Black Forest Express
Photo by Gerri Miller
Barnum Road Wetlands, Eldred, PA
Monday’s high, high, 83; Overnight low, 56; .95 “ rain
TUE-MOSTLY CLOUDY RAIN, HIGH 75
TUE NIGHT-CLOUDY LOW 47
WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY, COOLER, HIGH 61
WED NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 51
THU-RAIN, HIGH 65
THU NIGHT-CLOUDS, LOW 56
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UGI Central Penn announces rate decrease….Disabled military veterans arriving in Potter County today to spend several days as guests of Trout Unlimited….Wellsboro man hurt when motorcycle collides with deer…..Ulysses driver cited for drug possession…..Vandals destroy fence and posts in Fox Township, Elk County….
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UGI Central Penn Gas customers are receiving some good news in the mail. The company has filed a request to reduce rates on June 1. As a result, the total bill for the typical residential heating, commercial and industrial retail customer is projected to decrease by 2.4%, 3.5%,and 4.0% respectively on December 1. The utility says the proposed December 1, 2018 rates would result in a bill for typical residential retail heating customer of $87.02 per month; the bill for typical commercial retail customers would be $206.33 per month and the bill for a typical industrial retail customer would be $1m165.27. Several other utilities serving the region have also indicated a rate reduction. Their customers will be receiving notification soon if they haven’t already.
Disabled military veterans participating in this year’s Trout Unlimited Project Healing Waters will be passing through downtown Coudersport on Tuesday, May 22.
County Commissioners Doug Morley, an Paul Heimel, and Susan Kefover invite members of the public to borrow an American flag from county offices and line the streets of town to greet these special guests.
As in past years, they’ll be arriving southbound on Rts. 44/49 (North Main Street), coming from Shinglehouse and arriving in Coudersport at approximately 2 pm.
Flags can be borrowed at the Main Street entrance of the Gunzburger Building or the Security Guard Station in the courthouse.
After passing through town, the procession will travel east on Rt. 6 and pass through the parking lots of Sweden Valley Manor and the campus of UPMC Cole before a stop at American Legion Post 192.
At 3:30, the group will travel south on Rt. 872 through Austin and reach its destination, the First Fork Lodge in Costello, at 4 pm.
Project Healing Waters is sponsored by the God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. Goal is to aid in the veterans’ physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying, and by supporting these skills as lifelong recreation.
All activities, services and equipment are provided at no cost, including equipment that accommodates special needs.
Participants will be coming to Potter County from Pennsylvania VA hospitals and he headquartered at Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve.
A Wellsboro resident was seriously hurt last Friday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer in Charlestown Township. According to state police at the Mansfield barracks, 60year old Thomas Sampson was going south on Hills Creek Road at around 5:30 am when his Yamaha Road Start struck a deer which had walked onto the road. The bike continued upright for about 25 feet after initial impact then slide on it’s side for about 50 feet before stopping. Sampson was life flighted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with serious injuries.
State police at Coudersport have charged 48 year old Michael Lowe of Ulysses with drug possession. Troopers allege when they pulled over Lowe’s 2011 Jeep Liberty at the intersection of E. Main Street and Mill Street in Galeton at about 10:30 last Friday night for driving without headlights on they found him in possession with a small amount of pot and drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed before District Judge Chris Kalacinski.
Vandalism in Fox Township Elk County this past weekend was investigated by troopers at Ridgway. Deliberately ran over three fence posts and fence wire on land along Windy Lane owned by Bill Ginther of Kersey. The criminal mischief took place between 9:00 pm Friday and 7:00 am Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.776.6136.