Thursday May 10, 2018

Photo by Gerri Miller

Barnum Road Wetlands, Eldred, PA

Wednesday’s high, 76; Overnight low, 51; no precipitation







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Local Photographer to be presented PA Route 6 Award next week at annual meeting….Work has begun replacing bridge deck over  Canoe Camp Creek in Tioga County….Downstate man arrested after leading troopers on a chase in Cameron County with stolen vehicle….Injuries reported for Blossburg driver and two young passengers…..Mansfield woman accused of damaging vehicle and TV set…..16 year old Shinglehouse boy arrested for underage drinking after being stopped late last month while driving in Hebron Township….

Obituary: Audrey Kio, Ulysses

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The PA Route 6 Alliance is holding its Annual Meeting and an Educational Summit at the Warren Days Inn next week.


10 am – 2pm

Woods, Water, Wheels: Strategies for Connecting Outdoor Recreation and Our Communities.

Learn Strategies to:

– Link your community or business to the surrounding outdoor recreation.

– Use your Natural Assets to build a better Community.

– Link hiking and biking trails to the downtowns.

– Create business opportunities based on natural assets.

– Benefit in trends in outdoor recreation.


Registration cost is $20 and includes lunch.

3 pm – 5pm

Guided walking tour of Historic Warren will be offered followed by a tour and program at the newly renovated

Struthers Library Theatre.


10:30 am – 2:30pm

Annual Meeting and “Do 6” Awards

The Annual Meeting includes a period of networking and viewing of sponsor displays, followed by the PA Route 6 Annual Business Meeting and a presentation on the accomplishments in 2017. Local Photographer Curt Weinhold of Coudersport will be presented the “Artisan of the Year Award.” Fabric Artist Nancy Asmus of Meadville will present her DO 6 throw. The Keynote speaker for this year’s meeting is Roy Gothie, Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, PA Department of Transportation.

Registration fee is $30 and includes lunch.

FMI: 814-435-7706 or

A downstate man was committed to the Potter County Jail  in lieu of $100,000 bail after being apprehended by state police following a pursuit Monday morning on Wykoff Run Road in Grove Township, Cameron County. The episode began when Emporium based state police received notification from the Indiana, PA and Johnstown police departments that 27 year old Joseph  Gillo, Jr. of Clymer  was wanted for robbery/car and car jacking. State police at the Indiana barracks reported that Gillo had stolen a vehicle from his father, Joseph Gillo, also of Clymer and could be headed to a camp on Wykoff Run in Cameron County. Local troopers spotted Gillo going north and pulled him over but he refused to get out as order and took of leading police on a pursuit. Officers put down spike strips which deflated all four tires on the stolen unit but Gillo continued on for about a half mile before stopping. He was taken into custody without further incident and was arraigned prior to being locked up.

A Blossburg  driver and his young passengers were hurt in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Covington Township. According to Mansfield based state police, Kenneth Partheimer was headed north on Route 15 when he swerved his Chevrolet Suburban to avoid striking a vehicle ahead of him. Partheimer overcorrected sending the SUV off the road and into a section of guardrails; then overcorrected causing the vehicle to cross both lanes and spin into another set of guardrails. The SUV then rolled onto the driver’s side, then returned upright before sliding down an embankment where it came to rest. He was taken by helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. His two passengers  an 11 year old boy and a two year old boy were taken by ambulance to the same hospital.

No injuries were reported for a Westfield driver whose car collided with a utility pole  and traffic sign last Friday afternoon in Westfield. Troopers explained 62 year old Cynthia McLaughlin was going north on Route 249 when her Toyota Corolla went off the pavement. While McLaughlin was not hurt, her car had to be towed from the scene.

Both drivers escaped injury in a rear-end collision Sunday afternoon in Union Township, Tioga County.  According to State Police, 72 year old Rudy Passeri failed to stop his southbound Chevrolet Equinox in time and ran into the back of a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Hoard Hamm of Troy which was stopped waiting to make a left turn off of Route 14 onto Mill Hill Road.

DUI charges are pending against 63 year old Sandra Degler of Emporium after a one-vehicle crash in Shippen Township, Cameron County Wednesday afternoon.  Degler’s Toyota Highlander went off of Old West Creek Road and collided with a traffic sign and embankment. The SUV had to be towed from the scene.

Similar charges are being filed against 30 year old William Sherwood of Roulette. Troopers claim when they stopped Sherwood at the intersection of Pomeroy Road and Main Street in the village on the night of April 23, he exhibited signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

A 24 year old Mansfield woman has been arrested for criminal mischief . Troopers allege Mareese Wells broke windows in a 2001 Buick LeSabre and a Roku TV. Damage to the property owned by Kathryn Lewis of Lyons, NY and Brandy Lane of Mansfield amounted to a total of $1698.00.

A criminal mischief in Genesee Township between April 30 and May 9 remains under investigation by state police at the Coudersport barracks. Unknown culprits deposited two bales of hay on land along the Gold Road owned by Roxann and Joshua Levin.

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Tioga County has begun a bridge deck replacement project on a bridge carrying Route 2027 (Canoe Camp Creek Road) over Canoe Camp Creek near T-497 (Pitts Road) in Richmond Township. The bridge is closed for this project. A detour is in place using Route 2022 (East Hill Road), Route 2005 (North Williamson Road), and South Main Street in Mansfield. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the month.


Audrey L. KIO, 85, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, surrounded by her family.  Born April 23, 1933, in Loucks Mills, Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Hugh and Neva Thompson Flynn.  On August 23, 1953, in Bingham Township, she married Donald F. Kio, who predeceased her on August 28, 2007. Audrey owned and operated restaurants in Ulysses and Genesee.  She founded and operated Circle K Speedway in Whitesville, NY.  Surviving are:  five children, Michael Kio, Darrwin “Duke” (Sally) Kio, Thomas (Donna) Kio, and Steve (Sharon) Kio, and Donna (Durell, Jr.) Houghtaling;  a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Ann Kio of Ulysses;  21 grandchildren;  41 great-grandchildren;  and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Jonathan E. Kio, on January 13, 2018;  a granddaughter, Melinda Houghtaling;  a great-granddaughter, Morgan Kurtz;  six brothers; and three sisters.  A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Ulysses United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate.   Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at