Sunday’s high, 36; Overnight low, 27, no precipitation
MON-MILD WITH RAIN SHOWERS, HIGH 52
MON NIGHT-LOW 50
TUE-MOSTLY CLOUDYWARM, HIGH 67
TUE NIGHT-LOW 55
WED-RAIN SHOWERS HIGH 65
WED NIGHT-LOW 30
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OLbituaries: Lillian McPhail, Harrison Valley and Darreyll Connolly, Roulette
Westfield man jailed in connection to bank robbery…Suspect accused of trying to buy gun illegally….Johnsonburg woman charged with multiple traffic offenses after crash in Elk County…Medical problem causes Tioga County accident…..Weedville camp burglary probed….store cited for selling tobacco to underage customer….. Area students invited to enter art contest…..
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A Westfield resident is sitting in the Tioga County Prison in lieu of bail after being nabbed in connection to a bank robbery last week. Jared S. Pierce, 29, was charged with two counts of Robbery, Theft, and Receiving Stolen property. During an ongoing investigation the Westfield Borough Police Department identified Pierce as the primary suspect. Following a tip that Pierce was at a residence in Cowanesque with a large amount of cash, a search warrant was obtained and served by the officers of the Westfield Borough Police Department, Galeton Police Department and Coudersport PSP. Pierce was located and taken into custody without incident. Pierce was arraigned and is currently incarcerated at the Tioga County Prison pending bail.
Coudersport based state police have not released the name of a suspect who is accused of lying on an application to buy a gun last fall. Troopers claim the Coudersport man lied while trying to buy a weapon on October 27 on Route 607 in Austin on October 27. The purchase was denied by the seller.
An Austin driver escaped injury Friday morning when his vehicle sideswiped a legally parked truck in that town. Troopers claim 68 year old James Hooftallen was traveling east on Thorn Street when his vehicle crossed to the other side of the road and collided with a 2014 Ford causing minor damage to the driver side front door and mirror. Police allege Hooftallen left the scene without reporting the damage.
Numerous traffic offenses have been filed against a Johnsonburg woman after a collision early Sunday morning in Jones Township, Elk County. Ridgway based state police say Kirsten Cowan-McGill was headed east when her Kia Forte went off the right side of the road, hit a mailbox and a tree before stopping. Troopers claim Cowan-McGill fled the scene with her SUV partially parked in the roadway. After her identification was determined, she was charged with multiple traffic violations including failing to change name and/or address.
A medical emergency is blamed for an accident last Wednesday morning in Tioga Township., Tioga County. Mark Stevens, 62, of Wellsboro was going north when his northbound Nissan Murano went off the road, and sheared off a utility pole before stopping. Stevens was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
A Westfield man escaped injury Friday morning in a minor collision in Brookfield Township. A Chevrolet Impala driven by Delbert Houghtaling came to rest after colliding with a stone mailbox off of the North Fork Road.
Ridgway based state police investigated a camp burglary discovered Sunday morning on the Mt. Zion Road in Weedville. Apparently burglars did not take anything the camp owned by Michael Civils of Duncansville, PA after forcing their way inside sometime since February 4. The glass int the main door was broken by the crooks who then reached inside to unlock thedoor.
A St. Marys store has been cited for selling tobacco to a minor. Troopers in Ridgway claim the youth bought a pack of Newport cigarettes Saturday afternoon at the Get Go on the Million Dollar Highway.
Seventh through twelfth graders who live in Bradford, Potter and Tioga counties and attend public or private schools or are home-schooled are invited to submit three entries for the 2018 Gmeiner Youth Art Exhibit. “Students can submit any type of artwork they want,” said Gmeiner Director Anna Wales.
The deadline to enter is Tuesday, Feb. 20. Students who are home-schooled or not currently enrolled in an art class at a public or private school must photograph each piece they plan to enter and email each photograph separately to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a three to five-sentence artist’s statement describing how and why they created that particular piece.
Art teachers for students in public or private schools are asked to create a slideshow of their students’ entries and artist statements and email the slideshow to email@example.com.
For the show, accepted videos have to be looped and have a pixel aspect ratio of 720 by 480 or higher and two-dimensional works, such as sculptures, ceramics and glass have to be 48 inches in any direction, weigh less than 70 pounds and fit through a six by eight-foot doorway. The accepted videos will be shown on a flat-screen monitor provided by the Gmeiner. Artists are encouraged but not required to mat or frame accepted artwork, such as photographs, paintings, drawings and mixed media,
“All art submitted must be original not a copy of someone else’s work
Submitted entries will be juried and selected for the exhibit based on quality, presentation and correctly following the required application process by a committee of artists from the Gmeiner.
Jurists are Carol Ann Simon Cillo of Lycoming County, Steve Getz of Clinton County and Gmeiner Director Anna Wales. They will judge the submitted works between Feb. 21 and 27.
Approximately 50 pieces will be included in the exhibit. On Feb. 27, teachers, public and private school students not currently enrolled in an art class and home-schooled students will receive an email notifying them that their entries have or have not been accepted.
Accepted artwork has to be delivered to the Gmeiner between Wednesday, March 14 and Sunday, March 18.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Tuesday, March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. a total of $500 in cash scholarships for the continuation of their artistic endeavors will be presented to students who created the 10 pieces of artwork selected by the jurists.
With the exception of the opening reception on March 27, the exhibit will be open from 2-5 p.m. seven days a week beginning Monday, March 26 and ending at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. “This is a special show with special hours,” Wales said.
Complete details and applications for this event are available on the Gmeiner website www.gmeinerartscenter.com and on the Gmeiner Facebook page by clicking on 2018-youth-art-exhibit-pdf
Lillian Pauline McPHAIL, 101, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born July 25, 1916, in Westfield, PA, she was the daughter of G. Gordon and Cleva Luce Walters. On June 13, 1945, in Detroit, MI, she married Charles McPhail, who predeceased her on September 24, 1984. She was employed by Sears in Detroit, MI for 18 years. Pauline attended the Federated Church in Harrison Valley. Surviving are nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Merritt L. “Pete” Walters, Harold Walters, Clyde Walters, and Robert F. Walters; and three sisters, Bernice Clark, Arlene Steadman, and Doris Van Pelt. Friends may call Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Her nephew, the Rev. Robert Walters, will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Federated Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Darryell D. Connelly, 56, of Second St.,Roulette, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2018) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.
Born October 5, 1961, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Dale C. and Judy Day Connelly.
Darryell was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Port Allegany High School.
He had been employed with John Brown, Gary Fessenden, Pave-N-Save, and most recently worked in local stone quarries.
He was avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, but most of all, he loved his dogs. He was also a car show enthusiast.
He is survived by his longtime companion and former wife, Sandra Pekarski, five brothers, Donald D. (Kimberly) Connelly of Eldred, Drexel T. Connelly of Coudersport, Dale C. “Rusty” (Cindy) Connelly, Jr. of Olean, NY, Darren L. Connelly of Port Allegany, and Dana A. Connelly of Pageland, SC; a sister, Darlene F. Connelly of Erie, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Stacie L. Connelly.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced by his family.
In lieu of memorials, donations can be made in memory of Darryell and sent to: Sandra Pekarski, P.O. Box 79, Roulette, PA 16746.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made to: Sandra Pekarski
P.O. Box 79
Roulette, PA. 16746