Black Forest Express
Monday’s high, 28; Overnight low, 33; no precipitation
TUE-AFTERNOON SHOWERS, MAYBE FREEZING RAIN
TUE NIGHT-RAIN CONTINUES, LOW 37
WED-SPOTTY SOWERS HIGH 53
WED NIGHT-LOW 47
THU-CHANCE OF RAIN TAPERS OFF, HIGH 54
THU NIGHT-LOW 33
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Obituaries: Timothy “Tim” Schaub Coudersport and Milton Stebbins, Port Allegany NWS issues advisory for freezing rain …..Construction for a new bridge in Foster Township, McKean County will begin soon….Potter County Early Childhood Expo will be held April 21 in Coudersport….Tax advisor will be available April 3 at Cameron County Chamber of Commerce OIffice…Smethport woman accused of stealing elderly man’s check and making it out to herself….Attempted burglary at Emporium playground investigated….Texas driver accused of DUI after Tioga County crash…..
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The National Weather Service has issued a “ Winter Weather Advisory” in effect from 10 am this morning to 5 PM EDT this afternoon… freezing rain expected in some locations. Total ice accumulation of a light glaze is expected in McKean, Potter, Cameron, northern Clinton and northern Center counties. Light freezing rain will spread east into the region late this morning, and could persist right through the afternoon hours, especially across the higher terrain. The greatest threat for freezing rain will be on the ridge tops, and north-facing slopes. The ice will result in very slippery conditions on untreated sidewalks, roads and bridges. A “Winter Weather Advisory” is the least severe of the watches and warnings. Next is “Watch” and the most severe (if a blizzard is not predicted is “Warning.”
Construction for a Route 346 (Derrick Road) bridge spanning Foster Brook in Foster Township, McKean County, is scheduled to begin soon as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Construction is expected to begin during the week of April 9 and be complete in early October. During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals .In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. This bridge is referred to as JV-66 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.
The Potter County Commissioners announced at a recent meeting that the 2018 Early Childhood Expo will be held April 21 at the Coudersport Elementary School. Several agencies, who provide services to infants, toddles and young children and their parents and/or caregivers , will be participating. The Expo will be free of charge .
“Ask an Accountant” hours offered by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce are changing in April. Jessica Herzing, an area accountant, will be at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center on Tuesday, April 3 from 6pm to 7:30pm.
These free, walk-in office hours are available to all local business owners and entrepreneurs. Small businesses aren’t always in need of a dedicated bookkeeper, tax preparer or Certified Public Accountant, however, they can still benefit from the expertise of an accounting professional when questions arise. Jessica will be available to answer your accounting and tax questions or point you in the right direction to the resources needed to ensure you have the best, most accurate information as you move forward building your business.
Jessica is a staff accountant and tax preparer at Judd A. Schager, CPA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Central Pennsylvania College. As a CPA candidate, she is bound by the ethical standards of the accounting profession, as well as professional liability and negligence constraints. She cannot perform actual tax preparation, bookkeeping, or accounting engagement services in this voluntary capacity.
Unable to attend “Ask an Accountant” hours? Be sure to take advantage of Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center’s, Corry Riley, on Thursday, April 26. Corry has been a Business Outreach Consultant with the SBDC since 2005. He serves Cameron, Clearfield, and Potter counties. He will be here, at the Chamber, providing office hours from 10 am to 3 pm, and can provide assistance with financial analysis, Quickbooks Assitance, market research, business plan development, environmental compliance, human resources, and management assistance. Walk-ins are welcome, however, appointments are recommended and may be scheduled by contacting the SBDC at (814)393-2060 or via email at email@example.com.
Emporium based state police have arrested 31 year old Ashley Jo Calloway of Smethport on forgery and theft charges. Troopers allege Callaway stole a check from a 93 year old Emporium man on February 6; made it out to herself for $200 and then cashed it. The elderly victim resides on East Allegany Street
State police in that town are continuing their investigation into an attempted burglary at the Prospect Park Playground located at the intersection of Arch Street and Meadow Road. Would-be burglars pulled open the doors in an effort to enter thestorage building beweet 5:00pm an dmidnight Sunday but apparently left empty handed.
DUI charges have been filed against a 22 year old Crockett Texas woman by state police at Mansfield. Authorities claim Kimstry Martin was speeding when her Dodge Dart slid off of the gravel Ore Bed Road in Richmond Township on Sunday, March 18 and hit a speed limit sign. The car then dropped into a ditch. The driver and her passenger, Nathan Shaw of Ida Louisiana, were treated at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for minor injuries and troopers claim both men had consumed alcohol
Timothy A. “Tim” Schaub, 51, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on March 1, 1967 in Coudersport, he was a son of Lewis S. “Louie” and Louise McNulty Schaub.
Tim was a 1985 graduate of Coudersport High School. He was a two time All Star in basketball and was the Most Valuable Player for the North Tier League in 1984. He was a member of the golf team in high school and was the Prom King in his senior year in high school. He graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
Tim was employed by Potter County Human Services as a caseworker for 18 years until retiring due to ill health.
Tim was a member and a deacon of the First United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport. He was an avid Red Sox fan and Minnesota Vikings fan. He was a former member of the Coudersport Golf Club. He enjoyed music and photography. He was very active in the Special Olympics program and was the recipient of the WOW Award for working with the bowling team in 2004.
Surviving are his parents of Coudersport; a sister, Nan M. (Don) Tanner of Turtlepoint; a brother, David M. (Janice Nolan) Schaub of Bellefonte; four nieces, Amy Schaub Karfonta, Angela Schaub Stebila, Anne Schaub Parise, and Sara Schaub Tyson; a nephew, Travis Tanner; twelve grandnieces and grandnephews, Nolan and Adam Karfonta, Madison, Michael, Matthew, and Benjamin Stebila, Dominic, Abigail and Isabella Parise, and Anna, Jack, and Molly Tyson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins
Tim was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 2pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the First United Presbyterian Church, 402 North Main Street, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at 2pm with the Rev. Carl P. Greene, Interim Minister of Worship and Pastoral Care, officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
The family will provide flowers. Memorials in Tim’s name may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 402 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Tim’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Tim, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Milton O. Stebbins, 81, of, Port Allegany, died Friday (March 23, 2018) in the Olean General Hospital, Olean. He was born Jun 1, 1936 in Coudersport, a son of Leon and Eva McFall Stebbins, On Jan. 28, 1956 in Port Allegany; he married Betty Crowe, who survives. Mr. Stebbins was a Maintenance Supervisor, employed by Pittsburg Corning, Port Allegany, PA, retiring in 2003 after 47 years of service. He was a life member of both the Star Hose Co #1of Port Allegany and the Keating Sportsman Club of Smethport PA. He was also a member of the VFW Post 6391of Port Allegany Milton enjoyed hunting and most of all spending time with his family In addition to his wife, he is survived by Two daughters: Catherine (Mick) O’Brien of Smethport, PA and Corinne Lewis of Portville, NY, One son: Jeffery (Crystal) Stebbins of Ocean Side, CA Thirteen grandchildren, Nathan (Laura) O’Brien, Kylee (Brian) Little; Ashley (Shane) Rice Joshuah Lewis, Jeffery, Andrew, and Mark Stebbins; Hunter and Sierra Brandt; Shannon (Megan) Yeager, Bryon (Jessie) Stebbins, and Mary and Margo Stebbins Six great grandchildren Two daughters-in-law, Karen Stebbins and Linda Stebbins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Mark and Brian Stebbins and one brother Marlin Stebbins There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00 am in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N Main St.,, Port Allegany, PA with the Rev James Kazimer, Pastor of the First Church of God of Eldred, officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany, PA. Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743 Or Star Hose Co #1/ Port Allegany Fire Dept., PO Box 295, Port Allegany, PA 16743 the grimes Cemetery Association, PO Box 383, Port Allegany, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.