Wednesday March 18, 2020

Black Forest Express   MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY HIGH 46. RAIN TONIGHT A LOW 40 MORNING SHOWERS TOMORROW TAPERING OFF WITH A HIGH OF 54. RAIN RETURNING TOMORROW NIGHT WITH A LOW OF 50 FRIDAY MORNING SHOWERS TAPERING OFF WARMER A HIGH OF 65. SHOWERS FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A COOL LOW OF 23. To hear today’s complete forecast, click on start button below: Obituary: Donna Hardy, Austin Department of Human Services Closes County Assistance Offices Statewide to the Public, Encourages All Pennsylvanians to Use Online Services….The Red Cross desperately needs blood donations and advises bloodmobiles will still happen…..Potter County Artisan Center launches “GoFundMe” campaign …two fugitives nabbed in the village of Roulette….. To hear today’s podcast, click on start buttons below: Part A: Part B: The Pennsylvania Department of Health has been providing daily reports but in the last couple days has not issued in news release about the coronavirus. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services yesterday closed assistance offices statewide to the public and encourages all Pennsylvanians to use online services in coordination with Governor Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding the corona virus. in person business will resume no sooner than Wednesday, April 1.. Pennsylvanians are encouraged to use DHS’ online applications and resources to apply for benefits or submit paperwork as necessary. While the CAOs are closed to the public, eligibility determinations, application processing, and benefit issuance will continue for Pennsylvanians in all counties. Applications for benefits and renewals can be submitted online at www.compass.state.pa.us. For Medicaid, contact the Pennsylvania Consumer Service Center at 1-866-550-4355 to apply over the phone. Pennsylvanians can also complete semi-annual renewals and check their benefit status through the myCOMPASS PA mobile app. Clients who prefer to submit paper documentation can mail documents to their local CAO or leave documents in a CAO’s secure drop box, if available. EBT payments are still scheduled to occur during the closure and activated EBT cards can still be used as usual at ATMs and in stores at point-of-sale machines if the client has a balance. Balance and transaction inquiries, as well as EBT card replacement, can be requested from DHS’s EBT contractor, Conduent, at 888-328-7366. Managed Care Organizations (MCO) providing Medicaid coverage will be available to address claims and coverage issues with clients, and Medicaid Access cards can still be used at participating medical facilities to obtain care. collier coeur titlee 720collierpascher11271 LIHEAP Crisis, which assists households who are without or are in danger of being without heat, will still be available to clients via phone. Clients should call the Crisis Hotline at 1-866-452-6152, which will be operating to serve individuals in crisis situations during the office closure. Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. The Potter County Department of Emergency Services reports the American Red Cross desperately needs blood donations because of the severe blood shortage in Pennsylvania. Thousands of blood drives have been canceled as schools and businesses have closed in response to COVID-19. The situation is expected to worsen over the next week, and more and more hospitals may have to make tough medical choices due to a shortage of blood. The Potter County Ed Council announces due to Governor Wolf’s order urging nonessential businesses throughout Pennsylvania to close, its offices will be closed to the public until Monday, March 30. At that time, the Ed Council hopes to resume normal activity, and should be able to host schedule classes. In the meantime, staff will be monitoring phone calls and emails. For the Coudersport office, please call (814) 274-4877 or email jmorley@pcedcouncil.org. For the Port Allegany office, please call (814) 545-1333 or email chand@pcedcouncil.org . collier ras de cou sans fermoir 720collierpascher8849 With the start of a new decade, The Potter County Artisan Center is facing new challenges.The Center, located at 227 N. Main Street, Coudersport was started five years ago as a means to benefit local artists and artisans and provide a place for the community and visitors to purchase unique gifts. The center sells paintings, pottery, jewelry, photographs, fiber arts, herbal goods, soaps, gourds and other handmade items as well as locally made maple syrup, honey, cheese and preserves. The center also promotes art to the community and host a wide range of classes.The Center began as a project of the Visitors Association, which merged with neighboring Tioga County’s Tourist Promotion Agency and relocated a couple of years ago. collier homme 60 cm 720collierpascher8052 The local Chamber of Commerce also had office space in the building so the center became a project of the Chamber which has now opted for alternative arrangements and has moved. Without these two supporting organizations, The center cannot pay the full amount of rent and utilities and has launched a “GoFundMe: campaign to raise $24,000 which will cover operating expenses (rent and utilities, etc.) for the next two years. The center is now actively recruiting new members which will add income from membership fees and increased sales. Plans are being made reorganize to incorporate other cultural groups under an umbrella organization and apply for non-profit status, enabling it to offer more programs and classes. The goal is to become self-supporting while continuing to promote such attractions as the Dark Skies of Cherry Springs, The Eliot Ness Fest, Potter-Tioga Maple Festival and Habitat for Humanity’s Outdoor Show. All donations will be appreciated. Donations can be made online @ www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-artisan-center   Two fugitives were arrested in the village of Roulette earlier this week, police officers were called to a location for a reported home invasion with five young children in the house .after arriving and securing the scene and speaking with the children in the family Chief Bryan Phelps directed others responding to saturate the area and attempt to locate the described suspects after a short time. A woman taken into custody on Third Street on a bench warrant from Potter County, But the man fitting the description was not located. All units for released while Chief Phelps and Patrolman White were taking the woman to the Tioga county prison the original 9-1-1 caller came back on stating that the man was back in their yard. collier de perles misaki 720collierpascher10321 Officers immediately summoned the state police to respond to the home. The woman stated that the man fitting the description given to state police was located at a residence just behind the location of the reported home invasion. State police arrived and through their investigation found the male suspect and took him into custody, taking him directly to Potter County Jail on his bench warrant. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Sweden Township police department, which provides police service to Roulette Township. State police at Ridgway have arrested a 31 year old Punxsutawney woman on drug possession charges after finding her lying alongside Toby Road near Thompson Hill Road in Fox Township. Monday night. When police interviewed the woman she told them she was waiting for a ride. Upon further investigation, she was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana and charges are pending in District Court.

Obituary

Donna J. collier ras de cou cache cache 720collierpascher8666 Hardy, 69, of Austin, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at UPMC – Cole, Coudersport.Donna was born on November 17, 1950 in Greensburg, the daughter of the late James E. and Frances (Tomecello) Parsons. She was married to Joseph R. Hardy, who survives.Donna worked as a nurse’s aide.Surviving are sons, Richard (Christine) Phillips of St. Mary’s; Jeff (Jill) Hardy of Robinson; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.At Donna’s wishes there will be no visitation or services.The family has entrusted the Thomas E. bracelet femme hippie braceletpascher1916 Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA 16915 with his arrangements.

Monday May 18, 2020

Back Yard Hummingbird Statewide total now more than 62,000…..McKean County increases to 11…..Coudersport state police investigate child endangerment cases….Suspect uses phony bill to pay Emporium business for bad check…Byrnendale man accused of terroristic threats…14 year old seriously hurt in ATV accident in McKean County….. The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 17, that there are 623 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 62,234. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area Tioga has 16; McKean has gone up to 11; Elk has 6 Potter 4 Cameron has 2. Elk; McKean; and Tioga Counties have each recorded one death each. Across the border into New York State Cattaraugus County has 65 cases and Allegany 44. Today, Pennsylvania is reporting 4,418 total deaths, an increase of 15 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the department’s website. There are 270,670 patients who have tested negative to date. Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 13,447 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,091 cases among employees, for a total of 15,447 at 558 distinct facilities in 45 counties. None here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area. Out of the total deaths, 3,057 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found on the department’s website. bracelet cuir junior 723braceletpascher4557 Approximately 4,451 of the total cases are in health care workers. Non-life-sustaining businesses in the red phase are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide through the remainder of the academic year. Currently, 37 counties, including all those in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area in the yellow phase of reopening; 12 more will move to the yellow phase on May 22. The 37 counties which are currently in yellow and include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland. 12 counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. collier femme avec alliance collierpascher7346 Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and York.Pennsylvania is using a three-phase matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on work, congregate settings, and social interactions..   Stay home as much as possible. Try to get groceries once per week instead of daily. Freedom of travel remains, but please refrain from non-essential travel. Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households. Do not host or attend gatherings. Officials stress it is important that as many people as possible wear a nonmedical or homemade mask when leaving their homes. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners will be held at 11 am Thursday, May 21. To participate, please call 814-274-0844; when prompted, enter 114477#. The Commissioners say they appreciate your understanding and cooperation during the state of emergency declared as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic . Coudersport based state police have arrested Dennis Buck, no address given, for illegally transferring firearms and providing unsworn falsification to authorities. No further information was released. A case of endangering the welfare of a child allegedly taking place between January 1 and 5 in the 400 block of Harrison Fox Hill Road in Harrison township remains under investigation. A known male suspect allegedly endangered the welfare of a child at that location during that period of time. Troopers also investigating harassment by physical contact allegedly occurring May 5, just after 5pm on Route 49 in Harrison Township, the victims are listed as girls ages six, seven, and five from Westfield. bracelet de cheville bois 723braceletpascher9278 Emporium based state police say a known suspect paid L & M Lumber of Emporium with a worthless check And then when contacted, he allegedly made a payment with a fake $100 bill, on May 8. The discrepancy was not noticed until later in the day. xq livraison gratuite la nouvelle chaine de serpent de mode double collier de gaufrette le nouveau banquet populaire simple et elegant Investigation remains open and formal charges may be made. Ridgway based State Police have arrested 24 year old Ty Hahn of Byrenedale on a charge of terroristic threats. Troopers say when they responded to a domestic violence incident last Friday morning on Garfield Street in Jay |Township at around 1am they found that Hahn had threatened to kill a 26 year old Byrnedale woman and also had visible recent physical injuries. Hahn was taken into custody and placed in the Elk County Prison on a probation detainer. Charges are pending in District Court. State police at Lewis Run report a 14 year old Pittsburgh resident was seriously injured in an ATV accident Thursday afternoon in Hamilton township in McKean County. The youth was operating an ATV on Mudlick Road and he fell off injuring his right leg when it went out of control . When he hadn’t returned home family members began to look for the operator and he was located about 45 minutes after the accident. boucle doreille homme tete de mort braceletpascher6616 EmergyCare ambulance and Ludlow volunteer fire department assisted at the scene.The teen was flown to UPMC Hamlet, where he is said to be in stable condition. Due to his age his name was not released. Both drivers escaped injury in a collision occurring last Thursday afternoon in Otto Township McKean County. According to state police at Lewis Run, the crash occurred on Route 46 near the intersection with old Old Rew/Colville Road when a Ford Mustang operated by Christopher O’Connor of Smethport attempted to pass a Chevy Silverado driven by Jeffrey Switzer of Rew in a no passing zone, both vehicles were going south and the Mustang overtook the pickup truck and moved in front were struck the front driver side bumper, causing it to go out of control and off the west side of the highway before striking a small ditch The car proceeded through a front lawn striking multiple shrubs before finally coming to arrest after colliding with a tree. Both drivers were unhurt. A 31 year old Eldred woman has been charged with disorderly conduct for an incident allegedly taking place last Thursday night on Bennett Street in that town. Police claim that when they responded to a domestic violence incident, they found that the woman had committed disorderly conduct against a 32 year old Eldred man. No further information was released. And troopers at Lewis Ruin are investigating vandalism to several mailboxes along Highland Road in Kane. minuscules boucles doreilles en zircon cubique a la mode boucles doreilles en cristal goutte deau de conception de luxe pour les femmes et les filles bijoux Last week, the investigation revealed that the mailboxes were damaged with a softball sized limestone rock. boucle doreille channel 718braceletpascher5185 Troopers located in an area where the limestone was believed to have been taken from and further evidence was documented, so the investigation is continuing, Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Lewis from barracks at 814.368.9230.

Tuesday February 18, 2020

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Monday’s high, 40; Overnight low 32

TUE-RAIN, HIGH 42

TUE NIGHT-RAIN TAPERS OFF, LOW 36

WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 31

WED NIGHT-CLEARING, LOW 26

THU-CLEAR, HIGH 24

THU NIGHT CLEAR, LOW 16

To hear today’s podcast, click on start button below:

Obituary: Jack Fowler, Austin

Litter study underway….Elderly Wilcox woman harassment victim…..Car/deer collision investigated in Tioga County….Mansfield state police arrest two for DUI…..Burglary at home of elderly Ridgway woman investigated…. To hear today’s podcast, click on start button below:

Monday’s high, 40; Overnight low 32

TUE-RAIN, HIGH 42

TUE NIGHT-RAIN TAPERS OFF, LOW 36

WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 31

WED NIGHT-CLEARING, LOW 26

THU-CLEAR, HIGH 24

THU NIGHT CLEAR, LOW 16

  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful have released the results of the first statewide comprehensive research on litter, the cost of cleaning it up, and attitudes toward litter and announced the formation of a state-led workgroup to shift Pennsylvania’s strategy from cleanup to prevention.Field research results indicate more than 502 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania’s roads. The most common items are cigarette butts (37 percent) and plastics (30 percent), with plastic film and beverage containers most prevalent. There are an estimated 29.3 million beverage containers alone on the roads. Motorists and pedestrians are leading sources of litter, followed by improperly secured truck loads.Cities collectively spend over $68 million annually on cleanup, education, enforcement, and prevention efforts related to litter and illegal dumping, according to a related study of nine cities statewide commissioned by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. Eighty percent of costs go specifically to cleanup, with Philadelphia spending more than $36 million; Pittsburgh and Allentown spending more than $2 million; Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading spending over $1 million; and Altoona, Erie, and Scranton spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.PennDOT spends upwards of $13 million per year on staff and resources to pick up litter along state-owned roadways .In a phone survey to gauge Pennsylvanians’ attitudes toward litter, about 83 percent of respondents said they see educational messaging focused on litter prevention only occasionally or rarely. About 76 percent said littering reduces property values, negatively affects tourism and business, raises taxes due to cleanup, ends up in waterways, and is an environmental problem. bracelet chakra pierre braceletpascher584 About half of respondents said people litter because they don’t care or there’s no conveniently placed trash can. bon collier pour chien 720collierpascher6592 The Pennsylvania Litter Research Study was conducted in 2018-2019 with funding from DEP, PennDOT, Keep America Beautiful, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. It included on-the-ground litter counts in 180 locations statewide, a random phone survey of 500 residents, and a forum where 120 community, business, and government leaders shared their views on litter impacts and what should be done to end littering. corbeille dor bracelet femme 723braceletpascher10805 DEP, PennDOT, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will form a workgroup of state government agencies, local governments, and industry and community leaders to use the research results to develop and carry out a plan of actions to reduce littering in Pennsylvania. The goal is to build the action plan around four behavior change strategies, including infrastructure, such as waste and recycling facilities and trash cans; public and school-based education; laws and ordinances; and incentives and enforcement.Learn more about the state litter research results and littering reduction initiative at www.dep.pa.gov/litteringactionplan. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, DEP, and PennDOT have partnered for 15 years on an annual Pick Up Pennsylvania campaign. montre casio bracelet cuir marron 723braceletpascher9028 Many thousands of Pennsylvanians have volunteered in these local community projects, removing millions of pounds of trash. collier femme moa 720collierpascher6803 Without providing details, state police at Ridgway report they investigated a physical harassment occurring Saturday afernoo on Marvin Street in Jones Township. Am 83 year old Wilcox woman is said to be the victim when two women became involved in a domestic violence episode. A Tioga Pa woman escaped injury last Thursday in Rutland Township when her car hit a deer. CourtneyBarga was going north on Route 549 a few minutes after 6:00 am when her Honda HRV collided a whitetail.Barga was able to drive the car to the side of the road after impact. Troopers at Mansfield have made a couple of DUI arrests recently. 26 year old Ashley Saxon of Coplumbia Cross Roadswas arrested after patrol officers allegedly found her passed out behind the wheel while her 2003 Chevrolet S-10 was running on S. Main Street in Richmond Township just after midnight January 25. Police claim she was under the influence of drugs. Matthew Covine, 36 of Blossburg was arrested Saturday when he was pulled over on the North Williamson Road in Covington Township after he was allegedly found to be driving his 2017 Jeep punder the influence Troopers at Ridgway are investigating a burglary at the home of a 76 year old Ridgway woman on School drive. According to police, items have been disappearing from her home.

Obituary

John F. bracelet argent 925 maille serpent braceletpascher321 “Jack” Fowler, 89, a lifetime resident of Austin, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.Jack was born on August 4, 1930 in Costello, the son of the late Carl Hartson and Eva Mae (Buchholtz) Fowler. He married the former Alma Grace Mahon on April 24, 1948 and they celebrated 66 years of marriage until her passing on May 30, 2014.Jack was a mechanic, he retired from PennDot, Coudersport, and owned and operated J & A Auto, Austin. breloques pour bracelet argent 723braceletpascher2198 Jack also worked for Central PA Construction and with the state highway system on and off through the spoil system.Jack was a member of the Austin-Costello United Methodist Church and was a 50+ year member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Arcana Lodge #580, Austin. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jack is survived by two sons, John A. (Sandy) Fowler of Austin and Jeff (Betsy) Fowler of Costello; two daughters, Pamela (Tom) Glover of Costello; and Kathy Gresh of Costello; 12 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.In addition to his parents and wife, Alma, Jack was preceded in death by a son, Victor Fowler, a son-in-law, Ronald Gresh and a brother, Carl Fowler.Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Jack’s life on Wednesday February 19, 2020 from 10 am – 11 am at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, with a Masonic Service to be held at 10:45 am followed by a funeral service with Rev. Todd Lamer, officiating. Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery, Grove Township.In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in Jack’s name be made to the Austin Ambulance Company, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.To share your fondest memories of Jack or to sign his guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.comTo send flowers to John’s family, please visit our floral section.