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Sunday’s high 32; Overnight low, 20
MON-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 30
MON NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW IN THE UPPER TEENS
TUE-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 30
TUE NIGHT-A FEW FLURRIES OR SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 20
WED-MIX OF CLOUDS & SUN, HIGH NEAR 30
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Obituary: Dr. Norman Baker, Port Allegany
NY state man wanted for shooting in Meadville apprehended in Potter County…Warrant issued for Port Allegany man accused of assaulting female victim with a knife…Johnsonburg man killed when thrown out of his rolling SUV…Shinglehouse teen driver seriously hurt in collision faces DUI charges….Ridgway police looking for gun taken from the Bingham Road area Saturday afternoon…
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State police at Coudersport on Saturday. nabbed a Whitesville, NY wanted in a shooting in Meadville which took place Thursday morning in that borough. Anthonie Sugden was committed to the Potter County Jail awaiting extradition to Crawford County on attempted homicide and other charges. Elizabeth Rossario, 40, of Jamestown was captured Thursday afternoon in Jamestown. She is believed to have been in the home where Wilbert Bascom III was shot.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 26 Year old Port Allegany man for an assault with a weapon in connection to a domestic violence incident between 4:00 pm Sunday and 2:15 am today at a North Main Street home. State police did not release the suspect’s name but say he choked, punched and kicked a 27 year old woman causing bruising, swelling and redness and is accused of putting a knife to the victim’s throat threatening to kill her He fled the home and may be in the Scio, NY area.
A Johnsonburg man was killed late Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash in Jones Township, Elk County. Ridgway based state police report 53 year old Scott Hirchen was headed north on Route 219 when his GMC Acadia went onto the shoulder, struck an embankment and rolled over several times before stopping. Horche was not using a seat belt and was ejected from the SUV as it rolled over.
DUI charges are being filed against a 17 year old Shinglehouse after a collision Friday morning on Kings Run Road in Ceres Township, McKean County. Kane based state police say the teenager was driving a 2013 Chevy Cruz at abpit 8:30 am when it crossed over into the opposite lane while on a right hand curve and collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee head-on driven by a 50 year old Bradford woman. The youth was taken to Olean General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police claim he was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The adult driver was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center by a family member. Her name was not released.
Robert Howard 62,of Limestone has been arrested for DUI by state police at Kane. Troopers pulled Howard over early Saturday morning at the intersection of Congress Street and Elm ,Street in Bradford for numerous traffic violations and was allegedly found to be driving his 2003 Ford Escape under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
State police at Kane did not release the name of a 61 year old Allentown, PA man driving his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee reportedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol when it crashed late last night near the Lantz Corners intersection in Hamilin Township.
DUI charges are also being filed against a Wellsboro man who was stopped by patrol officers for speeding on Route 6 in Richmond Township a little before noon on November 21. Donald Niles was allegedly clocked driving his 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 72 mph in a 55 mph zone. Police claim when they talked to Niles, they smelled as strong odor of marijuana and seized some pot and paraphernalia.
Ridgway based state police are looking for a gun which may have been stolen Saturday afternoon from along the Bingham Road in Ridgway Township. Christian Keller, 22 of Kersey, told police he had left the rifle at the gate while loading his vehicle at around2:30 pm. When he returned at 6:00 pm, the rifle was missing. It is a Winchester Model 70 featherweight .270 WSN=M caliber bearing serial # 35AZM03232 rifle with a wood stock, stainless steel barrel and stainless steel Leupold scope. Anyone withi information is asked to call state police at 814.776.6136.
Vandalism in Keating Township McKean County last Thursday was investigated by state police at Kane. During a brief period of time, between 8:00 am and 10:20 am, vandals cut out a section of chain link fence and trespassed on property owned by a 62 year old Rew woman. Damage is estimated to be about $200.
Dr. Norman F.C. Baker, 81, of Hanson Hollow Rd., passed away Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2018) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Born on Nov. 24, 1937, in Pleasant Valley Township, Sartwell Creek, he was a son of Harold F. and Doris Wambold Baker. On December 19, 1964, he married Helen Jean Metcalf of Detroit, MI. They divorced in 1968.
Dr. Baker was a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, class of 1955. He earned a B.S. degree form Houghton College, Houghton, NY, in 1959. In 1963 he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy with the Doctor of Osteopathy degree. He interned at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in 1963-64 and completed a four year residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1968 at the Riverside Osteopathic Hosptial, Trenton, MI.
He practiced in Union and Clark, NJ form 1968-1976. He was on staff of the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, and the Port Allegany Community Hospital form 1976-1980 at which time he accepted a position at Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During the fourteen years of tenure at Ohio University he practiced his specialty at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, OH, and Doctor’s Hospital of Nelsonville, OH. He introduced several advanced procedures of his specialty to these institutions. He delivered approximately 4000 babies during his career. For five years he served as chairman of the medical school’s Department of Specialty Medicine and sat on several committees of the medical school and hospitals. He was the recipient of many outstanding faculty awards and was recognized for his educational efforts by the Ohio House of Representatives.
Dr. Baker was certified in 1975 by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. For outstanding service, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1984. He served on the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for several years and was active in the Examination Committee of that Board.
In 1994 he accepted a position at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL, teaching and practicing there until his retirement in 1998, when he returned to the Port Allegany area.
He served as resident organist and choir director of the Sartwell Creek Union Church for many years, and substitute organist for three years for the First Presbyterian Church, Port Allegany. In 2005, he participated as a recitalist in the Organ Recital Series of the Presbyterian Church.
He was active in the Sartwell Creek Union Church serving as assistant treasurer, and financial secretary for many years. He also was active in the Sartwell Creek Cemetery Association as well as the Port Allegany Community Services, and Meals on Wheels. He was instrumental in the publication of his father’s two local historical books, A Journey in Time and A Journey in Time-Vol. 2.
He is survived by a sister, LoRena Nadene (LaVerne) Howard of Burtville, and by a niece and a nephew, three grandnephews, one grandniece, as well as several great-grandnephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant son, Jonathan Daniel Baker.
At Norman’s request, there will be no viewing or funeral service. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be sent to: L. Nadine Howard
980 Sartwell Creek Rd.
Port Allegany, PA 16743