Monday November 4, 2019

Sunday’s high , 48, overnight low, 24; .04” of rain over the weekend.







Mansfield based state police have finally released details about a fatal crash occouring two weeks ago…..Morris driver cited for hit and run….both people involved in domestic incident have been charged….Investigation is continuing into McKean County Jail disturbance….Attempted burglary at Eldred home investigated….Lost hunger safely located in Elk County….New voting machines will be used in Tuesday’s Municipal Election….

Details were released late Sunday night regarding a one-vehicle fatal crash occurring October 16, 2019 in Middlebury Township, Tioga County. State police at Mansfield s ay 36 year old Charles Umble was going south on Route 287 at around 3:15 pm when his Dodge Ran around 3:15 pm out of control on a left hand curve, went off the road and entered a swampy area where it came to rest upside down. Umble was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said spead, heavy rain and wet road conditions were factors.

A Morris, PA driver is accused in a hit and run taking place last Monday in Morris Township. Authorities claim Enoch Blackwell backed across Route 287 and struck a legally parked 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche on the opposite side of the road. Blackwell is accused of turning off the headlights on his 2019 Nissan Frontier and fleeing south on Route 287. He was later apprehended at his home.

No injuries were reported for a Coudersport man after an encounter with a deer on Wycoff Run Road in Gibson Township last Thursday  night. Nicholas Marzo’s Chevrolet Silverado went out of control when hit the brakes to avoid a deer.The truck went over an embankment and hit a tree.

Both people involved in a domestic violence incident which took place Thursday afternoon at 13 Pleasant Drive in Lawrenceville. State police report an argument between 58 year old Colleen Price and 53 year old Timothy Price escalated to the point where they both allegedly threw objects at each other. No injuries were reported, however.

State police at Lewis Run investigated an incident at the McKean County Jail last Thursday morning. A 34 year old Port Allegany woman is accused of creating a disturbance at the lock-up.

Troopers at Lewis Run investigated an attempted burglary at a home on Main Street in Eldred early Saturday morning. The criminals entered the home of a 43 year old Eldred through the front door of the home at around 3:00am but apparently left without stealing anything.

Tomorrow is election day in Pennsylvania. Polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. In preparation for the municipal election Tuesday , Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar suggests Pennsylvanians visit,  where they can confirm their registration status, verify their voting district, locate their polling place and find much more information.

At, citizens can:

Confirm their voter registration status and voting district information

Locate their polling place and get directions

Find contact information for their county election office

View a demonstration video of the voting system that will be in use in their county

File a complaint if they encounter any difficulty or questionable situation at the polls.


Additionally, includes links to Voter Guide FAQ About Voting in Pennsylvania, the Top 5 Things Every Voter Should Know About Pennsylvania Elections and other useful information. These publications are available to download and print in English or Spanish.

On Tuesday registered voters will  electing  judicial, school board and county and local government officials. A proposed constitutional amendment on victims’ rights, known as Marsy’s Law, also will be on the ballot.

Voters have the right to cast a provisional ballot at the polling place if they believe they are registered at the precinct but are not listed in the poll book or supplemental poll book. County officials will review provisional ballots within seven days after the election to determine whether the voter was eligible.

Voters appearing at a polling place for the first time must show proper identification, which may be either photo or non-photo ID. There is no identification requirement for voters returning to a polling place where they have voted before.

Voters are entitled to assistance at the voting booth if they are unable to enter the booth or use the balloting system. They can choose who will provide the assistance, except for their employer, an agent of their employer, an officer or agent of their union or the Judge of Elections.

For complete information about voting in Pennsylvania, visit or call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).




Friday November 1, 2019

 Turn Cl0cks back one hour Saturday night

Thursday’s high, 60; Overnight low, 33; 1.85” of rain







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Coudersport  area home destroyed by fire…Bradford man found guilty of several crimes relating to drug death….Several customers arrested for writing bad checks to Elk County business…..Port Allegany area bar cited for liquor law violations…Fall turkey season opens Saturday  in most PA WMUs …..Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday…….


An accidental fire Thursday morning destroyed a 2-1/2 story  Eulalia Township home.  Coudersport  Firefighters were dispatched at 11:39 am  when a member of the Roulette Ambulance service saw smoke and flames at the former Mason’s Creamery just west of Cemetery curve near Olmstad.. Upon arriving at the scene, Coudersport Chief Bryan Phelps  immediately requested a full second alarm assignment ( Roulette, Austin, Port Allegany and Galeton ) other depts were requested to cover other districts. At 12:14 Command called the fire under control. While the home owner was checked by ambulance on scene.At 1:49 all units had the fire our and lines picked up, returned to station with apparatus needing put back in service.The owner was assisted by family, friends and the Red Cross.

Following a four day jury trial at the McKean County Courthouse, Larry Shroyer was convicted of delivery of heroin- felony: conspiracy to deliver heroin- felony; delivery of a designer drug-felony; conspiracy delivery designer drug-felony; flight to avoid apprehension – felony; possession of a controlled substance – misdemeanor; and recklessly endangering another person-misdemeanor. The jury was unable to agree on a verdict on an additional count of involuntary manslaughter- misdemeanor.  A hung jury means the District Attorney’s Office will be able to decide if that charge will be re-tried. The case brings to conclusion an investigation into an overdose deathof 25 year old George Duke Jr. that occurred in the City of Bradford In November, 2015,that saw three defendants charged with various crimes relating to the overdose death. Stephanie Vettenburg Shaffer, McKean County District Attorney, prosecutor the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Chief Christopher Lucco of the Bradford City Police Department filed charges.  Sentencing of the defendant will occur December 5.

Several area residents have been arrested for writing bad checks to Friday Gas and Oil of Byrnedal on June 13, l2018; over the past several months. Kay Jarrett, 37 of DuBois is accused of writing a worthless check on June 13, 2018; Seth Vaughn of Eldred is said to have written a bad check for $53.00 on July 16, 2018 abd abitger ibe fir $35,20 the next day; Kimberly Shelander, 47 of St. Marys is suspected of writing a bad check on November 1l1, 2018 for $34.00; Kelly Valdez, 58 of Wilcox is accused of writing one on December 20, 2018 for $13.00 and Tracey Lepold-Hardinger, 55, of Driftwood is charged for writing a dishonored check for $30.00. The defendants apparently did not make the documents good and state police have filed charges against them.

The state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited the Two Mile Inn on Route 155, Port Allegany for violating laws. The bureau claims the bar failed to maintain malt or brewed beverage dispensing system records from October 31, 2019 to September 18, 2019. The charges will be brought before an Administrative Law Judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.  The judge can also impose license suspension or revocation for the licensee based on the severity  of the charge brought . The judge can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them about the requirements of being a licensee.