Friday August 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Black Forest Express

 

Photo by Gerri Miller

 

 

Thursday’s high 77; Overnight low, 57; no rain

FRI-PARTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF ISOLATED SHOWERS, HIGH 79

FRI NIGHT- CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 65

SAT-PARTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SHOWERS, HIGH 80

SAT NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 67

SUN-PARTLY CLOUDY . HIGH 84

SUN NIGHT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 67

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Obituaries: Theresa Robinson, Shinglehouse & Jean Lent, Coudersport

Farmers urged to apply for conservation tax credits….Penn State fans advised of possible traffic delays for tomorrow’s opener…..Kane based state police looking for hit and run vehicle….NY driver cited for DUI in Tioga County…..full weekend of activities in the region…..

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Ten million dollars in tax credits are available to help farmers implement best management practices (BMPs) to prevent water pollution or purchase conservation equipment through 2018-19 Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program tax credits.

REAP is a Pennsylvania tax credit program for agricultural producers who install BMPs or make equipment purchases that reduce nutrient and sediment runoff, which improves Pennsylvania’s streams and watersheds. The program is administered by Pennsylvania’s State Conservation Commission, which provides support and oversight to the state’s 66 county conservation districts.

Farmers may receive tax credits of up to $150,000 per agricultural operation for 50 to 75 percent of a project’s cost. The most common projects approved are for no-till planting and precision ag equipment, waste storage facilities, conservation plans, Nutrient Management Plans, and protecting animal heavy use areas like barnyards. Cover crops and riparian stream buffers are also common REAP-eligible practices. REAP can be used in conjunction with other funding sources such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) or the Chesapeake Bay Program to help install BMPs.

For projects that include the proposed purchase of equipment, the equipment must be delivered by June 30, 2019. For projects involving the implementation of structural BMPs, all BMPs and BMP components must be complete by June 30, 2020, to be eligible.

REAP applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The only eligibility requirement is that producers must be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law.

Private investors may act as project sponsors by providing capital in exchange for tax credits. Any individual or business subject to taxation through personal income tax, corporate net income tax, the bank shares tax or others is eligible to participate in REAP.

Since the program began in 2007, REAP has awarded tax credits to more than 5,200 projects totaling more than $76 million. The improvements have kept nearly five million pounds of nitrogen, nearly 200,000 pounds of phosphorus, and more than 200,000 tons of sediment. Private investments in REAP have also contriuted to the conservation projects, which in total are worth more than $196 million.

 

The 2018-19 REAP application packet, as well as other information about REAP, is available on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s website, agriculture.pa.gov, or by contacting Joel Semke at 717-705-4032 or jsemke@pa.gov. Learn more about Pennsylvania’s commitment to improving water quality in the Mid-Atlantic.

 

PennDOT is alerting drivers that they could encounter delays as they travel to Centre County for Penn State home football games this fall. The season opener is Saturday, September 1 at 3:30 P.M vs Appalachian State.

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 major roadway miles by visiting  www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

More specifically, fans can expect the following restrictions—based on their starting locations:

From western PA:

  • On I-80 eastbound, there is potential for lane closures from Emlenton/mile-marker 42 to Knox/mile-marker 53. There are also 12-foot width restrictions. Paving expected to end September 23. Bridge work expected to end October 23. Speed reduced to 60 mph in these work zones. Please allow for extra travel time.

From the Harrisburg area:

  • On Route 283 in southeastern Dauphin County, there are lane restrictions (one lane each direction) between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 341 (Toll House Road). This is about a 6-mile stretch.
  • On Route 322 in Centre County, there is a crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road, with one lane available in each direction. This area is about a mile east of the village of Potters Mills. This area also features a 13-foot width restriction.

 

From the Altoona area:

  • On I-99 there is potential for lane closures from Altoona 17th Street/mile-marker 33 to near Pinecroft/mile-marker 37 and from Bellwood/mile-marker 41 to Tipton/mile-marker 45. Both work zones have 16-foot width restrictions. Road work expected to end November 8.
  • On I-99, there is potential for lane closures at the Tyrone bridge/mile-marker 48, with a 14-foot width restriction. Bridge work expected to end October 5. Speed reduced to 55 mph in these work zones. Please allow for extra travel time.

 

From the Williamsport area:

  • On Route 15, there are lane restrictions (one lane each direction) at Winfield in Union County, along with a 14-foot width restriction.
  • On Route 26, there is a new traffic signal at the end of the I-80 westbound off-ramp at the Bellefonte/161 exit. This is a traffic pattern change that should alleviate major congestion and back-ups on I-80 westbound as traffic approaches the Bellefonte exit.

After Labor Day, lane restrictions will be in place for eastbound traffic across the Moshannon Creek bridge at mile-marker 141 in Centre County. This restriction will remain through early October.

In State College:

  • For Labor Day weekend, North Atherton Street will have two lanes open for traffic in each direction from North Hills Place to Cherry Lane. The center lane remains closed and no left turns will be allowed.

PennDOT reminds drivers that 511PA offers them up-to-date information on most roads across the state, allowing them to plan before heading out. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com\511PAStateCOLL.

Kane-based state police are looking for a hit and run vehicle which damaged a mailbox in Eldred Township Tuesday afternoon. The unknown northbound  unit  went onto the eastern berm and collided with a mailbox at 3413 Route 46 near the Amanda Lane intersection. The driver failed to notify the property owner of the damage. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kane barracks at 814.778.5555.

A New York State driver was arrested for DUI in Tioga County just before 2:00 am August 19. According to Mansfield based state police,. When they stopped 35 year old Douglas Taft of Lindley, NY for a traffic violation they determined he had been d riving his 2004 Dodge Ram under the influence.

 

Theresa A. Robinson, 59, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y.

Born on July 6, 1959 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Wallace W. and Kathleen Brodfuehrer Greene.  On July 31, 1988 in Smethport, she married Michael J. “Mike” Robinson, who survives.

Theresa attended Smethport High School and Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.  She had previously been employed at the former Hadden’s Store in Ceres.

Theresa formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse.  She enjoyed reading and flower gardening.  Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband are four children, Ryan T. Schultz and Melissa M. Payne, both of Shinglehouse, Michael J. (Alexandria) Robinson of Alexandria, Virginia and Patrick J. (Jessica) Schultz of Appleton, N.Y.; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, David (Helga) Greene of Germany, Larry (Debbie) Greene of Albion, and Raymond (Valerie) Greene of Bradford; two sisters, Betsy Sweet of Bradford and Rose Jackson of Clarendon; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Theresa was predeceased by two brothers, John Greene and Thomas Greene; and a sister, Karen Schneider.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Theresa’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Theresa’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 Theresa, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Jean E. Lent, 87, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 26, 2018, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.Jean was born on November 19, 1930 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of the late Wray Johnson and Minnie Kemery.She was a graduate of Zion Bible Institute, class of 1951.  Jean was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle, Coudersport.Jean’s greatest passion was teaching music and working with music ensembles.  Jean traveled all over the globe.  During her travels she participated in missionary work in Israel teaching music to blind children.

Jean is survived by three adult children, a sister and many grand and great grand children.  Son, Timothy Lent of PA; daughter Clarissa and her husband Vincent DiPilato of CT; daughter Priscilla and her husband Gary Davis of IL.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Linden Hosley,  a brother, Wilbur Johnson and a grandson, Dylan Langworthy.

A private memorial service will be held at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport followed by a private burial in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations in Jean’s name be made to either of the following: Zion Fellowship for sound system upgrade, c/o Dr. Paul Caram, 835 SR 49 West, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Coudersport Area School District for musical equipment for the elementary school, attn: the Business office, 698 Dwight Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

 

 

Thursday August 30, 2018

Black Forest Express

Photo by Gerri Miller

 

Wednesday’s high, 90; Overnight low, 64; .97” of rain from evening thunderstorm
THU-INCREASING CLOUDS, HIGH 74
THU NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 55
FRI-SUNNY, COOL HIGH OF 67
FRI NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 39
SAT-UNSETTLED

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Obituary: Dalton Osgood, Shinglehouse

Coudersport Dollar General held up by knife-wielding local resident….McKean County DA says man who died in a gun fight with police Monday fired the first shots….Several thefts and burglaries across region investigated….Police will be joining “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” campaign this weekend….

A Coudersport man has been jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail after being arrested for holding up the Coudersport Dollar General Store Wednesday evening. Borough police were summoned to the Chestnut Street store at 6:30 pm where staff notified them That a white male wearing a red shirt and black shirt had pulled out a knife and directed the cashier to empty the cash drawer. John Edward Bunnell, 54, reportedly left the store in a black pick up with white top headed west on Route 6 and was stopped a few miles down the road by Coudersport Borough, Sweden Township and state police. He was taken into custody without incident and committed to the county jail after being arraigned by on-call District Judge Kalacinski. No on was hurt in the hold-up or its aftermath. Police say a yellow Dollar General bag, a knife and cash were found in Bunnell’s vehicle. For those who are not familiar with Coudersport borough, the police department is located a few feet from that Dollar General.

McKean County District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer has issued the following statement regarding the shooting death of a Port Allegany man Monday afternoon.

“The investigation has continued into the officer -involved shooting that occurred on August 27, 2018 on Route 155 near Port Allegany. The autopsy was conducted as indicated by coroner Michael Cahill. The investigation has confirmed that, while officers prepared to execute an arrest warrant, the decedent fired more than one shot at the officers present. One shot was fired by law enforcement. The single shot fired struck the decedent. More information will be released as the investigation continues.There were five State troopers and one officer from a nearby police department present.”

State police across the region have been kept busy investigating thefts and burglaries. Burglars forced their way into a cabin on Route 59 in Corydon Township between August 5 and 27 and made off with about $50 worth of food while causing $400 in damage to the main door of the camp owned by an 81 year old Ontario man. A thief took various items from a 2003 Nissan X-Terra and a 2009 Ford Fusion parked on Route 446 in Eldred Township between midnight and t:00 am Monday. The vehicles are owned by a 54 year old Eldred woman and a 42 year old Eldred man. Stolen items included about $2.00 in change, a USPS union bag, a Northwest Bank check book and savings account book.

Burglars forced their way into the Tyoga County Country Club in Pro Shop on Route 660 in Delmar Township during the night of August 12. The crooks stole $250 in currency and a money bag valued at $30.A window and exterior door were damaged to a tune of $400 total during the break-in.

Criminals weren’t as successful while trying to enter Dana’s Diner on Cowanesque Street in Lawrenceville between 8:00 pm last Thursday and 4:30 am Friday. Despite damaging exterior lights would-be burglars could not enter the building and left empty handed.

Someone stole a seat from a Triton Boat in Jones Township Elk County between 3:00 and 4:00 o’clock last Sunday afternoon. The boat is owned by Anthony Perry of Moshannon. The seat valued at $200 was taken while Perry was inside the Dam Inn located at the intersection of Ketner and Glen Hazel Roads.

With the approach of the Labor Day weekend, one of the most dangerous holidays for drivers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Trauma Society’s Pennsylvania Division are teaming up to caution motorists against driving while impaired.
The campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” runs from Friday through Sept. 3, sending a message about the dangers of driving while drunk.
Drunken-driving crashes claimed 10,497 lives across the United States in 2016, with 433 lost over the Labor Day holiday, according to the NHTSA.
According to PennDOT, there were 153 alcohol-related crashes throughout the state during the 2017 Labor Day holiday, resulting in three fatalities. That was a drop from nine fatalities, but an increase from 118 crashes involving alcohol, during the same period in 2016.
Of Pennsylvania traffic fatalities that occurred during all holiday weekends last year, 37 percent were related to alcohol use.
This year’s NHTSA campaign is paired with another message aimed at curbing drug-impaired driving: “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a DUI.”
State and local law enforcement will step up enforcement during the campaigns. The state police patrol unit at the Greensburg barracks will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an unannounced Westmoreland County location during the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 3.
According to the NHTSA, 42 percent of drivers killed in crashes in 2015 tested positive for drugs. The agency’s 2013-14 survey found that nearly one in four weekend drivers tested positive for at least one drug that could impair their ability to drive safely.
Research has shown that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects — slows reaction times, impairs cognitive performance and makes it more difficult for drivers to keep a steady position in their lane.
The NHTSA advises those who intend to travel, especially when celebrating Labor Day, to plan ahead. Don’t drive high or drunk; instead, ride with a designated driver, use public transportation, or call a ride-
Statewide, DUI deaths have been on a downward trend over the past five years, from a high of 381 in 2013.
Drunken driving had the deadliest impact last year among drivers between the ages of 26 and 30, accounting for 42 percent of all driver fatalities in that age group.
The NHTSA developed the SaferRide smartphone app as part of its effort to curb impaired driving. The app can be used to quickly pinpoint the user’s location and call a taxi or trusted friend for a safe ride home. The app is free and available for Android and Apple devices.
A DUI conviction can cost a motorist some $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work , higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs according to officials.
Sate police will be enforcing speed limits, seatbelt and child passenger seat laws. State police say speed is the leading cause iof crashes throughout Pennsylvania. The department also says passengers, who are properly restrained are less likely to be injured or killed in a crash. According to Pennsylvania law, children under the age of two years, must be properly secured in an approved rear-facing child safety seats. Children ages two to four years should be placed I an approved forward facing seat and Children four to eight years should ride in an approved booster seat.
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
Obituary
Dalton Lee Osgood, 18, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Town of Alma, N.Y. on Thursday, August 23, 2018.Born on September 8, 1999 in Wellsville, N.Y., he was a son of Justin Osgood and Beth Carr.Dalton attended Oswayo Valley School in Shinglehouse. He was employed by Shutt Logging in Genesee and Top Notch Enterprises.Dalton was an avid hunter, fisherman, and video gamer. From his childhood, he also valued following in his father’s paths in logging and operating heavy equipment, making him an excellent operator, and also fueling his love of diesel trucks.Surviving besides his father of Shinglehouse and his mother of Shinglehouse, are two brothers, Reece Osgood and Brent (Jenna Maxson) Dietze, both of Shinglehouse; his maternal grandparents, Shirley Carr of Shinglehouse and Tommy Carr of Shinglehouse; paternal grandparents, Gayle and Dennie Clark of Belmont, N.Y. and Ray and Sandy Osgood of Sabinsville; many special friends, including Leo Shutt, Corey James, Shawn Jones, and Spencer Cole; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, including special cousin, Makenzie Carr.
Family and friends are invited to share memories at a celebration of Dalton’s life from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
These arrangements for Dalton have been entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences, share a fond memory, or view a video tribute of Dalton’s life, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

 

Jean E. Lent, 87, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 26, 2018, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.

Jean was born on November 19, 1930 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of the late Wray Johnson and Minnie Kemery.

She was a graduate of Zion Bible Institute, class of 1951. Jean was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle, Coudersport.

Jean’s greatest passion was teaching music and working with music ensembles. Jean traveled all over the globe. During her travels she participated in missionary work in Israel teaching music to blind children.

Jean is survived by three adult children, a sister and many grand and great grand children. Son, Timothy Lent of PA; daughter Clarissa and her husband Vincent DiPilato of CT; daughter Priscilla and her husband Gary Davis of IL. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Linden Hosley, a brother, Wilbur Johnson and a grandson, Dylan Langworthy.

A private memorial service will be held at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport followed by a private burial in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations in Jean’s name be made to either of the following: Zion Fellowship for sound system upgrade, c/o Dr. Paul Caram, 835 SR 49 West, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Coudersport Area School District for musical equipment for the elementary school, attn: the Business office, 698 Dwight Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Theresa A. Robinson CAPTION “beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Theresa A. Robinson, 59, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y.
Born on July 6, 1959 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Wallace W. and Kathleen Brodfuehrer Greene. On July 31, 1988 in Smethport, she married Michael J. “Mike” Robinson, who survives.
Theresa attended Smethport High School and Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She had previously been employed at the former Hadden’s Store in Ceres.
Theresa formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed reading and flower gardening. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving besides her husband are four children, Ryan T. Schultz and Melissa M. Payne, both of Shinglehouse, Michael J. (Alexandria) Robinson of Alexandria, Virginia and Patrick J. (Jessica) Schultz of Appleton, N.Y.; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, David (Helga) Greene of Germany, Larry (Debbie) Greene of Albion, and Raymond (Valerie) Greene of Bradford; two sisters, Betsy Sweet of Bradford and Rose Jackson of Clarendon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Theresa was predeceased by two brothers, John Greene and Thomas Greene; and a sister, Karen Schneider.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Theresa’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Theresa’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 Theresa, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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Wednesday August 29, 2018

Black Forest Express

Photo By Gerri Miller

Tuesday’s high, 90; Overnight low, 64; no rain
WED-STEAMY WITH CLOUDS INCREASING, HIGH IN THE UPPER 80s
WED NIGHT-INCREASING CLOUDS, LOW 68
THU-CLOUDY, COOLER HIGH IN THE UPPER 70s
THU NIGHT-LOW 55
FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 80
FRI NIGHT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 64

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Lapse in news about police shoot out explained…Bank alert spares Potter County woman of ID theft….Coudersport man suspected of DUI after pot and paraphernalia found in car…hit and run fender bender investigated in Elk County…..Unemployment rate improves in four out of five counties in region….100 year old Galeton woman explains reason for long life……

State police have explained the lapse in information about the death of 42 year old Chad Setzer of Port Allegany Monday afternoon. A couple of hours before the shooting, the Kane barracks issued a news release reporting a warrant had been issued for Setzer’s arrest and asked for anyone who knew of his whereabouts to contact police. Almost exactly two hours later, Setzer was killed in a reported shootout with state police at his home on Route 155 between Port Allegany and Emporium when they tried to serve the warrant. Information about Setzer’s death was released t o some area media by the McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer and state police Troop C headquarters in Punxsutawney—not by the Kane Barracks. The investigation is continuing. There is no indication who shot first.
Setzer was accused of several crimes in connection to a domestic violence assault Sunday a few minutes before noon. Kane based state police allege Setzer threatened to kill a 36 year old Port Allegany woman’s boyfriend and damage his truck. Setzer then reportedly confronted the woman while she was operating a vehicle in Liberty Township. Setzer allegedly pulled out a knife and slashed the tires on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The victim was able to get out of the area to a safe place from where she called police. Setzer left the location and has not been seen since. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police at 814778-5555. Police did not indicate the relationship but listed a two Danville, NY residents as additional victims—a 40 year old man and 61 year old woman. Setzer was arrested last week on a criminal mischief charge. Troopers claimed he smashed out a I Troopers at Kane have charged 42 year old Chad Setzer with criminal mischief for an incident allegedly taking place Friday afternoon in Liberty Township. Police claim Setzer punched out the driver side window on a vehicle owned by a 36 year old Port Allegany woman, presumably the same victim.

An alert area bank prevented a Ulysses woman from being a victim of ID theft. Coudersport based state police explained someone tried to withdraw $300 from Pauline Kleintrop’s account on August 6 through Pay Pal. The charged was flagged by Kleintrop’s bank and no theft occurred.

Ridgway based state police are looking for a hit and run vehicle which damaged a vehicle parked in the St. Marys Walmart lot Tuesday afternoon at around 3:30 pm.. The unknown driver of a silver Toyota Rav- fled the scene after striking the rear bumper on a 2015 GMC Sierra owned by Lynn Prechtl of St. Marys.
DUI charges are pending against a 43 year old Coudersport man after police stopped him for an equipment violation a few minutes after 2:00 am Tuesday August 21 at the intersection of Steer Brook Road and Route 49 in Eulalia Township. Troopers claim they found the driver of a 2004 Hyundai Elantra driving under the influence sand say they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car. The suspect’s name was not released.

The jobless rate in four out of five counties served by Black Forest Broadcasting, improved between June and July according to figures just released by the state department of Labor and Industry. Potter County saw a slight decrease from 5.2 t 5.1%; McKean County realized a decrease from 4.6 to 4.3%;and Tioga County’s rate went down from 5.0 to 4.7%. However, Cameron County had an increase from to 5.8%. Pennsylvania’s jobless rate was 4.2% during the period while the national figure dropped to an all-time low of 3.9%. Chester County had the best rate in Pennsylvania, dropping from 3.0 to 2.0% while Forest County was at the bottom, even with a decrease from 6.6% to 5,7%

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Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) presented a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Eleanor Lychalk in recognition of her 100th birthday on July 20. Lychalk was born in Galeton and is currently a resident at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She has three children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. When asked what the secret to her longevity was, Lychalk said, “Minding your own business.”