Tuesday November 13, 2018

Mother Nature did not obey the Stop sign!

Monday’s high, 42; Overnight low, 31; 2.5” of snow

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Obituary: Josephine Heck, Wesfield

Game Commission selling wildlife and bird calendars….Falls Creek woman arrested for harassing Elk County resident….Two accidents with injuries in Harrison Township occur during short span of time…..several more car/deer collisions reported throughout the area….

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission this fall is offering both a wild birds and a wildlife calendar to raise money for wildlife conservation among residents who normally don’t contribute to wildlife’s wellbeing in the Keystone State.
The Game Commission says every dollar raised for Pennsylvania wildlife conservation matters in an era when so many neotropical birds are in decline; when cave bats have lost up to 95 percent of their populations to white-nose syndrome; and when the state bird, the ruffed grouse, has been decimated by West Nile virus.

Each calendar is 10½ by 13 inches and printed on quality stock. Every month features an exceptional wild bird or mammal color photograph that will dress up any room, as well as timely tidbits on birds or wildlife to help you stay abreast of seasonal outdoor happenings.

To purchase Game Commission calendars, visit The Outdoor Shop, a Game Commission region office or a vendor who sells the calendars.

Ridgway based state police have arrested a Falls Creek woman for harassment threatening physical contact. Troopers claim 30 year old Shalyn Chesnoka hit the door at the home of 45 year old Wendy Celinski at 15 Hulett Street in BenezetteTownship on the afternoon of October 29 and threatened Celinski.

Details about a one-vehicle accident last Friday afternoon on Route 49 in Harrison Township were released late last night by state police at the Coudersport barracks. Marie Diebel of Coudersport was headed east when her Ford Explorer went off the road and into a ditch a few minutes after noon. She was taken to UPMC Cole for treatment of minor injuries.

A minutes later, Jared Fenstermacher of Bloomsburg, PA was hurt when his Chevrolet Colorado crossed Route 49 also in Harrison Township and hit an embankment. He was taken by Tri-Town ambulance to UPMC Cole with minor injuries.

Troopers at Emporium are looking for a hit and run vehicle which sideswiped another on Route 120 in Shippen Township Monday afternoon. The trailing unit of the westbound vehicle crossed the center line and struck the driver’s side mirror on an eastbound 2018 Hyundai driven by Scott Roy of Lafayette, LA. Roy was not hurt.

Deer continue to get hit by vehicles across the region. Steven Good was going north on Route 155 near Hobbs Lane in Liberty Township, McKean County early Sunday morning when a whitetail bounded onto the road in front of his Jeep Renegade. Good was unable to avoid the collision.

Three Rochester, NY men escaped injury in a car/deer encounter late Saturday night in Covington, Township, Tioga County. Adam Grudko was unable to avoid hitting the whitetail which jumped over the guardrail on Route 15 in front of his Volkswagen ATL. The driver and his passenger  Aleksandr Fesyuk were using seatbelts, while a second passenger,Mikhail Grudko was not.
A Weedville teen driver also escaped injury when his Pontiac Vibe hit a deer which was crossing the Million Dollar Highway Sunday night.

DUI charges are pending against a 28 year old Roulette driver. State police allege when they pulled over a 2002 VW Jetta in Port Allegany Sunday night, the determined the driver, whose name was not
released was driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Josephine HECK, 72, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, and Wantaugh, Long Island, NY, died Monday, November 5, 2018 in her home. Born August 11, 1946, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Salvatore and Katherine Guardino Terzo. On May 22, 1966, in Brooklyn, she married Stephen M. Heck, who survives.
She was employed as a beautician for many years. Mrs. Heck and her husband resided in Harrison Township for the last 35 years. Surviving besides her husband, Stephen, are: three children, Stephen M. (Brenda) Heck, Jr. of Genesee, John J. (Tammy) Heck of Westfield, and Lisa M. (William) Benway of Westfield; five grandchildren; a brother, Salvatore (Eileen) Terzo of Queens, NY; and a sister, Geraldine Bellafiore of Levittown, NY. She was predeceased by her parents.
Private services were held at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Fr. David Bechtel officiated.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.