Wednesday June 27, 2018

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Tuesday’s high, 80; Overnight low, 63; .06” rain
WED-RAIN, COOL HIGH 68
WED NIGHT-CLOUDY, ISOLATED SHOWERS, HIGH 65
THU-DECREASING CLOUDS, HIGH 72
THU NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 57
FRI-SUNNY, HIGH 83

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Obituaries: Mary E. Crowell, Coudersport and Jackson Manning, Port Allegany

Unemployment rate drops across the region…Panelists sought for Art Advisory Council….Gov. Wolf signs school safety bill….Genesee man bound over to court on attempted homicide and related charges…

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The jobless picture improved all across Pennsylvania, especially in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area, between April and May according to figures just released by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Potter and McKean Counties both realized a full one percent drop. Potter’s went down from 5.5% to 4.5%; McKean’s decreased from 5.1% to 4.1%. Cameron County, often the lowest in the state, also realized improvement from 5.% to 4.5%; Elk dropped from 5.4% to 4.1%; and Tioga went down from 5.2% to 4.6%. Chester County had the best rate in Pennsylvania at 2.7%–a a decrease from 3.3%. Forest was still at the bottom of the 67 county list at 6.0% but that was better than the 7.1% recorded in April. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.5% during the period while the national figure was at a rare time low of 3.8%.
The Elk County Council on the Arts seeks individuals to serve on a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Advisory Panel.The 2018 Panel will be held on Friday, August 17th, location TBD. Selected panelists serve one full day, from 8:30am-5pm. You can nominate yourself or someone else.
Panelist Qualifications
Panelists must reside or work in Elk, Potter, Cameron, Mckean, Jefferson, Clarion, or Forest Counties must be an adult 18 years of age or older.
Panelists do not need a specific arts education or affiliation, just an appreciation. This process is about making sure that residents of each community have access to the arts.
You do not need to work in arts and culture to be a panelist. Consultants, attorneys, community leaders, legislative staffers, educators, philanthropists, non-profit administrators, and arts enthusiasts have all been panelists in the past.
Panelist Responsibilities
Participate in an online panel orientation. Panel orientations are conducted online through a free webinar. Orientation is mandatory for each panelist. During the panel orientation, panelists will learn how to review and score the applications. The orientation is approximately 30 minutes and is offered multiple times for convenience. Potential panelistswill receive the dates and more information about the orientation after their application is accepted.
Read and rate each grant application.
All panelists are required to read and rate each application according to criteria established by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Reading the grant applications must be done in advance of the panel session and on their own time. They will have about three weeks to read and rate approximately 25 applications. Participants should plan to spend between 5-10 hours preparing for the panel.

Attend the Panel Session.
The panel session is a one-day commitment where
the applications will be discussed and scored by all of the panelists. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be included. Panelists are not compensated for their service. PPA Contact: Liz Scacchitti;Website: www.eccota.com]
Phone: (814) 772-7051 Fax: (814) 772-7049 Mailing address: 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA 15853

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed school safety legislation that passed Friday as part of a response spurred by February’s high school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people.Wolf signed the bill shortly after it passed the House and Senate overwhelmingly as part of a broader budget package.The bill sets up state-administered programs to distribute school safety grants and take anonymous reports of dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools.It also tasks a new committee under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to develop an assessment of school safety and security, and use it to suggest improvements to school districts.The grant program is to be seeded with $60 million to start.School districts can apply once a year for a grant for a wide range of purposes, including safety and security assessments, security-related technology, training, counselors, police officers and anti-violence programs.Each grant must be at least $25,000, but it is limited to 10 percent of the cash in the program account. Up to $7.5 million will be set aside for municipalities, institutions of higher education and community organizations to undertake anti-violence programs.The anonymous reports program, called “Safe 2 Say” will be administered by the attorney general’s office, which would relay reports to police. It is modeled on a similar program Colorado created after 1999’s Columbine school shooting.
A 21 year old Genesee resident has been bound over to Potter County on charges of attempted homicide. Aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment following a preliminary hearing Monday before District Judge Kari McCleaft.State police State police allege that John Polen IV and 91 year old Turner Polen were arguing at a house located at 221 Corcoran Road in Genesee Township on the afternoon of June 1, when the younger man allegedly fired a 9 mm handgun hitting the elderly victim in the shoulder and face. He was taken first by ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville and later flown by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Mary Elizabeth Crowell, 89, of Coudersport, passed away, Friday, June 22, 2018, at UPMC Cole, Coudersport.Mary was born on May 6, 1929 in Bingham Township, the daughter of the late Lavern B. and Viola (Teater) Howe. She was the wife of the late Adelbert C. “Del” Crowell who preceded her in death on July 31, 2003.She was a graduate of Ulysses High School, Class of 1947, and attended the YWCA Secretarial School in Buffalo, NY. Mary was by her husband’s side, Adelbert C. Crowell, CPA, for over forty years as his secretary.Mary was a member of the Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport and a fifty year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ulysses Chapter #95. She was the daughter of farmers and loved the outdoors and gardening. She also enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family. Mary was forever young and a friend to all.Mary is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda L. Crowell of Coudersport and Julia A. and T.J. Jackson of Loveland, OH; five grandchildren; Cassie E. Fish of Pittsburgh; Alexander B. Fish of Coudersport; Holly A. Jackson of New Orleans, LA; Autumn L. Jackson of Loveland, OH and Elizabeth C. Jackson of Cincinnati, OH.In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by a son, Bruce T. Crowell, a sister, Phyllis L. Burrell and a brother, Rev. P. Burdette Howe.Family and Friends are welcome from 6- 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 28, 2018 for a visitation at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport and from 10-11:00 am, Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Park United Methodist Church, 15 East Third Street, Coudersport where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with Rev. Scott R. Ogden officiating. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm at the North Bingham Cemetery, Genesee. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 15 East Third Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
A 21 year old Gemesee man is in the Potter County jail after being arraigned on one count of attempted homicide; two of aggravated assault and one of reckless endangerment. State police at Coudersport over the weekend released the name of the suspect claiming that John Polen IV and 91 year old Turner Polen were arguing at a house located at 221 Corcoran Road in Genesee Township Friday afternoon when the younger man allegedly fired a h9 mm handgun hitting the elderly victim who was taken first by ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville and later flown by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Police have not revealed the victim’s condition nor the family relationship between the men. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for next Monday, June 25, 2018 before District Judge Kari McCleaft.

Tuesday June 26, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emporium woman thwarts internet thieves……Truck stolen over weekend in Erie recovered in Elk County….Port Allegany man arrested for DUI after allegedly drinking all day and taking pills….Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers announces 2018 Scholarship winners….Route 6 bridge project is underway near Wellsboro……

 

Monday’s high, 73; Overnight low, 37
TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 75
TUE NIGHT-LOW IN THE UPPER 40s
WED-SUNNY, HIGH 76
WED NIGHT-INCREASING CLOUDS, LOW 60
THU-SHOWERS, HIGH 75
THU NIGHT-SHOWERS, LOW 66

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Obituary: Edith Clark, Coudersport

Emporium woman thwarts internet thieves……Truck stolen over weekend in Erie recovered in Elk County….Port Allegany man arrested for DUI after allegedly drinking all day and taking pills….Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers announces 2018 Scholarship winners….Route 6 bridge project is underway near Wellsboro……

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An Emporium woman thwarted cyber criminals from stealing a large sum of money from her bank account. State police say the 56 year old resident reported that someone was trying to electronically withdraw funds from her bank account Monday afternoon in exchange for a renewal subscription to a computer anti-virus company called “Tech Support.” The would-be victim received an email about the renewal asking for $199.99 to renew the subscription . She called the “company’s” phone number and told them she did not want to renew. She was told she would be refunded $500 for a renewal. The “Tech Support” website automatically changed $500 to $5000 and asked the woman to provide $4500 in gift cards. $5,000 was transferred f rom your savings account to her checking account. She was then able to transfer money back into her savings account and change her bank passwords. Police said the victim is not missing any monrey at this time but was advised to contact her bank to ensure her accounts are secure.

State police at Ridgway recovered a pick up truck Sunday afternoon on Route 948/66 in Highland Township which had been stolen from an Erie residence. The 2005 Chevrolet Silverado belongs to a 41 year old man living on Shannon Road in Erie.

DUI charges are pending against 65 year old Frederick Cochran of Port Allegany. Kane based state police say they were notified that Cochran had been consuming alcohol all day and taken an unknown amount of unknown pills. He was pulled over while going north on the Two Mile Road in Annin Township. Troopers claim when they talked to Cochran, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol; placed him under arrest and took him the Bradford Regional Medical Center for a blood draw.

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers announces the 2018 scholarship recipients. The Community Foundation currently administers funds that specifically provide scholarships to students in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties Pennsylvania and Tioga County, New York. Community Foundation Scholarships can be established by individual donors, corporations, and are often in honor or in memory of a loved one.
BRADFORD COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS Total: $19,200

Donald &Larene Ayres Scholarship
Name Joelle Urban
High School Canton Area High School
College Slippery Rock University
Amount $4,700

Neff Family Scholarship
Name Kaden Martell
High School Canton Area High School
College Misericordia University
Amount $1,000

John H. Hyde & Dr. Marcella M. Hyde Scholarship
Name JasmynComerski
High School Canton Area High School
College Shippensburg University
Amount $3,500

Dr. John Kirkowski Scholarship
Name Alana Castle
High School Canton Area High School
College University of Pittsburgh
Amount $1,000
Dorothy Kemp Leonard Scholarship
Name Shea Roupp
High School Canton Area High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $4,000

Fallen Warrior Scholarship
Name Emma Bly
High School Canton Area High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $500

James E. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship
Name Nathan Schoonover
High School Canton Area High School
College University of Pittsburgh
Amount $500

Ritter Technology Scholarship
Name Sydney Crawford
High School Canton Area High School
College
Amount $500

Towanda Musical Society
Name Whitney Madill
High School Towanda High School
College DeSales University
Amount $500

Rockman’s Tuxedo Shop – George & Babe Tymoski Scholarship
Name Emma Cole
High School Sayre High School
College Elmira College
Amount $500

Troy Lions Club “Huck” Scholarship
Name Rachel Hickok
High School Troy Area High School
College University of Pittsburgh
Amount $1,500

Florence Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Name Nicholas Superko
High School Wyalusing High School
College Wilkes University
Amount $1,000

POTTER COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS Total: $8,100

Tomb Family Scholarship
Name Megan Empson
High School Northern Potter High School
College Alfred SUNY College of Technology
Amount $900

Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship
Name Jenna Hyde
High School Northern Potter High School
College University of Pittsburgh/Bradford
Amount $450

Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship
Name Dawson Coates
High School Northern Potter High School
College Pennsylvania College of Technology
Amount $450

Northern Potter Scholarship
Name Kalie Cowburn
High School Northern Potter High School
College University of Pittsburgh/Bradford
Amount $1,000

Northern Potter Scholarship
Name Megan Empson
High School Northern Potter High School
College Alfred SUNY College of Technology
Amount $500

Gerald F. Duffee, Sr. Scholarship
Name Jordan Brewer
High School Austin Area High School
College Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Amount $1,000

Patrick W. Ryan Creative Writing & English Scholarship
Name Savanna Eckert
High School Coudersport High School
College Pennsylvania College of Technology
Amount $1,000

Robert B Merten Circle of Fifths Music Scholarship
Name David Talkington
High School Port Allegany High School
College Jamestown Community College/Fredonia
Amount $900

Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship
Name Zachery Chase
High School Northern Potter High School
College Mansfield University
Amount $1,000

Rose Marie Tubbs Memorial Scholarship
Name Kiana Ordway Tilton
High School Northern Potter High School
College Corning Community College
Amount $900

Sullivan County Scholarships Total: $1,500

Stefana “Stevie” Shoemaker Scholarship
Name Johnathon Saxe
High School Sullivan County High School
College Gordon College
Amount $1,000

David A DeWire Scholarship
Name KyleighAmmerman
High School Sullivan County High School
College Alvernia University
Amount $500

Tioga County, Pennsylvania Scholarships Total: $3,480

Kyle B. Lenhardt Scholarship
Name Elizabeth Poirier
High School Wellsboro High School
College St. John Fisher College
Amount $480

Dr. Harry S. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Name Jenna Gee
High School Williamson High School
College Penn State/ Main Campus
Amount $1,000

Alan B. Carr Memorial Scholarship
Name Kelsey Streeter
High School Cowanesque High School
College Pennsylvania College of Technology
Amount $1,000

Dr. Harry S. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Name Madison Lee
High School Cowanesque High School
College University of Pittsburgh/Bradford
Amount $1,000

Tioga County, New York Scholarships Given Total: $27,200

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Paige Miller
High School Waverly High School
College SUNY, Cortland
Amount $4,000

 

Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship
Name Elle Nittinger
High School Waverly High School
College Nyack College
Amount $4,000

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Julianne Lee
High School Waverly High School
College Canisius College
Amount $3,400

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Paige Miller
High School Waverly High School
College SUNY, Cortland
Amount $3,400

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship
Name Christopher Palumbo
High School Waverly High School
College Cornell University
Amount $3,400

Carl & Charlotte Lovejoy Scholarship
Name Morgan Zwierlein
High School Waverly High School
College Clarkson University
Amount $4,000

Elizabeth Alamo Nursing Scholarship
Name Elle Nittinger
High School Waverly High School
College Nyack College
Amount $500

Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship
Name Brinn Shaughnessy
High School Owego Free Academy
College Fredonia University
Amount $2,000

Bill Davis Scholarship
Name Brittany Hathaway
High School Owego Free Academy
College Lebanon Valley College
$2,500

Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation currently manages over 93 funds valued at over $6 million dollars and has awarded over $1 million in grants and scholarships since inception. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at 570.888.4759. Please visit the website at www. twintierscf.org.
A bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing project on Route 6 in Charleston Township, Tioga County is underway.This work includes rehabilitating a bridge spanning a tributary to Charleston Creek, milling, widening, paving, drainage upgrades and new guide rail on approximately .75-mile section of roadway. The work during the 2018 construction season involves the structure rehabilitation work. There may be alternating lane closures during daylight hours with flaggers providing traffic control .Road widening and paving is scheduled for 2019 with one lane of traffic maintained in each direction through the work zone and short periods of single lane conditions.This project is expected to be completed in September 2019.Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., of State College is the prime contractor on this $3 million project.

Obituary:

Edith Clark, Coudersport died at the home of her daughter and son-in- Connie and Bill Crown of Coudersport, on Sunday, June 24, 2018, following a lengthy illness.
Born on May 3, 1931 in Mountain City, Tennessee, she was the eldest of six children born to Lacy Ray and Edna South Stewart.
Edith retired from the Housekeeping department at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport and had also cleaned homes for area families. She raised a large garden to provide for her family.
Edith was a member of the Coudersport Free Methodist Church. Her family and her Lord and Savior were her life. She enjoyed her flower gardens and loved her pets.
Surviving are three children, Carolyn S. Moore of Coudersport, Randy R. (Rosa) Hauss of Emporium, and Connie A. (Bill) Crown of Coudersport; six grandchildren, Brad (Mimi) Moore, Heidi Moore, Caleb (Macy) Hauss, Katie Hauss, Danny Hauss, and Melony (Allan) Derksen; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tyler Derksen; a brother, Ralph (Lynne) Stewart of Rochester, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Edith was predeceased by two brothers, Lacy and Robert; and two sisters, Helen and Vertie.
Family and friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 2pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in the Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport. Pastor Pete Trembley of the Coudersport Free Methodist Church, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritinspurse.org
Edith’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Edith, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Monday June 25, 2016

Black Forest Express

Sunday’s high, 74; Overnight low, 59; .94” rain over weekend

MON-BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 75

MON NIGHT- ClEAR,LOW 48

TUE-SUNNY, HIGH 76

TUE NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 60

WED-SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS, HIGH 75

WED NIGHT-SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS, LOW 66

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Ulysses man arrested for theft of a car and other crimes…..Police looking for white 2016 Ford F-150 stolen Sunday in Elk County….two hand guns stolen from  Ridgway location…Cash and wallet stolen from ATM in Brookfield Township, Tioga County…One deer causes t wo vehicle crashes in Tioga County. Driver distracted by hair dryer wrecks pick up truck in Delmar Township……State police sergeant shares good Samaritan report….

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A Ulysses man has been arrested for theft and other crimes by state police at The Coudersport barracks. Troopers claim 23 year old Andrew Wenrich stole a 2005 Hyundai owned by Jacqueline  Willow  also of Ulysees between 3:30pm and 4:30 pm June 12.  The vehicle was later recovered but Wenrich has been arrested for receiving stolen property, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles, driving without a license and/or driving with suspended license.

Troopers are looking for thre thief who stole a road sign belonging to Abbott Township. The sign displayed the words “Hoppe Hollow Road and was taken from the intersection with Gross Road June 11 or 12.

State police in Ridgway are investigating the theft of a pick up truck yesterday. The red 2016 For F-150 Crew Cab belonged to a 58 year old Kane resident and was stolen between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Sunday while it was parked along Route  948 in Highland Township. The PA registration plate is YBX1787. Anyone who spots the truck is asked to call police at 814.776.6136.

Two handguns were stolen from a building on Wood Duck Drive in Ridgway between April 1 and June 20. The .357 Maximum with walnut hand grips is valued at $1,000 and the Raven .25 Auto with walnut hand grip is valued at $350. The guns are owned by Shane Funair of Ridgway.

Forgetfulness was costly for a 25 year old Woodhull,NY man according to state police at Mansfield. Thieves made off with the victim’s $200 and wallet containing $40 from the ATM at theDandy Mini Mart in Route 249 in Brookfield Township Satruday afternoon. The suspect was seen driving away in a red Chevrolet quad cab truck.

Both drivers escaped injury last Thursday when their vehicles collided on Pennsylvania Avenue in Highland Township, Elk County. State police at Ridgway report Robert Fitzpatrick of James City, PA while going west, turned his Ford F250 left in front of a 2016 Jeep Compass driven by Mary McClellan of Mt.Jewett, PA.

Troopers claim Rachel Lasecki of Warrant was going too fast for conditions Saturday afternoon when her northbound Buick LeSabre went off the road, struck a large rock and spun around counterclockwise  before hitting a tree with the passenger side. Laecki was  not hurt.

One deer cause two vehicles to wreck on Route 6 in Gaines Townshp last Thursday morning. Mansfield-based state police explained JonWilhelm of Coudersport was going east when a deer ran onto the road in front of his Chevrolet 1500. Wilhelm could not avoid the deer and the impact caused its body to spin into the opposite lane where Lynn Bartas of Genesee applied the brakes  on his Dodge Durango causing the vehicle to ski doff the road, travel up an embankment and roll over onto its left side. Wilhelm drove to a safe spot, turned around and went back to help Bartas. Both men escaped injury.

Minor injuries were reported for a Wellsboro woman involved ina one-vehicle mishap last Thursday at around 7:30 am on the Stony Fork Road in Delmar Township, Tioga County.Jennifer Mise was distracted bby a hair dyer inside her Chevrolet Silverado and allowed th truck to go off the road, strike a tree and a mailbox and a second tree before stopping.

DUI charges have been filed  against 37 yar old Nicole Foster of Kersey. State police at Ridgway allege when they stopped Foster’s 2005 Chevrolet for multiple traffic violations at the intersection of Country Lane and the old Kersey Rooad, they determined she was intoxicated.

A 24 year old State College PA driver is facing DUI charges after being poulled over by troopers from the Emporium barracks Friday night. Police did not release the suspect’s name.

And some good news to report….State police Sgt. Steven Daniel at the Ridgway barracks says in his line of work you get to see all kinds of people but this past weekend he saw an example of the best4. A family which had moved to Pittsburgh for medical care for their terminally ill son, was traveling through the Allegheny National Forest for amuch needed family camping getaway when their only car broke down. In learning of the family’s plight, several people—business owners, other troopers, and local citizens came to their rescue. Sgt. Daniel said no one wanted recognition for their help and it was a pleasure for him to see the Golden Rule applied unselfishl to help someone in need. He said it is just one example of the men and women who live and work in Elk County can be proud of. We add, people all across the Black Forest Service Area, too.