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To hear today’s complete forecast, click on start button below: Obituaries: Melanie “Mel” Rathbun, Crystal and Brian Chatham, Shinglehouse (Philadelphia) Downstate man arrested for making threats at Busty Hearts….Several people hurt in Roulette collision…State police at Coudersport look for two hit and run drives…. To hear today’s podcast, click on start button below: St. Eulalia’s Catholic Church held its annual Community Christmas Dinner Sunday, December 15. A few hundred people enjoyed ham, turkey and all the fixin’s and were greeted with a large Manager Scene in the entrance. St, Eulalia’s “Elves” helped to serve dinner and provided entertainment as well. A 39 year old Waynesburg, PA man has been jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail after allegedly making terroristic threats at Busty Hearts on Route 155 Port Allegany early Sunday morning. State police claim, the unnamed suspect, while intoxicated, made threat to harm other customers. After fleeing from police, he was spotted in Port Allegany and a pursuit ensued ending up at the Two Mile Inn. Upon further investigation, state police found he was wanted by a state parole warrant and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Following arraignment before District Judge Luther, the suspect was committed to the McKean County jail. Several people were hurt in a collision late last Thursday night on Route 6 in Roulette Township. According to Coudersport based state police, the three vehicle pileup happened just before11:00 pm when an eastbound Toyota Rav driven by 83 year old Richard Gustin crossed over into the westbound lane and sideswiped a Dodge Carvan driven by Adrian Schroll of Port Allegany and a Jeep Patriot driven by Valerie Conant also of Port Allegany. Gustin escaped injury but his wife, Barbara, was taken to UPMC Cole by ambulance. Schroll a passenger, Tracey Spencer of Port Allegany, Conant and her passenger Nancy Elias of Wellsboro received minor injuries but did not require transportation to the hospital. bracelet homme extensible 718braceletpascher2989 A Coudersport driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Hebron Township. tatouage collier de perles 720collierpascher10543 James Clark was going north when his Ford GT crossed Route 44 and ended up in a ditch. Troopers at Coudersport are continuing to look for two hit and run drivers. A vehicle traveling south on the Dingman Run Road on the afternoon of November 25 continued on, without stopping. after hitting a mailbox. An unknown vehicle while backing up hit a Chevrolet Equinox parked in a driveway. The driver did not stop to provide information. bracelet couple en magasin 723braceletpascher4456 Census results are a key element in decisions on how some $675 billion is spent supporting state, county, and community’s vital programs.In an effort to ensure an accurate county in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau has simplified the process. Surveys have gone from 10 pages to a mere 10 questions. Residents can participate online, via telephone, or by mail. Surveys will be available for response beginning in March 2020, with non-response follow-ups to begin in May.For each unaccounted citizen, counties and communities will lose an estimated $23,000 in federal benefits during the decade. These are funds that are earmarked for local education, transportation, health and human services, housing, criminal justice, employment services, agriculture, community infrastructure and environmental protection. Responses remain confidential. Any illegal disclosure of census data can be punished with severe fines and imprisonment. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau is currently looking to fill part-time jobs to conduct fieldwork and door-to-door assessments. Interested parties may find more information and apply online at Additional information is also available by calling toll-free 1-855-562-2020.


Melanie V. “Mel” Rathbun, 78, of Chrystal, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 14, 2019, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a short illness.Born on Sunday, May 4, 1941 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Lewis and Emily Trask Voorhees. On December 31, 1958 in Arlington, Virginia, she married Howard H. Rathbun, who survives.Mel was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed by Olean Advanced Products for over 30 years, where she was a member, former vice president, and former union steward for Local IBEW in Olean. bracelet femme livraison rapide 723braceletpascher11245 She was also co-owner of Rathbun Farm Maple Products in Chrystal. Mel attended and was a Sunday school teacher at the Chrystal United Methodist Church. For many years she served as secretary for the Eleven Mile Cemetery in Chrystal. She enjoyed bird watching, hunting, baking, wood carving, and photography. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.Surviving besides her husband of over 60 years are her daughter, Paula L. (Gerald) Weber of Chrystal; her son, Howard S. “Duffy” (Ann Marie) Rathbun of Chrystal; six grandchildren, Emily M. (Kabel) Kellogg, Sally L. (Kendal) Karr, Forrest H. (Nikki) Rathbun, Paul A. (Emily) Rathbun, Stephanie J. (Zachary) Good, and Rachel M. Rathbun; seven great-grandchildren, Karter, Wyatt, Anna, Landry, Jake, Lily, and Melanie; her brother, John (Bobbi) Voorhees of Hillsboro, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Mary Sue (Dave) Shemeld of Cuba, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Mel was predeceased by an infant son, John Hull Rathbun; her sister, Jacqueline Voorhees Carpenter.Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.Mel’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. collier ras de cou fin noir collierpascher8596 Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Mel, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. collier coeur or jaune et diamant 720collierpascher11374 Howard Funeral Home. Brian P. Chatham, 57, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a short illness.Born on Thursday, November 22, 1962 in Miami, Florida, he was a son of William J. III and Patricia Mary Dougherty Chatham. On July 18, 2018, in Philadelphia, he married Nikola A. Fleischmann, who survives.Brian was a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Brian was the head chef at Siragian’s Restaurant in the Poconos and was a finish carpenter.Brian was an avid fisherman. His greatest love was his family.Surviving besides wife of 6 years of Shinglehouse and his father of Shinglehouse, are a daughter, Patricia Rose Chatham, at home; three stepchildren, Albert J. (Landree) Rhein of Durham, North Carolina, Tyler D. (Kayla) Fleischmann of and Addison E. Rice, both of Plano, Texas; two step-grandchildren; three siblings, Kimberly Ann (George) Andress of Philadelphia, William J. “Trout” Chatham IV of Shinglehouse, and Jeffrey J. (Margaret) Chatham of Feasterville; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was predeceased by his mother.At the current time services are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.Brian’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Brian, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.