At 10:44 PM on Sunday, Roulette ambulance has been called to Raven Hill Road for a woman ill.
On December 31 at 6:51 pm Coudersport fire dept. was dispatched for a garage fire on Ave. B in the Rubber Town area of Coudersport with exposure Port Allegany has been assigned to RIT
On December 31 at 10:49 am Ridgway Fire Dept. was dispatched 101 North Mill Ave. for the smell of gas in the building
The Port Allegany Rotary sponsored Designer Purse Bingo was held recently at the VMI (Veterans Memorial, Inc.)
A light snowfall is expected this evening and tonight. Despite the
expected light accumulations and initially warm road temperatures,
the precipitation will likely lead to slick roads as temperatures
dip to freezing tonight.
Everyone planning to travel this evening
and post-midnight for New Year’s Eve festivities is urged to use
extra care. Remember that bridges usually freeze before roads on
the ground. Also, since the temperatures will be within a few
degrees of freezing, a road that looks just wet may be icy.
Richard D. “Dick” Abernathy, age 80, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, December 29, 2023.
He was born on December 25, 1943 in Wellsboro, PA a son of the late James and Edrie (Purvis) Abernathy and was married for 32 years to Linda M. (Wetherbee) Abernathy.
Dick was retired from the Tioga County Prison where he had worked as a correction officer.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
He is survived by his wife: Linda M Abernathy of Wellsboro, PA, son: Eric Abernathy of Wellsboro, PA, daughter: Tracey (Bob) Schmouder of Wellsboro, PA, two stepsons: Allyn Townsend of Wellsboro, PA, Brian (Dianna) Townsend of Middlebury Center, PA, stepdaughter: Denise (Ray) Shelmire of Wellsboro, PA, brother: Leland Abernathy of Elmira, NY, sister: Linda (Tom) Tice of Mansfield, PA, ten grandchildren: Dylan Abernathy, Jordyn Abernathy, Braeden Abernathy and Kilion Schmouder, Danielle Southard, Trisha Tanner, Brianna Huck, Brad Townsend, A.J. Townsend, Colby Shelmire and 6 great-grandchildren.
Services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. www.carletonfh.com Wellsboro, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams went 1-2 in their games last week, with the women picking up their fourth win of the season. Both squads return to action on Tuesday with nonconference play before getting into the bulk of their United East Conference schedules starting on Saturday.
The Wildcats evened their lifetime series at 1-1 against Keystone College on Saturday with a 53-44 win to close out the 2023 portion of their slate. Rachel Teats, of Middleburg, led the offense with 17 points, while Mia Patterson, of Loyalsock Township, topped the team with 10 rebounds.
Overall record: 4-9
UE record: 1-1
Saturday, Dec. 30 — at Keystone College, W, 53-44
Tuesday, Jan. 2 — at Houghton University, 7 p.m. (Houghton leads 2-0)
Saturday, Jan. 6 — at St. Mary’s (Md.) College (UE), 3 p.m. (St. Mary’s leads 4-0)
Monday, Jan. 8 — at Wells College, 6 p.m. (Wells leads 7-5)
Wednesday, Jan. 10 — at Lancaster Bible College (UE), 7 p.m. (LBC leads 14-1)
William L. “Bill” Black, 87, of Port Allegany, formerly of Emlenton, PA, passed away Saturday (December 30, 2023) at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, from 10AM-12 Noon, at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral services will begin at 12 Noon in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Baldwin and Rev. Michael Culver, co-officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights, PA.
Henry D. “Dan” Bunce, 70, of 10 Riterville Road Lewis Run, PA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at his residence surrounded by family.
Born October 13, 1953, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Willard F. and Elizabeth (Golthwait) Bunce, Sr.
On June 26, 1976, in Bradford, he married Rhonda (Benner) Bunce, who survives.
Dan was an Ironworker for many years. He also helped his father install roofs on area homes. He enjoyed working on vehicles and listening to country music.More
Major traffic alert!! For Jefferson County Brookville area. At approximately 2:00 p.m. today on New Year’s Eve Interstate 80 will be closed between the Brookville and Hazen exits BOTH EAST AND WEST BOUND for emergency replacement of high-tension electric lines. Crews will be diverting traffic through Brookville.
This is anticipated to last around 2 hours according to Penelec. If you can avoid travel, in this area, during this time you would be better off. If you are traveling through or around Brookville during the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. today please be patient with any traffic control points you encounter. Thank you all and have a very safe and happy New Year!
*** Press Release ***
On December 30th, 2023 at approximately 12:05 AM, following a report of a hit and run fatal accident, Cuba Police arrested Dustin S. Cowles (22) of Cuba, NY.
Cowles was arrested on charges of failure to maintain lane (Violation), speed not reasonable and prudent (Violation), reckless driving (Misdemeanor), leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident (Felony), obstruction of governmental administration (Misdemeanor), criminal tampering with physical evidence (Felony) and manslaughter 2nd (Felony).
Cowles was processed and placed in front of a Cuba Town Justice and sent to the Allegany County Jail on no bail. Cowles is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On December 30th, 2023 at approximately 12:05AM, following a report of a hit and run fatal accident, Cuba Police arrested Kameron M. Mills (22) of Hornell, NY.
Mills was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident (Felony), obstruction of governmental administration (Misdemeanor), criminal tampering with physical evidence (Felony).
Mills was processed and placed in front of a Cuba Town Justice and placed on pre-trial release to appear at a later date. Mills is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Cuba Police Department was assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police, the Cuba Fire Department, the Clarksville Fire Department and the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office. The Cuba Police Department will not be releasing any additional information on this incident at this time as it remains an ongoing investigation.
On December 31 at 10:48 am Blossburg Fire Dept. was dispatched for an active chimney fire In Blossburg
A reminder to all of our customers. Starting this week, we will only be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for our winter hours until March.
New shipment of double hung vinyl replacement Windows have arrived…prices start @ $60.00
Multiple sizes available…best prices around..( please do not call asking for sizes, too many to check)..
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On December 31 at 6:38 am Coudersport Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to 705 N. Hollow Rd. for a vehicle into a pole with possible injury
On December 31 at 6:17 am Bradford Tower truck has been requested to assist Salamanca fire at 45 Conrads Ave. for a structure fire
On December 30 at 9:11 pm Emporium Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to 48 Anderson Rd. for a one vehicle crash with unknown injuries
At 8:49 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire & EMS has been dispatched to 99 South Fraley Street for a 2-vehicle crash.
At 7:02 PM on Saturday, Bolivar & Richburg Fire have been dispatched to a camper fire at 1498 Kossuth Road near Rt. 417. Update reports fire is in a house and is possibly out. Bolivar unit to respond with thermal camera. Richburg units recalled.
|PA Permit Violation Issued to XTO ENERGY INC in Chapman Township, Clinton County
|Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 12/28/2023 to XTO ENERGY INC in Chapman Township, Clinton county. 78a85(a)5 – CASING AND CEMENTING – CEMENT STANDARDS – The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
|Incident Date/Time: 2023-12-28 00:00:00
|Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
Robert Drew Miller, 80, of Waynesboro, formerly of Friendship, NY, passed away in his home on December 29, 2023.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gail G. (Dunbar) Miller.
He was born June 3, 1943, in Little Genesee, NY, a son of the late Ralph S. and Anna (Marsh) Miller.
After graduating in 1962 from Bolivar High School in Bolivar, NY, he enlisted in the Navy serving nearly 5 years during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Miller was a machinist with Ingersoll Rand in Olean, NY, where he was employed 25 years, until retiring in 1998.
Hunting and fishing along with woodworking, refinishing furniture and gardening brought him much joy.More
On December 30 at 5:39 pm Port Allegany Ambulance was dispatched to Pierce Brook Rd. for a CVA
On December 30 at 4:20 pm Lewis Run, and Bradford Fire Depts. were dispatched for a commercial fire alarm at the Allegany-Bradford Corporation at 1525 South Avenue.
Thank you for allowing me to speak at the board meeting, Dec. 18th. Unfortunately, due to becoming very emotional when I spoke, I did not voice all my questions and concerns.
I would implore you, as board members who represent the entire community, to do some research and ask questions before voting for a 12-million-dollar project. As evidenced by the community’s concerns, this is not a decision to be made lightly and with only two months’ notice over the holiday season. I believe this timeline was intentional to avoid too many questions and to ensure a hasty decision. Who wants to spend the holiday season researching a solar panel project? That is why I’m asking you to delay voting on this proposal until further research is completed.
I would like to voice some of my questions and concerns:
1) Are you aware of the lawsuit that Tremco and their parent company, RPM International Inc., were forced to pay $60.9 million dollars to resolve allegations that Tremco filed false claims in connection with two multiple award contracts? Now, they have suddenly reduced their bid for our roof projects by $200,000? Does this sound like a company with whom we want to do business?
2) The roof and solar panels have a 30-year warranty (which has been questioned) and the PPA has a 29 year term. What happens when the 30 years are up? We start over again at square one? What happens if the solar panels don’t produce as effectively years from now and we are still beholden to the PPA payments?
3) Have you studied the Letter of Intent? Particularly, the Contract Price Exclusions section?
How about the Maintenance of Premises section? Will trees in the park or cemetery shade any of the solar panels to be installed at the outfield of the baseball field? If so, will they need to be cut down? It looks like the area at the outfield of the baseball field is in shade. I noticed when I drove by that the snow hadn’t melted on a warm day.
These are just two concerns I have found in a brief perusal of this document. How many other concerns will be found in the actual contract?
4) Are there health implications with having solar panels approximately 50 yards from a playground, school, and daycare center? Has anyone looked into this independently, not just accepting the word of the salesman? As I mentioned when I spoke, I have a granddaughter with sensory issues. She loves to play on that playground, and she attends the YMCA daycare. She will also attend the elementary school. How will a constant noise, even at a level of 50 decibels, affect her with her sensory issues? How will it affect children without sensory issues?
5) What happens if school enrollment continues to drop and the school closes or merges with another school district? We are liable for this project for 30 years.
6) What happens if BAI Group or any of the other companies involved go bankrupt? We are left with hundreds of solar panels to dispose of when they are no longer useful. Solar panels are considered an environmental hazard, and it is very expensive to dispose of them.
7) What happens if a solar panel is damaged and leaks into the ground? This is an environmental hazard. Who is responsible for the clean up?
8) Did we learn nothing from the Texas ice storm about how unreliable green energy really is?
9) Has anyone checked with the YMCA regarding having solar panels in such close proximity to the daycare?
10) Do solar panels cause fires when the grass is very dry and the temperatures are high?
Our community has a wealth of knowledgeable individuals whom I’m sure would be willing and able to provide input into ways to make the necessary repairs and upgrades without spending $12,000,000.00. We heard from a couple of them at the meetings. There is a very good adage that you should live within your means. Our community cannot afford a project of this magnitude. I sincerely hope that you will find answers to all of these questions before voting to approve this project.
Pastor B.J. Knefley
I am often perplexed by the choices of others and their subsequent consequences and wonder if they will ever learn. Perhaps it is because I am older and wiser, but I don’t remember making some of those foolish choices that I see people making today.
Are times that different? Or is there something in the water?
With the influence of the Internet and social networks, we all have access into the lives of others like we have never had before. Yet it doesn’t appear that we have really improved on our social connections but rather we have drawn further apart. Someone once said that we don’t have the friendships that we once had, but rather we have acquaintances. We don’t stop in homes to visit; we stop by their Facebook page to drop off a note. Rather than being focused on others, we have become focused only upon ourselves and what we want or what makes us happy. Is this perhaps the reason for the poor choices that we see people making today? Is it that we have lost the idea of community and even though we say that we belong to various Internet communities, are we really connected at all? Church used to be a place where people lived in community but that has even changed today. Gathering people together more than an hour or two a week is next to impossible. We’re all too involved in other things.
When it comes to the idea of healing choices, we are thinking of those choices that bring healing rather than destruction. We all need to learn that our choices are not made in a vacuum. In other words, our choices have a ripple affect to all of those around us. The choices we make have impact upon the lives of others. When we make our choices with the realization that we have responsibility to others, our choices will take into consideration those same people. In part, we all need to learn that we need each other and that I can bring healing to my family and friends by the choices that I make when I consider them in my choices. Perhaps this is what Jesus meant when he said that we needed to love our neighbors as ourselves. Think about it.
A celebration of life for David A. Marquis, will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 11:00 am in First Methodist Church, 200 Market St, Warren, PA with the Rev. Dr. Mark Hecht, pastor, officiating.
Family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the Dunham Parlors at the church.
At 10:56 AM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to assist the Police with a land rescue of a dog on Rt. 219 North across from Zippo.