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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vote on November 2nd, 2010

The numerous signs around the county are a local reminder that Tuesday, November 2nd is the day to cast your vote. If you have questions relating to your polling place, when or where an election will be held and other election-related information, contact Brenda G. Munz, Secretary to the Commissioners at the Cameron Co. Courthouse, (814) 486-2315 or

Bridge Facelift

For those of you out of town, this is the bridge at the East end of town. Most of the work equipment is down, but I don't believe they are done with either bridge yet. The bridges were worked on 24 hours a day during the initial sandblasting and repainting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Emporium Branch Manager Recieves Service Award

Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO, presented October service awards to, from left, Kimberlea Whiting, Dawn Shoemaker, Nola Gross and Denise Mattison.

WELLSBORO, PA - Four Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 70 years of service to the financial institution.

Recognized during the October service awards luncheon were:

Nola Gross, operations manager for the Coudersport branch office, 35 years.

Denise Mattison, Account Services representative, Wellsboro, 10 years.

Dawn Shoemaker, teller in the Dushore office, 10 years.

Kimberlea Whiting, Emporium Branch manager, 15 years.

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. C&N will recognize 43 employees for a total of 700 years of service to Citizens & Northern in 2010.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Wildlife causes crash

An Emporium man was unhurt on Saturday at 3:15 pm when his vehicle crashed into a road sign after hitting 2 foxes that entered the roadway in front of his vehicle on Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Michael W. Roberto, 27, of Emporium, PA, was driving a 2005 Toyota Prius westbound on Route 120 when 4 foxes entered the roadway from the south. Roberto's vehicle struck two of the foxes, causing his vehicle to go into gravel on the right berm where it then struck a road sign.

Roberto was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured. His Toyota was disabled and had to be towed by Ramsey's Towing. State Police filed no charges.


Christmas in the Wilds set for the weekend of December 10 and 11. New this year will be a walking tour of the stained glass windows adorning the churches in Emporium. “This idea was given to me during the summer, and I decided to add it to the Christmas in the Wilds events,” explained Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Lorson.

The event is free and will take place Friday December 10 from 7-9pm. This will allow the walkers the opportunity to see the windows lit at night. The churches participating will have a guide explaining the story behind the windows and also an event. Not all the plans have been confirmed with each of the churches. Currently planned at First United Methodist Church, bell choir will perform, First Baptist Church will feature a reading of “The Christmas Story” and serve hot drinks, and at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the Emporium Garden Club will host a flower show. Tickets are required to control the flow of visitors through each church. The free tickets can be reserved at the chamber office (814-486-4314).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Benefit Concert Saturday Oct 23rd

Where: Cameron County Fairgounds (Inside)

Time: Saturday, October 23 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Concert to benefit local family & charity to raise awareness for our YOUTH...
Admission: $5 Ea.

Bands Performing:
Almost Practical (See Picture)
On the Run
(possibly others...)

There will be "Walking Tacos" and drinks for Sale as well as T-Shirts.
All proceeds to the Family and Charity mentioned above.

Thank you so much for your support:

In LOVING Memory of Courtney Standeven

Franklin E. Crissy III

Franklin E. Crissy, III, 89, of Greenfield Assisted Living, Strasburg, Virginia formerly of Emporium, passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia.
He was born September 11, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA a son of the late Franklin E., II and Myrtle Mertz Crissy.
In St. James Catholic Church in Driftwood he married the late Teresa "Tess" Kennedy Crissy.

Mr. Crissy was a WW II veteran having served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps 614th squadron, 401st bomb group from 1942-1945. He graduated from Penn State University where he received a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Frank was a lifelong Nittany Lions fan. He met his beloved wife Tess of almost 50 years while attending Penn State. Mr. Crissy was member of Theta Chi fraternity at PSU, a member of the VFW, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as being a licensed profession engineer. He retired from Sylvania/ Philips Electronics where he had worked as an engineer for many years. He was a longtime member of St. Marks Catholic Church, a wonderful father and family man. Frank loved music, appreciated nature, enjoyed hiking and keeping company with his unusually talented parrot, Jake. He was an avid reader who kept on top of world affairs. One of his particular gifts was that he could explain almost anything in a clear understandable way... a natural born teacher. He had a great intelligence and a wonderfully dry sense of humor. We will all miss him a great deal.

Surviving are daughters Nancy Crissy and Kenny of Star Tannery, VA, Jeanne Crissy and Evan, Stephens City, VA, Terry "TC", Mrs. Steve Dixon, Venetia, PA,and Dr. Kathy Crissy, State College, PA. Two sons, Harry Crissy, Charleston, SC and Dr. Franklin E. Crissy, IV and his wife Beth Anne, Bellingham, WA and 2 Grandsons Sean Crissy & Matt Dixon.

Mr. Chrissy was preceded in death by his parents Franklin E., II and Myrtle Mertz Crissy, wife Teresa "Tess" Kennedy Crissy who passed away in 1997 and a daughter Peggy Crissy who passed away in 1997, and one sister Myrtle Mast.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (October 25, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Thursday, October 21, 2010

iPhone apps.available for Northwest banking customers

Northwest Savings Bank is joining other financial institutions which already have their iPhone apps. The bank’s free to download application serves as a fancy interface to Northwest’s Mobile Banking platform, taking advantage of the iPhone’s built-in GPS and Google Maps to not only give customers an overview of branches and ATMs in their area, but also precise directions to and contact information for the location of their choice. Moreover, there’s an easy way to call the bank’s toll-free Bankline telephone banking number with a tap of a button…

And that’s about it. Nothing to add here. It’s yet another mobile banking app which you should definitely grab if you’re an iPhone-ownin’ Northwest’s customer. And in order to experience everything the app offers, you should enroll in Northwest Savings Bank’s Mobile Banking program. You can do that from the bank’s website.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Accident on Rt 120 East

An Emporium woman suffered a minor injury on Sunday at 3:23 pm when her car rolled on Route 120, 2 miles west of Beechwood Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Samantha J. Lopez, 23, of Emporium, PA, was driving East on Rt. 120, attempting to negotiate a left hand curve, when an animal entered the roadway. She lost control of her 2004 Dodge Neon, traveled across the westbound lane and struck a dirt embankment causing the Neon to roll onto it's roof.

Lopez's passenger, a 3 year old female child was safely secured and was not injured. Lopez was wearing a safety belt.

Emporium emergency services responded but Lopez was not transported to a medical facility

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Geocaching Keeps Many Seeking

The Sesquicentennial Geocaching Trail opened October 16 and 17. More than 100 cachers spent the weekend seeking the 33 items hidden throughout Cameron County. The caches will remain in place for three months and according to organizers telephone calls for passport reservations continue to keep the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce staff busy. The passports have been limited to 300 and only 60 remain.

Numerous businesses reported brisk sales during the weekend. Many of those offered discounts to geocachers who showed their passports. “This was the first event coordinated county-wide,” Tina Johns Lorson, executive director explained. Cachers from New York, Ohio and Florida have come to Cameron County.

A few caches prove very difficult to find and listing the caches on the popular website has been a learning experience, according to Johns Lorson. “I urge anyone wishing to create a trail, to attend the upcoming geocaching seminar November 5 at the Emporium Country Club. I have learned so much by trial and error; instead, take advantage of learning from those who have successfully launched trails.” The fee for the seminar is $25.00. You can register by calling 814-486-0213.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Flaming Foliage Festival

Flaming Foliage Festival ~ Renova PA.

Dorothy L. "Dot" Shelley

Dorothy L. "Dot" Shelley, 85, of 570 West Allegany Ave., Emporium, died at Presbyterian-Univ. Hosp. UPMC, in Pittsburgh on Friday (October 8, 2010) night.
She was born Aug. 12, 1925 in DuBois a daughter of the late John and Stephanie Kuzniar Scepanik.
In St. Michael Catholic Church, DuBois she married the late Francis Shelley.
Mrs. Shelley graduated from DuBois High School. She worked for many years, as a waitress, in numerous restaurants in Emporium. She was an active member of St. Marks Catholic Church, she made a cursillo and was a member of the Rosary Society and the C.D. of A. She enjoyed and her cats and dogs.

Surviving are two sons, Terrance Shelley and his wife Valerie, Emporium and Shaun Shelley and his wife Eydie, Bloomfield, NY, 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren,
and a brother: Regis Scepanik and his wife Karla of DuBois, PA.
She was preceded in Death by her parents John and Stephanie Kuzniar Scepanik and
husband Francis Shelley who died in1990.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (October 12, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, Rosary Society, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Betty C. Scanlon

Betty C. Scanlon, age 76, of Painted Post, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at home with her family by her side. Betty was born on January 19, 1934 in Campbell, NY, the daughter of Gilbert and Catherine (Burley) Quick. She married Robert F. Scanlon on December 30, 1951 in Campbell.

Betty is survived by her husband: Robert F. Scanlon; two sons: Gerald (Elaine) Scanlon of Jacksonville, FL, Randall Scanlon of Corning; three daughters: Barbara (Thomas) Darmstadt of Caton, Joan Scanlon of Bath, Kimberly Scanlon-Fenton of Dundee; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Scanlon, and by sisters, Mary Lou Clark and Shirley Pierson.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning from 2:00pm-4:00pm. A funeral service will be held there immediately after calling hours at 4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896, or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

William D. Milton

William D. Milton, 75, of Maple Street Apt.,40 W. 5th St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center on Saturday night. (October 2, 2010)
He was born Nov 5, 1934 in Emporium a son of the late Thomas and Olive Brown Milton.
Mr. Milton was employed as an accountant since 1957. He had been a member of the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium a Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW.
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas and Olive Brown Milton
2 Brothers: Ronald and Thomas Milton
There will be No Visitation.
Funeral service will be Private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements