Enthusiasm builds in Coudersport for Eliot Ness Fest….Bridge replacement will begin Monday on the Big Shanty Road in McKean County….DCNR to begin pilot ATV program at Lyman Run State Park next Spring…..NY state driver and three young passengers hurt in one-vehicle crash Mondoay near Galeton…Criminal mischief in Homer Townshi, investigated by state police…
Thursday’s high, 80; Overnight low 50 No rain
FRI-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 77
FRI NIGHT– CLOUDS BUILD, LOW 61
SAT-MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN, HIGH 70
SAT NIGHT-RAIN, LOW 62
SUN-RAIN, HIGH 76
SUN NIGHT-LOW 63
Enthusiasm builds in Coudersport for Eliot Ness Fest….Bridge replacement will begin Monday on the Big Shanty Road in McKean County….DCNR to begin pilot ATV program at Lyman Run State Park next Spring…..NY state driver and three young passengers hurt in one-vehicle crash Mondoay near Galeton…Criminal mischief in Homer Townshi, investigated by state police..
It’s been brewing for about 20 years, but this weekend the Eliot Ness Fest becomes a reality in Coudersport. The committee says “e can barely keep up with all of the downtown business involvement with this weekend’s Eliot Ness Fest. Olga’s Gallery, Cafe and Bistro at Main and Second streets is being transformed into Al’s Key Club. Fickinger Funeral Home will welcome visitors to view the setting for Eliot Ness’s funeral, look over the official 1957 records, and receive a free laminated bookmark containing Ness’s obituary. Hidden Passages book store on North Main Street is now selling the new book, “Behind the Badge: The Untold Story of Eliot Ness,” by Paul W, Heimel. Soon, Caroline Powers will open her temporary store, Ness-essary Fashions, in the Zito Media storefront on North Main, offering souvenirs and other items related to Eliot Ness and the festival. Coudersport is coming to life!
Parking for Eliot Ness Fest: Please be considerate of property owners and don’t park on lawns, sidewalks, business lots, etc. Parking is available in the locations listed on the map. All parking locations (with the exception of the handicapped parking lot located behind the Post Office, the volunteer parking lot at the Gunzburger Building, and the vendor parking next to the Consistory) have shuttle service to and from downtown (drop-off at the Courthouse) beginning at 12 noon on Friday. The Coudersport High School lot, Fastenel lot, and the lot across from the Consistory will have ADA shuttles. All other locations will be served by school buses. There is no fee to park but donations for shuttle service is encouraged and appreciated. Also on the map, you will find locations of the porta-johns. We will be updating information throughout tomorrow and the weekend, so please stay tuned.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding area drivers that work to replace a box culvert on Big Shanty Road (Route 4001) in Lafayette Township is scheduled to start Monday, July 23. A section of the road will be closed and an official detour will be in effect during the replacement.
The box culvert spans Bear Run on Route 4001, about 4 ½ miles northeast of the Route 59 intersection. Traffic will be detoured onto Route 219 and Route 59. Residents living along Route 4001 will be able to access their homes during the replacement work.
This job is a cooperative effort between PennDOT McKean County Maintenance and L.C. Whitford, Co. of Wellsville, New York. McKean County Maintenance will excavate the area, remove the existing box culvert, and place back fill for the new box culvert. The contractor will place the new box culvert, pave the approaches and deck, and install guide rail. All work is weather dependent.
The project is expected to be complete on or before August 3. Should work progress allow, PennDOT will re-open the bridge and roadway earlier. The 8-foot bridge dates from 1922 and carries an average of 1,750 vehicles each day.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced the Bureau of State Parks will be conducting a pilot program, permitting ATV usage within the Lyman Run State Park Lower Campground, beginning Spring of 2019.
Starting May 24, the Friday before Memorial Day, through September 29, the last Sunday in September, campers using campsites in the Lower Campground will be permitted to park their ATV’s at their campsites. This will allow campers with ATVs to use the campground road, providing direct access from their campsite to the Susquehannock State Forest ATV trail system at the Lyman Trailhead, located 3/4 mile from the campground along Lyman Run Road. Lyman Run Road is a township road that is open to ATV traffic. This pilot program will run for two seasons starting in 2019 through 2020, after which it will be evaluated.
All operators must possess a valid Driver’s License to drive on the campground road and make the connection to the trailhead from Lyman Run Road. All DCNR ATV Riding Rules and Regulations will apply, and can be found at: http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Recreation/WhatToDo/ATVRiding/RidingRulesandEnforcement/Pages/default.aspx
For more information on Lyman Run State Park or any of Pennsylvania’s other 120 state parks, go to www.dcnr.pa.gov.
A Schenectady driver and his young passengers all received minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident last Monday in West Branch Township, Potter County. State police report Daniel Roe was going south on the West Branch Road when he saw a silver sedan going north in the middle of the road. Roe swerved to the right to avoid a collision and his Dodge Durango went off the pavement and rolled over onto the passenger side. Roe and the children, ranging in age from 5-9 years were taken to UPMC Cole by ambulance.
A criminal mischief in Homer Township Potter County sometime over the past few months is being investigated by state police. Between April 15 and this past Wednesday, vandals sot three rounds from a gun into a posted sign on Grom Hill Road belonging to 70 year old John Miller of Coudersport.