Monday December 3, 2018


Black Forest Express


” Contrasts”                                           Photo by Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high; Overnight low, 37; .95” of weekend precipitation







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 Port Allegany man accused of drug possession after confrontation with police….NY state fugitive nabbed in Tioga County by officers responding to an Amber Alert…..Father and son both face charges after a fight in Eldred over the weekend….Firefighters held flames to one room in Ridgway home…numerous crashes investigated over past week across the region—some weather related, others car/deer collisions…

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A 56 year old Port Allegany man has been arrested for drug possession after a confrontation with police at his home last week.. Troopers were called to the home at 19 Lanny Drive for a welfare check. When police arrived, the man whose name was not released was sanding on his front porch with a knife screaming that persons  were inside the house. Police were able to place him under arrest and found no one inside the house but did find drugs which they seized.

A man wanted in New York state was apprehended last Thursday night in Tioga County. Troopers at the Mansfield barracks responded to the Mansfield Walmart for an Amber alert and discovered  22 year old Guillermo Jose Tores Acevedo of Batavia. The missing juvenile was safely located. Acevdo was taken into custody to await extradition to Genesee County, New York.

Harassment charges are being filed against a father and son following an altercation in Eldred Township Saturday morning.  Troopers did not release the defendants’ names but said they were called to a home on Canfield Hollow Road just before 8:30 Saturday morning where a 49 year old Eldred resident and his 20 year  old son were arguing.

A fire of undetermined origin caused $25,000 in damage to a Ridgway home last Thursday morning. Fire fighters were able to contain the flames to an unpstais bedroom of the two-story house on Grant Road owned by John and Grace Hulings. The couple were home at the time and were alerted by a smoke alarm. Damage was said to be $25,000.There were no injuries

Slippery roads are blamed for a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday night in Homer Township, Potter County. State police report Mikayla Osborne was going north on Route 872 near Heth Road when her Ford Five Hundred hit a patch of ice, skidded across the road, hit and embankment and flipped over onto its roof. Osborne suffered minor injuries but did not require treatment at the hospital.

State police claim, a Port Allegany driver was speeding when his Chevrolet Tracker  rolled over last Thursday morning on icy Route 6 in Liberty Township. Jared Antrim was headed east near the Benson Hollow Road when his Chevrolet Tracker failed to make a left hand curve and crossed the road before going into a ditch where it rolled over. Antrim escaped injury.

A Coudersport family escaped injury in a car/deer collision Friday night in Ulysses Township. Police said Jonathon Anderson could not avoid hitting the whitetail which entered Route  6 in front of his westbound Jeep Liberty . Anderson was able to drive onto the side of the road after impact. He and his wife, Keri and a 16 year old boy were using seatbelts at the time.

Both drivers were unhurt when their vehicles collided with the same deer late Saturday night In Keating Township, McKean County. According to troopers at Kane, Mark Raslawsky of Cheektowaga, NY  was going west on Route 6 near the Little Bear Road when his GMC hit a deer and sent the body flying into the opposite lane where it was run over by a Toyota Corolla driven by Rashelle Bullers oif Smethport. Both drivers were using seatbelts as was a passenger in the Bullers car, William Bullers.

An elderly Emporium woman avoided injury Sunday morning when her car hit a deer in Shippen Township at around 8:30 Sunday morning.  Helen Wolfel, 91,, was traveling east on the CCC Highway when her Chevrolet Malibu encountered   the whitetail.

Minor injuries were reported for a passenger after a rear-end collision last Wednesday evening in Richmond Township, Tioga County.  According to Mansfield based state police, impact occurred when Robert Miller of Wellsboro stopped his Ford Escape for a stop sign at the intersection of Spencer Road and South Main Street in Mansfield. Brian Tice of Mansfield failed to notice Miller’s stopped Jeep Grand Cherokee and ran into the back of the Jeep. Both drivers were not hurt but Lisa Miller was treated at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for minor injuries.

Troopers at Mansfield claim 22 year oil Cody Tice of Mansfield failed to report a wreck occurring last Tuesday morning on Hemlock Hill Road in Sullivan Township.  A GMC Sierra driven by Tice went off the road while going north and hit some trees and shrubbery before stopping. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene..

DUI charges are being filed against 31 year old Christopher Tomb of Sabinsville after a crash last Tuesday evening on Route 49 in Deerfield Township. Authorities allege when they investigated the crash they determined Tomb had been driving his Chevrolet  Uplander under the influence of alcohol.

A 25 year old Weedville resident is also being charged with DUI. State police at Ridgway did not release the suspect’s name but claim when they investigated a one vehicle crash on the Bennetts Valley Highway at around 2:30 Saturday morning they determined the driver had been  driving his Toyota Tundra under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to  Penn Highlands Elk for a blood draw .

Drug possession charges are pending against an Emporium man who was stopped by state police Saturday afternoon at the intersection of West Fourth Street and N. Maple Street in that town . Authorities say the 26 year old man displayed signs of impairment when they pulled him over on a warrant. Police claim they found him in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was committed to eh McKean County jail on the warrant.

A 62 year old Kane man was arrested for DUI Friday night after being stopped at the intersection of  N. Fraley and Taylor Streets in that town for failing to use a turn signal and driving with an obstructed license plate. Cops allege they smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the Dodge Ram and on the suspect’s breath. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test and was taken to UPMC Kane for a blood draw.

State police from Ridgway confiscated quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and related paraphernalia from a 2010 Chevrolet Impala Saturday night when they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Kane Street in Jones Township. With the help of K-( officer Shaffer and K-9 Nando, they determined drug activity had taken place. Ronald Lucore, 31, of James City, PA was taken into custody and arraigned before District Judge Martin.

The theft of a child’s bicycle from a Ulysses area home earlier this fall was investigated by state police at Coudersport. The bike which was green, blue or yellow was stolen from behind a car port on Telescope Road  owned by Kathleen Becker September 27 or 28.

Elk County authorities are looking for vandals who damaged a street light along Route 3002 in Millstone Township last Sunday morning.T he 20 watt high pressure sodium street light was valued at $70 and belonged to a 28 year old West Mifflin resident.


Anita G. Geiser, 90, of Valencia, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa.    and Olean, N.Y., passed away with her loving daughter by her side on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, after a short illness.

Born on February 14, 1928 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Herbert and Vesta Hasper Every. In St. Cloud, Florida, she married Arthur “Jeb” Geiser, who passed away on August 28, 2007.

Anita attended Olean schools.  She was employed by the former Acme Electric in Allegany, N.Y. for many years.  She then was employed at Mercury Marine in Kissimmee, Florida, where she retired after many years of service.

Anita, along with her husband, enjoyed clogging and square dancing.  She volunteered in the gift shop at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia for 20 years.  She enjoyed crafts, word searches, and playing cards.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy A. (Ronald) Green of Valencia; a stepdaughter, Ginny (Jim) Jandrew of St. Cloud, Florida; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Anita was predeceased by a daughter, Bonita M. Caster; a son, William Press, Jr.; and two sisters, Donna Gaylor and Sandra Lippert.

Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Anita’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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Marcia A. Lamar, 65, of Shinglehouse, a former longtime resident of Bolivar, N.Y. and also a former resident of Eldred, passed away at home with her loving son by her side on Friday, November 30, 2018, after a brief illness.

Born on July 1, 1953 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Kenneth and Juanita  Prindle.  On April 10, 1973 in Port Allegany, she married Thomas W. Lamar, who passed away on March 23, 2016.

Marcia was a graduate of Port Allegany High School.  She was a 4-H volunteer in Smethport where she enjoyed club activities with her grandson, Johnny, who she dearly loved.

Surviving are two daughters, Leoma (Chris) Lowman of Eldred and Daisy Post of Bradford; a son, Danny (Marie) Lamar of Shinglehouse; eight grandchildren, John Post, Jr., Mikayla Post, Alex Post, Elizabeth Lowman, Kristopher Lowman, Casandra Lamar, Jonathan Lamar, and Ann Marie Lamar; a brother, Raymond (Nermie) Kelly of Smethport; six sisters, Dolly (Dean) Benson of Johnsonburg, Robin, Sis, June, Leona, and Tina; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marcia was predeceased by a son, Denny Lamar; two brothers, Kenny and John; and a sister, Dale.

In keeping with Marcia’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Marcia’s family has entrusted her care and cremation to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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