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Obituary: Lois Maryette Duell, Millport

Hundreds of dairy farmers rallied in Harrisburg Tuesday to support initiatives….Eldred man arrested for strangling Bradford woman….Downstate driver slightly injured in Tioga County car/deer collision….several drivers arrested for DUI/drugs…One driver hurt in  rear-end collision Tuesday near Smethport…..

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Hundreds of Pennsylvania dairy farmers rallied in the state capitol Tuesday to ask for support of federal efforts to recognize the value and health properties of whole milk, and the importance whole milk plays in children’s physical growth. Chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean, Potter, Cameron) announced his committee’s unanimous support for House Resolution 222, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), that would urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enforce the standard of identity for milk and milk products; and House Resolution 402, sponsored by Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), that would recognize the value of whole milk and support federal legislation to ensure whole milk would again be available in schools.

Committee Chair Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean, Potter, Cameron) offered the following comments at the event.

“We passed two resolutions in support of what the congressmen are doing in Washington DC. They are providing the leadership that we need to help our dairy farmers and get milk back into schools…and we’re urging the FDA in Washington to enforce their own rules and make sure that only milk is labeled milk.”

A 21 year old Eldred man has been jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail after being arrested for strangling a 20 year old Bradford woman during an domestic violence assault last night at an Annin Township home. Stae police at Lewis Run claim Caleb Tobola choked, hit and pushed Melanie Turner several times at a house on Sun Valley Road near Newell Creek Road. He was arraigned before Distinct Judge Dominic Cercone  on charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment. Under a relatively new law in Pennsylvania, strangulation is a stand alone crime.

A Montgomery PA driver was slightly injured and his vehicle was severely damaged in a collision with a deer on in Covington Township, Tioga County Monday morning. Paul Stryker was headed south on Route 15 and was unable to avoid hitting a deer which came onto the road in front of his Chevrolet Colorado

One driver was hurt in a rear-end collision Tuesday afternoon on Route 59 in Keating Township, McKean County. State police report the accident occurred just west o the Route 646 intersection when Joseph Tacconelli of Smethport failed to notice that Brenda Adamoski had slowed her Chevrolet Equinox down for a vehicle making a left turn into a driveway and allowed his Dodge to hit the rear-end of the SUV. Adamoski was taking to Bradford Regional Medical Center for treatment of a minor injury. Tacconelli and his wife, Theresa, and a 15 year old boy in Adamoski’s vehicle were not hurt.

Several drug related DUI arrests have been made recently across the region. Troopers did not release the names of any of the suspects. A 23 year old Camby, IN  man and a 21 year old Niagara Falls, NY man were arrested by Mansfield based state police who responded to a welfare check on a 2019 Toyocar van container trailer at the intersection of Route 287 and Route 15 just before 10 am on May 25. Marijuana and paraphernalia were allegedly found in the vehicle. A 31 year vold Mansfield woman was arrested after troopers allegedly found marijuana and paraphernalia in her 2012 Toyocar Van Container on Route 15. Two 19 year old Buffalo women were charged after police allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and cocaine in their 2015 Dodbe Caliber on Route 15 in Bloss Township at around 9:45 pm May 4.

Emporium based state police arrested a Cameron County man Monday afternoon when he was allegedly found in possession of two controlled substances and paraphernalia while in the ER at Penn Highlands Elk after an EMS call to his home at 54 Wennin Road and transportation to the hospital.

State Police at Lewis Run are advising motorists that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint over the next 30 days in McKean County.


Lois Maryette Duell, 69, of Millport, went home to her heavenly Lord, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, June 17, 2019, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

Born on Friday, August 12, 1949 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of William K. and Theo A. Richardson Dickerson.  On September 26, 1970 in the Chrystal United Methodist Church, she married Chester “Chet” “Bill” Duell, who passed away on September 9, 2013.

Lois was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.  She was employed as a Friendly Home Toy Party representative, an Avon representative, and by McDonald’s in Wellsville, N.Y.  She was also employed at the former Olean Tile Plant in Olean, then in the kitchens in the Oswayo Valley Elementary and High Schools, and was also a self-employed caterer.

Lois was a member of the Millport United Methodist Church, where she also served as treasurer and was a member of the Missions Circle of the church.  She was a former member of the Chrystal United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the former Shinglehouse Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary, holding every position in the organization.  She was a member the Tri-County Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary where she formerly served as secretary.  She also was a member of the Allegany County (N.Y.) Ladies Firemen’s Auxiliary where she served as chaplain and a member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse.

In the past, Lois enjoyed knitting and crocheting, bowling on the Ladies league in Shinglehouse, canning, entering items in the Potter County Fair, and family camping.  Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandsons.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents of Shinglehouse; a son, Neil C. (Sharon) Duell of Coudersport; two grandsons, Joshua N. Duell and Shawn M. Duell; seven brothers and sisters, Lila S. Curry of Genesee, Karl J. Dickerson, Carolyn J. (Dave) Gustin, Earl W. (Sharon) Dickerson, Donald G. (Judy) Dickerson, and Rod D. (Kim) Dickerson, all of Shinglehouse, and Brad G. (Carla) Dickerson of McConnellsburg; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Lois was predeceased by an infant daughter, Sheilla Duell; a sister-in-law, Susan Dickerson; and a brother-in-law, Ed Curry.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Preston L. Hutchins, Jr., pastor of the Millport United Methodist Church, officiating.  Committal and burial services will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Millport United Methodist Church, 57 South Branch Canada Hollow Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Lois entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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