Monday February 12, 2018


Sunday’s high, 48; Overnight low, 28; rain







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Obituary: Alfred “Dennis: Hathaway, Salamanca (Shinglehouse)

Cause of Port Allegany house fire remains a mystery….Kane police arrest man for hitting pushing teen… into stove…Millerton resident accused of grabbing and shoving woman….icy roads blamed for Tioga County accidents…Troopers looking for NY man suspected of stealing car in Tioga County…Gun and money stolen from Westfield residence….Smethport burglary investigated…

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Star Hose Volunteer Fire Company Chief Kevin Ernst is asking for help to solve a fire which destroyed a Port Allegany home  Saturday morning. The chief explained tht a fire was believed tohave been extinguished at around 6:00 am at the home of Lloyd Fink Jr. on Chestnut Street but the department was dispatched agin minutes before 7:00 am and found the 24 x 24 two story home fully engulfed. The loss is estimated to be $75,000. There were no injuries and the investigation is continuing.

Troopers at the Kane barracks have arrested 23 year old William Sirline (on address given) for harassment. Police claim Sirline pushed an 18 year old female victim into a stove on Route 46 during an argument lat Thursday evening.

A Millerton resident was arrested by state police at Mansfield for harassment in connection to a domestic violence incident on Church Street in Jackson township during the early morning of December 20.  Troopers allege 25 year old Bryan Talada grabbed and shoved a 51 year old Gillett, PA woman but police did not see any injuries.

Icy roads continue to cause accidents in Tioga County. State police report Reinaldo Rodriguez of Wellsboro escaped injury last Wednesday afternoon when his Ford Sport Trac slid off the slush covered Route 660 near the Route 362 intersection went into a ditch, collided with a drainage pipe and rolled over onto its side causing the roof to hit a tree.

A tractor trailer operator has been cited for hit and run after damaging property at the Mansfield Walmart Friday morning. According to Mansfield-based state police Joseph Rechart’s Freightliner hit a light pole and concrete base in the parking lot but he did not stop to report the damage.  However, the rig was located a couple of miles from the scene after becoming disabled.

Emporium-based state police related that both drivers escaped injury in a collision Friday afternoon at the intersection of Wycoff Run Road and Route 120. Elkland resident Calvin Wright’s Pontiac Grand Prix fishtailed after hitting a patch of ice on Route 49 in Nelson Township  Friday night, spun off the road; went down an embankment of came to rest against a tree.

Addresses were not given for the drivers but authorities explained that a collision occurred Friday afternoon when Cynthia Setzer failed to yield to a vehicle driven by Marion Swank which was headed east as she turned west onto Route 120.

A 73 year old man is accused of hit and run. State police in Kane provided information that the man pulled out of his driveway on Route 446 near  the McCrea Brook Road and failed to stop after his car struck the left quarter panel on a vehicle driven by a 51 year old woman.

Two drivers have been cited for DUI /drugs recently in McKean County. Authorities allege when they stopped 38 year old Almalik Todd of Columbia, SC for a traffic violation one Route 219 in Kane on the afternoon of February 3, they found him in possession  of marijuana. Donovan Austin, 25, of Bolivar, NY was arrested following a traffic stop early Saturday morning on Route 155 in Annin Township. He was also found in possession of a small amount of pot.

Tioga County authorities are looking for 32 year old William Wagner III of Watkins Glen, NY who is suspected of stealing a vehicle in Tioga County on December 23. Troopers report Wagner took a vehicle belonging to 61 year old Timothy Price from his Lawrenceville home for a “test” drive without Price’s permission .The vehicle was located in Corning, NY with the help of NY State Police. A warrant for Wagner’s arrest has been issued. He faces charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, both felonies, and a misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is encouraged to call state police at 570.662.2151.

Burglars stole a pistol and cash from the home of 71 year old Frank Gunn on Howland Hill Road in Westfield during a short span of time on December 6. The revolver is described as being a Stern Blackhawk Ruger .357 Mag  valued at $750. The stolen currency is estimated to be about $712.

State police at Kane say they are looking at a number of “people of interest” in connection to a burglary last Thursday evening  on Route 46 Smethport. Authorities did not say if anything was stolen or not from the home of Daniel Hannashs.

Arwen Kuhn, 38 of St. Marys has been cited for criminal trespass. State police at Ridgway claim Kuhn entered the St. Marys Walmart last Thursday evening  even after being warned in writing on two separate occasions that she is prohibited from being on the store’s property.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have been honored with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) 2018 State Agency Partner Awards for their partnership on the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania in 2017. The statewide campaign organized over 132,000 volunteers who participated in over 7,200 local cleanup events in every county of the commonwealth.

The Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania is coordinated by KAB affiliate Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful with state agency support from DEP and PennDOT. Last year the campaign brought thousands of Pennsylvanians together in the spring to collect millions of pounds of trash and plant trees, shrubs, and flowers.

In 2017, through PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, agency district coordinators partnered with over 4,800 volunteer groups adopting 10,733 miles, collectively saving the commonwealth in excess of $5 million, allowing scarce commonwealth resources to be re-directed to areas needing critical attention.

DEP funding covered the cost of supplies for the participating volunteers, who collected more than 5 million pounds of trash from an estimated 11,168 miles of roads, railroad tracks, trails, waterways, and shorelines and planted 16,437 trees, bulbs, and plants in Pennsylvania.

DEP and PennDOT partner on statewide public outreach to raise public awareness of cleanup events.

The Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, and numerous companies also support the communities’ cleanup projects.


Alfred “Dennis” Hathaway, 69, of Salamanca, formerly of Eldred, Pa., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Olean General Hospital, Olean, after a long illness.

Born on January7, 1949 in Olean, he was a son of Alfred Lewis and Theo G. Schoonover Hathaway.

Dennis attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, Pa. and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War as a radio technician. Dennis received a Purple Heart for injuries received during the war.

He was employed as a truck driver for most of his life and had previously been employed at the former Nicholas Radio and TV Repair in Westons Mills. He worked lastly at the Gowanda Hospital in the maintenance department until being forced to retire from injuries sustained in a work related accident.

Dennis enjoyed collecting old coins and currency. He enjoyed buying old riding mowers, repairing and then selling the mowers. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving are his longtime companion, Bonnie Hess of Salamanca; eight children, Dennis S. Hathaway of Portville, Patty (Jeff) Jimerson of Salamanca, Jacqueline “Jackie” (Dave) Jones of Clarksville, Tennessee, Lori Hathaway of Salamanca, Patty Hathaway of Kentucky, and Alfred Lewis Hathaway, Hazel Hathaway, and Patrick Hathaway, all of Salamanca; twenty two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allen “Squirt” (Calla) Hathaway and Steven P. (Linda Clayton) Hathaway, both of Shinglehouse, Pa.; a sister, Jane (Ted) Pangburn of Richburg; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by a sister Jacqueline Thompson; and a niece, Nicole Pangburn.