Thursday April 12, 2018

Black Forest Express

Photo by Gerri Miller

Wednesday’s high, 47; Overnight low, 31, no precipitation







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Area communities receive DCNR, Holocaust remembrance ceremony held in Harrisburg….Elderly Kane man arrested for kissing unwilling girl……Emporium man accused of assaulting another Emporium man while they were being housed at the McKean County jail last week…..DUI Charges pending following crash in Sweden Township yesterday….and after police stop near Port Allegany.

Obituaries: Robert “Bob”Riley, Ulysses; Robert Hoppe, Harrison Valley & Doris Reed, Genesee

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Several communities in the Black Forest Service Area have been awarded DCNR grants. The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93) which includes Key Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF); the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); Pennsylvania Trails fund (PRT – federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA); and the Snowmobile/ATV Fund (S/ATV). Area Grants:


Coudersport Borough, $250,000, Rehabilitation of Coudersport Community Pool, Coudersport Borough, Potter County. Work to include renovation of main pool and bathhouse; construction of zero depth entry and concrete decking; installation of filtration and recirculation system; ADA access, project sign and other related site improvements. Beverly Morris, (814) 274-9776, Key – Community


Kane Borough, $92,800, Rehabilitation of Glenwood Park, Kane Borough and Wetmore Township, McKean County. Work to include renovation of the skate park surface; construction of a parking area; installation of skate park equipment and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Mick Petruney, (814) 837-6588, Key – Community

McKean and Warren Warren County, $400,000, Development of the Trails at Jakes Rocks in Allegheny National Forest, Mead Township, Warren County. Work to include construction of approximately 8.14 miles of trail; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. James Decker, (814) 723


Roseville Borough, $40,000, Rehabilitation of Roseville Borough Community Playground, Roseville Borough, Tioga County. Work to include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access ,landscaping,  project sign and other related site improvements. Harry Morgan, (570) 549-2786,Key – Community

Wellsboro Borough, $427,000, Rehabilitation and further development of Woodland Park, Wellsboro Borough,Tioga County. Work to include the construction of an access road, parking areas and pavilion; installation of aplayground with required safety surfacing; utilities, ADA access, landscaping, site amenities, project sign andother related site improvements. Peter Herres, (570) 724-0300, LWCF

Every year the Governor’s office holds a ceremony at the Capitol in Harrisburg marking the Day of Remembrance for victims of the Holocaust, featuring survivors of the concentration camps or their children and grandchildren. Survivors and their families light candles to remember the 11 million who died in the Holocaust during World War Two.

In his remarks at this week’s  ceremony, Senator Andy  Dinniman said we should also remember those who put their lives on the line to rescue Jews and others headed to the camps. And he says we need to ask ourselves if we, too, could take that risk to save others.

State police at Kane have charged a Kane man with corruption of minors. Authorities claim 65 year old Carl Ardell  Wilson Jr. hugged and kissed a juvenile girl without her consent  on March 19. The incident allegedly took place at the intersection of Anderson and Main Street in Mt. Jewett just before 7:00 am.

An Emporium man has been arrested for assault. Troopers at Kane allege 32 year old Gregory Burdick of Emporium assaulted Darren Donovan also of Emporium while both were housed at the McKean County Thursday, April 5.

DUI charges may be filed against a female driver following a fender bender in Sweden Township Wednesday. Sweden Township police report that when they responded to the intersection of the North Hollow Road and Route 6 at around 11:30 am, they found the woman sitting in the driver’s seat of the truck which had gone off the road while going east on Route 6 and hit a cluster of road signs and a culvert. Police said the driver was not hurt but appeared to be impaired. She was taken to Charles Cole Hospital for a blood draw and was released to a family member.

DUI charges are also pending against a Turtlepoint man who was stopped by  patrol officer from the Kane barracks Wednesday evening on Route 155 about two miles south of Annin Creek Road in Annin Township, Port Allegany. Troopers say when they interviewed the driver, they determined he was driving under the influence .Charges will be filed, and the driver’s name will be released providing chemical testing confirms impairment.


Robert F. “Bob” RILEY, 81, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Palmyra, NJ, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 in his home. A Memorial Service celebrating Bob’s life will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  The Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty and the Rev. Jason Reed will co-officiate.  Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 247, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Online condolences may be expressed at February 13, 1936, in Greenville, PA, he was the son of Franklin and Gladys Hollingshead Riley. On October 3, 1992, in Palmyra, he married the former Rita M. Sock, who survives. A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1957 – 1959. He served a police officer in Palmyra in the 1970’s and was employed by NJ American Water Works for over 25 years, retiring in 1998.

Surviving besides his wife, Rita, are:  a son, R. Steven (Susan) Riley of Harrison Valley;  a granddaughter, Meghan (Jimmy) Palmatier of Ulysses;  eight great-grandchildren, Lyllian Palmatier, Lennyx Palmatier, Morgan Palmatier, Malorie Palmatier, Marissa Palmatier, Logan Spires, Addison Spires, and Reagan Riley;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Diane Furman Riley;  a grandson, Steven Thomas Riley;  and two brothers, Donald Riley and Merrill Riley.

Robert G.  HOPPE, 96, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY.  Born June 15, 1921, in Carter Camp, PA, he was the son of Eugene and Phoebe Baker Hoppe.

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army.  He was a combatant in the North African, Sicily, and Normandy invasions and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in combat.

On August 19, 1945, in Harrison Valley, he married the former Mary A. Jones, who predeceased him on June 22, 2010.

He owned and operated Valley Milling Co. in Harrison Valley for many years.

Surviving are:  a son, R. Tom (Lucille) Hoppe of Harrison Valley;  three daughters,Dolores (Dennis) Koch of Worland, WY, Leota Rose of Kent, OH, Tina (Gary) Hamilton of Ulysses, PA;  ten grandchildren;  23 great- grandchildren;   a brother, Herman Hoppe of Stanley, VA;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by 11 siblings.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2:00 — 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM.  The Rev. Dennis Munro will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

Doris K. REED, 83, of Genesee, PA, died Monday, April 9, 2018 in her home.  Born August 16, 1934, in Genesee, she was the daughter of Howard G. and Dorothea L. McConeghy Kenyon.  On March 21, 1953, in Genesee, she married Donald R. Reed, who predeceased her on March 1, 1981.  A graduate of Genesee High School and Elmira Business Institute, she and her husband owned and operated Kenyon’s Store in Genesee.  She was employed by Reed’s Market in Genesee for many years.  Doris was a member of the Genesee United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and was active in Potter County unit of the American Cancer Society for many years.

Surviving are:  four children, Brian (Deb) Reed of Andover, NY, Allan (Vonda) Reed of Mansfield, PA, Donald (Karen) Reed, Jr. of Genesee, and Verena (John) Monagle of Juneau, AK; 14 grandchildren;  25 great- grandchildren;  a sister, Verena Ruddnick of Zephyrhills, FL;  a brother, Robert (Sandra) Kenyon of Genesee;  nieces and nephews.  Friends may call Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Genesee United Methodist Church, where a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM.  The Rev. Rob Anderson, and her grandson, Rev. Jason Reed, will co-officiate.  Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Genesee United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 137, Genesee, PA 16923.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be expressed at