Thursday December 14, 2017

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.

Causer noted the armory was built in 1922 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When the property is advertised for bid, it will include an historic preservation covenant approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The person or entity that purchases the building with the covenant would receive a discount on the property in exchange for the preservation of the building. If the property is not sold in the first round of bidding, the covenant would be removed for the second bid request.

 

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.

                                     Obituaries

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.

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Tuesday’s high, 33; Overnight low, 8; 1-1/2 snow

WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW HIGH 20

WED NIGHT-MORE SNOW, 1-3” POSSIBLE, LOW 10

THU-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH IN THE LOW 20s

THU NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 10

FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW, HIGH IN THE MID 20s

FRI NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNO, LOW 15

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Turtlepoint driver arrested for speeding after one-vehicle mishap…..No one hurt in three-car pile up in Coudersport Sunday….Ohio motorist taken to Robert Packer after being thrown out SUV in Pike Township…Lawrenceville man accused of punching another man during squabble last Thursday night in Millerton…prescription medication stolen from Allegany Township home…

Obituary: Melissa Tracy (Harrison Valley)

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A Turtlepoint driver has been cited for speeding after a one-vehicle mishap early Sunday morning in Keating Township, Potter County. State police report Christopher Benson’s southbound  Ford F-150 lost traction while going up a hill on Route 155. The truck hit a guardrail with the front  end and then bounced and it it again with the passenger side bumper. Benson was able to drive it about 75 yards south before parking. He was using a seatbelt and was not hurt.

No one was hurt in a three-vehicle pile-up in Coudersport Borough Sunday morning. According to state police, The collision occurred at the intersection of Chestnut Street and South East Street when Michael Coleman of Clarksburg, PA was stopped at a posted stop sign on Chestnut Street and drove through the intersection as Mary Forney of Coudersport, who had the right of way, approached. Coleman was unable to get through the intersection in time and his Dodge Ram hit the right passenger wheel of Forney’s Kia Sorento and pushed it into a Buick Enclave driven by Gretchen Songster also of Coudersport which was s stopped at a posted stop sign. All three drivers were using seatbelts as were their passengers, Sarah Patva of  Leechburg, PA, riding in Coleman’s truck. Steven Forney and a 16 year old girl in Forney’s car, Coleman was cited for failing to obey stop signs.

An Orangeville, Ohio man was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment of injuries he suffered late Sunday night in Pike Township when he was ejected from his SUV. William Blaney, Jr. was going east on Route 6 when his Chevrolet Trailblazer failed to make a right turn, went off the road, hit an embankment and rolled over. Blaney was not using a seatbelt.

A Lawrenceville man has been charged with harassment for an attack allegedly occurring last Thursday night in Jackson Township. Mansfield based state police claim Lawrence Causer punched Millerton resident several times in the face.

 

Troopers in Coudersport investigated a theft at an Allegany Township home between November 24 and30. Joyce Nelson told police someone stole a bottle of medication.

A criminal mischief on Dart Settlement Road in Charleston Township was investigated by Mansfield-based state police. Vandals smashed a mailbox on Dart Settlement Road owned by Richard Stoving between 5:30 pm last Thursday and 11:00 am Friday.

                                     Obituary

Melissa J. TRACY, 57, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Saturday, December 9, 2017 in a vehicle collision on East Second Street, Coudersport.

Born January 26, 1960, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Robert G. and Laverna A. Davis Tracy.

A graduate of Northern Potter High School and Olean Business Institute, she earned her nursing degree from Mansfield University.  Melissa was employed as second shift charge nurse by Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.

Surviving are:  three siblings, Jeffrey R. Tracy of Knoxville, PA, Brenda (Douglas) Smith of Rockwell, NC, and Burdette (Carol) Clark of Swansboro, NC;  four nephews, Chad (Rachael) Cowburn, Ryan Scott, Jared Smith, and Aaron Smith;  a niece, Rayna Smith;  grand-nieces and grand-nephews;  an aunt, Jean Tracy of Belmont, NY;  and many cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents;  and a sister-in-law, Annette “Toni” Tracy.

Friends may call at the Harrison Valley Federated Church on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. Randall Headley will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Monday’s high, 30; Overnight low, 25; ½” snow

TUE-SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 31

TUE NIGHT-SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 11

WED-SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY, HIGH 19

WED NIGHT-LIGHT SNOW LIKELY, LOW 11

THU-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 23

THU NIGHT-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 13

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  BFB Headlines (Tuesday December 12, 2017) PennDot is advising motorists there is a potential for snow squalls and offers travel  advice…Businesses reminded of façade program deadline…..Ballots available for Cameron County lighting contest…Tioga County woman hurt when SUV rolls over…Police looking for Sweden Township intruders….Party guests steal items from Tioga County home….ATV and shotgun stolen from Delmar Township camp…..Next on-air report after 12:06 pm on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

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Obituaries: Goldie Meacham (Olean) & Kathleen Cool (Austin)

 PennDOT is alerting drivers that snowfall and the potential for snow squalls are in the forecast for areas of northcentral Pennsylvania through Tuesday. Accumulations of up to 12 inches are possible in northern areas and a minimum of 3 inches is expected across much of the region. While accumulation could be slight in southern counties, winds and low temperatures could combine with the snowfall to make conditions slippery and challenging.

Sudden and heavy snow squalls are one of the biggest challenges that motorists, including PennDOT plow truck drivers, face during the winter. Motorists need to be alert for sudden squalls that can quickly cause roads to become snow covered. Heavy squalls can also cause whiteout conditions that can greatly restrict or virtually eliminate a driver’s visibility.

PennDOT recommends motorists avoid traveling during winter storms if possible, but motorists who must be on the road are urged to use caution while driving.

If motorists do encounter snow squalls while traveling, PennDOT offers this advice:

  • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
  • Turn on your headlights.
  • Stay in your lane.
  • Increase your following distance.
  • Stay alert, keep looking as far ahead as possible and be patient.
  • Reduce in-car distractions since your full attention is required.
  • Use defroster and wipers.
  • Keep windows and mirrors free of snow and ice.
  • During whiteouts, come to a complete stop only when you can safely get as far off the road as possible or when there is a safe area to do so.
  • Use four-way flashers when traveling slowly.
  • Do not stop in the flow of traffic since this could create a chain-reaction collision.
  • Do not pass a vehicle moving slowly or speed up to get away from a vehicle that is following too closely.
  • Always buckle up and never drink and drive.

PennDOT is prepared, with plow trucks and other equipment ready. Salt, anti-skid and other materials are in good supply. Crews will be working around the clock if necessary to keep roads safe and passable.

Motorists are reminded that roadways will not be free of snow while precipitation is falling. With freezing temperatures, roads that look wet may be icy, and extra caution is needed when approaching bridges and highway ramps where ice can form without warning. Motorists should leave plenty of space – six car lengths — when following a truck that is plowing or spreading winter materials.

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should consider special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

PennDOT also reminds citizens that downloadable materials, including home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are available at www.ReadyPA.org or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA. Citizens can find information about getting involved in local emergency response efforts and other volunteer opportunities through the Web site or the toll-free line.

For more information on winter driving and PennDOT operations, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

For PennDOT regional information for major highways on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

 

The PA Route 6 Alliance is reminding business and property owners in Warren,McKean, Potter and Tioga County that the deadline to apply for funding to improve the exterior of businesses is quickly approaching.

Applications for the regional façade grant program sponsored by the PA Route 6 Alliance and the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) are due by December 22 at the Galeton office of the Alliance. Applications can be submitted electronically too.

The PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Regional Façade Program is intended enhance the attractiveness of the small towns within the PA Wilds and along the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor by helping commercial property owners and business owners in Warren, McKean, Potter and Tioga County improve the look of their buildings.

The PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Façade Program will provide funding to commercial building owners and business owners (with property owner approval) as well as non-profits, with the restoration of building facades within the targeted area. Eligible types of restoration activities include design assistance, a fresh coat of paint, new signage, and repairing or replacing an awning.

According to Terri Dennison of the PA Route 6 Alliance, the Façade program will fund about 32 façade projects at a maximum of $5000 each with a required 1:1 match. It will also make smaller matching signage grants available to 50 retail and host site establishments involved in The Wilds Cooperative, a visitor experience the PA Wilds Center is working to curate and grow.

The program is made possible thanks to an $183,000 Keystone Communities grant from the PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and project support funding from the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR).

For more information about the PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Regional Façade Program, contact the PA Route 6 Alliance at 814-435-7706. Guidelines and applications can be found at www.paroute6.com/facade.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and L&M Lumber teaming up for the house decorating contest this year.  Ten homes are listed on the ballot and voters select their top three selections.  New this year is the opportunity to select a home not on the ballot to receive honorable mention.

The addresses of the homes participating include, 412 West 6th Street, 114 West 4th Street, 1007 Bucktail Trail Highway Driftwood (Mason Farm), 110 West 7th Street, 2067 Rich Valley Road, 20 Kelly Road (Blackburn Circle), 79 Bomar Drive, 378 East Fifth Street Extension, 2846 Sizerville Road and 212 East 4th Street.  Ballots are available at L&M Lumber and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.  Voting ends Saturday, December 16.  The winners will receive Chamber Bucks and will be announced Monday, December 18.

A Columbia  Cross Roads woman was hurt in a one-vehicle accident last Thursday evening in Richmond Township, Tioga County. State police at Mansfield just last night, released details reporting Brandi Maki was headed east on Route 6 near the Roseville Road when her Chevrolet Trailblazer skidded and spun off the road, crossed to the other side,  hit an embankment, traveled over the embankment and overturned twice before coming to rest upside down in a nearby field. Maki was taken by ambulance to Troy Hospital and has been cited for speeding.

Sweden Township police are still looking for  a couple of intruders who were chased off property on the North Hollow Road last Tuesday morning. When a resident let her dogs out at around 10:30 am, the dogs  headed to the barn and began barking where two trespassers were located. One of them fired a gun and the dogs went back to the house. Both men were wearing camo clothing and ball caps. One has a beard and the other, blonde hair. They left the property in an older gray Ford single cab pick up with  damage to the front passenger side.

Anyone knowing these individuals or sees the vehicles should  call 911 immediately. Do not approach the truck.

A couple of thefts in Tioga County have been investigated by state police at Mansfield. A Tioga Township will probably not invite these guests again. Rayco Irean Teneyck had a part at her home on Old Keys Road Sunday night and after the guests left, she discovered several items had been stolen. Burglars stole a green 2000 Yamaha Grizzly ATV and a Springfield double barrel 16-gauge shotgun from a camp on West Hill Road in Delmar Township sometime since the first of October.The camp is owned by 79 year old Karl Latshaw of Berks County.

                                      Obituraies

Goldie M. Meacham, 89, of Olean, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Olean, after a long illness.

Born on February 14, 1928 in Shinglehouse, Pa., she was a daughter of Fred and Hazel Wheeler Osborne.  On November 30, 1946 in Coudersport, Pa., she married Paul E. Meacham, who passed away on April 29, 2008.

Goldie was employed at the former American Olean Tile Company for 22 years. She enjoyed animals and gardening.

Surviving are a son, Gary P. (Shirley) Meacham, Sr. of Clara, Pa.; a granddaughter, Lisa (Andrew) Sottolano; two grandsons, Gary P. (Amy) Meacham, Jr. and Eric (Jennifer) Meacham; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Yentzer of Roulette and Alfreda Palmatier of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Goldie was predeceased by five sisters, Bea Stephens, Alyene Shaw, Ruth Gleason, Gloria Chapell and Beverly Smith; and a brother, Adelbert “Spud” Osborne.

At Goldie’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.  Private burial services will be held on, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Woodland Cemetery, Coudersport.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Goldie’s name may be made to the Friends of the Pines, 2245 W. State Street, Olean, NY 14760.

Goldie’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

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

Kathleen Janice Cool, 72, of Austin, PA, passed away at her home on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was born on January 16, 1945 in St. Marys, PA, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Fetterman) Green.

Kathleen loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching football and NASCAR, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and driver, Davey Allison. Kathleen was a true homemaker and will be remembered for her kind-hearted nature.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Angela (Cool) and Richard Earle of Austin, PA; five grandchildren, Sloane (Joe Allen) Earle, James (Desi) Earle, Jordan Earle, Richard (Alexandria) Earle, Geraldine (David) Britton; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Jean) Green; two sisters, Karen (Tango) Haviland and Linda Steis; sister-in-law, Lydia Green; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by three brothers, James, David, and Donald; her brother-in-law, Wayne Steis.

Kathleen’s services will be private and held at the convenience of her family.

To share your fondest memories of Kathleen, please visit thomasfickinger.com.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, PA.