Sunday’s high, 75;Overnight low, 42; .33” rain
MON-MOSTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY IN AM; HIGH 50
MON NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF FROST, LOW IN LOW 30s
TUE-MOSTLY CLEAR, HIGH 56
TUE NIGHT-CLEAR, LOW 40
WED-MOSTLY CLEAR,HIGH 62
WED NIGHT-CLEAR, LOW 41
BFB Headlines (Monday October 16, 2017) Section of Main Street in Coudersport closed today and tomorrow…..Money available for area farmers for plans to comply with Chesapeake Bay requirements…Coudersport man jailed for domestic violence assault…..Police investigate two different terroristic threats…..Troopers looking for truck stolen in Duke Center over the weekend…Elk County woman’s debit card illegally used to make four purchases…Burglars steal safe from Austin home….Injuries reported in several area accidents…..
Obituaries: Dawn Shymansky (Millport) & Philip, “Phil” Buttermore (Shinglehouse), formerly Chambersburg)
Motorists are reminded that a large portion of Main Street in Coudersport will be closed today and tomorrow while Hawbaker crews will be pouring cement on the Main Street bridge over the Allegany.The bridge and street from Oak Street to East Second St. will be closed Monday as all traffic will be rerouted onto Oak Street then Mill Street and back to East Second.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will reimburse farmers in Pennsylvania”s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for the cost of preparing hundreds of agricultural plans for clean water.
DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. Says the reimbursements to farmers, the Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program will cover the cost of preparation of at least 800 and as many as 2,200 plans.
The program is part of a commitment that Governor Wolf, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in 2016 to make state and federal funding available to improve water quality in Pennsylvania’s 43 counties in the Bay watershed for local benefit and, ultimately, all partner states in the watershed.
State regulations require all farmers to implement manure management, nutrient management, or agriculture erosion and sediment control plans and, in some cases, more than one of these plans. The regulations are a key component of Pennsylvania’s effort to meet its EPA-mandated water pollution reduction targets for the Chesapeake Bay.
To prepare their plans, many farmers enlist technical experts, whose services generally cost from $500 to $1,500 per plan, depending on the size of the farm.
Farmers can now be reimbursed for plans developed after January 1, 2017.
Consultants are coordinating the reimbursement program, conducting extensive outreach to farmers, and supplying potential options for farmers who are seeking technical experts.
The deadline to register to participate in the program is April 1, 2018, and plans must be submitted to the appropriate consultant by May 30.
Farmers in the Bay watershed in Bradford, Cameron*, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Elk, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties should contact
*(Counites located in the Black Forest Broadcasting service area.)
A Coudersport resident has been jailed after being arraigned on several charges for a domestic violence assault taking place this weekend at a home on North Main Street in the Borough. Zachery Mann, 22, has been charged with one count each of terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of children, reckless endangerment and harassment and two counts of simple assault. State police allege the crimes were committed against a 20 year old woman and a minor at around 7:30 am Saturday. On-call District Judge Delores Weiss set bail at $10,000.
Troopers at Coudersport have not released the names of suspects but reveal they are investigating a couple of terroristic threat cases. A 28yearold Bradford woman is suspected of posting several threatening Facebook messages directed toward a 37 year old Coudersport woman Friday afternoon. And a 56 year old Harrison Valley woman is being investigated for allegedly threatening a 32 year old Harrison Valley woman Saturday afternoon.
Kane-based state police are asking the public to be on the look out for a vehicle stolen over the weekend from Main Street in Duke Center. The 2006 Ford E150 is white with black trim and a “B &M Auto Sales” bumper sticker is on the rear driver side door. The cargo van was carrying a 24 ft. Warner ladder on the roof and various tools inside and bears PA registration ZHS0990.
Retail theft charges have been lodged against 25 year old Lyndsey Deming of Mansfield by state police. Authorities claim Deming concealed $72.03 worth of merchandise in a diaper bag Saturday afternoon in an attempt to leave the store without paying for the items.
Troopers at Ridgway are investigating an ID theft occurring on October 7. An unknown thief used a debit card belonging to Shawna Wostler of Driftwood to make four fraudulent purchases.
A burglary at a Potter County residence is being probed by state police at Coudersport. Burglars forced their way into the home of Michael Cain on Thorn Street between October 2 and 7th and stole a tan Sentry safe containing cash and a Nikon digital camera. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.
Minor injuries were reported for a couple of young passengers following a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon in Eulalia Township, Potter County. State police last night released details reporting Rhonda Lunn of Eldred was going south on Route 872 and was unable to regain control of her GMC Jimmy after putting the vehicle into neutral and turning off the engine. The SUV went off the western side of the road, traveled down an embankment and smashed into a tree. Lunn, two passengers, Brandi Hanes of Galeton and an infant, escaped injury while a three year old girl and one year old girl ,from Eldred were taken to Charles Cole Hospital for treatment of minor inuries. Policed did not explain why Lunn had turned the engine off but have cited her for driving without a license.
Troopers at Coudersport are looking for a hit and run unit which caused some damage on Route 607 in Keating Townsihp at around 7:30 am October 10th. The unknown vehicle went off the road and struck two mailboxes on the same post and the driver kept going without notifying the property owner or authorities.
A Monroeton woman was slightly hurt Friday night when her car hit a deer on Route 6 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County. Brenda Brown was going east when the whitetail jumped onto the highway in front of her Nissan Altima.
A one-vehicle weather related accident sent a Middlebury Center woman and a young child to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. According to Mansfield based state police, Amanda McCullough was going south on Route 287 last Wednesday afternoon when she overcorrected after her Subaru Forester skidded to the other side, went down an embankment and rolled over several times before coming to rest upright. A three year old girl was in a child safety seat and the driver was using a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Dawn H. Shymansky, 79, of Millport, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on April 12, 1938 in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of Wilson W. and Edna L. Lynn Hauntzelman.
Dawn graduated from Catawissa High School in Catawissa in 1956 and was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher’s College in Mansfield, Class of 1960. She started her teaching career as an elementary school teacher at the Oswayo Valley School District in Shinglehouse from 1960 to 1966. From 1966 to 1972 she was a special education teacher for the Oswayo Valley School District. In 1972 to her retirement in 1994, Dawn was again an elementary school teacher in Shinglehouse.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, where she held many offices, including Deaconess. She was a member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse and a member of the YMCA in Olean, N.Y.
Surviving are two daughters, Jean E. Beckhorn of Shinglehouse and Tina (Sam) Dailey of Stannards, N.Y.; a son, Walter “Rick” Young of Oxford, Michigan; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann J. Swank of Tucson, Arizona; a brother, Dale W. Hauntzelman of Catawissa; and several nieces and nephews.
Dawn was predeceased by her parents.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 4pm on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, Academy Street, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Dawn’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Dawn, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Phillip H. “Phil” Buttermore, 77, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Chambersburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, after a lengthy illness.
Born on May 12, 1940, in Meadville, he was a son of Harrison R. and Edith A. Brown Buttermore. In November 2014, he married Mary C. Smith, who survives.
Phil was a graduate of Meadville High School and Pennsylvania State University, receiving Masters in both Art and Special Education. He served his country during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. A lifelong educator and a practicing artist and cartoonist, he will be remembered by those who knew him for his kindness, generosity and sense of humor.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Robert D. Buttermore; two daughters, Ana Robinson and Mary Pham; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert C. (Kathleen) Buttermore; a sister, Carol (Donald Hobson) DeGrange; four nieces; and a great nephew.
In addition to his parents, Phil was predeceased by a son, Andrew “Santo”.
A private celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, with his brother-in-law, the Reverend Dr. Donald Hobson, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Phil’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Phil’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Phil, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com