Wednesday January 10, 2018

Tuesday’s high, 36; Overnight low, 1; no snow

WED-CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN, HIGH 40

WED NIGHT-CHANCE OF RAIN, LOW 35

THU-CLOUDY, HIGH 47

THU NIGHT-RAIN, LOW 45

FRI-RAIN, HIGH 50

FRI NIGHT-RAIN,THEN WINTRY MIX CHANGING TO SNOW, LOW 2

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Shinglehouse home leveled by accidental fire…Troy man accused of leaving threatening messages on voice mail belonging to Roaring Branch resident….Mainesburg man accused of disorderly conduct…..Elderly Bradford woman hurt in one-vehicle accident….Both drivers unhurt in collision involving snow plow and SUV…..Sleep Kersey driver escaped injury in one-vehicle accident Tuesday…

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Photo by Gerri Miller

Potter County Sheriff Glenn Drake II

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A Shinglehouse home was destroyed by an accidental fire Tuesday. Volunteer firefighters were dispatched at 11:36 am to the Dennis Carpenter home on the Sunny Side Road. A call went out immediately for help from additional departments bringing in volunteers from both Pennsylvania and New York .Roulette, and Coudersport departments assisted as did the Portville, Westons Mills, Alma, Allentown and Bolivar. Port Allegany stood by at Roulette under the mutual aid system. Shinglehouse Chief Doug Estes told Black Forest Broadcasting News that the fire originated in an out building housing and outdoor wood burner and flames quickly spread to an addition to the mobile home. There were no injuries and all units s were back in service at around 5:00 pm. Chief Estes said the home was not insured and was a total loss.

Mansfield based state police have arrested 45 year old Jeremy Best of Troy, PA for harassment. Authorities claim Best left threatening messages  on a work voicemail belonging to a 40 year old Roaring Branch man Monday afternoon along the Lower Mountain Road in Ward Township.

A 30 year old Mainsburg resident has been charged with disorderly conduct. Troopers allege Thomas Maxwell went to a home on Route 549 in Rutland Township last Thursday afternoon and began acting in a “violent and tumultuous” manner,

An Elderly Bradford woman was hurt in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Keating Township, McKean County. According to state police at Kane, 73 year old Yvonne Shugars was going east on Route 59 when her Ford Explorer traveled off the pavement, hit an embankment and rolled over several times before stopping. She had to be extricated from the wreckage and was taken by ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical cCnter for treatment of undetermined injuries.

No one was hurt when an SUV and snow plow collided Monday afternoon in Horton  Township, Elk County. Troopers explained that Michael Clark of Brockport was backing an International Harvester snow plow onto Keystone road while plowing Orchard Drive. Kelly Cotton of St. Marys was traveling west on Keystone road and could not stop her Nissan Rogue in time to avoid impact.

A sleepy Kersey driver  was unhurt when his pickup truck went off of Route 219 in Hamlin Township, Mckean County. Kyle Leonard, 20 told police he fell asleep at the wheel of his Chevrolet Silverado while going south about 6:00 pm. The pickup went off the road and ran over a tree stump causing disabling damage to the undercarriage.

 

Today is Public Officials Day at the 102nd Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Wednesday’s Schedule

8 a.m.              Antique Tractor Display and Farm Activity Area (EA)
Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)

8:30 a.m.         Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LF)

10 a.m.            Youth Fleece to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
Blacksmith Demonstration (GFS)

11 a.m.            Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

11:30 a.m.       Youth Pedal Tractor Pull Registration (EA)

12 p.m.            The Meatball Showdown presented by the PA Beef Council (CCS)
Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (LA)
Make It and Take It: Microwave Mug Mix  (EL)
Fiber Art Demonstration by E. Anderson (GFS)

12:30 p.m.       Youth Pedal Tractor Pull (EA)

1 p.m.              Jim Switzenberg, Director of Operations at John Wright Restaurant (CCS)
Wood Carving Demonstration by C. Lubkemann (GFS)

2 p.m.              Doug Krick, Executive Chef at Dodge City Steakhouse (CCS)

2 p.m.              Doug Krick, Executive Chef at Dodge City Steakhouse (CCS)
Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

3 p.m.              Travis Mumma, Executive Chef at Cafe Fresco (CCS)
Sheep to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
Gerald Putt Wildlife Artist (GFS)

4 p.m.              Chef Instructor Robert Corle and Lebanon County Career and Technology Center Students (CCS)
Antique Tractor Pull (EA)
PA Mohair Demonstration by T. Kunst (GFS)

4:30 p.m.         Draft Horse Pleasure Showmanship (LA)

5 p.m.              School Cooking Challenge and Lebanon County Career & Technology Center Students (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

5:30 p.m.         Bid Calling Contest (BH)

6 p.m.              Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)

7 p.m.              Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)

 

Thursday is Veterans, Military & Their Families Day: Farmers are the 2% of our nation that feeds us. Veterans are the 2% that protects us. those who feed, those who serve, and those who will be recognized tomorrow at the Farm Show.

 

Thursday’s schedule

8 a.m.             Junior Dairy Goat Showmanship, following by Judging (NW)
Junior Breeding Sheep Showmanship, followed by Judging (SA)

8:30 a.m.        Draft Horse Pleasure Show and Stick Horse Race (EA)

10 a.m.           Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
PA Mohair Demonstration by T. Kunst (GFS)

11 a.m.           Chef Instructor Brian Peffley and Lebanon County Career and Technology Center Students (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.           Wes Trout, Sales Manager and Culinary Trainer for BOSCH and Thermador Appliances (CCS)
Make It and Take It: Nest Box Building, Sponsored by the Bluebird Society of PA (EL)

1 p.m.             Army vs. Navy Cook-Off (CCS)
Exceptional Rodeo (LA)

2 p.m.             Homegrown By Heroes™ Award Presentation (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

3 p.m.             John Moeller, former White House Chef and Author (CCS)
Carving Spurtles and Spoons Demonstration (GFS)

3:30 p.m.        Junior Meat Breeding Goat Showmanship, followed by Judging (NW)

4 p.m.             Cher Harris, Executive Pastry Chef at The Hotel Hershey (CCS)
Fiber Works Resource Center Demonstration (GFS)

5 p.m.             Jen Moyer Murphy, Corporate Chef at Clemens Food Group (CCS)
Rabbit Hopping Demonstration (E)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

6 p.m.             Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Angora Palooza (SA)
PA Equine Showcase (EA)

7 p.m.             PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo (LA)

The Potter County commissioners have approved a  request from Sheriff Glenn Drake II to change job descriptions an positions within his department. The sheriff explained at the Salary Board meeting that the deputies are union employees but their jobs require special training and certification along with inherent hazardous duty and should be appointed salaried employees. The change has been approved by the union representing the deputies. Chairman Doug Morley explained that the commissioners plan on changing the status of those involved in February. Only deputies would be involved, not guards or courthouse security positions. Morley added that the Department of Labor and Industry has also approved the change which has occurred in other counties due to a potential conflict of interest should deputies become involved in quieting civil unrest.

Tuesday January 9, 2018

Monday’s high, 34; Overnight low, 36; 1” new snow

TUE-PARTLY SUNNY, HIGH 32

TUE NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 18

WED-CHANCE OF AM FREEZING RAIN, THEN RAIN, HIGH 39

WED NIGHT-RAIN CONTINUES LOW 35

THU-RAIN, WARM HIGH 50

THU NIGHT-RAIN, LOW 36

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Today is diversity day at the state farm show…..ID thefts probed in two counties….Walmart thefts investigated including one from employee…..speed blamed on recent crashes….

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Obituary: Ray Dart, Smethport

Today is diversity day at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), is hosting an informational meeting  at  3:00 pm today with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding during the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The meeting will feature a discussion about a variety of issues facing the industry. Barring any technical difficulties, the meeting will be streamed live at www.RepCauser.com.

 

 Tuesday January  9

10 a.m.         Nicolette Spudik, Pick your Poison Consulting – Food labels presentation (CCS)
Carving Spurtles and Spoons Demonstration (GFS)

10:30 a.m.    Junior Livestock Sale; Goats, Swine, Steers, Lambs, Rabbits (SA)

11 a.m.         Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.         Deidre Bloch, Co-owner and Chef at ScottDee’s Catering (CCS)
Make It and Take It: PA Rocks (EL)

1 p.m.           Ben Beaver, Executive Chef at Café 1500 (CCS)
Horse Pulling Contest; Light and Heavyweight (LA)

2 p.m.           Robert Dacko, Food Service Specialist for Weis Markets, Inc. (CCS)

3 p.m.           John Reis, Corporate Executive Chef at The Hilton Harrisburg (CCS)

4 p.m.           Chef Instructor Claire Dacko and Students from Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
Pennsylvania’s Greatest Whoopie Pie Contest, Sponsored by Good Foods (GFS)

5:00 p.m.      School Cooking Challenge with Students from the Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (EA)
Rabbit Hopping Demonstrations (E)

6:00 p.m.      Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Horse Shoe Pitching and Musical Entertainment by Make Mine Country and Chapel Hill (LA)
Celebrity Draft Horse Team Driving Contest (EA)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Public Officials Days

8 a.m.              Antique Tractor Display and Farm Activity Area (EA)
Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)

8:30 a.m.         Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LF)

10 a.m.            Youth Fleece to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
Blacksmith Demonstration (GFS)

11 a.m.            Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

11:30 a.m.       Youth Pedal Tractor Pull Registration (EA)

12 p.m.            The Meatball Showdown presented by the PA Beef Council (CCS)
Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (LA)
Make It and Take It: Microwave Mug Mix  (EL)
Fiber Art Demonstration by E. Anderson (GFS)

12:30 p.m.       Youth Pedal Tractor Pull (EA)

1 p.m.              Jim Switzenberg, Director of Operations at John Wright Restaurant (CCS)
Wood Carving Demonstration by C. Lubkemann (GFS)

2 p.m.              Doug Krick, Executive Chef at Dodge City Steakhouse (CCS)

2 p.m.              Doug Krick, Executive Chef at Dodge City Steakhouse (CCS)
Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

3 p.m.              Travis Mumma, Executive Chef at Cafe Fresco (CCS)
Sheep to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
Gerald Putt Wildlife Artist (GFS)

4 p.m.              Chef Instructor Robert Corle and Lebanon County Career and Technology Center Students (CCS)
Antique Tractor Pull (EA)
PA Mohair Demonstration by T. Kunst (GFS)

4:30 p.m.         Draft Horse Pleasure Showmanship (LA)

5 p.m.              School Cooking Challenge and Lebanon County Career & Technology Center Students (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

5:30 p.m.         Bid Calling Contest (BH)

6 p.m.              Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)

7 p.m.              Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)

ID thefts in two counties are being probed by state police. Nicholas May of Rixford  told discovered recently that cyber thieves made multiple  unauthorized on-line purchases totaling $143.93 on January 2, 2018. Crooks used a Kersey man’s information to make illegal on-line purchases from Alta’s website amounting to $812.82 on December 29, 2017.

Recent thefts at the St. Marys Walmart have been investigated by troopers at the Ridgway barracks. Authorities released only a few details about a Ridgway man who is suspected of stealing from the store twice last Friday evening. The suspect allegedly rang a different toy in place of multiple boxes of Legos and then went back to the toy aisle and stole another box of Legos without paying for them. A few minutes later, he is suspected of removing several video games valued at $165.60 without paying for the merchandise. An Austin woman is accused of removing $325 in cash from her drawer while working in the store December 21 through December 30, 2017. Police did not release the suspectrs’ names.

Speed and slippery roads are blamed for two accidents Saturday in Elk County. Kylee Goetez of Ridgway was slightly hurt when her Ford Taurus slid off of Route 948 (Shelvey Summit)at around 9:30 am and hit a tree. She did not require treatment at a medical facility. A Pontiac Torrent driven by Cheryl Wickerham of Belleveue, PA spun off of Route 66 in Highland Township Saturday afternoon and struck a ditch., The  car spun back onto the road and collided with the ditch a second time before stopping. Both drivers were cited for speeding.

Obituary

Ray G. Dart went to be with the Lord on Friday (January 5, 2018) after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Aug 1, 1947, a son of Lawrence and Sylvia Dart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam war.

Ray was employed by Pennzoil for 26 years and then as co-owner of Phillips Dart Oil Field Services until his retirement in December 2012.

He devoted his life to the family business, Rainy Day Farm, and will be remembered for the special way he had with the animals he worked with.

He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association and also raised Angus cattle. With the support of his family, Ray was able to show at several NCHA shows during the last summer of his life and was named the $2000 Limited Rider Champion for Region 6, encompassing the North East States. He was also an avid reader.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Nancy, his beloved step mother, Dorothy Scott Dart, three loving sons, Matt, Dan and John, three special daughters in law, Tabby, Shalee and Katie, and his “adopted” daughter, Amy. Seven grandchildren: Luke and Cali, Kaden, Kyler and Kenzie, Lanie and Halle, his sister in law and her husband, Andrea and Ray Herigodt, and several cousins.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held at a date to be announced.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

 

 

 

Monday January 8, 2018

 

Sunday’s high, 15 (daytime); temps went up overnight to 24 above by 7:00 am


MON NIGHT-SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 23

TUE-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 33

TUE NIGHT-.CLOUDY, LOW 18

WED-CHANCE OF RAIN, HIGH 41

 WED NIGHT-WINTRY MIX, LOW 34

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The102nd Farm Show is underway in Harrisburg…. Numerous traffic crashes investigated by state police, many weather related; elk dies in Cameron County collision……Johnsonburg man arrested for DUI after being pulled over in Ridgway….

Pennsylvania Farm Show is being held this week in Harrisburg. This year’s theme is “Strength in our Diversity.” There are displays in each hall celebrating diversity across the state’s agriculture industry, from food and different types of agricultural activities to multiculturalism amongst the farming population.

Admission is free and parking is $15 in all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. The annual Farm Show boasts over 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, hundreds of contests and demonstrations, and one 1,000-pound butter sculpture! Click each day below, for the full schedule of events and happenings.

Schedule

Monday, Jan. 8

Ag Careers & Education Day: Agriculture with real-life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts kids learn in school. The day will highlight the multitude of STEM careers available in agriculture with lots of hands-on activities and demonstrations.

8 a.m.                  Junior Market Swine Show, followed by Showmanship (SA)
Open Beef Cattle Show (EA)

8:30 a.m.             Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LFS)

10 a.m.                Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Wood Carving Demonstration by C. Lubkemann (GFS)

11 a.m.                Qui Qui Masara, Executive Chef at Mangia Qui (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.                Kathryn Long, RDN, LDN, and Erin Dunleavy MS, RDN, LDN, Weis Markets, Inc. (CCS)
Make It & Take It: Snack Mix (EL)

1 p.m.                  Barry Crumlich, Executive Chef at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

2 p.m.                  David Taddei, Executive Chef at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Inc. and Marianna Foods, Inc. (CCS)
Pennsylvania State FFA Association Mid-Winter Convention (LA)
Demonstration by the PA Gourd Society (GFS)

3 p.m.                  Jason Clark, Restaurant Chef at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (CCS)
Blacksmith Demonstration (GFS)

4 p.m.                  Jim Woltman, Executive Chef at The Mill in Hershey (CCS)

5 p.m.                  John & Sukey Jamison, Owners of Jamison Farm (CCS)

6 p.m.                  Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
Mini Horse Pull (EA)

6:45 p.m.             Square Dance Parade, followed by Competition (LA)

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Diversity on Display Day: Celebrating the importance of every sector, large or small, in agriculture. Look for signs saying, “I am PA Agriculture. Ask me how.” Find out how each person or business contributes, and the role they play in Pennsylvania agriculture.

7 a.m.           Scholarship Foundation Breakfast (BH)

8 a.m.           Alpaca Show and Demonstration (EA)

8:30 a.m.      Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LFS)

9 a.m.           Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Awards (SA)
4-H Potato Grading and Identification (KCC)
Pony Pulling Contest; Heavy, Light and Mediumweight (LA)

9:30 a.m.      Sale of Champions (SA)

10 a.m.         Nicolette Spudik, Pick your Poison Consulting – Food labels presentation (CCS)

10 a.m.         Nicolette Spudik, Pick your Poison Consulting – Food labels presentation (CCS)
Carving Spurtles and Spoons Demonstration (GFS)

10:30 a.m.    Junior Livestock Sale; Goats, Swine, Steers, Lambs, Rabbits (SA)

11 a.m.         Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.         Deidre Bloch, Co-owner and Chef at ScottDee’s Catering (CCS)
Make It and Take It: PA Rocks (EL)

1 p.m.           Ben Beaver, Executive Chef at Café 1500 (CCS)
Horse Pulling Contest; Light and Heavyweight (LA)

2 p.m.           Robert Dacko, Food Service Specialist for Weis Markets, Inc. (CCS)

3 p.m.           John Reis, Corporate Executive Chef at The Hilton Harrisburg (CCS)

4 p.m.           Chef Instructor Claire Dacko and Students from Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
Pennsylvania’s Greatest Whoopie Pie Contest, Sponsored by Good Foods (GFS)

5:00 p.m.      School Cooking Challenge with Students from the Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (EA)
Rabbit Hopping Demonstrations (E)

6:00 p.m.      Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Horse Shoe Pitching and Musical Entertainment by Make Mine Country and Chapel Hill (LA)
Celebrity Draft Horse Team Driving Contest (EA)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

Ridgway based state police are looking for three men who assaulted a driver in a road rage incident Sunday evening. The men were following a victim on Mosier Road in Highland Township flashing their high beams. The victim stopped his vehicle and got out and was assaulted by one of the me. During the fight, the victim heard a gunshot and the other two men began attacking him as well. During the fight, the victim was cut in the forehead and ribs with a knife or razor. The victim later found a bullet hole in his jacket. The assailants were driving an older For pick up. Anyone who knows anything about the attack happening between 5:30 and 6:00 pm Sunday is asked to call troopers at 814.776.6136.

A Coudersport man escaped injury when his compact car collided with an Elk last Thursday evening on The First Fork Road in Grove Township, Cameron County. State police report Benjamin Clay was going north at around 6:30 pm when the elk wandered onto the road. Clay was unable to avoid the collision which killed the animal.

Injuries were reported for an Emporium man in a weather-related accident Saturday morning in Shippen Township, Cameron County. According to state police, a Chevrolet Sonic driven by Edward Miller traveled off of snow covered Route 120 and hit a ditch before turning over onto its right side. He was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment and has been cited for speeding.

Four teenage passengers and their driver all escaped injury in a one-vehicle mishap Saturday morning in Wetmore Township, McKean County. Kane based state police report James Bailey of Brockway was speeding on Route 66 when hi Dodge Grand Caravan skidded across icy Route 66 on a right hand curve, and hit a guardrail. The van bounced back on the highway before stopping. Everyone was s using a seatbelt according to troopers.

Both drivers were seriously injured in a  head-on collision Friday morning in Keatiing Township, McKean County. Troopers report the collision occurred when a southbound  jeep driven by Jill Adamucci of Bradford slid into the northbound lane and hit a Honda CRV driven by Emilie Swan of Gifford. Both women were taken by ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical Center. Adamucci was cited for speeding.

A speeding charge was also filed against Elizabeth Place of Ridgway after her Ford Focus hit an embankment off of slippery Bendigo Road in Jones Township last Thursday afternoon.

All three drivers escaped injury in a rear-end collision last Friday   afternoon on Route 219 in Horton Township.  Elk County. Authorities related that the pile-up occurred when Scott Terwilliger of DuBolis failed to slow his Chevrolet 1500 while traveling behind a Freightliner operated by Robert Broadwater of Madison, Ohio and ran into the back of the rig. Terwilliger’s truck was then hit by a Toyota Highlander driven by Jennifer Cativera of Brockport. Terwilliger was also arrested for speeding.

Troopers at Ridgway arrested a Johnsonburg man for DUI after stopping him for numerous traffic violations late  Saturday night  on Main Street in Ridgway. After talking to 28year old Casey Jordan they arrested him on suspicion of DUI.