Wednesday May 22, 2019

Black Forest Express

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WED-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 64
WED NIGHT-LOW 34
THU-PARTLY SUNNY, SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE, HIGH 70
THU NIGHT- LOW 56
FRI-SHOWERS, THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 79
FRI NIGHT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS LOW 57

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One vote separates two Republican candidates for Potter County Commissioner…. Republican Fred Keller easily defeats Democrat Eric Friedenberg in special 12th District congressional race…Cause of fire which destroys St.Marys home unknown….Motor Coach wrecks in Potter County…..Lewis Run state police looking for hit and run driver…

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Voter Turnout was low for yesterday’s Pennsylvania Primary Election and the special congressional election in the 12th District which includes Potter and Tioga Counties. Republican Fred Keller easily won the congressional race beating Democrat Marc Friedenberg with an unofficial total of 89,176 (68.1%) to 41,794 (31.9%). Keller will now take the seat vacated by Tom Marino who won against Friedenberg last November but resigned shortly after taking office due to serious health problems. President Trump campaigned Monday night in Montoursville for Keller. Here in Potter County, one race for county commissioner is a cliff hanger with one vote separating Nancy Grupp with 1490 to J. David Buckler’s 1,489 for the Republican nomination. The votes will be subject to canvassing which begins on Friday and Potter County Director of Elections Sandy Lewis say there is always a possibility for a change in the results if the board finds errors were committed. Incumbent Republican Paul Heimel received an unofficial 1,540 votes while Larry Henrichsen came in fourth with 247. Heimel and either Grupp or Buckler will likely be elected in November as Barry Hayman is the only Democrat candidate for the office. Three commissioners will be chosen.

No cause has been found yet for a fire which destroyed a St. Marys home Monday morning. No one was in the two story wood frame house owned by Kenneth and Janet Wolf when flames broke out at around 11:00 am. Damage is estimated to be $700,000.Volunteer fire fighters from Fox Township, Johnsonburg, and Ridgway assisted the Crystal Fire Department in battling the blaze.

The driver of a motor coach escaped injury in a mishap occurring on Grom Hill Road in Eulalia Township early Monday morning. State police report Terry Roof was headed north just before 5:00 am when his vehicle failed to make a right hand turn onto a dirt road, went oft the road and rolled into a ditch. State police were assisted by Coudersport Emergency Services and Portville Trucking.

Troopers at Lewis Run are looking for a vehicle which hit a parked car on Walnut Street in Wetmore Township late last night. The unknown unit traveled off of the pavement and collided with a 2004 VW Jetta parked in a driveway. The driver left the scene without reporting it to police or the car owner.

No injuries were reported for an Elkland man whose SUV hit a deer in Lawrence Township, Tioga County Monday morning. According to troopers, 27 year old Shawn Lawless was going east on Route 49 when his Hyundai Elantra hit a deer which had been previously hit and was laying on the road. The SUV sustained minor damage and leaked some fluids.

 

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Black Forest Express

Monday’s high, 68; low 44, a few sprinkles
TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 64
TUE NIGHT- LOW 34
WED-PARTLY SUNNY, THEN SHOWERS & ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM, HIGH 70
WED NIGHT-LOW 56
THU-SHOWERS THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 79
THU NIGHT- CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 57

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Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania….Polls are open until 8:00 pm…..Disabled Military vets arrive for Healing Waters Event in Potter County…..Suspected drug dealer nabbed in McKean County….Tioga County driver unhurt when pick up hits mailbox and tree….Lewis Run State police look for ATV operators trespassing on Knox Kane Rail Trail……

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Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania and a Special Congressional election in the 12th District . Polls are open until 8:00 pm. Registered Republicans and Democrats will be selecting their party’s nominees for local and county offices and statewide judicial positions. Meanwhile, voters will choose one of two candidates to fill a congressional vacancy in a special election. All registered voters can cast a ballot for either Democrat Marc Friedenberg or Republican Fred Keller. Voters in the special election will not be bound by party affiliation. Republican Tom Marino won the seat last November but resigned soon after taking office due to serious health problems. Governor Wolf decided to hold the special election today to fill the vacancy on the same day as the Primary Election to make it more convenient for voters and less costly for the state and local municipalities. President Trump was in Montoursville last night campaigning for Keller who was nominated by Republican Committee members. Friedenberg ran for the seat last November but was defeated by Marino. Potter and Tioga Counties are now in the 12th Congressional District, having been moved out of the 5th when the congressional map was re-drawn by the state legislature. Cameron, Elk and McKean remain in the 5th Congressional District.

Disabled military veterans participating in this year’s Trout Unlimited Project Healing Waters arrived in Potter County earlier today. The vets stopped first at the Oswayo Valley School in Shinglehouse, traveled through  downtown Coudersport cheered by citizens along the walks; stopped at the American Legion on Route 872 at Ladona before going to the Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve where they will spend the next three days. County Commissioners Paul Heimel, Doug Morley 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.

Project Healing Waters, now in its 12th year locally, 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 came to Potter County from VA hospitals and will be headquartered at Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve.

Alex Ita–Photo submitted

McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that, on May 20, 2019, following an investigation into the illegal delivery of crack cocaine within the City, detectives with the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested Alex Ita of Langmaid Lane, Bradford. The Detectives charged the defendant with delivering 7.4 grams and 4.7 grams of crack cocaine, respectively, on two separate dates between May 8, 2019 and May 20, 2019 within the City. The Detectives charged the defendant with 2 Counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver/Delivery of crack cocaine – a Scheduled II controlled substance – Felony; 2 counts of Possession of crack cocaine – Misdemeanor; and 2 counts of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility – Felony 3. The McKean County Drug Task Force was assisted in the investigation by officers from Bradford City Police and Bradford Township Police. The defendant was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Dominic Cercone who set bail at $50,000. Illegal drug activity remains a primary focus of law enforcement across the county. If you suspect illegal drug activity, please contact the McKean County Drug Task Force at the District Attorney’s Office at (814) 887-3312 or MCDTFtip@gmail.com.

A Columbia Cross Roads driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident late last month. State police at Mansfield have just released details about the April 27 crash in the borough of Roseville. Jeremy Spencer, after backing out of his brother’s driveway headed east on Benson Avenue and lost control of his 2002 Chevrolet Silverado which went off the road and hit a mailbox and then a tree on the north side of the road. The pick up had to be towed from the scene.
State police at Lewis Run are looking for trespassers on Lindholm Road in Hamlin Township between May 5 and yesterday. Photographs of possible suspects operating ATV’s on the Knox Kane Rail Trail have been obtained and the investigation is continuing.

Troopers there have charged 52 year old Kip Carpenter for allegedly trespassing at 10 Phillips Street in Mt. Jewett between 5:15 pm and 6:00 pm Monday.

DUI charges are pending against 20 year old Makena Carleton of Wellsboro, pending lab results. State police at Mansfield say Carleton was found in a field at 85 Canada Road in Covington Township at around 6:20 pm April 20. Authorities claim they determined she had been driving a 2016 VW Jetta while under the influence of alcohol.

Monday May 20, 2019

Black Forest Express

SUNDAY’S HIGH, 83; OVERNIGHT LOW, 61;  WEEKEND RAINFALL TOTAL, .15”

MON-MIX OF CLOUDS & SUN, CHANCE OF ISOLATED SHOWER OR TST, HIGH 73

MON NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 43

TUE-SUNNY, LESS HUMID, HIGH 66

TUE NIGHT-MOSTLY CLEAR, LOW 42

WED-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 71

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Disabled vets coming to Potter County Tuesday for Healing Waters event…..PA’s Primary Election and special Congressional election will be held tomorrow…Pilot and passenger unhurt in plane accident at Bradford airport…Emporium woman accused of hitting another during argument last Friday….St. Marys woman arrested for stealing $421 worth of merchandise from Walmart earlier this month…..Theft of inspection items probed by troopers at Coudersport….attempted  burglary probed in Tioga County…

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Disabled military veterans participating in this year’s Trout Unlimited Project Healing Waters will be passing through downtown Coudersport on Tuesday, May 21. County Commissioners Paul Heimel, Doug Morley 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 reaching Coudersport at approximately 2 pm. Those planning to greet them are advised to arrive early. Flags can be borrowed at the Main Street entrance of the Gunzburger Building or the Security Guard Station in the courthouse.

Project Healing Waters, now in its 12th year locally, 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 VA hospitals and be headquartered at Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve.

Tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. Registered Republicans and Democrats will be selecting their party’s nominees for local and county offices and statewide judicial positions. Meanwhile, voters will choose one of two candidates to fill a congressional vacancy in a special election. All registered votes can cast a ballot for either Democrat Marc Friedenberg or Republican Fred Keller. Voters in the special election will not be bound by party affiliation.  Republican Tom Marino won the seat  last November but resigned soon after taking office due to serious health problems. Governor Wolf decided to hold the special election tomorrow  to fill the vacancy on the same day as the Primary Election to make it more convenient for voters and less costly for the state and local municipalities. President Trump will be in Montoursville tonight campaigning for Keller who was nominated by Republican Committee members. Fredienberg ran for the seat last November but was defeated by Marino. Potter and Tioga Counties are now in the 12th Congressional District, having been moved out of the 5th when the congressional map was re-drawn by the state legislature. Cameron, Elk and McKean remain in the 5th Congressional District.

Two people  escaped injury Saturday morning when a small  plane overturned while landing on a runway at the Bradford Regional Airport. State police at the  Lewis Run barracks, a short distance away, assisted other agencies at the scene. Both the pilot and passenger were wearing 5 point harness and seatbelt . Authorities said the plane’s wheels locked up when making contact with the ground. After the plane was turned right side up, it was taken to a hangar where it will be inspected by the  FAA.

A 28 year old Emporium woman has been cited after allegedly hitting a 26 year old Emporium woman during a disagreement Friday afternoon on W. Allegany Avenue in that town. Police did not identify the suspect.

Lewis Run State Police say  DUI charges are  pending blood test results for a 59 year old  Bradford man who was stopped last Thursday afternoon on Route  19 at Bolivar Drive when his 2015 Dodge Ram was  allegedly observed committing multiple traffic violations. The suspect’s name was not released.

Both Ridgway residents, ages 35 and 52  riding in a 2005 Honda Pilot are facing drug charges . State police claim the driver is suspected of driving under the influence of a controlled substance while the passenger was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and related paraphernalia.

State police at Mansfield claim 36 year old Patricia Carpenter of Westfield fled  the scene after her Kia Sedona hit a utility pole on Case Street in Knoxville last Thursday afternoon.

A St. Marys woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing al, most $421 in merchandise  from Chastity Nicklas is accused of illegally taking a variety of groceries, a potted fern, fabric softener, cat litter and litter scooper Walmart between May 1 and 13.

An attempted burglary in Richmond Township, Tioga County is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Criminals tried to gain entry through a living room window on a house located at 952 Wood Road between 7:00 am April 10 and6:30 pm April 11. The house is owned by Roasalie Hauswirth of Amityville. NY.

A criminal mischief in Austin remains under investigation by state police at Coudersport. Someone fired a .22 caliber between 1:00 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a house located at 22 Church Street. No one was hurt but state police are asking anyone who has information about the incident to contact them at 814.274.8690.

Lorraine J. (Mitchell) Russell, 91, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, after a brief illness on Friday, May 17, 2019. She celebrated 56 years of marriage with the late Dale “Bill” W. Russell, who preceded her in death in 2003. She was born on December 25, 1927, in Coudersport, the daughter of the late Carl and Etta Belle (Thompson) Mitchell.

 

Throughout her life, Lorraine was employed with the Hosiery Mill, her family Dairy Farm with her husband, and the Coudersport School District, as head baker of the cafeteria. In addition to cooking and baking, she also enjoyed working around the house, gardening, traveling with family and friends and simply being outdoors. Her greatest times were those spent with her family, who will dearly miss her for her strong-willed and strong-minded personality right up to her final days.Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Connie Wykoff (Larry), Christie Marshall (Frank Granata), and Sandra Whitman (Barry), all of Coudersport; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; especially close sister-in-law, Beverly Mitchell, of Coudersport; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.In addition to her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; great granddaughter, Evin Lee Whitman; two brothers, Carl and Lloyd; and three sisters, Luva, Gustava and Luella.Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 4 – 7 p.m., at Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd., 210 N. East St., Coudersport. Lorraine’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 11:00 a.m., following one hour of visitation from 10 – 11 a.m., at the Park United Methodist Church, 15 E. Third St., Coudersport. Pastor Scott Ogden will officiate and burial will take place in Homer Cemetery, Homer Twp. Memorial donations can be made in Lorraine’s name to the Cole Foundation, ATTN: Home Health & Hospice, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your fondest memories of Lorraine, visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

 

 

 

 

May 21 11:00 am Kaytees

. Feeding for cats: Patti/Randi/Kris Arbogast (Food Chairperson)

  1. Trapping Plans
  2. Low Income Services, Trap/Spay/Neuter/Release: updates Patti/Randi

 

  1. Social Media Update (Lori) and website update
  2. New Business:
  3. Fundraising

AmazonSmile, Donation button on Facebook page, Raffle, SGC License

  1. Marketing/Promotions – Any ideas?
  2. Feeding of colony cats – ideas to raise funds
  3. Contact from Linda Swift that she misses the public meetings