Tuesday November 6, 2018



Monday’s high, 48; Overnight low, 41; .32” rain

It’s finallyhere! No, not Christmas the election. Polls are open here in Pennsylvannia until 8:00 pm tonight.Topping the ballot is the Pennsylvania governor’s race. Candidates include Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf with running mate John Fetterman for lieutenant governor; Republicans Scott R. Wagner and Jeff Bartos; Green Party candidates Paul Glover and Jocyln Bowser-Bostick; and Libertarians Ken B. Krawchuk and Kathleen S. Smith.
Running for U.S. Senate are incumbent Bob Casey Jr., Democrat; Lou Barletta, Republican; Neal Gale, Green; and Dale R. Kerns Jr., Libertarian. Following a Supreme Court Ruling, Potter County was moved from the 5th Congressional District to the 12th District.Candidates for the Pa. 12th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives are Democrat Marc Friedenberg and Republican incumbent Tom Marino . Glenn Thompson, the incumbent representiven the 5th contressional District, a Republican is opposed by Demmocrat nominee Barbara Boser. Most of Potter County is in the 67th Legislative District, where the candidates for a two-year term in the Pa. House of Representatives are Democrat Maryann Cole and Republican incumbent Martin T. Causer. For Galeton Borough and Pike Township in Potter County and Tioga and Bradford Counties, the choices are Democrat Carrie Heath or Republican Clint Owlett for the 68th District seat.
McKean County DA Stephanie Vettenburg Shaffer is holding an Elder Law Days event Wedneday in at the Bradford Senior Center Wednesday and another at the Kane Senior Center on November 19.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018
4:00-6:00 PM 4:00-600 PM
Bradford Senior Center Kane Senior Center
4:00- Opening Remarks- Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer, McKean County District Attorney
4:00-5:00- Elder Scam: The speaker will walk you through how to become “Scam Smart”, protect yourself from fraud, and understand con’s and other crimes related to charitable contributions, sweepstakes, lottery, checks and money orders, home improvements, and identity theft.
Alan McGill – Senior Supervisory Special Agent, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
5:00-5:45-Legal Issues: The speaker will walk you through the importance of planning ahead with Wills, Power of Attorney and Advanced Directives.
Tony Clarke-Attorney, The Clarke Firm. Speaking on November 7.
Erik Ross-Attorney, Woods Baker & Ross.Speaking on November 19.
5:45-6:00-Leaving a Legacy- The speaker will give an overview of the McKean County Community Foundation.
Paula Fritz Eddy-Executive Director of the McKean County Community Foundation.
Paula Fritz Eddy is the Executive Director of the newly formed McKean County Community Foundation. Having worked for Penn Lakes Girl Scout Council and the McKean County Unit of the American Cancer Society, she has had over 35 years of experience in the nonprofit world and for the past 15 she has worked with individuals, businesses and organizations to create a legacy that can make our communities a better place to live. The Community Foundations tries to connect people who care with causes that matter.
Sponsored by the McKean County District Attorney’s Office, McKean County Collaborative Board, PA Office of Attorney General and the LINK to Aging and Disabilities.
o RSVP is required.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers that emergency work to repair a slide condition will require a short-term closure of Wykoff Run (Route 2001). The closure may continue through daylight hours on Tuesday, November 6.
The work area is located about a mile north of the intersection of Wykoff Run and the Quehanna Highway (Route 2006) in Cameron County. All work will be done by a PennDOT Cameron County Maintenance crew.
The 38-mile detour will direct drivers to use Route 2001, Route 2006 (Quehanna Highway), Route 555, and Route 120. Motorists heading to camps along Wykoff Run will be able to access those locations from the Sinnemahoning end of the roadway.
Drivers are reminded to obey official detour signs and posted speed limits and to always buckle up.
PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.


PennDot is alerting area drivers that road work is scheduled in the Bradford area next week. Currently, PennDOT expects work to take place on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7 and 8.
Crews will be scratching trouble spots at the following locations:
• Route 46, just outside of the city limits;
• South Avenue from Race Street to West Corydon Street;
• West Corydon Street also near the city limits.
Scratching along these routes will help seal up the roadway surface and ensure ride quality through the winter months. As soon as weather allows, crews will return to these sites in April to perform milling and paving.

Next week, crews will also perform finish paving on the Owens Way bridge (from the northbound off-ramp to the railroad tracks).
Traffic in these work zones will be controlled by flaggers in the roadway enforcing an alternating traffic pattern. Drivers should expect delays as work takes place. Drivers familiar with the area may want to take alternate routes.
This work is part of a contract to improve several roads in McKean and Potter counties. Overall work includes milling, roadway repair, ADA ramps, paving, and some drainage.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, PA is the contractor on this $5.1 million job. All work is weather and schedule dependent.


Motorists in McKean County should prepare for daytime lane closures next week on three different bridges. Work will take place Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 9.
Routine bridge and roadway maintenance work will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the following locations:
• JV-57: A bridge on Route 6 over Marvin Creek in Hazel Hurst, Hamlin Township;
• JV-64: A bridge on Route 155 over Newell Creek in Eldred Township, 2 miles southeast of Larabee;
• JV-70: A bridge on Columbia Hill Road (Route 1015) over the north branch of Cole Creek in Keating Township, north of Wrights Corners;
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
These bridges were replaced in 2017 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) Rapid Bridge Replacement program, which is replacing a total of 558 bridges across Pennsylvania.
Both Kane drivers escaped injury in a collision Monday in Hamiton Township, McKean County. The collision occurred when Darlene Haly was going east at fell asleep at the wheel around 10 am. Her Chevrolet Cruz crossed over into the opposite lane where it hit a Toyota driven by Brandon Meeker . Ste police at Ridgway have released details about an accident involving two tractor trailers last Tuesday, October 30. A tractor trailer headed south on Route 219 hit a deer causing it to fly overhead andn into another tractor trailer which was operated by Dennis Snyder. He was taken to PennHIghland Elk for treatment of minor injuries. The other driver did not stop.
Sweden Townshp police advise motorists that deer are now in the rut and there is increased movement on area highways. They don’t always go onto the pavement where there is a “deer crossing” sign as they can jump into a vehicle’s path from any location.