Sunday’s high, 74; Overnight low, 46; no rain
MON-.MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 64
MON NIGHT-CLOUDS INCREASE, RAIN POSSIBLE LOW 52
TUE-MORNING SHOWERS, THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 61
TUE NIGHT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 42
WED-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, HIGH 51
WED NIGHT-CHANCE OF RAIN, MAYBE EVEN SHOW, LOW 36
BFB Headlines (Monday October 23, 2017)Wilcox resident accused of assaulting female victim….Roulette emergency crews respond to severe collision Sunday morning….Troy woman slightly hurt when her compact car collided with a tractor trailer….Criminals forged Driftwood woman’s name to set up satellite tv account…Homeowner finds couple sleeping in Tioga County home without permission…Kane bar cited for liquor law violaitons …..Causer will host firearms meeting…Next on-air report after 12:06p today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com
A Wilcox resident has been arrested for simple assault and harassment for an attack allegedly taking place last Wednesday night at a Jones Township residence. State police report 19 year old Benjamin Yonker went to the home of an 18 year old woman on the Glen Hazel Road and began yelling at her. The verbal altercation became physical and Yonker was placed under arrest. Following arraignment, Younker was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
Coudersport based state police have not yet released details about a collision Sunday morning on Route 6 in Roulette Township near the goat farm. A tanker truck and another unit collided at or near the intersection with West Main Street. Roulette volunteer emergency services personnel were on the scene for several hours. One lane of Route 6 was re-opened after about three hours. Prior to that, traffic was re-routed over Kim Hill Road to the Burtville area.
Minor injuries reported for Troy, PA woman whose vehicle collided with a tractor trailer last Tuesday morning on Route 6 in Richmond Township, Tioga County. State police at Mansfield explained that a Toyota Matrix driven by Sheryl Hubinsky crossed the double yellow line and traveled into the opposite lane just before 10:00 am. Wallace Scutt of Palmyra, PN tried to swerve his rig to avoid a collision but the compact car struck the semi’s trailer. Hubinsky was treated at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Scutt was not hurt.
DUI charges have been lodged against 32 year old Dennis Bashline Jr. (no address given) by state police at Kane. Officers claim when they stopped Bashline at the intersection of the Moody Hollow Road and Route 446 in Keating Township, McKean County of the night of September 29, they found he had been driving under the influence.
State police at Kane have also arrested 28 year old Thomas Clark of Kane for DUI. The charges at the result of an investigation into a one vehicle crash on the West Wind Road in Wetmore Township this past Friday night.
Troopers at the Mansfield barracks arrested Chad Alesky of Monror3eton, PA for DUI after pulling him over for an alleged traffic violation September 3 at the intersection of Route 287 and 15 tin Tioga Township.
A Driftwood woman is the victim of a forgery. Authorities relate criminals opened a Dish Network account in Nicole Harvey’s name without her permission last Thursday afternoon.
Vandalism occurring this past weekend on Old Portage Road in Portage Township, Cameron County is being probed by state police at Emporium,.Culprits used a blunt object to smash the windshield o a vehicle owned by Cheryl Ann Housel.
A couple of Tioga County residents have been arrested for a criminal trespass and criminal mischief last month in Knoxville. According to state police at Mansfield 31 year old Tyrell Schmidt of Westfield and 20 year old Zoey Shomo of Tioga were found by the homeowner, sleeping inside a house on W. Railroad Street in Knoxville at around 6:00am September 13. The couple did not have permission to enter the home.
The Buckhorn Hotel in Kane has been cited by liquor law enforcement agents for allegedly violating state law. Authorities claim the bar failed to maintain complete and truthful records covering its operations from a two year period immediately preceding May 16, 2017 and failed to live up to a previous agreement with the Bureau of Liquor Control between this past January 23 and August 14. The charges were brought before an administrative law judge who can impose penalties ranging from$50 to $1,000for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. The judge can also suspend the bar’s licens or even revoke it depending on the severity of the charge and can mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them on the requirements of being a licensee.
Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is inviting area residents to a free Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St., Kane.
Speakers will include McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer; McKean County Sheriff Dan Woods; and McKean County Deputy Sheriff and long-time firearms instructor Roger Sager. Topics will include Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding state gun laws.
“Whether you already own firearms or are just thinking about making a purchase, this forum provides a great opportunity to learn more about your rights and how to handle your firearms safely,” Causer said.
People who wish to attend the seminar are encouraged to register in advance by visiting www.RepCauser.com or calling the Kane office at 814-837-0880. Seating is limited.
Yvonne A. Fox, 77, of Austin, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Mead’s Personal Care Home, Little Marsh.Born Nov. 19, 1939, in York, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Ruth T. (Klinedinst) Emswiler Sr.She was a graduate of Central High School in York, and a member of the Methodist Faith. On July 9, 1960, in York she married John Fox, who survives. Yvonne worked at Dentsply in York for many years as a unit leader.
She and her husband greatly enjoyed travelling, motorcycle trips, snowmobiling, camping and deep sea fishing. During a fishing trip in Alaska, she survived the capsizing of a 47 foot boat and was back on the water the next day excited to land the big one.Surviving in addition to her husband, John, is a son, Brian and his friend, JC, of York. In addition to her parents, Yvonne was predeceased by two brothers, Charles M. Emswiler JR., and Ronald L. Emswiler, Sr.A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Services have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.
Leona M. Ruter, 88, of Coudersport passed away at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo on Thursday, October 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Chester Ruter, who preceded her in death on February 15, 2003. They shared 50 wonderful years of marriage together. Leona was born November 12, 1928, in Independence, NY, the daughter of the late J. Bernard and Minerva (Smith) McGraw.
Leona was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, and was very involved there, serving as Deacon and Elder for many years. She enjoyed volunteering her time for causes that she was passionate about including, participating in several mission trips, serving at the Christmas House, and helping with local elections. Leona was an integral part in running their family farm. She continued that hard work by helping her son, Ken, at Leona’s Greenhouse, appropriately named after Mrs. Ruter herself. She also enjoyed being a member of the Colesburg Community Club, Potter County Snowmobile Club, and was a long time 4-H leader. Most of all, Leona loved anything and everything that involved her family. She will be remembered for her warm and caring personality.
Left to cherish Leona’s memory are, her son, Ken Ruter of Coudersport, PA; daughters, Patricia Wingert (David) of North Carolina, Sharon Passavant (Glenn) of Michigan, Christine Kennedy (Rick) of Buffalo, NY, Diane Williams (Jeff) of North Carolina; grandchildren, Leanne, Amy, Nathan, Benjamin, Susan, Elyse, John, Mae, Jessica, Noah; great-grandchildren, Jenna, Moses, Aaron, Marlee, Caleb; sister, Doris Randall of Painted Post, NY; and several treasured nieces and nephews.
A receiving of family and friends was held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd., 210 North East Street, Coudersport. Leona’s funeral service will be on Monday, October 23, 2017, 11:00 AM at the United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport with Pastor Lee Beckes officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service from 10-11 AM. Interment will take place in Sweden Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to EduNations.org, P.O. Box 233, Ingomar, PA 15127, for building and operating free schools in Sierrra Leone, West Africa. This cause was especially close to Leona’s heart, as she has an adopted granddaughter and two great-grandsons from Sierra Leone.
To share your fondest memories of Leona and sign her guest book, visit www.thomasfickinger.com.
Local arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd., 210 North East Street, Coudersport.
Charitable donations may be made to:
P.O. BOX 233, Ingomar PA
Frank C. Cochran, 84, of McCrea Brook Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday (October 18, 2017).
Born January 10, 1933, in Coryville, he was a son of Henry Leonard and Nora Rhodes Cochran. On April 7, 1956, in Port Allegany he married Shirley A. Bigley. Frank was a 1950 graduate of Port Allegany High School and was a lifelong resident of the Eldred Area.
Mr. Cochran was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Japan during the Korean War as a corporal in the Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955.
In 1995 he retired from Dexter Corp. in Olean after more than 30 years as maintenance supervisor.
Frank was a very active member of American Legion Post #887 of Eldred and at the time of his death was Post #887 Adjutant Commander as well as the Bi-County Deputy Commander. Previously he held the positions of Post #887 Commander and Bi-County Commander. He was awarded the honor of 2016 Adjutant of the Year for the 23rd District. He was also a volunteer and past board member at the Eldred WWII Museum.
He loved puttering in the garage and loved working on tractors. He was always there to help and supervise family projects.
Surviving are two daughters, Vicky Cochran of Eldred and Karen (Dan) Smith of Eldred; two sons, William (Julie) Cochran of Duke Center, Douglas (Paula) Cochran of Coudersport; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Brandy) Smith, Williamsport, PA, Michael Smith, Eldred, Cody (Nikki) Cochran, Duke Center, Chelsea (Nathan) Thomas, Eldred, Jocelyn Cochran, JeJu Island, South Korea, Cassie Cochran, Lawton, OK, Benjamin and Sarah Cochran, Coudersport; four great grandchildren; Kayden and Kameron Smith, Williamsport, Conner and Wyatt Thomas, Eldred; and one brother, Calvin Cochran, of Turtlepoint.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and his wife of 61 years, Shirley A. Cochran, who died April 16, 2017.
Friends may call on Saturday, October21, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred where funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 22, with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
American Legion Memorial Service will be conducted by the Eldred American Legion Post #887 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home and full military honors will be presented by the Eldred American Legion Post #887 Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Frank and Shirley Cochran American Legion Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 134, Eldred, PA 16731, or to the American Legion Post #887 Eldred.
Online condolences can be made at www.framefuneralhome.com