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Bradford Airport receives grant….Coudersport Chamber planning Town Wide Yard Sales Labor Day Saturday….Troopers investigate melee at Big 30 party….boat burned in Ludlow….Williamsport man arrested on drug charges after being found with more than $9000 in cash by state police at Coudersport….Audubon, PA woman charged with DUI after crash on Denton Hill…

Obituary: Evelyn Dean Outman, Genesee

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U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced a federal grant that will help the Bradford Regional Airport (BRA) make safety equipment upgrades and remove obstructions from the runway.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $186,423 to the Bradford Regional Airport Authority for the safety initiatives.

“This grant will allow Bradford Regional to purchase new personal protective equipment that is in line with the latest safety standards,” Rep. Thompson said. “The funding will also make sure the runways are free from obstruction and clear for travel. Bradford Regional is an economic hub in McKean County. We must always work to provide the highest level of safety for airport employees and the traveling public alike.”

“The award of these funds allows us to provide our certified Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting staff to be equipped and ready to address any emergency situations that might arise,” Airport Manager Alicia Dankesreiter said. “These ARFF suits keep everyone safe which is our top priority. The remaining funding will be utilized to continue ensuring that all trees and other obstructions remain clear of the airports runways and approaches. Obstruction removal is often an ongoing project to maintain a safe airport. We remain grateful for Congressman Thompsons continued support of not only the Bradford Regional Airport but of rural aviation as a whole.”

This project removes 31 acres of tree obstructions from the Runway 14/32 approach surfaces.This grant funds the first phase which consists of obstruction removal from the Runway 32 end.This project acquires five sets of replacement personal protective equipment to assist the airport in meeting safety requirements.

The annual Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales are slated for Labor Day — Saturday, September 1 — starting 9:00 a.m., sponsored by Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce.

Bargain hunters and shoppers can plan to visit sales at the Potter County Courthouse square, and at residences around the area, guided by their choice of a Google Map available via or a printed map available several days before the sales at the Chamber Office & Potter County Artisan Center at 227 N. Main St. in Coudersport.

The Chamber charges small fees to cover the costs of sponsoring this popular event.
For $5.00, participants receive a laminated, fluorescent yard sale sign, a presence on the printed map, the same on the online, mobile-friendly map which was viewed approximately 2,000 times by the end of the 2017 sales.

Spaces on the courthouse square are 10 by 10 feet each. One space is $10.00; Two spaces are $15.00; Each additional space is $10.00.

The Chamber will sponsor food and drink on the square this year. As in past years, the square will also be equipped with an accessible portable toilet and hand wash station.
Former Chamber Office Manager Zachary Williams is coordinating this year’s sales. Please contact him at 814-647-1899 or email to get on the map. As the aim of the maps is to draw as many prospective buyers to your sales as possible, Williams needs a description of your sale (e.g., any unique items) as well as your address, full name, phone number, and email. Email addresses and phone numbers kept confidential as they’re for administrative use only in case there is any question about a listing. Last names, descriptions, and addresses will go on the maps.

Fees for sales on the courthouse square will be collected the day of the sale. With regard to residential sales, please drop off your payments and pick up your sign, or mail fees to: Coudersport Chamber, PO Box 261, Coudersport, PA 16915. In charging nominal fees to cover the costs of hosting the event and providing amenities, the Chamber works on an honor system with regard to payments.

The Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly served its members and the public for over 60 years.

State police at Kane are investigating a melee which broke out early Sunday morning at the intersection of Coal Mine Road and Route 6 in Hamilton Township. Troopers were called when “The Big Thirty” party got out of control. Officers found that a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer had struck a person and several others broke out the windows in the SUV. Police did not reveal details but listed the victims as 28 year old Ashley Haight of Kane and 18 year old Hannah Hogand of Bradford. Devan Hughes was listed as both a victim and “arrestee” while Hunter Yasurek, 20,of Kane was listed only as an “arrestee.” Anyone who can give police details about the party and/or individuals involved is asked to call the barracks at 814.778.5555.

A fire which caused $10,000 in damage to a 1997 Rinker Captiva 212 boat parked in a Ludlow driveway early Wednesday morning is being investigated by state police at Kane. The boat belonged to Donna Enck and was parked unattended in her driveway. Anyone with information is asked to call the state police fire marshal at the Ridgway barracks, 814.776.6136.

Coudersport based state police arrested 23 year old Sharif Coleman of Wiilliamsport for manufacturing, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver drugs, unregistered person in possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia , and no rear lights on his vehicle after pulling him over on Route 6 near the Potter –Tioga County line on the afternoon of July 28. Police also claim Coleman had $9,000 in cash in his 2013 Ford F-350. After being arraigned before the on-call District Judge, Coleman was locked up in the Potter County Jail.

DUI and related charges have been filed against 23 year old Kimberly Groff of Audubon, PA in conection to a one-vehicle crash on the evening of July 16 in Sweden Township. According to state police Groff’s Toyota SUV wrecked at the intersection of the Billy Leis and Lyman Run Roads.

DUI charges are pending against an unnamed suspect who was pulled over by patrol officers on Route 6 West in Coudersport Borough early Monday morning. Police say charges are pending against the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu upon receipt of lab results.

Two Port Allegany residents escaped injury in a car/deer collision early Sunday morning on East Second Street in Coudersport. Troopers report Kyle Butler’s Buick Enclave struck and killed a deer while headed east. When officers came upon the 2015 Buick Enclave, smoke was coming out of the vehicle. Butler and his passenger Tricia Roller were using seatbelts at the time of the collision.

Another Port Allegany driver and his passenger also escaped injury when his SUV hit a tree with a front tire on East Second Street in Coudersport Tuesday morning. Authorities said Darren Connelly was headed west when his Toyota Sienna crossed the highway, hit a tree and a guardrail before stopping in the eastbound lane. Both Connelly and his passenger Samuel Carr were using seatbelts.

A criminal mischief on Teuscher Hill Road in Allegany Township is being investigated by state police. A known suspect is believed to have damaged the yard on the Robert Teuscher property Sunday morning .Police have interviewed the suspect.


Evelyn Y. Dean OUTMAN, 50, of Genesee, PA, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 in her home.

Born September 11, 1967, in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of George M. and Anise White Dean.

Evelyn was an incredible mother, generous, caring, selfless person, and one heck of a cook and baker. Her cinnamon rolls were famous. She lived for her children and was a surrogate mom for many others along the way.

Surviving are: six children, Shawn Shaffer of Denver, CO, Dawn Shaffer of Genesee, Jessica Roupp of Ulysses, Justin Outman of Ulysses, Austin Outman of Genesee, and Apryl Outman of Genesee; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry Golish of Georgia, Vince Golish of Albany, NY, and George Golish of TN; a sister, Jackie Drake of Galeton; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Ricky Golish and Harold Golish.

A gathering to celebrate Evelyn’s life will be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

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