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Sunday’s high, 86; Overnight low, 59
MON-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 84
MON NIGHT-INCREASING CLOUDS, LOW 69
TUE-MOSTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS, HIGH 81
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WED-PERIODS OF RAIN, COOLER, HIGH 74
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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.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jim, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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 www.blackforestbroadcasting.com