Monday January 6, 2019

Photo by Gerri Miller


Sunday’s high, 27; Overnight low, 26; 1.75” of snow weekend total






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Governor and Ag Secretary open Farm Show Saturday….Mansfield resident arrested for making terroristic threats……Slushy roads cause traffic accidents in two counties….

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Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding kicked off the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show Saturday , inviting the show’s thousands of competitive exhibitors and nearly half a million visitors to embrace the 2020 theme and Imagine the Opportunities. Throughout the eight-day event, Farm Show-goers will have a chance to explore the breadth of Pennsylvania agriculture, its heritage, and the innovation driving its future.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 4 – 11, 2020. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.

The Farm Show schedule is posted on our “Calendar of Events.”

A Mansfield resident has been arrested for terroristic threats for violating a Protection From Abuse order at around 10:30 pm December 14 on Rice Road in Richmond Township. State police allege 52 year old Gavin Glimm made threats to a 74 year old Mansfield woman who was protected by the order. Charges have been filed in District Court 04-3-03.

Both people involved in an altercation last Friday night on Route 646 in Keating Township, McKean County were arrested by state police at Lewis Run. Charges of physical harassment have been filed against Gifford residents, a 48 year old woman and a 51 year old man have been filed in District Court 48-3-02.

A Indiana, PA driver has been cited for speeding following a collision on Route 219 in Lafayette Township, McKean County Sunday afternoon. State police at Lewis Run report the collision occurred when a northbound  Dodge Ram driven by Jason Bowditch crossed the center line and hit a 2019 Ford Expedition driven by Cpl. Sean Jearny of Lewis Run. Police said neither driver could avoid the disabling collision due to icy road conditions However, Bowditch was arrested for speeding.  Both drivers and a passenger in Bowditch’s truck were taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for treatment of various injuries.

Slushy road conditions were a factor in a one-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Annin Township, McKean County. Troopers say Christina Baker was going west on Champlin Hill Road when a deer ran in front of her Chevrolet Trailblazer. Baker swerved to avoid hitting the whitetail causing her SUV to slide off the road, hit an embankment and roll over onto its roof. Baker was using a seatbelt and was not hurt.

A Ridgway driver escaped injury in a car/deer encounter last Thursday night in Horton Township, Elk County. According to state police, Michael Popson was going south on Route 219 near the intersection with Shawmut Road when he swerved his Chevrolet Silverado to avoid a deer entering the highway from the right shoulder. The truck went off the road and into a ditch before stopping.


Bruce E. Miller, 67, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.Bruce was born in Olean, N.Y. on July 5, 1952.  He attended school in Eldred and at Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.  Bruce was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.He held many jobs through the years, mostly as a manager. He was last employed   the former Uni-Mart Store as manager in Shinglehouse before his retirement.Bruce was a member of VFW Post #2092 in Eldred.  He was an avid NASCAR fan, with his favorite driver being Chase Elliott.  He enjoyed golfing and watching college football.Surviving are his mother, Onalie Austin of Shinglehouse; his sons, Matt (Elizabeth) Miller of Rixford, Alex (Jessica Harvey) Miller of Shinglehouse, Justin (Cate Kuderka) Miller of Shinglehouse, Joe (Julie) Miller of Fairborn, Ohio; an older son; a daughter; and several grandchildren, including Jameson Emery Miller.In keeping with Bruce’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.  A celebration of his life will be held at a place and date to be announced by his family.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.Bruce’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bruce, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.