Photo by Gerri Miller
For pictures of Potter-McKean Players production of “A Christmas Carol”, to to the end of today’s report.
Wednesday’s high, 33; Overnight low, 9; 2-1/2” snow
|THU-CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THEN MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 19
THU NIGHT-SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 9
FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS HIGH 25
FRI NIGHT-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 17
SAT-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 28
SAT NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 21
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Causer’s bill to sell Kane Armory is awaiting governor’s signature…Penn State Extension offers on-line “Dining with Diabetes” course…..Minor injuries reported for Rome, PA driver in Tioga County crash…Both Middlebury Township drivers escape injury in collision….slippery roads blamed for two recent accidents…Coudersport motorist unhurt in car/deer collision….One driver slightly hurt in three-vehicle collision in Elk County….Mainsburg man arrested for allegedly assaulting four people earlier this month….Medicine stolen from Austin home….Several guns taken from Tioga County camp….
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Obituaries: Clarence Grover, Genesee & Donna Abbott Long, Coudersport
Legislation authorizing the sale of the Kane Armory building and property is now on its way to the governor’s desk, according to Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
The measure was approved as an amendment to Senate Bill 921, which earned unanimous approval of both the House and Senate on Wednesday. It now awaits the governor’s signature to become law.
“By amending the language of my House Bill 1787 into the Senate bill, I was able to get the measure to the governor’s desk more quickly, which will allow the Commonwealth to move forward with the sale of the property,” Causer said. “It costs nearly $10,000 annually to maintain the armory building, which has been vacant now for a few years, and I believe it is in the best interest of taxpayers to have the property put to productive use and placed on the tax rolls as soon as possible.”
Causer introduced the legislation to authorize the sale at the request of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). It allows for the conveyance (sale) of two separate properties. The first includes the armory building, which is just under 16,000 square feet in size, and a detached three-bay concrete block garage sitting on approximately 0.34 acres. The second property is known as the weekend training site and consists of a fenced compound, large metal storage building and small storage sheds on approximately 1.46 acres.
Individuals who want to learn how to better manage diabetes now have the opportunity to take an online course offered by Penn State Extension.
“Dining with Diabetes” is a nationally accredited diabetes education program taught by extension educators across Pennsylvania. It is geared toward anyone who has type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, has a family member with type 2 diabetes or is at risk for developing diabetes.
The course is divided into five sections: what is diabetes; meal planning, serving sizes and carbohydrate counting; heart-healthy eating; medications, monitoring and goal setting; and dining out. Each section will provide participants with valuable information designed to help manage diabetes.
The sections are designed to be viewed individually, so participants can choose the order in which they move through the course. Booklets and supplementary handouts can be found in each section and can be viewed as often as needed.
For more information or to register, visit the Penn State Extension website at http://extension.psu.edu/dining-with-diabetes-online
A variety of online, noncredit courses for the public recently have been unveiled on Penn State Extension’s new website, which provides a wealth of educational experiences and resources for the professionals and community members. The new web experience allows consumers to access educational articles, videos, online courses and publications at their convenience, and to register for regional in-person workshops and online webinars on a variety of subjects.
Minor injuries were reported for a Rome, PA driver whose SUV rolled over Sunday morning in Rutland Township, Tioga County. Mansfield based state police report Frantz Guery was going south on Bailey Creek Road when his Hyundai Tucson drifted off the road and struck a culvert/concrete drainage pipe before overturning. He was treated at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. A young female passenger, riding in a child safety seat was not hurt.
Both Middlebury Center drivers escaped injury when their vehicles collided Tuesday morning in Middlebury Township. Troopers relate the collision occurred when Kyle Owlett who was going west on Cemetery Road failed to see a vehicle driven by Alexandra Anthony which was traveling north on Route 287 and drove in front of her Ford Escape, hitting it with a snow plow attached to his GMC truck.
Poor road conditions are blamed for a couple of recent accidents in Cameron and Potter Counties. According to state police, Timothy Pavlic II was headed north on snow covered Wycoff Run Tuesday morning when his Ford Focus slid onto the berm and went down an embankment. Minor injuries were reported for an Emporium driver after his pick up truck slid off of icy Route 155 in Keating Township Potter County Sunday morning. The truck rolled over before coming to rest on the driver’s side. Nolder and a young girl were assisted out of the pick up by a passing motorist. They were taken to Charles Cole Hospital for treatment.
A Coudersport driver escaped injury Friday night when his Chevrolet Colorado hit a deer on Buffalo Street in Eulalia Township. Caleb Heitzenrater was traveling north when the whitetail entered the highway from a wooded area.
One driver was slightly hurt in three-vehicle collision Wednesday morning in Jones Township, Elk County. State police explained the pile-up occurred when Morgan Selan of Kane failed to slow down her Ford Fiesta for a Chevrolet Colorado ahead which slowed down for a disabled tractor traile and rear-ended the SUV which was shoved into an International Harvester operated by William Wiltrout of Emporium. Salen was treated at UPMC and has been cited for speeding.
Casey Amaral, 40 of Mainsburg was arrested for simple assault for an incident allegedly taking place on the evening of December 2 at a home on Mainsburg Road in Sullivan Township, Tioga County. Troopers claim Amaral assaulted three men, ages 39,48 & 72 and a 15 year old girl.
The theft of some medicine from an Austin home is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Sometime between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm Sunday, a thief entered the home of Kortney Bundy on State Street and made off with some Adderall and Hydrocodone.
Several guns were stolen from a hunting camp in Gaines Township, Tioga County between October 23 and December 3., A Winchester 94 32 special, Marlin .22 cal rifle, J.C. Higgins bolt action 12 gauge shotgun, single barrel 12 gauge shotgun, Traditions flintlock rifle and a flashlight were taken fro the camp owned by 84 year old Clifford Reed of Bethlehem, PA. The guns are valued at $1595.
Clarence M. GROVER, 96, of Genesee, PA, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.
Born July 11, 1921, in Genesee, he was the son of C. Wilbur and Ina Grover Grover.
On June 15, 1948, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Alberta Outman, who survives.
A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1942 – 1945 in the European Theatre and served in Panama from 1950 – 1951.
He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville for 32 years, retiring in 1983. Clarence was a member of the Solid Rock Bible Church.
Surviving besides his wife, Alberta, are: a daughter, Patricia (Dennis) Lehman of Genesee; niece and nephew he and Alberta raised, Brenda (Jamie) Loring of Genesee and Edward (Christine) Easterling of Ulysses; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Beuna (Robert) Fuller of Wellsville; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a foster daughter, Cheryl Frost; two brothers, Levi Grover and Lyle Grover; and three sisters, Mary Stone, Ellen Sykora, and Hattie Robbins.
Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. Military Rites will be accorded in the funeral home by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambluance, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Donna M. (Abbott) Long, 84, of Coudersport, PA died unexpectedly at her home Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Donna was born August 2, 1933 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Flossie (Ostrander) Abbott. On November 3, 1973 she married Samuel W. Long, who preceded her in death March 6, 2009.
Donna was a Coudersport High School graduate. She worked for many years at Midland Optical. She was a true homemaker who enjoyed sewing, drawing and puzzles. She attended services at the Park United Methodist Church.
Donna is survived by her sister in-law Maxine Abbott of West Virginia and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Ronald “Bud” Abbott, Richard Abbott, and William Abbott; two sisters, June Corey and Beatrice Orlowski.
In keeping with Donna’s wishes, no services will be held. Her burial will take place in Eulalia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Coudersport Borough Pool Fund, c/o Coudersport Borough Office, 201 S. West St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Local arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
To share your fondest memories of Donna, visit www.thomasfickinger.com
Charitable donations may be made to:
Coudersport Borough Pool Fund
201 S. West Street, Coudersport PA 16915
The Potter-McKean Players presented “A Christmas Carol” December 1 & 2 in Coudersport and December 8 & 9 in Port Allegany.
Carolers Ericka Goss, Elizabeth Thompson, Caroline Fish, David Empson and Blaine Osborne opened the show with familar Christmas songs.
Jacob Marley (Jerry Bailey) comes back from the dead to convince his old partner Ebenezer Scrooge (Jared Empson) to change his ways.