Monday August 6, 2018

Black Forest Express

Photo by Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high, 86; Overnight low, 59







Cause of fire in Bradford last week undermined…..Electrical short blamed for blaze late last month in Emporium…..Both people involved in domestic quarrel facing charges….Brake failure results in rear-end work zone collision near Shinglehouse….Charges pending against alleged drugged driver…..Harassment of Hebron Township man being investigated…..Rixford resident facing charges after his dog  allegedly bites neighbor…

Obituary: James W.Minor, Jr., Coudesport

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The cause of a fire last Thursday afternoon in Bradford Township remains unsolved. When the first firefighters arrived at 87 South Gate Road they saw smoke coming from the rear of the building. The Deputy Fire Marshal says the quick response and actions kept the fire contained to one room in the insured house owned by Greg Grassi . There were no injuries.

An electrical short is blamed for a fire during the evening of July 26 at 347 Tannery Heights in Emporium. The investigation revealed the blaze started in a wall on the northwest corner of the house owned y Michael Dixon, of Emporium. It was occupied by the David Akins, Jr. family. The contents and building were  total loss. There were no injuries.

Both Industry, PA residents are being charged with harassment in connection to an argument in an SUV on the Sandy Beach Recreation Area in Ridgway Township Saturday afternoon. Ridgway based state police say 48 year old Michael Grey and 46 year old Diana Klavon injured each other during a scuffle inside a 2012 Nissan Rogue. Klavon was additionally charged with DUI. Unable to post bail, both defendants were committed to the Elk County Jail.

Brake failure is blamed for a rear-end work zone collision last Thursday afternoon on Route 44 in Clara Township. According to Coudersport based state police, Wanda Boden of Genesee who was traveling north lost the brakes on her Ford E-150 causing it to bump the rear-end of a Ford F-150 driven by Kenneth Herzog of Shinglehouse.  Neither driver was hurt.

A Gifford teenager escaped injury when his Chevrolet 1500 rolled over  and came to rest on its roof after going off of School Street in Foster Township Saturday morning. Dakota Kirkman,18,  was headed east at the time and has been cited for speeding.

Troopers did not release the name of a Mt. Joy man suspected of drug possession. The 20 year old driver was stopped by a patrol officer Sunday morning in Wet more township for a traffic violation and allegedly found to be driving under the influence of marijuana and in possession of pot and paraphernalia. Charges are pending lab results.

A 52 year old Rixford man is facing charges for allowing his dog to run loose into his neighbor’s yard where it allegedly bit the 28 year old victim causing a puncture wound Sunday evening.

 Keating Township  of Potter County pa residents the Upper Bark Shanty PCCD project started earlier today. The road will be closed to all through traffic during this time. There are trucks bringing stone to feed into the paver then pressed with a roller. This will take all day. Some residents will not be able to drive on the road so plan according to park at the end so you can get out. thank you for your cooperation. we have had to delay this due to rain.


James Walter Minor, Sr., 92, a longtime resident of Coudersport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31,2018 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.Born on August 17, 1925 in Atwood, Tennessee, he was a son of Cecil and Sophia Springer Minor.  On December 26, 1945 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he married Elvira R. Rinaldi Minor, who passed away on January 11, 2011.Jim was a 1940 graduate of Public School #3 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and graduate of New York High School of Industrial Arts in January of 1944 where he was a commercial art major. During World War II, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on January 22, 1944 when he was 18 years old. He was first assigned security detail on the USS Missouri at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard.  He then participated in action against the forces of the Empire of Japan where he earned the Combat Action Ribbon and also was awarded 14 other medals.  On September 2, 1945 he was assigned to the Honor Guard detail at the formal surrender of the Japanese government to Allied powers aboard the USS Missouri BB-63 in Tokyo Bay.  He attained the rank of corporal.After the war, Jim was employed by the United States Post Office in New York City and retired in May of 1968 after 25 years of service.  He then moved to Coudersport and started working for the Coudersport Police Department in November of 1968.  In April 1973, he was the first police officer to attend a 10-week police training course at the State Police Academy in Hershey.  In April of 1979, Jim was appointed Chief of Police in Coudersport, where he remained until retiring in September of 1990.


Jim was a member of Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport for 50 years and a member of the Coudersport American Legion Post 192.  He loved anything involving history and was an avid reader of history books. He loved watching old movies and had a sizeable collection of classic movie DVD’s. He loved working with wood and had built many pieces of furniture which can be found throughout his home.  He was a prolific artist.  Jim had a great love of Coudersport and for the people he served.  His greatest love was his family and the Lord.

Surviving are four children, Elizabeth Ortiz of Saint Petersburg, Florida, James W. (Peggy) Minor, Jr. of Sarasota, Florida, Judith A. (John) Bertone of Holbrook, N.Y., and John J. Minor of Deer Park, N.Y.; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; seven great-grandsons; nine great-granddaughters; six adopted great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; a brother, Paul (Susie) Minor of Coudersport; four sisters, Dorothy (David) Ross of Mechanicsburg, Naomi Frombach of Coudersport, Mary (Bruce) Quimby of Lincoln University, and Kathleen Minor of Coudersport; a son-in-law, Kevin Donnelly of Sarasota, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jim was predeceased by a daughter, Linda R. Donnelly; and a brother, the Rev. David J. Minor, Sr.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at the Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John J. Minor, pastor and Jim’s nephew, officiating.. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Thursday.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915.Jim’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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BFB headlines  (Monday August 5, 2018)Cause of fire in Bradford last week undermined…..Electrical short blamed for blaze late last month in Emporium…..Both people involved in domestic quarrel facing charges….Brake failure results in rear-end work zone collision near Shinglehouse….Charges pending against alleged drugged driver…..Harassment of Hebron Township man being investigated…..Rixford resident facing charges after his dog  allegedly bites neighbor…Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on

Friday August 3, 2018

Black Forest Express

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Thursday’s high, 76; Overnight low, 64; .03” rain

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Coudersport man killed in ATV accident….Minor injuries reported for Bradford driver…Austin woman foils attempted fraud….Woodsmen’s show being held this weekend at Cherry Springs State park….

Obituaries: Nelson Heller, Coudersport and Roberta “Bobbie”  Shields, Alma, NY

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A Coudersport man lost his life in an ATV accident Wednesday afternoon in Allegany Township, Potter County. State police report 59 year old Nelson Heller was traveling south on Bower Road near the Baker Creek intersection at around 4:00 o’clock when his E-Z-GO Sportsman went out of control on loose gravel. Heller, who was not wearing a helmet was ejected and became trapped underneath the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury. Coudersport volunteer emergency services assisted state police at the scene.

Minor injuries were reported for a Bradford man involved in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. According to state police at Kane, James Main was going north on Route 219 in Lafayette Township when his vehicle went off the road on a left hand curve, hit a guardrail and traveled about 100 feet down an embankment before coming to rest against several trees. The 29 year old driver was treated by EMS personnel and did not require treatment at a hospital.

Howard Foulkrod, 43 of Sabinsville has been arrested for DUI after he was pulled over by a state police patrol officer at around 10:00 pm June 9 at the intersection of Phoenix Run and Fry Roads in Hector Township ,Potter County. Police claim they stopped Foulkrod after seeing him driving on the wrong side of the road and allege they spotted an open container of an alcoholic beverage in his vehicle and determined he was drivingunder the influence of alcohol.

An Austin woman did not succumb to a potential fraud in late June. Authorities explained Kristie Pritt was contacted by an inmate at Albion SCI attempting to solicit money but she did not send any and the investigation is continuing.

Meanwhile, the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department is advising potential donors that memorials to the department should be sent to Post Office Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915 only. Any other address is phony.

Perennial lumberjack favorites Arden Cogar Jr. and Mike Sullivan are bringing their Lumberjack Show of Champions to the main arena for the 67th Annual Woodsmen Show being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3, 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County. The park is located at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, about 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44.

During their one-hour shows at 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, Cogar and Sullivan will entertain the audience with humorous, informative demonstrations of the skills needed to be a lumberjack.

Contestants in Friday’s 2 p.m. hands-on amateur competition will get to rub elbows with these two lumberjack champions as Cogar, Sullivan and DCNR staff assist amateurs competing in the two-person log roll, axe throw and two-person crosscut. Amateurs must be at least 13 years of age to adults to compete; those 13 to 17 must have parental consent. Register for the contest Friday morning at the DCNR trailer and practice for the contest beginning at noon.

Visitors are encouraged to stick around to see if Sullivan can win the overall lumberjack title for the third year in a row during the professional competition on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. As seen on television, the top lumberjacks and jills in the country will compete in eight different events, including log rolling, axe throw, springboard, tree felling, standing chop, hot chainsaw, one person buck crosscut and two-person buck crosscut.

On Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m., the horse pulling competition will be in the main arena. Draft horses weighing 1500 to 2000 pounds each will pull thousands of pounds of logs the same way trees were removed from the forest during the logging era.

Jay Smar will perform different music at each show he does on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. He plays two guitars, a claw-hammer banjo and fiddle and does flat footing, a type of clog dancing. A baritone, Smar sings traditional American and original folk, old time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania.

On Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Johnny “Cash” Barnett on guitar will perform hits made famous by the legendary Johnny Cash as well as several others by artists, such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams Sr. and Jr., David Allen Coe, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Willy Nelson, Alan Jackson and Elvis Presley. Barnett has been doing a tribute show to Johnny Cash for the past 30 years, since he was 25 years old.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, visitors to Woodhick Grove can experience the lifestyle of woodhicks in an 1890s logging camp. Among the topics and demonstrations will be log rafting, split rail fence building, blacksmithing, music, woodcarving, lumber camp operation and storytelling. All topics are based on extensive research and are historically accurate to the period. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, participants in the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum’s Cork Camp will demonstrate the skills they have learned from this bygone era.

All three days will be a treasure hunt with prizes for children nine and under and food, craft and retail vendors. Available for purchase will be a variety of food and wood-related items, such as wood-turned art, wood sculptures, rustic furniture and wooden novelties as well as commemorative T-shirts, trapping supplies, lumber maintenance products, homemade baskets, chainsaws, a portable sawmill, etc.

During the three days, more than 10 hours are scheduled for chainsaw artists entered in the Masterpiece Competition to each do a carving. These carvings can be viewed as they are created in the individual artists’ booths. Judges will pick the top three place winners for awards to be presented at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Chainsaw artists will also compete each day in one-hour Quick Carve contests to create special pieces that will be immediately auctioned off to the highest bidders.
Being raffled off during the Woodsmen Show will be a chainsaw on Friday at 2:30 p.m.; safety chaps and safety helmet on Saturday at noon; a chainsaw on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.; and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., a powered blower. Also being raffled off on Sunday are three firearms, including a Mossberg 500 .410 Pump-Action Shotgun, Ruger .308 caliber – Serial No. 1 of 1,000 made; and a Henry Golden Boy .22 Long Rifle. Need not be present to win.

The gates open each day at 9 a.m. Admission for adults is $9 on Friday and Sunday and $12 on Saturday. Admission for children 6 to 12 years old is $7 all three days. Children 5 and under are admitted free. A three-day pass for adults is $23 and $16 for children 6 to 12 years old.

The Galeton Rotary Club sponsors the Woodsmen Show. All proceeds from the event are used to support local projects. For more information, contact the Galeton Rotary Club at (814) 435-6855 or visit

Nelson C. Heller, 59, of Coudersport, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Born on January 3, 1959 in East Stroudsburg, he was a son of Carl S. and Phyllis “Jean” Plank Heller. On December 31, 1991 in Coudersport, he married Pamela J. “Pam” Pepper, who survives.

Nelson was a graduate of Pleasant Valley Area School District in Brodheadsville. He was employed as a mason in the family business, Carl S. Heller and Sons Construction in Coudersport. At the time of his death, Nelson and his two sons were self-employed in the construction and masonry business.

Nelson was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 192, Coudersport. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his ATV and snowmobiles.

Surviving besides his wife and his mother of Denver, N.C. are three children, Jesse L. (Brandy) Bailey of Coudersport, Nicole L. (Kevin J. Jr.) Dusenbury of Wailuku, Hawaii, and John C. (Darlene Oltman) Heller of Coudersport; two grandchildren, Mylan Bailey and Harli Heller; a sister, Carla (Rich) Muirhead of Coudersport; two brothers, Dale Heller of Bellefonte and Duane (Melody) Heller of Denver, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Nelson was predeceased by his father.

In keeping with Nelson’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. A celebration of his life will be held at a place and date to be announced.

Nelson’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Roberta A. Shields “beloved wife, mother, and grandmother”

Roberta A. “Bobbie” Shields, 81, of Alma, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, August 2, 2018, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, after a brief illness.

Born on August 19, 1936 in Olean, she was a daughter of Clarence W and Mary Louise Clark Cone. On March 7, 1953 in Shinglehouse, she married James L. “Jim” Shields, who passed away on December 23, 2017.

Bobbie attended Shinglehouse High School. She was employed as an aide for many years at the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and homemaker.

Bobbie was a member of Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee. She enjoyed gardening and quilting, previously attending the quilting club at the Little Genesee Library. Her greatest love was the Lord and her family.

Surviving are four children, Cindie D. (Christopher) Capito of Cuba, James J. “Jay” (Carolyn) Shields of Shinglehouse, Mary Beth (Steven) Eaton of Shinglehouse, and Laura Lee Fuller of Cuba; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine Pilon of Kill Buck; two brothers, Jerry (Hope) Cone of Shinglehouse and John (Helen) Cone of Stuart, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her beloved husband, Bobbie was predeceased by a son, William L. “Billy” Shields; a sister, Diane Peifer; and two brothers, infant Thomas Cone and Donald Cone.

Family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ben Ramirez of Faith Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Bible Church, 8137 Main Street, Little Genesee, NY 14754.

Bobbie’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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The 8th season of Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library continues on Sunday, August 5th at 6:00 PM featuring the duo Casual Reply, Michelle Libertone and John Spicer performing acoustic folk, light rock, and country favorites. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain location is the Tri-Town Fire Hall. A collection will be taken during intermission to benefit the Ulysses Library Endowment Fund. Funding for Music on the Lawn at Ulysses Library is provided by the Barbara Joy Olney Community Harmony Fund, an endowment fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers.


Thursday August 2, 2018

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Wednesday’s high, 81; Overnight low, 65; .54” rain







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Obituary: Bonita “Bonnie” Graves, Shinglehouse

BFB Headlines (Alleged bank robber nabbed…..Four people hurt in Potter County collision Wednesday afternoon….One driver hurt in McKean County  fender bender Wednesday morning…both Galeton residents  involved in domestic  fight facing charges….Burglars steal $400 worth of items from Jackson Township house last month….Owner of McKean bar cited for violating liquor laws….Program about lanternfly will be featured at Ag Progress Days, later this month…

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The manhunt for a Genesee man suspected for three recent hold-ups has ended last night with his capture in Rochester, NY Police 27 year old Chase Lotter is suspected of robbing t the Kwik Fill station on South Avenue in Bradford at about 10:15 pm Tuesday night. Lotter is also suspected of robbing . the Bolivar branch of the Steuben Trust Company on July 24 and the Crosby store in Belmont Monday morning.. Lotter was sentenced to Pennsyslvania  state prison in 2014 for a 2013 robbery at Buchanan’s Pharmacy in Eldred and was released earlier  this year. In each crime, Lotter threatened employees he had a gun, but authorities  reportedly never found a weapon.

Four people were hurt Wednesday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of Route 49 and 449 in Ulysses Township. Coudersport based state police report the collision occurred when Brian Daniel of Ulysses who was traveling east turned onto Route 449 to go north. His Jeep Cherokee hit a Ford Edge driven by 80 year old Marjorie Brent of Hartwell , GA. She and her husband, 83 year old William Brent were seriously injured. Daniel and his 16 year old female passenger suffered minor injuries. All four were transported by ambulance to UPMC Cole. State police were assisted at the scene by Tri-Town Volunteer fire and ambulance, and  Genesee ambulance . Minor injuries were reported for one driver involved in a fender-bender  on Route 6 in Wetmore Township, McKean County Wednesday morning, According to Kane based state police, the collision occurred when Edward Gerg who was traveling west tried to pass another vehicle going in his direction when he spotted Sherry Davidson of Ludlow approaching in the eastbound lane. As he steered to the right to move out of the way, his GMC  Sierra hit the side wheel well on Davidson’s Jeep Patriot. Davidson did not require transport to a medical facility. Gerg was not injured.

Both Galeton residents involved in a domestic violence incident early Wednesday morning will be answering harassment charges in district court. Coudersport based state police explained a 34 year old woman and 35 year old man argued at around 2:00 am at a residence on West Main Street which escalated to a point where the disagreement became physical.

A theft taking place between July 13 and 21 in Jackson Township, Tioga County is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Burglars forced their way through a locked door at a house on Bly Road owned by Kim Simmons of Pine City, NJ stole an Apple older desktop computer ($200)’ treadle sewing machine ($125); and two copper bucket ($25 each).

State police at Coudersport report they turned up multiple drugs and paraphernalia when they used a warrant to search a residence located at 204 W. Main Street in Galeton Monday evening. Presumably charges are pending.

A Kane bar owner has been cited by the state liquor control board for violating state law. Enforcement officers allege Erik Smith, owner of the Buckhorn Hotel failed to maintain and complete truthful records for a two year period immediately preceding April 4, 2018; failed to file sales tax and employer withholding tax returns with the Pennsylvania department of Revenue from 7/01/17-3/31/18; failed to adhere to contidions of an agreement with the board on January  23, 2018 and 2/21/18; failed to file required reports with the Department of Labor and Indusry from March 28, 2017 through March 28, 2018; failed to pay the Department of labor and Industry unemployment tax for a period between March 28, 2017and March 28, 2018 in the amount of $1,578.39. The charges are being brought before an Administrative Law Judge who can impose fines ranging from $50-$1,000 for minor offenses and upt to $5,000 for more serious offenses. The judge can also order a license suspension or revocation and mandate training.

The looming threat posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.

Displays and presentations in the building also will highlight programs related to pond management and bait-fish production, hemp research, animal health, and agricultural policy.

Native to Asia, the spotted lanternfly was found for the first time in the United States in Berks County in 2014 and since has spread throughout 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania — a region that the state Department of Agriculture has designated as a quarantine zone. The pest also has been found in Virginia and, most recently, in New Jersey.

The planthopper feeds on sap, weakening plants and leaving behind a sugary excrement called honeydew, which promotes the growth of sooty mold — further harming the plant — while attracting other insects and creating a sticky mess that can render outdoor areas unusable. The pest threatens Pennsylvania’s grape, tree fruit, hardwood and nursery industries, which collectively are worth about $18 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy.


“Because this is the first population of spotted lanternfly outside Asia, it’s difficult to assess the magnitude of the threat it presents, but it is potentially the worst introduced insect pest since the arrival of the gypsy moth nearly 150 years ago,” said Rick Roush, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Roush will co-host a spotted lanternfly update with Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding in the College Exhibits Building Theatre on Aug. 14.


Visitors to the building also can speak with Penn State experts, learn how to identify the various life stages of spotted lanternfly, and find out how they can help contain and manage lanternfly infestations.

Residents from any of the counties under quarantine going to Ag Progress Days or to any other locations inside or outside the quarantine area should inspect their vehicles before traveling to be sure they aren’t transporting spotted lanternflies, which are known to be good hitchhikers.

More information about spotted lanternfly, the state quarantine and how to report a sighting is available on the Penn State Extension website.

Other topics featured in the College Exhibits Building, on Main Street at the Ag Progress Days site, will include the following:

  • Healthy Ponds, Making Cents with Bait-Fish Production. Visitors can take a walk down the Susquehanna River, name the tributaries, and visit a pond where they can learn about pond management and harvesting minnows as a value-added enterprise. Experts from Penn State’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Management will share information about how to establish a successful bait-fish production operation.
  • Best Practices for Optimum Animal Health. Get an inside look at the latest in veterinary science research. Penn State’s Veterinary Extension Team will address mineral supplementation, antibiotic stewardship and managing reproductive health issues to promote healthy animals and identify the financial benefits to the farm.
  • What is the Potential for Industrial Hemp in Pennsylvania? Visit with the Penn State Hemp Extension Team to discuss the potential uses of the crop, what is being done to develop markets and the current prospects for profitable hemp production in the state. Specialists will share the current legal status of the crop and current production techniques that have proven effective in the field.


  • Where can your education take you? Did you know there are more job openings in agriculture and related fields each year than qualified graduates to fill them? Prospective students and their families can visit with representatives from the Undergraduate Education Office to learn about College of Agricultural Sciences programs in animal, biomedical, environmental, plant and social sciences. Faculty and staff will answer questions and provide information.




  • Shirts for Scholars. Visitors can purchase an Ag Progress Days or College of Agricultural Sciences shirt, with proceeds benefiting programs for scholars. Collectable Penn State Dairymen’s Club milk bottles also will be available.



Bonita M. “Bonnie” GRAVES, 68, of Shinglehouse, PA, died Friday, July 27, 2018 in South Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY.   Born July 25, 1950, in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Lillian Nutt Rogers.

Surviving are:  her husband, Timothy P. Graves of Harrison Valley;  a daughter, Shoshonna Shoap of Thompson’s Station, TN;  a grandson, Aaron Shoap;  a brother, Kevin Rogers of Orlando, FL;  two sisters, Kathy Hume of Wellsboro and Karen Nichols of Jacksonville, FL;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Regina McCracken.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 4, 2018 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate.

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