WHEN: Friday, April, 27 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: John Griggs farm 1187 Brown Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901
WHO: Tiadaghton Chapter #688 of Trout Unlimited

Media is invited to attend and cover a public tree-plantingof 500 treesby members of Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 and other volunteers at1187 Brown Road, Wellsboro, Pa on Friday, April 27.

This tree-planting will help launch the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, coordinated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania. The Partnership is a collaborative effort across the Pennsylvania portion of the Bay watershed, with a goal of planting 10 million new trees before the end of 2025.

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”
― Chinese proverb

“Trees, especially when alongside streams and streets, are one of the most cost-effective ways to restore and protect stream health, help keep nutrients and soils on the land, and cleanse drinking water sources,” said Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Executive Director in Pennsylvania. Simply stated, more trees benefit our farmers, our communities, and our health and welfare. Thanks to valued partners like Tiadaghton TU, this endeavor is off to resoundingly successful start.”

In the first week of the plantings, 30 partner groups will be planting more than 11,000 trees at over 50 locations.

For more information about TU Tiadaghton Chapter #688 and why it is assisting with this planting, please call President Jere White at 570-622-2167.

For more information about this planting or for assistance at the site on the day of the event, please contact. Steve Smith (CBF) 570-463-5146.

To learn more about the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, visit the website; or contact B.J. Small, Media and Communications Coordinator for CBF in Pennsylvania at (717) 200-4521; email:

Stratford Festival

"The Music Man" is an energizing show that is contagious and infectious for all ages.
Grab your passport and sign up now for Hamilton-Gibson’s 19th annual three-day three-play theatre excursion to the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada.

 See live theater productions of Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey's musical comedy '"The Music Man," William Shakespeare's tragicomedy "The Tempest," and the dramatization of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," all at the Festival Theatre in Stratford.

"The Music Man" is a love story about Marian, a librarian, and Harold Hill, a charming con man who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader so he can sell instruments and uniforms to naive citizens of the fictional town of River City, Iowa. The show includes many memorable songs, such as the rousing "Seventy-Six Trombones."

Shakespeare’s "The Tempest," a great drama of loss and reconciliation, is about a long-deposed ruler who uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. What revenge does she plan to take? The "Young love" subplot includes physical comedy, verbal humor, music and dance. Shakespeare is believed to have written "The Tempest" between 1610-11. It is thought to be the last play he wrote alone.

"To Kill A Mockingbird" is the inspiring story of justice pitted against bigotry as Atticus Finch, a white attorney, defends a falsely accused black man, which in turn gives rise to a passionate belief in Finch's young daughter for the need for moral courage and truth in a world of hatred and lies.

Coordinator Larry Biddison has conducted trips to Stratford since the 1980s. “The caliber of acting, costuming and music equals that of top Broadway productions. And Stratford has interesting restaurants, shops and sights to see,” Biddison said.

“By taking advantage of group rates, we are able to keep the cost reasonably low and at the same time support our educational and cultural programs,” said Biddison. "The cost of this year’s trip is $435 per person for those staying in a double or triple occupancy hotel room and $540 per person for those staying in a room by themselves."

Included in the price are: transportation, premium reserved seating for the three plays and accommodations at the Albert Street Inn, a centrally located hotel catering to theatergoers. Hearing devices will be provided free to those who request them. 

Meals are not included.

Space can be reserved now with a $125 per person deposit. “The sooner the better," Biddison said.

 The payment balance is due in August.

“It isn’t too early to plan for this trip. People have the opportunity to juggle their work schedules and those who need a current passport have time to apply,” Biddison said. “Americans entering the United States from Canada are required to have a passport or passport card. It takes four to six weeks to get one."

The bus will leave Whitneyville at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and return by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Other boarding sites are available en route to Stratford, which is six hours north of Wellsboro.

The Stratford trip is open on a first-come basis to adults and to children accompanied by adults, all having valid passports or passport cards 
available through some county Prothonotary offices in Pennsylvania and at the County Clerk of Court’s offices or at some local post offices in New York.

For more information or to make reservations, check or contact Larry Biddison at 570-724-4586 or To learn more about Stratford's 2018 season, visit

Country Jamboree Concert is Saturday, May 5

Take a trip through the golden years of country music with the Country Jamboree.

Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., this national touring musical revue is coming to the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. There will be costume changes, stage antics and even dancing.

Described as “like a night at the Grand Ole Opry,” vocalists and the Saddle Up All Star Band will deliver a magical concert featuring favorite Grand Ole Opry songs by well-known artists such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard.

This talented cast has performed with some of country music’s most popular artists. The music in the show runs the gamut from a poignant love song to an all-out hoedown and everything in between.

The Saddle Up All Star Band was formed in 2011 by bandleader Major McCain. Being on the road with many acts over several decades, McCain was able to assemble an outstanding group of musicians that he had continuously crossed paths with at venues across the country. He also brought two incredible female vocalists on board. Since that time the group has maintained a busy touring schedule throughout the United States and received rave reviews.

“This is an ultra entertaining show packed with a lot of real country music,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. “The Country Jamboree takes you back to when country music was really country music,” states the Las Vegas Sun.

Admission is $25, $20 for adults 65 and older and free for children 12 and under accompanied by paying adults. For more information or tickets, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

Port Allegany Dispatched To Wildfire On Route 6 West

At 1:56 PM on Sunday, Port Allegany Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 22386 Route 6 near South Freer Road for a wildfire.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Standby For Bolivar

At 1:52 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance to standby for Bolivar.

Laurelwood Inn & Steakhouse In Coudersport Seeking Part Time Help For Upcoming Tourist Season

Seneca Resources using 75 percent recycled water in shale wells

Bradford Era

Just a few years after purchasing the wastewater treatment facility at the McKean County Landfill, Seneca Resources is using 75-percent recycled water to complete its shale wells, exceeding its 50-percent goal and reducing draw from local freshwater sources for operations.

Formerly operated by Casella, the Sergeant Township facility became Seneca’s subsidiary Highland Field Services, which manages the sourcing, handling and recycling of fluids associated with the Seneca’s Appalachian development program.

In 2015, Seneca Resources had projected freshwater would account for no more than 50 percent of fluids used in well completions. But, with investments and upgrades, recycled water use comprised three-quarters of total fluid used for Seneca’s Marcellus and Utica shale well completions in 2017, up from 62 percent in fiscal 2016.

Now, in its third year of operation, Highland has become the largest industry-beneficial reuse facility in the state based on the volume of fluids handled, according to Alyson Joyce, representative of Seneca’s stakeholder relations.

Joyce told The Era that, in 2017, Highland recycled 100 percent of Seneca’s produced fluids, or 5.2 million barrels, plus an additional 2.7 million barrels of fluids generated by and received from third-party operators. 

The company estimates recycling of produced fluids can save an overage of a half-million dollars per well.

Joyce told The Era “sustainable water management is a top priority for the company.”

“The challenge nationwide for oil and gas development companies is to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our environmental impact,” spokesman Rob Boulware told The Era at the time. “The goal is to reuse every gallon of water, to eliminate freshwater services.”  Read more...

James G. Cottillion, 66, of Sarasota, FL., and formerly of Warren, PA

James Cottillion
James G. Cottillion, 66, of Sarasota, FL., and formerly of Warren, PA., died peacefully Sunday morning, April 22, 2018 at his residence.
A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Jimmie C. Baker, 69, Austin, PA

 Jimmie C. Baker

Jimmie C. Baker, 69, of 1872 Gardeau Rd, Austin, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois in DuBois, PA on Friday (April 20, 2018) afternoon.

He was born August 29, 1948 in Marlinton, West Virginia a son of the late Jesse and Leeta Gay Baker.

Vietnam War Veteran
Jimmie served two tours of duty from 1968 through 1970 with the US Army during the Vietnam War. He received the Bronze medal of Valor and seven other awards for bravery because of how dangerous his missions were. When he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant and continued as a reservist. 

He then returned to Emporium and started a logging business which he worked for many years. He later was a truck driver for over fifteen years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his dogs especially "Buster". He was a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by a son, Brad (Patience Haight) Baker, Meadville, PA; his companion, Sylvia Faulk, Austin; one granddaughter, Nevah Baker and one step granddaughter Selina Faulk; sisters, Martha Kay (Don) Sherry, Keating Summit; Linda Baker, Evans City, PA; Nancy (Chuck) Umbenhauer, Emporium.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin "Louie" and Wilbur Eugene "Beanie" Baker; two sisters, Betty Allman & Bonnie Riffle; nephew, Roy Riffle.

The family will greet friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (May 5, 2018) from 10 AM until the Time of Remembrance Memorial Service at 11:00 AM. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to any local veterans organization of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Pearl I. Kline, 74, Emporium, PA

Pearl I. Kline

Pearl I. Kline, 74, of 298 S.Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence in Emporium on Saturday (April 21, 2018) morning.

She was born February 4, 1944 in Waddington, New York a daughter of the late Perley and Pearl Miller Emery.

On September 1, 1962 in Emporium she married the late Bernard Kline, Jr.

Pearl retired from GKN Powder Metal where she worked for many years and prior to GKN had worked at Sylvania.

She is survived by two sons, Perley Kline, Wisconsin; Ronald Kline, Emporium; two daughter, Rebecca Sipe, PA; Brenda Kline, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, Donald (Bonnie) Emery, Warren; five sisters, Ann Wheaton, Emporium; Barbara Aikens, North Carolina; Caroll (David) Smith, Missouri; Dolly Slusarick, Emporium; Donna (George) Mathar, Carthage, NY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Edward; two brothers, Samuel & Chester,

At her request there will be No viewing or Service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Jay E. Chapman, Jr., 92, of Smethport, PA

 Jay E. Chapman

Jay E. Chapman, Jr., 92, of Smethport, PA died April 20, 2018 in the Bradford Manor.

He was born on August 23, 1925 in Bradford, PA, a son of Jay E. Chapman and Inez Church Chapman. On May 28, 1947, he married Gloria L. Harvey, who died January 4, 1995. On December 21, 1996, he married Patricia L. Larson, who survives.

Mr. Chapman had worked for South Penn Oil Company for nine years and for Dresser Manufacturing Division for thirty-five years, retiring in 1990. He was also an independent insurance agent for thirty-five years.
World War II Veteran

He was a veteran of World War II having served with the 23D Signal Heavy Construction Battalion in Burma and in the Korean Conflict with the 590th Signal Heavy Construction Company. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant First Class.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Smethport, McKean Lodge #388 Free and Accepted Masons where he served as Secretary for seven years, a life member of Coudersport Consistory and of the Zem Zem Shrine. He was also a life member of the Keating Sportsmen’s Club and a member of the Norwich Sportsmen’s Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Lisa J. (Pauline Farmer) Chapman, Andrew J. (Terri) Chapman, Sarah L. (Richard Hoffman-dec’d) Chapman, Christopher P. (Dianna) Chapman and Claudia E. (James) Stein. He is also survived by Tamara Case and Timothy Coldren, children of his wife, as well as seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Louise Knill.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to a memorial service to be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Smethport, at a later date and time to be announced. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Smethport. Online condolences may be made at

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

To Fill A Backpack is holding a raffle for 2 $500 gift certificates

The To Fill A Backpack is holding a raffle for a $500 gift certificate to Coudersport Shop N’ Save and a $500 gift certificate for Costa’s Food Center of Coudersport. Tickets are $1.00 each and there will be two tickets drawn on May 5th, 2018. The first ticket drawn will get there choice of prize and second ticket will get the remaining. 

If you are interested in tickets you can mail a check, cash or money order to To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Grocery Raffle – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. If you would like your stubs returned please send a stamped self-addressed envelope. For information please give us a call or send an email to Thank you for your continued support.

Route 6 Cleanup rescheduled for Friday, April 27th

Donald E. Palmer, 84, Emporium, PA

Donald E. Palmer

Donald E. Palmer, 84, of 178 S. Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois, DuBois, PA on Saturday (April 21, 2018) morning following a brief illness. 

He was born December 19, 1933 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Richard E and Martha Knight Palmer. On December 8, 1953 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Reba Reed, who survives. Don and his wife Reba were married over 64 years. 

He served three years with the US Army s 11th Airborne Division as a paratrooper and trainer. He worked at the former Coppersmith Furniture Store for several years installing flooring. He then worked as a self employed carpenter for many years until his retirement. 

US Army Veteran
Don was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW, the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Emporium, St. Mark Catholic Church, Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, Emporium Fire Department where he had served as Chief for many years. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter, Debra R. Lyon, Emporium; son, Donald J. Palmer, Emporium; daughter, Diane Y. Catalano, St. Marys; son, David M. (Tina) Palmer, Porter Corners, NY; daughter, Martha M (Michael McMackin) Palmer, St. Marys; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard and Fredrick Palmer and one in infancy. 

Services will be announced at a future date Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Eldred Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-04-17 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site REITZ 3 in Eldred Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Eldred Twp Township

Gas permit issued on 2018-04-17 00:00:00 to INFLECTION ENERGY (PA) LLC for site REITZ 1 in Eldred Twp township, Lycoming county
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas


April 21, 2018
(By Mike Leone)
(Winchester, VA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance returned to Winchester Speedway on Saturday night for the first time in three years to the Virginia oval. It was the fourth and final night of the inaugural "Battle of the Bay" Mid-Atlantic Speedweek presented by Pancho's Racing Products, which attracted 44 cars from six states (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania & New York) along with Ontario, Canada.

One night after winning his first National Touring Series event of any kind at Potomac Speedway, Logan Roberson put a beat down on a stellar field of competitors Saturday night sweeping the night by setting a new track record in qualifying, winning his heat race, the K&N Dash, and leading all 30 laps of the feature. The $2,125 sweep also propelled Roberson to the $1,000 "Battle of the Bay" title by just one-point over Thursday's Georgetown winner, Ross Robinson, and two points over Wednesday's Delaware winner, Max Blair!

"We struggled the first two nights but it's nice to get back home and to win against this competition is great," expressed the 20-year-old Waynesboro, VA driver. "To win two tour events back-to-back means a lot. You have Max Blair, Ross Robinson, and Jeremy Wonderling. I watch those guys on Facebook win 10 to 30 races a year. To beat them, you know you've beat the best in crate racing. I enjoyed it. I can't thank my family, friends, and sponsors enough. It's been a dream come true to do what I do. It's a lot of fun, and to meet great people- I love it. Vicki (Emig) and Mike (Leone) put on such a great series. My crew gave me a great car again. I just had to hold the steering wheel. I made a few mistakes in the feature that almost cost me."

Roberson led Jeremy Wonderling, Tanner Kerr, Amanda Whaley, and John Waters for the first seven non-stop laps of the feature until Billy Thompson slowed to bring out the event's only caution as the final 23 went caution-free. Waters made his way under and past Whaley for fourth on lap 10 as Whaley's boyfriend, Robinson, followed in fifth on lap 13. Meanwhile, Roberson had distanced himself from the field and had a straightaway lead by the time he caught lapped traffic on lap 19.

Roberson had to work his way through heavy lapped traffic on lap 28 as Jason Genco, Adam Ferri, and Devin Brannon were all battling for position. Once he did, it was clear sailing as Roberson took the checkered flag first by a commanding 2.686 seconds in his Dirt Defender/BTS Towing Service/Pancho's Racing Products/QA1 Shocks/Race 1/Sunoco/All About Wraps-sponsored #17.

Wonderling, a Sweeney Touring Series regular, ended the "Battle of the Bay" with his best performance taking the $1,000 runner-up. "Congratulations to Logan," stated the Scio, NY driver. "He deserves it- he runs well. I've never been here before so I really didn't know what to do, but things worked pretty well. It's good end to the week. I tried everything I could to narrow the window down, but he kept seeming to get better so I gave up and just tried to maintain my line."

In his first ever Tour start, Kerr was an impressive third. "Hats off to Logan (Roberson) and his crew," expressed the hometown Winchester driver. "I have to deal with him every week down here. Man they are a class act. They are the best in the region and one of the best crate drivers in the country. His results speak for that. It's a true blessing to be able to come out here and run with these guys. I told my guys at the beginning of the week I wasn't sure if I was even going to run it. We've been having some brake issues and bad luck. I told them mid-week we were going to try it and the ultimate goal is to get in the show. To stand on the frontstretch with the type of drivers that finished behind us makes it feel good. We have a very small budget, old car and shocks with a used motor. I can't thank my family, crew, and sponsors enough."

Waters, the 2016 Sweeney Tour Champion and last year's runner-up, was fourth for his best "Battle of the Bay" finish. The most important battle on the speedway was the intense action with Whaley, Robinson, Blair, and Sandercock. As Whaley was sliding back, Robinson was trying to keep Blair behind him in the chase for the "Battle of the Bay" title, while Canadian Charlie Sandercock was running the highline moving forward. Robinson, Blair, and Sandercock would all pass Whaley, but Robinson was unable to fend off Blair and the charging Sandercock in the final laps, which cost Robinson the title.

After starting 10th, Blair was fifth giving him all four top five finishes. Sandercock went 17th to sixth to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card as he really turned around his night after having to start ninth in his heat due to being light at the scales. Robinson and Whaley faded to seventh and eighth at the finish. Brady Wonderling was ninth ahead of track regular, Levi Crowl, who made his first ever Tour start.

Scott Gunn ended the night and the "Battle of the Bay" victorious leading all 10 laps of the non-qualifier. Gunn got behind the eight-ball after being light at the scales following qualifying putting himself behind all night. Gunn did rally from eighth to third in the first last chance B main earning him the pole position for the non-qualifier. The West Mifflin, Pa. driver earned $175 in his West Mifflin Collision #14G as became the 30th different winner in 34 races run all-time. Mike Franklin was second, who ironically was light after finishing fourth in his heat. J.J. Mazur, Ronnie Martin, Jr., and Christian Schneider completed the top five.

Roberson shattered Jacob Hawkins' previous track record of 15.700 set nearly three years ago with a lap of 15.479 in $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying. Besides Roberson, Wonderling, Kerr, Waters, and Whaley picked up $25 FK Rod Ends heat race wins. Joe Warren and Jason Knowles split the last chance B mains.

The Sweeney Tour will now be off for one month and will resume action with a two-night weekend on May 19-20 with Saturday night at Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY for just the second time ever and Sunday night at Eriez Speedway in Eriez, Pa. Both "Marquee" events will pay $2,000 to-win.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To North Stevenson Street

At 9:50 AM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 medic dispatched to North Stevenson Street for a patient with difficulty breathing.

Emporium, St. Marys, Keating Summit Residents: I Can Help You Save On Insurance

Wellsville Secondary School Presents "The Addams Family" Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

UPMC Cole Seeking Inventory Clerk For the Supply Chain Department

Dietary Position Opening At Sweden Valley Manor In Coudersport

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 6 West

At 9:15 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 6 West for a person fallen outside with injuries.

Bolivar Ambulance Dispatched For One Year Old Bitten By A Dog

At 9:02 PM on Saturday, Bolivar ambulance has been dispatched to the fire hall for a one year old bitten by a dog.


The last, free Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project Read-Around for women 16 and older interested in being writer-directors and/or actors will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theater, 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro,

The purpose of this read-around is to prepare participating writer-directors to submit proposals for an adaptation of an existing work and/or an original script about a well-known story by Tuesday, May 22. Those submitted will be considered for production for "A Change of Scenery." Performances will be on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Those who want to act are also encouraged to participate in the April 28 read-around.

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

Honors Convocation recognizes students, faculty, staff

DuBOIS - The 79th Annual Delta Mu Sigma Honors Convocation at Penn State DuBois recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff members on Friday night in the campus' Hiller Auditorium. Awards at the Honors Convocation recognize students for a wide range of accomplishments, from academic excellence, to overcoming hardships to succeed. Members of the staff and faculty were celebrated for their commitment to supporting students and for their service to the campus and community. The event is organized each year by members of the Delta Mu Sigma Honors Society.

Delta Mu Sigma Chair Julia Test welcomed students, and their friends and families for the evening saying, "Every year we gather to honor the students of Penn State DuBois who excel in academics, leadership, service, and community involvement within our campus. This is the night in which faculty and staff are able to award students who have truly shined in their classes, clubs, and organizations. It is also the time in which students are able to applaud the faculty and staff for their excellence and dedication to the campus."

Those recognized at this year's Honors Convocation are:

Award Recipient

OT Academic Excellence Award…………………………………… Lisa Sargent
OT Student of the Year Award……………………………………….. Carly Shaffer
PTA Academic Excellence Award…………………………………… Logan Hutton
WLT Ag. Alumni Outstanding Student………………………………. Sean Lauer
Sherwood S. Stutz Award (Tech. competence)………………………. Darby Richard
David T. Wanless Award (Highest GPA)…………………………… Tristan Smith
Academic Excellence Award in Administration of Justice………… Timothy Smith
Outstanding Achievement Award in Administration of Justice……… Grace Earle
Academic Excellence in Mathematics Award………………………... Carter Lellock
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Engineering, Applied Materials……………………………………………………………… Cory Jamieson

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Engineering………………… Brandon Bennett
Academic Excellence in Human Development &
Family Studies, Baccaluareate Degree…………………………… Austin Miller
Richard M. Smith Outstanding Senior Award in Business
Administration…………………………………………………….. Julia Test
Harry J. Charlesen Outstanding Associate Degree Student…………... Kendell Sherwood

University Awards Recipient
President Sparks Award………………………………………………. Joelle D. Manners
La Troy Thornton

President's Freshman Award

Pasit Asavisanu
Lucas S. Burkett
Scot E. Coble
Laura R. Fatula
Dylan L. Fezell
Jared Hawkins
Rebecca Maine
Joelene M. Murawski
Robert G. Pearce
Samantha L. Vida
Xavier Villeneuve
Makayla S. Whaling

Scholastic Achievement Awards (DuBois)
Associate Freshmen……………………………………………………………… Scot E. Coble
Rebecca Maine
Joelene M. Murawski
Robert Pearce
Baccalaureate Freshmen…………………………………………………………….. Pasit Asavisanu
Lucas S. Burkett
Laura R. Fatula
Dylan L. Fezell
Jared Hawkins
Samantha L. Vida
Xavier Villeneuve

Baccalaureate Sophomore…………………………………………… Joelle D. Manners
La Troy Thornton

Baccalaureate Upperclassman……………………………………….. Julia Test

Honors Program Students

Brandon Bennett
Caitlyn Bumbarger
Lucas Burkett
Lauren Decarli
Kurt Diehl
Kyrsten Enseki
Laura Fatula
Tyler Garthwaite
Alexandra Gilson
Jared Hawkins
Layne Hy
Navjit Khaira
Jaret Kriner
Sean Lauer
Rebecca Maine
Joelle Manners
Donna Morello
Laura Ruane

Special Awards

Excellence in Academic Advising……………………………………. Jessica Clontz
Walker Award………………………………………………………… Alaina Shaffer
Laurel Award…………………………………………………………. Chanice Britten
Terry Hartman Community Service Award………………………… Ryan Lingle

Students Choice Service Award…………………………………….. Holli Lashinsky
Student Athlete Leader Award………………………………………. Dan Bowman
Delta Mu Sigma Staff Award………………………………………… April Astorino
Stefanie Penvose
Delta Mu Sigma Award………………………………………………. Grace Earle
Zachary Pomeroy
Burns Award………………………………………………………… Tia DeShong

Mansion Memorial Award……………………………………………. Julia Test
Susanne Waitkus Faculty Award……………………………………... Diane Spradling
Delta Mu Sigma Scholarships………………………………………... Chantel Tubbs

Associate Professor of Communications Arts and Sciences Mary Mino offered a greeting to students, families, and friends attending the Delta Mu Sigma Honors Convocation in the Hiller Auditorium Friday evening.

Galeton & Wellsboro Dispatched For Unresponsive Person On Rails to Trails

At 7:19 PM on Saturday, Galeton & Wellsboro Fire & EMS have been dispatched to the Rails to Trails at the Green Cabin for a person unresponsive.
7:47 PM--Recall all units except Ambulance 1-6. Cancel helicopter.