Thursday January 23, 2020

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Wednesday’s high, 25; overnight low, 1







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Obituary: William “Bill” Worden, Canisteo (Genesee)

Tioga County business receives $50,000 grant….Smethport man arrested for stealing gun…..Theft of items from parked vehicle investigated by state police at Coudersport….Two young children hurt in Elk County crash….

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 The popular Main Street Creamery in Wellsboro has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the state to expand its retail business to include a wholesale operation as well according to State Senator Joe Scarnati and  Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) . The grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, an initiative created in state law under legislation authored by Owlett.

The Main Street Creamery, located at 17 Main St., makes homemade ice cream using 100% locally sourced ice cream mix from a Pennsylvania dairy. Sales have exceeded expectations and there is now a local demand to expand to a wholesale operation to include take-home pints and quarts.

The grant will be used to renovate the building to include a larger production kitchen to house a new ice cream machine and additional refrigeration units to store the cream used in production, and additional freezer space to store the finished product.

The total project cost is $58,951. The Main Street Creamery will provide $8,951 in matching funds.

The Dairy Investment Program is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

A 27 year old Smethport man has been jailed on burglary charges after being apprehended by Lewis Run  state police. Authorities did not release the suspect’s name, but claim he stole a gun f rom the home of a 53 year old man on Route 59 Wednesday afternoon. Troopers went to the suspect’s home. When he refused to come outside, he was subsequently arrested and taken to the McKean County Jail after being arraigned before District Judge Luther.

State police at Coudersport investigated a theft from a vehicle in Tioga County occurring between 1:00 and 5:00 am last Saturday. Multiple debit cards and a checkbook were stolen from a vehicle owned by Tracy Crawford of Galeton while it was parked at 21 Neal Park Lane in Richmond Township.,

Injuries were reported for a Brockway driver and two young passengers when an SUV went off the Toby Road in Fox Township Wednesday afternoon and hit a house. Kevin Klock was going north when his Toyota Highlander went onto the berm and hit a house before going down an embankment. Klock refused treatment but a male infant anmd aa two year old boy were taken to Penn Highlands Elk to be checked out.

An Erie driver escaped  injury in a car/deer encounter on River Road in Millstone Township Elk County Monday morning. Adam Wells lost control of his |Toyota 4-Runner when he tried to avoid a deer which came into his path. The SUV  veered to the right and hit an embankment where it became disabled.


William E. “Bill” WORDEN, 65, of Canisteo, NY, formerly of Bingham Center Road, Genesee, PA, died Friday, January 17, 2020 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.  Born October 25, 1954, in Wellsville, he was the son of Lawrence A. and Gretchen I. Cosper Worden.  Bill assisted on the dairy farm operated by his parents.  Surviving are:  a sister, JoAnne Cooney of Canisteo, NY;  two nieces, Mary Ann (Thomas) Donovan of Eastlake, OH and Joan (Edward) Merry of Arkport; grandnephews, Christopher Cooney, Jacob Merry, and Justin Merry;  two great-grandnephews, Brayden Cooney and Rogan Cooney;  and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents;  and a brother-in-law, Richard D. Cooney.  Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM.  CLS Kathie Timpano will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA.  Memorials may be made to Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923.  Online condolences may be expressed at