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At 4:38 PM on Friday, Olean City Fire Dept. is on location of a structure fire at 1508 West Henley. One person is reported with smoke inhalation.
At 2:23 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Ambulance has been dispatched to South Main Street for general illness.
Insurance Enrollment Begins November 1 for PA Marketplace Plans on Pennie.com; Laurel Health Offers Free Enrollment Assistance
TIOGA COUNTY, PA—Beginning November 1, Pennsylvania residents can enroll in new healthcare coverage or switch healthcare plans on the Pennsylvania insurance exchange marketplace, known as “Pennie.” Open enrollment runs November 1 through January 15, 2023 on Pennie.com, but patients must enroll by December 15 for coverage to begin at the start of the new year (January 1).
If you need help finding a health plan that’s a good fit for you and your family or help navigating Pennie’s online marketplace, the Laurel Health Centers are here to help with free enrollment counseling and support. Counseling is open to everyone; you do not have to be a Laurel Health patient to use this free service.
“We assist patients with understanding and comparing their options for coverage on the state marketplace and/or insurance affordability programs like Medicaid and CHIP,” explains Carla Westlake, Laurel Health’s certified application counselor, who was recently recognized with the APEX Award for her outstanding work with patients by the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers. “Our goal is to help everyone find a health plan that is a good fit. Anyone planning to enroll in health insurance this fall or who is currently uninsured / underinsured and looking for the right affordable coverage is welcome to make an appointment.”
Open Enrollment Period – Key Dates to Know:
- Open enrollment for health insurance runs from Nov. 1, 2022 to Jan. 15, 2023
- Dec. 15 is the last day to enroll for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2023; if you enroll after Dec. 15, your health coverage begins Feb. 1, 2023
- Jan. 15, 2023 is the last day to enroll in Pennie.com marketplace plans, but if you have a qualifying life event or lose your health insurance outside of the open enrollment period, you may be eligible for special enrollment
The Laurel Health Centers aim to make the insurance enrollment process less stressful and empower patients to make informed decisions. Their certified application counselor helps patients compare plans, review eligibility for financial assistance programs, and enroll in healthcare insurance. The Laurel Health Centers provide enrollment assistance for commercial marketplace plans (Pennie.com), Medicaid, and sliding fee programs; for help with Medicare plans, patients should contact their social security office or local Area Agency on Aging office.
Free appointments are available year-round to discuss insurance concerns, and enrollment / application help is available throughout the full open enrollment period.
To review health plans, insurance resources, and enrollment FAQs, visit pennie.com.
To make an appointment to discuss your health plan options, contact Carla Westlake at 570-723-3424 or email@example.com. For more information about Laurel Health’s enrollment assistance services, visit laurelhc.org.
At 2:10 PM on Friday, Cuba Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a crash near 9814 Route 446. Reported oil in the roadway.
At 2:02 PM on Friday, Almond & Andover have been dispatched to 236 Maple Ridge Road for a garage fire.
Michael S. King, 33, of Bradford, PA passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at his home.
He was born on March 21, 1989 in Bradford a son of Randolph “Randy” King and Sandra Mott Billsborough; both of Bradford.
Michael was an avid jogger; jogging seventeen miles a day.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by two brothers, Eddie (Dana) Roach of Austin, TX and Shawn King of Bradford; one sister, Michele King of Buffalo, NY; five nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Jo Groff.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Bradford, with the Ven. Gail Winslow, deacon; officiating.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.
Robert VanCamp Jr., 97, died on Sunday (Oct. 23, 2022) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born on March 31, 1925 he was the son of Robert VanCamp Sr. and Genevieve Dibble VanCamp.
On June 10, 1946 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bradford, he married Lorraine K. Lowery.
As a boy, he lived in Allegany, N.Y., and worked on their farm, he also delivered newspapers for three cents a paper. He then moved to Bradford where he worked seating people at the Theatre. He was a 1944 graduate of Bradford High School.
He worked in the oil fields for Sherman Oil, Curtis Oil and Pennzoil for 25 years where he never missed a day of work. He raised 13 children and attended the Free Methodist Church, which became the Lighthouse Church. Robert enjoyed sports, the Bills, and Yankees, and he also enjoyed camping with his daughter Nancy.
Surviving are six sons, Richard (Janice) VanCamp of Millerton, Dennis (Beverly) VanCamp of Nunda, N.Y., Greg VanCamp and Christopher (Valerie) VanCamp, both of Eldred, Eric (Christina) VanCamp of Duke Center, and Shawn (Dianna) VanCamp of West Lawn; six daughters, Dianne (Stephen) Pohl of Orlando, Fla., Deborah Babcock of Farmington, N.Y., Nancy Stolt of Coryville, Mary (Duane) Myers of Olean, N.Y., Lori (James) Danielson of Myerstown, and Alisa (Steve) Englehart of Shortsville, N.Y.; 33 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one niece, Tina Houben; four nephews, Mike and Kenny Kervin, Terry and Carl Houben.
Preceding him in death is his wife Lorraine on Dec. 22, 2006; a son, Steve VanCamp in 1990; his mom on Oct. 1, 1973; his Dad in 1990; two sisters, Barb Houben and Bettey Kervin.
Friends may call the First Church of God on Saturday (Oct. 29, 2022) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following with the Rev. Beth Rosler officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, on East Valley Road, Smethport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department, or to Roswell Park in Buffalo.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
John J. Caribardi, 75, passed away at his home on October 26, 2022, in Lebanon, PA following a lengthy illness.
He was born on May 28, 1947 in St. Marys, PA, a son of the late James Caribardi and Eva Aiello Caribardi.
On July 31, 1976, at Holy Rosary Church, he married Lois Scilingo, who survives. Together they shared more than 46 years of love, laughter, and happiness.
John was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and received his undergraduate degree from Edinboro University. He graduated from Penn State University with his Master’s Degree. During his college years, he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, where he formed friendships that lasted throughout his lifetime.
Having been a teacher and school administrator in Elk County for many years, John influenced the lives of many students and colleagues. John was also an adjunct professor for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
In his free time, John loved to spend time with his family at his camp in the Rasselas. He could often be found boating or water skiing on East Branch Dam and he never missed an opportunity to hunt and fish. John loved to teach his children and grandchildren woodworking, chess, and how to build a campfire. John was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. A kind, thoughtful, and honest man, John looked forward to spending time with friends and family. His grandchildren will remember his sense of humor and his steady moral compass. John was a source of wisdom, comfort, and eye-rolling jokes until his very last day.
In addition to his wife, Lois Scilingo Caribardi, he is survived by 2 children; Amy de Sa Pereira and her husband Varpas of San Clemente, CA, and David Caribardi and his wife Vanessa of Lebanon, PA; and by his six beloved grandchildren; Orion, Alessandra, Celina, Evangeline, Christopher, and Adelyn. He is also survived by four siblings; James Caribardi, Caroline Grandinetti, LuAnn Judice, and Jerry Caribardi, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Patty Caribardi.
A Mass of Christian Burial for John J. Caribardi will be celebrated on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Church, 606 Penn Street, Johnsonburg, PA 15845 with Fr. Kevin Holland as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Johnsonburg.
A visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Stanley L. Anderson, 84, of 105 Meadow Lane, Kersey, PA passed away Thursday, October 26, 2022, at Pinecrest Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 31, 1938, in Toby, PA, son of the late Harry S. and Cora Meredith Anderson. Stanley was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Kersey High School, Class of 1956. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army as he was a part of the Reserves during his high school years, then served three years active duty, and then finished his career in 1963 after serving four more years in the Reserves. In 1961, Stan started his career at Sylvania as a maintenance mechanic where he was a dedicated employee for thirty-two years, retiring in 1993.
On February 4, 1961, in Queen of the World Church, Stanley married June Meyer, who survives. They were blessed to share 61 years of marriage together.
Along with his loving wife, he is survived by his two sons: Rod Anderson (Amy Troha) of St. Marys and Todd Anderson (Julie Brennen) of Mill Hall, PA; his daughter, Tammy Wehler (Dale) of St. Marys; eight grandchildren: Janae Anderson, Randi Anderson, Erica LeBura (Jesse), Alex Anderson (Sara), Andrew Wehler, Eric Wehler, Kirstie Bennett (Caleb), and Jeffrey Wehler; three great-grandchildren: Gideon, Asher, and Banks; a sister, Maxine Hallgren (Dick) of Maryland; a sister-in-law, Joyce Anderson; and by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Trey Anderson; his sister, Vernetta Rossi; and his brother, Ralph Anderson.
Stanley was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church. Music was an important part of Stan’s life as he was a member of the “Stan and the Mam Trio”, “Stan Anderson’s Family Four”, and other local bands. He called many square dances over the years. He was an avid snowmobiler and loved camping. He cherished his time with his family and friends, especially when they gathered around a campfire to sing songs and carry on. His grandchildren will always remember him as the Papa who could fix anything.
Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held at the Maria Lutheran Church on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 10:30 AM with the Rev. Erik Hart officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.
Adam K. “Fester” Lloyd, 42, of Pearl St., Port Allegany, PA passed away unexpectedly Thursday (Oct. 27, 2022), in his home.
Born July 31, 1980, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Terry P. and Valerie J. Covert Lloyd.
A lifetime resident of the area, he attended the Smethport Area High School.
Adam was employed with Graham Packaging Co., Bradford, PA, as a machinist.
He was a member of the Wanderers, Lewis Run, PA; he enjoyed shooting pool and riding his motorcycle, but most of all he loved his two pugs.
Surviving in addition to his mother, Valerie Meacham of Port Allegany, is a brother, James E. (Emily) Cosper of Johnsonburg, PA; and a sister, Breanna L. Lloyd of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Lloyd.
A Celebration of Life will be held later at a time and date to be announced.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made to: Valerie J. Meacham, 311 Smith Ave., Port Allegany, PA 16743
At 12:20 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 16556 Rt. 6 west of Smethport for a vehicle/bear crash.
BRADFORD, Pa. — Haudenosaunee storyteller Perry Ground will don his traditional regalia to tell traditional indigenous stories Nov. 1 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
In addition to his public performance at noon in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons, Ground will also visit Floyd C. Fretz Middle School.
Ground says he tells traditional stories in a contemporary and engaging way, acting out parts of the story. The stories, he said, have been told for hundreds of years by the Haudenosaunee (HAW-de-no-saw-nee), who were known to the French as the Iroquois, to teach Indigenous history, values and ways to behave as well as entertain.
Ground explained originally, Haudenosaunee did not write down their stories and passed them only verbally from one generation to another. There were once many storytellers, but now there are only a few, he said.
A member of the Onondaga Nation (part of the Iroquois Confederacy) Ground first became interested in storytelling during his first year at Cornell University, where he originally wanted to study to become a veterinarian.
He discovered the university’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program and changed to a dual major of Native American history and communication.
He learned not only from native faculty members, but from his fellow student, one of whom came from a long line of Mohawk storytellers, which fascinated him.
After graduating from Cornell, Ground began his career an upstate New York historic site on the site of a Seneca village destroyed by the French in the 17th century.
He has gone on to present at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Museum of Art and the Iroquois Indian Museum, and at museums, parks, schools and festivals throughout the country.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, Ground was the Frederick H. Minnett Professor at the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology, a one-year fellowship that brings Rochester-area multicultural professionals to RIT.
The Little Nippers will hold its monthly youth sports meeting on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 6:00pm at the Nippers Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. This meeting is open to the general public.