Monday, April 30, 2018

BFB Express

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Barnum Road Wetlands, Eldred, PA

Sunday’s high, 52; Overnight low, 25; No precip. (after .25” rain on weekend)

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Road Rage incident in Elk County, investigated….No one hurt in rear-end collision in Cameron County…. Know suspect accused of writing worthless check for $11,000 to Westfield man….Hackers steal large sum of money from Coudersport resident….theft of mailbox and contents investigated by McKean County troopers…license plates stolen in two more counties….Bi-partisan package promotes vocational education….

Obituary: Louise Youngs, Ceres, NY

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RIdgway based state police are investigating a case of road rage occurring Saturday afternoon on Bear Creek Road in Spring Creek Township. A 52 year old man, whose name was not released but who lives on that road allegedly waved a machete out the window of his Saturn Vue and then struck the rear bumper on a Dodge Ram driven by a 35 year old New Kensington man.

Both drivers escaped injury in a rear-end collision Friday afternoon on the Sizerville Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County. According to Emporium based state police 19 year old Garret Nelson of Coudersport failed to stop his Nissan Altima in time and ran into the back of a Chevrolet Prism driven by Benjamin Post of Genesee.

A 22 year old Ulysses resident has been arrested on drug charges. State police allege when they responded to a complaint about possible drug use at 509 North .Main Street in Ulysses on the evening of April 18 with a search warrant they found 22 year old Luke Reisinger in possession of small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is now facing charges in district court

State police at Coudersport are investigating a case of bad checks which cost a Harrison Township man $11,000. Authorities
report a known suspect wrote the check to 84 year old Jay Heisey of Wesfield this past March owed for a prior arrangement and the check bounced due to insufficient funds.

Cyber criminals stole $1798.73 from a Coudersport man on April 18. The crooks remotely hacked a computer owned by Michael Tumas and conducted several on line transactions that day.

Kane-based state police investigated a tangible theft late last week on Church Street in Kane. Thieves removed a green plastic mailbox and post containing various amounts of mail belonging to Joshua Hallock of Mt. Jewett between 6:15 am last Wednesday and 4:50 pm Friday.

Troopers in two counties are probing license plate thefts. One was taken from the rear of a Dish Network vehicle from Rochester, NY sometime since April 5 while it was parked in McKean County. Loss is estimated to be $60. A plate bearing PA Registration KPE6634 was taken off a vehicle owned by Devon Pulido of Glenwood Street, PA while it was parked on Worral Road in Wilcox between March 7 and April 29. This is the third such theft we have reported on over the past couple of weeks.

The House Education Committee has approved a bipartisan package of legislation designed to equip students with the technical and career skills they will need to thrive as they enter the workforce. The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness. House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster, Dauphin) said the legislative package is designed to promote technical education options for students and fight the perception that those who wish to attend a trade school are not reaching their potential by eschewing a university education.


Louise A. Youngs, 79, of Ceres, N.Y., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, after a long illness.Born on March 12, 1939 in Norfolk, Virginia, she was a daughter of Chester L. and Louise B. Consolva Phelps.  On April 4, 1956 in South Carolina, she married Clyde K. Youngs, who passed away on May 8, 2015.Louise attended school in Great Bridge, Virginia.  She was employed at the Portville Liquor Store and babysat in her home for several area families.Louise was a volunteer at the Bolivar Central School in the reading program.  She was a former member of the Portville Kiwanis Club and a member of the Ceres Card Club.  In the 1960’s, Louise was a Cub Scout leader in Portville. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crafts.Surviving are four sons, Clyde K. (Laurie) Youngs, Jr. of Ceres, Willie (Michele) Youngs of Portville, Charles R. “Bobby” (Debbie) Youngs of Portville, and David W. (KiKi) Youngs of Allegany; eleven grandchildren, Brandon, Heather, Kyle, Cody, Nicholas, Allyson, Jordanne, Michael and Sarah Youngs and Amber and Jonathan Glover; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. Chester Lee (Margaret) Phelps and William Phelps, both of Richmond, Virginia; a sister, Beverly (James) Fraser of Woodbridge, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Louise was predeceased by her parents and husband.Friends may call from 10am to noon on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Ben Ramirez of the Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, officiating.  Burial will be in Bowler Memorial Cemetery, Little Genesee.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.Louise’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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