Wednesday January 10, 2018

Tuesday’s high, 36; Overnight low, 1; no snow







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Shinglehouse home leveled by accidental fire…Troy man accused of leaving threatening messages on voice mail belonging to Roaring Branch resident….Mainesburg man accused of disorderly conduct…..Elderly Bradford woman hurt in one-vehicle accident….Both drivers unhurt in collision involving snow plow and SUV…..Sleep Kersey driver escaped injury in one-vehicle accident Tuesday…

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Photo by Gerri Miller

Potter County Sheriff Glenn Drake II

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A Shinglehouse home was destroyed by an accidental fire Tuesday. Volunteer firefighters were dispatched at 11:36 am to the Dennis Carpenter home on the Sunny Side Road. A call went out immediately for help from additional departments bringing in volunteers from both Pennsylvania and New York .Roulette, and Coudersport departments assisted as did the Portville, Westons Mills, Alma, Allentown and Bolivar. Port Allegany stood by at Roulette under the mutual aid system. Shinglehouse Chief Doug Estes told Black Forest Broadcasting News that the fire originated in an out building housing and outdoor wood burner and flames quickly spread to an addition to the mobile home. There were no injuries and all units s were back in service at around 5:00 pm. Chief Estes said the home was not insured and was a total loss.

Mansfield based state police have arrested 45 year old Jeremy Best of Troy, PA for harassment. Authorities claim Best left threatening messages  on a work voicemail belonging to a 40 year old Roaring Branch man Monday afternoon along the Lower Mountain Road in Ward Township.

A 30 year old Mainsburg resident has been charged with disorderly conduct. Troopers allege Thomas Maxwell went to a home on Route 549 in Rutland Township last Thursday afternoon and began acting in a “violent and tumultuous” manner,

An Elderly Bradford woman was hurt in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Keating Township, McKean County. According to state police at Kane, 73 year old Yvonne Shugars was going east on Route 59 when her Ford Explorer traveled off the pavement, hit an embankment and rolled over several times before stopping. She had to be extricated from the wreckage and was taken by ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical cCnter for treatment of undetermined injuries.

No one was hurt when an SUV and snow plow collided Monday afternoon in Horton  Township, Elk County. Troopers explained that Michael Clark of Brockport was backing an International Harvester snow plow onto Keystone road while plowing Orchard Drive. Kelly Cotton of St. Marys was traveling west on Keystone road and could not stop her Nissan Rogue in time to avoid impact.

A sleepy Kersey driver  was unhurt when his pickup truck went off of Route 219 in Hamlin Township, Mckean County. Kyle Leonard, 20 told police he fell asleep at the wheel of his Chevrolet Silverado while going south about 6:00 pm. The pickup went off the road and ran over a tree stump causing disabling damage to the undercarriage.


Today is Public Officials Day at the 102nd Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Wednesday’s Schedule

8 a.m.              Antique Tractor Display and Farm Activity Area (EA)
Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)

8:30 a.m.         Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LF)

10 a.m.            Youth Fleece to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
Blacksmith Demonstration (GFS)

11 a.m.            Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

11:30 a.m.       Youth Pedal Tractor Pull Registration (EA)

12 p.m.            The Meatball Showdown presented by the PA Beef Council (CCS)
Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (LA)
Make It and Take It: Microwave Mug Mix  (EL)
Fiber Art Demonstration by E. Anderson (GFS)

12:30 p.m.       Youth Pedal Tractor Pull (EA)

1 p.m.              Jim Switzenberg, Director of Operations at John Wright Restaurant (CCS)
Wood Carving Demonstration by C. Lubkemann (GFS)

2 p.m.              Doug Krick, Executive Chef at Dodge City Steakhouse (CCS)

2 p.m.              Doug Krick, Executive Chef at Dodge City Steakhouse (CCS)
Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

3 p.m.              Travis Mumma, Executive Chef at Cafe Fresco (CCS)
Sheep to Shawl Contest and Auction (SA)
Gerald Putt Wildlife Artist (GFS)

4 p.m.              Chef Instructor Robert Corle and Lebanon County Career and Technology Center Students (CCS)
Antique Tractor Pull (EA)
PA Mohair Demonstration by T. Kunst (GFS)

4:30 p.m.         Draft Horse Pleasure Showmanship (LA)

5 p.m.              School Cooking Challenge and Lebanon County Career & Technology Center Students (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

5:30 p.m.         Bid Calling Contest (BH)

6 p.m.              Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)

7 p.m.              Speed Horse Demonstration (LA)


Thursday is Veterans, Military & Their Families Day: Farmers are the 2% of our nation that feeds us. Veterans are the 2% that protects us. those who feed, those who serve, and those who will be recognized tomorrow at the Farm Show.


Thursday’s schedule

8 a.m.             Junior Dairy Goat Showmanship, following by Judging (NW)
Junior Breeding Sheep Showmanship, followed by Judging (SA)

8:30 a.m.        Draft Horse Pleasure Show and Stick Horse Race (EA)

10 a.m.           Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
PA Mohair Demonstration by T. Kunst (GFS)

11 a.m.           Chef Instructor Brian Peffley and Lebanon County Career and Technology Center Students (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.           Wes Trout, Sales Manager and Culinary Trainer for BOSCH and Thermador Appliances (CCS)
Make It and Take It: Nest Box Building, Sponsored by the Bluebird Society of PA (EL)

1 p.m.             Army vs. Navy Cook-Off (CCS)
Exceptional Rodeo (LA)

2 p.m.             Homegrown By Heroes™ Award Presentation (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

3 p.m.             John Moeller, former White House Chef and Author (CCS)
Carving Spurtles and Spoons Demonstration (GFS)

3:30 p.m.        Junior Meat Breeding Goat Showmanship, followed by Judging (NW)

4 p.m.             Cher Harris, Executive Pastry Chef at The Hotel Hershey (CCS)
Fiber Works Resource Center Demonstration (GFS)

5 p.m.             Jen Moyer Murphy, Corporate Chef at Clemens Food Group (CCS)
Rabbit Hopping Demonstration (E)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

6 p.m.             Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Angora Palooza (SA)
PA Equine Showcase (EA)

7 p.m.             PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo (LA)

The Potter County commissioners have approved a  request from Sheriff Glenn Drake II to change job descriptions an positions within his department. The sheriff explained at the Salary Board meeting that the deputies are union employees but their jobs require special training and certification along with inherent hazardous duty and should be appointed salaried employees. The change has been approved by the union representing the deputies. Chairman Doug Morley explained that the commissioners plan on changing the status of those involved in February. Only deputies would be involved, not guards or courthouse security positions. Morley added that the Department of Labor and Industry has also approved the change which has occurred in other counties due to a potential conflict of interest should deputies become involved in quieting civil unrest.