Tuesday March 13, 2018

                                                                      Black Forest Express

Monday’s high, 35; Overnight low, 41; 1.75” SNOW





Today is the 25th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’93!

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Volunteers needed for annual clean-up…..Trout season coming soon…..Minor injuries reported for Roulette driver after accident near Port Allegany….Downsate passenger accused of having drugs and paraphernalia after traffic stop in Pike Township, Potter County….Westfield woman arrested forDUI with booze in plain view of patrol officers….

Obituaries; Linda Stuck, Ceres, PA & Phyllis Miller, Smethport

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that began March 1 and runs through May 31. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year-round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.

The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, and other partners.

Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests for the cleanup campaign will be provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company, a national sponsor.

In addition, during “Pick It Up, PA Days,” April 7–30, registered cleanup events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills, through support from DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association.

During last year’s cleanup, 132,695 volunteers collected over 5.3 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails. and shorelines. Over 7,200 events were held, with every county participating.

PennDOT’s AAH program contributed 20,404 volunteers who cleaned up nearly 16 percent of the collected litter on 10,576 miles of cleaned-up roadway.

Through PennDOT’s AAH program, volunteers collect litter on a 2-mile section of state highway at least two times a year. The program currently has over 4,900 participating groups, more than 85,920 volunteers, and 10,612 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways.

PennDOT has created a comprehensive webpage that includes all volunteer opportunities available, from the Great American Cleanup of Pa and Adopt-A-Highway to Safety Training, Litter Brigades and more. Find it at www.penndot.gov.

For their extensive partnership on the 2017 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, DEP and PennDOT were awarded the State Agency Partner Award by Keep America Beautiful.

Another sign of spring, is trout season in Pennsylvania. The statewide opener is April 14 while some counties have an early opening of March 31. Regional Opening Day counties:

All waters in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties (County Guide).

Streams on county borders that are part of Regional Opening Day:

Mahantango Creek, between Northumberland and Dauphin counties. This is the ONLY stream in Northumberland County opening on the earlier date.

West Branch Mahantango Creek, between Snyder and Juniata counties. This is the ONLY stream in Snyder County opening on the earlier date.

Two streams in Carbon County — Lizard Creek and Mahoning Creek.

The season opens at 8 a.m.andn then becomes 24/7.

MINIMUM SIZE: Seven (7) inches


Regular season (opening day thru Labor Day)

5 (combined species)

Extended season (Jan. 1-Feb. 28/29) & (day after Labor Day-Dec. 31)

3 (combined species)

Creel limits apply to the majority of trout fishing waters. Other rules apply for Special Regulation Areas. Anglers should consult the Summary of PA Fishing Laws and Regulations, distributed free with their licenses, for more details.


License categories and pricing

In addition to a fishing license, trout anglers 16 and older must posses a Trout/Salmon Permit (or Combination Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit) to fish for trout.

A Lake Erie Permit (or Combination Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit) is also needed to fish for trout, salmon and steelhead in Lake Erie and its tributaries.

Licenses must be signed in ink and displayed on an outer garment. Anglers must also be able to provide positive proof of identification (other than the fishing license) upon request of a Waterways Conservation Officer.

License Fees – 2018 licenses and permits are valid December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018 (except 1, 3 and 7-day licenses) and are available beginning Dec. 1, 2017 at issuing agents statewide and online through the The Outdoor Shop.

Multi-Year Licenses – 3-Year, 5-Year and 10-Year licenses. Visit The Outdoor Shop to purchase. Convenience—Savings—Rewards with each purchase. FMI, visit the website, www.fishhanboat.com

Rep. Martin Causer has  free“Trout stocking” in each of his offices—Coudersport, Kane and Bradford.

Minor injuries were reported for a Roulette driver after a one-vehicle accident Sunday morning on Route 6 in Liberty Township, near Port Allegany. State police report Kevin Butler was going east when his Kia Optima dropped off the pavement, then crossed to the other side where it hit a section of guardrails, The car bounced back ontothe road and continued going east. Butler did not require medical attention for his injuries.

Troopers at Coudersport arrested 22 year old Kyle Morgan of Reinholds, PA for drug law violations following a traffic stop last Friday   afternoon on Route 6 in Pike Township, Potter County. Police claim after they pulled over a 2009 Chevrolet for speeding near the Ansley Road, they found passenger Morgan with a glass pipe and pieces of a used cigar containing suspected marijuana residue.

Mansfield based state police arrested 25 year old Harley Waltz of Westfield for DUI after pulling her over for a traffic violation just before midnight February 16 on East Main Street in Westfield.

Authorities have not released the names of a suspect and victim in an assault allegedly taking plade on the evening of March 4 on W. Main Street in Elkland. Troopers allge a 46 year old woman punched a 56 year old man in the left eye causing a swollen eye. Charges against the woman have not yet been filed and that’s why her name has not been released.


Linda M. Stuck, 56, of Ceres, Pa., passed away with her loving family by her side, on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, after a long illness.

Born on April 7, 1961 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Clarence “Babby” and Virginia “Ginner” Green Babcock.  On July 11, 2009 in Shinglehouse, she married Michael R. Stuck, who survives.

She attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. Linda was employed at several places in the area, lastly at the former Market Basket in Shinglehouse, until retiring due to ill health.

She enjoyed bowling, watching NASCAR, and was an avid Miami Dolphins fan.  She loved camping and her dog, Buck.  Linda’s greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her husband are three children, Nicole M. (Toby) Goss of     Millport, and Eric V. (Brandy) Canfield and Lisa S. (Randy) Slade, both of Smethport; two grandsons, Alex J. Goss and Josh G. Canfield; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Slade and Mirabella Slade; a great-grandson, Simon Slade; four brothers, Den (Danae) Babcock, Bob (Rose) Babcock, Brad (Diane) Babcock and Terry (Jan) Babcock, all of Shinglehouse; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Punky Reed.

Linda was predeceased by her parents.

Friends may call from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, March 15, 2018, with the Rev. Randall W. Headley of Port Allegany, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Memorials in Linda’s name may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Linda’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 Linda, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

 Phyllis J. Miller, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior and joined the love of her life on Thursday (March 8, 2018) at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born May 8, 1926 in Kane, she was the daughter of Meda Stoddard. Phyllis was raised by her beloved grandparents, Joseph “Patsy” and Jennie Stoddard and grew up in Cyclone. In November, 1945, she married Frank John Miller, who passed away on May 19, 2016.

Phyllis enjoyed preparing her famous homemade pizza and homemade noodles for church gatherings and for friends and family.

Surviving are:

two sons: Gary Miller of Bradford and Stanley (Lisa) Miller of Ohio

one daughter: Judy Miller of Ormsby


one sister: Myrna Keith of Eldred


several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild along with several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, grandparents, one brother and one sister, a beloved daughter-in-law, Linda Miller, and a beloved grandson, David Miller.

At Phyllis’ request, there will be no visitation and a private funeral service will be held. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette Twp.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Lane, Memphis, TN 38105; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229; Ronald McDonald House, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229; Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.