Thursday’s high, 47; Overnight low 22
FRI-INCREASING CLOUDS, HIGH 54
FRI NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 45
SAT-RAIN, HIGH 50
SUN-INCREASING CLOUDS. HIGH 44
SUN NIGHT-LOW 30
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Obituary: Walter Daniel “Dan” Kuhn, Roulette
Potter County Commissioners will hold public meeting later this month for input on a comprehensive plan….Pilot ATV Project to begin next spring at Lyman Run…..Railroad crossing repairs scheduled to begin next week in Elk and McKean Counties….Port Allegany man arrested for terroristic threats….allegedly cruelty to animals investigated……Ridgway woman’s car collides with deer earl today….
Potter County residents have an opportunity to help shape the county’s future during a comprehensive “visioning” process that’s being spearheaded by the county commissioners and planning commission.
Those who have an interest in public policy development that affects the county’s economy, infrastructure, social well-being and way of life are welcome to engage in development of the Northern Pennsylvania Tri-County Comprehensive Plan.
First of many opportunities for public input on Potter County’s development during the 2020-2029 decade is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Gunzburger Building auditorium. Separate hourlong focus groups will identify goals and areas of concern or opportunity at 1 pm and 3 pm.
Those seeking to join a focus group are advised to call Joe Passmore at 717-221-2061. He can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similar groups are being assembled in Cameron County, with an initial meeting planned for 8:30 am on Oct. 30; and McKean County, with meetings at 3 pm and 5 pm on Oct. 29 at the McKean County 911 Center in Smethport.
Community leaders, local government officials and concerned citizens should see the comprehensive planning process as an opportunity to be heard, according to Potter County Planning Director Will Hunt.
Among topics to be discussed by the focus groups are agriculture, tourism, small business, manufacturing and other sources of economic vitality and employment; transportation; housing; leveraging of state forest lands to support the economy and way of life; protection of natural resources and more.
Citizens will also be encouraged to complete an online community survey that will be available
later this year. To be placed on the email distribution list or to receive a hard copy in the mail, call or send an email to Joe Passmore (contact information above).
The plan began in August and will be completed next summer 2019.
Railroad Work Scheduled in Elk, McKean Counties
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that railroad crossing work in Elk and McKean counties has been scheduled through early November. Work on these Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad crossings is scheduled to take place as follows:
- Wednesday, October 24 through noon Thursday, October 25: Route 1001 (Glen Hazel Road) in Jones Township, Elk County. The crossing is located between Stony Hill Road and Fritz Road.
- Wednesday, October 31 through 5PM, Thursday, November 1: Route 46 (Kendall Avenue) in the City of Bradford, McKean County. The crossing is located between Mallory Avenue and Limestone Street.
These locations will be closed during the work activity and local detours will be in place. Motorists are advised to follow official detour signs. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Work at each location will include removal and replacement of the rail, followed by paving of the crossing.
PennDOT reminds drivers to follow detour signs, obey posted speed limits, approach railroad crossings with caution and to “Always expect a train.”
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 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
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.
Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties at www.penndot.gov/District2.
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Kane-based state police have arrested 71 year old Ralph Dana Abbott of Port Allegany for terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. Troopers claim Abbott committed the crimes against a 44 year old woman on the evening of October 10 at a home on Route 155 in Liberty Township. Abbott was arraigned before on-call District Judge Engman and is awaiting further court action.
Troopers there report they are continuing to investigate an alleged cruelty to animals in Liberty Township Tuesday. No further details were released.
Following a bench trial on October 16, Allen Timblin was convicted of driving while under the influence and crashing his vehicle within the City of Bradford according to McKean County DA Stephanie Vettenberg-Shafer. Timblin was convicted of Driving under the Influence, Accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle/property, driving on right side of roadway, careless driving, and reckless driving. Sentencing is scheduled for November 29. Assistant District Attorney Jerry Grill prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Timblin was charged by officers with the Bradford City Police Department.
A Ridgway driver escaped injury early this morning when her car hit a deer on the Buena Vista Highway in Jones Township. According to Ridgway based state police, Deborah Barker was going south on Route 321 and could not avoid the collision. Barker was wearing a seatbelt but her Jeep Sport sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene.
Walter Daniel “Dan” Kuhn, 60, of Roulette, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at UPMC Cole, Coudersport.Dan was born on February 25, 1958 in Coudersport, the son of the late Walter and Shirley (Fourness) Kuhn. He was a member of Wonderworks, participated in the Special Olympics and enjoyed books, games and going to the Roulette Fire Hall with his Dad.Surviving are two brothers, Rodney and his wife Linda Kuhn of Knoxville, TN and Robert Kuhn of Roulette; a sister, Shirley and her husband Gary Bilek of Cranesville. In addition to his parents Dan was preceded in death by a brother, John Kuhn and two sisters, Marsha Kuhn and Audrey Painter.Family and friends are welcome to a visitation Monday, October 22, 2018 from 12-1:00 pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport, where the funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Ben Zimmerman, officiating. Burial will follow in the Genesee Cemetery.The family suggests contributions in Dan’s name to be made to The Roulette Ambulance Company, 12 River Street, Roulette, PA 16746.